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Old 03-20-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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first night "yard" camping in out 2306

We picked up our 2012 2306 on Thursday night. My 5 year old and I stayed in it last night, she is so excited for camping this year. We woke up cold (20-24 degrees outside), we ran a electric heater instead of the furnace maintained 50-55 inside. I want to get a carbon monoxide detector before sleeping with the furnace on all night.
The front board on the folding legs on the murphy bed started coming off when I pulled the bed down. Once it warms up I guess i will have to get some wood glue and clamps to get that fixed. Otherwise everything else seemed great!
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:28 PM   #2
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Your unit should already have a co detector!


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Old 03-20-2016, 12:30 PM   #3
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Congrats and sounds like even though cold you both enjoyed it. Definitely get a CO detector and pull out the furnace and check around it. One used TT I had bought had a mouse nest in that area and I shudder to think if it had caught fire!
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That reminds me of 19 years ago when we purchased our first camper. My wife, myself and daughter driveway camped at the house. Good times. Good times.
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Congrats on your camper! My kids camped in ours in the driveway when it was new too.

On a side note, a 2012 unit might have been manufactured in 2011 making the Carbon Monoxide Detector hit around 5 years old. The sensor has a 5 year life so it might be prudent to replace it anyway, (if it has one). I believe there should be an expiration date on the unit so of course check that first.
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:08 PM   #6
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There is a gas detector under the fridge and by the electric panel. Do you think it might be a dual gas and co ? otherwise the only other one I see is a smoke detector on the ceiling.
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:11 PM   #7
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Same here, since the topic is about 2306...

Our 1st camp out last night, just a shake down run. Went to the closest RV Park and stayed overnight. Right now I am using my Galaxy Note 5 as hotspot and my little one streaming Netflix with a Roku. We ran a small snag with the water heater that only worked with Propane. Was the switch at the heater unit that was turned off. Is easy to overlook, hides underneath the relays. Not hard to find, just easy to overlook. Using shore power, the heater works excellent.

Anyway....

The temps dipped at about low 30s and what kept us warmed was a small 1500 W electric space heater. Some of my 1st mods was changing the Thermostat for a digital one. The door lock changed with a remote controlled / key pad, pricey but we love it, I think is worth it. Got me a set of X Chocks, easy to set up and works great.

Sorry for the pics, the site that I use for hosting has a mind on its own...

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Quick Disconnects
Fresh Water Inlet (Pressure Regulator is at the source connection).

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Water Intake closer look.


Black Water Flush


If you notice the water intake has a quick disconnect. That allows me to hook and unhook the hose without screwing. Since the threads are plastic, the chances of stripping or wear is minimized. The hose has a valve, I can shut the water off from the hose right at the tip and connect at the black water flush without screwing/unscrewing and shutting the water off at the source. Use the same idea when I wash my car. The fittings can be found at Walmart for about 6 bucks.
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I like the quick connect idea! Will add it to my list of things to buy. We are still getting below freezing at night so it will remain winterized until mid April when we go on our first camping weekend. We had a fun night of playing hungry hungry hippo and UNO!
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It is "Recommend" to "NOT' use the FW Hose on the "Sewer Flush"! Youroo!! US flag on the 2nd line again?
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There is a gas detector under the fridge and by the electric panel. Do you think it might be a dual gas and co ? otherwise the only other one I see is a smoke detector on the ceiling.

Yes it's dual use.
It also triples as a low battery alarm.



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