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Old 11-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Got our 2306 THRILLED!!

We got our 2306 on the 6th ! Gotta tell you…we are thrilled! Our murphy bed is great (except one of the latches is a little cockeyed but we will fix that). Our special 8 inch mattress fits nicely on the murphy bed as well. The problem I thought I was going to have with the TV being a bit further (vision problems) turned out to be not so bad at all! We have 4 speakers inside that make the TV and our British Mysteries DVD really fantastic. The flooring is nifty, slip resistant, pretty warm on our last cold morning out and attractive. The higher toilet is so nice on old(er) knees and it is a wider "seat" than any other rv we have seen. (but it does make a rather loud squeaking noise when you sit LOL). The new LED lighting is really really nice and I love the DUCT 13.5 air conditioner. The larger fridge with separate freezer is really handy and the fridge HAS A LIGHT INSIDE when you open the door !!! YEAH!!! I love the pretty spacious bathroom too! Lots of space to put our stuff, a small but useful shelf across the side of the bathroom and a pretty good size tub/shower with a skylight. We have the Create a Breeze vent in the bathroom and darn.. it really works and creates a nice little breeze. Aside from the latch that is off a bit the only other problem we had is a scratch on our dinette table. We are working with the warranty people on that (it's a scratch about 20 inches long. But, we are so happy with everything else we aren't concerned. Oh and if you get this and you get the "shades" for day and night… and if someone else doesn't tell you, do not try and unscrew the screws that are attached to the cords for the shades. They remain. You just have to PULL the shades down and that is it. We had not seen anything like that in an rv so were a bit perplexed at first. We of course did not have a regular walkthrough as it was delivered to us from Ohio. But all is terrific and we are thrilled with our new little 2306 ! Oh and I know some folks are not thrilled with the new door system but we love it. I can get through the door in or out with an armload of stuff (or when I use my crutches etc) and the door opens kinda on it's on. It doesn't open all the way but we don't need it to. It does open more than half way which is great for us. At least on our door it is pretty easy to close to, not stiff or difficult at all. Oh and the heater worked great too. Obviously we are smitten with our new arrival and photos to come ! Off in the 2306 again on Monday ! Forgot to ask.. has anyone decided to bypass the two latches on the Murphy Bed to use a strap to make it easier? If so what did you do and how is it working for you? thanks
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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Gobblertales, first of all I like your choice of member photo. The face on your dog is priceless- - . Next, your comments on the 2306 makes me more excited about delivery of our 2306 which is due around 1st of December. I want to ask how your Fourrunner did towing so far? What size engine does it have? How was the experience on any hills so far? Im still a bit concerned as to how my 2001 Tundra will behave. It has the 4.8l but at 245hp its weaker than your 270hp 6cyl if that is your engine size. Raspivey has a 2008 Trailblazer and has told me I shouldnt have issues except maybe for hills, but I figured your input would be valuable also. I suppose Im just being a nervous nellie - -
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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HI! Well this is our 3rd 4runner. We think (hope we are remembering right) our first 4 runner in 2005 had a 6 cyl. and think it was 245 hp. We pulled a hybrid trailer and for the life of us cannot remember the weight on it. We had no problems in towing though honestly did not go into the likes of the Blueridge Mountains or such. We towed around Texas, Oklahoma (mostly Southern States). So far for us (our towing limit is 5,000 lbs) we have not had a problem. But we have only had our 2306 for a week. With the 5000 lb. tow we try and stay well under. We had a lighter weight KZ that was not a problem either. But again we haven't gone into really big "hills" or mountains. There is a place called tundratalk.com perhaps they can give you some other hints ?? In fact the sight for towing under this tundra talk is
Tundra Towing & Hauling - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum I searched and that is the best I could come up with for ya. Anyway, my husband agrees with Raspivey. What is your tow limit in your manuals? I could not find that. As far as our 2306 we do have a sway bar (from our old rev's) but everyone we have talked to said they did not even know the 2306 was behind them, they would laugh and say they had to keep checking to make sure it was still hitched up. Let us know if we can help with another info though. Wish I could have helped more.!!
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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We previously pulled our Flagstaff 23lb with our v6 gmc envoy. Towing capacity was 5000 lbs but on hills it struggled so we upgraded to the v8 5.3 liter model. So far it pulls great. Towing capacity is 6100 lbs.

Flagstaff 23lb is the same as your 2307.
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Congrats on the new home... Hope you love it as much as we do.

We have not even thought about a different system to keep the bed upright. If you do make a mod, please share it with us all. We're considering disengaging the locking system (when it's down) and eliminate the pull cord... Need to think it through, however... Just don't see the need for it.

I was one who started out not liking the door... Just not used to it. My little ones had some issues with it in the beginning... But now I love the feature. Double check the seal around the door window for leaks... Mine is in the shop being fixed under warranty. Water came in through the outside of the window and out the bottom on the inside.

Also... We removed the wood "protective" panels under the bathroom sink and inside the storage compartment under the bunks. Adds quite a bit of room. Under the bunks, We added a couple braces a little farther back to keep things from hitting the water pump and pipes. It added enough room to put an RV mat and all our camp chairs in there. The panel inside the little compartment under the pantry needs to stay, however. Too many pipes and such to remove it.

I tow with a 2012 Nissan Armada. It has a 5.6L with a 6500lb tow capacity. Added the equal-I-zer 4-pt... We pack fairly light... But I really do forget that it's back there. Coal trucks give me a little wiggle on the interstate... But nothing that makes me even a little nervous. It's a great compromise between having a family do all vehicle and TV.
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Stovocor, saw your post about towing your 2306 with your Tundra. We tow our 2304(a bit heavier than your 2306 I think) with a 2010 Tacoma with the tow package(6500 lb. tow cap.) and Equal-izer WD hitch. Am completely satisfied with how the Tacoma handles it. Oh yea, the Tacoma has a 4.0 V-6, not sure of the HP. You know it's back there on the hills, but I sort of expected that.
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Hi. Great ideas. My husband wants to know how you did the compartment under the bunks. If we looked at removing the barrier we arent sure how to move more because the tubes coming from the water filter is right behind the barrier. Did you move the hoses? Thanks
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Hi. Great ideas. My husband wants to know how you did the compartment under the bunks. If we looked at removing the barrier we arent sure how to move more because the tubes coming from the water filter is right behind the barrier. Did you move the hoses? Thanks
We just pulled the panel and put in spring loaded fridge bars. They protect the water lines decent enough. We have to adjust them every so often... but as long as you don't put things back there that will shift too much (a bunch of small things), you should be good.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:41 AM   #9
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Thank you very much. We'll take a look at that. Sounds like an answer for additional space. Appreciate it
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:00 PM   #10
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Thanks Bandit, Gobblertales, DisDad for the feedback on your towing experience. I suppose it really doesnt matter at this point as I am picking up our new 2306 next tuesday and the Tundra WILL be the tv. I am really looking forward to getting this tt. No more pop-up rain camping headaches.
That Dog, Roxie absolutely crackes me up - what a face!
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