Originally Posted by Viper764
Hi RIRED56, Thanks for the info. The 2604 I order has the 15K AC, countertop ext, Elect togue jack, 4 power stabilizer jacks and slide top awning. I think I'm going to be heavier then your dry weight. The chairs do you tie them down before a trip? I was going the get the free standing table and chairs, but I did not because I thought it would be something else I would have to secure for a trip.
I will be going out to OH to pickup the 2604 sometime in March. I will try to let you know how thing go on the trip. I plan on staying out there for a night or two check the 2604 for problems. When you got you 2604 what issues did you have at first? Minor I hope.
Hi again Viper764, (BTW - that screen name sounds
like a call sign for a snake driver) Mine has the storm windows and heated tanks, but no power stabilizer jacks, otherwise my unit is identical. The chairs I referred to are the recliner/rockers from the rear of the unit. They need to be inverted and strapped on the sofa every time you want to move. They only weigh around 40-50 pounds each but it is an annoyance I think they could have eliminated through design. It won't be long until you see what I mean.
As for problems, the only issue we had was with the Concertone not playing or loading CDs or DVDs. I tried the radio during the PDI but I didn't have a DVD available. We spent a night across town at the state park to check things out as I suspect you will do. Anyway, we picked ours up on a Friday afternoon and did our PDI, I called RVW at 0800 on Saturday morning and they sent a tech to my campsite within about 30 minutes. The stereo unit was replaced and that's about it.
Other nuisance types of "problems" are faucets in the shower and outside that do not open/close in the direction you would expect. Basically, the hot water faucets turn clockwise instead of CCW to open. Also, You may want to get a flush kit installed (or at least buy one) to save some antifreeze, time and mess when you winterize when you get back home. Its nice to be able to draw directly from a jug as opposed to pouring several gallons into the water tank.
One last item I will mention is the location of the water filter. It is installed behind a removable partition in the forward left exterior storage area where it is not at all convenient to access. The filter itself is not installed when you pick it up, only the filter casing. You can use the water system w/o installing the actual filter, but keep in mind, the casing will need to be removed to properly drain water and prevent freezing as part of the winterizing process. Be sure to have a shallow pan and towels ready when you remove the casing or prepare to get wet!
OK - best of luck with your new unit. I'm getting cabin fever also and chomping at the bits waiting to get ours out for some use real soon. I was looking at some sites in Myrtle Beach this afternoon that we're going to try in early March.
PS - don't worry about the boys at RVW - they will treat you right!
Best of Luck!