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Old 03-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #41
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matt, love the pics, again, that adorable daughter makes me smile! love seeing the spanish moss on the trees!! did you have to stop on the side of the road and take a picture of the truck and camper?? LOL!
i was talking about the tires on the tow vehicle, but our wheels are 18" and 3.55 gears- and 13 inch on the trailer- and we have a ford, not a dodge- i dont think we are going to have any problems towing.
good to know about the shower head leaking, will have to be on the lookout for that-and a very good idea to get on of those shower rods, we have one in our home, didnt think of that in the camper. thanks for posting the pictures!! makes us so jealous! LOL
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #42
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matt, love the pics, again, that adorable daughter makes me smile! love seeing the spanish moss on the trees!! did you have to stop on the side of the road and take a picture of the truck and camper?? LOL!
i was talking about the tires on the tow vehicle, but our wheels are 18" and 3.55 gears- and 13 inch on the trailer- and we have a ford, not a dodge- i dont think we are going to have any problems towing.
good to know about the shower head leaking, will have to be on the lookout for that-and a very good idea to get on of those shower rods, we have one in our home, didnt think of that in the camper. thanks for posting the pictures!! makes us so jealous! LOL
Thanks Ami,
Yes I had to take a picture of the truck and camper on the side of the road - was trying to get the background of the park in there as well so I can say I was there

stock tires or larger then stock tires on 18" rims and 3.55 gears -

If they are the stock sized tires - you should be ok - might suffer in gas mileage due to the gears but cant be no worse then mine

If the tires are larger then stock as in 35" tires - it will suck that gas down pretty fast and probably lug or shift in and out of gears alot
- keep in mind I do not know fords vey well and am only guessing on that so once you get the camper and take it out and get the feel for how the tow vehicle is going to be - let me know what it is doing and I will give you some options to help you along

at 55 I average about 10 mpg with my setup. Keep in mind I also do not go up hills either which will make a big diffrence.

Since I changed to 35 inch all terrain tires my gas mileage overall isnt really that great - no camper I average 12 to 14 highway at around 70 or 75 mph and 11 to 12 city

with the camper I average around 9ish city and 10 highway - and it really depends on how fast I go - with camper is not more then say 60 but try to keep it at around 55
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #43
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i dont know if my husband is going to be able to handle driving 55 mph...lol, i think when the gas starts going down, he will learn to get used to it. hahahha!! thanks again!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:02 PM   #44
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I just got back from my First "real" trip with my TT
I have a few things to work out but overall was a very pleasant experiance


I am going to put a diffrent shower head and shower curtain rod also - the head leaks even when the button to stop water is pushed and while taking a shower the curtain grabs you so gonna put one of the half rounded rods on to push the curtain away from you when in the shower.
That's good to know! I'll purchase two shower heads for the camper one for the outside shower and the inside... my outside shower head also leaks (and the outside faucet does not turn off the water completely). Guess I could get a new one through the FR factory warranty, but would end up replacing it again if the quality of the fixture is the same.
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That's good to know! I'll purchase two shower heads for the camper one for the outside shower and the inside... my outside shower head also leaks (and the outside faucet does not turn off the water completely). Guess I could get a new one through the FR factory warranty, but would end up replacing it again if the quality of the fixture is the same.
Nice truck and TT..what model is that?
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If any of you 2306 owners would check this out and let me know if yours does this as well or some dufus miswired it - when I am connected to shore power and the turn the light on the top bunk the fan in the power center turns on and off when you flick the light on and off - it doesnt do it on battery power.
Matt, did this happen only when you turned on this particular switch? I find that the fan will come one depending upon how many things are on in my unit - i.e., how much total electrical draw (load) is running thru the converter at any given time. The fan will start with so many lights on, and then cycle faster as I turn on more. It is not just dependent upon what particular light is turned on.

BTW - looks like you are providing your cute little girl with a great experience!

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Old 03-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #47
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That's good to know! I'll purchase two shower heads for the camper one for the outside shower and the inside... my outside shower head also leaks (and the outside faucet does not turn off the water completely). Guess I could get a new one through the FR factory warranty, but would end up replacing it again if the quality of the fixture is the same.
Hey Darren
I see you got your TT - looks nice - I forgot the flagstaff micro lite looked like the Mini Lite 2306

check this out - when you hook your trailer to shore power turn on the top bunk light and see if the fan in the power center turns on - mine does it only hooked to the 30amps - not on battery power - let me know if your's does it

I have other things I am gonna change - like adding one of those half circled shower curtain rods to keep the shower curtin off of you when showering - I hate it when the shower curtain sticks to you since there really isny alot of room to move

I am also thinking of possibly moving the medicine cabinet to behind the toilet if possible - it makes it very hard to use the sink without hitting your head

So far I love my trailer but want to change a few small things around
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Matt, did this happen only when you turned on this particular switch? I find that the fan will come one depending upon how many things are on in my unit - i.e., how much total electrical draw (load) is running thru the converter at any given time. The fan will start with so many lights on, and then cycle faster as I turn on more. It is not just dependent upon what particular light is turned on.

BTW - looks like you are providing your cute little girl with a great experience!

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Hey Charlie
thanks - you should check out my first trip thread to Kissimmee Praire Preserve state park Kissimmee Praire Preserve - Okachobee FL
- I did have the A/C running and one other light but it seemed like only that light turned the fan on and off

I will have to check that out and turn off everything and see if that makes a diffrence - I was thinking they wired something wrong - in which case I hope not and you now have given me something to look at and verify
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Nice truck and TT..what model is that?
TT is 2011 Flagstaff ML 23 LB
TV is 2004 Nissan Titan w/ Off Road and Tow package (truck is stock with upgraded LT tires)


Handled the camper great! Wind gusts hit 50 mph on this trip --- that pinned the ears pack on the rig a bit.

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check this out - when you hook your trailer to shore power turn on the top bunk light and see if the fan in the power center turns on - mine does it only hooked to the 30amps - not on battery power - let me know if your's does it


I am also thinking of possibly moving the medicine cabinet to behind the toilet if possible - it makes it very hard to use the sink without hitting your head

So far I love my trailer but want to change a few small things around
Matt


Will do.... I'll pull the camper out in a couple of weeks and see if this occurs.

Also noticed the awkward location of the sink/medicine cabinet. It was fine for our 11 year old though../

Another 'fix' I need to figure out is the silverware drawer... rolling down the road, it'll slide out. To remedy this - I used a piece of string to tie the drawer to the faucet.... there's got to be a better solution. I tried adjusting the 'drawer slides' and it does not work to hold the draw in place.

BTW -- We have not used the shower yet. That modified shower curtain rod might be the TiCKET.

We are very pleased with this camper! It'll suit our needs nicely.
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