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Old 02-21-2015, 08:46 AM   #31
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Think of all the stuff you need to store. Hoses, sewage, tables, under awning mats, chairs, electrical cords, chocks, levelers, fans, & you will find the list gets bigger, not smaller. We loved the larger bathroom with some of the murphy bed options but just could not give up the outside storage. You will be surprised at how much stuff you will end up with to store. We have even been back & looked at the murphy bed option even after our purchase (F/S 21 FBRS) to see if they came up with more outside storage-they did not. Just things to think about. That's why they make so many different models; we're all different. Any way good luck, enjoy & stick with forest river product, they seem to be the best.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:18 AM   #32
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Think of all the stuff you need to store. Hoses, sewage, tables, under awning mats, chairs, electrical cords, chocks, levelers, fans, & you will find the list gets bigger, not smaller. We loved the larger bathroom with some of the murphy bed options but just could not give up the outside storage. You will be surprised at how much stuff you will end up with to store...

On the flip side of that... We found, having upgraded to a 31-footer with tons of outdoor storage, that there is a lot of stuff you take along, and when fall clean out rolls around, you realize you didn't really need it. We have a bunch of empty space in our Apex's outside compartments. The outdoor storage on our 2306 was never a problem with us, it was having enough indoor storage for our family of four.


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Old 02-23-2015, 05:27 PM   #33
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Murphy beds feet

We got to see a couple of units with Murphy beds today. Not the one we want to get, but the only game in town at the moment. (These were 19' Flagstaffs, not the Rockwood we're pretty sure we want.) The problem? The feet on the bed did not sit square on the floor. The salesman said it was because they were pushed out a little by the folded-down couch. We could see that we'd have to put something under the foot so it won't wear a hole in the floor. Has anyone else had this problem, or shall we just think it was that particular unit?
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:50 PM   #34
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on our 2011 2304 S, one footboard foot sits on the carpet next to the slide. The other foot would sit on the lino next to the entry door, so the easy fix was to put an entry mat (carpet sample) which levels things up and protects the lino.

BTW, we're enjoying the extra room and the sofa when the bed is up. The bed weight to lift is no more than 10 lbs - probably more like 5 lbs. There is room to put the bed away with all the bedding, pillows etc. Changing sheets is a bit of a challenge, but by pulling the mattress part way off the bed makes it a lot easier. The cabin length of the 2304 is about 20' and overall length, including hitch is just under 24'
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:59 PM   #35
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We took off the metal feet and put felt feet on bottom and have had no tearing or holes in lino.


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Old 02-26-2015, 08:12 PM   #36
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We just ordered a 2015 2306 minilite. We opted to not get the MB for several reason but the storage space was the main one. With such a small trailer we needed all the storage we could get. We will not have any issues not being able to raise a bed. Losing the front storage space would have been a significant lose to us.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:21 AM   #37
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yes, the 2304 S would not be for everyone due to the lack of storage. In our case, with a full size pickup, we have to rely on the truck bed for things like zero-gravity lounge chairs, bikes etc. Other than that, with some planning, we seem to have enough space for all of the trailer necessities that have previously been discussed, although it has taken some organizing.
On the subject of storage, out of necessity, we've also discovered that inside the trailer, the foot of the sofa is made to lift off a support rail and there's a fair bit of storage underneath, similar to under your home bed.
































Due to storage constraints, this is a trailer that does take some planning in the packing phase...
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:00 AM   #38
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Murphy Bed Option

Here is what we did to our sofa

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Makes it so easy to get to and great extra storage. We also took off the side tables, did not use them and so much easier to make bed and get to wardrobes.


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Old 02-27-2015, 09:32 AM   #39
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Wow - Pam & Don, how did you do that? Seems like a really great mod!
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:38 AM   #40
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The only storage problem we anticipate (with the Mini Lite 2304KS we want) is ... our Maypole! We go with friends around May first every year - been doing this for close to 30 years now - and at about 12' it's too long to fit in the bed of the truck. We can get it into our PUP because the sides of the beds are not attached. We're trusting that we can take the screen off the bathroom window in the TT, and get it in and out that way. Everything else, including the festival tent and accessories we use when we hold a booth for our Scottish clan at Celtic events in AZ, we can get into the bed of the truck just fine -- with a little "idging" and "oodging," anyway. ;-)
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