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Old 07-18-2016, 11:03 AM   #211
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Answer #1: I don't think you'll know for sure until you take out the existing vent, unless someone responds who's actually done it. Don't think it really matters too much in the end. If it's there, use it; if not, go to the light.

Answer #3: when we took delivery of our 2503S, there were NO screws in the street side of that vertical wall that the Murphy bed is hinged to. Took it back and they put 4 screws into it. I then added another and put 2 more on the curb side. You should be able to see the screws by looking in from your outside storage compartments.

Answer #4: Probably not. Do a search and you'll see a lot of folks have this issue. Either due to traveling with a full tank or due to overfilling and ballooning the tank.

Answer #7: Most of us do not recommend attaching stuff to the bumper. It is typically not adequately attached to the frame to handle a bike rack. I've had a beefed up receiver added to both my Roo 19 and my Mini Lite. See pics and a PDF drawing of my Mini Lite version here in Post #12:

Installing a hitch on my roo.

I only put 2 bikes on it.

Answer #8: Mine do this too. Guess it's an issue because of the torsion axles. Not thrilled with it, so I try not to do it.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:17 PM   #212
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2015 2504s

We took delivery of our 2504S Jan 2015. We have had a number of issues with the latest being a kitchen sink water leak that made a heck of a mess. Still waiting for our dealer to respond to our repair request (on-going saga).

#1 Ceiling Fan: we have never had a need to have a powered fan, and we have camped in 100+ degree whether several times. The AC is all that has been needed. I seriously doubt that Forest River put extra wiring by the vent, so I would use the power to the front light as my source.
#2 Bathtub Squeak: it is a squeaker, but we spend as little time in it as possible unless we are hooked up to city water and sewer. I like your spray foam idea. I would just want to make sure that it doesn't impede other repairs.
#3 Loose Murphy Bed: we haven't had that issue, but your post makes me want to log it it as a future issue.
#4 Bowing Tanks: this seems to be a common thread and issue that we haven't experienced...yet! There have been numerous posts on this topic covering everything from bowing to the tank falling off while driving. Our rule: don't drive with a bunch of water or sewage in the tank. I think you're just asking for trouble when you have hundreds of extra pounds hanging there plus it makes the trailer a lot heavier to pull.
#5 Forest River installs crappy stereos and speakers. It is one issue that I plan on resolving this year. I have watched several videos on replacing RV sound systems. It seems like most manufacturers go bare-bones in this regard. I will post my solution.
#6 Furrion TV: another cheapo product with limited channels. We recently stayed at the KOA in Flagstaff AZ and had to borrow a digital box that they fortunately provided to give us access to their cable channels. You are doomed if the channel numbers are in the hundreds. We don't watch much TV when we are camping, but the last trip was for 17 days and it was during the NBA finals, so I had to see my Warriors games even if they lost.
#7 Bike Rack: not bike riders (we should be), so no help here. I did look at the bumper as a possible rack mount. I wouldn't do it...too puny.
#8 Backing Up the Trailer: the trailer is incredibly easy to back up. I have not noticed your issue, but then I try to avoid sharp turns. I have trailer backup assist on my Ford F150, and I never use it.

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Leveling Trailer: the best purchase I made was to get the
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:36 PM   #213
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GaryS:

I had a similar kitchen drain issue, although mine was in my slide, so maybe not the same as yours. It was easy to fix myself. See this thread:

Mini Lite 2503S kitchen drain broke
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:10 PM   #214
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In regards to #4, my framework was rebuilt as a warranty item. Water is not always available at a boondocking destination and to try and pass the issue off as a user issue is crap. That should be a recall, as it poses a major liability issue if the tank falls out. Camping World in Meridian, ID indicated they've rebuilt several with this issue. They noticed it was about to drop the tank and asked me not to take the unit from them until they could fix it. I can't understand people thinking that framework not built heavy enough to support a tank being used for its intended purpose is acceptable.

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Old 07-24-2016, 08:11 PM   #215
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Anyone with a 2504S tell me if you can access the washroom with the slide closed for travelling?
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:49 PM   #216
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Anyone with a 2504S tell me if you can access the washroom with the slide closed for travelling?
Yes, though it's not very convenient.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:20 PM   #217
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Does that mean you have to climb over the u-shaped dinette, or just (pardon the expression) suck it in and squeeze through?
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:24 AM   #218
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It's a narrow walk way, with no climbing required. It's just a minor squeeze.

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Old 07-25-2016, 08:01 AM   #219
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OK good to know. The 2504S recently topped my list of small lightweight travel trailers. This would have been a dealbreaker if there was no access. I think I might have really been interested in getting a 2304S if they still made them.

Love the fact that there is a large countertop extension as an option which if we go ahead with this one we would definitely get. Thanks to those who posted pics of it attached to the counter!

Sure wish Rockwood would have reversed the location of the bunks and the washroom in the 2504S. A small outside kitchen could then have been an option. From what I've seen, there is no layout like this one with an outside kitchen which is one thing we would have loved to have. FR doesn't make a unit with an outside kitchen in a smallish TT that meets our needs and wants unfortunately and we definitely want to stay with FR.

Must-Haves for us:

-access while travelling (slides closed) to the washroom and the fridge
-murphy bed with daytime couch
-counter space for food prep
-couch facing the TV


Questions:

YouTube videos I have watched have shown that there is an attachment on the outside wall under the awning for taking outside and mounting the included TV. Is that standard on the 2504S? I don't see it listed on the 2016 brochure under Standards and Options. Hoping it is at least an option!

The option of having night shades; do they block much light? I would have preferred the mini-blinds but they don't seem to be an option. Anyone able to post a pic of the night shades over a window?

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OK good to know. The 2504S recently topped my list of small lightweight travel trailers. This would have been a dealbreaker if there was no access. I think I might have really been interested in getting a 2304S if they still made them.

Love the fact that there is a large countertop extension as an option which if we go ahead with this one we would definitely get. Thanks to those who posted pics of it attached to the counter!
I had to re locate one of the brackets on the extension, they had installed them about 1/4" too far apart and it did not fit. Easy fix, but you would think it's easy enough to check.

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Sure wish Rockwood would have reversed the location of the bunks and the washroom in the 2504S. A small outside kitchen could then have been an option. From what I've seen, there is no layout like this one with an outside kitchen which is one thing we would have loved to have. FR doesn't make a unit with an outside kitchen in a smallish TT that meets our needs and wants unfortunately and we definitely want to stay with FR.

Must-Haves for us:

-access while travelling (slides closed) to the washroom and the fridge
-murphy bed with daytime couch
-counter space for food prep
-couch facing the TV


Questions:

YouTube videos I have watched have shown that there is an attachment on the outside wall under the awning for taking outside and mounting the included TV. Is that standard on the 2504S? I don't see it listed on the 2016 brochure under Standards and Options. Hoping it is at least an option!
No, it's not standard and must be ordered. Took our dealer 3 times before they got the right part! Not sure who was more at fault, the dealer or Rockwood but it should have been simple.

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