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Old 06-22-2014, 11:24 PM   #41
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Just picked up my 2504s after a 12 hour drive to get it at Rvw. Currently spending night #2 in it on the way home. Very happy with it, since I hadn't actually stepped foot in one before ordering mine. Talked with several helpful folks on here and did a ton of research before ordering. Had a TT about 8 feet longer years ago and this feels just as spacious at half the weight. Has a ton of storage, can't fill all the space even with a family of 5. This floor plan is awesome!
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:35 PM   #42
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I won't be picking mine up until Friday but I started getting a little worried about the width of the bunks, at only 26" does anyone feel that is to tight? My kids are only 5 and 7 but as an adult I wouldn't sleep well in the bunks. As the kids get older I worry they may not want to camp in it because the bunks are tight. Any one else share the same concerns?
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:02 AM   #43
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My boys are 11 and 9. The bunks are plenty long but a bit narrow. They haven't complained about them at all. I climbed in one and it's not horrible and I'm 6'2.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:58 AM   #44
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I just used my 2504S for the second time over the weekend. I still cant complain about the experience. That is 9 nights camping and we have only had it in our possession for 19 days, including today... Next trip is planned for 3 nights during July 4 weekend. Cant wait!

Wife and I are planning on trying to use it every other weekend (I have every other fri off, trying to use those weekends as our "camping weekends", if possible). So we are trying to find that "right" campground that is close enough that we wont arrive too late on fri afternoon/evening, but yet we enjoy enough that we want to go there all the time. That will be a trial and error thing I suppose, every one gets a different "feel" for the campground, and everyone has different likes, so asking others to suggest "awesome" campgrounds is sort of not possible, lol. Just cuz I love a campground, doesnt mean you will, that kind of thing

Still planning to post some pics of ours. We did decide to set the dinette up into a bed to lounge there and watch a movie, and it was quite comfortable. I prefer the bed, but in the event we are traveling a long distance and just want to get a few hours of sleep, the dinette was plenty comfortable enough for that. I had read from others the same results with their dinette, and just wanted to pass along my experience as well

As far as the size of the bunks, I would not consider myself a big guy (5'10", 190) and I was laying in the bottom bunk on our first trip in order to fix the shades. There was a knot in one of the strings so we couldnt lower the shade all the way down. In order to get to it I had to lay on the wood with the mattress removed. I didnt personally have any issues with the amount of space as I layed and moved around. I would think using the mattress would make a difference in comfort though, lol.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:08 AM   #45
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A few pics of the trailer. In the first one you might be able to see the outside storage compartments under the Murphy bed (goes all the way through to the other side), under the dinette slide, and under the bottom bunk. Not sure how that compares to everybody elses compartments, but that is my configuration.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #46
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Here are a few pics of some modifications of the trailer. I used 8' long pvc fence post and caps. Cut the posts to fit under the trailer. Mounted them side by side under the rear of the trailer. I attatched the post top permanantly with some screws requiring a square head bit (with white finish, matches the pvc real well) on one end, and added latches to the other end. I had to cut a few notches on the fence post to allow the cap to fit on the end (because the screws that hold the latches stick out a bit). One of the posts is for my ladder, the other my sewer hose. The ladder post opens on the awning side of the camper and is screwed shut on the sewer side. And the sewer hose opens up (you guessed it) on the sewer side, and is secured on the awning side. I drilled a few holes in the caps to let the sewer hose breathe. I dont know the numbers off the top of my head, but it was probably like $50 and an hour of my time to install
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Your mods look great Dude. I plan on just storing my hose in the bumper, I have some clips to keep the bumper covers on. Friday is fast approaching we wont be camping in it for at least 3 weeks though. Probably will set it up at home so the kids can sleep in it one or 2 nights. I am a pretty large man 6' 1 about 270 lbs so I don't fit in the bunks well.

I wonder why my unit doesn't have the external storage door to the dinette. Its not the end of the world, but that storage would be much more accessible if there was a door from the outside. Missing the door for the closet storage doesn't bother me. Has anyone run their ac at home on a 20 amp circuit, does it hold it?

One marine to another what was your MOS? I was a 2141 for 6 years. I've been retired from the corp for over 15 now.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:08 PM   #48
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I was just running my ac at my home on a 15 amp circuit. It was running fine until I tried running a vacuum and it tripped the breaker. I'm going to run a separate 30 amp circuit just for the camper.

Mine has both exterior storage doors on the slide. Mine is a 2015 and just rolled out of the factory two weeks ago.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:37 AM   #49
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Your mods look great Dude. I plan on just storing my hose in the bumper, I have some clips to keep the bumper covers on. Friday is fast approaching we wont be camping in it for at least 3 weeks though. Probably will set it up at home so the kids can sleep in it one or 2 nights. I am a pretty large man 6' 1 about 270 lbs so I don't fit in the bunks well.

I wonder why my unit doesn't have the external storage door to the dinette. Its not the end of the world, but that storage would be much more accessible if there was a door from the outside. Missing the door for the closet storage doesn't bother me. Has anyone run their ac at home on a 20 amp circuit, does it hold it?

One marine to another what was your MOS? I was a 2141 for 6 years. I've been retired from the corp for over 15 now.

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure I've read on here that attempting to run your A/C from a standard outlet can damage your A/C compressor.

We have a 2306 that has the same bunk setup as yours. My 10yo son is 5'-1" and 125lbs and still fits, but he has started mentioning its hard for him to turn without getting into the shades. I'm 5'-10" and 250lbs... My family likes to play "cheer daddy on as he tries to get in and out of the bottom bunk." Lol. If you're not claustrophobic and can sleep "head in," no worries... But if you're like me and can't do tight spaces, the bunks are a little tough adults/older kids. But... It gives you a reason to trade up in a few years
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:57 AM   #50
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Figured I would write a follow up post. The wife and I picked up the 2504S and spent about 9 days camping with it before bringing it home. We are very pleased with our purchase. The only issue we have is the dinette table. The pics make it easier to understand, but the first pic is the table that we have in our unit (note, these are not pics of our actual unit, just pics for demonstration). The second pic is the table that we wanted, and didnt realize we had a choice when we ordered the unit. ...
Why not just take the legs off and turn them 90 on the top? Problem solved.
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