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Old 05-22-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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Thoughts and questions on 2509s

We had our first outing at a local full hookup KOA site Mother's day weekend with our new Mini Lite 2509S. We figured out everything, I think. Trouble with cable hookup at first, but figured it out. We tried the antenna, DVD, local radio, and Bluetooth music too. Everything works fine.

I think we did the sewer hookup right. Everything seemed to flush in the drain. We used the shower (nice and hot for enough time) and all 3 sinks. We used the A/C and heater as well. Lots of little styrofoam floating out of A/C vents. ??

We liked the Murphy bed, popout foot stools on sofa, u-shaped dinette. My boys (ages 15 and 11) like their own space in the bunk beds. I used the oven (lights very easy), the bottoms burn on the fries and cinnamon rolls a little so I saw the posts about using a pizza stone so I'll try that. I used the indoor stove, outdoor stove, and grill. We also used the awning and put the TV outside. We put up the extended counter. It's nice extra space but kind of a pain to get it out to put on. So I think we've used everything.

I think we have figured out where to store our things. The boys don't like using their sleeping bags on the bunks. Husband and I did too, but I think we'll get different bedding. I put on sheets. I don't like that bedspread on the Murphy bed. The mattress is okay for now. Oh we didn't try the heated mattress yet. The boys want little fans at their beds. Anyone make a mod for that? We put a little basket on command hooks and kiddo can watch a movie on the tablet. I am short so the outside kitchen is more comfortable with a stool.

I think husband is still tweaking the equalizer hitch but hopefully we are ready for a two hour drive this weekend to another campsite with full hookups.

Overall we are pleased so far. Made a list of little things we forgot, but looking forward to playing again.

Any tips from you all?
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Sounds like a successful first outing. We had our first outing also this past weekend with our new 2906ws with great success. The pictures you posted are not displaying.
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Sounds like a successful first outing. We had our first outing also this past weekend with our new 2906ws with great success. The pictures you posted are not displaying.
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I made an edit to my original post and tried again with the pictures?
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I made an edit to my original post and tried again with the pictures?
They look great. I had to chuckle about the step stool in order to use the outside kitchen. On ours we have a mount you hook a table to and then set your grill on it. Well if you look at the bracket (white arrow) for the table and imagine a grill on it then you would be flipping burgers at eye level lol.
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They look great. I had to chuckle about the step stool in order to use the outside kitchen. On ours we have a mount you hook a table to and then set your grill on it. Well if you look at the bracket (white arrow) for the table and imagine a grill on it then you would be flipping burgers at eye level lol.
Didn't your TT come with an RVQ grill that slides onto the mount?

I thought all Rockwoods came with the table and RVQ standard.

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Rockfordroo, I will have to check that out. I have not taken the grill out of the box. I just assumed it sat on top of the table LOL. I bought a Blackstone 22in griddle that we use.
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Didn't your TT come with an RVQ grill that slides onto the mount?

I thought all Rockwoods came with the table and RVQ standard.

rockford, Rockwoods have equipped with Sidekick grills since at least 2007, as far as I know.
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Kristie, in the kids bunk are is that like a milk crate secured to the wall? If so you might be able to find a small fan at Walmart and ziptie it to the crate.
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Fun to hear how you're using all the stuff - good move to try out so much on the first outing! Not sure if the spacing and configuration are the same with your Murphy bed, but there's a 2" gap between the rear sofa frame and the back wall that works perfectly for us to store our folded grilling table. I use that to clip on our laundry bag which works great. The other thing I store back there is a Coleman Pack-Away 4-in-1 folding table set that we've loved. Very flexible and easy to set up and take down. Fits perfectly in that slot.
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I think we did the sewer hookup right. Everything seemed to flush in the drain.
Hmm. Maybe you already know what I am going to say. If not, this will be helpful.

When you have a sewer hookup, you can connect the hose, but you should not open the drain valves until they are full or you are ready to leave. If you do, the solid waste in the black (toilet) tank will remain and the liquid will drain off, leaving you with a mass you can't get rid of.

Best practice is:
  • Leave both drains closed until one tank is full or you are ready to leave.
  • Drain black (toilet) tank.
  • Close black tank drain.
  • Drain gray (sinks and shower) tank--this flushes the drain hose clean.
  • Close gray tank drain.

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