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Old 08-10-2015, 03:36 PM   #21
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Dave,

I'm not sure where the gap is that you're referring to? From the outside of my trailer, with the slide in, There are no gaps, and all looks symmetrical. I'm thinking you are referring to somewhere else? Maybe post a picture?

Thanks for the quick replies. I have attached a couple of photos - not sure if you guys think its an issue or not? The first is of the back of the slide which shows no gap when closed. The second is the front of the slide and you can see via my handy-dandy measuring device (fingers) how much of a gap there is.

What do you guys think?

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Old 08-10-2015, 06:20 PM   #22
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Hello all. We picked up our 245 in July. We've had it out 3 times now and still working out bugs but nothing major. We do need to replace the faucet in the outside kitchen as it decided to start leaking on us last time out. Got the debris out of it (looked like white plastic trimmings from assembly in the "valve seat") but no luck with the leak. Think we'll just upgrade to a residential faucet as these blow out.
No real mods yet other than a ladder install for my oldest DD to get in the top bunk. These are nicely equipped as they are but we have several planned just to suit us.

Dave - I don't recall but will take a look at our slide tomorrow to see if there are differences in gap. Ours does make gear clicking noise when fully open and closed. Not sure if that is "normal".

Have any of you figured out how to configure the cushions to make a bed of the dining area? DW read somewhere that Forest River had a filler cushion but you had to ask for it?
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:54 PM   #23
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Yes the center back cushion and the two end cushions fill in to make the bed
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:55 PM   #24
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Thanks Seabee. We came to that conclusion as well but found the fit wasn't exactly right and not very comfortable. I suppose I was really hoping someone would say "yah, ours came with a spare cushion that made it amazing" .
Maybe just trimming a topper to size is the best option as we only use it in "bed-mode" as a day bed for the kids.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:26 PM   #25
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Thanks Seabee. We came to that conclusion as well but found the fit wasn't exactly right and not very comfortable. I suppose I was really hoping someone would say "yah, ours came with a spare cushion that made it amazing" .
Maybe just trimming a topper to size is the best option as we only use it in "bed-mode" as a day bed for the kids.

Hi Adam -

Make sure that when you use the dinette as a bed you be sure that the table top is securely where it is supposed to be. There is a known Surveyor 245 issue in that the supports for the table top don't extend far enough over. The result is if someone rolls over on the bed to the edge closest to the kitchen sink the table top will fall over and dump the person onto the floor.

Just thought I'd mention...

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Old 08-10-2015, 10:28 PM   #26
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Hello all. We picked up our 245 in July. We've had it out 3 times now and still working out bugs but nothing major. We do need to replace the faucet in the outside kitchen as it decided to start leaking on us last time out. Got the debris out of it (looked like white plastic trimmings from assembly in the "valve seat") but no luck with the leak. Think we'll just upgrade to a residential faucet as these blow out.
No real mods yet other than a ladder install for my oldest DD to get in the top bunk. These are nicely equipped as they are but we have several planned just to suit us.

Dave - I don't recall but will take a look at our slide tomorrow to see if there are differences in gap. Ours does make gear clicking noise when fully open and closed. Not sure if that is "normal".

Have any of you figured out how to configure the cushions to make a bed of the dining area? DW read somewhere that Forest River had a filler cushion but you had to ask for it?
Thanks again for your help...

The clicking sounds are the clutch plates slipping when the slide is traveling in and out. Perfectly normal.

I appreciate your checking your trailer. I had a Rockwood 2306 and upgraded to the Surveyor 245BHS and never having a slide before, I didn't know if the gap was acceptable.

Thanks!

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Old 08-10-2015, 10:45 PM   #27
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Welcome OTH Diver!

Hey, anyone want to share any mods they have done or thinking of doing?

I've done the following:
-mounted a tv in the bedroom
-installed PVC fence post for sewer hose
-put a 45d extension on the sewer pipe (those darn valves are tucked under too far!)
-made a new curtain for the bunks (prettier)
Tragusa3 -

The one mod I did on my last trailer that I found useful, and I will do it for this trailer as well, is install a digital voltage meter.

You can get them on eBay, and are only about 2" in diameter. I found the push button gauges weren't enough for a prolonged period of dry camping so installed this gauge with a momentary button switch so it wasn't turned on the whole time.

Pretty simple installation - wire to momentary push button switch to gauge - to wire.

That way I could get an exact readout on the battery level rather than the 25% increments with the existing gauge.

Not fancy, but one I found very useful.

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Thanks again for your help...


I appreciate your checking your trailer. I had a Rockwood 2306 and upgraded to the Surveyor 245BHS and never having a slide before, I didn't know if the gap was acceptable.

Thanks!

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Hey Dave.

It was a rainy day this morning so a good time to check out the seals. I found my slide to be flush as possible on all edges and appearing to make good contact with the seals from the outside.

Of course going inside, I see a small gap in the seals in two corners. I know many others on this forum are adjusting their own seas (slide in your case) but, I will be taking mine in to the dealer so as not to void the warranty.

Anyway, pictures attached in PDF...
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Question for you all, where did you install your TP holder?
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Hey Dave.

It was a rainy day this morning so a good time to check out the seals. I found my slide to be flush as possible on all edges and appearing to make good contact with the seals from the outside.

Of course going inside, I see a small gap in the seals in two corners. I know many others on this forum are adjusting their own seas (slide in your case) but, I will be taking mine in to the dealer so as not to void the warranty.

Anyway, pictures attached in PDF...
- Adam
Thanks very much Adam. Definitely much tighter than mine.

I appreciate your efforts - great pictures I can use to show my so-called dealer. Huge dealership who seems to have no concern for after-sale support or warranty work. Very, very frustrating. I actually got the comment from one of their service advisors that I "need to accept the fact that RVs aren't really that great." From a dealership.

Thank you again - really appreciate your help.

Dave
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