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Old 09-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #11
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I've had mine for a over a year and still don't know where those two things are.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:41 PM   #12
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We got our 2013 Sport 220 this season and have had it out a number of times. The dinette bed is what's known as a 2 day bed - okay for 2 days, but I wouldn't want to sleep on it any longer than that. It's also a little funny since the cushions don't completely cover the table when it is down.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:57 PM   #13
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One thing I would suggest during the walk-through is to have them show you exactly how to access the hot water tank bypass system and the hose for the winterizing system, which are in two different places. One in the bathroom and the other under the dinette. We were used to having both in the same place. The manual override for the slideout is also hard to find, so get them to show you that, too. It requires taking off a panel at the front of the dinette.
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Just wondering if your water pump is under the dinette along with the winterizing hose or is the pump tucked in there next to the water heater like ours...I cannot find a winterizing hose on ours...so i purchased a snap-in fitting with a hose for the water pump so i can draw in the RV antifreeze with the pump...
I've heard say that they built these 220's with the water pump in two different places depending on what time of the year they were built...
I like mine being in near the water heater because all you have to do is open the drawer under the wardrobe to access the pump...and it's quieter back there in the bathroom...
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:11 PM   #14
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My water pump is under the couch (behind the shower wall). I am pretty sure my winterizing hose is under the bathroom closet next to the hot water heater.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:04 AM   #15
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Morning mjones:
Just wondering if your water pump is under the dinette along with the winterizing hose or is the pump tucked in there next to the water heater like ours...I cannot find a winterizing hose on ours...so i purchased a snap-in fitting with a hose for the water pump so i can draw in the RV antifreeze with the pump...
I've heard say that they built these 220's with the water pump in two different places depending on what time of the year they were built...
I like mine being in near the water heater because all you have to do is open the drawer under the wardrobe to access the pump...and it's quieter back there in the bathroom...
Thanks
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Steve: My water pump and the winterizing hose are located under the couch. I haven't opened it up yet but did get a demo during the walk-through. I would prefer it to be back in the bathroom, as well.

Tim: I'm not positive of this, but I think the hose is always going to be near the pump. I could be wrong and hope someone will correct me if so.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:28 AM   #16
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Thank you for the replies everyone, much appreciated! We got it, took it out this past weekend and had a great time. My brother brought his Rockwood Rood and helped us go through the setup when we got there and shutdown when we left. I was good to have someone along who knew what to do.

One question. Can you shut down battery power by any other means than disconnecting the battery? My brother's unit has a plunger you push in and pull out to cut battery power. The Surveyor SP220 doesn't seem to have anything to cut battery power. I see that the Jensen stereo clock keeps running and I'm thinking this going to run the battery down. Is there a switch, and if so where is it? Or what do you guys do? Thanks!
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Thank you for the replies everyone, much appreciated! We got it, took it out this past weekend and had a great time. My brother brought his Rockwood Rood and helped us go through the setup when we got there and shutdown when we left. I was good to have someone along who knew what to do.

One question. Can you shut down battery power by any other means than disconnecting the battery? My brother's unit has a plunger you push in and pull out to cut battery power. The Surveyor SP220 doesn't seem to have anything to cut battery power. I see that the Jensen stereo clock keeps running and I'm thinking this going to run the battery down. Is there a switch, and if so where is it? Or what do you guys do? Thanks!
I added the battery cutoff switch, which is much easier than having to unhook a battery cable every time. Those are the only two solutions I know of on the 220. On a separate issue, you may want to check the plastic battery box after it rains. Mine nearly filled up with water, and I had to drill holes in the bottom to correct it. I thought the cover would prevent most water from getting in, but I was wrong.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:24 PM   #18
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X2 on not having a switch. It will run the battery down. You have other loads than the stereo (propane detectors, etc.). We store ours in public storage so we remove the battery and lock it up anyway. If you do a search I am sure you can find a mod someone has done. Adding a switch is easy.

X2 on the battery case filling with water. I didn't even catch it until Mjones told me about it. Save yourself some headache and drill a few holes in the bottom!
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done & done! Battery kill switch installed and drilled holes. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:42 PM   #20
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We have the SP240 which I think has the same dinette. We purchased a queen size foam topper for that bed and cut it down to fit. We put it down and it worked great. My Brother n law at 250 lbs and his wife sleep on it for three nights and said it worked great. Grand kids use it and they have never complained. The topper goes in an old compression sleeping bag bag and stores on the bathroom above the outside kitchen. We keep it and a set of sheets for the bed in a zip lock bag so they are fresh and ready when we need them. We tried the bed one night and it wasn't bad at all. Good luck.
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