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Old 07-28-2015, 01:31 PM   #691
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Negative for us was the storage space in the 25rr is less useful than the space in the 19rr. Seems backwards. No tv in the br either. I miss the 19rr sometimes.


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Old 07-28-2015, 05:36 PM   #692
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The 26RR has a whole area on the right side below the window basically waste space so following another forum member I built a box to fit right along the wheel arch and use it for a broom, a toaster, coffee machine, ceramic heater, fan, electric jug, and some small items. Adds an enormous amount of space and a low bench top or seat if needed. Plus I modified some wood bits over electrics in several cupboards to give an extra few more useable space. Also have a set of plastic drawers under the seats and removed the stitching on the corners of the vinyl shrouds to make underneath more accessible. I was thinking of removing the faux brick wall but so far have not. I also added a drop down shelf n the end of the kitchen that can also hold the sink cover if desired as extra bench area. I now have space to spare. 😃
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:59 PM   #693
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I wonder if fr, as part of their development, takes new floor plans out for a week long trip and uses each model. Then questions like where everything fits in would be answered. Like where do towels get stored? I have to wrestle them under the sink. Or where do I put my pants etc. the 19rr had a really nice storage place for both. Or is it practical to need to hold the cabinet door up with one hand while trying to fish something out of the back with the other while holding back items in the front with your face.


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Old 07-29-2015, 01:31 PM   #694
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Toby, I think the answer is 'No!' Maybe we could round up a team of volunteers for different models as a service to the industry. ��
I think everyone who buys a trailer like ours should have an extra $1-3000 for mods to make the trailer really useful. I have spent (mumble mumble) dollars modifying mine and I think I have only wasted a small amount of money on things that didn't work out. But mostly I have used my growing skills to make small changes that make the trailer more useful - shelving in the entertainment unit to turn it into a pantry; straightening up some boards in cupboards that are protecting wiring to make the cupboard space squarer and larger; a system to hold the bed up when accessing the space underneath; struts for all the overhead cupboards; changing the heater outlet beneath the sink; putting stronger hinges on the seat/beds; moving the hanging rails in the wardrobes; putting wire shelves to use space better in cupboards; etc. so my $21k trailer really cost me closer to $25K. I could have used it as it was but this has made it much better. And we don't regret any of it.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:42 PM   #695
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Hey 19RRer's... its been a while since I started this thread and I have not been on it lately, but I have a needed repair so I thought I would check if anyone else had this problem and came up with a "better than factory" solution!

I think my water pump is giving out. We got our 19RR in May of 2011, so it is just over 4 years old, but we have never "dry camped" where the water pump for the fresh water tank got a lot of use. However we have turned the pump on during showers when the campground's water service did not have much pressure.

I noticed when cleaning the camper up after the last trip and I was not connected to water, typically when wiping down the kitchen and bathroom, I will turn on the pump and I keep a bit of water in the freshwater tank. Well nothing much (very little came out).

Today I filled the freshwater tank because I was not sure if the tank was just empty or if the pump was having problems and same thing. So I hooked it up to the water from my house and made sure I had no air in the lines. Then I turned on the pump with the city water from my house and it ran a bit and then shut off like normal when the pressure switch trips when all the faucets are turned off. Opened a faucet, pump came on, shut faucet, pump turned off.

Went out side and disconnected City Water and went back in and had a bit more pressure when turning on the pump, but when I turned off the faucet, the pump used to run for 5 or 10 seconds and trip the pressure switch, but now the pump just runs and runs with all faucets turned off.

Sound like a bad pump?
Should I replace it with a better brand? (current pump is a SHURflo 2088-422-144 rated at 2.8 GPM (10.6 liters per minute) at 45 psi and 7 amps max.)

I was thinking about putting a larger pump in, but that might just use up my freshwater tank sooner (we are going to dry camp for the first time this fall .... tailgate at a football game).

Stay with the same size pump?
Buy a better brand than SHURflo?

Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:29 PM   #696
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SOLVED... False Alarm, Pump is fine. Took the pump out.. man... getting the back two screws holding the pump to the floor that you can't see and the pump is buried in the back corner of the bathroom vanity were not easy to get out.

Once I got the pump out and in my garage, I was putting some tubing on the intake of the pump to put in a bucket of water and on the intake there is a screen/bowl filter to catch the rocks & lizards. Well I bumped it and it felt loose. Sure enough, that clear filter bowl worked it's way loose (how, I don't know, it is buried in the bathroom vanity) and with it loose, it was sucking air and not priming fully and could not pump to enough pressure to shut off the pressure switch.

Tightened the bowl, went back out to the camper and turned the AC on for the re-installation. Took the shop vac to vacuum up tons of saw dust down by this pump because they never vacuum anything when making these campers and I put the pump back in with just 2 of the 4 screws... the 2 you can see and get to... where is it going anyway?

Saved myself buying a $50 to $100 water pump thinking the pump was bad. Hopefully if someone else's filter bowl on the intake gets loose they can just tighten it back up without going through all I just went through.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:21 PM   #697
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Thanks for starting a great thread!!
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:55 PM   #698
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Built an Entertainment center....

I had removed and relocated the small cabinet that sat between the entrance door and the tail gate. It is now an end table to the couch.



I'm going to order a door for the top section from Forest River

In its place a i built an entertainment center:



Made out of simple birch plywood and poplar trim, stained Cherry to match other woodwork.

TV, XM Radio, Factory stereo system, cigarette lighter socket, USB charge socket, volt meter and a small cubby to place cell phones while charging and to store remotes.

The cloth valance was over the window above the sink, but it took up a lot of room and wouldn't allow a "Plate-Poper" to be located under the cabinet.



The red illuminated switch between the XM radio and the stereo is to turn on the antenna amplifier.

Hope you like it!
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Got my solar install about 80% finished. Admin won't allow listing of my web site where I have a complete write up. Sorry!





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Old 09-08-2015, 06:04 PM   #700
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Very nice work Rbertalotto! Lots of nice electronics added...
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