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Old 10-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #11
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My wife and I just returned from camping in Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest (our first camping trip) with our new toyhauler and did not experience any issues during this first trip. That does not mean I have had no issues, we did replace the carbon monoxide detector prior to this trip due to it going bad and I had to replace the GFCI breaker. For some reason when I turned on the 32" flat screen which is plugged into the GFCI circuit in the garage the breaker would trip. Since I replaced the GFCI outlet I have had no issues with the TV. My next improvement will be to get under the unit and seal every nook and cranny to prevent bugs from finding there way into the unit around plumbing and electrical penetrations even though there is foam around the penetrations they are not bug proof. I am happy to report the 13.5 BTU A/C unit provide plenty of cooling comfort as the temperture approached 90 degrees on some days. The real test will be next summer when go to the Florida Keys.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:25 AM   #12
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I have a 2014 18EC, and it does indeed have a double bowl sink. And the window is probably twice the size than on the 2013 version.
Mods I've done so far- Watch that first step going outside- it's a lulu- so I installed one of those folding "oh sh**" handles by the door. I also mounted a couple large plastic tote boxes on the generator rack for hoses, extension cords, etc.
The only problem is the camper has no insulation whatsoever in the walls (it's 1" thick plywood with fiberglass gel coat on the outside). Yes, the 13,500 BTU A/C can keep it nice and cool in hot Louisiana summers, but I had a hard time heating it on a recent trip when the temperature only got down into the 40's. Although the A/C has electric heat built into it, it didn't blow warm enough to do any good, so I turned it off. Next, I tried to turn on the gas furnace, but it wouldn't come on. So I pulled out my trusty oil filled electric radiator and finally got it warmed it up in there. But the next morning before leaving, when I went to disconnect the 30 amp service cord, I discovered that the neutral conductor inside the twist-lock plug on the outside of the camper overheated and scorched, melting the plastic and making the plug nearly impossible to remove. I never had a problem using the same electric radiator in my previous camper (a Puma 20QB), but then again the power cable wasn't removable like on the 18EC- it was hard wired. (It stored in a cubby hole on the side.) So now I have to replace the twist lock receptacle, and re-think how I'm going to heat it up in there. If I can't get the gas furnace to work, it'll have to go back to the dealer for warranty repair...

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:10 AM   #13
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No issues to speak of. I had a leaf spring break last year, but Forest River warranty took care of it. Also had the ramp door develop a "soft spot"' near the hinge where the motorcycle wheels kept going over, which again was covered by replacing door. I now have a 24"x 24 "aluminum plate I put in place to spread the weight. Otherwise no other issues worth reporting .
After two years and 16,000 miles towing this unit throughout the country we still like it.

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