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Old 06-01-2015, 11:51 AM   #11
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After much trial and error and ideas, I attached fork mounts to the underneath of the dinette seat boards. When traveling, flip the board over and mount the bikes to the fork mounts, rear tires on floor between dinette seats where yur feet usually go. After arrival, roll them out, flip the board over, and bikerack is completely out of the way and invisible. Bikes don't move during travel.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:20 PM   #12
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As for lighting at night, I have two motion sensing LED 120V plugin lights. There is plug in point right at the door, so anytime you move close to the door the LED lights for about 2 minutes then goes off automatically. This covers the front exit door of my 183, while the rear bunk also has one plugged into the wall.

There are many styles on the market, but the ones that I have I got at Sams club several years ago, but they are no longer listed.

After a search, this is the style that I have, but I think mine are GE brand

Jasco Products 11242 LED Motion Activated Night Light | ATG Stores
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:06 PM   #13
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For our bikes I bought a bumper hitch and 4 bike rack. Swagman makes a great rack. Very happy with it and very sturdy. I didn't want the bikes inside the camper. To messy. Lol.
airmech, not sure if yours is missing but, from what I've read, there should be a sticker warning that any mod, like your bike rack/hitch, may void the frame's warranty.
Putting such a setup on an ultralight frame bumper is an accident waiting to happen.
If you don't believe me, do a search on it, at any RV forum and you'll find lots of warnings and pics of such bumper failures.

The only way to safely do this, is to have a receiver welded and braced to the frame and bumper.
But this will void the frame warranty unless it has already expired.

As an avid cyclist, my bikes are too valuable to put somewhere I can't see them.
Especially on a weak and poorly welded ultralight bumper.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:32 PM   #14
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After much trial and error and ideas, I attached fork mounts to the underneath of the dinette seat boards. When traveling, flip the board over and mount the bikes to the fork mounts, rear tires on floor between dinette seats where yur feet usually go. After arrival, roll them out, flip the board over, and bikerack is completely out of the way and invisible. Bikes don't move during travel.
I'm doing something almost like this except I will have the rear tires resting on the retracted table top with a pad to protect to surface. Where do you store your table? Thanks
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As for lighting at night, I have two motion sensing LED 120V plugin lights. There is plug in point right at the door, so anytime you move close to the door the LED lights for about 2 minutes then goes off automatically. This covers the front exit door of my 183, while the rear bunk also has one plugged into the wall.

There are many styles on the market, but the ones that I have I got at Sams club several years ago, but they are no longer listed.

After a search, this is the style that I have, but I think mine are GE brand

Jasco Products 11242 LED Motion Activated Night Light | ATG Stores
Thanks. I might get one of these but maybe just for the back bunk area. As for the outlet near the door, I'd prefer to keep it available for other things, especially the coffee pot.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:58 PM   #16
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We just completed a two night shakedown cruise in our new Roo and absolutely loved it. We didn't have any problems. Had a brief thunderstorm one afternoon and no leaks. Only complaints so far is there isn't a lightswitch by the door so you can see before you go in or turn them off on the way out, and the bunkend fans are ridiculously loud (but the 2-level LED lights are nice). Already added two inch memory foam for our bed; kids said they're OK so far with the standard mattresses. Mods to come are inside bike transport for 5 bikes) and installing a Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C EMS. I also have an idea for a clothes line for underneath the bunkends.

Thanks again for all the wonderful ideas that have been shared in the FR forums!


Have you installed the progressive industries ems yet? I have the same unit and looking for ideas on where to mount and such... Install pics would be awesome 😄


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Old 06-14-2015, 07:40 AM   #17
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there isn't a lightswitch by the door so you can see before you go in or turn them off on the way out
I am reading your comments with interest.

I have installed on of these by the double plug at the door

Amazon.com: Belkin Pivot Wall Mount Surge Protector with 6 Outlets: Electronics

This gives me additional outlets, and a place to plug in the motion sensing LED negating the need to have a light switch at the door. Plus I added a corded outlet to the counter plugged into one of the pivot plugs so that it does not stick out into the entrance way. I also added a battery operated puck light above the bunk and opposite to the control panel that I can use to illuminate the control panel at night.
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the bunkend fans are ridiculously loud (but the 2-level LED lights are nice)
Does the fan only work on one speed? 2 level LED lights, is that something new? or are the switches wired wrong?
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Those fans are so great in theory...but so loud in practice. If they would give multiple levels like the light I would pay a kings ransom.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:31 PM   #20
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If they would give multiple levels like the light I would pay a kings ransom.
my 2014 has fans that run on two speeds and lights at only one brightness...
I think your fans and my fans are wired to the switches differently

the slow speed fan is not very loud but the high speed fan is...

maybe another lower cost provider screw-up on the wiring?
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