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Old 04-02-2016, 11:06 AM   #1
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Newbie with a 2015 233S - Logistics/storage Questions

Hello all. We are the happy owners of a new 2015 233S. Build date is 6/2014 so she isn't the newest, but we got a great deal and full warranty so we are happy! Also opted for the 7-year extended warranty to be sure were covered for a while. I've been lurking in the forum for the last 2 months and found so much great info, mods, and hacks. Thanks for that!

Our PDI went well. I used the PDI checklist from this forum and it was great. We've camped in rented campers, so I'm not totally green, but this is the first I've owned. I really didn't find anything serious. A few caulk bubbles on the roof that we touched up, but everything seemed fine. It was winterized so I did have to go on their word that the air pressure test showed a tight water system. We had her home for a couple of weeks when I realized that there was a problem with the crank window over the sink. It wouldn't close all the way. Turns out the frame was not adhered to the glass on the bottom and the frame would drop slightly preventing the window from closing. So, it's been back at the dealer for a couple of weeks waiting for a new window. Other than that I think we are in good shape!

A question for folks on what they do for storage of all the extras like wood blocks, WDH arms and hitch, hoses, cords, chocks, etc. It looks like the drivers side compartment in the slide is the most convenient place. I'm thinking of covering the carpet with a mat or something to keep it clean. And maybe use some short totes or something. I'd appreciate any hacks others have come up with. The compartment on the passenger side looks like it will mostly house the grill and cranks and such. Will be towing with a 2007 Expedition EL, so there is space in the truck also, but I will want to limit the weight in the back end since we are a family of six.

We can't wait to get her back and set her up. We found a few nice organizers for the wardrobe and pantry. And we've already booked 4 trips in CT and NH. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:15 AM   #2
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Folks will have good ideas of where they have found to store their stuff and that is a good starting place with that said until you actually give it a try you will not know. Myself I like to keep some of the stuff like blocks in the truck.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:27 AM   #3
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I did a take off on the stinky slinky fence post mod for my hitch bars using 2" PVC pipe. Keeps the messy end out of the camper.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:31 AM   #4
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Just realized you may not know what the stinky slinky fence post mod is. It's basically a 5" PVC fence post with a rain gutter inside to hold the sewer hose). First pics are on my Roo 19. Last pic is after I painted it black and put it on my new Mini Lite.

Some folks drill mounting holes into their frames. I didn't want to drill holes, so I put large fender washers on each side of the flange. See last pic and the PDF file.
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Just realized you may not know what the stinky slinky fence post mod is. It's basically a 5" PVC fence post with a rain gutter inside to hold the sewer hose). First pics are on my Roo 19. Last pic is after I painted it black and put it on my new Mini Lite.

Some folks drill mounting holes into their frames. I didn't want to drill holes, so I put large fender washers on each side of the flange. See last pic and the PDF file.
I did this mod to my new TT. Instead of mounting under the TT, I mounted it on top of my rear bumber, painted it black and added a 2 inch wide reflective tape. Looks great and stays a lot cleaner than under the TT. I went one step further and mounted two LED lights on top of the 5 inch tube as backup lights when backing into a campsite in the dark.
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I would be concerned stowing heavy items in a compartment built into a slide. We have one on our 2500TS and only store light items there. There is already a lot of weight with the slide opened.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:40 PM   #7
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2013 Roo 233s Hidden Storage

If the 2015 is like the 2013, then there is some hidden storage in the back I love having.
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If the 2015 is like the 2013, then there is some hidden storage in the back I love having.

Your link doesn't seem to lead to a thread having to do with your topic.
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Your link doesn't seem to lead to a thread having to do with your topic.


Worked fine for me................
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