Well we got our new camper(2011 233s) home and have a little over a week to go over it and get to know it and had some thoughts maybe some of you can help me with.
First, some of you may have heard I have had some Refrigerator performace issues on the electric side. I retrospec I believe the biggest problem is the heat(amibient) and what I might be expecting out of it. The problem seemed to be when running the on electric it wasn't gettng cold the first weekend we camped in it. This week in the driveway I plugged it in and it eventually got down to 32 degrees inside before the heat came though town. Then with nothing in it, the next day it went back up to 50 degrees. That is not going to cut when camping. The camper is sitting in the full sun, on the west side of the house. My thought or remedies. In hot weather, there is not enough natural draft behind the refigerator to remove the heat built up buy the coils, so I believe i will adding a fan under the vent to help. And I orderded a cirulating fan for inside the fridge. Enough about that still working on that one.
Other things. We really like the layout of this camper and can't wait to spend a week in it to really get to love it. There a some short comings or things I don't understand. With adding the cabinet next to the bath it seems to cut off all chance at cooling the back bunk in warm weather and heat in the cold. Anyone experience this. I have a fix, with moutning a fan to direct to the back but FR should have thought placement of the vent when the cabinet was added. The boys don't complain too much they love it back there. Like there own little get away.
Also I have to wonder why they stuck the outside access to the dinette under the front bunk, it should have went under the back bench as it is hard to get to the space due to the drawer being in the that one. Would just seem to be better use of space. Does anyone know if yo can buy/and or add a latch to that area, that is the same as the front one. I'm condering a mod here, or move the drawer. A front access up by the tongue would have been nice too. oh well, not big issues.
Last, I was wondering if anyone new why and what year FR decided to raise the floor hieght. This doesn't make sense to me, as it does seem it could be lower without effecting the layout of the camper and there seems to be plenty of room for axles, tanks etc. Older Roos are lower. I knew about this going into this but just wondering.
Sounds like I am nit picking, and I am because this is a great camper that suits us well. The whole family seems to love it and we look forward to many great adventures in it.
Sorry I got a little winded thanks for listening to my ramblings.