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Old 08-03-2015, 08:23 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a Vibe tt? And how do you like it?
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:27 AM   #2
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I have a 2016 Vibe 308BHS we received 2 weeks ago and have already had it out twice. Love it! They made some nice improvements to the models built after June of this year that aren't in the brochures or shown on their website. 1. They improved the outdoor kitchen and made it much much larger with a awning style cover that is on hydraulic lifts. The battery has been placed in the front A-Frame and no longer in the front storage (good and bad. Good for space, bad because they havent designed a battery box for it yet).

My unit arrived with hardly any issues. I wasn't able to perform a PDI on my unit, so I was very concerned that it would be a mess of problems upon delivery. The only 2 issues we have had so far are a few nails that weren't placed properly at the trim above the couch on the lower cabinets, the screen filters on both faucets had plastic shavings in them that restricted flow, and the post on the table wasn't secured very well. All of these were fixed in a matter of minutes with a power screwgun and my fingers.

We LOVE our new Vibe!

I'm replacing all the bulbs with LED bulbs. The factory 912 Bulbs generate a ton of heat and that contribute to the AC working overtime. I also ordered 2 16' LED Strip lights that I will be installing along the interior length of the cabin. LEDs generate hardly any heat and use very little power.

One suggestion, depending on where you live, is to order yours with 2 AC units.

We live in South Texas and it has been 99 degrees with a 110+ heat index both times we've taken ours out. We have the single 15000 BTU unit upgrade and it has a really hard time keeping up with the heat outside. It was uncomfortable to stay in. At night the unit will freeze you out, but if you are using it during the day (even when parked in a shaded area with the windows covered using Reflective Bubble Wrap) it was uncomfortably hot inside. I would highly recommend you spend the extra $1500 or so to get the second 12,500 unit installed. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended. We really regret it now. plus you get 50amp service when doing so.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:20 PM   #3
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These are pictures from our second trip this weekend. These were taken in Rockport Tx at Bayview RV Resort.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:14 PM   #4
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Cool IronCobra

I thought those pics looked like mesquite trees from Goose Island SP over in Rockport, then I saw you where from CC.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:28 PM   #5
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Well look at that, another Corpus Christian!
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I have the same trailer as Ironcobra and love it. We picked it up in April and have the kitchen and battery upgrades he mentioned. We have drive it from Indiana to Kansas as well as many local trips.

I agree with the AC. Ours has frozen before it seems to make a difference if you leave the vent open directly below the AC unit.

I talked to Forrest River and they stated to pull the inside cover off and make sure there is no tape covering the vent tubes.
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We have a Vibe 268RKS that we got in March and we really like it.

We love the rear kitchen, the outdoor kitchen, and the roominess inside. I can actually sit at the Dinette table for relatively long periods of time - something I've never been able to do in our other campers.

I don't like the separate rear Gray water dump. It's under the slide so it's hard to get to if you don't hook it up before you extend. So far, we haven't camped at any sites with sewer so we have used the dump station on leaving. It's not too bad to just pull forward to dump the rear tank but I'm not sure what I'm going to do at a sewer site for a long term stay. I don't really want to get a 'Y' dump connection and extra slinkys.

We replaced the mattress with a memory foam one which made a big difference. Pretty much have to do something along those lines with all of them though.

So far so good.
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