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Old 04-13-2020, 11:18 AM   #401
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2511S/25FBLS Quick Reference Guide – Updated Apr 2020

THANKS! to all who have contributed to and viewed this thread.

As this thread continues to grow it will become more time consuming to find a particular topic(s) of interest without scanning all posts. This Guide should help make your task easier.

Note: Some categories have duplicate Post numbers. Categories are in alphabetical order and some are place holders for now.

Note: Posts in this Guide may also apply to the Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FBLS. The Rockwood Mini Lite 2511S and Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FBLS are essentially the same trailer under different brand names.

I will update it periodically. Any suggestions to improve it are welcomed.

Category/Posts:

APPLIANCES
Refrigerator/263-265, 291

AXLES/SUSPENSION/FRAME

CO/PROPANE
CO/Propane Detector/89, 98

ELECTRICAL
Battery/100-101, 180-181, 236, 239-241
Breakers/Fuses/Surge Protector/91-92, 180
Converter/211-212, 215
Generator/181
Inverter/27, 180, 182, 186-189
Solar/180, 366-367

ENTERTAINMENT/Wi-Fi
BR TV/369
LR TV/166-167, 249-251, 253, 301, 371-372, 374, 396-398, 400
Outside TV 295-297, 368, 370, 395
Wi-Fi Ranger/105-109

EXTERIOR
Front Window/174, 176
Patio Awning/Slide Toppers/245, 323-324, 365
Repairs/134-135
Screen Door Handle/71-72
Trailer Cover/325, 387

GENERAL INFORMATION/ACCESSORIES
2019/2019.5 2511S/1, 5-14, 19-22, 26, 32-35, 37, 40, 44, 47, 49, 51, 90, 102, 114, 122, 163, 227-231, 233, 246, 343, 345, 347, 363-364, 388
2019 2506S/15-18
2020 2511S/141, 190-193, 224-226, 237-238, 285
Backup & Observation Camera/102-103, 154-158, 389-394
BBQ Grill/94-97
Bike Racks/82, 185
Carbon Steel/Stainless Fasteners/266-268, 270-271, 273
Cargo Carriers/184
Quick Reference Guide/93, 199, 202, 205, 300, 401

HEATING/COOLING
Air Conditioner/139-140, 375-376, 378, 380-383
Furnace/
Thermostat/143-145

INTERIOR
Bathroom/168-170
Bedroom/28-31, 42-43, 311-312, 316-318, 321
Cabinets/232, 234-235, 329, 331, 333-338
Kitchen/
Living Room/53-55, 117-118, 151-152, 196-197, 209-210, 213-214, 286-290, 292-293, 329, 399

LEVELING JACKS
Power Stabilizer Jacks/44

MODIFICATIONS/UPGRADES/CHANGES
Digital Thermostat/143-145
Kitchen Countertop Extension/142, 149-150, 198, 200,203-204, 232, 254-255, 260
Solar, Inverter and Batteries Setup/180-181
Other Modifications/153, 280, 294, 298-299

PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION
General/339-342, 344, 350-351, 360

PLUMBING
Antifreeze Inlet/Winterizing/45-46, 48-50, 52, 74-75, 77-79, 136-138, 353-359, 361
Fresh Water Inlet/Tank/Drain/63-64, 69, 248, 256-259, 274-275, 306-308
Gray Water Tanks/Drains/131-132
Low Point Drains/56-62
Sewer Hose/23-25
Water Filter/Bypass/65-68, 70, 110-113, 115-116, 119-120, 123, 164-165, 217-223, 261-262, 277-279, 377, 379

ROOF

RUST PREVENTION
General/266, 281-284

SLIDE OUTs
Living Room/Wardrobe/87-89, 104, 133, 146-148, 206-208
Living Room Slide Out Manual Crank/124-129
Wardrobe Slide Controller/130

TIRES/WHEELS
Spare Tire Carrier/178-179
Tires/Wheels/73, 76, 80-81, 384, 386
TPMS/385

WARRANTY ISSUES
General/310
Extended Warranty/314-315-319

WEIGHING/LOADING/TOWING
Bumper Support/172, 175, 177, 183, 242-244
Bumper Receiver Hitch/183
Frame Mounted Receiver Hitch/194-195
Tongue Jack/247, 373
Tongue Weight/83-86, 173
Towing/39, 41, 99, 159-162, 326-328, 330
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:51 PM   #402
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2511S/25FBLS Pass-Thru Doors Magnetic Latch Installed

Sometime after the 2019.5 2511S/25FBLS models the factory started installing a magnetic door latch on both pass-thru doors. See video timer at 4:17-4:20.


Here is the magnetic latch. I bought two on Ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Baggage-Doo...wAAOSwZcZZqWV5

The Ebay latch comes with supplied screws but the heads are not color matched to the hardware. I bought color matched screws a Lowes, 9x3/4 for the door and 9x1 for the trailer wall.

This thicker magnetic door latch is necessary for the door to clear the trailer’s running light lens.

I eyeballed lining up the magnet and striker plate, used a sharp punch to mark holes for drill bit. Drilled all holes using a 3/32” drill bit. Gorilla glued all screws.

No more wind blowing my doors while getting stuff from storage or when I want to leave them open.
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Old 04-18-2020, 11:15 AM   #403
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Protectants, Lubricants and Cleaners Used on 2511S

Here are the protectants, lubricants and cleaners I currently use on our 2511S. There are many good products out there. I have been using these products over 8 years on 3 trailers.

1. All seals (slide-outs, doors, etc.); Awning and slide toppers top fabric UV protection
Protectant: Aerospace 303 UV Protectant
https://www.amazon.com/303-30320-Pro...s%2C199&sr=8-1

Protecting awning and slide toppers videos:



2. Awning mechanism and arms; Slide toppers mechanism (each end of roller)
Lubricant: DuPont Teflon Silicone Lubricant
https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon...s%2C207&sr=8-1

Dometic awning lubrication video:


3. Living room slide-out gears, gear teeth and rails (Do not use grease); Power or Manual Stabilizer Jacks (Do not use grease)
Dry Lubricant: Protect All Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant
https://www.amazon.com/Slide-Out-Dry...s%2C195&sr=8-5

Slide-out gears lubrication video:


4. Wardrobe Schwintek Slide-Out
Lubricant: CRC Power Lube Industrial High Performance Lubricant with PTFE
https://www.amazon.com/CRC-Industria...s%2C200&sr=8-1

Schwintek lubrication video:


5. Door Key locks
Lubricant: Any powdered graphite lubricant
https://www.amazon.com/Graphite-Lubr...s%2C202&sr=8-2

6. Wheel bearings
Lubricant: Lucas Red “N” Tacky #2 or Mobile 1 Synthetic Grease
https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-100...s%2C204&sr=8-3
https://www.amazon.com/Mobil-105527-...s%2C228&sr=8-4

Wheel bearings lubrication videos:



7. Tires
Protectant: Aerospace 303 UV Protectant
https://www.amazon.com/303-30320-Pro...s%2C199&sr=8-1

Tire maintenance video:


8. Roof
Cleaner: Dawn Dish Soap or Spic and Span
Protectant: Dicor Roof-Guard Rubber Roof Protectant
https://www.amazon.com/Dicor-Corpora...s%2C202&sr=8-4

Dicor video:

9. Exterior Walls
Cleaner: Aero Cosmetics Wash Wax All
https://www.amazon.com/Aero-Cosmetic...s%2C198&sr=8-2

Video:
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Old 04-19-2020, 03:16 PM   #404
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Thank you to Camp4two for this thread. We have a new untried and untested 2020 2511S sitting on the pad in our back yard. We brought it home on March 6th. We all know what happened right after that. The snow is just about gone here and come May 1st I will de-winterize it and make sure those systems are ready. We are fortunate in that our yard is big enough to 'camp' in. All Provincial and Private camps are shut down here in Saskatchewan. Timing is everything.
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:11 AM   #405
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2plus1, You’re welcome and welcome to this forum. I think you are really going to enjoy your new 2511S. DW and I have owned our 2019.5 2511S for 18 months and love it. Most of our favorite campgrounds are also shut down. We anxiously wait for them to open up.

FR made some nice improvements to the 2020 2511S/25FBLS that we wish we had on our trailer when new. Optional roof mounted solar prep, standard 2 inch hitch receiver, larger FW tank drain valve, water pump moved from back to front of trailer (much easier access), magnetic latch on pass-thru doors, TPMS, fireplace, drop down kitchen counter extension and a pantry style cabinet to name a few.

I hope this thread becomes a useful tool. Please Post your questions/comments. Many forum members are here to help.

Happy camping (someday).
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:53 AM   #406
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Campfire Talk

Thank you again Camp4two. This thread and the forum have already been very helpful and useful. Our 2502KS had one of the defective Ignitor boards on the water heater. The forum helped me to diagnose the problem, the dealer shipped me a new one and I changed it out myself. That's right I was 'lurking' for four years. Your thread and our new purchase convinced me it was time to throw my hat in the ring. My hope is that I can be helpful to some of the 'newbies'. The Signature space is very limited and does not allow for the full story with an old-timer like me. There are four more RVs and 25 years on a Sailboat that I could add which is just camping on the water. Before that Carole Ann and I had a fold-out camper, a couple tents and it all started back in the '50s with my Mom and Dad in a home built camper. We are Vagabonds, in fact that was the name of the boat, and have explored the USA from California to Georgia. We retired in 2006 and did the Snowbird thing with the motorhome but found that sitting in one place for five months wasn't for us. With a new unit we always do our 'shake down cruise' at home where I have the opportunity to fix what might need fixing. As soon as the weather settles down and the temp stays above 32F overnight we'll do that. Meanwhile I'll just look at it in the back yard and hope we all make it through these trying times. Stay safe everyone. Paul
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Old 04-26-2020, 02:29 PM   #407
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7 Way Trailer Plug Holder Installed

The factory started installing a 7 way plug holder on their 2020 Mini/Micro Lite trailers. Another good idea so I put one on my 2511S to keep the connection dry.

Plug holder:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Screws: #12 x 1” hex metal
Socket: 5/16”
Drill bit: 5/32”

I gorilla glued the screws and painted the screw heads black.
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Old 04-26-2020, 05:21 PM   #408
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So that's what that thing is ! Just kidding, been using it since we brought it home. I used to wrap the cord around the jack post and let it hang down under the propane bottles to keep it out of the rain. I have to admit that there was a time or two that I got to the first stop sign and noticing the extra brake pressure needed realized it was still there. I am hoping that this will remove that possibility.

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Old 05-05-2020, 09:45 PM   #409
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Hot Water Tank Two Valves Direction

If your 2511S/25FBLS has two (2) HW tank valves, here are the correct valve positions for (1) normal operation and (2) bypass .

1. When the two valve handles point to the HW tank the valves are in normal operation (water enters HW tank).

2. When the two valves face parallel to the hoses the valves are in bypass. (no water enters the HW tank).
• Bypass is used during winterizing if antifreeze is used (no antifreeze enters the HW tank).
• Bypass is used during sanitizing (no chlorine bleach solution enters the HW tank). This is an option, the HW tank can be sanitized.
I sometimes lose track which are which so this post serves as a reference.
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That is a great idea for the switch. I too agree the switch is much better by the door. I tried to find the Diamond switch you listed but had no luck finding it. Any chance you might be able to look it up or where you bought it?
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That is a great idea for the switch. I too agree the switch is much better by the door. I tried to find the Diamond switch you listed but had no luck finding it. Any chance you might be able to look it up or where you bought it?

Here’s one. https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories.../37212225.html
I think I bought mine at Camping World.
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Old 05-10-2020, 03:07 PM   #412
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Replaced Entry Door Stopper with a Bumper Door Holder

On windy days our 2511S entry door moves a lot even with the stiff friction hinge. I replaced the door stopper with this low profile bumper door holder:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wall mount:
I used the larger supplied screw on the wall side in the same hole as the old door stopper. The screw goes in very tight into the rubber bumper. I gorilla glued the screw and back of the bumper and painted the screw head black.

Entry door mount:
I eyeballed lining up the male end and marked the hole with a sharp punch.
I used a 1/8” drill bit as a tap and used the supplied screw.
I gorilla glued the screw and back of the male end and painted the screw head black.

Wait at least 24 hours for the glue to dry before inserting the male end into the bumper.
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We ordered our 2511s with the theater seats, no regrets. Have a height adjustable folding table that stores nicely between the seat and fridge, bought at Walmart. There are also removable pivot snack trays for both outside arms. One of the reasons we moved up from the 2109s was the uncomfortable jackknife sofa and clunky table.


Great info. Do you happen to know what the name or model of the folding table is??
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Great info. Do you happen to know what the name or model of the folding table is??

The folding table from Walmart is at Post #118 in this thread (click on link):

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...169224-15.html

It is what we use with our HAB sofa in our 2511S and works great.
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Camp4two, I now have the new door bumper, stopper. Great idea BTW, so much better than the old type that still allowed the door to rattle. Question: What type of Gorilla glue did you use? It appears to be black in your pic. Did you paint that also?
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Camp4two, I now have the new door bumper, stopper. Great idea BTW, so much better than the old type that still allowed the door to rattle. Question: What type of Gorilla glue did you use? It appears to be black in your pic. Did you paint that also?
The gorilla glue bleeds into the rubber stopper a little causing the black appearance around the rim. Use a little bit glue on the back of the stopper. I did not paint the stopper, just the screw head.
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Replaced Outdoor Shower with a Hose Sprayer

We don’t take outdoor showers so I decided to make better use of the outdoor shower compartment on our 2511S.

Thanks to 01trundra and 5picker in this thread Posts #3 (photos), #4 and #6.
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...es-205843.html

The shower hose replacement on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Purelux-Stain...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

The brass garden hose adapter fitting from Home Depot:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...1799/207176334

Already had the adjustable brass hose nozzle.

I replaced the outdoor shower door key lock with thumb lock. Didn't need a key lock there.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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New 2021 Rockwood Mini Lite 2511S

The 2021 2511S models are out. This one was manufactured 3/13/2020:
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I bought the cargo carrier at Harbor Freight and was cheap and can load up to 500lbs.

https://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb...ier-66983.html

The spare tire was in the way so I need to also buy the hitch extender which made things work perfectly.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...der-69882.html

I plan to eventually store my 3500 generator on it with a non-descript cover and chain lock. It is right near the electrical plug of the 2511S in the back as well. It also is far from the bedroom so you won't hear it much either.
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Unless it's fixed permanently, you may be better off moving the spare to one side. Adding the extender will potentially add a LOT of leverage, effectively multiplying the weight of the generator to greater than the capacity of the accessory hitch.
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I bought the cargo carrier at Harbor Freight and was cheap and can load up to 500lbs.

https://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb...ier-66983.html

The spare tire was in the way so I need to also buy the hitch extender which made things work perfectly.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...der-69882.html

I plan to eventually store my 3500 generator on it with a non-descript cover and chain lock. It is right near the electrical plug of the 2511S in the back as well. It also is far from the bedroom so you won't hear it much either.
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