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Old 04-29-2020, 08:03 AM   #1
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Just went from popup camper to 2014 Forest River Coachman Freedom Express 50th Anniversary Edition 248 RBS. Looking forward to camping soon here in PA, and as newbies probably learning a lot more about camping. Have tons of questions that I'm sure I can find answers too here and appreciate all ideas and discussions.
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Old 04-29-2020, 08:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. We love our 248RBS. One mod suggestion. Remove one of the brown vents in the bathroom that back up to the outdoor kitchen. Use hot glue or other thick glue of your choice to glue a small piece of window screen over the hole in the outdoor kitchen wall ( behind fridge). replace brown vent. This will prevent insects from coming in when the outdoor kitchen is open in the evenings.
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Old 04-30-2020, 08:01 AM   #9
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Great thanks, there is a lot I guess we're going to learn by just experience on our own going from popup to full size. I have read a little about the electrical systems in FR and due to very limited driveway space my wife would like to clean the carpet in the new camper prior to our first trip out with an electric carpet cleaner. I just want to confirm what I believe to be true, when we are just running on battery power the 110 outlets in the trailer are not powered at all. Therefore if we need to plug something in an 110 outlet we need to be hooked up to a home or campground power supply?
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Old 04-30-2020, 08:49 AM   #10
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Yes the outlets, microwave, tv, and AC require being connected to 120VAC. Your TT is 30A so you need to be aware of what you are running and can not run everything at the same time. While you are playing in the driveway, label the breakers and fuses if they are not labeled so you have that info when you need that. Try not to connect to a GFCI protected outlet in your home as sometimes GFCIs don't play well when connected in series.
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Old 04-30-2020, 09:20 AM   #11
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Ok great thanks. Will follow your advise while I in driveway.
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