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Old 03-27-2021, 07:59 AM   #21
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The solid steps will prevent the door from closing properly, if not adjusted so that when steps are deployed, the threshold plate is flat down across threshold. Depending on the lay of the land, I may have to take one of the stair leg extenders completely out and put a piece of wood or something beneath it to make the thing level. More of an issue when I have to park somewhere the trailer needs leveling, not on paved and level sites.
We found that even when parked on flat cement pad the steps were too tall at the lowest setting. We had to remove the legs so the door could close and then the steps were over extended and the step angle slanted down. There appeared to be more adjustments (holes) but the legs would not go further up. Seems they are using the same part for the legs as the bigger step models - so you cant adjust them down. We plan to shorten the length of the legs to allow the adjustment where the feet are flush to the stair.
Our door issue turned out to be poorly hung door, bad locking hardware as well as missing some parts and issues with the steps.
I know online people keep talking about how great these solid steps are - i am starting to think a milk crate would be better. The design should not incorporate the threshold- i can see plenty of times boondocking where you will not be able to get them level enough and then your stuck with having to pull them in if you want to shut your door.
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Old 03-27-2021, 12:07 PM   #22
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Sometimes, like at a campsite with gravel, I scrape some of the gravel away from beneath the foot of the steps to get it down enough. Between an occasional scrape of the ground, and sometimes pulling the leg out completely and replacing it with a block of wood, they do work well. I'm heavy, and those steps are rock solid when deployed correctly. Nice feeling going up and down carrying stuff.
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Old 04-08-2021, 02:50 PM   #23
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We are also new RV owners and decided on the IBEX 19MBH!
& what a bummer, I would request your dealer make a claim to get the Rhino Rack added on since they are a part of the package deal.
We are missing the JBL speaker holder which is no biggie, but we are having an issue with our solar controller which has been blinking code 601 since we received it. We are waiting to take it back to the dealer to make sure all connections are good via the battery and the controller. We did troubleshoot and had GoPower Solar tech help us try different things, but no luck.
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:20 PM   #24
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Sorry about your IBEX issues. One option, if your dealer is non-responsive, is to call Forest River and get advance approval and to then engage an independent re[air operation. You will most likely have to front the money and then get reimbursed by FR
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:40 AM   #25
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We are also new RV owners and decided on the IBEX 19MBH!
& what a bummer, I would request your dealer make a claim to get the Rhino Rack added on since they are a part of the package deal.
We are missing the JBL speaker holder which is no biggie, but we are having an issue with our solar controller which has been blinking code 601 since we received it. We are waiting to take it back to the dealer to make sure all connections are good via the battery and the controller. We did troubleshoot and had GoPower Solar tech help us try different things, but no luck.
Welcome JimRod, I too was frustrated with the GoPower controller not working right when I installed my batteries. There was no battery in during PDI, so I didn't know it wasn't working. Called the 800 Forest River hotline number (they were not useful, told me to take it to dealer). Called GoPower, they told me to check connections. I pulled controller out of wall, and found loose connections. I snugged everything up and it worked.
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Old 04-17-2021, 09:19 PM   #26
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Had the same issue with my qbs. Found an installation block (used to keep door square while installing) on the bottom of the door held on with a drop of silicone. I pulled it off and it shuts fine.
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:14 AM   #27
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We bought the Ibex 19QBS in February 2021. It was a brand new model as well, Couples coach with slide out, no BH.

Ours came with Rhino Rack rails installed up front, I can't imagine trying to heave Kayaks or bikes up onto a 9' tall trailer. That being said we carry Kayaks on the roof of tow vehicle (2012 4runner TE) and looking for bike solutions. I plan to add more Solar panels to the roof and bigger charge controller and will use the RR rails to mount the panels.

Our grill mounts under the awning just forward of the axle, don't know why it would be on the back ???

Our solar panel is a Go-Power 190 watt metal frame, a friend bought similar time and his panel is 100watt fleixble style, I think they go with what is available.

We also don't have the sweet sprayer nozzle adjustable sink faucet, ours is a decent goose neck style though, again I think there is supply issues on some of these parts at the manufacture side. Don't count on dealers adding anything that didn't come from the factory without added dollar$.

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Old 04-18-2021, 08:32 PM   #28
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Had the same issue with my qbs. Found an installation block (used to keep door square while installing) on the bottom of the door held on with a drop of silicone. I pulled it off and it shuts fine.


Can you take a picture and mark the area where you found the installation block? I looked around the entire door and frame and did not see anything foreign.
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:30 PM   #29
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Ibex 19QTH one year later

Hello, new to the forum. Some thoughts about my 19 QTH. Pulled the trailer all over Idaho last spring, summer, and fall. No really serious issues popped up. Added another battery to the front. Mounted the spare tire on top of the trailer to free up space in the front storage area. The trailer fits inside my 10 foot high garage. The door was really hard to close because the stairs were mounted improperly, moved the stairs a little and it helped considerably. However, camped in a really hilly spot and the stairs were unusable. So, removed the stairs and just use a small step stool tool chest. The curtain string broke on one window, I fixed myself. A. Small trim piece came loose near the fridge glued back on. All minor complaints. Everything important worked like the furnace, stove, ac, etc.
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Old 05-18-2021, 02:16 AM   #30
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The door was really hard to close because the stairs were mounted improperly, moved the stairs a little and it helped considerably. However, camped in a really hilly spot and the stairs were unusable. So, removed the stairs and just use a small step stool tool chest.
That's kind of my thinking... the steps so far, and we haven't even been boon docking are more trouble than worth and tow weight. By the way .. almost all our shades wouldn't stay up .. my wife adjusted them all last trip and working well. See that as likely something we will do as part of our trips.

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Old 06-14-2021, 11:11 PM   #31
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Troy ATX, we just bought our 2021 IBEX 19MBH today. We really like it and other family members who came by to see it this evening all want one now. They sure pack a lot of features into this little gem. We are taking our first trip to Texas State Park this week to check it out. Tow vehicle is a 2019 Ford F150 Super Crew cab with Eco Boost.
How did your trip go to Texas State Park? Mileage in your F-150? We have the same model and year. Just purchased our IBEX 19MBH two days and get delivery this weekend.
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