We took our 233S out for its second trip. This time in the high desert heat. Didn't think it would be over 100 at the lake already when I made the reservation, but it was a good test.
This is our second hybrid, so we're familiar with the limits of the AC with the bunk ends, but I was hoping the 15k but unit would make a difference. Unfortunately, with the 3rd bunk, the AC couldn't keep up. I also think the newer canvas is thinner than our old one. So, we had thought about the pop-up gizmos before, but we're definitely pulling the trigger now. May try the reflectix for the windows also.
Then, the fridge couldn't keep up either. The freezer was kicking, so I think it may be an adjustment thing. The clip for the thermistor isn't holding it well, but we were keeping it up high on the fin, as best we could. Didn't have an issue with it a couple of weeks ago, but that trip was much cooler. Is there a trick for how high it should be or for getting that clip to hold better? We pre cooled it for 24 hours level. Our old one had a dial control and never really struggled when pre cooled properly, although it was slightly smaller.
Also, on the rear bunk, the black plastic stop on the frame that the canvas support pole fits into, the round tab in the middle broke off. I'm guessing it's because it's difficult to push the pole straight in, so its pushing on the tab at an angle? Gotta replace that and be more careful in the future. And, on 2 of the fan/lights, 1 of the clips broke. Apparently we're going to have to be a lot more careful with those as well. I tend to pull them open a little and slide them over the pole, but someone else might've just pushed them on.
Does forest river sell individual replacement parts like those? Not going to take it in for minor things, but I hate leaving little things undone. They always accumulate so fast on a trailer, just like a house.