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Old 10-04-2016, 04:11 PM   #31
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I haven't had any issues with the stabilizers but I have been meaning to throw out a question about the mattress. We have been having a problem with the top dipping in the middle making it uncomfortable to sleep on. On our mattress the part that flips up is thicker than the head part to compensate for the difference in height of the slide and the stationary part. There is a part of the mattress that is unsupported because of the height difference right at the "hinge" part of the mattress towards the head of the bed. I think our mattress is either wrong or not engineered very well. There is about 3" at the hinge that is un-supported. Is anyone else with the rear slide have this problem?
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:11 PM   #32
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No trouble with our stabilizers, thank goodness. If I'm following you on the mattress issue, we've been stuffing a rolled up lap comforter where the "bend" is to fill in the space where the mattress is uneven. We use that so that when we slide in, the comforter is light-weight and slips right out from under the mattress. We haven't even looked at mattresses that have the bend in them to see if it could be replaced with something better - bet they're pricy since they're so unusual. That flaw in design is a disappointment; because overall, the memory foam quality of it is very comfortable. Really, for the most part we are very, very pleased with the Melbourne - no regrets. We're getting ready for our last trip of the fall. All total, we've been gone about 12 weeks in 2 to 3 week segments.
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Old 11-04-2016, 12:01 PM   #33
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Yes I put a blanket under mine and it is SOOO much better. Thanks.
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:28 PM   #34
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We discovered a new one on our last trip. We bought a pool noodle, and we put it in the space. It fits perfectly and has completely solved the problem. When the slide comes in, it's really easy to remove the noodle and store it since it's so light weight.

By the way, we just returned from another three-week trip to Laughlin, NV. The weather was perfect, the resort was great and we're very sad to be home. We had to winterize the moment we returned. Our blood is very thin from all those beautiful 85-90 degree days. We're getting ready to take the Melbourne in for some minor warranty work, then we're here for the winter!
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:42 AM   #35
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Radio complicated

Yes, I agree...the user interface on the radio is very cumbersome and also does not seem to be reactive to touch as well as it should be. Frustrated with the choice of radio.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:51 AM   #36
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We just kept playing with it until everything sunk in about that touch control in the cab. I'm sure there are still a few things to learn, but we know how to run the basics...radio, TV, DVD, hand-free phone, etc. VERY complicated but actually very nice.
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:49 PM   #37
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Welcome from a fellow Melborne owner. We bought a bed extension for ours because at 6'5" the bed was a little short but we like the overall firmness and comfort.
PF...can you explain 'bed extension'? I can't imagine there's room to make the bed longer in our 24K, but an extra 4-6" would sure be nice. At 6-1, I have my head against the wall and my heels are right at the edge of the mattress.

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Old 03-12-2017, 01:54 PM   #38
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We have a 2017 only 2 months old. Love it and love the bed. Sleeps better then home. Loved, Loved the View, but not the price! The coachmen were nice except for the cab. The Ford did not leave any foot room for the passenger side of the cab and with spending most of your time in the seat, it would have been uncomfortable. So much room in the Mercedes up front. I do not like the radio setup. Read the book and cant figure the whole thing out. Was told that you have a hard time finding something you love 100%, so shoot for 80%. We love our tiny home, except for the dining booth in the slide. We would like to take it out and put in a loveseat or 2 recliners. Any comments on this thought? Also we have already moved the TV over the doorway. With it located in the bunk area, only one person could see it while setting at the booth. Not very handy.
Linda...would love to know if you remove the dinette. As you said, can't have everything, but if there's one thing I'd do tomorrow to make our 2016 24K better, I'd yank out that dining table and uncomfortable seating and put in a couple recliners.

Our rig has the cabinets overhead versus the front bunk area...but curious how you mounted the tv over the door...our has a cabinet there. Are you close to hitting your head on the tv going in and out?
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:58 PM   #39
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I am getting 12-13 mpg keeping the most part around 65 mph. I installed a heavy duty sway bar and it handles much better than without. It handles hills well but sometimes you need to downshift manually. The computer downshifts better in this 2015 3500 chassis than my 2013 2500 Sprinter cargo. I am a little disappointed about the mileage but not too much. Other Sprinter class C's reports 15-17 mpg.
PF...can you share info on the sway bar you installed? Although the 24K isn't bad, if I get behind a big rig on the highway, the turbulence is nuts. I'm sure a sway bar on a rig this tall combined with the short wheel base would help.

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Linda...would love to know if you remove the dinette. As you said, can't have everything, but if there's one thing I'd do tomorrow to make our 2016 24K better, I'd yank out that dining table and uncomfortable seating and put in a couple recliners.

Our rig has the cabinets overhead versus the front bunk area...but curious how you mounted the tv over the door...our has a cabinet there. Are you close to hitting your head on the tv going in and out?
Sorry...found my answer as I kept reading through the posts. Got ahead of myself asking questions.

Do you find it difficult to get into the overhead storage with the recliners in there?
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