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Old 03-29-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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New 2014 SLX 185 w/ Factory Upgrades

We ordered our 2014 SLX 185 in Nov. 2013 and took delivery on Mar. 8 2014.
Purchased from RV Direct (Orlando RV) with a price that no other dealers could touch.
During our demo we noticed two fantastic upgrades. The first was the Frigidaire A/C unit didnít have nobs but was digital with auto thermostat.
The second unexpected upgrade was that all of the interior lights are LED lights.
My wife thought I was odd for being so excited about the LEDís but I guess itís a guy thing.

After the demo we had the dealer install front stabilizers and our Weight Distribution Hitch and off we went. We are pulling with a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country minivan and all went well.

We are camping noobs as we have never owned a travel trailer before.
Our first camp was the following weekend (2days) at Floridaís Myakka State Park site #49 w/full hookup.
Being new at this setup took us about an hour because we took our time.
For the past 3 months I was reading all of the posts here, I was ready for something not to be right.

We are happy to say that everything worked as advertised and not one problem.
The outside temp was 82 degrees Fahrenheit and A/C cooled the TT down to 75 degrees. The Fridge works well at 34 deg.
Hot water heater worked well. Took a while to light but then I remembered from these forums that I had to bleed the line first by lighting the stove burner inside and all was fine.
The shower and toilet were adequate.
We will be camping at Myakka State Park on April 16 thru 20th 2014 one more time because itís only 45min from home.

We have all of you here to thank for your input. Thank You.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new TT and welcome!
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Like a boss.....Nice!
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:56 PM   #4
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Yep, LED lights and bacon......, a guy thing

Oh, nice new TT!

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Congrats on the new TT
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The bike rack on the back, was that included or did you add it? Is it mounted to the bumper? If so, did you have it reinforced?
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The bike rack on the back, was that included or did you add it? Is it mounted to the bumper? If so, did you have it reinforced?
X2 for inquiring minds!!! what brand is the bike rack?
oh, and congratulations on your TT choice. have fun and enjoy!
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:49 PM   #8
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The SLX 185 came with a spare tire mounted on the bumper.

During our demo, I asked if the bumper would hold a bike rack w/ 2 bikes.
I told them that I heard the bumpers on these aren’t very strong (this forum) and he said that if you remove the spare tire and install a bike rack w/2 bikes, It should not be a problem. He then proceeded to stand on the bumper and bounce to show me that he weighs the same or more than a bike rack w/bikes.
I now carry my spare tire in the back of the minivan. Most can just put in the bed of the truck.
I felt that the convenience of having our bikes while we are camping, greatly outweighs the space a small 14 inch tire takes up in the van.
This bike rack comes with everything you need to install and anyone with a ratchet wrench can do it in 30 minutes.
Bike Rack: http://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Motor...an/S64663.html
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My uncle did the bolt on bike rack with his new jayco Ended up dragging his bikes on the road for miles. be careful
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