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Old 09-26-2011, 12:58 AM   #11
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Congratulations RedHorse1!!! We just traveled from Phx to Des Moines and back with three boys. We got 10 mpg on the way home pulling with our 5.7 (3)? Silverado. Except when I drove. Then we got 8.5. . Hubby never let me drive again after that.... We picked up an X18D and camped home. It was fabulous.

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Old 09-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #12
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Wow! PHX to Des M. GoogleMaps says 1488miles. Now that's a hike. we travelled HOU to Orlando for ours, a mere 1100 miles. This is our first TT and I was a bit stressed over picking it up so far from home but we had no troubles and enjoyed our trip. The Expe seemed happy galoomping along at 65 so I set the cruise and just let her go. I did drop out of cruise for the high bridges and overpasses tho.

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Old 09-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #13
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The Expe seemed happy galoomping along at 65 so I set the cruise and just let her go. I did drop out of cruise for the high bridges and overpasses.
We have only towed our boat before and never dealt with such a heavy load before. Was your Expe revving high RPMs at 65? Seems like our Chevy was at 3000rpm at 60 and it wasn't until 65+ that it dropped down. But then it sucked gas like the government sucks money. Seems like 60 was our magic number but then we were passes by semi-trucks all the time. It was embarrassing.

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She would shift into OD on level roadway and was running a little south of 2k on the tach. When the OD was off it would run about 3k. At 65mph I was passing very few vehicles (mostly horse-drawn ice cream carts).
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:14 PM   #15
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Well, found the bypass, right where is was supposed to be. Seems odd that the heater compartment lid is screwed down but screwed down it was.
Thanks for the suggestions.

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Old 09-27-2011, 05:55 AM   #16
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Yup, those are the shots I was looking for, thank you! As I suspected the cabinet is smaller in width and depth so that it wouldn't be (or seem to be) sticking out into the aisleway.

There is underutilized space above your radio, I'll bet. I removed the flat panel above my radio which is above the sink, installed a couple of cleats on the sides and back then made a shelf board out of some of the plywood that I removed from the base cabinet next to the door, under the TV shelf.

This winter, I will make a small flat panel door to put over the opening. Heck, I'll probably make a wall cabinet like yours for some additional storage space.

Do you find that your TV gets hot or splashed with spaghetti sauce being on the same level as the cooktop?
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I've wondered what's above the radio. I expect to find wires from the radio/DVD and the tank level and the two switches for slider/awning. At this point we seem to have enough "inside" storage. What I find is I'm a little challenged on "outside" storage. I'm still new to this and am moving stuff around to use the space I've got wisely. I'd like to add one of the pickup boxes to the front but I expect the battery would have to be relocated to that box which I'd prefer not to do. Still thinking that one through tho.
Good question about the tele. We haven't done enough cooking yet to tell if it will be a problem. I've wondered about it also. It is on an arm which will allow it to be positioned away from the stove a bit if necesary.
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Because of this post, I decided to look at the water heater compartment in my X23b. I was happy to see that there's enough extra room to install a water accumulator tank. Not so sure about the dimensions of commercial ones, but a 4" PVC pipe approximately 10" tall will make a 2 liter tank. http://www.modmyrv.com/2009/06/10/rv...er-accumulator

I'll post it on the mods, hopefully with a link to before/after video of the pump in operation.
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Congratulations! Enjoy! we have enjoyed our 23b
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