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Old 09-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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Searched and didn't find any recent thread on this topic, concerning 2018 model.

Thoughts and feedback from owners of the following options:

Tankless water heater. We're a family of three, and I like a nice long shower, but don't like surprise "cold shots" when someone turns on another faucet and the pressure drops. How is it performing on the 377? I assume it can also work fine off the fresh water tank when not connected to city water?

Slide out toppers. Most of our use will be in a wooded seasonal spot. Was thinking toppers would be good idea to keep debris off the slides, but I hear annual slide seal maintenance becomes a huge headache with slide toppers?

Sani-con waste system. What is it?

Exterior grill. Is this the swing arm, too, or just the grill itself (which I am sure I can buy cheaper online)?

Second 11' awning. I see this option on a lot of listed models for sale. Assuming worth the money as no such thing as too much shade?

Factory Furrion back up camera. How does it display in the TV cab? I have an aftermarket Pioneer headunit in my TV with AV input, would it connect to that?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Todd
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:49 AM   #2
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Searched and didn't find any recent thread on this topic, concerning 2018 model.

Thoughts and feedback from owners of the following options:

Tankless water heater. We're a family of three, and I like a nice long shower, but don't like surprise "cold shots" when someone turns on another faucet and the pressure drops. How is it performing on the 377? I assume it can also work fine off the fresh water tank when not connected to city water?

Slide out toppers. Most of our use will be in a wooded seasonal spot. Was thinking toppers would be good idea to keep debris off the slides, but I hear annual slide seal maintenance becomes a huge headache with slide toppers?

Sani-con waste system. What is it?

Exterior grill. Is this the swing arm, too, or just the grill itself (which I am sure I can buy cheaper online)?

Second 11' awning. I see this option on a lot of listed models for sale. Assuming worth the money as no such thing as too much shade?

Factory Furrion back up camera. How does it display in the TV cab? I have an aftermarket Pioneer headunit in my TV with AV input, would it connect to that?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Todd
We have an '18 377RLBH

Tankless water heater. We're a family of three, and I like a nice long shower, but don't like surprise "cold shots" when someone turns on another faucet and the pressure drops. How is it performing on the 377? I assume it can also work fine off the fresh water tank when not connected to city water?
- we didn't at the recommendation of our dealer, since it would increase water usage over a standard and we wanted to be water conserve as we had limited capacity and tend to wash a lot of bottles / cups for our young daughter. Retrospect probably should have.

Slide out toppers. Most of our use will be in a wooded seasonal spot. Was thinking toppers would be good idea to keep debris off the slides, but I hear annual slide seal maintenance becomes a huge headache with slide toppers?
- get them... we have a lot of trees near our seasonal site and they are already proofing their value

Sani-con waste system. What is it?
- this is more for non-seasonal sites, but we bought it since I had carrying a sewer hose. It's a macerator system used to empty your grey/black tanks good videos on YouTube of how to use this.

Exterior grill. Is this the swing arm, too, or just the grill itself (which I am sure I can buy cheaper online)?
-besides the regular onboard cooktop the exterior grill is a swing arm bumper mount.

Second 11' awning. I see this option on a lot of listed models for sale. Assuming worth the money as no such thing as too much shade?
- another yes, we love the extra shade space for our daughter to play.

Factory Furrion back up camera. How does it display in the TV cab? I have an aftermarket Pioneer headunit in my TV with AV input, would it connect to that?
- it's a wireless transmitting camera to a monitor mounted in the cab. There is a 12v plug in the bedroom where you can bring the monitor indoors if you want to. Personally I did GM's wireless camera on my truck and it works great on my factory screen.




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Old 09-22-2017, 02:34 PM   #3
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I can help with two of your questions.
We LOVE our tankless water heater. We do not boondock and so love the ability to take a shower without having to turn off the water so you don't run out. Our heater cost us $350 extra but well worth it. We have had it for 2 years now and have gone thru 30lbs of LP each year and that includes our grilling (nightly) and oven use.

The optional awning really helps with shade and rain. you'll only have about 2 feet of gap between the 2 awnings. Go for that for sure!
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:54 PM   #4
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The only 2 options I can help out on is the extra awning...get it! Comes in handy for extra shade.

The slide toppers I do not have...and wish every time that we have gone camping that I did!
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:18 PM   #5
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I can help with two of your questions.
We LOVE our tankless water heater. We do not boondock and so love the ability to take a shower without having to turn off the water so you don't run out. Our heater cost us $350 extra but well worth it. We have had it for 2 years now and have gone thru 30lbs of LP each year and that includes our grilling (nightly) and oven use.

The optional awning really helps with shade and rain. you'll only have about 2 feet of gap between the 2 awnings. Go for that for sure!
So the tankless on yours has been great, awesome. I didn't realize it used propane to heat but I guess that makes sense. Electric wouldn't have the power to heat up fast enough. Good to know propane lasts either way.

Can you use it off the fresh water tank?
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We have an '18 377RLBH

Tankless water heater. We're a family of three, and I like a nice long shower, but don't like surprise "cold shots" when someone turns on another faucet and the pressure drops. How is it performing on the 377? I assume it can also work fine off the fresh water tank when not connected to city water?
- we didn't at the recommendation of our dealer, since it would increase water usage over a standard and we wanted to be water conserve as we had limited capacity and tend to wash a lot of bottles / cups for our young daughter. Retrospect probably should have.

Slide out toppers. Most of our use will be in a wooded seasonal spot. Was thinking toppers would be good idea to keep debris off the slides, but I hear annual slide seal maintenance becomes a huge headache with slide toppers?
- get them... we have a lot of trees near our seasonal site and they are already proofing their value

Sani-con waste system. What is it?
- this is more for non-seasonal sites, but we bought it since I had carrying a sewer hose. It's a macerator system used to empty your grey/black tanks good videos on YouTube of how to use this.

Exterior grill. Is this the swing arm, too, or just the grill itself (which I am sure I can buy cheaper online)?
-besides the regular onboard cooktop the exterior grill is a swing arm bumper mount.

Second 11' awning. I see this option on a lot of listed models for sale. Assuming worth the money as no such thing as too much shade?
- another yes, we love the extra shade space for our daughter to play.

Factory Furrion back up camera. How does it display in the TV cab? I have an aftermarket Pioneer headunit in my TV with AV input, would it connect to that?
- it's a wireless transmitting camera to a monitor mounted in the cab. There is a 12v plug in the bedroom where you can bring the monitor indoors if you want to. Personally I did GM's wireless camera on my truck and it works great on my factory screen.




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Ok, so I should look into if I can broadcast to my existing in dash monitor, otherwise it sounds like I have to set up a separate monitor each time I want to back up.

I looked up sani-con on YouTube. Yeah, I don't need that. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:22 PM   #7
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Besides king bed, what other options should I look at that I did not list? Luxury package will most likely be bundled in, never seen one without it. I like the cashmere upholstery package.
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We have king bed but we bought the one the dealer found us and it came that way but I'd rather have queen cause you have more room to get around bed and it has small nitestands
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So the tankless on yours has been great, awesome. I didn't realize it used propane to heat but I guess that makes sense. Electric wouldn't have the power to heat up fast enough. Good to know propane lasts either way.

Can you use it off the fresh water tank?
Yes it works off the fresh tank or city hook up. You don't have the option of electric with the tankless.
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An FYI if you choose a king, it's an RV king we did find that we did have enough room to fit a residential king but just barely. There will be very little room to walk around the bed but for us it was worth it to have the extra space much better night sleep than on a queen.

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