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Old 02-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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We are in the Southwest corner, how about yourselves?
Us too!! Near Oxford.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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You are North and smidge west from us. We are near Caesar's Creek Lake. That is where we plan on going for our first camping trip. Thinking about near Dayton too for the Airport Museum.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:51 AM   #13
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So, here is the weird thing. The 298RES had the foam core floor. You could see the sandwich of it if you looked in the bathroom. The floor was the problem in trailer that was beyond an easy fix and needed to go back to factory.

The 308 RETS, we see plywood everywhere. Bathroom, under kitchen sink, floor vents under carpet, holes in carpet for rear shower plumbing. Under the plywood is white fluffy insulation. We are not sure what is under that. The plywood is 5/8 thick. This is not thick enough to span 3 feet. Houses use 3/4 and span 16 inches.
Actually, I am glad to hear that the floor is plywood vs. the luan/foam sandwich. I got wind of the sandwich business a few days ago and was disappointed that I had missed that item when evaluating this model. Ours will be here in a few weeks. Ship date is March 5. Got the hitch head put together this weekend. Reservations for first trip Easter weekend. Hope to run up to Colorado in late July to try whitewater rafting.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #14
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There doesn't seem to a forum dedicated to trip reports. Please do post pics of your Easter and Colorado trips?

Hope you have a great time!
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:29 PM   #15
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Lady Ann, So how is the new camper treating you?? I am new to camping and have the same camper on order. Actually, it is at my dealer but I can't get away from work until next week to pick it up. I am so excited! I have pretty much the same options as you with the larger air conditioner, the upgraded rims, the freestanding table, but I did pass on the chairs in the living area and went for another sofa with air mattress. With a 9 year old and a 1 year old we wanted each to have their own place to sleep but wanted the open area for the little one to play inside in cases of inclimate weather.
I have read over some of the other forums about what new campers should expect and purchase, and I was curious if you had anything you can suggest that is more "model specific" to the 308RETS.

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:30 AM   #16
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We are taking it out tonight to set it up for camping at a campground close by in case we forget anything.

I'm not sure if we have found anything extra that we had to purchase than what is on the general lists.

The screen for the furnace is wonky. The dealer told us the square one, but it doesn't fit right. We are thinking we should have went with our initial preference of the round one.

We are still experimenting with how to keep the chairs stable while towing. Right now they are bungie corded around the table pedestal, one leg each. There isn't enough room to lay them down since the table itself is bolted to the floor.

I will be checking forum before we leave tonight, so if you have any questions of things you would like me to pay attention to, just post.
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Give it a try without cords. We have not had any problems with them moving around on our rig at all. They are sitting on carpet.
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Give it a try without cords. We have not had any problems with them moving around on our rig at all. They are sitting on carpet.
When we visited the RV show about a month ago, I asked the dealer about the stability/movement of the standalone dinette set. He was emphatic that you didn't need to even bungee cord the chairs to the table... saying they will stay put even when you're moving.
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Your chairs will NOT move in transit.
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We were at the dealer today looking around and somebody was picking theirs up and we looked at the other one they had on the lot. The big question my wife came up with is the lack of counterspace, we do not have much in ours now but we have and extension that hooks on for additional space. The other thing I notice is there is no outlet around the counter area for a coffepot, other than that it is a beutiful trailer. How are you guys working around the counterspace issue?
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