Ralph L Staub
My 199 arrived as ordered several weeks ago. Very happy with the build quality (save for the non-functional TV antenna - dealer will correct). Some things I've discovered so far...

1. Door / awning collision problem has been corrected with a gas shock stay in the door. Door opens 90 deg. only, but that's enough.

2. Second "galley" grey water tank is in place. Drain plumbing does not join black and shower grey drain, so you must move or "Y" hoses when dumping.

3. Jensen stereo is less than grand, but for the price, It puts the wiring in the right places. Components can always be changed.

4. I had "JT's StrongArm" jack stabilizer system installed aftermarket. Best decision I ever made. Trailer is more stable than my concrete slab house. Very impressed.

5. Added electric tongue jack aftermarket. With the overzealous tongue weight of the 199fks, I'm letting technology crank that thing up. It has a manual crank too if you need.

6. Found some Turquiose thermal room darkening drapes at Big Lots! that, with some modification, should play well to keep the bedroom warm at night.

7. The custom twin bed option they did for us provides even more storage. There's access doors on the sides of the trailer under each twin, and no door in back. Overhead bedroom cabinetry has been eliminated due to the redesign, but cabinetry over the foot of the bed on the side walls has been added to compensate.

All in all, very happy. Can't wait to get out and about for our first adventure!!!

Ralph
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Pboonevt
Sounds like a great unit!  Post up some pics when you get a chance - would love to see it!
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Ralph L Staub
Because they're twins, i went to Ikea and bought standard twin mattresses, foregoing the stock foam. The bed bases are actually closer to "Twin XL" (39"x80"), but the rounded slope of the back wall at the head of the bed is a bit clostrophobic for me. I'll use one of the stock foam mattresses to fashion padded headboards to fill the 6" gap.
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Ralph L Staub
Pboonevt wrote:
Sounds like a great unit!  Post up some pics when you get a chance - would love to see it!

If we ever get some bloody sunshine in MD, I'll consider taking some better ones... these are all from my first visit to her at the dealer. I also had the kitchen sink replaced with a single bowl. The duals are so small you cant hardly get a plate in them.
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Alabama Jim
Ralph, you have a beautiful trailer.  The photos are great.  May God Bless You with many fun and safe trips.
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Pboonevt
Ralph L Staub wrote:
If we ever get some bloody sunshine in MD, I'll consider taking some better ones... these are all from my first visit to her at the dealer. I also had the kitchen sink replaced with a single bowl. The duals are so small you cant hardly get a plate in them.


Very nice!  Hopefully the spring weather will be here soon!!!
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Gaelicdog
The antenna on ours did not work either. The coax had been stripped back but the coating on the center copper core had not been removed.

Ours has the gas shock as well but mounted where it allows the door to open a few inches too far, thus the rubbing and subsequent damage.
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Blue Lagoon
Looks great.  We have the Twin Beds in our current trailer...not Riverside owner's yet.  We will want them again.  More storage, more room to get dressed and it's like have a "lounge" area back there.

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Ralph L Staub
Shakedown cruise, 17 mi. from home.
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sbates
I like the matching colors of your chairs and rug. Even your two dogs match the color scheme. lol
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efhughes3
Good info, thanks and enjoy!
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