hiteck
Hi and thanks for the add!

We just recently purchased a 2015 Whitewater Retro Jr 509. I've been searching the interwebs for additional information on the units and there's really not a lot out there. I'm hoping this forum will become a great resource to learn and share as we begin our journeys in this little guy. Photo May 23, 6 53 52 PM.jpg 
There's not a lot of space in the galley, but I'm having fun trying to maximize the space. I added a shower curtain rod below to help hold contents on shelf during transit. The mess netting should be good for light weight items as well. Currently using a trek pole to support the galley hatch until I can replace the gas shocks. Sometimes they hold and sometimes they don't.Photo May 26, 1 07 45 PM.jpg 
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mkevenson
CUTE, my old back would not make it.
Happy trails
Mark
Please buy Made in USA
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hiteck
Thanks Mark!

My 47 year old back is going to appreciate the raised queen size bed and no more sleeping on the ground on an inflatable mattress that doesn't stay inflated. The comforts of AC is going to be greatly appreciated as well.
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gelswick
neat!!
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Tim S
Looks like new! Where is the AC? I thought they were mounted in the kitchen wall on that model.
Tim
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SunnMunoz
They are in the roof instead of a fan in the 509s
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Tiki2some
Wish we could have gone that small. Buying our trailer, we started looking at teardrops, but decided they weren't right for us in our mid- upper-60's. Wishing you best of luck and many happy adventures with your Retro!
~ Linda & Bill
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hiteck
Tim S wrote:
Looks like new! Where is the AC? I thought they were mounted in the kitchen wall on that model.
Tim


The AC is mounted behind the back galley wall in the cabinets. The chrome pieces on the side are ventilation for the heat. I've yet to find where condensation goes. I can see a shallow pan under the ac, but I've not pulled anything out yet to find out.
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SunnMunoz wrote:
They are in the roof instead of a fan in the 509s


SunnMunoz is correct about the new model 509s. I'm not sure when they made that change though.
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hiteck
Tiki2some wrote:
Wish we could have gone that small. Buying our trailer, we started looking at teardrops, but decided they weren't right for us in our mid- upper-60's. Wishing you best of luck and many happy adventures with your Retro!


Thanks TIki2some. They're not for everybody We're early to mid 40's so we were basically just looking for easy setup, a decent mattress and AC. Basically a rolling tent with storage and AC lol.
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Tom
If it's like my 155, the AC condensate goes nowhere.  It's, in theory, evaporated by the coils, but in the event of extra, it can cause a moisture problem.  

That happened in my 155 causing soft floor.  Might want to investigate and consider a fix in advance.  

Yes, rolling tent, with AC, and a nice soft bed!  😃
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hiteck
Tom wrote:
If it's like my 155, the AC condensate goes nowhere.  It's, in theory, evaporated by the coils, but in the event of extra, it can cause a moisture problem.  

That happened in my 155 causing soft floor.  Might want to investigate and consider a fix in advance.  

Yes, rolling tent, with AC, and a nice soft bed!  😃


Tom does your 155 have a pan under the AC?
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Tom
Yes, there was a folded tin "pan" under the AC, secured with screws, partially sealed with caulk. 
Fail.
Part of the fix was to replace the pan with one without holes, and line the AC compartment with poly membrane exiting outside the camper.
There's an old thread with pics on here somewhere.  I'll look.
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Tom
https://www.riversidervowners.com/post/wall-unit-air-condition-condensation-problem-and-fix-8248923?pid=1293456158&highlight=ac+fix
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hiteck
Thanks Tom! I'll definitely take a look.
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