Arkansas Travelers
We have had our 177SE a couple months, and have been getting it ready and outfitted to go on her first trip.  The main issue we had is the formaldehyde smell was very strong.  We tried to stay a night in it in the yard before we actually took it camping.  My wife made it a couple hours before we had to give up. So we aired it out for a couple weeks, tried the Ammonia in a shallow pan, and even baked it a couple times with the heater.  It took almost a month before the formaldehyde smell was finally gone. Other than that everything has been great. We went on the first camp out last week to a bluegrass music festival at Beacon Hill music/RV park in Harrison Arkansas.  Everything was perfect. We have plenty of room for my wife and myself. The walk around bed was one of the main features we liked about the 177SE and it works perfect for us. No more climbing over each other to get in bed.  We had a 21 foot Keystone Outback 21RS with the rear slide. and wanted to downsize. With the rear slide the Outback slept like a 28 foot trailer.  We really do not notice that much as to being more cramped in the 177SE.  The wet bath is a little smaller than the dry bath in the Outback. and their is no sink in the bathroom. But for just the two of us it works out really well.  The dinette is plenty good for us and is no smaller than we had before. Probably the only drawback I see is lack of storage for food items. We use the cabinet under the TV for the towels and bathroom items.  I am thinking about adding a small shelf above the window beside the bathroom (like I saw in another thread here). It would work great for light food items like cookies, chips, bread, ect.   Then Im going to reverse the door under the dinette seat by the outside door. Ill then install a heavy duty slide out shelf for all other food items.  After that I think she will work perfect for us.    zzzzzzzzzz (1) (Medium).JPG  zzzzzzzzzz (2) (Medium).JPG  zzzzzzzzzz (3) (Medium).JPG  zzzzzzzzzz (4) (Medium).JPG
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fireblot
Looks like a great first trip!  I love the red LED strip around the checkered mat..... very retro!

We initially had a strong formaldehyde smell also. I removed all the OSB storage covers, put them in the garage and set up fans for several days. After that we had no detectable odor.

Peter
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Alabama Jim
Great looking TT.  Glad you had fun and I pray you have many more fun and safe trips.
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Arkansas Travelers
Thanks guys. We are just now at the point in life to really start enjoying some travel and camp trips. We plan on using the trailer all we can.  I also set up at antique car swap meets as a vendor. So this smaller trailer will be a lot easier to use at the swap meets.  We have one swap meet camping trip planned for the end of this month, and at least one more before the weather turns too cold here in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas. Will post some pics of those trips later ...
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RuthieD
Cute set-up! The walk around bed was the main selling point for us too. That and the dinette that we didn't have to convert into a bed each night.
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Merriman
Thanks for your post.  We also just had our first outing and went to Lundingtion SP in Michigan.  Question:  Where did you get the outdoor rug?  We have a nice red striped one, but like the checkerboard!
Bob Merriman
2017 Retro 177SE 
2015 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost
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Arkansas Travelers
Merriman, We bought the mat on E-Bay. Just do a search of "checkered patio mat" and you should find plenty of sellers. They come in 6X9,  9X12,  and 9X18 foot sizes. Ours is 9X12 foot.  If you refine the search to "cheapest + shipping"  you should be able to find one  in the 50.00 to 100.00 price range, with free shipping, depending on the size you want.  
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Merriman
Got it.  Thanks for the information!!
Bob Merriman
2017 Retro 177SE 
2015 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost
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TrikePete
The mat is available at Amazon for $50... Camco 42827 Reversible Outdoor Mat (9' x 12', Checkered)
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