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Old 11-04-2019, 01:03 PM   #29
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M Liner - thanks for the impression and opinions. For those that feel like the 38 RW or BB is too large, may be a great fit. Options are always good things.

Regarding the overhang - if the overhang length is the same, and the wheelbase is shorter, you will run into more risk of dragging the tail and the tail will swing more when you turn.
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Old 11-06-2019, 04:37 PM   #30
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@m liner- Thanks for the detailed impressions!

On one hand it doesn't seem logical to go with the 35MB given all the tradeoffs for less than 3 feet. On the other hand... I've been in Yosemite for a week, and I checked to see what would fit in the Upper Pines campground: The 35MB would fit in 62 sites. The 38s would fit in... 0. I know I could probably squeeze the 38 in without issue... but 35/36 is a common official cut-off. Our travel style is as close to our destination as possible- biking and hiking from our "base" without having to drive every day. I wonder if the trade-offs are worth it. Can't wait to check them out in person.

Did you happen to see it with the slides closed? It appears the rear bed is still usable when the slides are closed but wanted to confirm.
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Old 11-06-2019, 04:58 PM   #31
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@m liner- Thanks for the detailed impressions!

On one hand it doesn't seem logical to go with the 35MB given all the tradeoffs for less than 3 feet. On the other hand... I've been in Yosemite for a week, and I checked to see what would fit in the Upper Pines campground: The 35MB would fit in 62 sites. The 38s would fit in... 0. I know I could probably squeeze the 38 in without issue... but 35/36 is a common official cut-off. Our travel style is as close to our destination as possible- biking and hiking from our "base" without having to drive every day. I wonder if the trade-offs are worth it. Can't wait to check them out in person.

Did you happen to see it with the slides closed? It appears the rear bed is still usable when the slides are closed but wanted to confirm.
I have been lieing to campgrounds for years. If the cutoff is 35' and you are 38 or more, just tell them your are 35'. Anyone ever measure your coach at check-in

My 45' went into many 40' max sites, my current 36 I actually lie about it being 40' for larger sites

It really does work. Plus it makes you feel good, or at least it did me.

Get the one you like and learn to lie.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:08 PM   #32
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Mmontheroad,
I did see the unit with both slides in. The bedroom/bed are accessible, but with the foot of the bed up against the clothes dresser one would have to climb on the bed to get to the other side. One could only access the upper wardrobe closets.
The bathroom and refrigerator were also fully accessible, and, if one had to spend the night in a roadside rest stop or Walmart parking lot it did not feel overly cramped, IMO.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:15 PM   #33
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Ziggy8321,
It seems some of those length restrictions were posted in another era. A far greater problem I find traveling during the summer is just finding an available campsite if one did not make reservations, especially around weekends, but that would be a discussion for another thread.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:28 PM   #34
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The only issue I'm having is the lithiums absorb so much power so easily it can overheat the charger/inverter. The solution is to throttle back the charge rate from default 100% to 30-40%... which seems to solve the overheating problem. A better solution is better venting and ideally passive heatsinks to manage the heat generating from pushing upwards of 8k watts power from the Onan into the batteries... I'm noodling on how to reengineer the inverter bay with better ventalation and heat dissapation.

I have a fix to vent the cabinet.

I added an inspection cover to vent the storage cabinet and installed 1/2 inch mesh screen to keep any unwanted animals out.

On Amazon.com order a Valterra 5 inch access hatch and a 5 1/2 inch hole saw. Order a good hole saw. The metal cabinets steel is thicker than it appears.

The mesh screen is installed on the underside.
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