[QUOTE=Parrott_head;3038613]We took our new to us 2014 Cougar 25RET for a shake down cruise. We went down to our cabin and setup in the driveway.
I do not care for the amount of flex in the shower pan and will open the access up to that and see if it can be cribbed up a bit.
I would like to make a recommendation for the flex you have found in the shower pan, as I feel you run the risk of cracking the pan if it isn't taken care of. I have seen full size residential enclosures that have cracked when not supported properly as required by the manufacturers, so it is probably in your best interest to look into this and make a repair before you develop a leak.
The shower pan in our former toy hauler seemed to be supported well after we took ownership of it, but after a few outings developed flex, as you call it. I removed the small access panel near the floor on the front of the shower and I could see that the piece of plywood with short legs had shifted over and one of the support legs fell into the access hole in the floor for the shower drain. So, I moved this support assembly back into position and added a couple more legs. The space under there was too tight to add nails or screws to the assembly, so I sprayed Great Stuff foam under there to hold it all in place. The foam also added a little more support between the plywood and the floor. I never had a problem after that.
As for the refrigerator, we always ran ours on gas for a short time before leaving on a trip to make sure it was set right and we left it on gas until we hooked up to electric in the campground. It was very dependable for us, but it has to be level when parked.
The question you asked about running the furnace while traveling is a good one. I will be watching this thread for comments, as I too would like to know for those trips that are below freezing in the Great Lakes Region.
I hope you enjoy your new to you Cougar. Sounds like a lot of fun to be had.