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Old 06-22-2017, 11:41 PM   #1
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Hello, we are new to the forum, however we bought a 2017 Freedom Elite 29FE July 16, 2016. We're part time, visiting the National Parks and trying to see as much of this great country of ours as we can. The coach had 1068 miles on it when we purchased, just turned 12,000 miles. It's had a few issues but all were fixed under warranty by CW in Akron, OH. Outstanding service department.

Last summer we visited Mount Rushmore, the Blackhills, Custer State Park, Devils Tower, Yellowstone NP, and Theodore Roosevelt NP- had an awesome time.

This spring we went to Utah and visited Arches NP, Dead Horse State Park, and Canyon Lands NP; Arizona to the South Rim of Grand Canyon NP; Nevada to Hoover Dam, Lake Meade and Las Vegas. Went back home for a month, then headed to Wisconsin for 3 weeks to spend some time with our daughter and grandchildren. Next we're headed to Mammoth Cave, KY and Nashville, TN.

We've done a few mods to make it more comfortable and give it the personal touch.

1. Installed a DirecTV Winegard Slimlne dish with a Gen 2 DVR receiver, video bridge and 2 Wireless min-Genies. Had to install an A/B switch to go from sat to OTA. Switched out the 40" Seika over the dinette for a 32" smart TV; added a 29" smart TV In the bedroom.

2. Installed MaxxAir deluxe fans w/ remote in bedroom vent and cab overhead vent.

3. Swapped out the "so called" bedroom mattress with a 6" memory foam mattress.

4. DW bought a twin memory foam mattress for the uncomfortable sofa, tucked it under the springs to make it tight. Then added a cheap 1 1/2" piece of foam (almost like an egg shell) on the back and cut it so it could be tucked into the seat and with a 4" overhang on the back. Made a world of difference.

5. We kept dropping small items from the cup holder ledge above the sofa behind it, so we cut a piece of 1/4 round molding the length of the ledge and velcro'd it down and put a piece of pipe insulation cut to fit on it - works great. Nothing falls behind the sofa and it's tight enough to keep the foam and sofa cover in place

6. Removed mattress parts from the overhead bunk area and converted into a storage area by putting plastic totes in the 2 storage wells and added 2- 4drawer plastic utility cabinets purchased from Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...inet/178717407) Only used 3 drawers from each cabinet and secured them with a tension curtain rod and velcro straps to keep drawers closed.

7. DW made a cover for the step well out of 3/4" plywood, stapled a carpet on it and added a drawer handle to lift it and place it.

8. Purchased bronze tension curtain rods from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1) and stone colored room darkening curtains from Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays...d=actual_color) for the rear exit window in the bedroom; put the same set- up in the living area to replace the cheap ugly privacy curtain; and as a divider between the bedroom and the kitchen so we don't have to use the plastic accordion door

9. Replaced the shower head with a Camco Shower Head Kit purchased from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Big difference

We love our 29FE and look forward to many more good times

Rob & Ruth and CeCee 8lb Shih Tzu
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:38 AM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on the rig with some great modifications. Continue to enjoy the adventure.


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Old 06-23-2017, 07:58 AM   #3
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

Looks like you've made some nice mods to your MH.

Happy Trails!!!
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:15 AM   #4
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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this place is great

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