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Old 08-23-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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We recently returned from our first trip in our 2015 Free Spirit (over 5000 miles traveled - 3 weeks out). The problems encountered we were able to take care of ourselves on the road without incurring any expense and just one two hour-long delay due to our dealership's service department forgetting to re-caulk the bathroom fan after fixing a short and reinstalling the fan. Rain made us aware (quickly) that there was a problem! Good thing it's a WET bath!

We self-installed a macerator on our unit and are very pleased with the result, not having to use the "stinky slinky" system the Free Spirit comes with (uninstalled it)!

We uninstalled the back door curtains and made/installed curtains/rod that sit INSIDE the back screen, so that we can close the curtains even when the screen is in place without having to access them from outside the RV or remove the screen in order to close the curtains from the inside. (Definitely a design "flaw.")

Removed the bathroom curtain and replaced it with a frosted panel to cover the clear window, so if we use the shower, there isn't a curtain to get wet and the bathroom always provides privacy without having to draw a curtain.

We're looking forward to our next (likely shorter) sojourn in our Free Spirit!

Already have learned from this forum and had some members answer our questions. Thank you! Find it very helpful reading that others are experiencing some of the same things that we are!
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:56 PM   #2
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welcome !!!

Good Day ,

We are new to this long distance RV life . I was curious where you went on the road trip you just took?

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Old 08-24-2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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Our first trip was not a "usual" trip, as much of the time we were travelling from one "family visit" to another and spending some of the days in relatives' driveways, sleeping, but not eating in the RV. We did stay in campgrounds in the Berkshires, Iowa, Nebraska and some boondocking on the way to our destination in Maine. Otherwise, we were hooked up to electric at our planned stops in Kentucky, Connecticut, Maine and Illinois before returning home. A lot of miles!
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Going from a 300# Teardrop to either a 2001 Aljo Model 241LT or a Cabin A 24' ultra lite at 2500#. The Aljo is 3850#. Looked at the Alljo today and the seller wants $5K but am sure he will come down. Seems to be in good shape mechanically but could use a good cleaning. Everything works. Looking at the Cabin A tomorrow. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
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