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Old 07-04-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Misc. questions

Husband and wife planning to roam for a year in a 2012.

1. How is the built in GPS system
2. Anyone remove the 2nd row captain chairs and add some "container store"
units for crafts etc.
3. Bike rack, easiest to use
4. Is there an Ipod connection
5. Your favorite Wi-Fi connection device for a laptop
6. Just how much can you get in the frig
7. Any small storage under the bed from the back door access
8. Does the electric awning also work manually.
9. Anyone leave the bed in the use mode all the time or if not where do you stuff the bedding

Thanks and have a kind day
Ty and Janet
Colorado
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Ty,

I am picking up a 2011 Mercedes Interstate at the end of the week. The 2011 does not have the built in GPS but I use my Iphone GPS more often when I am in my Lexus just because it is easier. I believe the 2012 comes standard with GPS and an Ipod hook up. I am not mechanical at all so it will be interesting to see how difficult it is for me to work everything. We added a trailer hitch pod on the back of ours for extra storage. My wife informed me that we are not going to leave the lounge in the "bed position" therefore we will be using the storage pod for extra stuff like bedding, towels, chairs etc. My email is bsouthwell@pjs.com. We will have to compare notes.... I tried to send you a "private message"...but the system would not let me....said I need to be a "trusted" member...no idea how to do that. My direct office is 713-237-2012.

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Husband and wife planning to roam for a year in a 2012.

1. How is the built in GPS system
2. Anyone remove the 2nd row captain chairs and add some "container store"
units for crafts etc.
3. Bike rack, easiest to use
4. Is there an Ipod connection
5. Your favorite Wi-Fi connection device for a laptop
6. Just how much can you get in the frig
7. Any small storage under the bed from the back door access
8. Does the electric awning also work manually.
9. Anyone leave the bed in the use mode all the time or if not where do you stuff the bedding

Thanks and have a kind day
Ty and Janet
Colorado
Ty,
I just purchased a 2012 Interstate so lots to learn but I did run across this interesting approach to WiFi .... link below .... Good Luck!

Mali Mish - An Airstream Travel Blog. Ľ Blog Archive Ľ Unlimited mobile broadband for the traveler – Unplugged.
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6. Just how much can you get in the frig
7. Any small storage under the bed from the back door access
8. Does the electric awning also work manually.
9. Anyone leave the bed in the use mode all the time or if not where do you stuff the bedding


6. A lot, actually. It's pretty deep, we usually kept a bunch of waterbottles on the bottom level, a carton of soy milk, and sundry meats/breads/etc.
7. Lots of storage in the "trunk." We found a clear plastic bin at Wal-mart that fit the space between the vertical support rails pretty well, used it for elec wires, water hose, cleaning supplies, etc. To the left we stored a screen house, to the right an airbed (not needed). Behind the bin we put two folding chairs and the poles for the screen house.
8. The awning has a manual backup handle.
9. We left the bed in use position for the whole trip. We bought a 1 1/2 inch memory foam queen pad to put on top...stored a few items underneath (cat litter box and disassembled cat carrier...need to be able to reach the circuit breakers tho). However, there is unused space above the wheel wells and the top rear cabinet is HUGE (can stuff items into left and right of that space.)

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Thanks for all your info. Maybe after a year in one we will be experts on storage and be able to help others.
Have a kind day
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