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Old 11-01-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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22-Footers

We just got a new (to me) 2012 22FB, after a long shopping and studying phase.**I was looking at 20, 22, and 23 footers. Now that we have the 22, I've got lots of plans for enhancements, and I'm jealous of the "20-footers" thread, so thought I would start one!

And I've got a question to start things off.**This is crazy maybe, but I can't figure out how to make the dinette table I to a bed. The manual says lift it off the pedestal, but I can't get it to budge!

Maybe this isn't the stock table?
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

I almost went for this model, but ended up with a FC20, as you may know already from the thread you linked. Patrick from Colonial AS, who was very helpful with my search for an RV/trailer for years, shows how to lower the dinette table of a newer model in the following video. Maybe your table is different, as your photo does not seem to anticipate Patrick's moves?

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The manual is out of date as per usual. The new version had those two locks.
Open the both, push the table down then lock the two locks.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:03 PM   #4
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The manual is out of date as per usual. The new version had those two locks.
Open the both, push the table down then lock the two locks.
Geez, so easy.

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It was between the bigger bed of the 22 and the great kitchen of the 20. I wish there was a combo of these two.
Ditto to that. Our corner galley is a hit with the missus, and it has the LP oven which we definitely wanted.

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I plan on replacing the microwave and two burner range top with a traditional propane stove. I also want to upgrade the sink and work on optimizing the storage, which is quite a bit tighter than my 19' Bambi.

Then more battery and solar.
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Sounds good. I got some smaller Sterilite containers (to match OEM ones under our bed) with fixed flip top lids, many of which fit in each of the various larger overhead cabinets to organize the spaces. Not sure if you have similar cabinets over the bed, but I can work about a dozen of these into those two cabinets:

http://www.sterilite.com/SelectProdu...=249&section=1

Real handy for smaller stuff which can be hard to reach over the bed. Or for heavier stuff under the dinette seats.

Amazon had a box of six for about $20 as I recall, plus lots of other sizes.

Edit -- see here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...ml#post1698373
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Added a few things to enhance the functionality:

An IKEA magnetic strip to hold some kitchen utensils and spice jars.

Shampoo and soap dispensers for the bathroom.
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Now I'm eyeing this space. This would be a lot more useful with some shelves for kitchen stuff. I think the TV needs to go to the bedroom.
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I've also got my eye on this. Seems like a lot of wasted space, in the very limited kitchen storage.
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Curious how you mounted the Ikea magnetic strip on the galley wall?

We have a 22, and we keep most kitchen items below the sink. Please post detailed pictures once you finish organizing.

I have already (sadly) winterized and broken camp for the season, removing most items for storage at home. Otherwise I would post pictures.
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Thanks Peter! That's it exactly.

It took a lot of second and third guessing, but we finally went with the 22 over the 20 for two main reasons: the bigger bed, and I found a lightly used late model 22 for a fair price. It was between the bigger bed of the 22 and the great kitchen of the 20. I wish there was a combo of these two.

I am not sure what year units you are talking about... but my 22' Safari (2004) has a 'corner kitchen'; in fact it is larger than any other kitchen I have seen in any unit of comparable or even slightly larger size.
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I am not sure what year units you are talking about... but my 22' Safari (2004) has a 'corner kitchen'; in fact it is larger than any other kitchen I have seen in any unit of comparable or even slightly larger size.
Is this the tandem axle 22'? We were referring to the Bambi Sport 22FB.
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