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Old 08-30-2015, 07:48 PM   #1219
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I agree about the upper cabinets. I much prefer the lift door cabinets in the Flying Cloud over the fiberglass sliding doors in the International and Classic. I would go so far as to pay extra for the Flying Cloud style upper cabinets.

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The Classic overhead cabinets have lift up solid Cherry wood doors, not fiberglass sliders. We find the interior space to be large enough. I cannot image that the Flying Cloud cabinets are any larger inside.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:42 AM   #1220
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when we bought our 25FB, we looked at all of the flavors on the lot. the more expensive iterations all seemed to have 'designer' interiors that were highlighting various color combinations, all of them sort of dark. black cabinets with back lite sliding doors, counter tops of dark material, and so on, and while they looked pretty good sitting on the lot, our experience is unless the interior is light and bright, it will become depressing on those gloomy rainy days we all encounter.

so we opted for the light wood work, floors and ultra leather treatments. this is the only RV we have ever owned that does not feel like you are entering a cave. we could not be happier with our choice, hope you are as well.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:21 AM   #1221
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Quick question for all you FC 25 FB owners. My wife would like me to install a screw-onto-the-wall paper towel roll holder somewhere in the kitchen/dinette area - out in the open or inside a cabinet, but handy to spills, and not on the aluminum wall. I'd rather not have on of those portable vertical paper towel roll holders that sits on the counter - another thing to store before towing. For those that have affixed a paper towel roll holder to their FC 25 FB .... where did you affix it?
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:43 PM   #1222
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Quick question for all you FC 25 FB owners. My wife would like me to install a screw-onto-the-wall paper towel roll holder somewhere in the kitchen/dinette area - out in the open or inside a cabinet, but handy to spills, and not on the aluminum wall. I'd rather not have on of those portable vertical paper towel roll holders that sits on the counter - another thing to store before towing. For those that have affixed a paper towel roll holder to their FC 25 FB .... where did you affix it?

that material is sawdust so i would not be putting screws into it expecting it to hold any weight. there are all sorts of adhesive products that will serve this purpose even if you have to use the adhesive part with a paper towel holder you already have.

you can also get, if you look for it, a 3M product, 'high bond' tape. i use it extensively on my all aluminum boat and it takes the pounding and exposure to moisture and such and does not let go.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:28 PM   #1223
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that material is sawdust so i would not be putting screws into it expecting it to hold any weight. there are all sorts of adhesive products that will serve this purpose even if you have to use the adhesive part with a paper towel holder you already have.

you can also get, if you look for it, a 3M product, 'high bond' tape. i use it extensively on my all aluminum boat and it takes the pounding and exposure to moisture and such and does not let go.
I was not looking for how to attach as much as where to attach. Where have other FC 25 FB owners found a handy place to attach one.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:28 PM   #1224
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Have a paper towel holder that hinges on the top of a cabinet door. No holes. It does unwind on a bumpy road sometimes.


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Old 09-01-2015, 11:32 PM   #1225
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We keep a roll of paper towels in the cabinet over the pantry. Works for us. Not elegant, but it is ok.

When we were looking, I opened one of the International sliders and it bit my finger. That was enough. I didn't see what the International offered that was worth the $4,000 more at the time. It is probably more now. Ours is a Special Edition and had a bit more than the standard Safari and that had all the upgrades we wanted.

Gorgeguy, you bet they leak. They especially leak when new and you haven't yet fixed all the bad caulking and design issues, or you had it done on warranty. In recent years they have added rubber seals in some places (cars have had that for generations), but use the cheapest rubber seals they can find. The good news, once it all gets fixed, you can count on fewer leaks in the future.

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Old 09-02-2015, 08:27 AM   #1226
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Over the years, on two 25FB's, we have tried several locations for the paper towel roll. We have mounted the spring load type holder under the counter near the range top and by the door. We didn't like these as it seemed in the way and blocked the kitchen window view. We also tried it on the inside of the under sink cabinet door on the '05 with the double sink. We found it to be too "klunky" there.

We finally went to one of the vertical paper towel holders. We keep it in the corner of the kitchen counter right next to the trailer door. We have been using this system for about eight years now, and find that it works best for us.

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Old 09-03-2015, 08:02 AM   #1227
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One reason we got rid of our "05 Bambi International was that my wife, at 5'2", had to stand on a stool to reach past the sliding cabinet doors to get to items in the back.
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One reason we got rid of our "05 Bambi International was that my wife, at 5'2", had to stand on a stool to reach past the sliding cabinet doors to get to items in the back.
My wife wont have too many problems with the cabinets, she is 6ft 0 which is why we are looking at the 2015 and 16 models so the AC unit doesn't hang down. She has also since discovered the walk through videos on the Colonial Airstream website and seems sold on the International decor. We are planning our trip down to NJ in three weeks (in-laws are visiting).
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We just installed our paper towel holder under the overhead bin, just to the right of the sink. Because the bin bottom was not solid wood, I used a flat head screw with washer through the bin floor and a acorn nut on the machine screw at the paper towel holder.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:00 AM   #1230
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Greetings from Nevada. We have now been on the road with New Lucy for 56 consecutive days. All her systems are working well, and we have had no maintenance or repair issues. We hope that this behavior continues. We hope to be traveling for another month or so.

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Oh, do be careful. You say nice things about the hardware, and the echo of the words induces a random failure immediately after....


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I sure hope not. Knock on wood.

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