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Old 05-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #29
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HAschner, we had a 20. Held up the kitchen window by opening and turning up the latches for a small opening (usually enough), or propping it open with a stick for more.

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Old 09-13-2016, 03:46 PM   #30
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Anyone still here?

I had a 2013 19 FC and loved it. Sold it this spring in an impetuous moment and have been back in the market. Can anyone comment on what it "feels" like to walk into a 20 vs 19? i.e. does the 20 feel more, less, or the same in terms of interior space? Light? I like the bathroom layout of the 20 and the kitchen counter space. No doubt about it. The think I liked least about the 19 was having literally zero counter space. Had to use the dinette table for counter space when prepping. Or put the cover on the sink and use that bit of space. The counter space on the 20 seems amazing.

I don't live near a dealer and have not been able to actually walk into a 20, but have seen several videos so I have a good sense for them.

Was curious about the one comment that mileage seemed to drop 3-4 mpg on the 20, as the weight differential is only 400 lbs.

Any and all comments welcome. I'm really thinking hard on the 2013 20 that's available.

As a side comment, trips are just me and the pup, and sometimes (with any luck ) two of us plus the pup. I liked on the 19 that the dog bed fit nicely under the dinette...the 20 I think as a little less space under there. Not a big deal though.
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Take a look at the "20 footers" thread. There is a lot of discussion and information within it. We tow our 20FC with a Chevy Tahoe and we are getting between 12 and 13 mpg, same as when we had the 19 foot.
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Was curious about the one comment that mileage seemed to drop 3-4 mpg on the 20, as the weight differential is only 400 lbs.

Any and all comments welcome. I'm really thinking hard on the 2013 20 that's available.

As a side comment, trips are just me and the pup, and sometimes (with any luck ) two of us plus the pup. I liked on the 19 that the dog bed fit nicely under the dinette...the 20 I think as a little less space under there. Not a big deal though.
My wife and I completed a ~32 day trip to Alaska and then lived in our 2015 FC 20, with our dog (cocker spaniel), for another two weeks when we got there. We started to *feel* cramped at the 6 week point but it wasn't bad. Honestly the biggest complaint is the smaller grey tank. Other than that we don't have much to complain about. I did upgrade the wheels to 16'' with Michelin LTX M/S tires, dropped the battery box and installed 2x 6v golf cart batteries, and replaced the converter with a Progressive Dynamics 4 stage model. We also bought a 4'' memory foam topper for the bed. I think that's most of the upgrades we plan on doing except for the fridge fan and the water pump.

My wife and I ended up splitting nights on the dinette with the dog and the bed. The bed can work for us if you sleep head to foot but it was just more comfortable to have one on the dinette and one in the bed. When we slept together on the bed we used 2x blankets (one for each) as the head to foot sleeping arrangement caused one of us to get uncovered. That did make it a bit more comfortable.

We averaged 11.1 mpg throughout the whole trip (basic outline was Oklahoma to Ohio to Washington to Anchorage) with a 2016 Toyota Tundra. If you want more details check the 20 footer thread...
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