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Old 01-24-2016, 10:44 AM   #15
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There is a recall on four screws to hold the tank bracket to the tongue. The BS fact is supposedly only a dealer can do the repair at some indeterminable date.

Some grade 8 bolts from the local hardware store and get'er done.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:35 PM   #16
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What is the longest period of time you all have stayed in your 23 ft? My husband and I (along with our 2 basset hounds) are thinking about a summer road trip which could span several months. We love to be outside but also enjoy relaxing inside at night and we know from experience that there will be times when we get back to back days of rain. Anyone out there travel in their 23 ft for months at the time? If so, any tips on organizing the space with 2 dogs?
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:10 AM   #17
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My wife and I drove 13,700 miles with 95 contiuous nights in our 23FB from Seattle to Newfoundland with (unexpected) light snow in the Rockies, spring thunderstorms, tornado warnings in Nebraska, and light hail (fortunately). We had multiple rainy days with temperatures in the 40's. Our 20 lb. Westie was with us the entire trip. Tips?
1. flannel sheets!!!
2. determine best place for dogs to sleep - under dinette didn't work as planned. I made bed for Sparky on top of the lowered table to keep her out of the walkway. Floor is cold. Have good bedding. We used closed cell foam.
3. Slippers (for humans) - floor gets cold
4. Train dogs to stay where you want them to be while working around stove.
5. Down comforter.
6. Keep sufficient ptopane in tanks
7. We made easily removable plexiglass covers for windows next to dinette to prevent Sparky from damaging screens. They wedge between levers that open the window.
8. Games, dvd's and wine. Or "Screech" when in Newfoundland.
9. Sympathy for every time your spouse bangs their head on the cabinet above the bed towards the front of the coach.
10. Practice using Fantastic Fans to get air flow to your liking. Keeps moisture down and modulates temp, but coordinating the two fans to get the direction and amount if flow you want may require trial and error.
11. Extra pillow against aluminum "head board" - it gets cold! (Or maybe a stocking cap).
We love traveling with our Westie in our Airstream.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:51 AM   #18
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We have spent 6.5 weeks, starting in Sept and into Oct. We traveled from CA to YS, MT, Maine and back to CA. It was about 12K miles. That is not months, and we have a couple of small poodles, not bassets. We allow the dogs on the bed and have a set of cushions on the floor at the foot of the bed which gives them a bit of a cave where they can retreat. They are crate trained and feel safe in an enclosed space. The structure of a long walk in the morning and late afternoon helped keep the dogs active and was good for me as well. Traveling either works for you or not, based on your personal comfort level with small spaces. It does not work for everyone. Our problem was not the rain keeping us in the trailer, it was hoards of people, lines, traffic, and places that were not dog friendly. Summer = hot. You may find the heat keeps you inside for AC more than the rain. Keep the trailer clean and organized. The bassets need a place for water and food. If they eat on a regular schedule that helps. There is not much floor space for the water bowl that does not see foot traffic. Plan on cleaning up spills. It's part of the price of admission. Good luck with your trip. Stay safe. Pat
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I've got the same 23FB in the Flying Cloud series...and the gap between the top of the door and the fan works just fine for us.
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:24 AM   #20
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Another modification possibility for air flow comfort.

We replaced both FanTastic fans in our 23D with the Maxxfan 7000K series. They have their own water shield when open (no big extra cost shroud like with Fantastic) and come standard with a ten speed reversible fan motor (reversible fan switch is extra cost from Fantastic) and a remote control. One control can be used for both fans.

Thus we can shift the air flow direction inside of the trailer for front to back or back to front depending on whether we are sitting at the dinette or sleeping. That is often all we need at night to sleep in comfort instead of the air conditioner system.
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Twin beds, 23'flying cloud fb

Am working on replacing the queen bed, with 2 twin beds, 34" fore and aft...has anyone done this? Suggestions..thanks
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