Hey Akchefe1, welcome to the forum from another Avenue Suite owner!
Originally Posted by Akchefe1
We just purchased a 2013 Avenue. Trying to figure out what is the purpose of the bottom shelf in the wardrobe closet. It is hinged and folds down.
I can’t find any info!
I think if you count me and you, that makes two active owners here. Although, there are a couple of owners of the Lounge versions of the Avenue that post here occassionally. They are Trailrunner1 and Kathy Asch. The other owners are no longer active. You'll find some of our previous posts here
About the drop-down, my wife's guess is the drop-down under the wardrobe is probably for transporting long dresses so they can hang down without wrinkles. Hey, it's a good a guess as any, but really, that feature just seems silly.
Congrats on your Avenue Suite. We like our '2012 and have had it for 2-1/2 years now and nearly 20,000 miles so far. Mechanically, the Chevy Express chassis has been very reliable. Just a MAF sensor, tires, and shocks are all I've done to it.
That being said, the coach has not been without problems and I've gotten pretty good at doing my all my own repairs (and there's been a lot). My current unresolved problems include:
- The fresh water tank will not draw down past about 2/3rds full yet the water pump is working fine (even replaced it, but problem remains). So for now, we keep it topped up and live on the top third of capacity. Another Suite owner on a different forum experiences the same problem.
- The water cold flow to the macerator toilet fill and bath faucet gradually declined to trickle during the time we've owned it. Haven't figured out yet how the two are related. Cold and hot wate pressure everywhere else is fine.
- Continue to have problems lighting the Suburban water heater on propane (electric works fine). Once it does start, it will continue, but with a very orange flame instead of blue. I've changed all swithes, resets, etc. but problem persists.
Again, welcome to the forum and hope to share information since we have the same model.