Not many. While I agree the outlets above the cooktop are not placed in an ideal location its not been much of a nuisance for us. But I think I understand why they either had to, or chose to put them where they did. Perhaps a better placement would have been on the side of the cooktop cabinet at the foot of the bed on the left. But not sure there would have been enough clearance there for code either.
My biggest complaint and like Ron have myself to blame for this as much or more than Oliver was the placement of the reading lamp option. Where they are located by default makes them literally useless. If setting at the side dinette and you turn one of them on, either side, effectively it lights
up the back of your head beautifully while casting a shadow on what you're reading on the table. The only way they can be utilized is to turn sideways, lift your reading material to shoulder height and turn the light
accordingly. Otherwise they are nice lights
. Moving them toward the center about a foot on both sides would be just about right. I mention this for anyone contemplating the reading light
option, by all means go for it just have them installed more inward from the corners.
Other than that the only item that could have been thought out better is the rear bumper dump outlet situation. I'm a small guy with not so large hands and even I find it very tight and restrictive in this small vertical space. Otherwise its a great idea having it all enclosed and protected. But by the time I installed a clear extension one could barely get the hoses properly attached. Another inch of vertical clearance would make a huge difference here.
To address some of Ron's other concerns or comments and this is not to disagree with him whatsoever, but we did not find our leveling device at the tongue to be off, comparing it with a 2 ft carpenters level placed in several areas around the camper from the floor to counter tops. My guess is its off just a hair but not much. I suspect there are differences from model to model.
Black water drains quite fast, but agree with Ron one needs to use the rinse out connection every time, not every few times. Gray water drains slower for some odd reason but can be hurried by raising the tongue a couple of inches off level. With camper at level fresh water drain leaves 13% in the tank, so I had to raise the tongue substantially to completely drain.
By the way I should add one problem we encountered were two brass fittings that go inside the inlets, one is the black water tank flush, the other is the winterizing inlet at the right rear or curb side of the trailer. This fitting requires a half inch hex head or allen head wrench to completely install so that the inlet isn't leaking profusely and it did with the black water flush. Not being able to find a allen head wrench this size locally I devised a shade tree mechanics version which I will upload photos of. Basically its a 2" long bolt, with 1/2 head, with two additional 1/2" nuts jammed together on the threaded end. Once this is assembled its only a matter of sticking the bolt head into the socket to tighten with wrench or socket driver.
The point being for anyone else with this issue don't run out a spend half a day looking for a very expensive part this works just fine. If you can screw in a light
bulb this is only half a notch more difficult.
Photos below, first the unseated brass part, then the homemade tool, then inserted to tighten.
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008
Ron mentioned issues with the stock location of the 120v outlets on his thread, do you have any issues?