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Old 04-03-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Today it finally happened about 18 months after we started this journey, we placed our order for an FL36 from Camping In Style in Brooklin Ontario.
I want to thank all the members of this forum who allowed me to join and participate in the various discussions. Frankly I am not sure I would have proceeded without the knowledge gained from being a part of this. I have come to realize that even though we may want to believe these units to be pristine that some issues will arise. The success of this journey will depend on how we react to them and this forum has certainly opened my eyes.
Ironically the trailer was ordered one day to the year that I joined this forum... a good omen I hope.
Now we are in standby until delivery date.Edited by: par
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:04 AM   #2
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Congratulations! Being fulltimers and traveling this great country, we have found that we only travel about 200 miles a day and then stay at a RV park for two nights to minimize the stress of getting to our destination. Heck, we are both retired... what's the hurry. Set your cruise control to 55 or 60 and save on your fuel costs, and when you get to where you are going ask for weekly or better yet monthly rates from the RV parks. You will save big bucks over the nightly rates.

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:07 AM   #3
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Paul, congratulations. My wife and I own a 36FL (2012 model) and love it. We have made a few minor modifications including towel holders purchased at Home Depot, affixed to the shower wall (epoxy glue), Black and Decker under cabinet coffee maker, magnetic knife holder behind stove top (again glued to wall using epoxy glue). Hopefully you ordered your coach with the g tires and larger capacity wheels and 8K axels. We didn't have the opportunity to order the 8K axels and we upgraded to 14 ply steel belted tires and the larger capacity wheels (sendel model T04 rated at 3750lbs each). We also have a dishwasher and what a wonderful addition that is!! We do not have a generator nor washer/dryer. Thanks to a multitude of folks on this forum I installed an additional gate valve on our sewer boom to allow both grey tanks to be used as in the FL only 1 tank is used for the bath and kitchen and the other tank is reserved for the washer/dryer. You may want to check with Redwood as I think for 2013 they readjusted the grey tanks and now have them configured to handle the grey water collection differently. We also have the slim line Wingard DirectV satelite with 4 drops including the basement (you may want to check with your dealer/factory if you want additional drops installed). Our latest addition is an EZ air bed that we purchased from Frontgate (frontgate.com and search for EZ bed) we also purchased a 2 1/2 memory foam topper for it.. We purchased that as the 36FL does not have a "sofa bed" option and we have Grandchlidren.Congrats again and we know you will really enjoy your new redwood coach as we certainly to. We have traveled over 35K miles in the year we have owned it and are planning a East Coast trip this year.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:14 AM   #4
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Paul and Anita,
congrats on the new purchase and I'm glad you found information on this forum helpful when ordering your in home. Life is a journey, full of challenges and many bends in the road with each one building memories. Enjoy the freedom your new Redwood offers. I'm glad to hear that your plan is coming together and I hope it brings happiness to you and yours.

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:03 AM   #5
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Paul,

Congratulations on submitting the order. What options did you decide on getting. As per John's note, I also have the dealer installing a similar valve to balance the 2 grey water tanks.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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We just spent our first long weekend in our new 36FL. Hardly feels like real camping...except for the return of that wonderful campfire odor. Congratulations!

It's not my intention to muck up this thread but how do I determine whether my grey tanks are set up in a fashion similar to Jim's?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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We just spent our first long weekend in our new 36FL. Hardly feels like real camping...except for the return of that wonderful campfire odor. Congratulations!

It's not my intention to muck up this thread but how do I determine whether my grey tanks are set up in a fashion similar to Jim's?


Search for a post by "TravelinAnderson" dated February 11, 2013. He has pictures of the modification and parts list.

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I am having problems finding TravelinAnderson posting on 2-11-2013. Any suggestions on how I can find it? Thanks.
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To to the Search feature at the top of home page and CLI k on Search. You can then search by user name. Put in TAs full name and click the all posts square. TAs post is on page 4, I believe.
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