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    Posted: 27 Sep 2017 at 12:43pm
Just looking a Couch's RV Nation website to see what changed in the 2018 models.  The only things I could visibly see were the aluminum DOUBLE steps and the change to the Furrion bluetooth stereo with a separately mounted speaker switch on the RPOD wall.  

No issues....just observing.  I did just buy a set of double steps as our single step is more like a jump.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jato Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2017 at 8:04pm
When we purchased our 177 back in January 2011 one of the first mods I did was to re-do the steps as the first step out the door was 11 inches and the second to the ground was 5,"  By taking it off and re-configuring the way it attached to the bracket I was able to make it 8" on both steps, much easier for entering and exiting.  And yes, we never did get the  4" adapter to make the pod sit higher.  If I ever do that then I will do as you did and purchase a double step setup.
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Unfortunately FR is going with new fabric. For our model we had to pick one from the new selection due to it still being built. This is what our dealer sent us from three models they have on their lot with the new fabric color choices:


Slate-
http://www.hrvc.com/rv/wilmington+nc/forestriver+traveltrailer/1303/forest+river+r-pod+179

Stone-
http://www.hrvc.com/rv/wilmington+nc/forestriver+traveltrailer/1306/forest+river+r-pod+179

Desert-
http://www.hrvc.com/rv/wilmington+nc/forestriver+traveltrailer/1300/forest+river+r-pod+179

We decided on the desert. Wanted the seagrass though. Really looking forward to getting ours in about 5 weeks still.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Subzilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 2017 at 7:17am
The stone has been there for the last few years. We just got ours this past March in stone. Wilmington? Where do you live? We're 4 hours away just east of Charlotte.
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Jacksonville. We've stayed in Concord a few times.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Watts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 2017 at 10:43pm
What steps did you buy?  Where?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wayword1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 2017 at 7:48am
We just completed our first camping trip with our 2018 182G and here is what I found.
1. The Furrion Bluetooth doesn't seem to do anything, but play radio.
    We downloaded the app and connected nothing happens. Tried plugging in our iphones to play music - no results, tried to connect the tv to play external speakers, no results.

2. The double steps are nice and installing the Camco carpet quiets them down a lot.

3. The thermostat for the A/C is right below the unit. It would not maintain temperature on a hot day. If the side vent is open the A/C will shut down because it blows on the thermostat.
We closed the vent and put some aluminum tape about 2" above the stat which reduced the cycling and the unit had no problem keeping up with the sunny 90 degree days.

   4. I strongly recommend anyone buying one of these to open all of the cavities - Forest River apparently does not clean up after themselves. We found loose pipe fittings, screws, pieces of wood and sawdust everywhere.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mcarter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 2017 at 8:17am
Wayword1,

+1 to opening areas and cleaning construction debris. Look behind power convertor/fuse panel, under shower and be sure and flush/drain your fresh water tank. I had plastic debris in my fresh water tank, it gets sucked into the faucets, etc.
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Thanks for the additional heads up. I did not look behind the power converter and will do that.
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Originally posted by Wayword1



   4. I strongly recommend anyone buying one of these to open all of the cavities - Forest River apparently does not clean up after themselves. We found loose pipe fittings, screws, pieces of wood and sawdust everywhere.


So Wayword1 you dont think R=Pod will make the pages of Better Homes & Campers? LOL

I agree, was kind of surprised with amount of building debris I found in mine. I guess FR hasn't discovered how to use a shop vac yet?
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