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    Posted: 18 May 2019 at 6:45am
If the person who designed the RPOD only spent a night then having to raise the bed to access the heater would not be a problem since you only need to access it twice a year.  So it is not worth the extra cost to have easy access. Putting the heater anywhere but under the bed would take up much needed space.  In our Passport it is under the sink and takes up half of a cabinet.  Not a problem for use since we have too much cabinet space anyway.  If you search this board someone cut a hole in the outside wall and put in an access door.  Problem solved!
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I guess the biggest, most silly thing i know of is.............................. (drum roll)  Why the hell the fresh water drain plug, is NOT at the lowest point on the fresh water tank. It seems like an admission they don't care. 

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Originally posted by mjlrpod

I guess the biggest, most silly thing i know of is.............................. (drum roll)  Why the hell the fresh water drain plug, is NOT at the lowest point on the fresh water tank. It seems like an admission they don't care. 
Only if they knew.
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All in all, a pretty nice, durable little trailer.........I am sure some of the Connestoga wagons back in the day had their issues!LOL
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Mine is factory marked: fresh water drain, and fresh water drain low point.  They knew.
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177   2012  The head banger entertainment  centre over the bed...  I hear they have moved it in the newer model  177's... but still  to have put it there in the first place... !!!
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Originally posted by mjlrpod

I guess the biggest, most silly thing i know of is.............................. (drum roll)  Why the hell the fresh water drain plug, is NOT at the lowest point on the fresh water tank. It seems like an admission they don't care. 


Yeah, I plugged that one with a threaded plug and moved the drain point over to the cold water suction line: I added a 'T' fitting, one side goes to the factory suction line, the other to a threaded plug. (the picture shows a short pipe nipple and cap, but I changed it to a simple threaded plug when I bought one later on)

Of course, it's a little harder to get to now, since it is in the middle, but it is now at the very lowest point of the tank, and yet not as vulnerable to damage. The factory drain point was a short section of semi-rigid pipe that was likely to get broken if anything like road debris etc, hit it.

I also added pipe insulation after the picture was taken. 



 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jato Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2019 at 5:30pm
When we picked up our brand new 177 back in March 2011 the first and foremost issue was the awful mattress, after 3 attempts, nights, trying to sleep on it, I put up the white flag and purchased a Eurotop mattress.  Now 8 plus years later, just as comfortable and firm as the day we first got it.

Right up there, I think it is a tie for 1st place, was the poor engineering of the rubber flaps underneath the slide.  We live in mosquito, black fly, gnat territory in northern Michigan.  Our first ccouple attempts at camping in the UP of Michigan was a disaster - I would be up all night swatting full-blooded mosquitoes (mine) and by morning, it looked like a massacre with blood all over the walls and ceiling, my wife was NOT happy, neither was I.  Firgured out after the second night that the little blood sucker came in under the slide where there was a good 3/4 " gap between the rubber and the metal slide.  So I took off my undershirt, stuffed it in the "hole" and prayed to see good results, which I did.  Now, 8 plus years later I still use that old t-shirt to stuff the opening closed and NO MORE MOSQUITOES, BLACK FLIES, or GNATS nipping my blood during the night.  Yahoo!
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