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Old 03-16-2014, 03:18 AM   #1
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3850FL questions

Hopefully this is the right place to ask. I'll be seeing the unit I'm buying for the first time Saturday when I drive 6 hours up to Virginia to purchase it. But I won't be taking possession until two weeks later, when we all drive back up with the truck. When we pick it up the plan is to get a run through of all the systems, then hitch up and camp nearby for a few days to make sure everything is working fine.

When I go up to give them the check and complete the sale, I'll have my 17 year old, autistic, epileptic son with me. I won't have a lot of time, either since we're going to return the same day.

So, in preparation, can anyone tell me any of the following:

What size sheets will fit on the hide-a-beds?

Ack! I had 2 or 3 other questions and now I can't remember! So if you can think of any advice or tips for us, please let me know. And I'm sure I'll remember my other questions as soon as I post this

By the way, we're headed to CW today, so please post anything you think we should add to our shopping list. I've already got 50 amp surge protector on the list due to advice here

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Old 03-16-2014, 07:19 AM   #2
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Congratulations . As I have posted before, the surge protector was the first upgrade we did. Of course that was just the beginning and it continues to this day, there seems to be endless things to add or change to our rigs.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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You will have a sewer hose storage container that will only hold a 10 ft sewer hose. I picked up another one (the longest they have) and installed on the other side of the frame for two more 10 ft hoses. You never know when you will need more than 10 ft. As you begin to use your unit you will find more to buy.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:47 PM   #4
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Did you buy at RV outlets in Danville VA. I have had very good experinces with these folks. Bought a coach from them in 2010.May you travel many happy miles.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:17 PM   #5
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Thanks, Jay Bird. Someone else had also suggested a hose storage container, so I guess we had better get one, lol!

dunrovin, we *did* buy at RV Outlet in Danville. I'm glad to know you had a good experience! I'm a little nervous about buying sight unseen, but I've heard nothing but good about them. Guess I'll know for myself on Saturday.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:46 AM   #6
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Now that I've seen "my" 3850FL, my big question is where do you put your 4 chairs when the kitchen slide is in? do they fit around the table, or do you have to store them somewhere?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:14 AM   #7
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Ours do fit around the table, but we did buy a long velcro strap to keep the in place. We put one at each end and two along the long side of the table. They are light and will move if not secured. The other alternative is to put them upside down on the sofa, ours came with straps to do that, but I prefer to keep them in the dining area.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:07 AM   #8
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Thanks again for the advice, bingo! Velcro straps are a great idea! I'll definitely head to Joann's or maybe Lowes or Home Depot and get some Velcro straps.

I'm also wondering where to put the stove cover when cooking. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:58 AM   #9
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That one is a bit more difficult. I am hoping to build a vertical rack beneath the sink for the stove and sink covers. Will put them in pillow cases or something similar to prevent scratching. Not a recommendation since everyone may have different ideas, but that is what we are hoping to do.
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