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Old 11-30-2016, 01:13 PM   #1
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Thor Freedom Elite F22 first timers

We dreamed of owning an RV for 40 yrs. Now we are retiring and getting ready to hit the road. We had a family crisis that made staying in an RV more practical than a motel, so we bought in a rush and ended up with the Fe22.
Our first 800 mile trip home was a nightmare and a 15 hrs. Trip was a white knuckle 23hr. Trip. We learned from the forums we needed to add a steering stabilizer, large sway bars, and a messerizer . The 2nd trip was much better. When the crisis was over we thought we would trade it in for a real Thor with a couch. Of course the new Thor with 4600 miles only had a 45k trade in so we will have to keep what we have for now.
I cut the bed cushions apart, then cut it out to fit around the end tables. Now I have a sofa and a 2nd TV. Since we are keeping the fe22, we will be able to afford to spend the whole Summer on the road plus take week long trips each month.
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:23 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and enjoy your retirement!!
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:44 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard. We where intimidated on our first trip also. Installed a Saf-T-Plus stabilizer and 18000 miles later are very happy campers. Our RV works for us and the way we travel 4-6 weeks at a time 3 nights max anywhere. Love it and happy travels.
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Old 11-30-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and the RV community! Congratulations on your retirement. There is so much to see and do in this country. So many great people and beautiful scenery.

PS. I think your "messerizer" is a macerator, but the name you gave it is better!
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:41 PM   #5
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Lol, my husband gets mad at me for not remembering the correct names of all the rv parts and add-ons.
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:41 PM   #6
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Adding 2nd TV to 22FE

I was told we could not wire another tv for the bedroom for our Freedom Elite 22FE. The only way to get a tv jack back there was to run a cable to the back area across the floor. Were you able to get a tv jack back there
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:48 PM   #7
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We are using a window antenna and the plug is on the wall. Cliff built a mount for the tv and the DVD. I will send photos.
There is a solid top plate between the bedroom and bathroom.
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:07 PM   #8
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Adding Tv to 22FE

I am aware of the window antenna and am considering that. I may just get a small computer sized tv that could sit on the bed and be put away in a case when not in use. Space is tight back there. I also have tv shows downloaded on a tablet
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:11 PM   #9
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The small smart TV with a standard wall mount works great. We just added a shelf for a dvd.
It is out of the way.
Also, you can run a cable on the underside, or along the ceiling.
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:40 PM   #10
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