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Old 02-07-2021, 08:51 PM   #1801
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Dimensions of pantry cabinets

Hello
We recently ordered our 2022 Compass 23TW. I would like to get some storage bins for the cabinets above the dinette table. Does anyone have the dimensions? We have to drive the rig home about 700 miles. Any suggestions of must haves for first trip. Thank you

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Old 02-07-2021, 10:25 PM   #1802
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Congrats and welcome to the forum. Other than the most obvious, bedding, pillows, blankets, towels and all of your personal stuff, (sleeping bags are a great alternative) make sure the dealer has included sewer hoses and attachments (if not supplied, buy it).
Once you use the coach a few times you will discover what you want and need.
Its really a big learning curve. I do not know the dimensions of your cabinets but we put in adjustable wire shelving above the couch giving us twice the storage and attached them to the bottom of the cabinet with velcro strips.
You can send me a PM and I can list all we have done on our 2018 23 TB
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Old 02-07-2021, 11:17 PM   #1803
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Canít say for Gemini, but Iíve been using ADCO covers on E-Series motorhomes for over 20 years and they go on pretty tight. One time a severe storm with high winds lifted one lower corner and rolled it back onto windshield, so Iím guessing it needs to be on tight to keep wind from getting under it. That was only time I had an issue.

Iím not suggesting yours is correct ó it may not fit. Just that for me it takes a little pulling to get it on. For what itís worth, mine have been the simple E-Series models without windows which may make it easier to install. It took me a few tries to develop a routine that worked easier and Iíve stuck to it.
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I got a ADCO #2525 cover for my 2018 Gemini but it does not fit. I think the over head does not let the cover go up enough. I am getting in touch with the company to see about a better fit. Has anyone got a windshield cover that goes on the outside and fits the Gemini.
As a follow up I told them and they sent another that was cut lower that fit and they said anyone who had a Gemini need to tell them when ordering .
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Old 02-08-2021, 02:19 PM   #1804
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Thank you so much. If you could share that information that will give us a great start. This is all new world to us.
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:44 PM   #1805
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Question Ground Clearance

Hey all - new to forum, and trying to decide on our upcoming purchase. How do you find the ground clearance? Practically - any trouble dragging or bottoming out on speed bumps? Inches are great but I am looking for your experiences. I know it will depend on where I drive, but your thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 02-09-2021, 04:05 PM   #1806
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Welcome to the forum and I have never had a problem with speed bumps, its a matter of going slow over them as for clearance again no problems. There are bump guards on the trailer hitch that I have touched a couple of times but no damage, I might have scratched the paint a little.
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:26 PM   #1807
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I have only bottomed out once ,it was off the flat road going up a steep driveway. No problem with speed bumps at all. I have added a spare tire, and a custom made tire mount along with a stowaway cargo carrier. needless to say this added to much weight to the back end, I have since added 2 extra leafs to each leaf springs. Raised the back end around 2 inches , but level now.
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Old 02-09-2021, 10:05 PM   #1808
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Hello
We recently ordered our 2022 Compass 23TW. I would like to get some storage bins for the cabinets above the dinette table. Does anyone have the dimensions? We have to drive the rig home about 700 miles. Any suggestions of must haves for first trip. Thank you
I'd caution you on this approach, but I went to my rig last night (a 2020 23TW) and made these measurements. (I think it's a much better idea to get your rig, drive to a Target or a Container Store and see what fits and what doesn't. Very easy to return that way and fewer disappointments)

The opening is ~7" high, 30.5" wide and 14.75 deep.

We use some containers from IKEA (SAMLA) that are like 5.5" x 15.25" x 11".

Have fun!

They fit well and are easy to get in and out. We also use them over the sink in the lower part of the cabinet.

Pics show lengthwise and widthwise placement...
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Old 02-10-2021, 04:19 PM   #1809
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We have a 2021 Gemini and we have never had an issue with clearance especially since they put the tank drains in the middle (they don't hang down). Have taken it out 20+ days and have been on and off road a bit.
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Old 02-10-2021, 04:20 PM   #1810
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Nice. You have any pictures I am looking for ideas?
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:18 PM   #1811
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Hello - I have a question regarding solar power for our Compass 23TW- 2022. It's on order and I am trying to understand the size of battery that will come with the unit. I know it's a 100 watt solar but what size is the battery?Is it lead acid battery?
Also - we want to be off the grid as much as possible. How much solar and batteries should we add to the current system? Thank you for your feedback
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:58 PM   #1812
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In my model year one group 24 battery was standard and two was an option. Mine has two wired together. If I was doing an order I would specify sealed deep cycle group 24 or AGM`s. Lithium with a compatible controller would be the best but very expensive.
A 100 watt solar panel will keep the batteries well charged and while you are at it why not
look into an inverter. The only place I could think of where to put extra batteries would be in one of the storage compartments but then you lose storage, which there never is enough of.
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Old 02-15-2021, 09:12 PM   #1813
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My 2021 had one lead acid that lasted like 3 months after I got the rig new and never really held a charge. I replaced it with another really good deep cycle lead acid but will upgrade to two Lithium (and upgrade the charge controller and probably add another 100W panel) when this one dies. I did also add an inverter because I work from the RV when we drive (have a few monitors and a laptop I run on it).
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Old 02-16-2021, 02:44 AM   #1814
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Still learning how to work things on this forum.

So here goes, twice now I been asked about my custom made spare tire mount. So I decided it was time I learned how to post some pictures. I also use a stowaway cargo carrier which is on a swing out mount , which makes it easy to access the spare .
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Old 02-16-2021, 02:59 AM   #1815
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Wow! really nice tire mount and storage! Wonder if mine with a rear slide could manage that...any chance you could provide a measurement? Maybe pavement to top of wheel or maybe hitch to top of wheel? We are obviously almost neighbours. Nancy
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:22 PM   #1816
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That is a great looking job you did on the tire carrier and cargo carrier.


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Old 02-16-2021, 04:20 PM   #1817
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Amazing job on the tire mount!. I was going to order a stow-away without the pullout arm but now that I see your spare tire I will order with the arm. Is the tire mount bolted to the RV?
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Old 02-16-2021, 05:32 PM   #1818
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Amazing job on the tire mount!. I was going to order a stow-away without the pullout arm but now that I see your spare tire I will order with the arm. Is the tire mount bolted to the RV?
Thanks all of you for your positive comments, I am quite happy with my set up. It does bolt on to the RV trailer hitch, with full use of the receiver and wiring. But there are a few things to consider, to do with weight. I'm not sure of the weight of the tire and mount, but i'm guessing around 100 + lbs. I Know for sure the stowaway comes in around 150 lbs ( manufacturers specs ). I have a propane BBQ, 2 folding aluminum chairs, a few things for leveling, hoses , axe , 8x12 ft outdoor rug ,etc, not alot of weight but it does add up. Not to mention the weight you can carry in your holding tanks. So with that being said, I have added 2 extra leaf's on both the leaf's springs. No problem now!!
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Old 02-17-2021, 12:46 AM   #1819
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Wow! really nice tire mount and storage! Wonder if mine with a rear slide could manage that...any chance you could provide a measurement? Maybe pavement to top of wheel or maybe hitch to top of wheel? We are obviously almost neighbours. Nancy
Hi Nancy: I often wondered when you and I would communicate on this forum , since we are almost neighbours. I live in New Westminster. I took a measurement for you today and a couple of pictures. So from the top of the 2in receiver hitch port, to the top of the tire is 41 inches. I used a company called E&H Hitch in Burnaby ,I'm sure they could come up with some kind of design for you. Ray
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:32 PM   #1820
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Hi Ray, so I am about 45 minutes away in North Vancouver 😀 thanks for the measurements and pictures.
I only have 32" of space below my rear slide and hitch.
I do have a hitch mount carrier that I can use when carrying extra stuff but I don't carry a spare. I figured I would never change tires myself... But I have seen other posts mentioning that finding the right size replacement could be an issue while on the road. I have been considering a tire monitoring system as my tires are getting on in age and mileage. Having a spare available is attractive until I replace all 6😳 tires.
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