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valoy

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My wife & I just retired and bought a Trail lite 2003 B+ 23ft. with a 8.1 chevy engine. We are new to RVing. We haven't used our RV yet. Does anybody have any pros or cons on the trail lite B+? We are planning a trip to the Black Hills soon.
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It's too late to aske for pros and cons, isn't it? Aren't you suppose to do that BEFORE you purchase it. You got what you got now. Good luck with your new RV. Got to be proud of it.


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Check this out for lots of info. Hope you enjoy your B+.

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Valoy, We own a 2004 Trail~Lite 236S that we are very pleased with.
We have the 6.0 Chevy in it & we get 11 mpg towing a Honda CRV &
12 mpg running free.
We have had no problems with it & the dealer has been great.
We are leaving in June for a trip thru the Carolinas & up the east coast all the way to Nova Scotia.
I have made many "improvments" to the coach & we are expecting a very enjoyable trip of over 6,000 miles.
Take some short "break in" trips to some of area lakes to get to know your rig before leaving on a longer trip. It will Pay off.


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Does anybody know where the low point drain valves are located on 2003 trail lite b+ 235

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I love my 235S. It is small enough to manuever just about anywhere. One of the cons is the shower. I wish that they hadn't just wall-papered 2 sides of it, so I have to come up with a solution to that. While there is plenty of storage, I bought a Stowaway cargo carrier to put bulk and dirty stuff in.
I think for the size, it is very roomy inside. I took it to Maine for a week and didn't feel confined at all.

I believe the low-point drain is on the passenger side, under the dinette, near the drain for the fresh water.

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Deb. what year do you have? I have a B+ 225 2003 prior to the new design which has the straight walls in them. If you have the curved side walls like mine the Tub surround was not offered because of it. I also had the papered tub walls. I went to Lowe's and purchased a $39.00 tub surround kit and did it myself, It was very easy to cut and install. Now I have the tub surround shower with molded in soap and shampoo holders.


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Dario, we also have the curved and papered wall around the tub. So far, no visible water damage anywhere. I'm curious to know how you installed the tub surround to the papered wall.

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Hello Bruce, I used contact cement and it has been on there for going on 3 years. The hardest part was the side curved wall, I made a cardboard template and than transferred it to the panel, that curved side is tricky to do so make a template and you will not have any problem. I don't know if you have ever worked with contact cement before but you only have one chance to place it correctly before it adheres !! It looks nice Bruce , but would I do it again, probably not because like you I realize now that it would not have gotten that wet so the paper would have done as it has for you. I did it before I took my 1st shower thinking the paper would not last but I think that its treated or something. By the way I started driving slower because of the gas prices 55-60 and my last two tanks have gotten me 12.9 and 12.6 MPG how has yours been? Plus My water tank is always full and my other tanks are normally half full.

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Dario, the tub surround sounds like a good idea, so I may do that down the road if necessary. So far so good.
I usually drive about 60, so I had been getting 12-13 mpg. Going over to storage tomorrow to get it uncovered and aired out. Hope to dewinterize next week if the weather stays decent here. Not sure about any long trips this year, but I may even consider driving 55.

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