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Larry77
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/P1060843.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/P1060833.jpg

maryj
07-03-2009, 08:21 AM
congratulations. hope you like yours as much as we like ours.

Ray LeTourneau
07-03-2009, 01:15 PM
Hey Larry, Congrats on the new Edge! Welcome to the Heartland Family & Forum.

kravchuck
07-03-2009, 06:37 PM
What an adorable little trailer!! You are going to be turning heads once you hit the highways. How do you like it? We might be purchasing one next week.

Pat and Bob

Larry77
07-04-2009, 08:01 AM
It's perfect for us and easily pulled by our 4runner. Gets the wife out camping and that's what it's all about :-) Many compliments while out, we showed the inside to lots of passerby's, most people are impressed with the room inside of such a small trailer.

Larry77
07-06-2009, 01:24 PM
Ok...we are addicted...already planned our second trip this weekend...staying close to home though (bout 45min)...we have some great parks near us being that we only live bout an 1hr from St Helen's...camping with hook-ups this time :-)

kravchuck
07-16-2009, 01:53 PM
I'm so jealous!! We are still waiting for our Edge. Are you finding it is large enough for the two of you?

Larry77
07-16-2009, 04:02 PM
Yes, only time we feel like it's a little small is when we cook but usually I'm outside with the BBQ so it isn't too much of a problem...I have not used the shower which I think would be nearly impossible but we have stayed in parks with showers so far...

SouthernNights
07-16-2009, 04:22 PM
I love the rear cap on that. Looks great.

Larry77
08-04-2009, 06:13 PM
Door holder that should have been stock:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/IMG_3604.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/IMG_3605.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/IMG_3606.jpg

Larry77
08-04-2009, 06:16 PM
Black-out panels...make movies during the day and sleeping in possible:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/IMG_3608.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/IMG_3609.jpg

22" Toshiba HDTV
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/sheltonlp/IMG_3611.jpg

mikeyy53
08-09-2009, 09:11 PM
On the M21 the silly hinge that holds the door open is a joke! Unfortunately with the M21 the awning arm is close to where the door opens so it can't be changed.

RonBB
08-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Very nice. We are looking at the 18 right now. Any surprises with anything? Find any nice little things you didn't know before you got it? How about anything that you aren't fond of? Best of luck with it. Be safe. Ron

Larry77
08-20-2009, 09:55 PM
I wish the bathroom was a little bigger. The bed really was comfortable after a memory foam pad and a nice mattress pad but unsleepable before. Top of fridge gets hot...don't store your Smores chocolate up there...lol. If you do any dry camping, you really need to add another battery. Haven't had much success with the powered antenna but that may be due to our area. I really wish they would've thought about a hitch receiver for a bike rack...not sure how to take the bikes with us yet.

I love that the propane lasts forever. Absolutely awesome storage everywhere.
We liked the "night-light" above the cabinets...took awhile to discover that one. Overall have been very happy with the trailer and we get a ton of interest everywhere we go...it really is a great looking rig inside and out.

RonBB
08-20-2009, 10:06 PM
Thanks Larry, Just the kind of info I was looking for. Ron

rick_h
08-22-2009, 06:35 PM
. I really wish they would've thought about a hitch receiver for a bike rack...not sure how to take the bikes with us yet.


Hi Larry,

We thought the same thing. For the interim I have managed to get 3 inside the trailer. I put cardboard on the floor, and blanket cover the bikes.

SilverRhino
08-22-2009, 07:31 PM
What a great looking trailer........I did not know about these! My son and his wife are interested in a small traler.....this looks like just what they would need. :eek:

Pictures took me back to the first "hard side" trailer my folks had.......15 foot Go-Lite trailer......Mom, Dad, Grandmother & 3 kids.......we thought we had all died and gone to heaven......moved up from a wall tent with no floor.

Sorry I rambled on......enjoy your trailer!

Safe travels!

kravchuck
08-22-2009, 07:55 PM
Larry, the door holder looks great. We have the M21 and the door swings with the wind. Consequently our beautifully painted door now is chipped. We are going to copy you. Thanks for the great idea.

kravchuck
08-22-2009, 08:00 PM
Larry, Where did you find the door holder?
Thanks, Pat and Bob

Larry77
08-22-2009, 11:20 PM
Got the door holder at the local dealer...I tried the stainless steal one first but it didn't look right so I took it back before installing. It's a 4 inch white plastic one...probably found on Ebay really cheap...looks stock on the trailer.

Next couple easy mods are going to be vent covers...think it might help the rain noise a little, plus will be nice to have them open in the rain.

Also, I'm still trying to get the propane to work on my grill. I haven't been able to even order the right hose to go from the quickconnect of the trailer to the Coleman grill without double regulating the flow.

MarionSSS
09-06-2009, 11:38 PM
What size Toshiba TV is that?

RonBB
09-07-2009, 08:55 PM
Hi again Larry, We inked a deal on an M 18 this past weekend pending a successful test pull with my Acura MDX on the pickup day this week. i really like the light shades that you made for yours. Could you elaborate a bit with regard to the shades? Did you fabricate them? Are they attached with velco? Your comments on this forum helped with our decision to purchase the Edge. Ron :)

Larry77
09-08-2009, 02:53 AM
Toshiba is a 22"

The panels are attached with stick on velcro they are made of a thick vinyl with sewed in velcro around the edges--my Dad made them for me he's in upholstery.

RonBB
09-09-2009, 08:43 PM
I was looking at the shelving in the M 18 at the dealer today. Specifically, I was looking at the area where you have your 22" TV. It looks to be pretty thin. Did you beef it up or is your TV mounted to the wall behind it? I'm thinking I will get a simiar sized TV. I would like to permanently mount the TV in that area so it can travel there. Any thoughts?

Larry77
09-09-2009, 11:48 PM
I've looked into mounting it and so far haven't because of exactly what you have pointed out. Right now, I just take it down for travel-hasn't been a problem, but I may end up finding a way to mount it to the back wall or to a reinforced plate.

RonBB
09-10-2009, 08:39 AM
I've looked into mounting it and so far haven't because of exactly what you have pointed out. Right now, I just take it down for travel-hasn't been a problem, but I may end up finding a way to mount it to the back wall or to a reinforced plate.
Exactly my thoughts. Thanks

rick_h
09-10-2009, 07:39 PM
I had the same thoughts with our TV.

I installed 3 drawer handles. 1 in front and 2 in back of the tv when it was laying face down. I put down one of our towels under the TV and bungy it down for travel.

RonBB
09-10-2009, 09:08 PM
I am supposed to pickup my M 18 next week. I think I'll probably have some more ideas after I get it home & spend a couple of nights in it. Thanks for the comments. Ron

Larry77
09-10-2009, 10:26 PM
I am supposed to pickup my M 18 next week. I think I'll probably have some more ideas after I get it home & spend a couple of nights in it. Thanks for the comments. Ron

Great, I would love to hear them!

rl7greg
09-11-2009, 12:48 AM
The panels are attached with stick on velcro they are made of a thick vinyl with sewed in velcro around the edges--my Dad made them for me he's in upholstery.

I don't think I could ever make them as nice as yours, so I started looking for a commercial product... I didn't measure yet, but I think these would probably work:
http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/rvmhac_ventshade.asp?m=01010405
http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/rvmhac_doorshade.asp?m=01010416
Looks like around $32-$44 each online...

It's kind of silly to have such nice blackout shades on the windows, but nothing on the vent and door. And my kids are used to those shades on their windows at home, and if it gets them to sleep another hour, it's worth every penny :P

Larry77
09-11-2009, 08:08 AM
Those look nice but you might have a problem with the handle for the vent, it hangs down a little bit.

RonBB
10-27-2009, 04:11 PM
The Trailer is back at the Dealer for a few items. Before I took it in I installed a 22 inch Flat Screen TV. I mounted it in the same location as Larry. I wanted to mount it such that it could travel in place without much modification. Basically I cut out a piece of 3/8 inch plywood (I had on hand) the size of the bottom of the area for the TV. On the bottom of that Plywood I located three wide strips of Industrical Strength Velco with the mating side under it affixed to the cabinet. I drilled & counter sunk two 1/4-20 screws up through the plywood so they could pass through two holes I drilled in the base of the TV stand. Lowes had some plastic wing nuts which along with a fiber washer with a steel washer screwed down to hold the TV in place. I also mounted a cabinet door handle to one side to give me something to pull out the plywood should I ever have a need. I have towed the TT approximately 150 miles thus far with no problems. As added insurance I installed two pairs of eye screws into the rear of the fascial on the factory trim which surrounds the opening to allow a couple of bunge cords to be streched in front of the TV while traveling for extra support in the event of an accident. I will post photos at some point when I get the trailer back.

caver
05-05-2010, 05:14 PM
Can an adult sleep on the couch in the M-18? I found out about the MPG and then was told about the Edge units.

RonBB
05-11-2010, 04:26 PM
Yes if not too tall. I think perhaps 5'6" or there abouts. At 6'3" I don't think I could.

Gillbiss
05-19-2010, 08:41 AM
Be carefull the bunk is rated at 100 lbs and it seem generous. However it has 80 inches long and 33 inches wide.

rick_h
05-19-2010, 03:11 PM
100 lbs max - NOT 100.0000000009 lbs. My daughter last year was just under 100 lbs and the bunk was taxed. It has now been modified.