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  • First Trip with 2022 Imagine 2600RB

    Purchased this 2600RB Imagine in November of 2021 but was not able to use it because I had some knee surgery, then holidays, etc. Finally 4/1/-4/3 my wife and I got to try it out at a campsite in Mineola, Texas. We previously had a 2016 Winnebago Micro Minnie travel trailer. Have to say we are very pleased with this Imagine so far. With the Slide out extended it is very spacious. We got many compliments on how large the living area seemed. We had so much more room than the Winnebago. The 12V refrigerator worked great. Very roomy and got down to temperature much faster than the gas/electric adsorption types. I measured the temperatures in the freezer and fresh food and it achieved 4° and 36° respectively. I was hoping that the "15A fuse blow problem" didn't occur and it did not, so perhaps this has been fixed by the manufacturer.

    The 2600RB bathroom is awesome. VERY roomy and with the 2 Mirror vanity, very comfortable and a big step up from the Winnebago. Porcelain commode a real plus as well and very efficient. The shower sprayer was fine. We had to upgrade the one in the Winnebago. Having the added Gray water storage (two 42 gal. tanks, one for kitchen and 1 for bath) was a real plus as well. And the larger black tank was great. We were used to emptying often in old Winnebago, but did not have to empty after 3 days with the Imagine. The tank dump valves were very smooth operating on the Imagine. Towel rack and cubby holes in the bath very helpful with towel storage. There is plenty of spacious storage in the bathroom, even the medicine cabinets were huge for toiletries.

    It got chilly in the morning and we ran the furnace and it heated up the whole unit fast and comfortable. I was really impressed with the sturdy feel of the added insulation package, it held temperature very well. It just seems to have much greater quality than that of the Winnebago.

    In the kitchen area and living room area, we found there are a few cabinet doors that if you let them swing open the handles would contact the door surfaces of other doors and cabinets. If for example, you get in before the camper is leveled and open a few select doors, they will free swing due to gravity into other doors. I had to add clear rubber stick on bumpers to the door handles for that just in case scenario.

    But overall with the fit and finish, it is an A+ in excellence compared to the Winnebago Micro Minnie we had.

    In the bedroom, we do miss not having a TV. We will have to get a small one and attach it at the TV backer plate location. I tested the area with a magnet and this model has a steel backer plate for sure. The bed was quite comfortable. At first it feels a bit stiff, but woke in the morning and no unusual aches or pains other than our standard old age creaking. Quite restful actually, even though it is only perhaps 6" thick. Plenty of room though and a real bonus was the padding on the front wall where pillows go. In the Winnebago, there was zero to no insulation on the front curved wall and condensation would sometimes gather there. This Imagine again seems a step up in quality.

    PLENTY of storage in the bedroom. Wow. The cubby holes for clocks, chargers, etc. on each side of the bed were great.

    The sliding doors for the bedroom and bath worked fine. I was concerned about the bungee holdbacks breaking during travel. There are some cool latches and mods to be made to make sure that doesn't happen.

    Really like the motion lights at the Doorway entry and the front lower compartment storage areas. Very helpful.

    I ran into an issue at this campsite. It had the water supply faucet and the Electric box at the front of the concrete pad back-in area. I backed the Trailer as far back as possible on the pad to allow for some tow vehicle parking or entertaining guests. The Water supply was easy to connect with the hose since the Water supply inlet on the Imagine is in the FRONT of the Trailer. Very nice setup.

    However, the 30A electric inlet plug is in the far BACK of the Trailer. So the 35' electric cable was not long enough to reach from the Power Box to the Power inlet at the Back of the trailer. I had to pull the trailer forward on the Pad to make it work and it was not tight but almost. I had to use every inch of the 35' cable. If the Power inlet was in the front, the wiring inside the Trailer would have to be large guage. So I guess it is a tradeoff AND this RV Pad site was not the best as some have the water and Power boxes in the middle of the Pad. Just some ideas, not complaining about this.

    My HalovView RD7 camera system worked great. The recliner chairs were awesome. Really enjoyed the Booth style table for dinner, lunch etc.

    All in all, a great first trip. Nice sunny days, great to be out and meeting some terrific people. Can't wait to do it again!
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    2022 Imagine 2600RB
    F150 Lariat 5.0L, 3.55, HD Tow Package
    Dallas, Texas area

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    Congratulations! We also love our Imagine 2600RB.

    You may find after the first season or so, the mattress will no longer cut it. We purchased a mattress from Mattress Insider (Luxury model) per the recommendation from another member here and it is awesome. It will also work with the factory strut.

    RV Mattress | 3 Best RV & Camper Mattresses | Custom Made in USA (mattressinsider.com)

    Jim
    2017 Imagine 2600RB
    2015 GMC Sierra 4x4

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    • #3
      Nice! We're new to RVing and have now completed three trips with our 2022 2600RB and like it a lot! Only thing I don't like has nothing to do with the trailer and everything to do with finding campsite availability.
      2022 Imagine 2600RB
      2016 Sierra Denali 1500

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      • #4
        Bob Davis2 Glad to hear it went well! My Reflection 28BH has the power inlet located at the rear as well (where it promptly runs to the front where the power distribution is for some reason) so I learned quickly that I need to carry an extension with me. I frequently want to push the rig as far back on the site as I can to have room in the front for the truck to park. At least with your rig being 30A the extension is cheaper and lighter than my 50A beast.

        There are a variety available in different lengths, but I would think 15-25 foot should usually be enough. Make sure you get an extension not a replacement shore cords, the male ends are the same but obviously the female ends would be different.

        https://www.amazon.com/Leisure-Cords...7&sr=8-17&th=1

        Neil Citro
        2018 Reflection 28bh
        2019 F350 6.7L Long Bed Crew Cab

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ncitro View Post
          Bob Davis2 Glad to hear it went well! My Reflection 28BH has the power inlet located at the rear as well (where it promptly runs to the front where the power distribution is for some reason) so I learned quickly that I need to carry an extension with me. I frequently want to push the rig as far back on the site as I can to have room in the front for the truck to park. At least with your rig being 30A the extension is cheaper and lighter than my 50A beast.

          There are a variety available in different lengths, but I would think 15-25 foot should usually be enough. Make sure you get an extension not a replacement shore cords, the male ends are the same but obviously the female ends would be different.

          https://www.amazon.com/Leisure-Cords...7&sr=8-17&th=1
          Thanks for that info Neil! I will have to get one extension for these instances!
          2022 Imagine 2600RB
          F150 Lariat 5.0L, 3.55, HD Tow Package
          Dallas, Texas area

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob Davis2 View Post

            Thanks for that info Neil! I will have to get one extension for these instances!
            Glad to help!
            Neil Citro
            2018 Reflection 28bh
            2019 F350 6.7L Long Bed Crew Cab

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            • #7
              It definitely pays to have extra coverage for water and electric. I have so many extensions and adapters after all these years that if we could get close to the space station I bet we could connect up with it
              2021 Reflection 337RLS, 2021 Silverado 3500HD 6.6 gas. Nellie the wonder boxer

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