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Old 11-28-2016, 08:37 PM   #1
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DW and I just returned from our maiden voyage (Carolina Beach State Park, near Wilmington NC) in our new Kodiak 172E. After a dozen years in tents, we upgraded to Hybrid... and love it.

We made just about every rookie mistake possible but had a great time. We can't wait for the Spring.

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Old 11-28-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum... We have just returned from western NC. Foliage was very pretty this year.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:54 PM   #3
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Welcome! Carolina Beach State Park used to be one of our favorites back in the tent and popup days. Haven't been in a while. They added 9 new full hookup sites, can't manage to get one.

Anything off the ground is an improvement!

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Old 11-29-2016, 12:36 AM   #4
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DW and I just returned from our maiden voyage (Carolina Beach State Park, near Wilmington NC) in our new Kodiak 172E. After a dozen years in tents, we upgraded to Hybrid... and love it.

We made just about every rookie mistake possible but had a great time. We can't wait for the Spring.

-R
That's my DH posting there, isn't he the best?? Tell me, what do the other Hybrid aficionados do about folding up the tent beds? Mattresses in place in the beds, or mattresses somewhere else?
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:55 PM   #5
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That's my DH posting there, isn't he the best?? Tell me, what do the other Hybrid aficionados do about folding up the tent beds? Mattresses in place in the beds, or mattresses somewhere else?
Owned a Hybrid for about 6 years, always left the mattress in place, if you up graded your mattress you might have to move it but the one that came with the unit is meant to be left.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:34 PM   #6
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Owned a Hybrid for about 6 years, always left the mattress in place, if you up graded your mattress you might have to move it but the one that came with the unit is meant to be left.
They're meant to be left??! Interesting! None of the people at the dealership were 100% sure about it. It seems pretty hard to fold up if the mattress is still in place! Does folding it up without moving the mattress leave weird bumpy creases? (And thank you, btw, for your insight! We are newbies and making LOTS of mistakes.)
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no if memory is good I remember folding the mattress over it self, I think it had a fold point, after that just tucked the tent canvass around the mattress and folded the end (in my case) up into the RV. nothing more.
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:11 PM   #8
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I bought a used 232es last year. Tents were folded in and mattresses were folded and tucked in place. Don't think the tents can be closed without removing the mattresses? The front bunk has bungees to hold the mattress, the rear just gets stuffed into the small space between the bunk and the bathroom.


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that's what we did...bungee and slide/stuff, either end, respectively. As long as we aren't wrecking the mattresses I'm ok with it...but we want to make sure we're doing everything as "correctly" as possible!
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As I said my mattress folded not at the half way mark but I'd say at about the third mark, it folded over once and had snaps to secure the folded piece than you tucked the tent inside over the mattress and closed the end.

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