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However, the manufacturers are invited to submit a manufacturer’s response to be immediately published, without edit, the following publishing date.
Greg Tucknies, Director of Sales and Marketing for Adventurer Manufacturing, sent us the following manufacturer’s response to the 2017 Adventurer 89RBS Review. The section referenced in the review is quoted to put Adventurer Manufacturing’s response in context.
From the Review:
At RV shows and dealerships from coast-to-coast, the infamous SOBA (slide-out bathroom access) question is echoed so much that manufacturers have learned to integrate this benefit into as many floor plans as possible. Some have even designed slide-out truck campers around this very feature.
With its sliding wet bath door, the 2017 Adventurer 89RBS is one such design. Even with the slide-out in, you can slide the bathroom door open, and access the wet bath.
While we applaud Adventurer for creating a SOBA friendly unit, the sliding bathroom door in the review camper easily slid off its plastic guide. There were no other 89RBS campers on hand to verify if this problem was limited to our review unit, or the 89RBS in general. Either way, this could be fixed with a higher quality guide and a stopper to limit the door’s travel.
Thank you for the review. The sliding bath door guide issue you mentioned is just as you anticipated. The stop in the guide likely came loose and needs to be adjusted and tightened. The lower guide looks to be in fine shape, so I am 99-percent sure it is a stop that has come loose.
This can sometimes happen if the bath door was not latched during travel and the door continually slams against the stop. This can cause the door stop to move or loosen. With adjustment and tightening, this issue would be resolved.