General DescriptionThe living space of the 20 FQ measures 8'x20'. 160 sq ft, plenty of space for two people. It is compact, and really comfortable. Luxurious even. The bedroom is just big enough for a fluffy queen bed and adequate space to walk around it. Over, beside and under the bed are various storage spots. Enough for clothes, hiking and biking equipment. There are even bedside tables on each side, each with a 110 electrical outlet. Although these outlets won't work unless we're in an RV park. Day-to-day life off the grid is strictly 12 volt.
The bathroom is also compact, but more than adequate. The Creekside facilities are similar to a yacht "head" (bathroom), with a foot-pedal-flush toilet angled in next to the sink, and just 20" from the mini tub/shower. The medicine cabinet, vanity and small shelves nestled in next to the toilet provide just enough space for toiletries and cleaning supplies.
The kitchen is bigger than a lot of kitchens we saw in similar sized RVs, and it's layout is even more efficient. Along with a gas oven and three burner stove there is an almost full-sized refrigerator, a microwave, pantry, two bowl sink, spice rack, three drawers, two large cabinets, counter space and an-over-the-sink window.
Then there is the rear dinette! Taking up the entire back of the RV, measuring 8'x 6', is the perfect living, dining, wildlife viewing area. The three surrounding windows are so big that sitting on the big bench seat is not only comfortable it's the next best thing to actually being outside.
But wait, there's more. Because the 20FQ is so compact we can go more places, and with a very small environmental impact. Being only twenty feet long allows the RV to be towed with a relatively small truck. It also allows us to camp in most of the National State Parks, close to all kinds of great hikes. The RV is also well insulated and has thermal pane windows, saving energy usage. Right now it's 25 degrees outside and with very little heat, it is very toastie inside. The lights are all LEDs which are more than bright enough and also use very little energy. But there's also a solar panel that helps keep the batteries charged.
General ImpressionsWe've put approximately 10,000 miles on the Creekside. Driving from Utah to Nevada to Oregon, up and around Alaska and now back down to the states and have had no issues at all. Only maintenance we've done is tightened and greased the wheel bearings.
ModificationsWhen purchasing the Creekside we swapped out the single 12 volt battery for 2 6 volt golf cart batteries. We then added 2 160 watt solar panels and a MPPT controller. This allowed us to boondock all summer in Alaska. We haven't charged the batteries since, the solar takes care of everything. We also added a 4 gallon pressure tank on the water system and little stuff like hanging a full length mirror, etc.
Our TruckWe are pulling it with a Ram 1500 with the small diesel. This combination gets surprising mileage, up tp 31 MPG with out the trailer, usually 14-15 MPG (although it has been as low as 12 and as high as 20 mpg) pulling the 20 FQ. Averaging 14-15 at 65 on interstates, although we try to stay off the interstates as much as possible.
Outdoors RVThe factory has been very responsive when I've requested information sending me plans, wiring diagrams, etc. We also did the factory tour when they were building the 20FQ, I would recommend that if you're near La Grande OR. It was very informative. There is an active forum for Outdoors RV owners at the IR2 forum website the URL is : http://www.irv2.com/forums/f282/
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