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Old 12-01-2014, 02:15 PM   #21
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New fridge performance was great! However, since it was so rainy, we did not dry camp and we were plugged in most of the times we stopped. We did not have a chance to run it on the battery or propane alone, but it functioned exactly as expected. Further experimentation required
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Old 12-01-2014, 04:10 PM   #22
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That's encouraging - thanks. Of course, the real test for us will be South Texas when it gets hotter.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:15 PM   #23
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From the photos the u-shaped dinette is up front. They have the queen bed in back. Same setup we ordered.
You are right -- I goofed and looked at the photo of the dinette only. One of the things I like about our 21 is having the dinette in the back. Mostly because many of the campsites have the great view at the end of the back-in site. The town campground in Two Harbors MN is one example of that, where Lake Superior is right out the back window. So I was hoping to see a photo of a 19 with a rear dinette.

But it is still a nice looking trailer!
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:54 PM   #24
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We are going to take the 19' dry camping in a couple of weeks, so we'll see how the new refrigerator holds up. It's cooler weather, though, so we may not have all the information until it heats up.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:18 PM   #25
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I'll bet you and your family were checking out Steve and Margarita's 19 the same day we were last May 4th!

Our 19 is done and we are going to pick it up on Dec 22.

My wife has relatives near Seattle that have full hookups on their property so we will have a chance to practice until we head back to Mission Viejo on the 26th.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:21 AM   #26
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My 5.0 TA will be ready on Dec. 15. I am debating on waiting until pick it up in the spring due to not wanting to drive in the snow or heavy rains as I have little experience with towing. But, part of me really would like to pick it up now, any advise would be appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:41 AM   #27
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My 5.0 TA will be ready on Dec. 15. I am debating on waiting until pick it up in the spring due to not wanting to drive in the snow or heavy rains as I have little experience with towing. But, part of me really would like to pick it up now, any advise would be appreciated.
Hi: Scuba55... For me that's a "No brainer". If I could be using "Escape Hatch II" now that's where I'd be. A couple days of sloppy driving wouldn't put me off. We're tuggin' to FL. in Jan. Alf
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:44 AM   #28
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My 5.0 TA will be ready on Dec. 15. I am debating on waiting until pick it up in the spring due to not wanting to drive in the snow or heavy rains as I have little experience with towing. But, part of me really would like to pick it up now, any advise would be appreciated.
Mike,
Of course, watch the weather, but I-5 in winter is kept open and is heavily travelled (i.e. lots of tires on the pavement).
The area of concern regarding snow would be in Southern Oregon/Northern CA, between Eugene and Lake Shasta. That's where I-5 goes over Siskiyou summit at 4300' + .

At Bakerfield you go east on CA 58, which is freeway all the way to Mohave, then on to Barstow, and I-15. CA 58 goes over Tehachapi summit at 4000'+, but only is a snow problem immediately after a cold storm.

If weather moves in, you can always wait it out in your new 5.0TA.

Congrats on retirement. I'm a year or so behind you.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:51 AM   #29
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Great advise, Don! Glad you can see the light at the end of tunnel on retirement. You'll love it! Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:51 AM   #30
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My 5.0 TA will be ready on Dec. 15. I am debating on waiting until pick it up in the spring due to not wanting to drive in the snow or heavy rains as I have little experience with towing. But, part of me really would like to pick it up now, any advise would be appreciated.
I wouldn't hesitate at all to go for it. There's no cold weather (snow) forecasted for the next ten days up this way. The only concern might be if there are heavy rains while going through metropolitan areas like Seattle and Portland but you can avoid problems there by timing your transit times. That gets you down to Southern California which should present no problems. Watch the weather forecasts and, if necessary, hole up for a few days somewhere. Just do it!!
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