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Old 02-09-2015, 04:49 PM   #21
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Thank you so much for this....We are prepared to be totally overwhelmed....maybe we should hire a videographer to come with!!
Ask Gbaglo. He lives close to Escape Industries, is a very experienced cameraman, and I heard that he works for beer.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:43 PM   #22
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Go to the training video. I've had to look at awning operation myself.
If you drag the little disc at the bottom of the pic, you can skip other stuff and find the awning portion. It's just past 16 min.
Made sure to watch the ETI training video the night before picking up our 21 and made careful note of Tammy's instruction to be sure and lock as awning's are very expensive to replace. Despite that we had a scare with ours so now one more thing on our checklist is to pull on that black strap before departing to be sure it is locked.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:54 PM   #23
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In the discussion on torque for lug nuts, it was not mentioned but EVERY TIME a wheel is removed it should be torqued in stages to get to the final value. And using anti-seize on any nut results in a situation where the actual torque value is anybody's guess. Torque values are based upon "dry" fasteners. My preference to prevent lug nuts from rusting to wheel studs is to torque them dry to the specified value and then spray the threads with a penetrating fluid like PB Blaster. A quick shot to each nut where the threads meet every 6 months or so has always kept my lug nuts rust free and easy to remove when necessary.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:30 PM   #24
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For all you new owners-to-be, a few tips for your Orientation.
snip ... Then, Rhonda or someone else is going to take you back for your first look at your new trailer. It is similar to going to the doctor as in you can get the standard eval or you can go prepared and ask a lot of questions. It's up to you.
Maybe this pre-devilery checklist can give some ideas on things to check and test and how to test them when picking up your new trailer.

http://www.angelfire.com/trek/buenav...PDI_V113_2.pdf

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Old 02-09-2015, 08:14 PM   #25
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.....Their responsibility is to provide a roadworthy unit with all systems operable and to demonstrate how the systems operate. The rest comes from experience or education and I don't think that it's reasonable to expect ETI to do much more than they already do.
I think Ron is on to something. During Orientation pay attention to the items you need for operation/safety. There's a TON of information to be had here from the members and the videos posted.

For instance, when I got ready to winterize Ten Forward and needed to pull the anode from the water heater and couldn't get it out... thought I'd need to get a stick of dynamite... I asked a neighbor (who owns a BMW Class B) for help. OMG, he didn't know he was supposed to drain the water from his gazillion dollar RV. I educated him, he helped me.

Just saying, you will get help for issues here, if you run into problems. Don't sweat it.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:18 PM   #26
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Maybe this pre-devilery checklist can give some ideas on things to check and test and how to test them when picking up your new trailer.

http://www.angelfire.com/trek/buenav...PDI_V113_2.pdf

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This is an excellent resource and would highly recommend everyone print it and take it with you.

The reason I started this thread is because there seems to be a big crop of newbies out there who might benefit from a reminder that pre-delivery is the best time to get questions answered, familiarize themselves with all the nuances associated with a TT and to make sure all is OK.


The Orientation does not have a standard protocol or checklist they go through with you, so for anyone showing up expecting otherwise might overlook something.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:49 AM   #27
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How did you get your plates before you received your trailer? Which DMV would be a good one for that? I live in Poulsbo Wa. thanks newbee Chris
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:22 AM   #28
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ditto what Chris asked. I had to get a 3 day temporary Washington permit twice, once for the 19 and once for the 21. Christ, I got my permits at the agent in Silverdale, there's an agent on Lindvig Way.
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:59 AM   #29
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How did you get your plates before you received your trailer? Which DMV would be a good one for that? I live in Poulsbo Wa. thanks newbee Chris
I took all the final paper work ETI sent me to the Ballard DMV agent shortly after they opened in the morning and within perhaps 15 minutes I had the plate in hand. One question they asked was if the trailer was financed. Mine wasn't but if it were perhaps I would have needed paper work from the lien holder.

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Old 02-10-2015, 08:01 AM   #30
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This is an excellent resource and would highly recommend everyone print it and take it with you.

The reason I started this thread is because there seems to be a big crop of newbies out there who might benefit from a reminder that pre-delivery is the best time to get questions answered, familiarize themselves with all the nuances associated with a TT and to make sure all is OK.


The Orientation does not have a standard protocol or checklist they go through with you, so for anyone showing up expecting otherwise might overlook something.
Based on experience, if you added 12v drops in your cabinets as an option, add to your check list to verify they are connected to power before you leave ETI. I checked that they were there, but didn't verify they were "live" until several months later and found out I had wires, but no power.
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