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Old 09-28-2016, 09:22 PM   #61
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Hey, this is *exactly* what I needed to read/hear! thanks much for posting this. Makes me feel less overwhelmed at what all will be happening.
Sounds like you have to go in for surgery
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:55 PM   #62
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Sounds like you have to go in for surgery
Huh? I'm sure there's some humor here, but I'm not seeing it. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:16 PM   #63
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Huh? I'm sure there's some humor here, but I'm not seeing it. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
"at what all will be happening". Anyway, hope you have a good orientation!!!
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:25 PM   #64
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Sounds like you have to go in for surgery
Not surgery, but as apprehensively exciting.

We did have to walk down the hall at ETI to use the restroom before we left for Sumas; ( no adhesions here! )
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:28 AM   #65
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pick up new trailers

We did it in 2010 and again in 2013, each time a quick walk through, set up the hitch and away we went to the Seattle area and the next day farther South. We have had a lot of RV experience but didn't have to draw on that either time. I wish I could have said that about a Sticky small trailer made by Forest River we bought and sold in 6 months, but it did look good behind my hot rod.
Just go, there is always someone that can answer questions that are not in the books.
We just enjoyed our trips down the coast regardless of the weather and knew we were secure in our Escapes.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:26 AM   #66
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Don't get so absorbed in checking things that are not that important. This time is for showing you the operation of the trailer.

Spend a few minutes enjoying your new trailer. Then take a few deep breaths regroup and get past the aesthetics and the excitement of waiting a year and settle in to make sure you understand the basics.

The basics are what more than likely will give you trouble and save you some headaches. Especially if you have not owned a RV before.

To name a few things to go over should be

How to operate the fridge and understand all modes of operation
Fridge fan operation if you have that option
How to make sure your roof vents are closed before travel
How to hook up to fresh water and why you need a pressure regulator
How to drain and fill all of your tanks
Awning operation
Chalking the wheels
Re torquing the wheels
12 volt pump operation
Solar operation
Inverter operation
Converter/battery charger operation
Hitch, safety chains, and break away
Water heater operation and how to make sure its full of water before you turn it on.
How to operate the 115 volt water heater if you have that option.
How to close the front storage box properly
A/C & furnace operation
Breakers, fuses and electrical hook ups
3 way winterizing valve if you have that option
Maxx fan operation
7 pin hook up to TV
Propane tanks and change over valve
Toilet operation
TV antenna operation
Monitor panel operation
Propane detector
Sewer hose storage
Any switches or controls
Stabilizer operation
Stove operation
Shower operation
How to level the trailer
Table operation
Bath vent operation
Kitchen Hood operation
Front window rock guard

This will be more than enough to fill up your time and give you a understanding of the operation of the trailer along with testing these items while going over them.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:04 PM   #67
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Thanks folks! I do have the slight advantage of being inside the trailers multiple times and have lots of photos to refer to ahead of time.

But, yeah, never worked the frig, furnace and all that. Or hitched/unhitched and leveled it. I think I know how to turn a faucet on.

So, yeah, will go over my list and figure out what all to leave on it and what all to delete. And then read it twelve million times before we get there and even then I won't have it memorized and I know I'll forget something.

Fortunately there's this forum for asking questions. As a side note: I was reading the latest issue of Trailer Life (which I know some of you find worthless, but I'm getting a lot out of it) and some of the questions asked I'm thinking "just join an owner's forum and ask there". You'd get your answer a whole heck of a lot faster!
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:31 PM   #68
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Thanks Tom!


I'm pickup up my trailer on Nov 4th and your list will be a great starting point.


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Old 09-29-2016, 04:01 PM   #69
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I think someone once said that he actually covered his list.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:04 PM   #70
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Ok, I'm a little off topic,but did I understand that we may have trouble going back into Canada? We had planned to travel there after pickup.
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