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Old 01-05-2015, 12:23 PM   #11
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Hi Macman, Here's a good thread on unlisted options.
Options that are not on the list
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:41 PM   #12
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Great source. Thanks.
1. Do you take your hitch out of the truck when not pulling?
2. Can you put a cover on the truck with the hitch in it?

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Old 01-05-2015, 12:56 PM   #13
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Great source. Thanks.
1. Do you take your hitch out of the truck when not pulling?
2. Can you put a cover on the truck with the hitch in it?

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Hi: MacMan... #1... No, but you can. #2 Yes. Alf
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:04 PM   #14
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I take out the hitch if I'm home for extended periods, like winter, or when I need the bed for some other reason. It weighs about 100 lbs, it's not something I want to do very often.

I bought an Extang Trifecta Tonneau cover, works great. Easy off, easy on, folds far enough to leave in place while towing. It does block any view of the hitch you's have from the drivers seat. Closed, it keeps everything out of sight after we unhitch. note: I have an 8' bed.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:07 PM   #15
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Now the question becomes: What options? Solar? More plugs? Batteries? etc. My learning curve on this new lifestyle is going to be huge. So far, thank you all for posting on the Forum as the information has helped out tremendously.

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Mac Man, here are two more "gooders" for ya. Mac meaning Apple computers?

If You Could Design My new Trailer and Pick My Options......
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:46 PM   #16
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Congratulations! It was lovely meeting you and your wife at Bandon. We love our 21 and I guess it shows. Donna is right, the door is always open. We have had several folks come by many more times after they placed their order so they could get a handle on their build sheet including bringing fabric and formica samples. Good luck, it's all good!
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:03 AM   #17
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Alf, one last (?) question: what type of cover do you have on the bed of your truck? Thanks.
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Alf, one last (?) question: what type of cover do you have on the bed of your truck? Thanks.
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Hi: MacMan... We were lucky enough to get a Nissan branded cover as part of the truck package. It's a tri fold vinyl cover quite like the "Trifecta" Extang Tonneaus - America's Best Selling Truck Tonneau Covers style. Probably made by them, and it folds forward enough to clear the hitch for towing. Alf
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Thanks for your help. Off to Chilliwack on Thursday to "make choices"!
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Hi: MacMan... You've already made the best trailer choice. The rest is icing on the cake!!! Glad to have been a help. Alf
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