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Old 06-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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For those who don't know the story...

It was due to arrive last Monday or Tuesday. I got a call from the driver last weekend. He was having "one of those trips". He was stuck in Brandon, MB, waiting for parts to repair his truck electrical. He had already fixed a flat and an hydraulic line. So it was going to be a couple of days late.

He got back on the road Wednesday morning (a day later than he expected when he called me). He had two trailers to deliver, and the other one was going to somebody who would be leaving the country today, so delivering it took priority even though it meant more driving. So, an extra day's delay for my trailer.

This morning he gave me an ETA when he started, but then hit traffic and line ups for scales on the 401, so another couple of hours delay...

I got a text from him at about 5:45. He should arrive at the meeting point at about 6:15.

At about 6:05, the skies opened up. It had been threatening rain all day, but nothing had come of it. Perhaps a rain god, jealous of my new trailer, saw a chance for a trick. By the time we met the driver, it was raining so hard you couldn't see more than a few feet across the parking lot.

We left the trailer and the delivery truck in the parking lot and took the driver for dinner.

Finally, at about 7:15 or so, we were finished dinner and the rain had stopped, so we actually took possession...

By the time we got the trailer home ("the trailer"... no name yet) it was getting dark. So, no sleeping in it tonight. No coffee made in it tomorrow morning. That will have to wait until we get a chance to start to figure out all the systems in the light, get the propane tanks filled, etc.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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Congratulations! You've certainly put a great deal of thought into this purchase and it will pay off for you. Can't wait to see more pics. BTW, did the truck driver lose the propane tank cover?
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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No, it was stored in the trailer for the trip. We hadn't installed it by the time that picture was taken. Tammy mentioned they'd had a few problems with them blowing off in the past so they now take them off for delivery.

Aside from being rather dirty, we don't see any issues from the delivery.

One of the overhead lights doesn't seem to work. I'll see if I can figure out what's up with that tomorrow.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:03 PM   #4
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Hi: dbailey... It sure is good that fiberglass trailers last so long!!! You'll have lots of opportunities to sleep in it and make coffee. We always get the coffee maker set up the night before then fall asleep with that faint smell of fresh ground beans. First one up hits the switch!!!
Is that a little patch of hair loss I see in the pic
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:23 PM   #5
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No, it was stored in the trailer for the trip. We hadn't installed it by the time that picture was taken. Tammy mentioned they'd had a few problems with them blowing off in the past so they now take them off for delivery.

Aside from being rather dirty, we don't see any issues from the delivery.

One of the overhead lights doesn't seem to work. I'll see if I can figure out what's up with that tomorrow.
If the overhead light is the one on the ceiling in the center of the trailer make sure the switch on the side of the entry door is also on.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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I've run a zap-strap ( the re-usable kind from Lee Valley Tools ) through a couple slots in the propane tank cover and through the tank handle for extra security.
Congrats. Hope you get some sleep tonight.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:11 AM   #7
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If the overhead light is the one on the ceiling in the center of the trailer make sure the switch on the side of the entry door is also on.
D'Oh! : Yeah, that was it...
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:13 AM   #8
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Dave, who was my driver delivery person seemed to have had similar issues last summer bringing 2 Escapes east, break down in Indiana and towing one trailer from there with one on the flat bed. But all was good 3 days later when he arrived. Tough job on those guys with all the driving they do plus going back empty.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #9
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Looks like your trailer's first adventure was without you! Now it is your turn to have some adventures of your own. As per the propane cover-I drilled two small holes near the bottom, one ft/one on the back and secured the cover with a bungee cord. Also make sure the "door" on the propane cover is tightened completely as I had one blow off when traveling that was not too tight.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #10
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yes, I agree, here is a picture
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