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Old 06-13-2014, 12:16 AM   #11
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Jim, it sounds like you had a great trip. 6,500 miles is a decent shakout trip for your new 21' and I'm glad everything worked well for you. Next time I recommend that you blend a little fishing with the trip along the way and take your time coming across...it really helps me avoid altitude sickness...

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:43 AM   #12
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Jim, it sounds like you had a great trip. 6,500 miles is a decent shakout trip for your new 21' and I'm glad everything worked well for you. Next time I recommend that you blend a little fishing with the trip along the way and take your time coming across...it really helps me avoid altitude sickness...

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Hi:hotfishtacos... It always helps if there are no commitments at home to hurry up your trip. Our limiting factor is Out of Country Health Insurance. 30 days unless I pay a whopping amount of $$$'s for more time. I know Jim has others to look after when at home.
Just sat thru a noisy thunder storm in Great Falls Montana. Hope the weather is better in Yellowstone N.Pk.
My nice new 5.0TA looks a fright after a week of tugging thru the mountains. Alf
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:44 AM   #13
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Thanks Ron and Sharon, and Gabi and Wolf, both great neighbors. Hope "Spike" is healing well!!
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:08 AM   #14
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Thanks for the write up. I have a 21' on order and was interested in a real world tongue weight.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:46 AM   #15
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Great info Jim,

Do I understand correctly that the total weight of your trailer loaded for the trip was 3800 lbs? Also how did your Bluetooth with your TV work out? Our build sheet is due July 1 and we are down to final decisions. Anything you would change if you had the chance? Front window? Would you do folding mini tables again?

We are going to pick it up and I can't wait.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:27 AM   #16
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Jim - great to meet you and Noelle (and to make sure that Donna was represented 'in spirit'). Glad you had a safe trip.

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Old 06-13-2014, 04:16 PM   #17
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Button up kids, predictions for snow in parts of western MT and high elevations south. Storms last night were rather nasty but we need the rain bad!

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Old 06-17-2014, 11:34 AM   #18
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Great info Jim,

Do I understand correctly that the total weight of your trailer loaded for the trip was 3800 lbs? Also how did your Bluetooth with your TV work out? Our build sheet is due July 1 and we are down to final decisions. Anything you would change if you had the chance? Front window? Would you do folding mini tables again?

We are going to pick it up and I can't wait.
Yes, 3800 plus the t/w is about 4200 lbs.total. I'm in the process of eliminating some "Stuff" as I have 2-3 of certain items, need to "slim" down about 200 lbs.. Love the mini tables, in fact I got a third one. Do not miss the front window. Did not try the bluetooth and TV, in fact we never turned it on until the last night.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:40 AM   #19
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Glad to hear my guess on weight of the 21 was pretty close. I figured on 4000-4300 lbs going down the road loaded.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:59 AM   #20
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Hi Jim,
I would love to see a pic of the way you have your u-shape set up with the MINI-TABLES. Bob is perfectly happy with the table as is, but I'd like to explore options. Thanks, Sue
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