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Old 09-10-2020, 12:57 PM   #1
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Thank you all! Got our new 5.0

Thank you all for everything you've helped us with from delivery options, Andersen hitch, levelers, lug wrench, drill, etc.

We enjoyed a 3 week trip to Denver to pick it up and a tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, Creede Colorado, Grand Sand Dunes National Park, Dodge City, Branson, Graceland and more. Marked much off our bucket list. Our trip also had 2 detours with new itinerary thanks to Glen Canyon fire closing I-70 and then hurricane Laura.

Loved our trip even with covid type closures. Sure kept the crowds down, maybe except for campground crowding! ha! So great to be traveling again.

So happy with the 5.0... pulls like a dream... hitching and unhitching is easy. Backing... well... need more practice!
My fear was getting in and out of the bed, since the one we toured I didn't feel appropriate to try out. It was no problem! whew!
And the wet bath worked fine. If you've showered on a cruise ship, you can handle it! LOTS of inside storage. We still have open areas. Thank you ETI!

Love our little u-shaped table. Except the back side has no room for adults to sit. Probably need lagun support? Will have to work on that.

Hot summer weather required use of fan to get air conditioning cool to head of bed. I'm not sure temperature gauge is working accurately. It can't keep up with summer heat in full sun, no shade situations, but another RV we had couldn't either.

Tricks we used:
Push front door in to get key to open door.
Wiggle 7-pin side to side (not up and down) to get fully plugged in (new connection and difficult to hook up... Thanks to camper repairman suggestion, we thought it had issues)
Have the water in sink on fully to pull knob for shower.
Plan for a couple of days of no sightseeing to de-stress and fine tune storage options in the camper.
Shoe box size plastic containers are great for many options.
Love the suggestion someone made for paper towels
Needed mirror outside bathroom for hair drying, etc. 10"x10" from Walmart did the trick for us.
Dollar store 3 small basket set perfect for medicine cabinet.

Can't wait to get back out it again!

Thank you all for the help!
Y'all are the best!
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:27 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Love the pics.

We had the same issue on the air conditioning until I saw some comments in the forum about how to adjust the vents on the a/c to blow the air towards the bed at night. Works great now.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:36 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Love the pics.

We had the same issue on the air conditioning until I saw some comments in the forum about how to adjust the vents on the a/c to blow the air towards the bed at night. Works great now.
We did adjust the vents to push it all forward.

I see you are from Texas. Has you A/C kept your RV cool without a separate fan in the Texas heat? Maybe our A/C needs some additional work.
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Old 09-10-2020, 02:15 PM   #4
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We did adjust the vents to push it all forward.

I see you are from Texas. Has you A/C kept your RV cool without a separate fan in the Texas heat? Maybe our A/C needs some additional work.

Yes. We were at Lake Belton in July with temps 105-108 in the sun. The a/c ran most of the time with the thermostat set at 78. The inside temps were 75 to 79 as the a/c cycled on/off. I have a separate temp gauge on the counter I watched. We did proactively move the a/c vents depending on where we were sitting. Mainly they were turned fore and aft. We rarely had the bottom vent open.

We do run a small Vornado Fan just to circulate air when the a/c fan is not running.
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Keep in mind the bottom vent is the intake.
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:05 PM   #6
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Keep in mind the bottom vent is the intake.

Well that makes sense. I could swear I felt air coming from them.

Always learning something new.
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Oops, my bad. The intake is only where the filter is, the rest of the bottom is indeed output.
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:29 PM   #8
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Oops, my bad. The intake is only where the filter is, the rest of the bottom is indeed output.

Now you are gonna make me go look for the filter.
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Thumbs up

Congratulations and thanks for the great 'first trip report' and pics

I've got a bit of a wait still but looking forward to sharing your positive experience and enthusiasm next year!
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:06 PM   #10
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How did your truck do? Do you have one of the Ecoboost engines?

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Old 09-11-2020, 09:50 AM   #11
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How did your truck do? Do you have one of the Ecoboost engines?

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it did great!
love this truck!!!
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Love to see your trip/new owner report. Brings back the early days (well, only two years ago) of my first trips with my 17A.

May you have many more years of enjoyable travels.
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