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Old 12-09-2012, 01:48 PM   #141
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I painted my hitch and ball white and can see them in my rear view camera.
Hey thats a good idea.Keep it from hiding in the shadows of the camera being there black you know.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #142
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We should really get a tie down for the awning. Why? Because we wouldn't had to buy parts to fix it at half the cost we paid for it. I doubt the thing will see the light of day from here on.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #143
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We should really get a tie down for the awning. Why? Because we wouldn't had to buy parts to fix it at half the cost we paid for it. I doubt the thing will see the light of day from here on.
ouch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #144
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Should have been there for the repair process. Walk it off, dear. Walk it off. Tomorrow will look better.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #145
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If I were to suggest the best advice for a newbie it would be: ALWAYS get out of the drivers seat and go outside and do a walk around of your unit before you depart. Verify that the jacks are up, electrical cords, water hoses, stinky slinky, coaxial TV cable is stowed away, slides are fully closed, awning(s) closed and locked, basement doors closed and locked. TV antenna is down And finally: check your tire pressures.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #146
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If I were to suggest the best advice for a newbie it would be: ALWAYS get out of the drivers seat and go outside and do a walk around of your unit before you depart. Verify that the jacks are up, electrical cords, water hoses, stinky slinky, coaxial TV cable is stowed away, slides are fully closed, awning(s) closed and locked, basement doors closed and locked. TV antenna is down And finally: check your tire pressures.
Tis is why I am the driver and the DH is the co-pilot!
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #147
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One last thing! Just when everything is hooked up and you are ready to roll, make sure the co-pilot is watching you start moving. Toad tires rotate, signal and brake lights work...
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #148
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don't buy a replacement for your back-up camera that appears to have quit until after you ask other irv2 members for help. Otherwise you will end up with an extra camera, or another project when they clue you into the fact that it's probably only a matter of pushing the "select feed" button.

Living with a monkey has it's challenges. Thanks again, Dunner! I think I'll mount this one to look down the curbside so I can better judge when I have passed that slow semi.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #149
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That's a good idea. A passing Camera!

If I had a 3rd input, I could mount one on the tail end of my 20' enclosed and make up connectors for it. I use my back-up camera when I'm hitching up. I could add another switch to do just that, though. Thanks to cnkinthebus, I have enough cable to do it. Hmmm.... Another project.
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I wish I would have seen this thread $4285.00 ago.
$4280.00 in various repairs and $5.00 for aspirin for the lumps on the head.
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I wish I would have seen this thread $4285.00 ago.
$4280.00 in various repairs and $5.00 for aspirin for the lumps on the head.
If you own an RV, unfortunately that is the only way you are allowed to learn.

Section #8 - Paragraph #3 of the RV Owners of North America manual states that in order to learn a lesson, you must spend a minimum of $500 and not knowingly have seen that an err in judgement was going to occur.
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Great thread! Do have a departure checklist and a normal routine as you go through it. Don't let anyone interrupt you while do your routine. If you have a travel trailer with crank-up scissor jacks, don't forget to crank up all of them prior to driving off. The jacks don't work very well when they are bent up and looking like a pretzel instead of a scissor.
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I am a newbie, so reading this thread is scary! Please explain this air bag thingy...
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I am a newbie, so reading this thread is scary! Please explain this air bag thingy...
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Airbag.... Well the DW... Ouch Sorry dear! I mean if you have a larger unit like a Deisel pusher you probably have an air suspension.. When you release the air the rig will lower.

Air suspensions provide a really nice cushy ride like... Ouch... No dear, I was going to say like on a cloud. I was not going to bring your cushion into it. Ouch.... Got to go now....
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