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Old 05-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #29
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I have a set up question for the seasoned travel trailer owners. How do y'all keep the grease that is on the ball and on the ends of the weight distribution bars off of your clothes? Seems like I can't even walk by those things, without having the grease jump on me...
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #30
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I have a set up question for the seasoned travel trailer owners. How do y'all keep the grease that is on the ball and on the ends of the weight distribution bars off of your clothes? Seems like I can't even walk by those things, without having the grease jump on me...
I never grease the ball
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #31
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Jacks down, electric and water hooked up, slides out, recliner out, awnings out, Jim Beam on the rocks with a splash......12.3 minutes.

I don't set up in the rain. It waters down the Beam too much.

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #32
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Jacks down, electric and water hooked up, slides out, recliner out, awnings out, Jim Beam on the rocks with a splash......12.3 minutes.

I don't set up in the rain. It waters down the Beam too much.

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #33
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I never grease the ball
X2- I don't grease anything. They actually say not to grease the WDH parts. You want the friction. Just my $.02
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...I don't set up in the rain. It waters down the Beam too much....
Now you're talking! You are da MAN!
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:29 AM   #35
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We leave ours set up on site all summer and go every 2 weeks, so my set up is: 1, unlock the door 2, turn on ac 3, roll out awning 4, make a Captain n' coke
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We leave ours set up on site all summer and go every 2 weeks, so my set up is: 1, unlock the door 2, turn on ac 3, roll out awning 4, make a Captain n' coke
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Setup time is usually 30 min and anything stinks when it's raining. It also depends on your rig for setup time.
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Jacks down, electric and water hooked up, slides out, recliner out, awnings out, Jim Beam on the rocks with a splash......12.3 minutes.

I don't set up in the rain. It waters down the Beam too much.

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I'm with you. I don't set up in the rain either. Aside from auto levelers and put out the slides. Next is the Martini of some exotic flavor my wife concocts then possibly a little more set up to do. I find it takes the sting out of set-up. Makes it a little more.....enjoyable as it were!

1 Martini.....2 Martini.....3 Martini.....Floor LOL
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Normally, around 25-30 minutes; I have specific compartment storage for setup materials, etc. My setup ALWAYS starts at the front "curbside" of the TT, and goes to "roadside" front and then to the back "roadside" and then to rear "curbside". This way, I have made full circle and then go inside to let out slides, make sure electrical is OFF before I connect to shore power; then go back outside hook up water and sewage. Everyone has their own system, and in that respect, everybody's system is correct. What I always suggest to newcomers is to make a written check list to go by. This will develop into second nature for you and one day you will realize that you no longer need the check list..........until that time, this will prevent driving off with the TV antenna up, or driving off with the shore power connected, etc. Many of these things could cancel or shorten a trip ; REMEMBER, we all have made mistakes, and so will you; it's part of this enjoyable life we call RV'ing....
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Are most sites level (for the most part)?
Our experience (from NYS to TN to FL) shows that in the overpriced resorts the sites are quite level. They're also fairly level in those CG/Resorts where they pack you in elbow to elbow. Regular CGs are seldom level enough that you don't need leveling blocks.

Thinking about it, it varies depending on how level the site is and how long we're staying. DH does the outside setting up and I do inside. Whoever finishes first helps the other. I'm guessing 20 minutes is average before the coffee is done and we're sitting under the awning.
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I have a set up question for the seasoned travel trailer owners. How do y'all keep the grease that is on the ball and on the ends of the weight distribution bars off of your clothes? Seems like I can't even walk by those things, without having the grease jump on me...
Cut plastic soda bottles of different sizes in half and cover balls.
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We usually throw the clothes and groceries in the trailer and go. When we get to our destination, the Mrs. starts putting things away and making the beds while unhook, put hacks down etc. we're both usually finished about 20 min.
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