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Old 03-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Long, long day, but now ready to roll

I spent this weekend getting my Vantage squared away and ready to go for the season.

Went on a shopping trip to get all the things I think I'll need this season - stuff for the kitchen and other misc. stuff.

Got my battery changed out to the Trojan 225. Wanted to put 2 6Vs in, but they wouldn't fit the rack.

I moved the TV it came with back to the bedroom area and hung a new 22" LCD where the original one was - got a new articulating mount so you can actually see the TV from the sofa.

Got all the water systems drained of all the crappy (yellow) water from the dealership, flushed and refilled with my good water from home.

Reorganized the cabinets and the outside storage area. Did some touch-ups and cleaning.

Unpacked and set up my new Equal-I-Zer hitch. I like this thing. It took me about 3 tries, but I got it set up perfectly. This is a big step up from the EzLift I had. Basically I've got my Suburban level, and the trailer level. With a load on the front axle, and the Timbrens not engaged, it's a much better handling arrangement.
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Congrats. Keep us posted on adjustments and other things you learn. That way we can learn from it too.
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So when and where are you heading for your first trip of the season?
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not sure yet. I'd love to escape the snow and head to the Keys for a week, but I can't get away from work that long. So probably head to a State Park near home for a weekend later this month.
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Remember you have to take plenty of pictures or it never happen.Good Luck and Many Safe and Happy Miles and Smiles.
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Remember you have to take plenty of pictures or it never happen.Good Luck and Many Safe and Happy Miles and Smiles.
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Decided to go to Sadler's Creek State Park for the weekend - the weather is looking to be mild (mid-sixties) and it will be a good opportunity to shake her out. Think I'll not plug in at all and see if I can make it Friday to Sunday. May put my kayak in the lake.
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I moved the TV it came with back to the bedroom area and hung a new 22" LCD where the original one was - got a new articulating mount so you can actually see the TV from the sofa.
The Vantage is a quality RV that probably includes a strong wall mount for the TV. But be aware that a heavier TV than the one that came with it might bounce loose, tearing the mount from the wall, and come crashing down while on the road. Especially if your articulating mount provides more leverage for the weight of the TV to put more pressure on whatever attaches it to the wall. No problem if the TV sits on a shelf, but a wall mount is not a shelf. My TT manual warns me to dismount the TV from the wall mount and store it somewhere safe while traveling. I usually haul mine in the bathtub. It only requires a few seconds to disconnect and dismount it, then put it in the bathtub. But it's one more thing to add to your "always do" checklist list for preparing the TT for travel, such as be sure the coupler is locked, raise the stabilizers and the steps, fold down the TV antenna, plug the electric cord into the tow vehicle and be sure the turn signal lights work, etc.
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Hear ya.

This mount has a locking me mechanism to keep it against the wall. The TV is about 7 lbs, so I'm not too concerned about it.
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