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Old 05-02-2016, 11:29 AM   #1
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Made It Home Safe with the RV

Hey everyone, thanks for all your well wishes while going to pick up my new RV... as you know this is my first TT and so I was apprehensive about towing this home from Penticton. Apprehensive might be a cleaner word!

Our experience with Leisureland RV in Penticton in BC Canada has been nothing but first class from start to finish. We got great service and a TT (2016.5 Lance 1995) at a great price. We were looked after very well and thoroughly. Can't rate them high enough. If anyone in that neck of the woods is thinking of RVs, go give them a gander. I have no affliation with them whatsoever, just like great service.

I took time to check all the electrics and voltage outputs, water, LP, doors, drawers, etc everything worked. When I got home I even did an even more thourough inspection. All was good.

At the dealership I put on the Andersen Weight Distribution Hitch (btw that's the ONLY Hitch Lance recommends for their TT..although I didn't know this when researching and purchasing it). The people from the dealership came to take a look as the couldn't believe it would work as good as I said. They took out another RV with another hitch with bars and it made loud noises doing a 360. They asked me to do the same. I did and the dealership owner's jaw dropped as I did the 360 without a sound. He is now investigating selling these hitches.

When I pulled away for the first time I froze with fear as felt I wasnt connected to the RV as I couldn't feel I was pulling anything at all. It was like a hot knife through butter! I was amazed how the truck pulled the RV.

I had no trouble at all with pulling the RV. The truck had plenty of power left and I felt I had to keep slowing down as I kept speeding many times on the highway (120km/h). I could even do the speed limit going up hill. No problems at all in that department. In the end I left it on cruise and couldn't believe how quickly we got her home. My initial fears of towing had disipated thankfully. ..I was HAPPY CAMPER!

The ONLY thing that I would have liked to have gone better is my backing into my drive way. Well I almost lost it a bit. Had my neighbor not been there to help I think I would still be out there right now. Lol oh well, I will need to practice a LOT more I think. Honestly... I sucked!

So the moment I got her home I started all the upgrades/mods like the roof vent covers, oxygenics shower head, water filter at the sink, adding a Odroid c1+ to the TV, so I can watch what ever I want . Added Tire Minder pressure sensors, Temperature monitoring system for the whole RV (freezer, fridge, bedroom and outside) the monitor will handle 8 gauges. I bought 5. Not even sure where I want to put the 5th (will keep as a spare)

I also haven't installed the Hughes 30A Autoformer surge and voltage regulator, water intake filter, soap dispensers, back up camera and a few more. Just ran out of time.

Anyway, sorry for the rambling. .. here are the pics as you guys keep on at me to post... )
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:46 AM   #2
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Nice set up! Glad it went so well for you.

Now, get out there and use it!!
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Looks like you bought a nice TT. Thanks for all the pics. Good to hear you had no problems getting it home.

Good luck with it and Happy Trails!!!
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Thanks guys. We have booked up a few places and even going to Vancouver Island with it later this summer. Can't wait.
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Just remember, when backing up the TT. Put your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel and move it in the direction you want the tt to go.
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Looks great.

Nice to see another member from the BC area.

Have fun and be safe.
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Faked me out with the slide thought it was a half slide looks real deep .. Nice looking setup
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It looks great. Enjoy.
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Congratulations! As was mentioned above...put your hand on the bottom of the steering wheel and which ever direction you move your hand is the direction the back of the TT will go. Also, the straighter you are lined up before backing, the easier it is.
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That looks look frigg'n fantastic..... Now go practice backing
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Just remember, when backing up the TT. Put your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel and move it in the direction you want the tt to go.
Yup did that BUT I sucked when to correct the steering which meant I always over steered. I guess I will need to practice practice practice!
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Looks great.

Nice to see another member from the BC area.

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Thanks Fast0ne.. where are you exactly?
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Great setup. Come back and let us know you mpg after a few trips towing.
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