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...