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Old 10-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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WHAT's THE FIRST THING?

..you do when you buy a new or used travel trailer?
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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1) Call the bank loan rep
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Or, just plan the rest of your life on the road, and thank God you made the decision you did, without looking back
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #3
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Do my homework/research before I ever go looking. I like to know more than the salesperson, which isn't too hard.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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Do my homework/research before I ever go looking. I like to know more than the salesperson, which isn't too hard.


Only a few times have I found a salesman that knew as much as I did and even then they had to check with the factory rep on some things.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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I camp in the driveway and watch RV to get ideas for the maiden voyage.

Then schedule a shakedown trip close to home.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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I started ordering accessories off the interweb and then found out my dealer threw in some of those things in the sale...
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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And our first shakedown we thought about is an overnight in a park about 90 miles away. Is that too far?
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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Not too far if you have a locally available WalMart to buy what you have overlooked or forgotten!

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Old 11-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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I went out and used it for everyday use, not camping use, for about a month, like it was a room addition.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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What I keep telling everybody to do when you get anything new....
Sit down with all the books and/or documentation and look at it all. You might read what you find interesting right then, but don't kill too much time in one area. At least read the headings and look at the pictures. Then go play with the "whatever" and you will come across something.... And then you will remember that you saw it in the book and maybe you can find it again.

This works with boats, cars, computers, cameras, software and many other things. (Pilots are supposed to know what is in the aircraft manual before take-off.)

I had a client. He was complaining that the new system (I had just finished installing at significant expense) would not do something that his old system did do. I stopped in front of the main display, and said, "You me like this?" and performed two key stokes to get to the screen he thought he didn't have.

He went back to read the book as I has suggested he do.

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Do you mean after the purchase? I whip out the Lysol and get busy.
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Clean, lubricate, tighten and use... everything.
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I don't know our first trip was 2600 km and it went fine.

I would say the answer is "have fun".

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I kick the tires and light the fires!
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