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Old 02-22-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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Hello from Western Washington

Hello,

We just purchased a Cruiser RV MPG 2800BQ. Our tow vehicle is a 2013 F150 4x4 XLT Supercrew, 3.55, Ecoboost.

We were excited to be buying a Passport 2610, but there was mold and a leak in the slide out when we went to pick it up this past weekend.

For those of you that are just starting out, or have lot's of experience, how challenging will a 30' TT be to navigate around town? I'm nervous about that period between pick-up and getting to a large lot to practice. I have found lots of info on YouTube regarding backing up, but very little on being at a 4 way stop and having to turn right.

Any tips or reference info you can send me would be greatly appreciated

Looking forward to getting more experience with this travel trailer!

Mike and Selena
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Just make sure you are as far to the left in your lane as possible and shoot for the far left of the lane you are turning right into. After a couple of these turns you will see how much room on the right you will take up in the turn.
Make wide turns, not sharp corners. Don't start the turn from the stop line, stay back a 1/2 car length before starting the turn. You will do fine.....Bob
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Wide turns and get in the habit of always using your mirrors. Both in turning and backing up. Good luck and safe travels.
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Glad to have you here.

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Hi Mike & Selena! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:46 PM   #7
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Thank you. We picked up this trailer with no issues yesterday. Trailer towed with no issues. Thankfully, much easier than I had anticipated. Navigating the Seattle area went well, even on the narrow streets around my neighborhood. We camped with it last night. Our daughters are happy, and so is my DW. Spent part of Sunday practicing backing up in one of the mostly empty Boeing parking lots. After about a half hour, we were clicking on all cylinders with the walkie talkies and getting the trailer to go where we wanted it to go. Thanks again, Mike.
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