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Old 06-01-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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New here. Going to own a TT in 15 days

On the 15th we will be picking up our New to Us 2006 Adventure Riverside.

We have been long time pop up owners and reading all that goes into owning a TT is making me feel like we are in over our heads.

Our PUP weighed a measly 3000-lbs and we could pull it with our Excursion and not even feel it back there.

Now we are learning about Weight distribution hitches and sway, and worrying about how much the thing weighs.

Our PUP had a shower and hot water heater but we never used them and only had a toilet with a pull out tank. The sink water drained out of a hole and into a blue tote, now there are black and gray tanks and water pumps and we need to learn how to use the hot water heater.

So many other things are on my mind I cant even think to add them here. And it doesnt help that no one on the internet owns a camper like this.

Here are some pics if you are interested

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Old 06-01-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. If you are buying the TT from a dealer have all your questions written down and ask him to go over everything with you. If you are buying from a private party have the owner answer your questions and show you how everything works. You will probably forget somethings, so just ask on this forum. Good luck and many happy and safe miles.

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Old 06-01-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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Hi and

...and congrats on your new rig! It looks like you're buying from a dealer from the photos so as DRosedale suggested, make a list of questions and make sure your dealer does a thorough walk through with you and verifies that everything works and shows you how to use it. If the original manuals are still with it, it will make a big difference in how fast you come up to speed. Some have even recorded video of the walk throughs because you're going to be so excited you WILL forget some things.

Feel free to jump in with questions or just join any of the discussion topics always underway.

We're glad you're here.

Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

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Old 06-02-2011, 07:15 AM   #4
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Its really less of a dealer and more of a lot full of mostly Fema trailers and a few real RVs for sale so I really don't expect too much from them.

I just don't know if I'll be able to even bring it home without a weight distribution hitch and brake controller and all that jazz.

We have a 2000 Ford Excursion with the V10 engine.
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