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Old 04-14-2012, 07:23 AM   #1
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My wife and I just purchased a Heartland North Trail 26 ft TT, the dealer will give us a 3 hour course on how to use it. What questions should I be asking before I drive off the lot?
We've done plenty of tent camping, but I imagine that this will be so much different than that. I know that many of you have been surprised your first time out and I am hoping to capitalize on the knowledge to reduce problems on my first time out.
I have read that camping in my drive way is a good way of working some kinks out, so I'll be trying that one. Any more ideas? Thank you in advance for your replies.

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:33 AM   #2
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the site and the many fine people here. Congrats on the new purchase for sure and hope you really enjoy the new TT. Wow, a 3 hour walk thru. That should really give you the ins and outs but if you still have doubts you can always video tape the session. Hope this might help a bit. Good luck.

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #3
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:48 AM   #4
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Hello and welcome to iRV2, congrats on the TT.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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Howdy and welcome to the forum! Congrats on the new TT, and be sure to check out the TT section below. Many dealers allow new owners to "camp" overnight in the dealership to test things out, so see if that's a possibility for you. Also, there are several pre-delivery checklists (PDI) on the board, so use the search function and print one out. Have fun!
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:12 AM   #6
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Hello Badog5! I can't add much to what everyone it telling you so I will just say Welcome to IRV2 and we are here to answer any questions you may have as you get used to your new TT. I am sure you will be comfortable after a couple times out. Safe travels and enjoy!!

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