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Old 06-12-2012, 05:29 AM   #603
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The Cincinnati dealership. Everyone there was really great.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:52 AM   #604
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The Cincinnati dealership. Everyone there was really great.
Yep, that's the one we were at too. Had a really good experience there as well! Aline took care of everything before we had gotten there to our complete satisfaction. We had a list of known problems with this model from this thread and after checking out all of those items, the guy doing the PDI wanted to know how we knew to check that certain item out....dude you need to do some checking on-line! Arrived at 1:00 after driving for a day and a half, and was back on the road again by 5:00 that afternoon heading back home. We had planned on stopping at some campground just outside of Cincinnati, but were so tired from driving, we ended up just stopping at a hotel for the evening to get a good rest for the rest of the trip home to Florida. We then ended up staying at a KOA in Georgia somewhere for our first night in the Cougar and finished the rest of the trip home the next day.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #605
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We picked up our new trailer this weekend from Colerain RV. Everything went well, only a couple of minor issues that they took care of before we left. We love the trailer! We actually bought it sight unseen and only saw photo's and we were not disappointed. The trip back home went well, the trailer pulls great. The only casualty thoughout the trip was the TV remote. It fell on the floor and when I opened the slide after we got home, it got crushed.
We too bought ours sight unseen from Terry Town in Grand Rapids and crushed the remote last year. Ordered one from the tv company. Do they ever make a terrible crunching sound! The garbage can went out a lot quieter!
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I've been following this thread since the start up and it helped my wife and I in the decision to purchase the Cougar High Country last fall. Well we finally got a chance to pull it aprox 150 miles from home and spend a few days relaxing and getting away from the work. Wow! The trailer was great and we really enjoyed it. The outfit was everything mentioned in this thread. When pulling into the campgrounds everyone was complimenting on the looks of the trailer and the set up was a breeze.

I am pulling the trailer with a 2008 Chevy Silverado 1 ton dually. We have made arrangements for some longer trips later this year and would like to know if anyone else is pulling with a similar truck and if they are using a weight distributing hitch with sway control. I have pulled it twice so far once home from the dealer along with this last outing and really had no issues. The truck does not sag nor did I notice any sway. I'm just a little worried about making these next couple trips which will be over 1000 miles round trip.
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I pull our trailer with a Chevy 3/4 ton with weight distribution and dual cam sway control and have no issues. I highly recommend weight distribution and sway control. It's the nature of the beast with a travel trailer that you will get some sway, especially with the length of this trailer. I'm sure others will comment also but in my opinion, well worth the investment.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #608
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We are pulling ours with a F350, crew cab, weight distribution hitch and 1 husky sway bar. We would like to upgrade but here in AK our trips are not that far. The better the hitch system only increases your safety margin.
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Thank you for the information. This pulling of a travel trailer is new to me. I have been trailering a 27 foot cabin cruiser for the past 15 years and have never used any hitch set up. Do you have any suggestions as to what brand to purchase.
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Thank you for the information. This pulling of a travel trailer is new to me. I have been trailering a 27 foot cabin cruiser for the past 15 years and have never used any hitch set up. Do you have any suggestions as to what brand to purchase.
Well, as with anything else, there are many choices. I just have a Husky hitch with a 1200lb tongue rating and one sway bar. I imagine 300-400 new.
Then there are the Hensley hitches, ProPride running around 2,300.00. I would sure like one of those..
There is quite a range and a few good posts here reference hitches.
Whatever hitch you decide upon, I would have at least 1,200lb tongue rating with these trailers. There are some very nice systems, and the better the system, with proper setup, your trailers safety is greatly increased..
Maybe I will talk DW into a Hensley ProPride hitch one day soon..
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Just ordered the 2nd AC unit online. After visiting my local Camping World and talking to our sales person we decided to order a drop in. That way we control the temp in the bedroom and not freeze my daughter in the living room. Our camper is already prewired for the 2nd unit.

I found a good deal on one at www.camperpartsworld.com. Free Shipping! My husband and I will install it next week.
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Pleeeese,everone! Don't make me go back through all of the comments on this thread : )
I know some of you listed what to do if the ac goes off for a while then comes back on. I think it had to do with 'resetting' the thermostat. Ours did it one time but I'd like to know what to do (if anything) if it happens again.
I think maybe I should print out the whole thread and keep it for future reference. There's much more info here than in the owner's manual! Keep it coming!
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Pleeeese,everone! Don't make me go back through all of the comments on this thread : )
I know some of you listed what to do if the ac goes off for a while then comes back on. I think it had to do with 'resetting' the thermostat. Ours did it one time but I'd like to know what to do (if anything) if it happens again.
I think maybe I should print out the whole thread and keep it for future reference. There's much more info here than in the owner's manual! Keep it coming!
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Thanks, JimEli.....do you remember seeing something about 'resetting' the termostat if that happens?
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Generator sounds fine. As for the tstat, there is a special reset that can be done on it. It doesn't make sense that two ac units are doing the same thing. Have them call Dometic for the reset procedure on the thermostat. Mine had to be reset to get the furnace to run. They tried to talk me through it on the phone, but I couldn't get it. Brought it in, they did it, and it's worked since. Come to think of it, I should probably get that procedure printed out in case I need to do it in the future while on the road or out of warranty.
This is all I can find on the thermostat reset. May be ask for the procedure in a PDF as Taken was planning on..
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On this weekend camping trip our third time out I had a problem with the shower drain, it broke off at the threaded part and came apart seperating it from the shower floor. It seems as if the floor in the shower gives a little and I'm sure the plastic drain parts didn't hold up. I was wondering if any one else has had an isssue with this? Although its minor, I would like to replace it with a stainless drain if one can be found. It looks like it is an 1 3/4 threaded plastic pipe and I hope I can pick one up at Lowes or a local plumbing store. This will save me from pulling it to the dealer which I sure will take some time an I have another trip planned soon.
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