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Old 02-11-2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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Hi, from Mississippi heading to Alaska

We just purchased a 2002 Newmar Kountry Star and are looking forward to going to Alaska in late June. Just saw the discussion on tightening bolts on the slides which was very informative. Were also wondering if its a good practice to use slid supports while having them out for an extended time. I do believe we are going to get a lot of our questions answered by joining this forum. We both have owned motor homes and travel trailers years ago, but this Newmar is like starting from the beginning and being newbies!
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Hi from an Alaskan!

You've got an adventure ahead of you. Vehicle and trip prep are the keys to success!
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:51 PM   #3
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Trip prep is why we signed up. Learning all we can, hoping it will save us aggravation, heartache and dollars.
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Old 02-11-2020, 05:19 PM   #4
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Welcome to the gang! Join us on the 'Alaska, Canada, Mexico & Beyond' forum for discussions about Alaska prep and travel ...

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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the rig and up coming trip.

You are joining a good group of folks with good info to share. Read the various forums here and ask questions as they come up or add info if you can.

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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Old 02-12-2020, 01:42 AM   #6
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Were also wondering if its a good practice to use slid supports while having them out for an extended time.
My $0.02 : If the slide support is between the body and the slide then no harm. If it is between the slide and the ground then body movement (wind, people moving inside, earthquakes, etc.) or jacks settling can cause excessive upwards stress on the slide.

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Slide support

Thanks so much, CatherdralCub for your $0.02 worth of advice. I was considering ordering the supports today. Your analogy makes a lot of sense and I will forget the supports. Already, Im seeing the worth of joining this group.
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:28 PM   #8
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Have you done a shakedown trip or two yet?
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Congrats on the new rig and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your trip to Alaska. I have been to Alaska and rented a Motor Home and had a blast. My 02. is I would not take my own rig there. The roads are not all that bad in most places but still a lot of wear and tear. I hope to get back in a couple years but I'll just rent from Great Alaskan Holidays again.
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Have you done a shakedown trip or two yet?
We drove RV home about 600 miles after purchase but haven’t haven’t gone anywhere to camp yet. The weather here in northern Mississippi has been just too rainy. We’re considering boon docking in the backyard to get a feel for the RV and camping!
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Boondocking in the back yard. Yep, done that. Got the tee shirt. A great way to get a feel for your rig and learn its faults and quirks.
The bottom line is you need to get to know it. Drive it locally in familiar roads as well. This way you learn slowly, gently and easily without strangers watching .
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Backyard Boondocking

Xmcdog, thanks for the suggestions to get to know our rig. Im scared to push any buttons or flip any switches, they are everywhere and no manual to say what they do. Did not consider videotaping the dealer as he gave us the fast walk thru.
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Scared to hit the switches? Yep I've been there and I suggest you ask the folks on the site. There are some wonderful people here who are only too happy to assist. Post some pix of the switches in question and someone who has a similar rig will be happy to answer your concerns. must admit I just hit each switch and watched what happened. i do have a couple of switches that I never did find out what they were for. Lol. However your rig is more complex than mine.

At the present DW and I are vacationing in New Zealand for a month. It is great to keep in touch with the RV life even from here.
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