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Old 06-30-2016, 06:17 PM   #1
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First time out in the new trailer

We're heading out for our first trip in our new Grey Wolf this weekend. Any last minute advice you veterans can offer me? I bought some di-electric grease to spray in the pig tail to prevent corrosion. Good idea? Should I grease my slide out rails? They're perfectly dry. Anything I should know? Can't wait to learn more about my trailer!

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Old 06-30-2016, 06:39 PM   #2
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Dry film lubricant on slide rails. Regular grease will be messy and pick up road debris. Silicone spray for seals, also will remove black marks that seal makes on slides. Above all, enjoy.

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Old 07-01-2016, 07:49 AM   #3
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Did you make some check lists as to what/how to systematically setup/teardown your trailer at the campsite. Lists are your friends, especially since you're not real experienced, when learning the RV life. After 30 years, I still find that if I type us a list, put it in a plastic sleeve and simply take a quick look at it before pulling out, it gives me peace of mind that I haven't forgot to secure anything. Things like locking all external storage doors, lowering the antenna, padlocking the tongue latch, are good examples of things that get checked.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:15 AM   #4
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I have been using this for just about everything that moves.

Yes on the di-electric for electrical contacts.

A graphite lock spray.
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Old 07-01-2016, 02:38 PM   #5
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So what model of Grey Wolf did you get? We have the 23bd and love it. We just tried to figure out how things worked our first time out, so have all of your owner manuals hand is highly recommended.
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:38 AM   #6
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Setting up and leaving the campground is like when I had my pilots license. I do my "walk around" to check all things. doors closed, antenna down, fridge doors closed , bikes secured to the back and all loose items secured. Nothing impeding the wheels , jacks up Etc. Sometimes I do this twice .

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Old 07-02-2016, 12:02 PM   #7
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After you drive for 10 or 20 minutes, pull over and re-check all connections (Hitch, safety chains, electrical). Carefully put your and close to the tires and wheels to check for excessive temperature that would indicate possible tire or brake problems.

I use a pistol-type IR thermometer to check both my tow vehicle and the camper.
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:47 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the pointer folks! We made it to our destination (150 miles away!) and back with no issues at all. I'm not used to backing my 31ft trailer yet, so that took me a few tries, but when all was said and done we had a great weekend!
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:00 PM   #9
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The scoop

There is a good video on youtube called "THE SCOOP" that outlines the best way to back a trailer into a spot. Its quite funny. I've been using it and find it helps a lot. Planning on making a video using that method myself in a real world situation.


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Old 07-04-2016, 05:27 PM   #10
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Great Video on backing into a camp site By the way this also works great for motor homes.

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