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Old 02-26-2015, 01:26 PM   #11
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Hi Jemma, congrats on your new Wildcat Maxx lots of good advise on this web site , a question for you as you did not say what you were pulling it with and what sort of hitch you were using , I have tried different hitches as many people have and the best bar none has been a Hensly Arrow . they are not cheap but when we were towing units of 30 and 35 feet we never worried about cross-winds or anything passing like semi's etc ,and the truck felt more stable with the trailer on the back and with a rear cam no problems hitching up .
Enjoy it is great fun and lots of people will help .

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Old 02-26-2015, 01:31 PM   #12
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:01 PM   #13
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If you are using electricity at home for your camper make sure you have the right amperage outlet. It should be 30Amps I would think.
If you don't use the air conditioning a regular outlet should work I believe.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:18 AM   #14
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Congrats Jemma, I'm very excited for you (being i just purchased a Coachmen Freedom Express LE 2015 myself and i get to pick it up in 33 days) and I've been reading many things here. Alot of helpful information. Me personally have made a list of the things i definitely need and have studied on how to use those needs first. Needs like sewage hoses, electrical cords for hooking up (learned that it's a great idea to purchase a surge protector) etc.. Hey congrats again and may you and your kids have great and fun adventures.
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:56 PM   #15
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Yup,lots of good advice here! ......there are no "Stupid" questions......answers are a different story.....
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:47 PM   #16
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I recommend carrying 2 water pressure regulators. They only seem to clog when there is no camping store nearby, and only a few walmarts seem them.

I also carry a portable fire pit with a cover/lid. We rely on a campfire for most of our cooking, and we seem to always be under burn ban down here. Most places will let you still use your pit as long as you have a cover.

I also recommend checking trailer tire pressure every time you leave a campsite. I think it is even more important on double axle trailers.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:48 PM   #17
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Thank you all for the welcome, and for the advice!

I'm searching now, but if someone knows of a thread that will help teach me about the HVAC in a 2014 Forrest River Wildcat Maxx, that would really help me. I'm trying to figure out why the heat only comes out of the vent under the kitchen counter - but none of the others in the trailer.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:10 PM   #18
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If your rig doesn't have a built in surge suppressor, buy one ASAP. Use it every time you are hooked to electricity, even at home. It should cost less than $100. I bought mine at Camping World but you can find them online also. Also buy a cordless drill for the jacks if you don't have electric jacks. Another item I love is my crockpot. Nothing like coming home to dinner cooking! I replaced my mattress and that well worth the money spent.

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