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Old 05-22-2015, 01:51 AM   #1
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New toy made it home!!

Finally got my new Vibe 268RKS home. Had to bring it home on a regular draw bar and ball as the Equal-i-zer 4 point hitch wasnt ready to go yet. Needless to say it was a wee bit tense with a 4 hour drive and a good side wind! Back end of the trailer and truck did quit a dance on me, white knuckle drive as I have never towed a trailer this big! Installing the Equalizer next week then hopefully will be a lot more fun on the next trip!! Click image for larger version

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Old 05-22-2015, 03:13 AM   #2
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Congratulations!! Will you be taking the trailer out this weekend?
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Very nice rig-congrats! Peace of mind: I need to get that WDH system installed before I venture back out onto the highway!
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:50 PM   #4
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Congratulations!! Will you be taking the trailer out this weekend?
Not till the end of the month, as I have a few things I want to do to it. Sitting in my driveway now (all 35 feet 3 inches of it) and time to trick it out! (extend bed, back up camera, outside temp gauge, install WD hitch, etc...) fun!!!!
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Very nice rig-congrats! Peace of mind: I need to get that WDH system installed before I venture back out onto the highway!
Ya, really scared the poop out of me towing it without a WDH! Had a mind of its own back there... the tail was really wagging the dog! I am told that once the WDH is installed and fully set up, its a world of difference!
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:36 PM   #6
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.... time to trick it out! (extend bed, back up camera, outside temp gauge, install WD hitch, etc...) fun!!!!
We are getting our new TT ready also. Pumped more grease into the spindles (while turning the tires), adjusted the brakes, checked the wheel bearings for slop, checked the lugnuts. All the stuff you take for granted but have to know for yourself. And yes, it is fun.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:10 PM   #7
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I am told that once the WDH is installed and fully set up, its a world of difference!
Indeed, like night to day. In fact, I'm surprised the seller let you take it like that. Well... not really surprised but certainly disappointed.

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Old 05-24-2015, 03:58 PM   #8
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Nice... got mine too a month ago and had it out last week for the "proving run" where I took my time & operated/tested all the systems (except the heater). Everything worked great except the water heater on electric mode... couldn't find the d*": switch (left the paperwork & manuals sitting on the counter at home). I'm sure it's there! Rain checked OK too down here in Texas! Going again as soon as it dries out!

Get that hitch on... mine pulls like a dream!

Have you decided on what kind of backup camera system/installation yet? That's one of my goals too after the tire/temp monitor system!

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Indeed, like night to day. In fact, I'm surprised the seller let you take it like that. Well... not really surprised but certainly disappointed.

I agree They should not of let you leave like that period. Just stupid - lucky you didnt have an accident!!
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WDH and sway bar is a necessity, but don't take it for granted either. Strong crosswinds and/or buffer winds created by semi's passing you, can still whiten the knuckles (as I have learned twice this year already). My dealer set me out on the fifth link of the chains, but I tightened up to the 6th to help keep the front of the TV down more. Just remember you are on holidays each time you go, so take her slow and steady (or wait for the winds to calm down).
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