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Old 03-30-2014, 07:31 AM   #11
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I think it was the 1st time out in our TT, was leaving pulled up to dump station, hooked up hose, put the other end in the sewer on the ground, pulled handle. I can hear water moving down the hose, then stops, hose is very heavy, dang it "plugged hose", nope forgot to take the cap off the other end , there is no way you can get that cap off without making a mess. I servived because no one was watching. HAHAHAH.
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Ah, maybe lifting the end of the hose up higher than the dump valve and threading the end back into the dump while holding a section up?

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Old 03-30-2014, 07:45 AM   #12
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So we have been camping all weekend and dealt with heavy heavy rains. Last night one of the kids woke up in the bunks and said their pillow was wet. I go to check and water is pouring down the wall and corner. So it looks as though our bad luck is continuing. Leaving somewhere but haven't pinpointed it yet. Looks like our punch list for the dealer is getting pretty substantial. Please tell me we haven't got a lemon, and that this is all normal for the breaking in of a new coach.

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Old 03-30-2014, 08:01 AM   #13
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Our first trailer camping trip was with our old Mallard. We had a great weekend and packed up and were just pulling out of the campground when we saw a guy waving and pointing. We had forgotten to wind the tv antenna down as well as close the bathroom roof vent. Thankfully that guy saw them.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:25 AM   #14
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Forgot to install the wheel chocks before unhitching. I was lucky I wasn't on a hill or incline; my heart stopped when I watched my RV roll towards my truck about 10 feet and stop just before hitting the truck. I have never forgot the wheel chocks again!

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Old 03-30-2014, 08:30 AM   #15
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I forgot to put the stab jacks down once on my pop up. It was quite a ride once I was trying to put the sheets on the back bed. Whole front end lifted up.

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Old 03-30-2014, 08:34 AM   #17
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Opened frig. Quart jar of pickles falls out and breaks. Lp detector goes off. Won't stop. Kicked it off the wall. Bought a new one, $65. No more glass jars in frig. Whew!

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Old 03-30-2014, 08:50 AM   #18
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The small diameter ones( 1/4 - 3/8 ) will work.

They can be pulled apart and cut to length with a hacksaw or Dremel.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:51 AM   #19
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Our first ever trip was uneventful, didn't have far to go and didn't get to go above 55. Our second trip was a little more scary. Dealer told me my set up was good to go and i had never heard of sway brakes, Well about 350 miles later we had the ass shaken off my truck all the way to Gettysburg. Wasn't bad on the way back I went to Central Tractor and bought a sway brake like the guy at the Koa suggested and I installed it there. What a difference could drive 70 now where as before if I got above 55 though we were going to be ripped apart. Didn't think the wife was going to go ever again, white knuckled it all the way there, but we made it home and after that never had it happen again.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:17 AM   #20
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I am sure this could turn into one of the biggest threads on the forum, I have to many too list, it would take days to tell )

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