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Old 01-13-2015, 01:59 PM   #1
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First trip with our new 378xl

My wife and I are super excited about our first trip with our GT . We leave for Daytona on 16th of Feb. from New Brunswick Canada. It's going to be around 2800 kilometres one way so if there is any bugs to work out we should find them before we get back home. Was wondering if anyone ever stayed at Flagler Beach in Florida? We thought we might spend some time there before we go to Daytona 500. Any other camp grounds recommended would be appreciated.
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:13 PM   #2
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Congratulation on your new Georgetown 378 XL.
I have a 2012 XL 378TS also.


Hopefully you are prepared for the long journey and have checked out everything.


Some item to always check.
1. Tire pressure as they do change in climate and altitude.

2. Check hydraulic fluid in your slide and leveler tank. Should be approx. 3/4" from the top when everything is up and in position.

3. Battery fluid levels for both coach and engine.

4. You may also consider stopping at a Ford dealer to have the oil and filter changed before heading home as you always want to flush the first oil out which usually has lots of residue from the initial engine build. 3,000 to 5,000 miles is a good range when to change the first oil and filter.

5. Slow down and enjoy the view. If you don't need to go 65mph all the time.

6. You didn't mention if you are pulling a car of not.

7. Are you planning to stay in Florida for the rest of the winter?

8. Don't forget Disney World in Orlando and if you have the money and time the Florida keys is a great location this time of the year.

Don't carry a full tank of water all the time. 1/4 to 1/3 of a tank will meet your need while driving.

Enjoy the lower gas prices than at home as you get further south.

Again enjoy your trip.
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:39 PM   #3
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Thank you. I will for sure check everything before we leave. And no I'm not pulling a car for this trip. Mainly going for the race at Daytona. Wish we could stay for the rest of winter but guess I need to return home after a couple of weeks to go back to work.
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:55 PM   #4
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Flagler Beach

We stay at Beverly Beach Campground 5 miles north of Flagler Beach. It isn't cheap, but you don't have to stay directly ON the beachside. OBTW, Flagler Beach has a GREAT farmers market right in the middle of town. Many venders!! It's on A-1A.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:46 PM   #5
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Thanks blackhat. Will check that out. What tire pressure does the other owners recommend I put in my tires?
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:29 PM   #6
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Here is what my wall sticker says about tire pressure.
It is a Ford sticker.
Yours may be different in weight and psi
This is a bare Ford Chassis rating but most with 22.5" tires run them up to 100 psi
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:24 PM   #7
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I'm leaving for Florida February 17th, it's my winter stay in the Lakeland area, dog agility shows, I'm on the west coast. If you can stay at the KOA's if they are open along the way on 95, if that's how you are traveling. Kona in Fredericksburg, VA is wonderful and then again in Point South/Yemassee, SC. Enjoy your trip
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:06 PM   #8
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First trip

Thanks for the suggestions, they sound awesome
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I also have a 2012 378XL. Have the front end lined up ASAP. I found out in time but have seen others that did not and had major front tear wear way too soon.


I am told FR will pay for this one time early on in ownership since they can't do it at the factory themselves.
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The sticker is wrong on the tires. According to the truck tire shop where I have my rig checked, they should be 100 - 100 lbs of pressure. Ford does not take into account the change from the conversion. That is also the reason the front end is not lined up.
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