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Old 07-19-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
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Second trip - 12 Great Days in 369DS

The DW and I just got back from a 12 day run from HIlton Head to Dandridge, TN (Anchor Down) and Asheville, NC (Mama Gerties Hideaway) and home. The 369 performed flawlessly thru the App Mountains (I-26 & I-40) while towing my Jeep JK Wrangler. The only issue that we experienced during the trip was the screen door sticking, thus not opening when you open the main door. After some adjustments with the latch, it only stuck occasionally. It was hot for the mountains and the AC units worked hard, but kept the coach at 70-72 as requested. Overall MPG was 6.0 with the generator running the entire trip and towing the Jeep all but 100 miles. If you know Mama Gerties, it is a beautiful site, but the trip to the upper level is very steep and twisty. The 369 creaked a lot, but climbed up the 10%+ incline with just a little groan.

I did add a black mesh screen that hung from the channel in the awning. With our coach's passenger side facing west with little or no shade, the screen made sitting outside very enjoyable even in the hot afternoon sun.

The DW worked remotely during the trip and set up the front part of the coach as her office. Her favorite upgrade from our previous coach was the king bed. Our two pugs also liked the switch from a short queen. My favorite was the L couch - very comfy for the two of us plus the pugs. She gave the layout 2 thumbs up and is now talking about some extended trips in the near future.

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Old 07-19-2016, 09:32 PM   #2
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Awesome, glad to hear it went well. I looked up that campground and read those reviews about the climb...

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Old 07-19-2016, 09:45 PM   #3
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JLud, I highly recommend Mama Gerties as long as you are not looking for a campground with a lot of activities. No pool and no playground equals no fun for kids. However, Asheville offers a lot for everyone. I kayaked, rafted, toured and enjoyed a lot of craft beer and fantastic food. As for the climb, my 369 was among the smaller Class A's up top. Several big 5th wheels as well.

My DW actually suggested us spending a month or two there next summer.
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