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Old 11-18-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Maiden voyage in our 2013 Shockwave

I know most of you are winterizing and storing your trailers this time of year...but we are doing just the opposite. We are heading out Friday morning after Thanksgiving to spend a week (maybe a bit more depending on how the hunt goes) up in the mountains for my late Mule Deer hunt. We got our 2013 Shockwave a few months back and its been sitting in anticipation of this upcoming trip.
Temps will be loooooow. This area is known for subzero temps and tons of snow this time of year. We are not new to camping however we are new to camping with a trailer. Is there ANYTHING you all think we must have for this trailer for this trip? I know that's a pretty broad question.....but aside from the basics is there anything you all could foresee newbs like us forgetting only to realize we need it while we are there? This will be a dry camping trip....no shore power or water. We will be relying solely on propane, battery, and generator power.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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Take lots of (propane,gas,and park a long way from your Hunting grounds)! Good Luck! Youroo!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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Wow... a full week in freezing temps. If it were me I would upgrade to larger propane bottles ASAP, or just take a couple extra with you. The heater works well, but is not ducted so you will be running the heater a lot to keep the inside temperature bearable towards the front and rear of the TH.

With the fuel tank full, you will have plenty of generator run time to keep the batteries fresh, so I don't see any other big issues as long as your water lines are all blown out prior.

Good luck, and have a blast. I bought mine the same time as you, so I have only used her for 6 tailgate party's and now she is in covered storage for the long cold winter.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Water lines will not be blown out (sorry if the dry camping comment threw you. I meant dry as in no hookups). We will be using all functions of the trailer. We got the arctic package so it has double insulated floor and roof along with enclosed underbelly and tank heater. I HOPE we don't have any freezing issues with the plumbing! Thoughts on that end?
And I do plan on taking a few extra propane bottles for this trip until I can upgrade to larder ones in the future. I'm thinking I will take a couple of extra full bottles of propane and fill the fueling station all the way up for generator fuel and in case of emergency with vehicle fuel.
Anything else guys?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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Sounds like you got everything covered to me. Just stay warm and good luck. Go get you a wall hanger.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #6
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..... We got the arctic package
A-HA! You're good to go brother. Have a great time, and looking forward to hearing your report in a couple of weeks!
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:30 AM   #7
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Sounds like you got everything covered to me. Just stay warm and good luck. Go get you a wall hanger.
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A-HA! You're good to go brother. Have a great time, and looking forward to hearing your report in a couple of weeks!
Thanks guys! Getting a wall hanger is indeed my goal! I will definitely check back in after the trip! And hopefully with pictures.
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