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Old 02-12-2011, 12:19 PM   #11
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted by backin15 View Post
You should get a new battery and full bottles of propane. You should also get a sewer hose but it will be short and low quality, plan on buying a better and longer one. Not much fun finding the slinky a foot short after setting up! You will also need to buy water hose, be sure you get the white hose approved for drinking water use.
Take your time during the walkthrough and don't let them rush you. Try everything! Bring a light or radio and try every outlet. Bring a CD and try the sound system. Try every burner on the stove and the furnace. The refrigerator takes a while to cool down so have them start it the night before. Check every faucet and make sure the water heater works on electric and propane. Have them put some water in the tank and make sure the pump works. Bring a good flashlight and go over every water fitting you can find - this is a very important step! Leaks from water fittings are not uncommon and left unchecked can cause a lot of damage! Some will take a hose and run it over the windows while an observer checks for leaks inside. Crawl underneith and make sure everything is well secured and nothing seems amiss. Ask a lot of questions and write a lot of notes. If you find problems leave it and return and pay for it when the repairs are completed to your satisfaction. Before you drive away make sure your hitch is set up properly, most of these campers have torsion flex axels which do not equalize the weight between the axels so if you tow nose low or high you can overload one axel. Make sure they set up your weight distribution hitch and you understand how it works. Take the time to adjust your brake controller and understand how it operates before you hit the road. Most important - Have fun with it!
If you have any questions this is the place to ask. Unlike some other forums I think you will find the members here very patient and helpful. We will all be happy to help you!
Not all water heaters run off of both electric and propane!!!!

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