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Old 04-27-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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We bought our trailer last November (30' Grand Surveyor), bought the tow rig (2012 Silverado) at the end ov January. Trailer was snow-bound here until 3 weeks ago.
Finally mated the 2 together and took it out for an 80 mile roadtest. I think the hitch is adjusted correctly, tows great and no weird feelings. The truck pulls it no problem. Averaged 10 mpg at 65 mph.
We leave in 3 days for a trip to Nashville, we are both very excited to join the RV'ing world!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #3
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Sounds normal to me. I mean RVing...
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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Had a great trip! Son is all done college and is working in the Music Industry.
Our first trip had its ups and downs but we really had a blast!
2 flats with one being a total blow-out of a tire. It was pretty scary pulling the shredded tire off on the side of the road. Of course it was on the drivers side!
We limped to the next exit (I-40) on 3 tires (had already put the spare on 2 hours before) pulled off and there is an RV dealership! (Tri-Am Rv Center, Bulls Gap Tn) Things were looking up! They had 2 tires the size we needed but no way to mount them. The lady there got on the phone and found a guy just down the street who could fix us up. They were all very helpful.
All in all we had a great time on our first trip.
Would also like to recommend the Seven Points Campground (Army corp of eng.) on Percy Priest Lake just outside Nashville. Great sites (some on the water) for $20-$24 per night with water and electric.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:44 PM   #6
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Were your tires covered with the warranty, I would have been p$$$$d getting that on the first trip out, my surveyor tires were warranted for a year but I still have them and touch would they have about 24000 on them now.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
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It's a used rig, 2007. The previous owner had replaced the 2 passenger side tires and the spare, but not the drivers side. Not sure why I never noticed that they were not all the same. I had checked the tire pressure and lug nuts before we left. But now we have new rubber all the way around.
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It's a used rig, 2007. The previous owner had replaced the 2 passenger side tires and the spare, but not the drivers side. Not sure why I never noticed that they were not all the same. I had checked the tire pressure and lug nuts before we left. But now we have new rubber all the way around.
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It's always a good feeling to have good tires on the road. Wow 2 blowouts!! I would not be as calm as you are. Well, now its time for serious camping.
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