We had wonderful weather this past week here in SW Ontario, and could not have picked a better time to try out the new trailer and for our first time ever camping in a trailer.
We learned a fair bit over the past week, it helped us figure out where we should place things like hooks for towels, organizing all the cupboards and just getting used to everything. Our trailer has an outdoor kitchen as well as a bbq that is attached to the back bumper and swivels around, this received a lot of use. There were a couple things we discovered that will need some attention from the dealer, but nothing too big. I must say that the AC was a blessing this past week, as it was very very hot. It poured like mad one night, and I do not miss my tent in the least.
We were gone for 5 days, and between my wife and myself and our three wee lads, we managed to not need to empty our tanks, I was pleased with that. We did need to replenish our fresh water at the end of day 3, and the kids enjoyed helping with that job.
Do people find the monitors for the fresh, grey and black levels, actually work? Ours was telling us the grey was 2/3 full after the first day, the black never went above 1/3 (even though at the end of day five, we could see the tank was full) and our fresh water gauge would register 1/3 , even though it was empty.
I was really impressed with the shower, worked a lot better than I had expected. We have an outside shower as well, and this worked great for rinsing off after a day at the beach, or when the kids were done playing around the site.
Now for some things that gave us a good laugh. When we first pulled into the site, we parked roughly where we wanted to have the trailer, climbed inside and look at the level gauge for side to side and it was showing we were high on the driver's side a fair bit. Since I forgot to bring some boards, I backed the trailer up, dug out a couple inches and after some fine tuning, it appeared we were level and life was good. That night, my wife kept saying it felt like she was gonna roll out of bed, as for me, I was just rolling towards her haha. The trailer did not feel quite level either, so I remembered I had brought a 4 ft. level, took it out and I was a good 2 1/2 inches low on the driver's side. So much for the gauge mounted inside the trailer from the factory
. So after all my hard digging, it ended up that I could have just parked it and been perfect LOL.
When we packed up to go home, I must say it was the least stressful packing up we have ever had, compared to the tent and a handful of kids and the day after an all night heavy downpour. Anyhoo, we pull up to the dumping station, something I was not looking forward to doing. I hook the hose up and then put the one end down into the hole (my big rookie mistake) lol . I do all the right things, my wife tells me what a good job I did and that I was worried about nothing, then I pull the hose out of the hole and YUCK!!!! A good 2 feet of it had stretched out and went down that hole and well you can just imagine. So I now know that I should just put a bit down the hole and use that lid or my foot to hold it in place to make the clean up after a lot easier
Now to do some fine tuning and get ready for our next little trip in a couple weeks!