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Old 03-08-2016, 11:36 PM   #1
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I just picked up my 29HFS. I am looking for any and all advice on set up and travel in general. I will be traveling and living in it most of the next 6 months. It seems to have a ton of storage and I'm sorting out where everything goes.
I'd like to know what to keep an eye on, what is great, and what is a pain in the butt about the TH.
One of my first questions is I would like to know what all the switches go to in the cargo area? I know one is for the light in the cargo space, two are outside, then there are 2 that don't do anything. One is by itself and the other is in that bank of 4.
Looking forward to the tips and the adventure.

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Old 03-08-2016, 11:47 PM   #2
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Fan- backup lights - garage lights -outside rt side -outside left side - not in that order

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Old 03-09-2016, 09:54 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. There is a learning curve so just take your time and you'll get it. Remember we were all new to this at one time. Some things are learned by experience, some things are learned by mistakes. Asking questions from the knowledgeable, friendly and helpful people here will help you avoid most mistakes.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:57 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on our new rig. This is a great place to ask questions and get answers.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:01 AM   #5
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Search the XLR threads for tips on traveling, maintenance, etc.... lots of reads on here.
You can easily get more stuff in there (in cabinets) and exceed the CCC.
My switches are
- garage light
- outside garage @door
- outside - loading ramp floods
- exhaust fan - garage
I don't have a light on the side opposite the door that could be one of them. But, wonder if a switch that seems to do nothing, might power up the fueling station? That switch for me in next to the range top / refrigerator (why I have no idea). BTW, if your's is like mine, the ramp floods are powered by either the switch or the backup light function from the truck.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:46 PM   #6
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Congratulations on your new rig, and safe travels!
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:34 PM   #7
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:36 PM   #8
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Sounds like the dealer didn't do a very good walk through. The manual that comes with your TT is probably generic and switches are not covered. Large manufactures and large dealers know we will use the blog sites to finally figure out how it works/doesn't work and how to fix it even if it's under warranty.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:12 PM   #9
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Be Real Careful Flipping switches before you know what they do/control! Anything that has "W/H, Water heater" DONT Turn ON,until you are 100% sure there is WATER in the Water Heater Tank and the water supply is Constant to it! This can be City or Pump supply! Your unit should have a switch on the Tank,one one the wall for propane maybe even a switch for Elect. on the wall also,as well as a Breaker in your Main control panel for the W/H also! Until you know 100% about the Water Heater Procedure I am just trying to Save you some Headaches and $$$! and Youroo!! PS, this is a area "W/H" that turning on the switch at the Wrong time if Only for 2 Seconds cost $$$!
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:51 PM   #10
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Y, good point. He was talking about switches in garage ... the WH control is in the bathroom with its AC switch in the WH... clearly marked, still good advice. Just seconds on will burn up a dry WH. Hope he let's us know what that single switch is for... they ( XLR ) change things constantly... it is possible they hadn't seen a switch there before, so he / she probably blew right past it. Hoping no one would ask, that's why you have to go slow and question all things... its a lot to take in.

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