I don't see many Flyte owners on here so I thought I'd post a short description of our first long trip with our 255RS. The final destination was Rivers End campground in Tybee Island, GA. We started out on a Friday evening from Michigan and made it into Lexington, KY around 3am, parked in a Cabela's parking lot and slept. From there we headed for Up the Creek Campground in Pigeon Forge, TN where we stayed for two nights. Up the Creek is a nice quiet campground, not very big and basically no amenities...didn't see anyone from the staff at all, not even at check-in, just grabbed my folder and headed for my site. At this point, the TT is holding up just fine and working great.
Monday morning comes and we start out for GA, it's about 7-8 hours away. My TV (2012 GMC Sierra) struggled a bit through the Smokey Mountains on I-40 but nothing it couldn't handle. Thinking I may need to double check my WD hitch setup, got quite a bit of sway from passing semi's and larger vehicles (maybe not enough weight distributed to the front???). Anyway, we arrive at Rivers End and are greeted by a staff member in a golf cart who takes us to our site and helps us back in. DW didn't even have to get out of the truck...I told the guy that he probably saved my marriage. I was surprised when he said a lot of folks actually don't like help backing in from the staff. Not me, I was quite grateful. Now after the fastest parking job I've ever done (amazing what "good" help can accomplish) we start hooking everything up. Everything stayed in it's place inside the TT and all is looking well. We have full hookups and 7 days to enjoy ourselves before heading back home.
Now I know your waiting for the "bad" part of this story, but there isn't one...as far as the TT goes. This is our first TT and it has been great so far. I was worried about the build quality being poor considering it was so cheap ($$) compared to other brands out there. It even feels cheap on the inside and the QC isn't the greatest...but I don't really have anything to compare it to, and you don't really seem to notice a lot of those things when you're shopping for your first TT. The bathroom is a bit on the small side but we managed. As far as the TT goes, everything worked great, even better than I could have imagined.
Now let's talk a little about Georgia. Every single day of our trip was over 90 degrees and around 80% humidity...oh, and no clouds anywhere. I was literally sweating by the time I got down the stairs every time I stepped outside. The A/C ran almost constantly during the day but was easily able to keep the TT at 75 degrees. I'm loving the TT life at this point!
We're a family of four (12, 15, wife and myself). I gotta say, something about camping brings us all together...no fighting, bickering, etc...just a straight-up good time, and trust me, that doesn't come easy with a 15 year old of the female type!
Not a whole lot more to say that I haven't already, TT was great and held up for the 1900 mile round-trip...uh...trip. Rivers End Campground was by far one of the nicest campgrounds I've been to. Tybee Island, on the other hand, was a bit of a let down. It was definitely quiet, which was a big factor in choosing that location, we don't like crowds. Unfortunately I'm comparing it to the Outer Banks of NC that we visited about 3 years ago...and well, it just doesn't seem to compare at all. The heat could be contributing to my ill feeling toward it too though.
The only issue I had was with the fridge. It has a single 92mm 12v fan on the back that was causing A LOT of vibration and it drove me crazy. Luckily our neighbors were out most of the time and didn't really seem to unpack. So I grabbed their picnic table, dragged it over so I could stand on it to get to the upper access panel to the fridge to see what I could do about the vibration. I ended up jamming a couple folded pieces of a paper plate between the fridge and the fan bracket...this helped quite a bit but now I'm looking for a higher quality fan.
Now we'll just have to see how the Flyte holds up in the long run.
This is us setup on Tybee Island:
and this is what I mean by quiet: