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Old 09-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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We just purchased a 2013 38fl. We are first timers and scared and nervous about the transition.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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welcome alcam59 !
congrats on the new 38fl !

I would suggest driveway camping "if you can" to more fimilarize yourself with the camper when your right at home ......... Beats being 40 or 50 miles from home with little help !

hope all goes well !

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Old 09-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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Welcome to camper and on your purchase. We just purchased the same 38FL at the RV show and will be picking it up next weekend. We have both been camping since we were babies (many moons ago)... Congrats and enjoy!!!!

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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We just purchased a 2013 38fl. We are first timers and scared and nervous about the transition.
Hi and welcome to the forums! Many of us were newbies and can relate to how you might be feeling. Have you taken delivery of your RV yet? In the pdi (interspection walk through) you should be shown how to work the systems.

Driveway camping as suggested is a good way to get and know your trailer before hitting the road. It will also help refresh your memory from the pdi.

There is a learning curve to RVing but you can take it at a speed you are comfortable with. Have questions? Please ask because we have answers.


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Old 09-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
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New one also

WE got ours 9/11 and spent 7 days at St Augustine Beach,Fl.

worked the kinks out. This is our 2nd fiver and 3rd Forest River.

The driveway camping is a great idea.

Also get someone to take you to a BIG empty parking lot with some "cones"

and play towing and parking.

We are off in two weeks to Disney -- Fort Wilderness -- this wll be the third rv to go and visist Mickey and friends....

We love the 38fl and it tows so nice...

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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Congrats on the new camper and I like the driveway camping idea!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #7
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Welcome and congrats. When driving drive slowly and don't forget to look up at the trailer roof line when in the CG with trees and buildings. Not all the problems are close to the ground.

If you are lucky enough to find a open spot with no traffic then practice backing up go slow and watch through your mirrors. If you look directly back then you will for sure get confused. Good luck and happy travels.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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Welcome & congrats on your new "Creek.". We too have a new "Creek" but the 36CKTS Custom, lovin it for sure! Headin down the byways in two weeks for some foliage chg. in NC. That trip will keep is enjoying the Creek for a month unless we find reason to extend the trip.

I can second the comment on the overhead clearance issue. Our new one towers over the old one by 13" so I have to watch extra close on every route to ensure we have clearance. I use www.aitaonline.com, Camp & RV mobile app along with a motor carrier atlas to find the low clearances before they become problems along our intended route. Enjoy your new Creek, hope to see you down the road in the future.
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Did anyones big fridge come. With door locks?
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Did anyones big fridge come. With door locks?
What exactly do you mean by "door locks"? Our Silverback 29rk indoor fridge has two plastic pieces with notches to hold the fridge door open when not in use to let air circualate. If you are asking about some sort of lock to prevent the door from being opened, then No in our case.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #11
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In the 38FL - the fridge is an 18 cu ft Whirlpool residential with an icemaker [ at least it is in ours] with an inverter to furnish 110 vac. We have four golf cart batteries to run the inverter while we travel, supposed to run fridge for 36 hrs while traveling.
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In the 38FL - the fridge is an 18 cu ft Whirlpool residential with an icemaker [ at least it is in ours] with an inverter to furnish 110 vac. We have four golf cart batteries to run the inverter while we travel, supposed to run fridge for 36 hrs while traveling.
We have the same 'Fridge in ours, works great too! Had to visit Walmart to get spring rods since the RV ones tended to be too short.

During PDI our tech was about to discard the shipping lock bolt, but we kept it to lock the doors during travel, it screws (12-24 thread) into the frame. I took an Aluminum rod, threaded both ends & use two vinyl coated fender washers to make a hold- open rod to use when the unit is stored & fridge is off.

Hadn't heard the 36 hour while traveling thing before, but we had no problem throughout our first trip that lasted 5+ weeks.

Enjoy your new Creek, travel safe & enjoy the journey!

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #13
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Congrats on the new FL! We've had ours since May. Looks like we need A 38FL forum on here as many new ones that I have heard of and seen people with. Our local Dealer sells them as fast as they get to her dealership and I know of some people waiting for their units to be built. The Fridge does come with A bolt to use for A lock. I would suggest putting A thin pad on it though so not to scratch you doors.
We just spent 4 days in the locals State Park Dry Camping and had no problems with the Batteries holding up. I did fire up the Generator Sat to top the batts because I knew we would be using the heater Sat night. But we still would have been fine without the top off of the Batts.
Gotta luv that residential fridge! No worries about keeping things cold and frozen, When its 100 degrees outside. I sure dont miss the RV Fridges.

One note with winter coming , If you have to winterize remember the water line for the ice maker as it is outside in front of the wheels.
Happy Camping!!!
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Congrats on the new FL! We've had ours since May. Looks like we need A 38FL forum on here as many new ones that I have heard of and seen people with. Our local Dealer sells them as fast as they get to her dealership and I know of some people waiting for their units to be built. The Fridge does come with A bolt to use for A lock. I would suggest putting A thin pad on it though so not to scratch you doors.
We just spent 4 days in the locals State Park Dry Camping and had no problems with the Batteries holding up. I did fire up the Generator Sat to top the batts because I knew we would be using the heater Sat night. But we still would have been fine without the top off of the Batts.
Gotta luv that residential fridge! No worries about keeping things cold and frozen, When its 100 degrees outside. I sure dont miss the RV Fridges.

One note with winter coming , If you have to winterize remember the water line for the ice maker as it is outside in front of the wheels.
Happy Camping!!!
Our dealer "found" a bolt and overnighted it to us. We have just loaded up for Thursday off to WDW FOR five days at Ft Wilderness ( love those Mickey waffles !
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