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Old 03-20-2015, 07:09 AM   #11
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As you said, level your unit first and shut engine off. Make all external hookups (water, power, sewage, cable etc.) and then extend your slideouts and ready the systems inside for your stay. The heat pump (if you have one) is using the air conditioner as a heater. If you have one it will be a selection on your thermostat. Some units have a heat strip and that is a coil within the air conditioner ducting for heater function but again that function will be annotated on your thermostat if that's what you have. Heat strip not very efficient and we don't use it. Heat pump works pretty good though. Everyone will probably have a sequence of events for site set up and this is mine. I like to do the external hookups before the slides come out because some of the hookups and preparation would be hindered with the slides out. However; external power hookup before slide deploy will aid 12volt slide power draw.

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Old 03-20-2015, 03:51 PM   #12
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Here are some of the things that we have found making RV'ing easier and more enjoyable. I especially like the coiled water hose (make sure it is for drinking water). Makes hooking up and disconnecting the water a breeze. We Discover Canada And Beyond: The Little Things, Make The RV Life Easy

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Old 06-15-2015, 06:59 AM   #13
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Hello All, I am so pleased to own a FR3, seems like this forum group of operators is very helpful to us 'Newbies', it is greatly appreciated, I have read so many postings, then run out to the RV to check it out, I am retired, so have a lot of time; I am a 'pay it forward' type of person, so hope to meet some of you on road, sooner or later; thanks much to you for everything
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:32 PM   #14
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Really great advice given here. One thing we found handy when we started was having a check list, much like the previous poster shared. We printed off several copies and literally checked off items on the list as they were completed. In no time at all it became second nature to do them. As was also pointed out, the people you run into are usually really friendly and ready to help.

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