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Old 08-26-2016, 10:34 PM   #11
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We are first time TT owners ... Well almost. We pick it up this Thursday. We plan on taking it on its maiden voyage over Labor Day weekend to a local camp ground. I am a little perplexed as to why there are very few posts related to the 171rb. Could it be that it is just that good ?

Seriously... We are just looking for tips for our first time ... Things to watch for or do on our shakedown.

Thank you in advance !!!

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Congrats on your new TT. I think you may be referring to the 171RBXL. I am not seeing any 171RBXM units, unless it is this years newest addition to the Cruise-Lites, which is possible. There is also a Wildwood "sister" to this unit.

If you do have the 171RBXL, the reason you are not seeing much information on them is due to their being a NEW model production for 2016. They are mainly a couples TT. Perfect size for a couple with plenty of space, IMO. We also have one. Love it very much. Haven't found anything we dislike about it. Love the storage space. Plenty of it for whatever you have to carry. We are are still amazed at how much space we have still left over. And the BATHROOM..... perfect layout with plenty of room to move around in.

On our initial "shake-down" we didn't find any defects, or non-working items, which is always a plus. Everything works as it should with no problems. Seems to be a very well made TT. An easy tower as well.
A lot of little perks that came with this unit. We are still having fun experimenting, exploring and enjoying it. Especially with the outdoor built-in rope lighting, and its many colors. Which interior did you get? Ours is the Camel interior. I know they come in Camel and Onyx.

A suggestion would be to invest, if you haven't already, in a surge protector. This was a must for us before we even took it out on its maiden voyage. Like a new parent here protecting its young. Just extra protection for your newby.

As others said, do a thorough walk through, take notes, take it out on a maiden voyage, get the feel of it, explore, and if you need other input the forum is here at your disposal.

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Old 08-26-2016, 10:55 PM   #12
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For a first trip, make sure you have long enough power cord if needed with water hose. We plug-in and turn on fridge at home on electric before switching to gas for trip. Fly swatters and a simple volt-ohm meter will be good investments along with a first aid kit (to help others). Enjoy your new unit.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:20 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone for the welcome and the advice. There was a typo in my Subject Heading -- our TT is a 171rbxl.

We did the walk through and I videoed the process so we will have a place to go back and reference. I am glad we did because I had already forgotten some things but my wife remembered !!! We had one issue during the walk through that was caused by the service guy shorting out the thermostat which they replaced before we left. Everything else seemed to be fine.

We brought it home from the dealer and spent the weekend checking it all out and getting to know the trailer. I sanitized the tanks even though they told us they had already done that. I just wanted to go through the process myself and for my own peace of mind.

The only thing I am concerned about was the fridge. Since we don't have a 30 amp receptacle at the house, I used an adapter given to me by the dealership to convert the 30 amp plug to connect to 15 amp outlet in the garage. I turned the fridge on (turn AUTO off to make sure it ran from electric and not propane) and it would never come on. I am not sure whether it was because it was I was plugged into a 15 amp source or if there is a problem with the fridge. It does work from propane as I verified that.

The A/C had no problem running from the 15 amp source.
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:58 AM   #14
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Which interior did you get? Ours is the Camel interior. I know they come in Camel and Onyx.



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BRIORICK -- ours is the "mineral" color .. which is basically a dark brown.

And I agree with you -- this TT is great for just us. Lot's of space in the bathroom. The wife would have liked a bigger kitchen area but we can make do just fine. Right now, we are loving it. This model seems perfect for us.
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Glad to hear your walk through went well. Your 15 amp house receptical should run your refrigerator fine. It takes 6-8 hours to cool your refigerator, longer than propane. Turn your Auto button to ON (light on), make sure your refrigerator is level, let it sit overnight and check it in the morning.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:01 PM   #16
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alarge, did you know it takes hours for fridge to cool down?
Most of us let it cool overnight.
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:07 PM   #17
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BRIORICK -- ours is the "mineral" color .. which is basically a dark brown.

And I agree with you -- this TT is great for just us. Lot's of space in the bathroom. The wife would have liked a bigger kitchen area but we can make do just fine. Right now, we are loving it. This model seems perfect for us.

Oops, my mistake. Yes, you are correct, it is "Mineral". Thanks for re-jogging my brain.

The kitchen area isn't too bad. I love that it has a full size dinette with wider bench seats. Lots of elbow room. The double fridge door is super nice, and very spacious as well. Another plus. A lot of great perks for a smaller unit. And I already stated, "I love the bathroom".

Leave your fridge on Auto when you plug it in. It will automatically use the AC when plugged in. And when using the LP push the "gas" button in ( turn off AUTO ). Make sure when you use the LP you have your battery installed / connected as well. The spark ignitor needs the battery to lite.

We first cooled our fridge down using LP to see how long it would actually take. It took roughly 4 hours and it was ready to go. This was definitely a plus, as our other TT generally took overnight plugged into the AC. You are going to love this unit.

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I did leave the fridge on for 8+ hours and it didn't even cool down in the slightest. It was still as warm as when I first turned in on.

After that failed I turned it on AUTO and it reverted to using propane (I could hear the burner on outside) and within an hour it was already cooling down. So with that said, I am thinking there may be a problem with it running on electricity.

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Check your breaker for the refrigerator at your trailer's power distribution panel. Just maybe it might be in the off position.
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On most fridges auto automatically switches to electric when the RV is plugged into shore power. If you've done the checking suggestions offered above, you may have a faulty fridge.
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