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Old 08-23-2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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First time TT owner 171rbxm

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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Old 08-23-2016, 09:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to this forum and congratulation on your new trailer.

There is a lot of information that will be covered during your walk through. Suggest you have another person video tape it. My wife used her iPhone video feature and I took notes. This worked out great for us to refer back to the video. Take your time and ask lots of questions when unsure about anything.

Be sure you are connected to shore power and turn on all appliances. Have them fill your fresh and water heater tanks the day before your inspection. Also the city water inlet is connected by their hose the day of your inspection. Check plumbing under sink for water leaks and under trailer for leaks. Check there is hot water delivery to your sink and shower. If you have a spare tire, check to be sure it is the same tire and wheel size as your trailer tires/wheels (our spare was not the same).

Enjoy and with your new trailer.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:43 AM   #3
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Thanks Camp4Two .... I had planned on using my gopro to record the walk through with my wife as my backup. She's pretty good at remembering things better than me !
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
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Your welcome. Good luck with your walk through today. Please share any issues you find with your new trailer.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:58 AM   #5
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Just really take your time with the walk thru...Don't let them rush you out of there. Make sure everything works, use every item/machine in the trailer. If they try to rush you tell them to pound sand, and definitely don't give them any money till you are 100% happy with everything on the trailer.
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:04 AM   #6
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Congratulations! Enjoy the trailer and camping!

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Old 08-25-2016, 01:48 PM   #7
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walk through

Make sure to light all gas app.. Got our MH home and had a sticky regulator.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:38 PM   #8
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You are already ahead of the game by taking a shakedown trip. In addition to finding issues with your new TT, it will help you refine the list of stuff you need to bring with you, and the list of stuff that you brought and don't need. Part of the adventure of RVing is dealing with the unexpected, follow the Boy Scout motto and "Be Prepared". Also, don't be shy about asking fellow RVers about anything you're unsure of. In general, we are a helpful bunch, very willing to lend a hand. Best of luck with your new TT.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:28 PM   #9
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I agree with those B4 me...make them take their time in going over all points of your new RV. We had to pay$$$ first before our run-through.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:12 PM   #10
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Congratulations on your new travel trailer! Enjoy!
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