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Old 05-23-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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First trip logged!

Just picked up a new 2017 T263BHXL Cruise Lite. As well as a new 16 GMC Canyon SLT. first time everything here, never towed never owned an rv/trailer. Never having towed, it was a nerve racking experience picking it up. Made it home to load it up and get ready for its first trip. Learned very quickly a new found respect for someone towing a trailer. Wind gusts are frightening, and I live where the wind blows like crazy at times. We have a big trip planned in Havasu end of the month. So took it up to Lake Cauhila in La Quinta which is about 20 or so miles from my house. Everything went smoothly, only issue came up when the water heater stopped working, the DSI trip light came on. Went back and forth with dealership but we couldn't get it to kick back on. So it has to go back for them to troubleshoot. Hopefully I have it back in time for our havasu trip. Overall we are very pleased with our new trailer! My wife and kids love it,
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:37 PM   #2
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We have the salem cruise lite 261 and love it too. We couldn't pull the model with a slide because of our Cadillac SRX SUV. It's right at 4700lbs empty! Great pics and glad you are having a great time. We are very pleased with our TT, the quality and the dealer here in Boise, Idaho. Happy camping.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:47 PM   #3
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Very nice trailer and TV. Welcome to this forum. Lots of great information sharing here. Enjoy Havasu and all your camp trips that lie ahead.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:41 PM   #4
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Looks great! We are about to head out on our maiden voyage with our 273QBXL... Love it so far.. Good luck and happy camping!
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:54 PM   #5
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After a few 100 miles it will be a piece of cake. Enjoy the RV life it is way fun and really great for the little ones. Have fun!!
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:25 AM   #6
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Thanks all! I picked up the trailer today, seems like they had to replace some electronic board for the water heater to function again. But it's working again, they also received my spare tire that was missing during delivery. Over the weekend I installed a back up camera by running a 30ft BNC cable to a IR cam powered by the back up lights. I ran a 20ft BNC inside the truck to a quick disconnect lock to connect both cables. Since I didn't want a permanent screen, I used the cigarette lighter adapter to tap power and created a removable system. Works well enough but right now it's mounted to license plate frame. So good vantage view when backing up or when merging left, I'll have to order a different one to mount up high in the middle.
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Old 06-03-2016, 01:33 PM   #7
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Nice setup. Always some things to iron out at first but glad your back up and running. Like that DIY cam info. DW liked it when we started using the SJ4000 cam and my iPhone for hookups. She just has to say stop now lol...slight lag time
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:37 PM   #8
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Took it out to Havasu a place called Black Meadows Landing. Was very fun! Super hot but 5ft from lake. But we ran into an issue where the motorized stabilizers wouldn't work. When we arrived they went down fine, but when I tried to level it off front or rear wouldn't move. So we stayed in it a little unleveled. When we departed they both decided to work again, so I pulled them up. But when we got home only the rears were working... So not sure what's going on. Might take it in again to see if they can figure out the issue.
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Took it out to Havasu a place called Black Meadows Landing. Was very fun! Super hot but 5ft from lake. But we ran into an issue where the motorized stabilizers wouldn't work. When we arrived they went down fine, but when I tried to level it off front or rear wouldn't move. So we stayed in it a little unleveled. When we departed they both decided to work again, so I pulled them up. But when we got home only the rears were working... So not sure what's going on. Might take it in again to see if they can figure out the issue.
Were you using the stabilizers to level?
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:08 PM   #10
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With leveling blocks to offset where the level was off, when the front and rear bars come down its off on the side with the slide out. So normally I've added the leveling block to make it level. But with them not functioning I couldn't even do that.
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