Hey AJ 72, I hope you got your slides and other issues handled. I guess I've been lucky. The only issues I've had were self inflicted. I have a question for you or any other 293-REX owners. Where in heck is the water pump? I'm winterizing it myself this year (my first time) and I need to determine if I need a water pump conversion kit to pull antifreeze from the bottle or if it already has the required plumbing installed. It's stored in an unlit warehouse and I'll get in on Saturday while it's light to see if I can track it down.
I plan on using an air compressor and blowing each line out, then running antifreeze into the lines on my last trip of the season. Steamboat Springs, near the end of September. The aspens should be beautiful!
We've had an excellent season. One long weekend in Eastern Colorado. One trip to Utah/Nevada. One trip to Yellowstone. One GLORIOUS week in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Just about 3700 miles towing so far without serious issue (so far). If the Steamboat trip goes well, we'll have 4,050 miles this season. Not too bad for our first full summer with the camper.
Things I've learned this summer:
Leave early and slow down. You'll get there when you get there.
Invest in a TPMS System for your trailer. Thank me later. I really REALLY like the 507 system from TST. It served me very well.
Stop often. Look at historical and geological markers. Go into a tourist trap now and then.
Don't forget to enjoy the journey.
The fifth wheel is a lot of work to maintain, but so much more comfortable than the tent we used to camp in. After three nights in the tent, my wife and I were ready to come home. After seven nights in the fifth wheel we are just getting into the groove.