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Old 10-24-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Well, I originally planned on getting the 201BHXL but ended up getting a 2018 Wildwood X-Lite 230BHXL. Taking delivery of it on Sunday! Someone already purchased the used trailer I was looking at and they offered me a decent deal on the 2018. Super excited to learn about what I need and growing with our first trailer! Any advice for the first time owner? (I plan on searching the forums as well).
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:21 PM   #2
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Take a "camping trip" in the driveway for a weekend first. Stock the unit with the bare necessities, such as kitchen ware, toiletries, towels, linens and food etc.
During the weekend, make a list of other things that you need, and another list of "wants". Then, get the "needs" either from the house, or the store. Decide whether the "wants" are really needed or not. Go from there.
My unit stays stocked with non-perishable food, and enough other stuff that I just have to stock up the perishable food in the fridge and go. The unit is plugged in, and the fridge is on all summer. That way I don't have to wait a whole day for the refrigerator to cool.
Basically, I have a mobile, mini home that I can leave with on short notice. This way, I don't have to spend a lot of effort getting ready to go camping.
But, that's just me.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:21 PM   #3
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By the way, welcome aboard. Enjoy!
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:33 PM   #4
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Take a "camping trip" in the driveway for a weekend first.
Best advise...

Also think about what you will need in case of a flat tire on the road... maybe a hydraulic jack, some blocks of 2x6 or 2x8 lumber, a breaker bar and sockets for those wheels, should they have to come off on the road.

And a TST 507RV 4 sensor tire pressure monitor system... TPMS... tons of threads on here about the necessity of a TPMS on your trailer.

Also, depending on your wallet and distances involved, many have opted for better tires then the China made tires that are currently on your rig. Goodyear earlier this year introduced a made in America trailer tire called the Endurance. Many people of jumped on them... again tons of threads discussing the perceived need to change out of those "China bombs" but some have and some have not.

Good luck with the new trailer...
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:25 PM   #5
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Welcome, and Congrats on your new Wildwood X-Lite 230BHXL. You are going to love this camper. Nice open layout and very spacious. Easy pull and great tracking down the road. Easy maneuvering as well.

We have one similar to yours, without the bunks. The Salem Cruise Lite series is the sister to the Wildwood.

You have already been given some great advice. There is so much more at your fingertips by using the search box above. A great tool leading to a world of valuable information / advice.

After a couple trips out you will begin to know what is, and what isn't needed / wanted. Take a notebook and make notes as you think of them. I guarantee, you'll still forget something.

Once again....Welcome and Congrats from Southern Illinois.
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Thank you RSData!!

If you have any questions about the TST TPMS RS Data referred to in the above thread please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am always available for any FROG Member.

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Old 10-26-2017, 03:35 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Congrats on your new rig.
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Take a "camping trip" in the driveway for a weekend first. Stock the unit with the bare necessities, such as kitchen ware, toiletries, towels, linens and food etc.
During the weekend, make a list of other things that you need, and another list of "wants". Then, get the "needs" either from the house, or the store. Decide whether the "wants" are really needed or not. Go from there.
My unit stays stocked with non-perishable food, and enough other stuff that I just have to stock up the perishable food in the fridge and go. The unit is plugged in, and the fridge is on all summer. That way I don't have to wait a whole day for the refrigerator to cool.
Basically, I have a mobile, mini home that I can leave with on short notice. This way, I don't have to spend a lot of effort getting ready to go camping.
But, that's just me.
Same here. Toss in some clothes, some cold food and beverages and down the road we go.
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Take a "camping trip" in the driveway for a weekend first. Stock the unit with the bare necessities, such as kitchen ware, toiletries, towels, linens and food etc.
During the weekend, make a list of other things that you need, and another list of "wants". Then, get the "needs" either from the house, or the store. Decide whether the "wants" are really needed or not. Go from there.
My unit stays stocked with non-perishable food, and enough other stuff that I just have to stock up the perishable food in the fridge and go. The unit is plugged in, and the fridge is on all summer. That way I don't have to wait a whole day for the refrigerator to cool.
Basically, I have a mobile, mini home that I can leave with on short notice. This way, I don't have to spend a lot of effort getting ready to go camping.
But, that's just me.
We did the exact same thing...! I also leave the trailer stocked with everything but items that have a short shelf life, this way you always ready to go. If you cant park in your drive take it to a location nearby, I wouldn't travel far the first few trips (Work the kinks out).

and most of all - HAVE FUN!
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