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Old 03-28-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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First adventure with our 8289

So the day finally came for us to pick up our first RV. Raining buckets of course!
Went to the dealer and got hitched up no problem. Since this was our first tow, we took someone from the dealer and headed around the block. All was well until I got a trailer brake warning on the DIC of my truck...then the service trailer brake message. Ugh!

We stopped and the smoke caught up with us.

Can you friggin believe it? The trailer deadman switch had pulled out!
When the rig made a tight turn, there was enough redundancy in the cable that allowed it to loop under the foot of the 5th wheel hitch and pull out when the rig straightened out after the turn.

Talk about bedding in the brakes!

Started the truck 2 times and the code cleared and we had no other mechanical issues.

Made a one million point back in to get it into the space in front of the house

Home safely and fired up the furnace and all the other electrics...everything ok.


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Old 03-29-2016, 08:24 AM   #2
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Very nice unit!

I, too, have a very tight parking space in my driveway that requires a multi-point back in. I always wonder if the neighbors are gathered around the window, watching the show!


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Old 03-29-2016, 12:08 PM   #3
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Very nice! We have the same unit, purchased new last year...can't wait to get out this year😀
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:53 PM   #4
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Congratulations on you new unit! The 8289WS has been on my wish list for two years now..went and checked one out last month and really like it but we, unfortunately, were in a catch-22 position. We needed to upgrade our tow vehicle in order to pull the 8289. Got the new truck but now will need a while to get that payment down before upgrading our camper..lol. That's okay with us though, we still enjoy our current camper. Happy camping!
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:46 PM   #5
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Nice...great minds think alike
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:09 PM   #6
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Nice Rig, we were just looking at that model over the weekend
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:17 PM   #7
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Congrats! Hope you enjoy!
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Congratulations on you new unit! The 8289WS has been on my wish list for two years now..went and checked one out last month and really like it but we, unfortunately, were in a catch-22 position. We needed to upgrade our tow vehicle in order to pull the 8289. Got the new truck but now will need a while to get that payment down before upgrading our camper..lol. That's okay with us though, we still enjoy our current camper. Happy camping!
Towed my 8289 with a RAM 1500 5.7L shortbed gasser for two years before we upgraded the rig and the truck......from your post your 2500 Silverado should be more than capable
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Congratulations on your new 8289WS! This will be our 3rd season with ours and we absolutely love it! I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours. Happy Camping!
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Towed my 8289 with a RAM 1500 5.7L shortbed gasser for two years before we upgraded the rig and the truck......from your post your 2500 Silverado should be more than capable
Yes, the 2500 is our new truck that we recently bought. The previous was a 1500 Silverado with a 4.8 engine which would not have made it. Will need to pay this down for a while before we can upgrade the trailer...unless we come win the lottery soon! lol
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