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Old 05-16-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Maiden Voyage

Well, we're all hitched up and ready to leave in the morning for our maiden voyage with our Windjammer. Got a few butterflies in my stomach. This ones longer than our old one by about 7 feet. Taller too.

Hoping for good , safe travel.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
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Beautiful guys. Just be careful and enjoy. And let us know how it went!
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #3
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Nice looking unit. Relax and enjoy!
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:06 PM   #4
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Great looking trailer, granny60.

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Old 05-17-2010, 01:09 PM   #5
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I wouldn't leave it hitched all night. Crank the tongue jack down to relieve the pressure on the spring bars. Leave it this way, unless you need the trailer level to keep the refer cold. Just my 2 cents
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:25 PM   #6
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Happy Camping

I just go a 35ft Signature Ultra Lite, which is 10 ft longer than my 2005 Sunline. The Rookwood towed well and may even be easier to back up due to the trailer wheels being located closer to the center of the trailer.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:51 AM   #7
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Maiden Voyage Update

Took that first trip to the mountains which was a 7 hour drive for us. No problems with towing.

A problem with the Thetford toilet popped up 2 days before we packed up from the campground; when the toilet was flushed, water spouted out from the upper back of the toilet. It was clean water and it seemed to be coming from some kind of valve that's not reacheable. Anyone had this problem? Hate to have to tow it back to the dealership that's about 75 miles away. Might be better to just get the part and do it ourselves. Any comments on this??
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:15 PM   #8
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Just thought you'd like to see this. We have never had to drop our tongue down so low in order to get level. It was not perfectly level, but acceptable. The backend was a lot higher, so high that we could not use the screw jacks we were going to use to make it more stable.

The campsites in this place were not very level. It ws Bear Den Campground near Spruce Pine, NC, just off the parkway.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:56 PM   #9
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Wow that is pretty low! My electric tongue jack would run beyond it's limit, forcing me to use the manual crank handle to put it back on track. I've been to the other extreme, with my Durango towing the V-lite. I think you have basically the same floorplan that I have on my camper. Your bedroom is in the front, with a slide out, and in the V is a closet. The rear has a large slideout, with the couch, and the dining table in the slide room. Right? Randy
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:02 PM   #10
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I have had one campsight that was very unlevel like that. Maybe not quite that low, but still low enough to force me to find something to make the rear jacks reach the ground. After that trip, I learned to carry 4 4X6 blocks to make the job easier. Especially now with the 5er, the jacks are a lot further from the ground. Of course they're electric, but still very slow and the 4X6 blocks sure do help.
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