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Old 05-16-2014, 08:15 AM   #31
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We are down to the Signature 8329 and Windjammer 3025. Many options for dealers within an hour. Should get a good price.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:45 AM   #32
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We picked up our 8329 in January, left Chicago for Arizona between snow storms on 2/6/14 and arrived on 2/10/14. We spent 3 months living in it and loved it. Obviously we went through lots of different weather conditions including high winds and crazy winding roads in some outback trips. The sway bars are a must and we never felt threatened by strong winds in our 5000 mile round trip journey. The only problem we had with the unit was the side crank out windows came off the track and we could not get them back on so we heavily taped them closed. Waiting for warranty clearance to have fixed.
We received lots of tips from other more experienced RVers but the best one was how to get the sway bars on without tearing an arm muscle lifting the bars onto the steel lips. Make sure your rear stabilizer is up...then lift the truck with the power hitch on the trailer to a point where the sway bars move easily. Worked great!
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:47 AM   #33
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One other thing...we opted for the fireplace/ heat a lator on our unit. It worked great on chilly mornings and also saved on propane heating the salon area.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:36 PM   #34
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Question Thanks Msron.

I will be a newbie probably this coming week. So many thoughts coming thru my head. Some of the more common ones are: backing unit into a space for first time,
Sway of trailer when going down highway, complete set up for a stay, unhooking unit, leveling and so on. Then I say is this going to be fun? Well I will soon find out and will surely report back on here. Thanks
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:04 PM   #35
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I had the pleasure of backing boats int o the water for many years before we got the TT and yet I was very concerned about backing the big...heavy TT. As it relates to that...practice...practice...practice. After you first get it...go to a deserted shopping center and practice.
Having a partner that can help direct you is also a great benefit. Work out hand signals as to distance from the hitch and approach speed. Our truck has a rear camera & that helps lining up the ball very well.
Lastly whomever you buy it from should be able to give you a checklist for hitching up and detaching. Key issues are blocks for keeping the TT from rolling, learning about sway bars and how to connect and disconnect, the right length power cords and sewer hoses, blocking the trailer power hitch and a few others. Start reading all the good advice on the. Frog forum, take your time and make friends in the campgrounds. You will learn a ton from old timers. Keep a log after every trip and refer to it as your experience grows. You will find it to be great fun and a wonderful get away and experience. Good luck,
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:14 PM   #36
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I find the best way for hooking and unhooking always do it the same way, that way you always repeat your system. Backing up
Takes practise and stay calm and don't yell at your dw for helping it just cause a very quite night. The first thing I do after all set up I
Always have a cold one.

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