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Old 07-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Survived the maiden voyage and very happy

All,

We made it home from our first two nights in the new camper. The shake down camp went well. We Op checked everything except the furance. With high 90 degree temperatures, We can wait until later in the summer before heading out for a fall trip.

We offically named her the Dawg House in honor of our two guard dogs, Shelby and Scarlett......our Shih Tzu puppies.

Everything else operated just fine. I do have a few issues that will need to be addressed by the dealer.

1. The light on the front. Switch is bad. Will need to be replaced.

2. Black Tank flush connection leaks. I attached the hose from the facuet outside then had a funny feeling that I need to check the connection in the TT. I am glad that I did. It could have been a huge mess. Thankfully, I removed the screws from the cabinet that was sealed shut from the factor the night before. Had I just trusted the MFG, I would have had a flood TT. I thought the fittings might be loose and some were, but it looks like they forgot a gasket in the coupling that attaches to the connection on the side of the TT.

3. I did notice on the slide that the rubber roof was loose on each end. Looks like it was cut to long and not glued in place. I have an awning, but want the dealer to address it with the MFG. I think it should be tighter.

4. My RAM 1500 pulled it without any issues. I am going to get air bags for piece of mind. The Reese WDH and Dual CAM Sway worked well. No sway problems yet......

5. Blow the 30 AMP fuse on the Slide after getting home. Not sure way, but I will make sure that fuses are part of the spare parts kit. Glad it happened after getting home. Anyone have a problem with this?

Thanks everyone for the help making this a get kick off weekend. We had a wonderful time. We already booked out next weekend away in a couple of weeks. Heading to Front Royal to the Skyline Ranch for three nights. Got a promotional thing from the dealer and my wife talked them out of the sales pitch. Lady told her to come on and just have phone. Will see if that really works, but it should be fun. We are going to try an get out every other weekend through the season.....hopefully.

Tired and happy campers. Cheers,
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Nights Camped 2010 = 18
Nights Camped 2011 = 15
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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Welcome home.
Sounds like you did a great job on your shakedown.
My granddaughter calls my trailer GrandPa's Dog house.
The slideout fuse seems to have been around awhile as others have had the same issue. If I remember correctly the fuse is located behind the power panel and blows when you hold the slideout switch too long and it must overload the circuit and blows the fuse.

Someone here had a better quality circuit breaker fuse that will reset. Here is the link to the site that gives you an idea of the fuse.
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Don't know if that is your fuse but I know that is what I need on mine.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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Iggy,
Thanks. It was the fuse. I found it under the TT on the left side of the frame about a foot back from the tongue. It was in a green fuse holder. Blown.... It must have happened when I hit extend vice retract. I went to the auto parts store and picked up a fuse kit. I have not located the manual retract yet, so I will keep spares on board until I can replace it with the self resetting breaker you linked me too. Thanks for that. Cheers,
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