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Old 06-03-2009, 06:16 AM   #11
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BIll, you might want to mention that kids & dogs multiply the dirt factor by ten!
We got a patio mat and you'd be surprised how much that helps.
Also, the walk around twice is good advise. I walk around once I have everything hooked up and again just before departure checking the lights, etc.. And you're right, you'll be surprised how many times you'll find a little something.

Oh yeah. Look up! that darn tv antenna is up there.

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Old 06-03-2009, 04:04 PM   #12
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We have a patio mat but the way the boy of mine and his friends like to literally be a part of nature, well....

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Old 06-04-2009, 03:24 PM   #13
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Things I have learned from my 2009 SV291:
Buy a memory foam mattress pad
Kids and dogs multiply the dirt factor by 10
Check the cable on the roof from the antenna to the roof connection, it has a tendancy to break the seal at the roof
If your kitchen sink faucet breaks, go to Lowes or Home Depot and get a real one
See above about kids and dogs
Invest in an electric power tongue lift
Watch the weight....really, don't load the front storage area too much
You will instantly find new "friends" who suddenly like camping......with you
Remember about kids and dogs
Tire air pressure is critical, check before every trip
Always....and I cannot stress this enough....always do a two time walk around after hooking up to the TV. You will be suprised that what you thought you had done...wasn't
Kids and dogs....remember
Amen on:

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Kids, Dogs, and Dirt
Kitchen Faucet... especially the drain underneath, (big black house in slideout).
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:21 PM   #14
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One other thing. don't let the kids eat food in the TT. It seems to spread, and not in a good way like say, wildflowers.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:59 PM   #15
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I can't comment on the kids part but the "friends" part is why we upgraded from our hybrid camper to our SV291 after only 10 months. It seemed like every other outing there were 4 adults in a 21 ft.long camper with no slideouts and very little storage.

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