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Old 08-23-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Any advise welcome

About to take delivery of 2013 223S. Any tips, tricks, or advise would be appreciated.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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About to take delivery of 2013 223S. Any tips, tricks, or advise would be appreciated.
Don't miss a thing during pdi.
Make them show you how EVERYTHING works.
How and where to winterize.
Hw heater use as well.
Good luck.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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Hello, and to the forums. Hope you enjoy the stay, and learn a lot, and can teach others what you already know. Congrats on the new camper. As mentioned, get a PDI sheet, Pre Delivery Inspection, and take it with you to pick it up. You can do a search on here and come up with several. Plan a couple of hours. Also, camp the first time in the driveway, and don't go back in the house unless you have to. If it doesn't rain, get a water hose and make it rain, want to check for leaks early.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:04 AM   #4
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Congrats on your new 2013 223S! Ask lots of questions and take good notes. A smartphone can come in handy for pictures but also video taping when needed.

Ditto on the driveway camping suggestion. It's a great way to refresh your memory and get to know your trailer. Don't sweat the small stuff. Have more questions? This is the place to ask questions and get feedback.

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:49 AM   #5
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Welcome. I agree with the PDI. Here's one for hybrids that will help you.

PDI Checklist for Hybrid Travel Trailers

Driveway camping is a must, along with making your first trip close to home (or at least close to a Walmart).

Post here for any help that you may need.

Have fun!
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #6
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A few small things that are really useful, too.

Learn how to install and adjust your weight distributuion hitch. The dealer will probably install it for you but on a trailer with no cargo. You will readjust once the camper is loaded.

Read the manual that describes how to season the tent ends - letting the seams get wet so they swell.

Consider how you will camp. If you plan to do any dry camping (without electrical hookup) then consider buying a bigger better battery right away than the inexpensive group 24 that the dealer sells you. Don't worry about this if you will always be on 110 sites.
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Welcome to the Forum.

Have someone else attend with you, it may seem overwhelming and you may forget things. This way one of you should remember. Take a pad of paper and a pen to make notes.

Ask them to show you the location of external fuses ie. the slide out. Make sure that you receive an owner's manual for all components of the trailer.

Good luck.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:13 AM   #8
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Just remember that the trailer is a box on wheels full of many different components. Although each unit is built with the highest quality in mind, man has never made anything that lasts forever. Some of the components are made to save cost and weight. This is sometimes(many) not a good thing. They can and will break. Not the end of the world. Have the dealer fix it or do it yourself. And keep on learning about your rig and above all !!!
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