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Old 04-14-2015, 10:28 PM   #21
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Even with experience one can forget especially if it has been a while. It might had been 18-20 months since I last opened my awning. About halfway through the steps I had to pause while racking my memory on what to do next.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:35 PM   #22
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Google RV Wholesalers Video they have a video for the Roo that last almost 10 min. This might help with the spring setup.https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=ZE3KXWPVGY4
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:44 PM   #23
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=EIhU_MvjopE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=dB-vKn2pm7o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=PyWhir9gSjk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=izP5KH0PmFo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=L2uMu1ILIOk
Five more videos for the Roo, Hope this helps with your start up.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:11 PM   #24
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All I can say is WOW - I am overwhelmed by the amount of help and information shared by everyone. The Water Heating posting under the FAQ section was exactly what I was looking for - need to spend a whole lot more time in that section for sure. I am now grabbing a cup of coffee and sitting down to a marathon YouTube session from all the links provided. Thanks you so much to everyone for the hints, tips and tricks noted - the stress has gone down and the camping excitement has gone up!!!
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Watch the movie RV on what not to do...

Best part is when he tried to dump the waste tanks...omg too funny


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I lived that...well, sort of. In my haste to hook-up and dump at a busy dump station, I failed to notice my stinky slinky wasn't completely engaged at the dump pipe. I pulled the black valve and S&$T went flying all over! Of course I had to try to act like everything was under control.... That was NASTY.
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Recognize in advance that you will be guilty of Stupid Owner Tricks. Don't sweat it. Everyone is. Some are more costly than others but all are educational experiences.

Camping isn't effortless. As you do it more often, some things become routine and require less effort. You'll figure out which order to do some tasks. You eventually avoid undoing some parts of it so you can do the step you forgot. It gets easier.

Some people try camping a few times, get overwhelmed, and quit. They think of camping as too much work. Others think of the work as camping, and enjoy it. You should, too.

Take it slow. Be safe. Enjoy the process.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:17 PM   #28
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Even with experience one can forget especially if it has been a while. It might had been 18-20 months since I last opened my awning. About halfway through the steps I had to pause while racking my memory on what to do next.
I called the kid's once. How the hell does this awning come out!
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:24 PM   #29
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My biggest challenge when we got our new 23IKSS last summer was (and still is) remembering to drive in three dimensions. We are all use to paying attention to where we are in a lane (side to side) and how close we are to the car in front of us, but remembering to look up for branches and other obstacles is still something I forget about. One day, that AC is coming off... I just know it.
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My biggest challenge when we got our new 23IKSS last summer was (and still is) remembering to drive in three dimensions. We are all use to paying attention to where we are in a lane (side to side) and how close we are to the car in front of us, but remembering to look up for branches and other obstacles is still something I forget about. One day, that AC is coming off... I just know it.

I still duck my head going under overpasses even though my 23IKSS is 9'7" and the overpass may be like 14'5"...lol


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