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Old 09-21-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Question 1st time out.

were very excited taking the new toy out this weekend for our first trip.
I have had it in the driveway plugged in , ran fridge, stove works all lights work. even ran furnace all ok. What i'm wondering is if i should hook up the city water to my hose and see if there are any leaks. The dealer filled up the fresh water tank, i guess to check the fixtures & toilet. The gray tank is about 1/3 full. I have not run the a/c yet i didn't think the power supply was enough 15 amp. just wondering if there are other things i should check like water heater. Oh ya the dealer did not put in my water filter for me , i see were it goes i guess i should install that before i hook up city water. Thanks for any input
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
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You can probably run your AC with the TT plugged into your house outlet as long as teh rest of het goodies are turned off.

Our AC runs great plugged into the house but when we turn on refrig or microwave other high AMP draws then the Circuit breaker will trip on our house circuit.

Are you going to be dry camping and needing to have your fresh water tank filled? this is alot of wxtra weight to haul around. water is heavy!

We use a water filter that connects to the hose at the site hook up. Do you have a water pressure regulater to use on your city water hook up? you may want to invest in one so you do not create any problems with your TT plumbing.

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Old 09-21-2010, 02:28 PM   #3
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Re: 1st time out

Yes i do have a regulator, so u think i should dump fresh water tank? I guess i could test the water pump before i dump it make sure it works.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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if your goin to use city water, dump the frash water tank. saves alot of Fuel, you can test your pump and also wouldnt be a problem to empty your gray water into the yard, since you have a new rig and it shouldnt be durty
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the good advise, this forum is great
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:11 PM   #6
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RVGOLER...... Make sure you check out your Entertainment System as well. Check your water pipe fittings during your outting. I found several that were finger tight. The city water flush for my black water tank leaked. The fitting was behind a door that was screwed shut. I opened everything and checked it out. Had I left the cabinet shut and flushed my tank, I would have flooded the trailer. Expect what you inspect with your TT. We love ours and hope you have a great first outting. Enjoy......
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:33 PM   #7
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Thanks george, great advise! I see you live frederick, maybe i will see you on 70 one day.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:15 PM   #8
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I would definitely recommend hooking up the city water supply and testing for leaks. The ideal situation if you have the right equipment or have a plumber friend is to hook up a pressure gauge and leave it for a few hours to see if there is a pressure drop. The dealer should do that but doubtful unless you insist on it at the time of delivery. Those guys in the factory get in too much of a hurry sometimes and if it was close to quittin' time when they did your plumbing...well...

As for water in the fresh water tank, I'd recommend leaving at least 5-10 gallons to use while on the road for flushing the commode, washing hands, etc. That much extra weight will make little difference and having water sure is convenient.
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All good advise given above. Mine is for the road, just take it easy & get the feel for your new toy & good luck. Enjoy
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Y'all have a good time and let us know how it goes.

Post pics of your trip.

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