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Old 11-08-2010, 05:26 AM   #11
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Thanks Wade.

Yeah I'm getting that old camping feeling back. It's hard to enjoy something that's falling apart in front of your eyes and all anyone says is, "Fix it yourself." or "We know your trailer is bad, but we can't help you, that would just be giving you a handout."

We'll get a trip in this coming weekend and then probably put it up for the winter. I'll tinker with it here and there and be ready to go next March. I still have to get my Max Air vent covers on. I'm getting a few ideas on how to personalize it. Maybe you'll have time this winter to do some work on your 8314.

The wait has been worth it since that meant getting the free upgrades (Touring Edition). Most of the upgrades are pleasantries, high gloss fiberglass, counter tops & aluminum wheels, but some have a functional purpose, electric tongue jack, Equa-Flex suspension (see pic below), 8 cubic foot frig. The rear bumper grill mount is nice. This trailer came with the same gas grill that the Rockwood had, but also had instructions not to grill under the awning, fire hazard. I don't recall that warning with the Rockwood and the grill mount was on the side of the trailer under the awning.

Equa-Flex Suspension

Now that camping season is over for use and the cabin is winterized and we are home on the week ends i can now think about what and how i am going to repair the walls.
Since the cabin was bought back in August and i had parked my camper at home i feel like i am out of the loop here on the forum, not a lot to share.

You mention the grill instruction on the new camper, well we have never used the grill that came with the camper, it never felt right to hang it on the side and under the awning to me it is an accident waiting to happen so it good that they thought about safety.

So the Equa-Suspension is this some thing new? I have seen them on other rigs but never ask about them.

The counter top that is in your new rig is the same design my wife pick out in granite for our new house for the kitchen if we sell our old home
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:20 AM   #12
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Hopefully your wall repair will go smoothly. No need to feel out of the loop. You have vauable knowledge that is helpful to many, so keep in touch.

I don't know how new the Equa-Flex is, it's the first time I've dealt with it and it was an easy tow on the way home, approx 120 miles and a pretty good side wind, so I got a good feel for how the tt will tow. How much credit goes to the Equa-Flex, I don't know. Other differences than the Rockwood is the wide track axles and also the axles are a little farther back due to the location of the entry door, hence the heavy tongue weight. They adjusted my hitch and everything set nice and level, but since the tt has a heavy hitch weight and the pass thru storage is up front and most of the cargo will go in front of the axles, I'll have to double check the set up when I get ready to go.

Before the tt came in the salesman kept telling how nice the counters were, but I'm thinking they're just counters. When the tt came in and I got to see them, I saw why the salesman kept commenting on them. DW and everyone who has seen them so far really likes them. Does kind of dress things up a little.

They'll look nice in your new home. Just get that house sold so you can get started.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:48 PM   #13
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Omigosh!! What a sweet looking rig. I can almost see you guys driving down the highway singing "On the road again". Looks great. Now get out there and enjoy. Old Guys
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:54 PM   #14
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Just a thought. That grill mount on the rear bumper looks like a great spot for a FROG sign if one is ever finalized. Old Guys
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Just a thought. That grill mount on the rear bumper looks like a great spot for a FROG sign if one is ever finalized. Old Guys
Now if you put a frog sign on the back then you would have to change the name from "LaCrosse" to "LaFrog".......Sorry Gary, i just had to.
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Thanks, old guys.

That first trip will have to wait. We had a 4 day weekend planned starting today, but the weather is forecasted as wet and turning colder, highs in the mid 50's and down to freezing Saturday night. I can live with that, but I've also came down with a bad chest cold so we're cancelling this weekend.

We'll take a good look at next weekend. If we can't do it then, I'll probably need to go ahead and winterize. That means waiting till next spring for that first trip!

I didn't think about placing a sign on the grill mount. That's a great idea.
Here's a couple of pics with the grill mounted.
Also thought I might throw in a pic of the Dometic digital thermostat. They do have a fan speed setting.
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Now if you put a frog sign on the back then you would have to change the name from "LaCrosse" to "LaFrog".......Sorry Gary, i just had to.
That's funny.
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Thanks, old guys.

That first trip will have to wait. We had a 4 day weekend planned starting today, but the weather is forecasted as wet and turning colder, highs in the mid 50's and down to freezing Saturday night. I can live with that, but I've also came down with a bad chest cold so we're cancelling this weekend.

We'll take a good look at next weekend. If we can't do it then, I'll probably need to go ahead and winterize. That means waiting till next spring for that first trip!

I didn't think about placing a sign on the grill mount. That's a great idea. :thumbs up:
Here's a couple of pics with the grill mounted.
Also thought I might throw in a pic of the Dometic digital thermostat. They do have a fan speed setting.
I like the grill set up, somebody was thinking, and the stat is very contemporary it kinda looks like may be related to a basket ball, i like the look.
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I also like the location and design of the grill mount. It has the one pivot point and locks in place for travel with a single pin.

I have read where some have added a digital thermostat as a mod, but you could only hook it up for one fan speed, high or low. I actually bought one last spring but didn't have the tt at the house long enough at any one time to install it. Guess I have a spare now.

This one you turn it on, set the fan speed with the +/- buttons, select cool or furnance, then select the temp you want by using the +/- buttons. Pretty simple.
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Thought I might post these pics as well. This is standard on all Prime Time's.

The first pic is the 1" thick Slam Shut Baggage Door.
The second is the door opened showing the pass through and the Universal Docking Center.
The third is a close up of the docking center that contains all your hook ups except the elec. It has a plug in the bottom to run your hoses and cables through so you can shut and lock the door.
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