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Old 04-18-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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just got our first camper

I grew up camping but not like this? We just bought a 2010 SV291, It's a few steps up from the pup tent camping I'm used to.

The only thing wrong so far is that I listened to the salesman vs my gut on whether or not my 06 grand cherokee (4.7 v8, 4x4 with tow package) could haul it. Thankfully I forgot to tell him about the 93 1 ton 4x4 diesel sitting in my backyard or I would be in trouble and a bigger camper. We have flat land around here but a lot of wind so I'm leery of towing the loaded out camper with the Jeep. The little guy should be fine getting it home at least until I get rubber back under the diesel.

I'm going to pick it up next Saturday and will find out for sure if the jeep is ready for the load. The Equal-izerhitch should help.

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Old 04-18-2010, 04:33 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new camper and welcome to the forum. Much good information from nice people available here should you need it.

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Old 04-18-2010, 04:38 PM   #3
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Just in time to get out there and get camping. and enjoy it !
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:30 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new trailer. Have fun with it.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:30 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum Just take it easy on the way home with the jeep you should be ok for a short trip
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:26 PM   #6
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It's too bad the salesman are in it only for the bucks, can't believe he would push the sale with the Jeep mentioned, glad to hear you are already set with a real TV to do the job.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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After lurking around this forum I have found a dozen or so mods & upgrades that I want to do. I figure it would be best to actually use it first though to find out what needs to be done. It's amazing on how many silly little things you could overlook until it's too late.

It looks like to table saw is going to get a good workout just making jack pads, leveling blocks and chocks.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:35 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum.

Our sales guy said our Ford Explorer V-6 would tow our 08 233T with no trouble....he didn't mention it would work its heart out going up hill.

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #9
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Congrats on your new camper.

Have fun and post pics when you can.
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:09 PM   #10
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Grats on the new camper and welcome!

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