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Old 12-09-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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It puts out some BTU's.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #12
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Well. I picked up my Windjammer today, pretty painless. The pre delivery check was very complete lots of detail. I have already forgotten most of it, most everything was common sense except getting the water heater back on line after de winterizing.That will take some practice but hopefully will become second nature after doing it a few times. I hope most of it will be in a owners manual. The adventure continues Chuck in Va .
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #13
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I have already forgotten most of it, most everything was common sense except getting the water heater back on line after de winterizing.That will take some practice but hopefully will become second nature after doing it a few times. I hope most of it will be in a owners manual.
Your camper's owners manual will be pretty unhelpful but the manual for the water heater itself might be. Otherwise, we're here to help come spring (or warmer weather)!
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #14
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I did have one incident after picking the up the trailer from the dealer. I pulled the trailer to my sisters home where it will be stored for a short time. The trailer towed great and my f250 handled the load. I was unhooking the trailer, and I was unable to get the ball to disengage from the trailer, I pulled forward and backed up, that sucker was locked in place, I jumped on the bumper and rocked the truck. The only way I was able to get it loose was to pull the hitch pin and drive forward and then the receiver came out. After that the ball released the trailer. In looking at the set up the receiver ball is slightly tilted toward the truck, thus putting everything in real bind. I took the receiver back to the dealer today where they made an adjustment, hopefully that will work, the only way to know is to hook it up and ride around. I am glad it happened any place other than a campground. I live on the Chesapeake Bay and spring time if you see someone headed toward a boat ramp and the boat has temp tags, follow and watch them its a hoot. Well I would be the one in the campground with a new trailer with temp tags and this fellow can't even up hook his trailer. I did save myself some embarrassment . Chuck in Virginia
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First time I pulled my 25 ft TT cross country with a 5.4 L Ford with 4 speed, I bought a bigger truck, diesel and 6 speeds plus tow/haul, 4x4 with a jake brake as soon as I got back to Norcal.

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Old 12-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #16
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The heater will put out a lot of heat. Do not try and use the auto feature if you have one. In addition, we have to shut off our heater before we can use the microwave, too much pull on 30 amps
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #17
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I noticed the microwave/ heater switch next to the entry door. I only ran the heat for a short time at the dealer it seemed to put out a fair amount of heat I think it would knock the chill off, but not heat the entire rv although I think the paper work states heating 400 sg ft. Why not run it on auto ? does it over heat the circuit, it must draw some amps. Chuck in Virginia
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I noticed the microwave/ heater switch next to the entry door. I only ran the heat for a short time at the dealer it seemed to put out a fair amount of heat I think it would knock the chill off, but not heat the entire rv although I think the paper work states heating 400 sg ft. Why not run it on auto ? does it over heat the circuit, it must draw some amps. Chuck in Virginia
I run the mico and the firer place heater all the time together. They are on different breakers. The firer place electric heat works really well to take the chill off in the morning without using your furnace. It all depends how it is wired every FR unit is different, and it is impossible to get a diagram, they told me that it depends on who wired the unit. Atleast that is what the factory told me. By the way welcome, If you want a short trip come down to Clarksville on the John Kear lake. It's ran by the COE we have about 5 CG on the water. You can stop at the dam and get a pass that saves you 1/2 price not bad camping with water and electric for like 12.00 a night with the pass.
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Get a tire gauge and check the tire pressure before each trip and if going a long distance at least once during the trip.

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By the way I thought of another question, this TT has a fireplace, does this thing put out any heat or is it just for looks ?

If it is like ours, It will put out some SERIOUS BTUs! In fact we use the fireplace to heat our 5er (31') when it gets chilly (set the thermostat on 80° and the timer for 5 hours will usually get us through a chilly night without using the furnace
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