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Old 05-18-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Tossin out the tents, and movin on up!

New baby, and looking forward to tossing out the tents and getting into our first TT. We are looking at purchasing a new 2015 tt and have narrowed our options to 2 units. Tracer 240 air or the Apex 235bhs. Looking for reviews positive and negative on these two beauties. Our price is $300 different on both so not a real issue. The apex has a few options over the tracer like all led lights, stonecast sink, bigger table, and deeper slide. We did like the central and enclosed water compartment area on the tracer, the sink outside the washroom, and massive amount of interior storage.
We really want a good quality trailer that we can use for many years with our growing family. Any feedback is appreciated with things to consider in buying our first TT. Our TV is a new 2500 ram, so that is not an issue with these units, we have been told.

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Old 05-18-2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and I hope you have a great time with you new trailer. I don't know anything about these trailers so I cannot comment on them but things to buy; first off, get a good electrical management system. I'd recommend the Progressive Industries 30-amp hardwired EMS. Not available in Canada (or not that I could find) but definitely a must have. I bought mine from the US and a friend brought it back to AB for me.

Progressive Electrical Management System Hardwire 30A-120V EMS-HW30C

I would also recommend you buy or try and persuade the dealer to give you a Rhinoflex sewer hose. Much better than the cheap freebies they initially give you.

A good weight distribution hitch is vital. I bought the Andersen No Sway hitch when I had a TT and it worked perfectly. It was easy to set up/take down. Never made a noise and it was light weight.

There is probably a ton of other stuff but thee three things should get you off too a good start.

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Old 05-22-2015, 07:39 PM   #3
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Welcome from Ontario...where in Canada are you? It is a small country you know! I don't know the two TT you are describing but go for quality if it goingh to be a lengthy possession. After purchase, go slow in buying stuff in the "Parts dept", you will need a second mortgage.

I agree with Hutch333id, you will only learn the hardway with a cheap sewer hose set up, I will describe the problems a cheap hose will leave you but I am eating pizza and drinking a fine red another time.

When you purchase and start camping look around and see what others are doing...some stuff will be added weight and others useful equipment.

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Old 05-22-2015, 07:59 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums from SW Idaho.

Keep the tents, put one in a outside storage area.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:36 PM   #5
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Welcome from Winnipeg. Don't know either of those units so can't help you there but you'll find lots of knowledge on this forum.
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