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Old 02-17-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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We have a 2011 Rockwood 2702ss on order and are trading in our 2009 Rockwood 1910 tent trailer. We can't wait for camping season to start . Any advice or tips for someone new to owning a travel trailer? Thanks

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Old 02-17-2011, 08:55 AM   #2
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Welcome from Ontario. We were down your way last summer but didn't get to stay long as we were having vehicle problems. We hope to make it back some time soon. As for suggestions.......take it slow.....don't be afraid to try something are not the first to have problems backing up so no one with any compassion is laughing and most people are just waiting to be asked to help you (some don't wait).......and most important just get out there and enjoy yourselves. Campers are great people and I'm sure you will fit right in. Old Guys

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Any advice or tips for someone new to owning a travel trailer? Thanks
first, what are you going to be towing with.

second, you'll probably need a WDH with sway control and a brake controller.

tandem wheel chocks are a must. something like Lynx Levelers are a good purchase.
stuff for the black tank, like a sewer kit, additives, a flush device and gloves.
a second battery if you plan on dry camping. a blue tote tank to empty the gray water, also if you dry camp.
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to the forum and congratulations on your purchase of 2702SS.

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Hi, we have a 2005 F150 V8 5.4L with factory tow package. We have a brake controller, prodigy, and will be getting the WDH and sway bars with the trailer. Thanks, for the info! Never thought of the tote tank. Thanks
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Welcome. Your new rig is now longer, take it easy in turns, navigating gas stations and so forth. Others have given great tips on the hitch and so forth. Bikendan gave a tip on the waste tank tote, however some states are banning them from their state parks. Now if you camp in private campgrounds, this is not an issue at all for you.

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