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Old 04-08-2019, 07:14 PM   #1
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We just bought a 2019 Apex Ultra Lite 289 TBSS. Going on our first camping trip this weekend and are looking forward to it as a shakedown trip. Any advice for a new RV'r?

Where would I ask questions about things I don't remember from our walkthrough such as Hot water heater operation?

Looking forward to this forum page and to getting our in our Travel Trailer.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Old 04-08-2019, 09:18 PM   #3
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Virginia is a big state, but welcome from The Great Southwest (that's much further than Roanoke). If you are nearby, we have a camping club you might be interested in.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:55 PM   #6
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Strongly suggest that you do a Driveway Camp night BEFORE you head out for the weekend.
That way you can run everything and see if you have any issues.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:05 PM   #8
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I agree with the previous. Do a one nighter in the driveway and run everything to make sure you have no issues. You'd hate to go on your first venture only to find out something isn't working.
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Hi all,

Where would I ask questions about things I don't remember from our walkthrough such as Hot water heater operation?

Chris
You can ask your questions here.

For the hot water heater, make certain that you fill it with water before you turn it on. You can burn out the electric element if it's not filled with water.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:18 AM   #10
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Check to see if your water heater is like ours, it has an electric switch on the WH. If your plugged in, use the electrical switch on the WH and avoid using your gas. However I would also run it on the gas. We typically hooked everything up, used the gas, it's faster, to heat the water initially, then switched to electric. Gas does heat faster then the electrical portion of the heater but check both to make sure they both operate. Most importantly , as was stated, make sure there is water in the tank first and foremost.
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