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Old 07-27-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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If I had it to do over again...

OK we're not whining here, but now that I'm two years into this RV ownership thing there are a few things I would/might do differently.

1. Finance through my credit union and not the dealers recommended bank. In any case I'd run away (not walk!) from US Bank. Heartless people.

2. Get Smoked Max-Air vent covers, and get one for the bathroom too, not just the bedroom and living room. I am amazed at the amount of radiant heat that comes in through those vents.

3. Roll the slider hitch back EVERY TIME, especially that one time I didn't.

What would you do differently?
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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I can help you about #2.
Yes vents have no insulation and when camping and have the AC on we use these vent pillows.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:36 PM   #3
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Humm,

Oh I know, never bought our current 2500 series Dodge truck. I loved our old 2004 1500 Laramie 4x4 quadcab but had to let it go as it wasn't rated to tow what we wanted. Should have gone with my first instinct and now will have to wait 2 more years to get a real truck. The TV will without doubt change a great vacation into a nightmare you wish you had never gone on. I can hardly wait to endure 4000 miles of hell with our current truck.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:49 PM   #4
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I would love to have someone here to teach me what to do. I don't have any idea how to hitch up this TT to my TV. I know the inner workings of the water/sewer system, the television, antenna, the fuse box, battery et al. I have learned much (more than I ever knew I needed to learn) here at this forum, but this is my punishment for buying a second hand TT. I would hire somebody if I knew where to look. Mike in Prairieville, wanna drive to Slidell?
Sometimes I wonder if it would have been worth it to pay the extra 10-12K it would have cost to buy the thing retail......naaawwww.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:07 PM   #5
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I think it would be not to have ever purchased the new pup we had and therefore we could have purchased used all this time and not keep trading and going further in debt. The other thing would have been not to have traded our Kodiak 236 for the TT. It would have been much closer to being paid for by now and we would still have an HTT. But we all know that hindsite is 20/20.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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I would love to have someone here to teach me what to do. I don't have any idea how to hitch up this TT to my TV. I know the inner workings of the water/sewer system, the television, antenna, the fuse box, battery et al. I have learned much (more than I ever knew I needed to learn) here at this forum, but this is my punishment for buying a second hand TT. I would hire somebody if I knew where to look. Mike in Prairieville, wanna drive to Slidell?
Sometimes I wonder if it would have been worth it to pay the extra 10-12K it would have cost to buy the thing retail......naaawwww.
Jan,
You did it right. Most of us buy new and drive off the lot and we lost already. Sounds like you are learning as you go. I know it would be nice to have soemone show you a few things. I just noticed where you live and have passed by many times on the way to the Florida.
Use this site to ask all your questions. Take a few pictures as that helps a bunch. Especially us older folks.

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Old 07-27-2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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I wish I would have got into this a lot sooner!
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:40 PM   #8
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Hey Radio;
Glad to see you're on line. I wondered if you were still into this whole camping thing.

My lesson learned is... when one tire blows the other three are not far behind! Do your research and invest in good tires! Don't buy under rated (load and speed) tires just because the tire dealer says it's a good deal!

Good quality tires are one of the most important investments we can make when traveling at interstate speeds across this great country!
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I can help you about #2.
Yes vents have no insulation and when camping and have the AC on we use these vent pillows.
Vent Cushion - Item - Camping World
I have the vent pillows and they work great both summer and winter. What I wish is that I could open the vent for air and not have the light/radiant heat blasting down on us. A little shade would be good. My thinking was that the 5'er would be too dark, but we have ample windows so that's not the case. The smoke tinted vents would have been better.
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I have the vent pillows and they work great both summer and winter. What I wish is that I could open the vent for air and not have the light/radiant heat blasting down on us. A little shade would be good. My thinking was that the 5'er would be too dark, but we have ample windows so that's not the case. The smoke tinted vents would have been better.

But they would match your trailer roof. WHITE
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