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Old 03-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #21
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Our radios are a child toy that fit over the head. There are no buttons to push. There is a speaker that fits over your ear and a mic that is always in front of your mouth. Hand free and easy to use. The only draw back is they have a short distance and must be in sight of each other. We picked them up at a yard sale for $2.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #22
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The only draw back is they ... must be in sight of each other.
Heck, I consider that a positive. I like being able to see my wife and she see me while we're backing things in.

I also love having radios (or in our case, cell phones) because it means that I'm only taking directions from her and NOT the other men that we camp with. For some reason, they try to take over the backing in process - before the radios/cell phone, she wasn't able to overrule them. NOW, she's in my head and I only listen to her.

Hands-free Bluetooth in the truck is a beautiful thing.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:47 PM   #23
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I considered the short distance a draw back. Not being in line of sight.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #24
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Just passed 1 year as a first time TT owner.

Note to self: when the awning is deployed, don't touch that switch on the right side that says "close", even if accidental.

No damage, but it makes me feel like a complete jackwagon...
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #25
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Well hopefully this can be cleared up before I put my battery back in. I will have to see if there is something in my Manuals. Yea I know I should have paid more attention while I was removing battery lesson learned.

If you look at your trailer it will tell you which wire is which. I know the tt are usually backwards from a car. Not sire of the 5 ers are different. At work right now so I can't go get a picture but I know many on other forums have mentioned the same battery issues.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:58 PM   #26
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Heck, I consider that a positive. I like being able to see my wife and she see me while we're backing things in.

I also love having radios (or in our case, cell phones) because it means that I'm only taking directions from her and NOT the other men that we camp with. For some reason, they try to take over the backing in process - before the radios/cell phone, she wasn't able to overrule them. NOW, she's in my head and I only listen to her.

Hands-free Bluetooth in the truck is a beautiful thing.
My wife got in my head once, but it scared her and she got out!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #27
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Some first for some first time campers.

1.Never take company on your shake down camping trip!

2.Always open a small window (kitchen) when bath vent fan is on.
The campers are air tight, the vent fan has to draw air from
somewhere. (even when stove vent hood is on, open window)

3. I use a nylon red web belt about 18" long with buckle on end to attach
to antenna crank handle (it hangs down in the way, you can't miss it)

4. Never give up YOUR BED for a guest in a too small camper!!!!!

5. When water is limted, direct ALL to the campground showers and rest
rooms.
6. Never take more people than the camper can sleep inside.

7. If rain is forecast for camping trip, plan on eating fast food at
MacDonalds, Burger King.
8. When you have your own camper, never take a tent to sleep in!

If you do not follow the few above guide lines for your first time camping trip, the exsperience will be a very bad, will cause you to buy a larger camper shortly!
Sure wish someone had told me about numbers 6 and 8. Did I mention I pick up the new camper Sat?
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We're getting ours Saturday, too!!!!

We're bringing a tent.... for our son. HE can sleep outside.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #29
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I would suggest the Excapee's RV Boot Camp for all people new to RVing. They teach you to buy your third RV first and it worked well for us.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #30
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If I forget which wire is which, I find the one that is fastened to the frame. Yes that one is the ground.
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