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Old 01-07-2014, 04:57 PM   #21
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My Adco Tyvek cover was about $125.00
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:44 PM   #22
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Tommy.....it looks like it fits real nice on your 277, which is what I have. How long have you had it because there are some reviews suggesting they don't last more than a year in heat? Its between 95-100 here during the summer and I am storing out in the open.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:19 PM   #23
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Just bought mine this fall. Catalog that I have recommends it for intense sunshine, intense moisture, snow and/or long term storage. If I can get a 2-3 years out of it, that would be good. Planning on
a new HW in a few years.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:56 PM   #24
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The Sunbrella is guaranteed for 6 years, but I don't know how long I will have this either. I will probably opt for what you got. I haven't taken this thing anywhere yet and every day I spend more money on it, so wasn't that hot on throwing down another $600. Good thing I got a good deal on it ($12.7k for a used 2014), at least it seems good to me. Couple small scrapes on the cabinets, but other than that, it's real nice. Taking out this weekend, see what happens.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:07 PM   #25
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We really like our HW. We bought it in July last year. Have fun on your weekend trip. I'd love to be going but it's like 8 degrees outside now. Maybe 30 tomorrow . If you have any questions, yell.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:58 AM   #26
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The Sunbrella is guaranteed for 6 years, but I don't know how long I will have this either. I will probably opt for what you got. I haven't taken this thing anywhere yet and every day I spend more money on it, so wasn't that hot on throwing down another $600. Good thing I got a good deal on it ($12.7k for a used 2014), at least it seems good to me. Couple small scrapes on the cabinets, but other than that, it's real nice. Taking out this weekend, see what happens.
Have a good trip, wish I were camping soon (come on spring). I found the first year of ownership is expensive as you buy all those things needed to get it all set up. (And for me some repairs after doing a newbee stupid thing). There after, it is more of buying things you want but do not really need. (And you always want some new gadget:-D). BTW, it took us two years of trying to figure out how to hang a privacy curtain in the camper before we realized one came with the camper duh huh. Enjoy your HW277, we love ours.
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okay....since GofE and Tommy are paying close attention and I know I will get a response.... I am going to change the subject again. When you are towing, do you do so with the fridge on Battery or Propane? The dealer told me battery would be best so I dont have to worry about shutting down when I stop at a gas station. Will this run down the battery or will it keep charged up from the TW?
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I have done both but prefer to run the fridge on battery as I tow. As you drive, the TV will charge the camper battery. If you stop for an extended time (like to eat) you may want to switch to propane to make sure you don't run down the car battery.

Be sure to precool the fridge as it takes awhile to cool down before stocking it. I usually turn it on the day before a trip.
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If you stop for an extended time (like to eat) you may want to switch to propane to make sure you don't run down the car battery.
Those of you with the 277 have that option. Unfortunately, those of us with a 296 cannot reach the fridge without raising the roof. So when we travel, if we run the fridge, it is propane all the way, and we live dangerously.

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Those of you with the 277 have that option. Unfortunately, those of us with a 296 cannot reach the fridge without raising the roof. So when we travel, if we run the fridge, it is propane all the way, and we live dangerously.

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