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Old 01-20-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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Picked up our new PUP

We just picked up our PUP today and got the walk through. Lot to take in and try and remember but I am sure I can get advice here. Very pleased with the way it towed behind our van. First stop was to the scales to make sure I was not over weight. Got a little extra room to add our gear.

After towing a boat for the last couple years and not having electric brakes it was very nice to not feel the weight of the TT pushing us like it did with my boat. Was also very pleased to find away to watch my transmission temp using the Torque Pro app.

We are planning our first outing this weekend and are super excited about it.

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Old 01-20-2016, 10:42 PM   #2
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Congrats, post some pictures of that first outing. I am looking forward to getting ours out fully set up. We only used it three nights on the trip back from Indy to Colorado.

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Old 01-21-2016, 05:18 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new PUP, you have a great times and memories. You will not imagine how may little upgrades you will want to do to make you camping more fun. Got to use mine last weekend and it was great.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:01 AM   #4
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your 2015 Flagstaff MAC 228.
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welcome from PA and have a nice and safe 2016 season I have three trips already line up.and plan on a few more
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:49 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard!
PUPs are a big improvement over tent camping.
Ours made life a bit easier and more comfortable.
Enjoy making memories!

When you have questions, don't be afraid to ask.
There is a wealth of information for the asking.

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Old 01-24-2016, 06:25 PM   #8
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Well we had a great weekend on our first trip. We went to Cedar Hill state park for our first outing. Nice and close to do our first shake down. Very happy with our little pop up. Did have some issues though😩.

First was try to figure out the leveling thing. Leveling seemed to go smooth, but the top of the door was not sitting properly. Finally figured out that it was the awning pulling the top of the pop up. UGH! When we put the poles on the ground it helped out a lot.

Then as we were slowly packing up this afternoon and trying to find were we would store this that and the other thing. A strong wind picked up the awning pulled up the stakes and broke the left side ground pole hinge. Not happy about that at all

I am not sure if I will repair or replace. Between the pulling of the top and the issues with wind I am thinking of just using a pop up canopy in the further. My question is how do you deal with wind and awnings? Even if I had a step stool/ ladder I don't think I could have rolled it up.

Lastly tried running the hot water and it comes out of the faucet kind of warm for a few seconds then just cold. I know the heater kicked in and the hot water tank is full. I am sure I am missing something important the dealer told me when we did the walk through. Any advice on that would be great.

All in all we had a great time and can't wait till we get out again. We are going to work our way through the the Texas state park system.

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Old 01-24-2016, 07:27 PM   #9
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Brian- please take a picture of your awning pole damage. I had an issue once before and was able to get my fix from Home Depot.

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Old 01-24-2016, 07:44 PM   #10
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Sorry for all your bad luck, but don't give up. Awnings and wind just don't work well together here in Texas. These awnings are very light weight and the legs well even lighter weight. I do not roll out my awning if the winds are 10 mph or greater, just is not worth the hassle. You should be able to fix it though with a nut and bolt unless the leg broke.

As for the hot water heater did you make sure the by pass valve was open to let hot water flow from tank to faucets?

I got some levels from Walmart or Amazon (Hopkins 08525 Graduated Level)for RV's and placed them on the camper at home when I got the trailer level (one in the front and one one the side). Get you a set of Lynx level blocks(orange lego looking things at Amazon or Walmart, (Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers, (Pack of 10)) for leveling the
trailer side to side.

Hope this helps, I live in Lubbock, Texas and there are some great state parks here in Texas

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