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Old 05-15-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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It's Here!

Arrival: 4:30 pm.
Location: Kirk's RV

Travel Trailer: Priceless

Sorry for the Mastercard commercial!

Needless to say it is here. Got to walk through, (not the PDI yet).
Most seemed ok on first look. Small issue with the wood that frames
in the DVD player. It stuck out too much. Dealer will fix this.

Pet Peeve: If their was one thing that I was really
shocked about was the fact that since this is a base line model, their
was only ONE STEP!!! Who in the "_ e l l " can function with one step?
And this TT sits up really high. Guess I will be looking for a really
strong milk crate.

By the way, hubby gets to go see it in the morning. Measurements on
the truck will get done also. Prep in service department on Thursday.
PDI and delivery on Friday. Boondocking at Cabela's this weekend.


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Old 05-15-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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Kool!! Hope the PDI goes well.

one step eh? hmmm maybe find an aftermarket or try to get the dealer to throw an upgrade in???

yep, still like the nanersplit
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:53 PM   #3
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Sounds like it came equiped with the always convenient "park on a slope" option. Since you're new, you probably didn't realize how that works. You find a campground lot sloping steeply to the side, park with the door to the high side and adjust side-to-side level using a car ramp to give you the 12-14" you'll need. The single step will then be just about perfect.

Alternatively, a case of beer (cans) makes a handy and really convenient step!


Seriously, congratulations on the arrival, I'm sure the step issue can be resolved. If the step height leaves you with a 12+" step-up height, it is far outside Michigan building code (not that that matters that much) and it really becomes an issue of safety that the dealer and FR will look at.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:51 AM   #4
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One question:

If I run with the case of beer theory, I would like to know how much
weight it will support? I know you can't see it here, but just to let
you know I have quite a bit of "junk in my trunk" so to speak.

Will I need more than one 6 pack cans? Maybe if I buy cases of 24,
and stack them one on top of another, I can fashion a really cool
set of steps.

Might become a problem though when hubby actually wants to
drink the beer. However, I imagine I could use soda pop cans? Hum..

Wait what about 6 packs of slim-fast?

Pouches of Capri-sun?

Rolls of toilet tissue?

The toilet tissue thing just might work. If I stack them right, It will be soft
and put a spring in our "step". And just think when it wears out I can
salvage the toilet paper, put it back in use in the RV, rotate new out to the
step, and after the tissue is used up in the bathroom from the step, I can
salvage the toilet paper cardboard core for our campfires.

Any other suggestions, feel free to post.

P.S. Another benefit to the toilet paper theory is that we will be getting
a free 4pk with the supply kit that comes with the RV.

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Old 05-16-2007, 03:17 PM   #5
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Will I need more than one 6 pack cans? Maybe if I buy cases of 24,
and stack them one on top of another, I can fashion a really cool
set of steps.

Might become a problem though when hubby actually wants to
drink the beer. However, I imagine I could use soda pop cans? Hum..
Keystone Light comes in 30 packs (30 Stones). Would make for a good step. Now as far as the 'Ol man is concerned with drinking the beer. You just can't have too much beer. Bring along atleast double what you plan on drinking for the trip. That way should you drink more then you intended you have don't have to run to the nearest store which could be many miles down the road. But more importantly, for those new found friends that you are sure to meet in the campgrounds. Always good form to invite 'em over and offer a chilly beverage. Make sure you have a selection on non-alcoholic as some folks don't partake of the beer.
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One question:

If I run with the case of beer theory, I would like to know how much
weight it will support? I know you can't see it here, but just to let
you know I have quite a bit of "junk in my trunk" so to speak.

Will I need more than one 6 pack cans? Maybe if I buy cases of 24,
and stack them one on top of another, I can fashion a really cool
set of steps.

Might become a problem though when hubby actually wants to
drink the beer. However, I imagine I could use soda pop cans? Hum..

Wait what about 6 packs of slim-fast?

Pouches of Capri-sun?

Rolls of toilet tissue?

The toilet tissue thing just might work. If I stack them right, It will be soft
and put a spring in our "step". And just think when it wears out I can
salvage the toilet paper, put it back in use in the RV, rotate new out to the
step, and after the tissue is used up in the bathroom from the step, I can
salvage the toilet paper cardboard core for our campfires.

Any other suggestions, feel free to post.

P.S. Another benefit to the toilet paper theory is that we will be getting
a free 4pk with the supply kit that comes with the RV.

Nina
Hmmm, toilet paper. I take it it doesn't rain where you are Nina. heehee.

The weight carrying capacity of a case (24) of beer is impressive. Empties, not so much.

Yes with some creativity, you can do just about anything with beer cases. I've made a full living room set in my college days, including end tables! I dare say you could make a spiral staircase right up into the trailer, providing you have enough beer to a) build the case and b) get drunk enough to try it.

Heehee!
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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Well with us beer cans would never work as they would always be empty. Therefore, I found and am giving you a link to Camping World to see the step you can put on if the dealer and FR don't agree to change it out for you:

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...14680&src=SRQB
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Nina do we have pics yet?


I'll trade you a case of t paper for that case of beer.


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HMM. thats just the opposite of my buddy`s Outback. he had a 3 step in the rear that only gave him about 6" of ground clearance in back! and with the step down and the trailer level the step would just barely touch the ground. and on a slope it wouldn`t even open all the way. some workers just can`t figure things out!
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HMM. thats just the opposite of my buddy`s Outback. he had a 3 step in the rear that only gave him about 6" of ground clearance in back! and with the step down and the trailer level the step would just barely touch the ground. and on a slope it wouldn`t even open all the way. some workers just can`t figure things out!
Oh, well he got the "ski-hill" option then. FR is so clever, they fitted the trailer to take advantage of those often available totally unusable uneven slope and cliffside campsite lots.

Hey, Do you suppose he'd consider selling a step to Nina?
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