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Old 12-22-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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Purchased a travel trailer

we just purchased a forest river from a reputable dealer and are headed to pick it up the 28th and will stay in it for four days. We would appreciate any information, feedback on it ! Here is the link;

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Old 12-22-2009, 09:11 PM   #2
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Congrats on the trailer purchase and hope you enjoy your first stay. What are you towing with, and do you have a hitch, weight distributing, brake controller? That's what you'll need to get it off the lot. Then you need pots, pans, forks, spoons, bowls, stuff to eat and eat with. Now you need towels, and toilet paper, sheets, pillows, blankets. Then you need soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush. Don't forget clothes, as there isn't a washer/dryer. You didn't say if you were camping in a campground or a driveway, but you will need electricity to keep the battery charged. You won;t make 4 days with a furnace running and lights. Hope I haven't scared you, don't know what your experience level is. And did I mention toilet paper? Also a dump station, and maybe water hook up that won't freeze. Have you thought about toilet paper? Check closely for any signs of water leaks before you write the check. And check the tires for pressure, cracking, and any abnormal tread wear. Have the wife make a few short pulls with you walking beside trailer, stop with only the trailer brakes and listen for brake problems. Also check while rolling for bearing noise. Check all lights, inside and out, and don't forget the toilet paper, or the toothpaste. Good Luck.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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Windrider, judging from your post, you must have forgotten TOILET PAPER before! You mention that 4 times, above. Randy
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