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Old 05-14-2015, 09:21 AM   #21
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I did order the 1000 lb blue ox yesterday from etrailer.com. After my order I contacted them and they price matched Amazon.com for about 50.00 less. I've had nothing but great experiences with etrailer, so I felt more comfortable with them even if they hadn't price-matched. Their instructions for price-matching are on their website. Order first, then send them link of advertised lower price including delivery. They will refund 110% of the difference.

The installation video seems pretty straight forward. I suspect my biggest issue will be removing the eazlift components.

I towed it in some significant crosswind with the eazlift and decided I would not be doing that again. Luckily I only had to be on the highway for a few exits. I was more than happy to get off the freeway!

Let me know if you get your blue ox installed before I do. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the difference.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:07 AM   #22
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Went with the 1500lb setup. Gross trailer weight rating (although I hope to never get near that high) I think is 9900lbs. Would have gone with 1200 if they had it but the next step over 1000 for Blue Ox was the 1500.

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Old 05-17-2015, 05:07 PM   #23
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I too went with the 1500 but really needed 1200lb. Installed yesterday and got it out on the road today. Towed fantastic. Night and day from my dealer installed Husky with friction control. I drove about 24 miles (12 up highway and 12 back). Was able to maintain lane comfortably with one hand. Also quiet when turning and backing. Only complaint is that the brackets that chains go on are both the same. Would liked for them to be opposite turning. Passenger side put my hand very close to propane when loosening. Overall very happy.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:57 PM   #24
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Agreed on the brackets ... passenger side is a bit awkward to keep tension on while pulling the release pin.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:22 AM   #25
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I'm so glad to hear how much of an improvement over basic friction control the Blue Ox is providing. I uninstalled the EAZLift brackets and installed the Blue Ox brackets on the tongue last night and took the measurements I'd need to set up the truck. I can't wait to see the difference.

I went with the 1000 lb bars since my TT is the 292BHDS rather than the 310bhds, so it's a little lighter. GVWR is 7600. 1200 would have been ok too, but I thought 1500 was overkill. If we ever get near the max weight I can get the 1500 lb bars. It's just the two of us usually, and when it's not they are guests bringing their own stuff with them in their own vehicles.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:10 AM   #26
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Good combination, have the exact same truck (2014 GMC 1500 Z71) and our 310BHDS just arrived at the dealer. Can't wait ... Did you get tow mirrors for the Sierra? If so what? I'm considering getting a set of the mirrors off the 2015 HD but they are expensive.
Try EBay. Might be cheeper there.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:14 AM   #27
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Loraura Congrats on the 310 BHDS. Nothing like a brand new camper. Just use Common sense and drive safely and you will be fine.
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:32 PM   #28
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I got the Cipa add on mirrors. They fit right over and work greatClick image for larger version

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Old 05-24-2015, 07:38 PM   #29
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Loraura Congrats on the 310 BHDS. Nothing like a brand new camper. Just use Common sense and drive safely and you will be fine.

Just to clarify, I have the 292bhds rather than the 310. But you guys are all so friendly and this thread is active and helpful so I jumped in. Hope that's ok!
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:19 PM   #30
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New Freedom Express 310BHDS

Anyone know height to top of AC? Specs say 10'9" but I think that is to the roof. ??? And loraura...welcome!
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:13 PM   #31
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Has anyone had trouble with the lights in the slide? Mine stopped working by the 3rd trip. When you turn them on the LEDs barely BARELY glow. No actual light happens, but all the other lights are perfectly bright. I'm thinking the slide mechanism has pinched or sheared into the line to power to the lights? All three lights in the slide out behave the same way.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:08 PM   #32
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Never mind, I solved it!

I had pulled the 15 amp fuse to the radio so it wouldn't kill my battery in storage.

When I took my camper in for service to replace a faulty converter, they apparently moved my dinette 15 amp fuse to the Radio slot to test it. So it had no fuse! Easy fix.
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:13 AM   #33
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That's good news, enjoy your trailer.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:59 AM   #34
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Happen to know the TV dimension in Bunkhouse and outside Kitchen, 32?
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:04 AM   #35
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Our 32" TV in living area measures 29 x 17.5 inches. The bunkhouse opening is 24 3/4 x 20", there is a 1 3/4 recess on each side in addition. The shelf is 6" deep. The outdoor kitchen is 32.5 x 25.5" and 3" deep. Our unit did not come with tv's in bunkhouse or outdoor kitchen.
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:32 PM   #36
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I bought the 310 BHDS back in January. With three g'son's ages 22 months, 9 yr., and 10 year old the bunk room was a huge selling point. I debated getting a unit with two bunk slides but my son and special lady talked me into a unit with the outside kitchen. No regrets at all now. The only problem so far is that the A/C unit has quit cooling. The A/C unit runs fine and sounds normal, but it will not cool. We have only been out three times with this unit. The first trip was the day after receiving the unit and the weather was still a bit cool so we didn't run the A/C. The second trip out was to a site we have been before with the old TT. We noticed that the unit just did not feel as cool as we thought it should have been with the A/C running constantly. The third trip was even worse. It seemed that the A/C unit was not cooling at all and we did have mid-day sun on the unit. After getting home from that trip I started to look into the A/C problem and found that the differential temperature on the unit was 8 degrees, at best with the TT parked under large shade trees. With an outside temp of 96 degrees I could get the inside of the TT down to 81 degrees. A phone call to the selling dealer and I find out that there seems to be a problem with some Dometic Brisk-Air II 15,000 BTU units being low on freon. So now it's back to the dealer who is 90 miles away so they can check out the A/C unit. The problem with that is they told me they are 6-8 weeks away from being able to even check out the unit. Their policy is that they take the "next unit in line" for repairs so taking the TT back to them so it can sit until it's number comes up is the only thing to do. There is no other RV service/repair center which honors the Dometic warranty closer to me. Other than this problem the 310 BHDS unit has exceeded our expectations and I'm really liking that outside kitchen as I do most of the cooking over the campfire.
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Thurman - I'm not an expert at all, but wonder if you can buy one of those freon recharge kits from an auto parts store and add freon to the unit yourself??? I LOVE my A/C and would at least research that before I went 6-8 weeks in prime camping season without it.
Just a thought - best wishes.

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Old 07-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #38
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Thurman - I'm not an expert at all, but wonder if you can buy one of those freon recharge kits from an auto parts store and add freon to the unit yourself??? I LOVE my A/C and would at least research that before I went 6-8 weeks in prime camping season without it.
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Mine went out a couple weeks ago. I was told that it's a sealed unit and cannot be repaired. I needed it fixed quickly so as not to cancel vacation plans. I paid a little over $1k and it was replaced in under 20 minutes. Now I'm waiting on dometic to reimburse me some $ since it was under warranty.
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