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Old 09-18-2014, 07:29 PM   #21
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Yes it is disappointing. I have a Weber Q I was hoping to pipe directly in somehow but the best I came up with was a tee right off the propane tank at the front and then a long hose out to the Q. (More or less just didn't want to take the time to figure out what fitting would be necessary and then also would need to remove the regulator from the Q so things would work correctly)

Got tired of monkeying with all that so for now just using the disposable cylinders.

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Maybe there's pipe just under the fridge which can be t'd there? That's how I ran the black pipe on my zinger but the stove and fridge were on the awning side. What do these trailers use, copper or black pipe?
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:43 AM   #22
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A couple things to watch out for... The drain pipes in the camper were all loose. I discovered wet trash bags under the sink early this season which led me to the loose nut on the drain pipe. Tightened that one down as well as all the others which were somewhat loose and no more worry about drips.

Check all of the exterior caulking -- I found two small spots that we're not fully sealed along the back wall. Use geocel proflex rv sealant if you find any missed spots in vertical walls/seams.

To the OP, you mentioned towing with a 2014 Tundra. I highly recommend the Toyota OEM tow mirrors. Night and day difference compared to the regular mirrors. With the tows you can see down the entire side of the camper and even somewhat behind it.

Lastly, if you do not purchase the Anniversary Package which includes the power tongue jack, get one! I added on to mine and what a big difference it makes in hooking up and setting the WD hitch.




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Old 09-19-2014, 11:39 AM   #23
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Great info thanks! Anyone know the height of the coupler with the trailer even? I have to set my new blueox hitch up. Also how much lower is the 288? I noticed it has 2 steps vs 3 like what im use to, but i think ill like that better!
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:33 PM   #24
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Great info thanks! Anyone know the height of the coupler with the trailer even? I have to set my new blueox hitch up. Also how much lower is the 288? I noticed it has 2 steps vs 3 like what im use to, but i think ill like that better!

As long as it wasn't strictly a cost cutting measure, and we have add the dreaded "third step" wooden box at the bottom. My Rockwood is over a foot shorter and has two steps. We'll see.


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Old 09-22-2014, 11:46 AM   #25
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On the 288 is there storage under the couch? Picks dont look like the front folds down to access.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:39 PM   #26
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On the 288 is there storage under the couch? Picks dont look like the front folds down to access.

I pick mine up tomorrow... I'll take a look... But if I remember correctly from when I walked through, when you jack knife it, there is some space under there... Couple thin totes, maybe. But I don't remember a drawer or anything.

Also... I posted earlier about only having two steps... I was looking at specs in the brochure over the weekend and it states "ext height is 10'2" w/ 14" AC"... So I mis-spoke because the height is the same as my current Rockwood, which two steps is sufficient.


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Old 09-22-2014, 02:31 PM   #27
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Ok cool deal. My zinger had the front part of the couch fold down while it was up as a couch, had some good room under it for the kids toys and my rc cars! Good luck on the pick up!
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KDHfan is correct there is a little space when you jack knife the sofa that something small could be put there.


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Regarding two steps being sufficient I've had mine all year at multiple camp sites and not once felt that another step was needed.


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Old 09-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #30
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If one of you guys could get me the coupler height with camper flat that would be great. As far as the 2 step thing i brought that up just stating that the camper must be lower then a 3 step model, which i kinda like better!
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I also need a measurement from the middle of the coupler to that 1st bracket thats welded on the frame which holds the battery and spare tire mount. I hope its not in the way of my blue ox hitch components! Thanks
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my trailer is parked a half hour away for the winter, so i cant get at it to measure up for you. I have the equalizer hitch and it fit nicely.
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Mine is at the dealer now for a short list of warranty repairs before winter. They are to work with it tomorrow but assuming all is done then it will be Saturday before I am able to pick it up.


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Old 09-23-2014, 07:21 PM   #34
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I'm pretty sure it's 20" from the ground to where the ball rests at the top of the coupler. I didn't have a level but I will tomorrow. I'll get the other measurement tomorrow as well. I do know that the bracket for my Equal-i-zer had to be moved 1" forward because the battery bracket was in the way.
Towed perfectly with my Tundra. Taking it out tomorrow to a local campground for a shake-down. Crossing my fingers.


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Great thanks. Just reading my blueox instructions 29" back from center of coupler i have to center my clamp on brackets, these things Clamp-On Lift Brackets for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Systems Blue Ox Accessories and Parts BXW4010
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Great thanks. Just reading my blueox instructions 29" back from center of coupler i have to center my clamp on brackets, these things Clamp-On Lift Brackets for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Systems Blue Ox Accessories and Parts BXW4010

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After measuring today, I can't say for sure about the height. I was on a slight incline and it measured 26-1/2" from ground to top of the ball... But it didn't seem that steep that maybe my previous number was off. That's the best I can give you.

As far as the battery bracket... I went from the tip of ball receiver (not the center) and it measured at 34" to the bracket... So I think you should be good.


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Old 09-26-2014, 06:31 AM   #38
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Great thanks again!
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Only one minor issue with our 288... Looks like I have a slow leak in one of the tires. It looked low when picking it up and they put air in it then. I checked today and, after a week, I'm down 15PSI. If it's my only issue, I'll do the happy dance!


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Old 09-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #40
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Not too bad! I may be picking mine up this sat!
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