Well, we're scheduled to pick up our 2011 30QBSS on Wednesday morning. It's about 180 mile drive from my house to dealer, so I'll get a decent idea of how comfortable I feel towing it on the way home..
We'll be using the equalizer 4 point hitch system. I read that it works wonders!
Being that far from the dealer I would go over it well on the walk through. Make sure nothing is leaking and everything works.
We had a corner of of the shower that was missed during caulking. They fixed it on the spot. Kitchen sink had a small slow drip on our first trip out. Had I checked that they could have easily fixed it while at the dealer.
I've since removed panels everywhere I could (under bath sink and tub; under kitchen cabinets) to check for leaks. Water can do a lot of damage if unchecked.
Might also check the alignment of the jacks. Ours were mounted to one side of the i-beam/frame rails with all 4 screws on each to one side of the jack. Didn't make sense and one jack was bent because of it. Dealer remounted them to center with two screws either side of the jacks.
I'm new at this but my best tip so far would be to take a cordless drill with a socket to fit the jacks. Set it up twice in this Texas heat (gonna be triple digits for our trip this wknd) without one. Third time was heaven zipping the jacks up and down with the drill.
Congrats on the new camper. Let us know how it tows for you.
2011 Salem 30QBSS
2008 Toyota Tundra DC 5.7l
2011 nights camped - 6
Thanks Capstone! I will be checking EVERYTHING! I do have local dealers who say they deal Forest River, but they rarely have anything in stock that is not way over my budget. They have told me that they will perform warranty work, even on a unit I did not buy from them. So if needed, that may save me some trips. I've got a long list of things to go over, and plan on spending as much time as it takes to do it. I've read a couple others having issues with their jacks as well. I will use a cordless!