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Old 08-11-2017, 06:07 PM   #11221
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your really going to like the Goodyears we are on our 3rd trip with them, it was a great choice!!
Good to hear! The TT felt great even pulling it home from the tire shop, although I'm sure that the alignment helped, too, as 3 of the 4 wheels were fairly out of whack. I saw enough on these forums and elsewhere to convince me that the Endurance was the way to go.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:21 PM   #11222
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Good to hear! The TT felt great even pulling it home from the tire shop, although I'm sure that the alignment helped, too, as 3 of the 4 wheels were fairly out of whack. I saw enough on these forums and elsewhere to convince me that the Endurance was the way to go.
We put the Endurance on as well.
2nd trip out. So far I like them.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:04 PM   #11223
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your really going to like the Goodyears we are on our 3rd trip with them, it was a great choice!!


GY Endurance?
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:20 PM   #11224
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Upgraded my Thousand Trails membership to include more parks. If I don't see a post on it as I go through them, I'll post something.

But it's called Trails Collection and adds something like 200 parks for $0 or $20 per night.

Switching a reservation for Sam Francisco to the new program changed my cost from $1,000 for 14 nights to $330 for the same nights. Even paying for a $200 upgrade, I'm still a good $500 ahead.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:32 PM   #11225
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Upgraded my Thousand Trails membership to include more parks. If I don't see a post on it as I go through them, I'll post something.

But it's called Trails Collection and adds something like 200 parks for $0 or $20 per night.

Switching a reservation for Sam Francisco to the new program changed my cost from $1,000 for 14 nights to $330 for the same nights. Even paying for a $200 upgrade, I'm still a good $500 ahead.
Thanks! Had not heard of the Trails Collection before. Just googled it and it looks very interesting, might do it too.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:41 PM   #11226
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What did you do to your camper today?

Today, we are enjoying it!
Pulled it from Houston to North Texas.
AND I discovered the built-in holders for the WDH bars!

Yesterday was all about tires: DH switched out rubber valve stems for metal & installed TST TPMS.

In the past two months since purchasing:
- installed screen door handle

- lots of organizers for indoor storage areas; lots of Command hooks

- added lengths of PVC pipe along sides of Murphy bed, and pool noodle at the head to block items from falling into the Murphy bed abyss

- made duvet cover for an old lightweight comforter used in tent-camping days to fit short-queen bed

- added a Tile key finder to the keyring for the trailer. And it already "found" them when they got lost

- waved magic wand over Tic-Tac containers to transform them into spice jars & labeled them

- added dimmable, rechargeable puck lights over Murphy bed

- switched out single entry step for a double (but the double has problems; etrailer sending a replacement set)

- added covers on afore-mentioned steps. Our little fur-baby is much less frightened of them now

- purchased X-Chocks. Using for the first time today. Amazed at how they reduce the bounce in the trailer!

Next on To-Do List:
- vent fan cover

- soap/shampoo dispenser in shower

- back up camera

I know these are all easy, no-account items to most of you on this thread, but everybody's gotta start somewhere!
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Oh. And I've read this entire thread about what all y'all have done to your campers!
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:18 PM   #11228
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Oh. And I've read this entire thread about what all y'all have done to your campers!
1123 pages?! I don't know whether to be impressed or... 😉
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:25 AM   #11229
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1123 pages?! I don't know whether to be impressed or...


Well, I never said I read it in one sitting!

How better for a complete RV newbie to figure out what's needed, what's possible, and how to do it?

And I admit to either skimming or "OMG-ing" or laughing thru the posts on winterizing. We live in Houston! We call winter "still summer".
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:35 AM   #11230
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Well, I never said I read it in one sitting!

How better for a complete RV newbie to figure out what's needed, what's possible, and how to do it?

And I admit to either skimming or "OMG-ing" or laughing thru the posts on winterizing. We live in Houston! We call winter "still summer".


Hey...Houston had snow on the ground a couple years ago...
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:41 AM   #11231
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General inspection and cleaning of void spaces for evidence of ants, mice, or whatever. Found and evicted one stink bug.


What no spiders?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:43 AM   #11232
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GY Endurance?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:47 AM   #11233
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Installed a screen door bar. Really makes it better when opening the screen door with our cat in the camper. We can keep control of the door when she is thinking she wants out and it's not time.



Bought two of these and gave one to a friend and put it in for him.



Another sideways picture, dangit!


I hold my IPhone sideways for most pics
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:50 AM   #11234
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Well, I never said I read it in one sitting!
True 'dat.

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How better for a complete RV newbie to figure out what's needed, what's possible, and how to do it?
Good point. We started this season as complete noobs ourselves, and these forums have been in invaluable resource.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:00 AM   #11235
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I discovered the built-in holders for the WDH bars!

Can you post a pic?

- purchased X-Chocks. Using for the first time today. Amazed at how they reduce the bounce in the trailer!

Yes they are the bomb huge difference with front to back movement. For side to side movement the step stabilizers help but the screw stabilizer mid trailer near steps on frame made the biggest difference. I use them on both sides.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-12-2017, 08:04 AM   #11236
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Well, I never said I read it in one sitting!

How better for a complete RV newbie to figure out what's needed, what's possible, and how to do it?

And I admit to either skimming or "OMG-ing" or laughing thru the posts on winterizing. We live in Houston! We call winter "still summer".


I am with ya flosmith, this newbie has done the same along with post your towing and campsite 2016 and 2017. Browse other forums. I have really found useful stuff here and from some of the comments on my posts i have provided some useful stuff
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:24 PM   #11237
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Upgraded my Thousand Trails membership to include more parks. If I don't see a post on it as I go through them, I'll post something.

But it's called Trails Collection and adds something like 200 parks for $0 or $20 per night.

Switching a reservation for Sam Francisco to the new program changed my cost from $1,000 for 14 nights to $330 for the same nights. Even paying for a $200 upgrade, I'm still a good $500 ahead.


Is that one a new feature? We use our TT Zone pass but wind up using Encore parks and paying for 10-20 NPY (Nights Per Year)
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:27 PM   #11238
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Is that one a new feature? We use our TT Zone pass but wind up using Encore parks and paying for 10-20 NPY (Nights Per Year)

Yup, more info here:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...d.php?t=141740
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:15 PM   #11239
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What no spiders?
I have no beef whatsoever with spiders.
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I have no beef whatsoever with spiders.


The only beef i have with spiders is walking through their web and it always is at face height
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