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Old 01-29-2022, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone

We are from Cole Camp, Mo and we picked up our first 5th wheel today. We traded in our 2018 Heartland Mallard M28 for a 2022 Coachmen Chaparral 336TIK. We have our maiden trip planned for 9-11 Apr at Crickett Creek just south of Branson, Mo.

Looking forward to meeting others as we are out enjoying our new camper.
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Old 01-29-2022, 09:38 PM   #2
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Welcome from taxifornica. Good spot to ask questions and share your expertise.
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Old 01-29-2022, 09:51 PM   #3
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Welcome from Tennessee! Get out and enjoy.

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Nice looking rig. Welcome to the forum from Texas!
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Welcome from taxifornica. Good spot to ask questions and share your expertise.
Thanks for the welcome. Iíve been a member of other forums, especially for my vehicles, and have always enjoyed the info gained and given in them.
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Welcome to the forum from Winnipeg Manitoba

Thank you for the welcome from a northern neighbor. I was stationed at Minot, ND and made it Winnipeg a couple of times. When I drove OTR, I also made it to Toronto a few times.
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Thanks for the welcome. We are hoping to make a trip to Tn this yr. Iím originally from Covington, Va
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Nice looking rig. Welcome to the forum from Texas!
Thanks for the welcome and the comment. Would like to make it Tx but it would be the fall or early spring, the wife doesnít like hot weather. lol I used to drive OTR and I was in Tx all the time.
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Welcome from SW Florida. a month ago we got our 1st 5'er. Prior had a used Class A DP. On here you find so many do's/don'ts . Just remember 1st most common screw up a 5'er owner does. forget to put down tailgate when hooking up or unhooking .
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Old 01-30-2022, 07:24 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum from Georgia. Enjoy and Later RJD
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Welcome to the forum and from and old Army to a Air Force guy thanks for your service and Happy Camping in the coming years.
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Old 01-30-2022, 08:24 AM   #14
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Welcome from SW Florida. a month ago we got our 1st 5'er. Prior had a used Class A DP. On here you find so many do's/don'ts . Just remember 1st most common screw up a 5'er owner does. forget to put down tailgate when hooking up or unhooking .
Thanks for the welcome. Tailgate is definitely something to remember. Iíve got a 5íer tailgate, just need to paint it, but I could still see that being an issue if the unit isnít high enough. Weíre using the Anderson hitch so I think the unit will need to be a little higher for hook up but itíll still take some getting used to.
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Thanks for the welcome, Iíd like to make it down that way as well.
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I appreciate that and thank you for your service as well.
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Thanks for the welcome. I was in Jersey a few times as I was driving OTR. Thereís some beautiful country up that way. Would love to do a fall trip up the northeast sometime.
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LOL , i also had to go with the Anderson Hitch. Have a short bed Titan XD Diesel. I also from our first trip out had issue with 5'er Rock. Just got the tire chucks, and the Tire X jack, now have to pick up rear stable jacks to help with the rock. If you haven't yet take a short trip to local place an spend night or two. see then that what you need, An helps with "dam i forgot to bring this with us".
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LOL , i also had to go with the Anderson Hitch. Have a short bed Titan XD Diesel. I also from our first trip out had issue with 5'er Rock. Just got the tire chucks, and the Tire X jack, now have to pick up rear stable jacks to help with the rock. If you haven't yet take a short trip to local place an spend night or two. see then that what you need, An helps with "dam i forgot to bring this with us".
X chocks are on the list. Weíve got some stuff from our bumper pull but Iím sure thereíll be things we need/want. Weíve already started an Amazon RV list. First major purchase will be a surge protector. We have our maiden voyage scheduled for 9-11 April.

Something I did for our bumper for stabilization that was cheap to make and worked great was the 2x4 and ratchet strap idea. It wedged between the frame and ground on each side and then use the ratchet strap to join them. Eliminated the rock almost completely.
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Something I did for our bumper for stabilization that was cheap to make and worked great was the 2x4 and ratchet strap idea. It wedged between the frame and ground on each side and then use the ratchet strap to join them. Eliminated the rock almost completely.[/QUOTE]

Hey bro. is this something that is for a perm set up. trying to fig/pic it in my head to try.
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