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Old 12-27-2020, 08:24 AM   #1
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Hello all from Long Island New York. We just purchased a used 2020 wildwood x-lite 263bhxl for me and my family to start our rving adventures. We are excited to have this camper and get out there for the 2021 season. We already have 2 trips planned and we donít even have the camper in the driveway yet lol. Over the last day or two I will say reading this forum has made me a little nervous with all the extra work that I didnít think would need to be done in the first 90 days of owning the camper. I was expecting it to be a few yrs down the road. Iím excited and nervous about this experience since Iíll be the sole person maintaining the camper and my wife will be stocking it for the trips lol
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Old 12-27-2020, 08:30 AM   #2
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Welcome.

Don’t worry — it will all come to you.

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Old 12-27-2020, 09:38 AM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your 2020 Wildwood x-lite 263bhxl. Lots of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful people here to assist you getting through it all.
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:10 AM   #4
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It doesn't approach "life style" work but maintenance is involved. Considerations often overlooked or incorrectly minimized are (1) tow vehicle, (2) parking when not camping. A ruthless inspection/sealing of the roof and body seams is necessary including around the clearance lights and other openings. An afternoon's work at worst.

I'm assuming you have a proper truck to tow this otherwise the Weight Police will pounce. Parking when not being used often runs afoul of zoning and HOA restrictions and even when allowed will use up your drive or lot. I occasionally put our pop-up in the back yard and slept outdoors many summer nights. The Roo only stays in the driveway a few days a year and has to be stored off $ite. The campers and boats spend the winter indoors at the county fairgrounds or other place.

Wheels and tires are paramount. I check the lug nuts before every trip with a torque wrench and the tire pressure every morning the trailer moves. I'm betting a large percentage of the lug nuts on your new trailer are loose, mine were straight from the factory, An over-age tire blew on the Ohio Turnpike and it took me about 2 hours to change mainly due to a jack that wouldn't go high enough to get the spare on. Trailer tires last no longer than 6 years and I'm gonna change this set before then dispute low mileage as they age out.

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Old 12-27-2020, 10:25 AM   #5
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Thank you I hope so lol
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:28 AM   #6
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It doesn't approach "life style" work but maintenance is involved. Considerations often overlooked or incorrectly minimized are (1) tow vehicle, (2) parking when not camping. A ruthless inspection/sealing of the roof and body seams is necessary including around the clearance lights and other openings. An afternoon's work at worst.

I'm assuming you have a proper truck to tow this otherwise the Weight Police will pounce. Parking when not being used often runs afoul of zoning and HOA restrictions and even when allowed will use up your drive or lot. I occasionally put our pop-up in the back yard and slept outdoors many summer nights. The Roo only stays in the driveway a few days a year and has to be stored off $ite. The campers and boats spend the winter indoors at the county fairgrounds or other place.

Wheels and tires are paramount. I check the lug nuts before every trip with a torque wrench and the tire pressure every morning the trailer moves. I'm betting a large percentage of the lug nuts on your new trailer are loose, mine were straight from the factory, An over-age tire blew on the Ohio Turnpike and it took me about 2 hours to change mainly due to a jack that wouldn't go high enough to get the spare on. Trailer tires last no longer than 6 years and I'm gonna change this set before then dispute low mileage as they age out.

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Thank you Chuck thatís a lot of good info to know and look over when I get it and keep the maintenance on it. I have a 2017 Silverado 1500 custom band have been going over the weights to make sure my truck can carry it
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase of a 2020 wildwood x-lite 263bhxl. Enjoy and . There are a lot of knowledgeable folks here to help with your questions. Later RJD
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