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Old 03-29-2018, 10:39 AM   #1
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Hello everyone! I am very new to this long term family fun investment! I grew up camping and eventually staying in rentals. I miss the outdoors! So before my kids get too old, I want create some memories. And what better way than hooking up to my new Flagstaff and hitting the road! I hope to learn/gain as much info from this forum as I can. And I promise I won't bother with tons of questions. Heck, I've already learned several things today just by browsing. I pick up my V-Lite excited! Not only is this an investment for my kids, but for my wife and myself. It was a tough choice but I believe we found a happy medium. Once I get settled, I will try and post updates and pictures as I go along in hopes to help others. Thanks in advance for the warm welcome!!! Jason
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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to the V-Nose club! Youroo!!
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:44 AM   #3
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There's a bunch of youtube videos as well to help you out.

Safe and happy travels.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:54 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new rig!

Originally Posted by farcryfighter View Post
And I promise I won't bother with tons of questions.
No, don't promise that. We want you to bother us with tons of questions. This forum thrives on helping each other out. If you've got a question, feel free to ask away, we won't consider it a bother. If anything, we welcome questions, as they give us yet another thing to discuss, another problem to try to solve, etc..
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:58 AM   #5
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Welcome from SW Ohio ,enjoy your V-Lite TT !
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:15 AM   #6
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Congratz on the new RV and welcome aboard.

The below is a copy and paste of useful information, and I usually recommend it to those just starting out. Some of it, you may already know, or may not be applicable to your particular RV. You will be able to filter out what pertains to your situation or not. I would suggest you read the electric threads and energy management first, and then the converter thread. This will help explain your different electrical systems of your RV, and how they well as what the converter does. The very first link will explain what operates off what system.

You can just peruse at your leisure as you get to know your RV:

Basic electric:

Basic RV Electricity - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

RV Electric

Your very important converter:

RV Converters and Amp Draw - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

Installing a dedicated 30 amp RV outlet at home (Make sure you understand it's 120 volts ONLY):

How to wire a RV 30 amp outlet

12 volt DC:

12 Volt DC Circuit Breaker with Manual Reset

The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)

Suburban water heater (if applicable to your RV):

Suburban's electric switch and much more

Suburban Water Heater Video Guides

Water Heater bypass/crossover valves:

NO (OR LUKEWARM) HOT WATER -Please read first

And the newest additions to help understand what constitutes a true full cylinder in refilling vs exchanging propane cylinders... as well as how the automatic propane changeover regulator works:

Propane Cylinders (Refilling vs Exchanging)

Propane automatic changeover regulator

Inverters and residential refrigerators in RV's:

2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

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Old 03-29-2018, 11:35 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum from MN. Enjoy the camping.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:36 AM   #8
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I feel the same way! We only have a few good years left before they get summer jobs and drive!
I have young teens and this morning I was thinking, when we tour colleges we can turn it into a vacation and take the motorhome!
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:38 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forum from just east of Toronto. If you're picking up your new V-Lite tomorrow, download this PDI checklist and make sure you go over everything in the new trailer and have the big stuff fixed BEFORE you sign off and hand over your money.

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Old 03-29-2018, 12:36 PM   #10
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Welcome! Don't be afraid to ask questions. I always learn something from people asking questions even if it doesn't apply to my unit. It's learned knowledge I may be able to pass on to someone else. At my age I just need to keep my brain stimulated so ask away!
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:41 PM   #11
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Welcome! I hope you have lots of fun years in your memory-maker!
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:14 PM   #12
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Welcome to the FR Family. This a great group of folks on here.
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