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Old 09-14-2021, 06:33 PM   #1
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Hi from Louisville KY! We are total newbies looking forward to this next chapter in our life. We are working on our retirement plan. Bought a 2022 Della Terra 230RB a few days ago and then we needed sonething to pull it so yesterday we purchased a 2018 Ram 2500. Next week we go through our walk through and pick it up. We are so excited! So many questions and don't know what to ask lol!
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:56 PM   #2
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Congrats on new toy and welcome to the site!

Please coordinate with your dealer to install and setup a weight distribution hitch with anti-sway before you pull off the lot. You absolutely don’t want to be “those” people with your headlights pointed to the sky and swaying wildly while passing or getting passed by a semi.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:00 PM   #3
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Congrats on new toy and welcome to the site!

Please coordinate with your dealer to install and setup a weight distribution hitch with anti-sway before you pull off the lot. You absolutely don’t want to be “those” people with your headlights pointed to the sky and swaying wildly while passing or getting passed by a semi.

Thanks! Yes, they will be taking care of all that. That was included in our negotiation.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:08 PM   #4
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Outstanding!

If your dealer doesn’t mind you may want to video record your walk through. If you are, as you say, “total newbies” you’ll want to have a reference for later. Make sure they cover winterization, what every switch does, how to operate everything, how to change a tire (correct jacking points), etc. It may seem overwhelming at first but you’ll soon become pros. Lots of help available on the site.
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Welcome to the forum and the world of RVing. congrats on your purchase of a 2022 Della Terra 230RB. Enjoy and Later RJD
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:29 AM   #8
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Keep in mind that any WDH setup performed by your dealer is with an empty trailer which can easily weigh a ton more after you get home and load your "stuff."

Personally think videoing the inspection is a bad idea as, for me at least, it's difficult to concentrate on the inspection and videoing at the same time.

There are hundreds of on-line videos on simple taska like "winterization" which should not be of immediate concern in Kentucky -- unlike Alberta.

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Welcome from Watervliet NY. Congrats and good luck with your new purchases.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:41 AM   #10
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your 2022 Della Terra 230RB and 2018 Ram 2500.
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If your dealer doesn’t mind you may want to video record your walk through. If you are, as you say, “total newbies” you’ll want to have a reference for later. Make sure they cover winterization, what every switch does, how to operate everything, how to change a tire (correct jacking points), etc. It may seem overwhelming at first but you’ll soon become pros. Lots of help available on the site.
Yes, we are “total newbies”, lol, and I was planning to video it. Told my husband that I need to make sure my phone is fully charged as well as our portable charger as they said it will take 4 hours to complete. I’ve been researching about everything we need to ask and do. I’ve been looking for a checklist to use.
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Congratulations and best wishes for many new travel opportunities. We are not NEWBIES to camping or to having campers but we just became new Class A owners and there is a lot to learn about that. We have found the the people on this forum have been so willing to share their knowledge and expertise with us. It has been invaluable. We are a friendly group so pull up a chair and join in.
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This is exactly what we did, and it was so helpful! They give you so much info while showing everything that it is probably impossible to remember it all! I'm so thankful I made a video on my phone to refer back to.
Thanks! I think while my husband is listening and asking questions I thought I would video it and chime in when I can.
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Congratulations and best wishes for many new travel opportunities. We are not NEWBIES to camping or to having campers but we just became new Class A owners and there is a lot to learn about that. We have found the the people on this forum have been so willing to share their knowledge and expertise with us. It has been invaluable. We are a friendly group so pull up a chair and join in.
How exciting for you! So happy to be part of a friendly group!
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