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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camper Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2013 at 1:21pm
Gotta agree with you on that.  From experience, don't forget to chock before you do anything else.  Safe Travels.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Little Sweet Pea Pod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2013 at 11:29pm
Chock agree. Test lights & turn signals before you roll. Read the forums & have fun!
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When you tow, after you hook up always do a walk a round the entire rig before starting out. Check to see if the lights are working, turn signals etc. Jacks are all the way up, safety chains in place, (crossed over) doors secured, nothing dragging, chocks removed. Remember, you are now 20 foot longer so take corners wider, check for low branches, overheads. Adjust your mirrors properly, enjoy your trip.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kymooses Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 6:43pm
Another one I'll add, since we made this mistake last trip.....


Always make sure nothing is in the path of your slideout as your are pulling it back in.  Most all items will get crunchy if you forget!

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Check the lug nuts on your tires every trip!  + 1 on replacing the mattress. (check rv mattresses on overstock.com. We scored a 6 inch memory foam for 169.00) Congrats on your R Pod!

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Hey welcome to the group!! All good advice for you so far. Here's my nickel's worth (no longer have pennies up here), as in any new love affair, you need to get to know each other intimitly through practice. Tomcamper
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Well I had been checking tire pressure before leaving but never thought to check lug nuts so did that before my last trip!
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Originally posted by anchorout anchorout wrote:

The only problem I had when I got "Toad Along" was semi hot water on shore power.  The hot water heater was in bypass position.  All else has been rosey.


'Splain me a little more about the water heater bypass function...when would I use it/not use it?
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Search "winterizing"..
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