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Old 04-09-2014, 07:47 AM   #1041
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Took the Eagle out for a "test tow" yesterday - Grand Rapids to Novi (Michigan) to show her off to my sister & mom, and to celebrate my mother's 88th b'day. I have to admit, I was a little bit anxious about the first high-speed freeway tow, but I needn't have been. The F-150 Eco-boost towed it with ease. MPG was nothing to brag about @ 8.4, but the little 6'er was pulling over 7000 lbs. at around 68 mph. Engine was turning 1800 RPM on flat land, and 2300 up & down the small hills on I-96. Those of you familiar with that stretch know there are a few sections of "stimulus" pavement that are quite the washboard. Going down, I experienced a lot of jolting from it. So while at my sister's house, I backed off one link on the WDH chains, and it made a world of difference on the way back.

All in all, it was a rather enjoyable tow. Can't wait to take it up to Cadillac in a couple of weeks for it's first actual camping trip!
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:56 AM   #1042
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Brought in the dishes and pots and pans, tightened the lug nuts, tightened the WDH brackets (since the dealer didn't do on installation), added a wheel lock to the spare tire and put the spare tire cover on. It is getting closer to her maiden voyage. Only 2 more sleeps!
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:37 AM   #1043
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Did the same to mine yesterday. Will treat the roof and seals and tires to 303 today.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:48 AM   #1044
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Did a drive-by check-up in the storage lot.

I'll go and get it Sunday to begin chipping away at my 30 item to-do list before our season opener to the beach!!
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:51 AM   #1045
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We will be moving from Phoenix to Flagstaff next week for a few days then on to Yellowstone before the next work assignment. Checking tire pressures cleaning up etc. 13 weeks in Phoenix has been nice but it's supposed to be 98* today haha. Tin foiled the windows to help the ac keep up.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:50 PM   #1046
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It's washed, water tank filled and ready to camp in this upcoming weekend!
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:05 PM   #1047
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Dewinterized the trailer
Applied rubber conditioner to the slide gaskets
Applied slide lubricant
Measured out the bunk mattresses so I can order some foam toppers
Took the propane tanks down to the station to get refilled

Breathed in deep the still new trailer smell ie offgassing chemicals
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Unlocked the door and had a cup of coffee in it
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Treated the roof, seals, tires. Cleaned and packed up, heading back to Canada tomorrow.
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Brought her home today....did all this (below) and more......
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