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Old 08-03-2016, 04:26 PM   #81
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I am looking to buy the 2017 Octane 273. I have a Chevy Silverado 4x4 1500 with a Vortec 5.3L v8. Gear ratio is 3.42.

I was just wondering how things were working out for you. Any issues pulling your trailer? Does it seem to handle well?
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:53 AM   #82
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Black tank stuck on 2/3. Do the "ice cube" trick? What is that?
Put a little water and about 25 pounds of ice in black tank ,,, go drive around for a while and the cubes of ice sloshing around help in knocking stuff loose to where it will all drain easier .
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:52 PM   #83
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Where did you get the swivel chairs?
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:11 PM   #84
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After only one use, I had to get some warrantee work done. Seems the floor could be a little more durable. Anyone experience this before. I have a 2013 Victory Vision and a 2009 Yamaha FZ1. Also lost the latch mechanism on my sewage hose storage door while riding down the highway. Only other issue is with the electric heating ability of my hot water heater. It would not get hot at all. Grey and Black water storage tank level indicators on the blink also. Even after a good flush of the tank.

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We had a few issues with our new T31B. When we would use the shower water would leak out the bottom of the camper. I was able to figure out how to get my arm under the shower and they never hooked up the drain so the water was just running out on the floor. It was hard to get my hand back up under there but I got the drain put back together. The fresh water level sensor doesn't work. When it is completely full it reads full but as soon as you use a few gallons it shows empty. The fuel gauge doesn't work for the generator or the fuel station. The first time I used the deal to flush the black water tank water was spraying everywhere under the sink. Had to tighten up some connections.

So we've had a few issues but overall it's a nice camper. I need to get it in to the dealership to get the gauges fixed but the dealership is 100 miles away and I just haven't had time to screw with it.
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Congratulations! I have one as well. So what truck do you pull it with? I have one too. I have had it out twice and my 2015 Silverado 1500, with 6.2l, 8 spd tranny and max trailer package has no problem getting her down the road and up the hill.
I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 6.7 cummins and 6 speed manual transmission. I do a lot of mountain driving. I love the exhaust brake on the Dodge 6.7 Cummins. I have a Tekonsha brake controller but it you downshift and use the exhaust brake you don't hardly have to touch the brakes.
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Here's my Mule loaded up and ready to go.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:11 PM   #87
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I have a 2016 seismic 4212 and a 2016 dodge 3500 drw combined vehicle weight 28000. I love the trailer and the truck even at those weights on a 9% grade out in Utah last summer didn't have any issues using the exhaust brake just kept the speed slow and it didn't push the truck.
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