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Old 09-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #11
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OK I confess - pulled out of dealer with new TT, took a right hand turn at the first light....yep, up and over the curb. But to my credit, that's the only time (knock on wood). You really gotta think about your turns and be sure that the intersection and opposing traffic can allow for a wider turn but I used to drive a Kenworth with tandem trailer so I've some experience.

We have 2 sway control bars on it. It bellows at every turn but I'm ok with it. That may change over time and I'll have to look at my other options. Had to keep things within budget for now but keep things safe as well.

Right now my power cord is only coming out about 10 feet and is snagged inside the enclosed compartment. I had an EMS surge protector installed and that may have cramped up things in the compartment. I cannot get access to is while the slide is in and cannot open the slide until our shakedown trip next week. In the mean time, I have a 25' extension cord in use while plugged in at home.

Regarding the lack of lights in the bedroom, we typically use our cell phones as night lights. I really liked the Outbacks that have courtesy floor lights in their TT's. Here is something I'm thinking of eventually adding to each side of the bed. What do you think? Wiring should be easy as there is already a light directly above the bed but a bit out of reach of you are laying down so we would just put light switches on each side of the bed for each light.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #12
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:26 AM   #13
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Guess how I figured out the wide turn thing? Stopped at a State Park CG for an overnite on my way home from the pickup. Only 50 miles from home, but wanted to spend a night out so I could check out the inside. Ok up to that point, but the next am as I left the CG I stopped a couple miles down the road at a gas station. No one there, wide open lot, easy pull thru. Turned R off the road onto a 40 foot wide entry thinking I had plenty of room and booom! Drug the TT wheels over a 2' deep culvert [No **** idea why it was there] and the only thing that saved me was the wide stance of the axles. The first wheel dropped but the rear wheel was still up allowing the front to pop back up before it fell into the gap. Sides were dirt so no damage to the tires, wheels and everything was good to go but it was my wake up call. Will always remember that incident. Sometimes you luck out.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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I pulled my 40 foot trailer for the first time this summer, and I was pleasantly surprised a few times. People saw me coming and made room for me, at intersections, etc. I missed one turn, and this woman and her daughter were waving at me frantically, through their sun roof. They stopped the traffic behind them to let me in.

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