Originally Posted by bigbird
Haven't posted for while but since we brought her home i thought i'd share our first day with you. The inspection and walk through went fine. It tows well but I was a little green on backing into our driveway when realized I would have to use my mirrors only. Since I towed a boat most of my life i thought it would be second nature but that was because I could see how my trailer was turning while looking out my back window. Today I put in a max air vent so we don't have to worry about rain when the fan cover is open. Its all knew to us and I'm certainly glad we have these forums to search. Has anyone purchased a bbq that works off the quick disconnect and are you happy with it.
Hey bigbird, we are still waiting to take delivery of our 228. Hopefully in another two weeks the custom window for the bottom bunk will be in and installed. Up here in northern Alberta we are just getting out of the snow. Hopefully we will be ready to go out in early May. As for a BBQ, I found the camp chef expedition 90 on sale at Costco. To describe it in one word - AWSOME! I have used it twice at the house to test it out and it works just like a regular BBQ. we bought the grill box as well and I just ordered the 8' hose from a camping supply store in Louisiana (only ones I could find who had it in stock) that will plug into the quick connector gas fitting at the back of the TT. Only down side is that it works so well you need to be mindful of the amount of propane it can use. 90,000 BTU's can use up a 30 lbs tank pretty quick when you use the stove to cook breakfast lunch and supper. I may look at converting to TT to a two tank setup to ensure we have enough gas.
As for backing up, one thing I found useful a long time ago when learning was to find an empty parking lot (we had a local grocery store that was closed o. Sunday's) setup a couple of pylons and practice practice practice. After two or three hours of trying out straight backups, and 90 degree backup turns I felt pretty comfortable backing into the tight areas.