We went on our maiden trip last weekend in a brand spanking new 184BH. The location was the Chickasaw Recreation Area which is just south of Sulphur, OK. Being my first time towing except for moving 2 miles from the dealer to the storage lot, I was as scared as could be to the point my wife kept asking me "are you ok?" while we were driving out of Oklahoma City.
Got the feel for the trailer and by the time we hit the campsite I was much more comfortable with the tow. Backing was actually pretty good considering I'd had a friend with a CDL coach me for a couple of hours prior to the trip. Setup went fine but I had to back up twice setting the awning as I'd forgotten to extend the arms once the awning was unrolled.
All of the trailer's equipment worked flawlessley and I got a good laugh when my wife began heating a pot of water for washing dishes. I reminded her we now have a hot water heater and got chased out of the trailer with a dishtowel. :lightning:
Chickasaw has no full hookups so I was a bit nervous using the tote for the first time. We did not get a Robin Williams moment but I did figure out real quick that a hose with two bayonet fittings is a must when dumping to the tote. We added a lightweight ball hitch to the "must have" list since the WDH is dang heavy to be installing and removing when pulling the tote to the dump site. :drooling:
The rest of the trip went great with no problems with the trailer at all. The only issue was backing into our spot in the storage lot and I am going to get some traffic cones since getting the trailer straight with no reference points is a real trick. We are very happy with this trailer and had several people ask if they could "take a peek" at it while we were out. Since this model is pretty new, many have not seen them yet.
Trip two is this weekend to a local site and we are looking forward to several more before weather forces us back into the house.