Originally Posted by stjohneyre
I was wondering the same thing. Our new 30dsre is enroute to our dealership and I was at campingworld looking over various products. Wonder if it would be best to custom order? BTW - Does anybody know the length of the 30dsre from rear bumper to front of coach? Ours will also have a ladder on it.
Length is something like 33 1/2 feet. We have almost the exact same set up. 2014 WH dsre, towing with a Silverado 1500 crew cab 4x4. Pulled great on the 450 mile pull home from the dealer and on our only other outing so far. You'll love it. The manual leaves a lot to the imagination. If you have questions give me a PM as we may have already figured it out. We have had ours since May 15.
Wife wants a cover but I'm not sure. Have read a lot about covers and the jury is really hung on good/bad benefits from using one. We use our TT on site at home for occasional housing when kids visit so need access to extend slides and use AC or furnace. Not sure if a cover will work for us.
A couple of Ah ha's:
1] The On/Off tstate on the little fridge outside is all the way to the back of the unit on the top right side. They cut out a small access hole in the paneling and you have to kind of crawl in the storage and reach into the opening. Not that bad once you figure it out, but had to call the manuf. as the manual refers to it being on the ceiling of the unit.
2] Sat TV hook-up is not covered in the manual. Have to remove the loop connector and take a coax from the top to the receiver and the out to tv on the receiver back to the bottom on the wall. Could be the other way but the key is removing the loop.
3] Don't trust the bubble level on the tongue jack.Mine is 1/2 bubble off.
4]WH axles seem farther to the rear than our old shorter TT. Most of the extra 5 feet seems to be forward of the axles. Result is the WH will drag to the inside on a tight turn more than I was use to. Remember to take wide turns.
5]Taller than my other TT's so if you had tight tolerances in your driveway or parking area, plan on some trimming. Also WH sits higher off the ground [3 streps] so set up on a level site or one that drops off slightly to the rear. If the site rises to the rear, you'll need an extra step of some sort on the ground.
6] Really plenty of storage but you'll need to get creative with the pantry to optimize.
7]Unless you entertain, we couldn't see the need for 2 swivel chairs. Remove one and put in storage for when the other one wears out. They aren't the greatest quality so we'll likely need to do the swap in a couple years. Looking to save weight.
8]Ceiling lite in Bedroom is a challenge for anyone under 6'. Just added a puck lite on the front of the r-side bedside table. Will get the wife into bed without having to climb on the end of the bed.
You will Love this TT. The living area is unbelievable. We still just sit there and are amazed at the space for the 2 of us and our 2 very large dogs.