Long winded post here. Just finished our first trip out in the new TT at Inks Lake in Central TX. It went very well, with a few expected and unexpected hiccups. Pics posted below, and few things I learned:
1. Always inspect not just the pad, but also the area around the pad. We had to move after the first night due to the amount of stickers and burrs right off the pad. There was also that tree next to the entrance that dropped plum-like large berries that were unavoidable, and they got stuck in our shoes and all over the floor of the TT. Our second site was outstanding, well shaded and near the water.
2. Nothing like adding a 29' trailer to your truck to force you to relax, and take things slow
3. The 13,500 AC works as advertised, but as mentioned in other posts, if it has to catch up during the day, it will be after midnight before it finally cycles off. We even had to get up at 3am on Sunday to turn it down, as everyone was getting frozen. Next on list is a better thermostat, it took the DW one weekend to realize how that was needed.
4. The gray water tank can fill up quickly. Thankfully, I picked up a 32 gallon tote, and avoided having to move the trailer. I am having trouble convincing the DW that when showering she can turn off the shower head to prevent me having to drain the tank each day. She must like to give me the extra work.
5. I bought 3 plastic tubs with locking lids from Walmart (i Think 36"x24"x8") to store items. One for the Fresh Water connections and filter, the other for all the electrical items (ie TRC surge suppressor, dog-bones, coax cable, etc) and the third to hold all the dirty items (Grease, towels and the sewer connectors that do not fit in the bumper). This made life simple when looking for specific items, and they store perfectly in the FW or rear storage compartments, and allowed me to balance the load better.
5. When leaving the campsite, organize everything in prep for unloading when arriving at home, while you still have shore power and the AC works. Made unloading the TT at home so much quicker once we got home at 3pm.
6. And most importantly, I have been home less than 24 hrs, and already looking for the next available weekend and location to go out and do this again. I can't believe we waited this long to finally purchase a TT.