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Old 01-09-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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Picking it up and then parking it.

It's winter so I don't think we will be heading out anytime in the next few months with the new TT. We are picking it up this Saturday the 11th. I will have a few months to "gear up" as they say before our first trip and I really do think I have a decent idea of what I need. (Moving up from a popup)

I have already done the following.

Tow vehicle - Installed tow mirrors and brake controller.
TT - Have purchased WDH and Sway control hitch. Wheel chocks. It will come with water pressure regulator and 30a to household 20 converter plug.

Is there anything else that you can think of that I will need before it gets parked in the driveway? Not for camping but for just bringing home and parking...

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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Have you checked your brake controller on another trailer? If I remember correctly, I had to buy two fuses to get my P3 to work; one to supply power to the controller and another to feed the 12V charge to the TT battery (not needed for a short tow home). Read up on your controller's set up...mine wasn't set up when we left the dealer and I drove around for 10 minutes trying to get it dialed in.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:22 AM   #3
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Might want to consider something for taking the moisture out of the air. Long storage periods (at least here in Northern California) can allow for moisture in the air that can cause other problems like mold, mildew, damage to veneer wood surfaces. There are a number of ways that you can dehydrate the interior of a stored unit. I have used DryZair for a few years and it pulls a lot of moisture out of the air. You may have to empty the collection container a couple of times but not a big deal. I have a 34' fifth wheel and i use 2 of them, 1 in the upper area (bath and bedroom) and the other in the main living and kitchen area. You will also likely have to refill the drizair granules once or twice during the storage period depending on how much moisture is in the air.

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:33 AM   #4
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Iraq - No unfortunatly I just had the controller installed yesterday and since I am not picking up the TT until Saturday I won't get a chance to dial it in like you said. Guess I will have to drive around the dealers lot for a few min. They said that they would help out with getting all of that set up for me...

Pan - Great idea.. Dallas is usually dry, but we can get pretty humid at times.. I have a portable de-humidifer that I can plug in and use...

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Might want to check out the length of the power cord to make sure it's long enough to reach your outlet.
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WHAT??? I can't use a 100' extension cord?? Just kidding of course... I am pretty sure there is an outdoor plug right behind it...
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I don't really have much to add about storing the trailer. I'm just wondering why you're waiting for our Texas winter to ebb before you head out? This is a great time to be camping in South and Central Texas! Look at this weekend for example, it's going to be sunny and in the 70's this weekend, and there are some fine places to camp if you head a little South! Not to mention not having to fight the huge crowd you'll have to deal with starting in May...

One thing to consider is a float charger for the battery? If the charger in your trailer is not multi-stage, you should consider dismounting it and putting it on a float charger in the garage to keep it out of the elements and charged up. I do this every time I store mine, but then there's no power where mine is stored.
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WHAT??? I can't use a 100' extension cord?? Just kidding of course... I am pretty sure there is an outdoor plug right behind it...
All of my "handy" outdoor plugs are 15A, the closest 20A is in the kitchen - I run a line thru the window to reach it but only need it when I need to run the A/C (you know, Mar-Dec)
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Thanks again guys...

We already have a trip planed the second week of March. (Kids spring break week). Also do plan on taking the battery out and keeping it charged up. Now all I have to do is go to the Walmart parking lot and practice backing up...:fingerscross:

I never knew I would get so excited about buying wheel chocks and sewer dump hoses....
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"I never knew I would get so excited about buying wheel chocks and sewer dump hoses...."

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