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Old 03-28-2016, 02:27 PM   #11
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:51 PM   #16
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Make sure you check your trailer's lug nuts often as well. They tend to loosen up as you roll down the highway. Check them often between the first 150 to 500 miles.

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Have been viewing the forum for a month, but just registered today. I appreciate all the insight.
We are first time trailer owners. Picked up our new Jay Flight SLX 264BHW a few weeks ago. Had the dealer hook it up, and we drove to the camp site from there. Went to another spot this past weekend. So, we are learning as we go.
Some early lessons learned: (1) Make certain that the dump hose is on correctly before using it (luckily it was grey water), (2) the sway bar pins must face in (luckily it was a shorter trip on smooth roads, because there was effectively no sway bar when they popped off), (3) when at a rest stop for lunch on a windy day, just eat in the camper rather than holding two dogs, paper plates, and all food items from being blown away at a cement picnic table, (4) finding RV friendly gas stations is as important as finding the camping spot, (5) mistakenly buying hickory wood designed for smoking meat as campfire wood can be expensive but rewarding, (6) bacon burns very quickly over a fire, (7) don't miss a chance to ask an elder camper for advice (but prepare a code word for your spouse to excuse you from the conversation after your listening ability has been exhausted), (8) don't try to rearrange my wife's cabinet organization, (9) be patient about everything and check everything at least twice, (11) the heater is not broken - the on lever is just tight, and (11) whether you choose to camp facing the woods or facing the lake, you have made the right choice.
Still working on: (1) Reducing sway, especially when semis pass or the wind is heavy, (2) Storing fishing poles (there must be an easier way than the tangled mess that I create), and (3) placing the dog crate and kids' shoes in places within the camper that do not create a physical and certain hazards when walking through the trailer.

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