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Old 08-01-2014, 06:54 AM   #21
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Ordered the 35UN Yesterday......36 feet of her......
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:31 PM   #22
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WOW OH WOW. Joe, congrats. Now the excitement builds. How far out are they? You're going to have to change your signature now. Welcome aboard.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:45 PM   #23
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I like your idea of a shakedown.....WOW. Then NC.....what a way to start.
We took another step towards "having it all".
Added a Roadmaster base plate, Ready Brute Elite Towbar & Brake Combo along with a break-away system.
Towed our '13 Wrangler Sahara to storage........probably 15 miles, 2 lane, 4 lane & interstate. Not a lot of miles but it was a positive experience. Very straight forward hookup and unhook system. Brakes did a really nice job...........no panic stops but a shut down to 0 on the 2 lane from 45 mph. Very controlled and comfortable. Keeping enough space and forecasting "what if " really pay off.
Got it going on.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #24
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Darrell - That's a good and big step. Phase 2 for us. Going the Enterprise rental car route until next Spring. Did you look at Blue Ox too? If so, any feedback on your comparison with other towing solutions? Thanks, McGarrett
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:55 AM   #25
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WOW OH WOW. Joe, congrats. Now the excitement builds. How far out are they? You're going to have to change your signature now. Welcome aboard.
Darrell
1st ones off the assembly line should be here Late Sept early Oct.
We'll see what she looks like then. Can opt out if we don't like what we see, so the waiting starts...
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:03 PM   #26
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Good for you Joe!

We keep getting nice surprises ahead of delivery. Didn't realize the shore power input is in a lockable storage compartment in the basement which will allow my surge protector to be safe. Also the waste hose stores in a separate cylindrical input and doesn't take up or dirty up a storage compartment. The coax and water inputs are also inside a compartment so all the connections are underneath the rig. Sweet!
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:15 PM   #27
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Hi McGarrett. We looked at Blue Ox. We did a lot of reading on posts on RV forums and Jeep forums to see what works for most people. The install dealer we bought from carries Roadmaster. They have a long running history and are family owned/operated. They came highly recommended and I now see why......give them 5 stars ADH, Inc, Parkville, MO. They also carry the Ready Brute tow bar and the brake system. I wanted the surge brake system. Ready Brute home is in Iola, KS....not far from here and again family owned/operated. I opted for the surge brakes so I don't have to carry a pod and make adjustments everytime I wanted to tow. KIS keep it simple. I became very comfortable with the set up and hooked and unhooked with supervision and instruction from ADH and then drove to storage and unhooked without any difficulty.
Blue Ox was recommended by the dealer I bought my Precept from, but I wanted the whole setup, put on at one location.
There is no doubt I could have saved some money if I pieced it together myself but I am not an install guy. This is the first towed I have worked with and I wanted it right. Besides, the Jeep is Mary's and she would not be happy if I messed something up on her Jeep. Happy wife, happy life.
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Joe, I'm betting you'll like what you see. You probably have a list of "must haves" etc. We did and the 31 UL really came in strong.
It'll be here in no time.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #29
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McGarrett, you are right: nice surprises. For me the sewer storage compartment is wasted. Not very deep and I would have to take my fittings off the hoses in order to store it. If they are going to make a "sewer" storage, they need to take into consideration the connections we carry...clear elbow, hello.
Next weekend, we go to a local State Park and begin really getting comfortable with Bertha.
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Thanks for the feedback on the tow bar and the storage. I'm not a mechanical guy either so I'll be looking for a complete solution too. I definitely will look at the Roadmaster next year when the time comes.

Enjoy your weekend next.

We booked an overnight near the dealer for the night of pickup to put together a full punch list before we take the Precept home and are now planning our September and October trips. McGarrett
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