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Old 02-13-2016, 07:10 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! I have ordered a 2016 white hawk 33bhbs sight unseen from the factory. The delivery date is March 1st. This is my first TT and I have been exhaustively researching for about 3 years. My tow vehicle is a 2008 Chevrolet 2500hd with the duramax Allison combo. I have 4 kids and the wife and I have decided that this is about the only economical way that we will be able to vacation. Any tips for the newbie?

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Old 02-13-2016, 07:16 PM   #2
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...and WELCOME TO JOF!!! The members here are GREAT!!! There is a lot of GREAT information to be found here. I am sure that you will have information and pictures to share with us... so please do!!


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Old 02-13-2016, 07:32 PM   #3
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Greetings and welcome to the forum. Lots of great information to be found here. Don't be afraid to ask any question at all.

Time to build some great memories with the family.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:38 PM   #4
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Congratulations on the White Hawk 'bunk house' and welcome to the JOF.

You certainly have enough truck for the trailer, which is good to see. Since this is your first TT, you'll probably have lots of questions.... just ask away! Lots of good folks and information to be found in this forum.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:55 PM   #5
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Always have pen and paper ready to make notes, lists or questions you need to ask.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:15 PM   #6
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Thanks! We are really excited to get started, there is so much to see and do in our beautiful country!
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:40 AM   #7
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Congratulations and welcome!

We were in your shoes two tears ago, and the best advice we got was to take it slow and easy. There's no rush, and things will fall into place quickly.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:47 AM   #8
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Congratulations! Sounds like a great combo! We just bought our first TT last July. We also have 4 kids and was considering the Chevy 2500. Couldn't find any but we are very happy with our Ford Excursion now! We are just getting the ball rolling with several trips lined up for the spring.
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Congrats and welcome to the forum!

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Welcome to the forums! Congrats on the new trailer. Lots of great people here and very helpful with any questions you may have. Post up some pictures once you get it home.

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