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Old 11-08-2018, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

My name is Rich and after a decade thinking about getting a travel trailer, I finally pulled the trigger last weekend by purchasing a Hummingbird 17RB. I am towing with a 2004 Toyota 4Runner V8 with 195,000 miles. A little unsettling, I admit, but in the short drive home from the dealer, the 4runner handled everything well. I did get a Fastway E2 Trunnion weight distributing hitch. Before that, the 4runner looked pretty unstable. Afterwards, nice and even. (The picture is from before the hitch was installed.)

We spent a night at the dealer's campsite getting settled in but were way too exhausted to really appreciate it. Headed out on our first trip next week!

I am very excited to have found this website. I am sure I will have many questions.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:25 AM   #2
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Welcome, We have a 17RK and have put quite a few miles on it. We have done one snowbird and a Nova Scotia trip. A very good little unit.


There is also a Hummingbird Facebook page that you might find helpful.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HummingbirdOwners/
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:22 PM   #6
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your Hummingbird 17RB.
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CONGRATULATIONS on the JAYCO!!!

...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 11-08-2018, 08:45 PM   #9
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Welcome from Oregon. Have fun with your new purchase. My suggestion is to camp in your drive way for a night and make a list of what you go to the house to get so you can take it with you when you go out in the woods. After three camp trailers we have lots of the same stuff in the trailer as we have in the house so we have less to load that way. We are now working on clothes to keep in the trailer all the time.
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