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Old 06-12-2014, 07:02 AM   #1
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351 RLTS Shake Down Trip Complete

Just got back home yesterday from our 1st trip.We camped close to home 120 miles at Fort Fisher near Wilmington.We used or tested every system on our new rig, and I am happy to say it went great.All we found was a burned out light bulb.
We did get an unexpected test of the emergency break away brakes.Leaving our site it was a very sharp turn and the lanyard got caught on a bolt on the hitch.When I straightened out I said it felt like a brake locked up when I did a walk around I notice the lanyard had pulled.I plugged it back in and off we went.
We couldnít be happier the trip went smooth, and we love our new 5th wheel.Our next trip is in July and we are already counting down the days.

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Old 06-12-2014, 07:17 AM   #2
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Had similar experience when our Eagle was new with the breakaway cable. This fixed it.



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Old 06-13-2014, 05:41 AM   #3
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Same thing happened to us. The fast way breakaway cable fixed it and has never happened again. They also make a six foot version if you need additional length to hook up to
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:09 AM   #4
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Good for you for being aware of your surroundings and realizing a problem.

Helped a guy who was buried in some soft turf last week. He was in the process of unloading everything from his trailer to lighten the load. (roaming pipeline welder with lots of very heavy tools) He was pretty surprised when I popped the pin into the switch and heard the brakes release.
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