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Old 07-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Back from first vacation with the TT

Kamloops, BC to Newport, OR 9 days, 2300 KM (1430 miles)

Stayed at Millersylvania State Park in Washington on the way down and Seaquest on the way back and spent 4 nights at South Beach SP when we were in Newport.

The TT worked great with no issues, only concern I have is I noticed the grey water tank has metal straps that I assume are supposed to be part of the mounting/securing system are not tight enough to contact the tank at all, and the bottom of the tank is not flat but sagged a bit. Anyone else had issues with this?

Pulling was easy even though I feel the Journey is a bit under-powered to be a real TV but as long as I wasn't in a hurry and stayed on roads that didn't have major hills it was do-able. The TT was solid and not noticeable until speeds reached the 110km / 70 mph zone then I found it liked to grab ruts and try to sway a bit. The TV also didn't like maintaining that speed so it all worked out!

The eBay China special LEDs I bought all functioned without any problems other than the 3M tape (which I still think is a knock-off) did not hold any of the lights once they warmed up a bit but that's fine as the covers keep them from going anywhere.

Other than it being colder than anticipated on the coast and having to use the furnace a couple nights it was an awesome trip and looking forward to our next camping weekend already!
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What?!?...no pictures?

Glad you had a good trip....that's a looooong journey for the first serious shakedown!
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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375 pictures and a bunch of video, just haven't gotten them sorted yet!
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Re: Back from first vacation with the TT

Looking forward to the pictures. The Pacific Northwest is absolutely gorgeous!
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375 pictures and a bunch of video, just haven't gotten them sorted yet!
Only 375 picures!

Sounds like a great time. We to just go back from a 19 night trip and about 3500 miles. Grand time, it just went by way to quick.

By the way the TT tires are speed rated to 65 mph, so that is another good reason to keep the speed down.

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By the way the TT tires are speed rated to 65 mph, so that is another good reason to keep the speed down.
Good to know, thanks!
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https://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=332 pics
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....I noticed the grey water tank has metal straps that I assume are supposed to be part of the mounting/securing system are not tight enough to contact the tank at all, and the bottom of the tank is not flat but sagged a bit.
I have been told (no proof), that those straps are used during production of the trailer to temporarily hold the tanks in place while the TT is being built.
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Glad to hear you had an enjoyable and safe maiden voyage.
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The tanks look solid from the top mounts so I wasn't too concerned. they aren't adjustable straps, I assumed they were meant to be like that so that makes sense....
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