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Old 08-18-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Back from Our Maiden Voyage!

We're back from our maiden voyage - and going to take the trailer down to the dealer this morning, for some repairs we knew we needed before we left. (There's a "dead short" in the electricals; but we weren't plugging in this time, so it didn't matter.) Other than it taking us till the morning we left camp to figure out how to adjust the awning angle, it was great!

We have a fairly short punch list for the dealer (other than the electrical work), and a fairly long list of stuff we want to get/do, including a stick-on hook to hold a recycle bag on the cupboard door in front of the garbage can.

Before we left, we installed (with Velcro, 'cause we weren't sure about the length of screws we could use), and it stayed in place and worked very well. We're still trying to figure out a better way to store glassware than wrapping each piece individually, but we'll get there.

The other thing we've done is fit a piece of poster-frame plexiglass over the bottom part of the screen door, to protect it from the dog, who gets enthusiastic about what he sees out the door. It slips into some slots at the side, and we secured it at the bottom; wind can still bow it out at the top, but it doesn't come out of the slot, and that just adds to circulation.

We had rain, big rain (.77" in a couple of hours), and stayed warm and dry.

We're still learning how tight to make the sway bar, but we've got the weight distribution hitch routine down, and although the wind on the way home did buffet us a bit, we never left our lane and had no serious problems towing. It was great to be able to go into the trailer at rest stops and get an extra soda, too. We did find that unless we tighten the windows harder than we thought we should, they vibrate open, but there was no damage, and now we know.

The Murphy bed was easy, the couch shows no signs of being bothered by puppy claws, the cupboards stayed closed during travel, and with the cutting board over the sink, there's plenty of counter space. We've even figured out how to raise and lower the dinette table, which is different from any that we've had before. The slide even goes over the carpet we got, so we don't have to roll it up after all!

We know the dealer will have all the little bothers taken care of in time for our next trip, and we're really happy with the TT so far. (We have not downloaded our pix from this trip yet, but will post them in an album later.)

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Oh, and I should mention that the shower is fabulous. It's roomy, light, and with the Oxygenics shower head (something else we installed before we took our first trip), even though you turn the water off and on and off, it feels like a real shower. Didn't use up our 5 gallons of hot water, either. The bathroom is big enough to move around in, and there's a closet - absolute luxury! (This is a 2016 White Hawk 23MRB.)
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:14 PM   #2
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We have the 23MRB as well and absolutely love it. Only complaint is that there isn't enough room for a larger TV.

Which Oxygenics shower head did you get?
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:09 PM   #3
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Um, we're not sure which one it is. The one they had at RV City, where we bought our TT and where we got the shower head, too. The TT is in the shop right now, so we can't go look at the number. Sorry.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:18 AM   #4
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Is this the Oxygenics you have?

http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00F5MUB6...IHI8HUOH&psc=1
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Looks like, but ours is chrome.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:32 PM   #6
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Sounds like ya had a great trip. Rain in AZ? Could ya send some my way?
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Looks like, but ours is chrome.
I want to get the same one.
I've heard the chrome Oxginetics shower head uses better (maybe stainless) parts than the white plastic one.

I've heard booth are good though.
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Edd505, yeah, we get rain here, especially during the summer. We call those rains "monsoons," and they've been quirky over the last few years. There've been plenty of times our yard here in Tucson has been pretty much flooded.
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Jhowemca, you're probably right about the chrome, but truth to tell, we got it because it was the one our dealer had in stock!
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