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Old 06-06-2018, 03:07 PM   #1
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Brand new! 242BH

Hi guys!

We signed the paperwork on a new 242BH today.... this is our first camper! Weíve been looking off and on for a year or more.

Anyhow Iím hoping to do the pickup/checkout tomorrow or Friday.

Iím looking for some advice on what to really focus on?

Also could use some advice on extra items we might need.

Weight distribution hitch?
Water hoses etc...


Our tow vehicles are a 2013 Suburban 2500 and a 2014 Ram 2500 diesel.

Thankyou all! Weíre excited to get out with our boys in it.
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:39 PM   #2
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Hi guys!

We signed the paperwork on a new 242BH today.... this is our first camper! Weíve been looking off and on for a year or more.

Anyhow Iím hoping to do the pickup/checkout tomorrow or Friday.

Iím looking for some advice on what to really focus on?

Also could use some advice on extra items we might need.

Weight distribution hitch?
Water hoses etc...


Our tow vehicles are a 2013 Suburban 2500 and a 2014 Ram 2500 diesel.

Thankyou all! Weíre excited to get out with our boys in it.
Awesome !!!!!!

Gratz!!

If i did not have a width limitation for storage I would have gotten the 242bh also !!!

Welcome aboard!!

Please make sure your walk through is slow and check it all
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:35 PM   #3
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You might need more tow vehicle.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:05 PM   #4
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Take another set of eyes to nit pick it apart. Maybe someone that's been thru a purchase of a new unit before. Assuming this is your first new unit purchase, you will most likely be overwhelmed. Take a legal pad of paper and a pen. Write things down, like some things you may find that may need attention and/or operation of things on your walk thru.
I'd open and close every door and drawer. Turn on every faucet, hot and cold. Turn on every light. Make sure the water pump works, test the hot water heater, furnace and A/C. Check the tire pressure. The list can go on and on. Dont be afraid to ask questions and the person that does your walk thru should not be in a rush because he has another walk thru after you. He's paid by the hour.
Most importantly, do your walk thru BEFORE you even think about signing papers!! I've seen first hand and also heard from others that their dealer wanted you to sign papers first then do your walk thru. I had one dealer try that with me on a new purchase one time. I almost left and I prolly should have.
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Btw, congrats on the new traler!!!
Hope everything goes well and enjoy!!
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:59 PM   #6
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With a 2500 RAM, Iíd back out (if you can). We went with a WhiteHawk 24RKS, because I didnít want to tow more with my Tundra CrewMax. Well, wife didnít like the lack of space. Needless to say, one year later we are in a 28RL. Should have done this the first time.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:42 PM   #7
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What am I missing?

It’s a 7250lb GVWR trailer with around a 700lb younger weight.
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What am I missing?

Itís a 7250lb GVWR trailer with around a 700lb younger weight.
Youíre not missing anything, your Suburban should pull this ok, but your Ram will pull it without breaking a sweat.

I think the last comment was meaning to back out and go with a bigger trailer, but you have to choose the trailer that fits your needs right now. Yah, my current trailer was perfect when I bought it, but now after 5 years there are things I really like about it and a few that I donít like about mine, but all in, no trailer that fits your needs today will be perfect for you in 3-5 years from now, go with what you like, and upgrade in a few years if you need.
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Gotcha.


This is a compromise for us.... I wanted a pop up..... wife wanted a fifth wheel.

I hate driving the ram and sure didn’t wanna be stuck pulling a trailer with only it.
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Flyrotor made my point, sorry I wasn’t more specific. I still say, you have the truck so give yourself the room. We made the mistake, and it’s cost us. If I’ve Had to do it over again, I’d go bigger right out of the gate. The first impression is it’s great, until you get stuck inside because of weather, or having campground friends over. Go lager than you think you need, you won’t regret it. Warning...my wife was the reason ��
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What am I missing?

Itís a 7250lb GVWR trailer with around a 700lb younger weight.
I think ya' done good, Mike. With the dinette slide, you should have a lot of room!

Congrats!

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