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Old 04-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Smile First night camping in our 32TSBH...

Tonight is our first night camping in our new 32TSBH. As I lay here on a comfy J-Cube and look out the window at the stars from the mobile family room/monster bunkhouse I realize how blessed I am to have such an awesome camper that is perfect for our family. I also realize that on our first outing of our second season how much better we are at this and these forums have been a huge part of that! Thank you! Now time to give a little back. I came up with an awesome mod for the Atwood electric jack, believe it or not, and I can't wait to post it here! Need to get the pics together soon...
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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Have a great time, John. How well does that Platinum pull for ya?
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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Yes, us campers are lucky! With that "monster bunkhouse," you can put in a trampoline for the kiddos!
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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We have a deposit on one and will close as soon as we finish the insurance payoff on our stolen 32BHDS. we are really looking forward to the new TT. I will really miss the BHDS, but the bigger bunkhouse will be great.

The length and dimensions seem very close, and the TSBH actually has a little less tounge weight.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #5
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I love the TSBH layout. I am still torn B/T the 32BHDS and 32TSBH. Please share all your experiances with the new unit to help me make my decission for next year.

@Ranger431...it still makes me angry for you that your TT was stolen but I am really looking forward to your feedback on your likes and dislikes b/t the two units.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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1x on what Quahog asks, how's the 150 pull? Where are you camped?
Waiting with expectation to see what you did to the jack.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:22 AM   #7
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Okay, so I'm getting married tomorrow in a really nice lodge nearby with a fantastic view of the lake. We're camping with friends and family this weekend here as well to add to the fun! I'm at Hickory Hills Park near Dysart, Iowa. This place is easily one of the best in Northeast Iowa if not the best.

So how'd the F-150 do? Well, not bad really, but I would not want to tow much more weight. We're just 20 miles from home so we utilize a support vehicle, our Edge to haul other people and some supplies. Just me (and sometimes the dogs) in the truck to keep the payload minimized. Sherline showed 1025lbs. on the tongue when we were ready to hitch. The hitch is rated for 1150 so that's pretty close. The payload is rated for 913 so I'm exceeding it, but not by a huge amount and for a relatively small distance at 55mph on a fairly straight highway with smaller hills. As far as handling goes, it handles pretty good but you know it's back there. The engine does fine and in Tow/Haul mode and doesn't downshift much. The larger wheelbase with the 6.5' bed definitely helps keep the camper in line. Given how much heavier this camper is than my last, a 28BHS, I expected it to huff and puff a whole lot more, but it doesn't. The late model F-150s are brutes! I'm glad Ford bumped the payload cap up substantially in the '11 and '12s. That was the biggest weakness to a 11,100lbs towing capacity. I'm getting around 9mpg on slower 55mph roads and 7-8mpg at 65mph. The truck definitely doesn't struggle, but it does get a workout.

I took pictures of my Atwood mod today and will get them up in the next day or two. Already had a few compliments!
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Thanks, you answered just what I was wondering about. Congratulations on the wedding!
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Thanks, glad I could help! I posted the Atwood Jack mod over in Jayco Mods. So far, so good, the camper is working great! There is only one thing I will offer the 32BHDS vs 32TSBH deciding crowd. The bathroom in the 32TSBH is smaller and not a whole lot bigger than the 28BHS. If bathroom size is an important factor, the 32BHDS wins hands down. Otherwise, for us the outdoor kitchen was not a factor for us.
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I noticed the bathrroom is smaller too. I didn't have the outdoor kitchen, but I LOVED the big storage area back there, I know I will miss that, and have already started thinking about what a pain it will be to put all of that stuff in the front, under the beds, etc - but the extra space in the back will be nice, especially with 6 kids that are getting older...
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