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Old 04-14-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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Hello, I am preparing to use my TT for the first time since I bought it. I am scared to death I will mess something up. It has set through the winter and now I need to get it ready for a vacation. It sits now just as it did at the dealership. What do I need to do to get everything up and running. Please help lol!
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:00 AM   #2
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First - "Welcome to the Forum"!!!

Second - You say winter, does that mean cold freezing winter? If so, you will need to de-winterize the unit if it has pink RV antifreeze in the water lines. This is very easy to do. Turn on the faucets and let all the pink antifreeze out. A good suggestion is to run water through the system for a good length of time and even add a little bleach in the fresh water tank to clean out the lines.

Third - Do you have all essentials placed in the trailer? This would inlcude glasses, plates, pots, pans, silverware and other items needed for cooking? Do you have a sewer hose(s), water hose(s), full LP tanks, charged battery, personal items for bath/shower?

Fourth - Have you towed trailer before? If not, practice backing the trailer in a large open lot either by yourself or with your companion.

Fifth -Take your time, relax and enjoy your time camping or on vacation!!!
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:15 AM   #3
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Thank you

First, Thank You

Yes I mean freezing temps here in Kansas. I will do what you suggest concerning the water tank and lines. My wife has ensured we have all the "essentials" and I do have all the other items you mentioned except a charged battery. I will fix that in a couple days. I have a little experience towing and am confident I can handle the TT.
Besides the water tank and lines is there anything else I need to do before heading out on the road. I am really a rookie here but can't wait to get started.

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Old 04-14-2014, 11:33 AM   #4
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There should be no antifreeze in the hot water tank because 2 valves were closed when they winterized it so now you have to open those valves in order to fill your water tank and circulate the hot water. There should be a panel inside the trailer at the back side of the water heater and they need to be open for the water to fill the tank. It would help us a lot if you told us what TT you have.
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Sorry, thought my public info would show up as I listed it. I have a 2013 Eagle 328RLTS. An absolutely beautiful TT.
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I would also take a pad of paper and pen with you and make notes of things that you may have forgot, would like to have or things that you would do differently on the next trip.

We found that having a 30amp to 15amp adapter is handy, but not used often.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/30-amp-to-15-amp-adapter

If you do not have one, get a water pressure regulator. This is attached to the water faucet and your hose connects to that on one end and the other end goes on your trailer water inlet. They cost about $15.00 depending on where you buy them.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/14504323?w...679950&veh=sem

Local RV store or WalMart will have them. This is to keep the water pressure from the campsite to your trailer at a level that the lines in your trailer needs.


Leveling blocks or wood should be used to level your trailer from side-to-side. I, and many others, use what we call "Lego Leveling Blocks". Again RV Store or WalMart will have these for about $30.00.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/32983977?w...764581&veh=sem

Good Luck and have fun!!!!
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:58 AM   #7
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Add Propane to the list. Are the tanks full? Being as it's been resting a while, remember the furnace, hot water heater and fridge will take a few cycles before the lines purge and propane is at the burner tip. Light the stove first to get most of the air out of the lines.
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Holy Moly there is a lot to do lol. I guess I better get started and I want to thank you all for the great advise so far. I will be sure to update you and post pics of my first outing. Should be interesting to say the least :P
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In addition to this forum, You Tube is an outstanding resource. Simply log onto You Tube.com and type in the subject you are interested in learning about in the search area at top of page..
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