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Splashers3

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Posted: 08/20/21 01:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with TXiceman's statement about making sure everything is 100% OK BEFORE sealing the deal....especially since you live so far away.

OBTW - hauling with a 5ver is much easier than hauling a TT - I've done both....be more aware of low hanging objects.


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Thanks everybody. Part of rushing this trip home as I'm trying to save as much vacation time as possible. I am still working from home, and I'm hoping to leave a week earlier and maybe try and get into the keys for a few days before wandering back up to Tampa area, where we will spend the winter.

On my last TT, the onboard water pump did not work, which we discovered on our first boondocking trip [emoticon] It was the only system we did not test. One of the reasons we picked this dealership that is further away, is because of their reputation.

Because of the lateness with the truck delivery, We're going to struggle getting the trailer completely set up for our extended travel plans. I think it's going to be just the best we can do, and worry about getting things set up and organized once we get to FL. It doesn't help, my best friend is coming through the area the last weekend in Sept, and I fear the truck will pick that week to show up. Weekend after that is free, but I literally can't plan anything the following weekend due to a med procedure earlier that week.

I'm blessed to have a wife that could tow the TT. 5er is new to both of us, so this will be interesting.

She and I are both worried about how I'm going to handle retirement. I'm through and through project guy. I've also looked at every RV we have owned as a clean slate project [emoticon] For me, it's always about the destination, not the journey.

It's getting exciting, not too much longer! We've only been looking at 5th wheels for about 5 years now.

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Posted: 08/26/21 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with all the suggestions of staying near the dealer until you have used all equipment and are satisfied.

My sister and brother-in-law had purchased a motor home ( huge unit). They bought from out of State and paid to have it delivered. All promises were made.

Two weeks later on their first trip the gone board generator did not work, although it fired up at the drop off and signing. It was then fired up again before their trip.
Two weeks later.....nope.

They had a he'll of a time getting the dealer to comply with finding the problem and fixing it.

Because the dealer was out of State they ended up paying out of pocket and then threatening the dealer to get any money back.

End result, they lost $'s on the deal and have said they will never do that again.

Stay in the area [emoticon]


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Posted: 09/01/21 06:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You and your wife are going to thoroughly enjoy towing a fifth wheel - coming from a travel trailer - trust me - I do. No more bow wave from passing semi trucks.

So once you have inspected the unit, maybe look into hiring a company to tow it to a location closer to you - or plan on breaking the trip back home into a stop or two.

Either way - good luck with it.


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