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You may want to go ahead and pick up a good sewer hose. The one that came in our startup kit was not the best in the world and the fittings had to be added. We did have the fittings in the kit but still had to build the hose ourselves.

We got this one at Wal-Mart:

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reubenray wrote:



1) How long will it take to get the refrigerator and the water hot?
My fridge is cold in about four hours provided you put cold food in it when you load it. I's SUGGEST you turn it on as soon as you get the trailer but every new trailer (or even used ones) I purchased from a dealer, they already had the fridge cold, the furnace on (or air on) and actually demonstrated everything running when I picked up the RV. The water heater takes about 15 minutes on either electric or LP mode. Not MUCH different running both modes at once.
2) Are there any other steps I need to do prior to leaving?
There MAY be things you WANT to do but nothing you NEED to do.
3) Will I need to be concerned about setting up and then immediately leaving - security wise? We will most likely be gone about a hour or so. IN nearly 40 years of RVing in 49 states I've NEVER had anything stolen, let alone the RV itself. Some go to extreme measures to protect their possessions but whether it's necessary or not is up for discussion and may depend on where they're camping (or RVing). It's not LIKELY you will experience any problems.

Nearly all RVs recommend you sanitize your water system before using it for cooking or drinking. I'd ask the dealer if that has already been done (if often is done by the dealer if they're providing really good service). If it has NOT been done I'd make a point to bring bottled water for drinking purposes until it HAS been completed. After that, your water system will be perfectly safe to drink or use for cooking or other hygiene items.
Good luck with the new RV / Skip


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reubenray wrote:

We picked up the new fiver today, but was not able to do the initial campout. It rained all day plus it turned cold. We was at the dealer for 5 hours doing the PDI. The only issue was one of the cargo doors was warped. They are to order a new one.

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We picked up the new fiver today, but was not able to do the initial campout. It rained all day plus it turned cold. We was at the dealer for 5 hours doing the PDI. The only issue was one of the cargo doors was warped. They are to order a new one.

How can I attach a picture that was taken with my phone?

http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/attachments/tundra-towing-hauling/18572d1331342316t-what-do-you-tow-your-tundra-cougar.jpg


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Bring a video camera to your PDI! make them show you everything and then you return the demonstration. Do not let them just tell you how to do it. Enjoy it!


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The starter kit that was given to us was all junk. How long of a sewer hose would we most likely need? I have already bought a good 15' one, but need to know if I need to get more.

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Sorry to hear that the starter kit that was given to you wasn't what you're expecting. We actually got ourselves a 25' sewer hose just to make sure that it would reach most of the sewer hookups we can find in most campgrounds.

Since you're planning to camp in a state park, it's also a good idea to get some sewer hose supporters, too. A lot of states and municipalities require that your sewer hose be fully supported and slope downward from your RV connection to the site sewer fitting.

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