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Posted: 12/28/10 10:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be sure to take photos of your new camper in action. You have the kind of dream setup I would like to have someday. Have a great and safe trip!

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Well it took most of the day at Bish's getting the torklift tie downs and hitch installed on my truck. I also had a lot to learn about the camper and it's operation. The staff was outstanding. I cannot give a higher recommendation for an RV dealer. I was a little uneasy backing my truck under the camper the first time. This thing looks massive on my truck. At walmart loading up with supplies and heading to west yellowstone tonight. Will upload pics soon.


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Posted: 12/29/10 12:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally loaded up and ready to head for Yellowstone!!

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Drove in a snowstorm to Yellowstone, the camper rode very well, just took it slow and easy. Arrived in Yellowstone at 11pm. Could not resist a pic by the sign ;-D

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We want to take a snow mobile or snow coach tour of the park in the morning but the place we checked with is all booked up for the next 2 days. -20 hitting tomorrow night, not sure if we will stay for that!

Question: What kind of electric heaters do you guys use? We have a camp site with 30 amp tonight but still running the propane for heat. Thinking a nice efficient small electric heater would be the ticket.

Loving the camper, really like the space inside and the storage is pretty good for a TC. Already scheming for a spot to mount a 26" flat panel LED screen...

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Good Luck, sounds like fun.

If possible it would be nice to know the fuel mileage with the Dodge Diesel, before and after the the camper is installed.


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Nice-looking rig! Looking forward to the updates. Happy camping!


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Wow, what a nice looking combo! I notice that they've moved the fuel filler door on the Dodge back into the dually fender. Unfortunately on my '08 it is right behind the front tie-down. Keep posting those pix and have a safe trip!
Oh and if you get an electric heater to use in the camper, make sure the furnace still runs enough to keep the tanks and pipes in your basement from freezing. So far I've just stuck with the furnace.


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I use one of the medium sized heaters from wally world. It dosen't take a lot, just make sure it rotates and has a thermostat. It dosen't do much for your basement tanks though. If you are staying in campgrounds, leave the fresh water tank empty and add a pint or so of rv antifreeze to the gray and black tank.
Nice looking rig, have fun..


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We use an electric heater instead of the furnace. It is a Sunbeam SFH612. Bought it at Lowes for around 30 bucks. Does the job in the camper. It has a freeze setting, so it will keep the camper above freezing and not heat it up a lot. Oscillates, and has several temp settings. We just set it on the floor and go to sleep.


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SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCOOOOOLLLL!!!!!!!! I got one for you....if you change those clearance lights on top of your cab to a lower wattage they won't reflect so much off of the bottom of the TC....you will thank me for that one....LOL!
I did mine right away and it's so much easier to see at night!

P.S. Damn you need that slide out awning on the slide...get it done!

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Looks like you got nice weather for the maiden voyage. Stay warm and safe and have fun. Great thing about a TC is that you can stop anyplace and you are home, the bad weather can almost be fun.

On edit - I have just started using a Lasko electric heater, one great thing with it is that it takes the cold air in at the bottom and blasts warm out the top so helps to circulate the air. Really wish the propane furnace in our TC had a cold air return at floor height.

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