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Old 03-22-2007, 05:30 AM   #1
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Successful(???) 1st Night Out

Well, we did it, made maiden voyage and spent first night out in the new second home. Minor glitches on maiden voyage (for some reason, trailer loses brakes when Prodigy has blue wires pulled apart under the dash - DUHHHHH!!!), only took an hour to find that one (LOL). TV performed admirably, cruise set at 68 with D/A in 6th (OD), without a problem for the thirty-mile haul. Set-up took about a half-hour (I didn't think that was too bad for first time), other than the initial head knocking from the bedroom slide. Definitely see a piece of pipe wrap going on the bottom of that slide (wonder if it is available in white or is paintable). Other than that we are extremely happy and extremely impressed with the new Monty!!!! Will be out the next three nights continuing the initial adventure.

Bingo and Cathy - Our adventures begin in the hills of WV. We are blessed by our 2014 3850FL Big Sky (previous 2011 3750FL and 2007 3400RL) that we pull with a 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic DRW CC dually.
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:04 AM   #2
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Congrats on a good FIRST. I don't think that pipe wrap comes in white or if it is paintable but you might consider that a bit of bright color on those edges will prevent a "thumpin" rather than just cushioning it. Others have used pipe wrap, "Noodles" swim floats, and tennis balls for this. Half-hour is a good time for a set-up, first time or not.
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:52 AM   #3
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I know it might sound stupid and even look stupid but I HAVE A HARD HAT that goes on when setting up and tearing down, saves on head knots.I have learned to walk around that front cap after we are set up and to give the bedroom slide plenty of room.
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:56 AM   #4
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Bingo and Cathy!

Congratulations on your maiden voyage - glad everything held together OK!

Now that you have the initial dent in your head, you don't need to worry about it anymore. Most of my scalp is still stuck on the slide so it works as a cushion the next time I hit it.
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:12 AM   #5
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Rich, I think I've got a picture of your hardhat !!

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Old 03-22-2007, 09:38 AM   #6
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I think I also recognize Rich in the "hard hat", VanMan!
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:13 PM   #7
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Congratulations, and may you have many fun trips to come.

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:31 PM   #8
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Congrats, Bingo and Cathy. We, too, are on our maiden voyage, and all has gone well except that the handle for the galley tank came off (yuck!). Good news is that we're parked next to Steve and Vicki Reigle, and "the boys" are gonna fix it tomorrow. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:42 PM   #9
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Glad things went good. Go check out Ozz's mods. He has some white bumpers on his bed room slide to protect the head.
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