One foot over the line -- straddling the grey side!

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  1. Carmel-ized

    Carmel-ized New Member

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    After five years of loving Carmel, we went to look at an HTT today and, provided all goes as planned, I will haul him home on Tuesday!

    The new addition is a Thor Wanderer 179ud. I love the layout! It seems really sturdy -- Moreno than the newer units we saw over the weekend. It is extremely clean inside. The exterior has a few minor scars from scrapes in the woods but I am sure aI will add to those given the chance.

    Now, I am looking up HTT mods I can do to make things ever more homey. We have 27 camping days booked between June and August so the HTT acquisition makes me one very happy camoer indeed!

    (How will I ever tell Carmel we are abandoning her?)
     
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    BelchFire I speak fluent vise-grip

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    Congratulations. I hope it proves to be as exciting as your enthusiasm.

    You post title will have me singing Brewer & Shipley all day now.

    One foot over the line, Sweet Jesus, one foot over the line.....
     
  4. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Congrads and welcome to the grey side.
     
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    Congrats, it looks like a great HTT. Nice and light inside, the ones I saw last fall were all dark inside and seemed very closed in, especially after a pup.
     
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    Congrats. The biggest change for you is going to be dealing with the black and grey tanks. My new pup has those and it takes some getting used to.

    Enjoy. :)

    Vin.
     
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    No more straddling!! "Thor" is all tucked in camp driveway this night!! If only I could get the hitch detached lol
     
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    Congrats.. Guess I don't have to yell "JUMP!!" anymore ..

    Cool night tonight when compared to last week, but good time to see if the furnace works ...

    Why can't you release the hitch ??
     
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    Congratulations!

    Melissa & Greg - ccptbo
     
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    mschepac South Jersey

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    Congrats! and welcome to the grey side....
     
  11. Carmel-ized

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    Thsnks everyone! We are pretty excited...

    @Snow - I think the hitch release problem may be the result of backing it up a slight grade in the driveway. I looked it up and this is not an unusual problem. I just have to figure out how to get that little inner coupler inside the ball to release from the mammoth hitch! (I swear, the hitch is an entity unto itself... With sway bars et al it must weigh 80 lbs! Serious business....)
     
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    Problem solved! If anyone ever runs into a similar problem where the trailer ball won't release from the hitch, I pulled the hitch pin, elevated the trailer tongue and voila! It popped off in two seconds flat! Much superior to last night's attempts in the dark which fell just short of jumping up and down on the trailer hitch...
     
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    Carmel-ized New Member

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    Ccptbo -- are you in Peterborough?
     
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    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    @ Carmel-ized
    Nice that you got it home, and that you managed to figure out the hitch issue.
    We've had a similar problem in our driveway, given the slopes and heights of the hitches. First time it happened on the pup was a surprise, since I managed to get it parked after a trip to the shop, exactly where we liked it to be. However, the new tongue jack was just a bit shorter than the original, enough that we needed to add height under it to unhitch. We ended up just using concrete cap blocks under that tongue jack, they were the perfect height needed and we happened to have extras.
    The TT has even more of a problem, since it is longer and sticks out onto the really sloped part of the driveway apron. That should improve not that we've sold the pup and will park the TT where it has been.
     
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    We went gray last year. Haven't regretted a single moment.
     
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    Congrats from the great town of Campbellford!
     

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