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Old 05-20-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Well, we just struck a deal on a new 2012 Zinger ZT25SB. A little nervous as this is our first travel trailer coming from a pop-up. We didn't want to go this new, but couldn't pass up the deal on the layout we had been trying to find. Any must do's/don't do's for a couple first time TT owners?
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congrats on the new to you zinger. videotape your pdi. if it turns on, off, opens, closes or moves, have them demo it and you return the demo. have them show you the water pump and water heater bypass as well as how to winterized/dewinterize it. if they are installing a wdh for you, ave them hook it up,unhook it and then you hook and unhook it. pay attention to everything about that process. practice it again when you get it home. Chek it over really good for leaks,check all caulking seams, in cabinets etc. 1st trip out camp near a Walmart or home so you can get the things you find you still need.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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Congratulations onyour new Zinger 25SB. We own the same trailer and have been very happy with our purchase. No problems with ours except for a crack in the dinet table. Lots of room inside with the kitchen in the back and the slide out. We have upgraded the mattress and added the wingard wingman to the tv antenna. Spend some time and read lots of the posts in this forum, learning from others issometimes cheaper than learning yourself.

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Old 05-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for the replies. I had actually thought of taking a video camera when we pick it up. Glad to hear someone else has the same model with no problems. We are very excited to get it and try it out.
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My fiance' and I just bought a 2011 ZT250SB and went on our first camping trip last weekend. Wedidn't have any problems and had a really nice time. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to put on the skylight in the bedroom to cover it for the morning? Also, what type of upgrades have you done for the mattress? It's pretty hard.</span>
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Look at this. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/vent-cushion/26552

Works for us.


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Old 05-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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For the mattress, we got a 2" foam mattress topper a Walmart.If you are talking about a vent in th bedroom, you can get a vent cover also, they come in white and smoke grey. Our smoke grey blocks some of the light (think tinted window). It also allows you to leave the vents open in the rain.We like the maxair covers. if that doesn't work you can try the vent cushion to block the light.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:46 PM   #8
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We have not found the need to cover the vent in the bedroom yet. By the time we hit the bed the sun is long gone and we are up before it gets to bright. A cover might be good for a noon nap now that I think about it.
The factory mattress was too soft and too short for someone 6'6" so I added about 6" to the bottom of the bed frame and installed a true queen matterss (60 x 80 inches). I will post some pictures next time we use the trailer.

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Thanks so much for the info, Dave. Your Zinger looks just like ours. I love all the good info.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #10
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I for one only shop at CampingWorld when either Amazon or Walmart online doesn't carry what I'm looking for.

We bought a mattress from Amazon a few years ago. Free shipping, and free returns (at the time).

We love our mattress. Here's the link. It's a short queen to fit our old TT. Other sizes are available. For $192 bucks, you can't beat it. Anything comparable at CampingWorld is $650 or more.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055XHBHC/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
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We finally picked up our TT on Saturday. Two and a half hour trip home from the dealer and it pulled great. We recorded the PDI like Anaro suggested. Very happy so far!
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I wish I had had a PDI..... (Long story not worth repeating) anyway, we took our 2013 271bh to the local CG's a few times to make sure we wpould run into any issues that we would need to go to the "Store" and pick up and since that first trip we have gone about 4 times and still find ourselves picking up other things....as a matter of fact under this window I have CampingWorld open with a 150.00 dollar order sitting and waiting for me to commit. I don't think it ever stops...we always seem to need something. One thing we did to make sure we would use our camper was to get season passes at six flags and then camp at the local CG a few miles away so we'll always have an excuse to go camping!

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I wish I had had a PDI..... (Long story not worth repeating) anyway, we took our 2013 271bh to the local CG's a few times to make sure we wpould run into any issues that we would need to go to the "Store" and pick up and since that first trip we have gone about 4 times and still find ourselves picking up other things....as a matter of fact under this window I have CampingWorld open with a 150.00 dollar order sitting and waiting for me to commit. I don't think it ever stops...we always seem to need something. One thing we did to make sure we would use our camper was to get season passes at six flags and then camp at the local CG a few miles away so we'll always have an excuse to go camping!
Most anything you buy at camping world, you can buy at Walmart a lot cheaper.
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If you can't find it at walmart, go to Amazon.com. They carry virtually everything you could want for much less cost and the shipping is generally free.
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