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Old 08-23-2015, 06:03 PM   #1
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Very disapointed!

Hello all,
I have been a member here for the last year or so and have been reading many helpful threads.
I recently moved my household from NJ to Wa. We took three weeks and hit all the major sites and NP's on the way. 3,267 miles of towing my trailer and riding with my family.

As title says, I am very disapointed. Disapointed in the fact that nothing noteworthy occured. No flat tire, no bent axle, no slide issues, no leaks, cracks, fires, fuses or the like. I am disappointed that I have nothing to write to you about along my travels.

Other than the fact that my ST 31SS held up to some of the worst roads I have ever driven on and it held up. Other than a bent hitch pin. I must have put my slides in and out a thousand times and they worked just fine.

What I am trying to say is, as far as a product, my trailer held up well. Preventive maintanence is a must. Had I not ensured the axles were greased up I am sure they would have gone.
Just like my TV, preventive maintanence goes a VERY long way.
I want to thank many of you old heads for some of the tips and tricks you post.
I had a memorable trip in the trailer with my family. I look forward to taking it all over the Pacific North west.

Happy trails and safe towing to you all.

Here is my advice to you who travel.

"Sleep when you can, poop when you have to. You never know when you will get a chance to do either again".


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Old 08-23-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like you had a wonderful trip.
What part of WA. did you relocate to?
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:46 PM   #3
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Lloyd,

I will be living in the southern Tacoma area.
I have been here three days and already learned that I will not travel south on fridays, nor north on sundays. I5 traffic is just as bad as NJ/NYC area.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:19 PM   #4
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Glad to hear you had an uneventful trip...That is the way it is supposed to be...
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:37 PM   #5
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Good post. I hope people read your story and not just your title of the post.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:51 PM   #6
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Welcome to Washington. Glad you had a great trip and all went well. I can attest to the I5 corridor as being bad. We drive that route often to see in-laws in Southern Wash and the DW refuses to drive on weekdays due to traffic. Good post.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:12 PM   #7
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Good post! You almost turned me off at the title, glad I went ahead and read it.
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:42 AM   #8
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Welcome to Wa! now here's the best piece of advice. I5 will get you to work and back. Learn the other routes quickly. There are a lot of places to get lost in out here, most of them are a nice adventure. Oh, and buy a good cover for your TT. The green overcoat all our RV's acquire is never very far away.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:08 AM   #9
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WOW!! These are the threads that make our days happy! We here at CrossRoads are THRILLED that you are "very disappointed" and that you shared it with us. Keep us updated on all of your adventures!
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Welcome to Washington. It is great to hear a good story here and completely agree on it is a must to keep up on the maintenance of your trailer. There are lots of great places to visit here. Hope we meet along the way.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:59 AM   #11
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Welcome to Washington great story glad to hear it, we still got some good camping months left up here i just love beaning retired get up and say
lets good camping today....lol
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:35 PM   #12
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Another Welcome to Washington.. Need to dry out. Head on over to Horn Rapids Resort in Richland. We fulltime here...nice & dry...
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P-Fam #2; That is great to know, and I'm so glad you shared that with everyone. When I read the title of the post I was almost afraid to open and read it....... kinda like being scared of the phone when my ex calls.

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Glad it was so disappointing! We need a sarcasm emoticon!
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Old 02-19-2016, 02:14 PM   #16
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maintenance is key

I absolutely agree. Anything that is mechanical and rolls along bumpy roads needs regular maintenance.

I have to chuckle at people I know that whine when their vehicle breaks down and they haven't touched it in years. They ask me to fix it I just send them to a shop, I can't be bothered.

I know when I pick up my new to me st 31ss next month I'll go thru it tip to stern before it hits the road.

Great to hear yours has been good.
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