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Old 05-19-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, first time travel trailer owner here! My wife and I have talked for years about getting one and finally bit the bullet a few months ago. We decided if we waited until we could "afford it" the kids would be grown up and moved out!

We are taking our first BIG trip to the Grand Canyon next week, and we took a "practice" trip a little over 100 miles last week to learn how everything works. We figured it's better to do that locally than umpteen hundred miles away!

I learned a LOT during that first trip, and I have one question for this community I am hoping someone may be able to answer. The black and gray tank buttons on my control panel don't seem to line up with what we have. I have attached a picture for reference.

The kids have a bunkhouse in the back with a black and gray tank, and the "big kids" have the main bathroom towards the front also with a black and gray tank. The control panel has BLK, GRY1, GRY2, and AUX.

I am thinking the AUX must be the second black tank. Do you think that's right?

Thank you! I am looking forward to learning from this community! I already learned how to hook up my HW50C surge protector from this forum which was incredibly helpful!
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. A lot of good information here. I’ll let someone that has a similar unit answer this question. Don’t want to give you the wrong answer. Happy Camping.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:28 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome. Usually if you have 2 black tanks one would be labeled as AUX.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:10 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome. Usually if you have 2 black tanks one would be labeled as AUX.
Thanks dagst1! That's great to know.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:52 AM   #5
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Welcome to both families. The Crossroads and P3 (Propride). Great looking trailer and truck...and hitch. It was nice Crossroads decided to match your truck with the graphics

Looking forward to hearing about your trip and don't hesitate to ask questions on the forum. Lots of knowledgeable members. Me, I just share my mistakes as a warning to others! Kidding aside, if you have questions on the hitch, shoot me a private message. I also have contact info for Sean at Propride if you get into a pinch.

My first recommendation to you is to add 2-3 feet when you're asked about the length of your trailer when booking/checking in to campgrounds. Those extra couple of feet added to your pivot point can make-or-break getting in and out of tight back-in sites.
Did you install the hitch yourself?
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:19 AM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome OhioMark! What's funny about the matching colors is I didn't even notice until my wife said something after I pulled the camper home from the dealership. And what's even better is Sean pointed out that the colors match the P3 company colors (I had posted a pic to Facebook after our practice trip recently)! Definitely not planned but kinda cool.

Great recommendation on adding length when booking sites, thanks! I had not thought of that. I'm not quite confident enough to book back-in sites though, so I booked only pull-throughs for our Grand Canyon trip (same for our recent "practice trip" to east TX). We're staying at a couple of KOAs and will be arriving late evening to both of them. I didn't want to worry over backing in after long days of driving. I'm already a little worried about getting gas of all things since I can't just whip in and out of just any gas station anymore! I plan to scope out all the Loves between here and the Grand Canyon in advance!

Yes I installed the P3 hitch myself. I hemmed and hawed over it beforehand and finally decided I could do it. It took me 5 hours on a cold February morning at the dealership, and I only had to call Sean twice during the install (thanks for the offer for his contact info but I've already had to use it.) . Several of the guys there stopped to ask me what in the world it was because they'd never seen a hitch like that. Ha! So far I love it. No white-knuckling down the highway!

Thanks again for the warm welcome. I really appreciate it and I'm looking forward to learning from you and I'm sure many other knowledgeable members in this forum!
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CS, take your TT to a large parking lot. Maybe one where a store has closed down. Take you some things to set up and practice backing. Eventually you’ll have to back up. We’ve all been there. But practicing in an closed parking lot will build your confidence. Take your time and don’t hurry. Good luck.
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Thanks for the welcome OhioMark! What's funny about the matching colors is I didn't even notice until my wife said something after I pulled the camper home from the dealership. And what's even better is Sean pointed out that the colors match the P3 company colors (I had posted a pic to Facebook after our practice trip recently)! Definitely not planned but kinda cool.

Great recommendation on adding length when booking sites, thanks! I had not thought of that. I'm not quite confident enough to book back-in sites though, so I booked only pull-throughs for our Grand Canyon trip (same for our recent "practice trip" to east TX). We're staying at a couple of KOAs and will be arriving late evening to both of them. I didn't want to worry over backing in after long days of driving. I'm already a little worried about getting gas of all things since I can't just whip in and out of just any gas station anymore! I plan to scope out all the Loves between here and the Grand Canyon in advance!

Yes I installed the P3 hitch myself. I hemmed and hawed over it beforehand and finally decided I could do it. It took me 5 hours on a cold February morning at the dealership, and I only had to call Sean twice during the install (thanks for the offer for his contact info but I've already had to use it.) . Several of the guys there stopped to ask me what in the world it was because they'd never seen a hitch like that. Ha! So far I love it. No white-knuckling down the highway!

Thanks again for the warm welcome. I really appreciate it and I'm looking forward to learning from you and I'm sure many other knowledgeable members in this forum!


Well you put together and installed that hitch. Your now in another club. That is no easy task. I told Sean the directions are a bit confusing.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:40 PM   #9
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X2 on the practicing backing up. A lot of campgrounds do not have pull through s. If you are not sure of where the trailer or truck is or you cant see remember "GOAL" Get Out And Look. As stated we have all been there.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:03 PM   #10
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Welcome. I find the best way to back into a site is when site is on your left. As long as you clear the left side of any obstruction you’ll be good. You know the width of the site and your camper so you shouldn’t hit anything on right side. Just need someone to stop you from backing into something at rear of camper.
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