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Old 01-16-2018, 09:30 AM   #1
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Hi all, another new guy here. We're in the market for a new (to us) TT and have been looking closely at a couple of FunFinders. Right now top on our list is a 2012 214WSD.

It's going to be just my wife and I, mainly 3-4 day trips with a few multi-weekers thrown in from time to time. We're both retired, former liveaboard sailors who moved ashore about 4 years ago. Looking to get out on the road a little now...
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Welcome to the Club! Is this your first RV? And have you picked out a tow vehicle yet? Be sure to ask lots of questions -- us old-timers like to help newbies avoid the mistakes we have already made.
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Thanks for the welcome.

To answer your questions, no and yes. I grew up with MH's and we had one a few years back, but this will be our first TT. We've already got a truck that I use to haul our kayaks and tow my flats boat. I've done my research and know it's capacities and payload and what I can actually tow based on true weights (not the advertised "tow capacity").

We're in negotiations tonight on a 214WSD which looks like it'll be a good fit.

We'll see what happens...

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Welcome and good luck with your purchase. As profdant says, ask away! Look at past posts, there is a lot of info, suggestions and ideas there, and don't forget to ask questions-someone on here will know the answer!
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Everything looks good, all systems checked and tested. No signs of water intrusion, solid floors, no delam, no leaks, everything works. All I think we're going to have to do initially will be roof maintenance (seams seal), new gaskets for the two crank-up roof vents and a new set of tires (don't look bad but three are mid 2015 and two are 2014 so I'm going to put a new matched set on). We also need to replace the awning fabric - Basically just what we had already noted and used in our negotiations (awning fabric).

We're picking it up late this afternoon...

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Daz -- maybe look into the new Goodyear Endurance ST tires. I got a set and really like them, and the early reports are favorable. (Of course, if you are an LT person rather than an ST person, there are many other choices.) I go with ST, on the theory that the tire manufacturers have an incentive to provide the safest possible tires, in order to avoid product liability suits. But many other very savvy folks favor LT, so I don't know what to think.
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Thanks Dan, she's in our driveway now.

I'll look into the Goodyears. Also interested in any recommendations on a good WD/anti sway hitch setup. Right now we've got a cheap Curt 8k WD with round bars but it is WD only, not really an A/S.

Tires and hitch are the two spots that I don't want to scimp...
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:43 AM   #8
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On a WD hitch, I'd suggest the Equal-i-Zer hitch.

https://www.equalizerhitch.com/

They have won the "Trailer Life" readers choice GOLD award again for 5 years in a row as being the best WD hitch on the market by users.

I have the Equal-i-Zer WD hitch and have NEVER experienced any sway.

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I also use a Equal-i-Zer hitch. I have used the round bars and chains type before, but the Equal-i-Zer hitch is much better, would never go back. Enjoy your new TT.
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Thanks for the welcome and for the suggestions. Starting the hunt for an Equal-i-zer now. They don't have any dealers within 2-3 hours of me so it looks like will probably be a self-install unless we coordinate a trip near one.

Chas - Do you go with the 1/10k for your 214?
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