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Old 07-07-2017, 04:52 PM   #11
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Me, toooooo! In fact, I don't even register it until Monday! But I found a 2008 Fun Finder X 189 that is in such immaculate condition, and I'm so ready to experience a more comfortable change from tent camping, that I couldn't help but commit myself to this darling litter trailer. But I am very nervous about towing. I am installing a back up camera on the rear of the trailer; also have sway bars and torsion (sp) thingy, so that helps relieve a bit of stress as well. I'm watching lots of YouTube videos about towing...
A tip for backing up,
steer from bottom of wheel,
move wheel left camper goes left
(the wheel actually moves to right)
good for the little left, little right ,right ,left maneuver
Go Slow put up reset if needed.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:03 PM   #12
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A tip for backing up,
steer from bottom of wheel,
move wheel left camper goes left
(the wheel actually moves to right)
good for the little left, little right ,right ,left maneuver
Go Slow put up reset if needed.
thanks so much for the pointers. I'll let you know how it goes...
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:29 PM   #13
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Although some may not think so, the longer the trailer the easier it is to back it up.

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Thats true,the shorter the trailer the more squirrelly it gets,dont forget to remove sway control bar before backing up
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Take short trips at first,maybe 2 to 3 days
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Although some may not think so, the longer the trailer the easier it is to back it up.

That's very true, especially if you can see it good in your mirrors. But you can't turn around on a narrow mountain road with a drop off on one side.
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That's very true, especially if you can see it good in your mirrors. But you can't turn around on a narrow mountain road with a drop off on one side.
No narrow mountain roads out here in the 'flatlands of the midwest'

However, even on a 4 lane interstate, no place to turn around a 16 foot wide by 80 foot long manfactured home either....as I know by first hand experience.
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Just had our first week camping with our FF.Just wondering what your setup is like with access to toy hauler space.Does your door open into bathroom or TH room? Does your radio also have DVD usage and if so do you use it? No manual with our trailer.
Do you store canned goods in upper cupboard or below sink or elsewhere?? Still reorganizing stuff here.Appreciate suggestions.
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Easiest way to detail the 2012 xt276 floor plan, etc. is to show you one here:
Used 2012 Cruiser Fun Finder Xtra XT-276 Toy Hauler Travel Trailer at General RV | Huntley, IL | #121894

As you can see, the bath separates the garage area from the 'living area' with doors going into each from the bath area.

Yes, the radio has a built in DVD player when we use from time to time. Have never used the radio as a radio nor the outside speakers.

We don't carry much for canned goods but those taken are stored in lower cabinets on/at floor level. In truth, seems we always take more food than necessary and learning it's simpler to stop at a grocery store when getting to our destination for some items. Also, we probably eat at a restaurant maybe 50% of the time as not often at the campground for noon meal and frequently not for the evening meal either...unless tired or planned a nice big thick steak on the grill.

We also carry a large cooler filled with ice and loaded with a case of bottled water, some ice tea and a 6 pack of Coke. By not entering the frig for cold drinks, the frig maintains a more consistent temperature for the items in it.


What FunFinder do you have, year and model?
What do you tow with?

IF you have the same toy hauler I have, here is a complete dealer orientation video:
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I love my outside radio and use it even at home in my driveway The build in dvd player spins loudly in mine so we don't use that.
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