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10-23-2005, 05:18 PM
We decided to take the plunge!! Thank-you to all who gave their input! and its good to be off the fence. We should be able to pick it up this weekend. Thanks again and I look forward to adding to this wonderful forum in the future! :) :) :)

10-23-2005, 07:08 PM
Congratulations! I am so jealous. I hope the one I am going to go check out works out. Enjoy. :new_bdays


10-23-2005, 07:41 PM

Welcome to the group. Now comes the fun part. What model & year are you getting? Remember to take you time in the first few setups & breakdowns. Stick your head inside each end of the TM before lowering the shells to make sure everything is down safely.

Enjoy & keep us posted.

10-24-2005, 06:51 AM
Hooray! Bravo! Welcome to TM! Yeah! At last! Congrats! WOW! Glad you took the plunge! Enjoy! Happy camping! Queeniereads aka Judi

10-26-2005, 01:05 PM
I don't know what to say except the sellar must not want to sell to bad!
I was supposed to pick it up this weekend but they have yet to fax me a bill of sale as I have asked for. Communication has been poor at best and if I do not receieve the fax or get a call I will probably wait to find someone who I feel more comfortable with in making such a large purchase! Hope to join soon because I just spent over 400 on a new hitch and brake controller!

10-27-2005, 06:56 PM
Picking up on Sunday!! can't wait to get my 3124KS year 200

10-28-2005, 09:19 AM
Sorry, 2000. Anyway I am ging to name my camper TRansFormer its more than meets the eye!!! Wife is not crazy about it but at least it makes my co-workers laugh. We are planning our first trip in Jan. or Feb. probably to Flordia to swim with the Manatees at Crystal River.

10-28-2005, 12:43 PM
We named ours IRIS because she was blue inside -- well, actually, I named her -- nice hubby goes along with it. LOL GOod luck and enjoy it!!! Queeniereads aka Judi

10-28-2005, 02:17 PM
Sorry, 2000. Anyway I am ging to name my camper TRansFormer its more than meets the eye!!! Wife is not crazy about it but at least it makes my co-workers laugh. We are planning our first trip in Jan. or Feb. probably to Flordia to swim with the Manatees at Crystal River.

Why wait? You live in Greenville and have all of these great campgrounds along HWY 11. You need to take that baby out for a couple of weekend practice runs before the trek down to Florida,,,,IMHO!

BTW: We also named our TM Transformer. It opens up so much like the action figures of a few years ago. Before the Transformer, we had a 27 ft. Fleetwood travel trailer. We called it The Enterprise. It felt like I was towing the one from Star Trek!

10-28-2005, 09:48 PM
Congrats! you will love it. I agree with those that tell you to get 'practice' before going live. When we first got ours, we kept opening & closing it to show frineds and family and each time I learned a new trick "NOT TO DO". After forgetting stuff, it really helps you to remember the next time, so play with it!

10-29-2005, 01:47 PM
Just read this fun thread and enjoyed the names that have been applied to the new TrailManors. Although the TM in NOT made out of paper, wife and I named ours "ORIGAMI"

10-29-2005, 09:44 PM
jjneff - congrats! You'll love your TM. I know you won't be able to wait to use it, you'll be out camping soon.

How funny hingarfi - I was thinking of something similar for ours, "Oribako", "folding box". But somehow the name just didn't seem to fit for ours. So we haven't named it anything.

Bill & Lisa
11-27-2005, 03:22 PM
So glad you're in the club. :new_bdays I agree with the pro's on a few weekend trial runs in your new baby. You'll need to be comfortable with the TM's systems and capabilities of your TV before you trek too far from home. First I'd avise that you download, copy (someone else will need one!) and use the checklists and owner's manual off the website. They are worth their creator's weight in gold. We found the information extremely accurate -- espeically the part about the smoke detector :eek:

Be sure to check out the Trailblazers chapter in your area. The local groups help you to get to know your TM neighbors and also help with the practical side of "customizing your TM" with hands-on stuff at rallys and Jubilee. We totally enjoy modifying our unit to make it work for us. Finding creative and useful ways to change our "little house" is half the fun of ownership. As you know from this forum, there are many ideas.

I'm the Lisa part of the signature. With a few modifications to the TM, the galley will work just like the one "back home", in my case even better. If DW isn't sure she can create meals like the ones at home, I'd tell her differently. The only thing I needed to cook like I was at home was my spices, and making a spice rack was easy--Rubbermaid has hanging baskets, drawer organizers affixed to a piece of luan works, or you can make the old fashioned kind. Anyway, the gourmand in me was happy once I got my spices onboard. :D

One of the things we use a lot of is power strips--not to overload the circuit, just to put the circuit where we need it. I even had to do this in my kitchen at home (why don't builders think about this stuff?). I put in drawer/shelf sliders and made drawer dividers to make using the space more efficient. For example, in the 3023 there is a triangular cabinet on the door side of the stove in which we added two shelves. It makes a great canned goods pantry.

Be sure to check out the shower curtain modification and the hands free shower head options. I love being able to shower in my TM! I found a way to alter the curtain from Hal's directions that works just a bit better. Please private message me if you'd like the info. You note that we all like to share what we've learned and done. :new_gmorn

Have tons of fun! We do!

11-27-2005, 07:39 PM
Congratulations!! We just recently picked ours up, and took it out once. We can't wait to take it out again. Until then, we'll just play with it while it's parked. :D

Wayne and Jo Ann