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Old 09-23-2005, 07:35 AM
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My wife and I are looking at a used TM now that we are very interested in! I have been reading this forum for a while as I like to get all the info I can before I buy something. Dose the TM year 2000 have a 3 way frig and outside shower?
How long do the propane tanks last? I am interested to know if anyone here runs both propane and AC on the hot water heater and if it makes a difference. We live in a great area to campe at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greenville SC, close to the beach and close to the mountains! I hope to be able to share more and ask more questions if things work out. I also would like to support this site with funds if I get a trailer. Happy camping to you lucky already owners. Oh I am getting a reece hitch installed what size of ball head do I need to hook-up to the trailer? The electrical will be a socket on the bumper will the cord from the TM be long enough? My TV is a Dodge Ram 1500 V8 Quad Cab 2002 SB
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:13 AM
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SOrry -- I cannot answer the specifics, but on a general note, I hope you get the TM. We bought a new one last spring and have enjoyed it so much all summer. It is safer to tow and comfortable for camping. Good luck! Someone else will answer the specifics I am sure -- there is lots of great help among this group! Queeniereads aka Judi
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:59 AM
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It's nice to be wanted I hope this will work out for us too. We love nature and this seems to fit.
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:08 AM
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You need a 2 inch ball, a 7 pin electrical socket, an electric trailer brake controller and yes, the cord is long enough. Come on in, the water is just fine!
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:11 AM
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How long do the propane tanks last? I am interested to know if anyone here runs both propane and AC on the hot water heater and if it makes a difference.
Propane duration depends on what you are doing with it, obviously. For mountain camping inthe summer, I heat at night and run the refrig and get about 1/2 tank for 3 days dry camping. And yes, you can run both for quicker recovery of hot water.
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We live in a great area to campe at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greenville SC, close to the beach and close to the mountains!
Lucky you. Thats a dream world!!!
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I also would like to support this site with funds if I get a trailer.
You might not want to wait. There are other areas of the forum that you can get to if you are a paid up member. I bought a year ago and had a wealth of knowledge as well as checklists when I picked up my TM that was 2000 miles away. I'm mighty greatful for the help I derived from this site.
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reece hitch installed what size of ball head
2 inch.
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My TV is a Dodge Ram 1500 V8 Quad Cab 2002 SB
You can go to the trailmanor.com web site and look at vehicle capabilities. There is a button on the home page that takes you there. Your TV should have no problems if it has the factory tow option. If not, you might need a transmission cooler, brake and light wiring, hitch, and other things. Best to check it out.

Best wishes and I hope you find a TM that has the capabilities you need.
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:18 AM
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We have a 2000 2619. It does have a three-way refrigerator, but no outside shower. Our water heater is only propane, not electric. I can't tell you how long the propane tanks last because we don't use much propane - at least not on the trailer - we do use several small tanks a year on the bar-b-q. Last weekend we did use a small amount of propane for the furnace to take the chill off in the morning. We were camping at Leavenworth, WA with the 2 grandsons. We use an electric space heater most of the time, but it couldn't keep up - it was COLD! The trailer cord is long enough to reach the bumper, in fact, we tie ours up with a bungee to keep it from dragging or getting caught on something. The ball size on our TM is 2" and I think the other trailers have the same size. You have to get into the really BIG trailers before you go to a 2 5/16" ball. 1 7/8" balls are only for small utility trailers.
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:23 AM
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My towing capacity is 5500 pounds, I hope I can't feel the trailer too much behind me. I know the tires are 15" and I don't think that it has a lift kit, so I was shooting for 19" off the ground I have a 2wd Ram. I'm going to get the Prodigy brake controller, I want to be as safe as possible. I also need a cover and wonder if you know of a good one to get. Dose anyone have the specs on the 2000 3124KS?? Thank-you to all of you wonderful people for the guidance and help!
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:10 PM
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I just went out and looked and I guess I'm wrong on the water heater. There is a switch under the sink that says "water heater" so I assume it will work on both gas and electric. We have never used it on either so can't say with certainty, other than what I've read here on this forum. I do have a copy of the 2002 TM pamphlet which I will try to attach. I can only attach three pictures so I'll skip the front page.
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:22 PM
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jjNeff,

Have you talked with the TrailManor dealer off of HWY 101 in Greer? They're new dealers, but should be able to help you out a lot. We bought our 2004 2720SL new, last December and our propane tanks are still over half full. We've been camping a half dozen times or so, mostly long weekends. We use a couple of ceramic heaters instead of the furnace. Our hot water heater also has an electric element as well as the standard gas heating. I don't know if the 2000 models had dual heating. We just make sure we don't plug in the electric before the water is turned on as you could fry that element quickly if your hot water tank was dry. We have a 3 way fridge. We generally plug up to shore power the night before we leave and the next morning it's good and cold.

We are over in Spartanburg and realize how lucky we are to be so close to Hwy 11. We camp at Devil's Fork, Keowee Toxaway (our favorite), and all of the state parks along the way. Be sure to try Calhoun Falls on Lake Russell. We were there this past weekend.

Check my profile and get in touch. We'd be happy to help in any way we can. We're almost neighbors.

Jim
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Old 09-23-2005, 03:31 PM
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We dry camped in Gunnison CO for 2 weeks with full propane on 2 tanks. We ran the heater at night and left the hot water heater on all the time. We cooked with the stove and I have a Coleman road trip grill hooked to the tanks also. We used about 1-3/4 tank of propane. I carry an emerg. adapter so that if we run out, we can use the small Coleman cans of propane also.
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