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Old 07-26-2008, 11:59 PM   #1
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Newbie: 1989 Satellite - Model# 2263 with Optional Front 'B'

Greetings! We were both life long tent campers until this year with the purchase of a 1989 Sunline Satellite trailer model # 2263 with Optional Front 'B' ... as best I can tell from reviewing the product brochure on this site. Tow vehicle is a Toyota Tundra/V8 pick-up truck.

The trailer was inspected after purchase by an RV specialist who repaired and updated a few things to current code requirements. Our maiden voyage was just last week and all went well.

We live in the north-east, are in our 50's, retired, and glad as heck to have found this site. We have much to yet learn about trailer operation and maintenance.

We look forward to meeting some of you in person this September at the Adirondack Meet & Greet. We have a confirmed reservation for Site #50.

Best wishes to all.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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Welcome Roadlou! We owned a 1988 Satellite 1850 and liked it so much we purchased our 2007 T2499. We too are in our 50s and looking forward to retirement in the next year or two. Live near Pittsburgh, PA. You have come to the right site for questions and answers. Ask away.

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Old 07-28-2008, 01:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome, & about Cats in Trailers?

Thank you, Kathy, for your welcome. Paul and I are both inclined to be on the road more often or stay away for a month plus at a time BUT for two cats just about 10 years old. Our neighbours are more than gracious about checking in on them every day in our absence and tell us not to think twice about asking. But, I don't want to exploit their kindness, nor do I want the cats feeling abandoned, or can I imagine confining them in a trailer for that long. Nicky weighs 20 lbs and Tasha about 15 lbs. and have been indoor cats all their lives. Gotta study on how to manage this on ongoing basis.

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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Paul & Louise,

Welcome to the group and wonderful pleasure of Sunline ownership. If you have any questions about your trailer this IS the place to get your answers. We're pretty good about wonderful places to see and stay also

We had an older cat, that learned to travel in the trailer, we tried to get her to ride in the truck, that didn't work, so we tried the trailer, and she was content there, we stopped often to check the interior tempeture, and would find her sprawled out on the bed like a queen, she would lift her head, look at me like "Do you know your disturbing me" and put her head down and close her eyes. I guess not the best way for her to travel, but she seemed fine. My biggest fear was being in an accident and the trailer being involved. But, even if she was in a carrier in the truck, she could have gotten loose or injured, depending on the accident.

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Old 07-28-2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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Louise and Paul,

I know we've chatted a bit over in the ADK M&G thread, but I wanted to say "Welcome aboard!" over here, too.

I'm 60 and Gail is a couple of years younger (not wanting to disclose my lady's exact age.... ) and we're both life long campers. Gail went from tents to pop-ups to our Sunline. I started with canoe tripping in Algonquin Park up in Ontario as a young teen, and graduated to travel trailers in my very early 20's. Our Sunline is my third TT and has lasted us beautifully for 9 years now.

I think you'll find this to be a very special forum, and the people here are the best. We avoid all the hassles of so many other Internet forums, and there's no battles or flame wars or even impoliteness here. We treat each other with great respect and freely share ideas and experiences.

Looking forward to meeting you in person in September. We'll be up at Fish Creek from August 6th to the 20th - Site 150 if you happen to be at Rollins then. Stop by!
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:18 AM   #6
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Thanks, Kitty, for your reply.

Thank you, Kitty, for telling me of your experiences with your cat. Ya, I really don't think it's a good idea for my cats (Nicky and Tasha). They would be soooooo stressed, as would we over worry about them escaping and getting injured or lost. On the other hand ... we might just give it a try once we have more experience and are more comfortable with trailering ourselves. Hope springs eternal, eh?
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