Our 1st Excursion in Sunline RV
We purchased our pre-owned Solaris 2450 in August, 2013, but did not get around to taking a trip until this past weekend. Before I go further, I want to thank all of the club members for assistance, threads, & particularly threads with explanatory photos attached. We spent the week before our kick off trip researching, cleaning, checking, and doing general preparatory work. Having never towed an RV, I went to a local park and practiced towing, turns, and backing. On 11/07/2013, we left the driveway to Myrtle Beach, SC with reservations at Ocean Lakes RV Campground. Arrived a little late and had to set up by flashlight. Ocean Lakes was a great choice with excellent facilities and staff. Even though our Solaris 2450 was "pre-owned", everything worked to perfection. We met another Sunline couple and they raved about their unit also. Departed Myrtle Beach on 11/11/13 with fond memories of our 1st Sunline excursion.
For other "NEWBIES" here is a quick list of a few things I learned: Allow more time for towed vehicle travel; Keep speed on Interstates about 55 - 60 MPH; Expect people entering highway from ramps to race to get/stay in front of you; Stay in the right lane of the interstate as much as you can; Tractor trailer rigs will create movement of your RV/TV when they are about at your 8 o'clock left side. Hold on to the steering wheel; Buy and use good extension mirrors. My set cost about $100.00 on Amazon, but were worth every penny with extra visual assistance; Make sure before you leave for your first trip you understand how to use the equipment & accessories on your RV; Practice backing as much as you can. It is a different driving orientation. We are looking forward to future RV adventures. Again, thanks to all the club members for your answers and patience.
Charlie & Donna