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07-23-2012, 05:03 PM

We are buying our first fifth wheel and are going to take delivery here in the next week or two. I still enjoy tent camping and my wife enjoyed using my parents old fifth wheel, so its time to get our own to share camping with our boys.

Any advice or words of wisdom would be welcome as this is our first trailer. I know I have a lot to learn.

The trailer is a '12 Cougar 282RESWE and will be pulled by my '01 Ford F350 crew cab (7.3L Turbo Diesel).

07-23-2012, 05:50 PM
Welcome from Ridgefield, Washington. This forum is very informative to any questions you may have. You live in a beautiful place to camp and many happy trips with your new 5r. :wlcm:

07-23-2012, 06:18 PM
:wlcm: to the forum, congrats on the new 5er. Make yourself at home look around read in all the different sections there are lots of good info. The people here are warm and friendly. Happy Camping and safe travels.:)

07-23-2012, 07:31 PM
Looks like a very nice combination and I'm sure you'll be very happy with it. There have several new members from Oregon join us lately - so welcome aboard!

07-24-2012, 04:11 AM
:wlcm:to the forum from Central Cal. We have the same model 5er and really love it. The opposing slides make for a nice amount of room - hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours:)

07-24-2012, 04:29 AM
:wlcm:To the forum from the other end of the country! look around and find the pdi check list,print it and bring it with you when you go pick up your new camper. it is a good guide line. hope you have many wounderfull adventures. best wishes.:D

07-24-2012, 04:49 AM
welcome, the document that saabdoctor mentioned is really good. I wish I had read about it before picking our FW up. The things we weren't shown were the galley valve, how to use the stereo and how to use the day/night shades. Yes there are two shades on that thing. They needed to slow down on the water hook ups and winterizing too.

07-24-2012, 08:06 AM
Congrats on your new purchase & glad to see another Oregonian! We see a lot of Cougars, so know you will be happy with yours. Happy camping!:wlcm:

07-27-2012, 01:47 PM
Great to see another Oregonian join the ranks! :)

07-27-2012, 07:15 PM
Welcome to the 5th wheel club, you will be a whole lot more confortable in your new 5th wheel. We have a 2011 Montana Mountaineer 326rl and love it, we also live in Oregon, enjoy and good luck.

08-13-2012, 04:53 PM
I bought a new Cougar 318SAB in March and have lived in Oregon all my life. It's kinda nice to start experiencing the out doors in places I've heard about but either never went to, or was to young to remember. Welcome to our "family":wlcm: