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Old 08-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Hello all we just purchased a new 2012 Keystone Sprinter 272 BHS. We upgraded from a Coleman pop-up that we used for 10 years. Decided it was time for an upgrade. We have not used it yet but have a trip planned for Estes Park in Sept. Gotta do some work to our Avalanche before that.

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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to the forum. Congrats on the upgrade. Hope you have many happy camping trips and safe travels.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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You will notice a huge difference between the pop-up and your new Sprinter! Congratulations and welcome to the group.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new Sprinter. I'm sure you will enjoy it
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the support.
The Avalanche is in the shop getting the tranny worked on, all the fluids changed and rear axle opened up. We are also putting in tranny cooler. This will be our short term tow vehicle, over the winter we plan on buying a used 3/4 ton diesel for the many trips we plan on taking as a family. We are gonna take our time and do our homework, no rush.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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Good Thinking, you really have to know for yourself what you need to tow with because the dealers are usually more interested in making a sale than having you happy after the sale
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #8
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okay a little update for all interested.

We have used the camper a total of 11 times since we purchased it new. All the trips have been within Colorado, but a couple have been over some long steep passes like Monarch(8% for 8 miles), Eisenhower, etc. The Avalanche has been great, take it a little slow and all is well. There have been mistakes learned and lists written. One of the mistakes was not removing the valve on the toilet when storing it for the winter, it broke and 1st trip of the year it leaked water all over the bathroom, we had to plug it and do without the toilet for a weekend.

The big mistake was this weekend. We were with the Scuba Diving store for a weekend of high altitude diving/camping. Well this was the first time with no hookups of any kind. So at home I filled the storage tank, turned on the pump and filled the hot water and off we went. After setting up we realized that all the 110Volt outlets were inoperable, so no microwave, coffee pot, TV. I thought that the trailer's inverter would run them, oh well need to add a generator and french press to the list.

Just want to say thanks to all here and I still have alot to learn.
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