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Old 12-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Greetings & w/ new Aspen Trail

Hello all,

I'm Dave from New Mexico. My family and I (wife & 2 girls ages 9 & 11) are taking delivery of a 2013 2819BHS Aspen Trail on Wednesday. I'm excited but nervous as well. I've read where folks have all kinds of problems with new RV's so naturally I don't want to buy a $22,000 problem.

We love camping up in the high country but tent camping is becoming more & more of an ordeal each time. So we've decided to take the RV plunge.

The trailer weighs approx 6,500 dry and is 32 feet long bumper to end of hitch. It's a little longer than we originally planned but we'll see how it goes. I'm pulling it with a 2012 F250 4x4 Crew Cab with the 6.3L V8 gas moror. I expect to get really good mileage with this TV - hoping for upwards of 18 to 22 MPG. HaHaHa... NOT, maybe down hill in neutral.

Do any of you have experience with the Aspen Trail - good or bad? There's still time for me to back-out.

Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Hello, Dave.

Welcome to the group; and Congrats on the new Aspen Trail.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Welcome the forum and congratulations on your new TT.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:59 PM   #4
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Dave, can't help you with your new Aspen, but wanted to say HI!And welcome to the forum!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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Welcome, Dave, join the crowd!

I bought a 2013 Aspen Trail, model 1900RB (or was that BR?). Anyway, I've had a lot to do to bring it up to snuff. If I had it to do over again, and knowing then what I know now, I'd still buy this one. It was at a good price, and everything that needed to be done was within my capability. But as one of the guys said a while back, you need to be a handyman. That's true.

At least my wife knew where I was at if I wasn't in the house!
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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Hi Dave. Welcome to the Forum.... Congrats on the new Aspen.
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Welcome! Sounds like an exciting new adventure for your family.

Regarding mileage -You just need to find campgrounds that are downhill both ways (and let us know when you do)
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Welcome Dave from New Mexico! This is Dave from Wisconsin, also marrried with 9 & 11 year old daughters... How's that working out for you?
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #9
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Welcome Dave from New Mexico! This is Dave from Wisconsin, also marrried with 9 & 11 year old daughters... How's that working out for you?
The two girls are the ones who want the RV the most. We've rented motor homes but never been out in a trailer. Kids in a motor home eliminates the "are we there yet?" factor.

The oldest girl just got her first cell phone. Her reward for making the honour role but now the youngest is jealous and also getting good grades...

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The oldest girl just got her first cell phone. Her reward for making the honour role but now the youngest is jealous and also getting good grades...

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