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Old 05-02-2018, 08:47 PM   #1
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Just purchased new Aerolite 213RBSL

Hello there,

I have used many forums in the past but never signed up as a member before. looking forward to learning and sharing with this community! My first challenges include.....

1: cable based slide. When I slide in, I hear cable noise on the right side pulley, sliding out seems quiet. When checking youtube, it seems my setup might be too tight on the chain. I will search the forums to see if this is a common complaint.

2: I just installed a Furrion wireless camera and the trailer taps the backup light for powering the camera. I would like to know where this is done so I could switch to powering from running lights to use while driving. I have seen a few threads on this and will keep looking.

Thanks,
-Theo
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:04 PM   #2
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Hello Theo! Welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:21 PM   #3
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I love our 213, great lil camper. Mine has the Schwintec Lippert slide system and I don't need a backup camera, so that's strike two on me.
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:33 AM   #4
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Another 213'er here.

Cable slide. (it never gets used. Stays out)
No backup camera Cuz it's never getting backed in again.

Gotta ask, so you got a new one?
What year, may I ask?
Rumors are they did away with the Jumbo shower enclosure in that awesome bathroom. Did they?

Regardless, congrats!
Welcome to the 213 cult following.

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Old 05-07-2018, 05:39 PM   #5
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From what I saw in the layouts, it's a corner shower now.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:59 PM   #6
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Sorry for delay. GTWags is correct, corner shower but I like the additional cabinets they added in the bathroom. It is a 2018, bought new.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:28 AM   #7
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Welcome to the 213 cult following! Great Lil-Big Camper!
I have a slide and use it, but so far no problems at all.
I am fairly good at backing it up, so no BU Camera either. But I must admit the best thing I did for backing into the site was to install a Level Mate Pro along with the Anderson Leveling Blocks. Now its back her in and level in one shot!
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:02 PM   #8
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Welcome to the 213 cult following! Great Lil-Big Camper!
I have a slide and use it, but so far no problems at all.
I am fairly good at backing it up, so no BU Camera either. But I must admit the best thing I did for backing into the site was to install a Level Mate Pro along with the Anderson Leveling Blocks. Now its back her in and level in one shot!
Hello... I have a question about the Anderson levelers... Does your RV have the independent axles? How do you really like the levelers? Any danger of doing any damage to the tires like with the blocks? I agree with you about the Level Mate Pro... AWESOME!
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Hello... I have a question about the Anderson levelers... Does your RV have the independent axles? How do you really like the levelers? Any danger of doing any damage to the tires like with the blocks? I agree with you about the Level Mate Pro... AWESOME!
Yes it has independent axles. I was tired of backing in and out 3-5 times trying to get the darn camper level. I am an older not so slim guy so I ended up a a sweaty mess before I was able to level out the trailer.

Now I flip just the switch on the Level Mate Pro and start the app on my iPhone, back in to just past where I want to be and slide in the Anderson Levelers on the front side (both tires) and pull forward until I am level (watching my iPhone), set the truck parking brake, insert the chocks on the levelers and its a done deal side to side. Then I come up off the hitch, set the hitch memory position on the Level Mate Pro, and pull the truck out of the way and level it front to back. At most 10 minutes and no sweaty mess!

Both of these items are not cheap, but they have already paid for them selves!
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Yes it has independent axles. I was tired of backing in and out 3-5 times trying to get the darn camper level. I am an older not so slim guy so I ended up a a sweaty mess before I was able to level out the trailer.

Now I flip just the switch on the Level Mate Pro and start the app on my iPhone, back in to just past where I want to be and slide in the Anderson Levelers on the front side (both tires) and pull forward until I am level (watching my iPhone), set the truck parking brake, insert the chocks on the levelers and its a done deal side to side. Then I come up off the hitch, set the hitch memory position on the Level Mate Pro, and pull the truck out of the way and level it front to back. At most 10 minutes and no sweaty mess!

Both of these items are not cheap, but they have already paid for them selves!
I think the levelmate pro is fantastic. I like that it tells me that I have __ inches to raise to get level. Most of the time, I can live with an inch or so but it makes it so easy to get level... I'll invest in the Anderson and some NON SKID tape.
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