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    Maiden voyage

    Headed down to Agua Caliente County Park in San Diego for my M18's maiden voyage last weekend. Everything worked flawlessly (except for the fridge shifting a bit and hitting the wood frame now for opening and closing.) It was not only the first trip with my 2011 Edge, but my first trip RV camping, period. Had a blast and looking forward to many more trips.

    Here are a couple of pictures of the trailer and my first campsite:



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    Hi Yellowreef,

    Great news on your first outing. Hope you make many more happy memories with your new M18.

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    Hi Yellowreef, Two points!! Firstly, man, does that unit look sharp. They really are "just the right size", aren't they? For camping a week or two at a time, they are just perfect. And the scenery in the photos are absolutely beautiful. And now on to my second point. YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!!!!! Today, at home, we woke up to three inches of snow. YES, three inches. I had planned to pick the Edge up from storage and de-winterize it last Thursday, but something told me to wait. Well, if I had done that, I would have had a bunch of frozen water lines. You would think that it should be safe by May to even begin to think about RVing.
    Sitting in my own pool of depression (and beside a heater) I remain, your fellow forum member, Cam.

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    Congratulations!! Very sharp outfit you have there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camr View Post
    Hi Yellowreef, Two points!! Firstly, man, does that unit look sharp. They really are "just the right size", aren't they? For camping a week or two at a time, they are just perfect. And the scenery in the photos are absolutely beautiful. And now on to my second point. YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!!!!! Today, at home, we woke up to three inches of snow. YES, three inches. I had planned to pick the Edge up from storage and de-winterize it last Thursday, but something told me to wait. Well, if I had done that, I would have had a bunch of frozen water lines. You would think that it should be safe by May to even begin to think about RVing.
    Sitting in my own pool of depression (and beside a heater) I remain, your fellow forum member, Cam.
    Sorry about the weather out there Cam. For us, fall through spring means desert/mountain camping and summer means beach/mountain camping. And the best part... No winterizing! It is the only reason we put up with the outrageous taxes and other crazyness associated with living in CA.

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    Yellow, well now that you have got camping down. Keep watching for the Socal Rally in the fall. It will be at Pechaga Casino RV park. Bob
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    Nice rig! I've got an 07 Ridgeline towing my 2010 M-22. In the process of installing an Equalizer 2 WDH.

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    "In the process of installing an Equalizer 2 WDH"
    Suggest checking your owner's manual first. My Acura MDX manual says not too use an equalizer hitch. I think other Honda products' manuals say the same thing. Not sure about the Ridgeline. My TT Dealer had never heard of this before I showed them the manual. Good luck. Ron

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    The manual for the Ridgeline says they "discourage use of a WDH as an improperly adjusted WDH may affect handling and stability." So, it doesn't say not to use it, it says they reccomend you don't use one if you don't know what you're doing. Regardless I didn't use one since the M18 IMO doesn't weigh enough to require it. What is there to distribute when the tongue weight is 300 lbs?

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    I agree, I haven't used a WDH and never felt I needed it for the Edge M18. I do have a friction type antisway device but I'm not even sure that it's needed.

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