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    Posted: 25 Apr 2022 at 3:00pm
Hi, I am Pearl.  I just purchased my first camper, an Rpod RP-179.  I love love it.
I have 2 - 4-legged girls, Zoey and Riley and they like to travel with Mommy.

Can't wait to get going!!!

Thank you for accepting me.
PearlSmile
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Pearl, Zoey Marie & Riley Ann
2017 Rpod 179
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pod People Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2022 at 5:39pm
Hello Pearl
Welcome to the forum.  You will find lots of nice people here who have hundreds of collective years of RV experience. Everyone is happy to help and offer advice.
the 179 is a very popular model.  there have been some major modifications made by different owners.  Use the search function and look for 179 mods.  we have had our 179 for almost 5 years and love it.  We have made a lot of improvements and have posted many of them.  also look at posts by StephenH who has done many mods to their 179.
Hope you enjoy your RPod.
Safe travels
Vann


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Post Options Post Options   Quote offgrid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2022 at 5:40pm
Welcome Pearl. If you have any questions about your rig or just want to chat about camping this is the place.
2015 Rpod 179 - sold - too busy playing farmer to go camping
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Welcome Pearl to your 24/7 owners manual.  This is a great community who like to encourage and help others, enjoy the forum and make a lot of great memories with your 179.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pearlhiggy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2022 at 6:13pm
Wow... thank you everyone.
I am a new camper owner.  I have never towed a camper, but I will be learning.  Unfortunately, the dealership where I got my SUV has my AFT Cooler on back order till June 2.  :(  So I haven't even had a chance to "practice"... 
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Best of luck with your new camper.  I didn't know they called travel trailers "campers" until I went to register ours when we moved to CT late last year.  In any event, you'll find many interesting discussions and useful information about your RPod here.  
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Pearl, as a fellow R-Pod 179 owner, I highly recommend the counsel you will get from this group. There is a lot to learn when you are new and I can attest to the patience and knowledge from the people who regularly contribute on this forum. All the best!
Portage, MI — 2017 RPod 179 (sold 2022) Ember 191MDB / 2017 Toyota Tundra — My RPod YouTube Videos
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pearlhiggy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2022 at 7:35pm
Thank you.  I have watched several of your videos on youtube.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote StephenH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Apr 2022 at 7:27am
Hello Pearl,
Welcome and congratulations on your "new to you" RPod 179. I hope you have many fun adventures and make many great memories with it. We have enjoyed ours very much and have many thousands of miles of travel with it.

Vann mentioned me, so you can find my mods using the link in my signature. Other helpful hints:

1. Use the advanced search feature. The default search only searches posts newer than six months. By using the advanced search, you can search posts that are older.

2. Posting pictures: Look at the icon bar above the text entry box. You will see one that looks like two overlapping squares with an arrow pointing up and right. Click on that and it will take you to the advanced editor which has more functions. An icon with a picture of a tree will appear. That is the one to use to post pictures. You can browse for a picture, upload it to the forum, and then paste it into your post. This works best if you scale the pictures beforehand. I use the freeware GIMP to scale pictures to 800x600. This also reduces the file size that needs to be uploaded. You can use any image editor that lets you scale pictures for this purpose.

3. Questions:  Don't be afraid to ask. If you tried searching and can't find an answer ask. Chances are someone has the answer you need. 

4. Most important: Have fun and enjoy your travels with your girls.

As for the ATF cooler, if you are towing to get to a local campground, you should be okay as the terrain around Brockport isn't mountains. I know because I grew up not that far west of there and am currently about 10 miles from Brockport. See private message.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote offgrid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 2022 at 5:57pm
Not sure what SUV you have but if the dealer recommends a transmission cooler you might want to inquire about your vehicle warranty prior to doing any towing. If the trans cooler is a manufacturer requirement you might be voiding your warranty if ti tow without it.
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