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    Posted: 10 Feb 2018 at 9:01pm
Sometimes life forces changes both good and bad.  The Pod's a great choice and a major step up from the tent, at least it was for us.  We are very happy with our 177 and have had no major issues.

May I suggest that when inspecting the pod you check for balancing weights on the wheels as the factory does not balance them.  We had one wheel in balance and the other way out of balance that resulted in a substantial amount of "wheel hop" at speeds above 55 MPH.  If it's not balanced you can take the pod to a tire shop and they will balance each wheel for a minimal charge.

Going forward, may life's sails be full for you and the wind be at your back.

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Originally posted by campinggirl

Thanks everyone! They actually know I am not prepared to tow. I was not planning to seriously look til end of month when this one came up.   I am getting hitch and brake locally here in SC. They said it would be fine if I come back for it in a week if I do in fact purchase it after inspecting it. I also plan to have transmission cooler installed on Durango. I appreciate all the good advice. I am sure I will be back for more. My Dad was the master camper but no phone lines to heaven. :(

You might want to ask them if the pod has an EMS installed. It's usually added by the owner after purchase. If it has one, great! If it doesn't, I would seriously think about adding it. It protects all the electrical appliances in the pod from surges, or some conditions that could harm the electrical system. Just an F.Y.I.
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Originally posted by campinggirl

Been researching rpods for awhile. Going to look at a 2010 172 Sunday. Any particulars to check out as I am a single female who will be traveling with my dog (and occasionally a college age daughter). My tow vehicle will be a Dodge Durango. I know to look at axle, look for evidence of any leaks, and to make sure everything works. Have camped since 10 months old in everything from tent to travel trailer to 5th wheel. Lots of life changes has me back in tent, but I am tired of the ground. Time to get back off the ground. Any advice appreciated.

Welcome! Can't wait to hear how yesterday went, did you buy it? I understand your feeling about no phone lines to heaven, both my parents were "serious" campers and I miss talking with them and getting their camping (and other) wisdom. 
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Hi, and glad you were able to get off the ground! I got my first trailer last September, using it solo+cat. With your experience, you should be able to enjoy the experience right away. Knowing the systems really reduce the concerns. Along with the new tires, a new battery and propane tank might be required. I have meters or something that checks everything, including electricity, propane, battery. Also have tapes, glues, etc., to quickly fix any leaks.

Enjoy and share your experiences, concerns - that helps us all in our trailer care and enjoyment!
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Yes, I got it!! So excited. I am getting my hitch and brake controller this week, so I can go back and pick it up. It's 2 1/2 hours away. I can't wait! I will be camping with my siberian husky (and occasionally a grown daughter or two).
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Congrats on your 172. Be sure to send a picture.
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Congratulations!! Enjoy!
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Congrats on your 172!  
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Congratulations, now you my be interested in looking at a group called “Sisters on the Fly” it’s an all gals camping group...no men or dogs, however dogs are now allowed on some camping events so I guess men are still considered “bottom feeders” LOL

From what I’ve heard it’s a fun group.

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Originally posted by campinggirl

Yes, I got it!! So excited. I am getting my hitch and brake controller this week, so I can go back and pick it up. It's 2 1/2 hours away. I can't wait! I will be camping with my siberian husky (and occasionally a grown daughter or two).

Fabulous, congrats!!! If you are in or near or head out west feel free to swap ideas about locations & related. PM is also welcome. As Barb wrote, and I agree, with your experience you're going to do great and have a wonderful time. This forum is extremely helpful too as you've already discovered :-) 
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