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February 21, 2017
Hello! Hubs and I (and our two little beagles) are future 189R owners (maybe 180R if the 189R isn’t feasible), likely within the next 12-24 months. We are also total camping noobz–our families don’t camp; our friends don’t camp; we don’t even know anybody who camps–which is why I’m joining this group now. I have been reading through all kinds of TT camping forums and sites and have found a lot of good info, but I’m sure there are plenty of things I still don’t know! (The first and most pressing thing I wanted to know was how the toilet worked. Seriously. Now I just need to know what to do if it gets clogged.)
I looked at a lot of the retro TTs (including these at the recent Camper & RV show here in town) and I’m really pleased with the White Water Retro series. They seem to combine good vintage looks with practical layouts, modern conveniences, a fair amount of storage, and the newer models (2016+) seem to have few issues. The only thing that could possibly make these any better, at least in my eyes, are jalousie windows.
June 25, 2016
Welcome the forums Sassandra!
I hope that you end up buying a White Water Retro, they are great RV’s but they do have there own quirks. As far as the toilet thing goes, all that gets dumped right into a holding tank. It would be near impossible for it to get clogged as its straight drop into the tank, at-least on my model. If you don’t ever empty your tank then you might run into issues. There is for sure a learning curb to RV camping last year was my first year getting into this as well. The best thing is to do a couple practice trips to close by places so you can figure out all the stuff you will need. Your RV dealer is going to be your best friend in this department as they can physically walk you around you RV and tell you how things work and what accessories you will need, such as drainage hoses, etc..
September 17, 2016
Welcome Sassandra and hubs. May Our Gentle Lord give you many fun and safe trips. After touring the factory in Lagrange, IN. we were very impressed with Riversides effort at placing quality in their units. We purchased the 195 and have been very happy with it. The toilet should be no issue with clogging. It is a straight drop into a holding tank (black water). All RV’s have small issues or things you would change. The fun is getting your TT and then personalizing it to your likes. Best wishes always.
February 21, 2017
Thanks, gentlemen! I do feel better about the toilet thing now, it was a real worry for me. Clogged toilets are a regular occurrence here at home but the issue is probably the traps.
Alabama Jim, thanks for the idea about touring the factory! We’re only a couple of hours from northern Indiana, and we wanted to check out the RV Museum and Goshen anyway. That sounds like a fun itinerary for a long weekend trip this spring.
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