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Old 07-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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First Real Trip

we purchase our new Rv on June 28 2013 and finaly made our first real trip in it this last weekend. Wife, Daughter and mself took a 4 day weekend and Headed to San Marcos Tx. for some river toobing as its called in the area. We stayed at this place http://www.pecanpark.com/index.php This place stays packed due to the crowds wanting to tube the river so we were in the over flow section. No shade tree's but it was still a nice area with full hook ups, wi-fi and cable tv. the camp ground has plenty to do, like fresbie golf, horse shoes, volleyball, basket ball, indoor pool, The campgrounds are kept clean and the staff is friendly. The others campers on each sie of me were friendly,
The trip was relaxing and un-eventful. The camp grounds are close to town if you need extra supplies or the wife wants to hit up one of the 2 outlet malls. The river got pretty crowded around 2pm but still was a good time. The only thing that i wasnt happy about was the mpg of the Tv. the trip was 364 miles round trip and i avgeraged 8.9 mpg at 65mph, the freeway speed of i-10 is 75. The drive there and back is not flat its small rolling hills so the truck was having to work a little at times. The TV or TT was not loaded down none of the tanks had water in them. All in all it was a nice weekend and we plan on make more trips to the park. We are planning another trip at the end of Aug.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Thats a few shots from the camp ground. I didnt have a waterproof camera with me to take any while we were on the river
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a couple more pic. The San Marcos river is spring fed and the water stays around 72 degree's in the summer and always has a good flow due to being spring fed
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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I love Pecan Park. We stayed there a few years back to go toobing. Great pictures! Glad you had fun!
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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It looks like you had a great first trip and I hope you have many more. As for the MPG, welcome to the world of towing an RV.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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woohoo, Bikinis and Beer bongs, I love it.
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woohoo, Bikinis and Beer bongs, I love it.
There was jello shots, beer bong, and other types of alcholic shots being passed around. water gun and marsh mellow fights. it was a good time.
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Great pics, great looking area...you'll get use to the lousy MPG's as each camping experience gets better
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #9
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I was wishing for better mpg since the TT is a small mini lite. we have already decided to not worry about it and enjoy the trips. i work for an airline and fly for free so for the longer distance short trips we will fly and rent a car and room.
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I would think that the tires on your TT are rated for 65 MPH or less?
I have had Dodge 1500's with the 5.7 and I would not expect much better MPG.
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