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Old 05-07-2016, 08:41 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement. Just a lot to learn and figure out but that's half the fun.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:48 PM   #12
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The above site has just what you need for comprehensive check lists and lots more.

Deb and I were new to camping 18 months ago and it was only last fall when we felt that we had learned from our experience with our 5er and by talking to people (including neighbors with similar trailers).

I hope all goes well for you and you enjoy every day on the road.
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:50 PM   #13
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Welcome. Just take a deep breath, exhale, and smile. Something new is always a bit intimidating until you start doing it. Then you find it was pretty easy. Just take your time. Learning is part of the fun.
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Old 05-07-2016, 02:25 PM   #14
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If you join any RV club you will find lots of folks with years of experience to help with problem solving. I highly recommend it when you start out.
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Old 05-07-2016, 02:34 PM   #15
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RVing ain't rocket science but, some new skills and understanding is required. Folks new to RVing (or even just considering it) would be VERY well advised to find and attend an RV Boot Camp. The Escapees RV Club run an EXCELLENT Boot Camp, usually over a weekend. Other groups offer Boot Camps too including Mark Polk's DVD series ( RV Education 101 - videos, DVDs, books, tips and information for RVers ). Mistakes made with RVs are often expensive and, sometimes dangerous. At Boot Camp, you (and approximately 200 other "newbies") will have all the systems found on modern RVs thoroughly explained and demystified. RV Boot Camp graduates are safer, more knowledgeable RVers and, they're better informed RV buyers.

Welcome to RVing! Adventure awaits.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:27 AM   #16
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Would LOVE to attend a boot camp! I am going to look into that today.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:31 PM   #17
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Found a boot camp being offered by Escapees. Sounds very good. Is anyone familiar?
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:59 PM   #18
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I took the Escapees RV Boot Camp back in 2011 in Gillette, WY. I was towing a 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe Travel Trailer with a Toyota Sienna minivan. I've since "graduated" to a 39' Super C-Class diesel puller. Time and money VERY well spent (so much so that I expect I'll attend another Boot Camp soon as a refresher and, to learn more about my big rig). Excellent presentations and camaraderie. If at all possible, GO FOR IT!
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:27 PM   #19
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Nice floor plan. Congratulations!
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:20 PM   #20
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You will love your 3051. We do ours. We have had our 2014 for over two years and driven 34k. We have had very few issues. It was a lot of fun learning all about the inner workings. YouTube and this forum has been a great source of information. Lots of 3051 owners on here, so don't hesitate to ask any questions or concerns you have. First recommendation is some driving hints. The rear end of the RV really swings out when turning. It helped me a lot to watch some driving videos. This one in particularly. Long, but worth the time.
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