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Old 11-25-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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Camping this weekend

Possibly TMI: So I had a hysterectomy on Thursday, released from the hospital on Sunday and I'm going camping tomorrow. It's only suppose to be in the 20's at night. Any tips I should know?
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:11 AM   #2
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Make sure you are comfortable & warm enough. Are you up to sitting while traveling? A week out from major surgery is pretty short so if you are not feeling up to camping please be brave enough to say so. I have gone camping while not feeling well and regretted doing so.

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LOL, thanks for the TMI. My wife wouldn't let me setup the camper before my big snip and spend the weekend in a zero gravity chair.

Terrier nailed the tips exactly- take it easy. It's far too easy to feel "ok" and overdue it. Make sure everyone else is doing camp chores and sit back to just supervise.

If you have electric at your site, a pair of space heaters can usually keep the camper pretty comfy with the furnace only running a little.
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I must agree that it is very easy to over do it when camping.

I'm sure your doctor told you to say off your feet and relax as much as possible but we all know this is not an easy task because of the things that need to be done at a site.

In and out of the RV, moving about inside as well as outside.

If you feel like going then do so by all means but know and live by your limits.

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Old 11-26-2014, 12:20 PM   #5
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I'm going to read a book. I actually had the very non invasive version of the surgery and feel great, and I need to get out of my house. Since it will be so cold, the plan is to hang out in the camper and dh will take the kids to the indoor pool and the movie nights. But thank you all for the concern. <3.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:23 PM   #6
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The drive isn't too long either.
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:42 PM   #7
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Use your fresh water tank and pump. Fill you FW tank when you get there and at night, disconnect the water hose, turn on the pump and leave it on. If above freezing during the day, re connect and use water as usual. We just did this and had no problems.


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Good luck and have fun with your new motor home.
We are taking our new one out this weekend on its maiden voyage but we will not use the fresh water. Will bring water for the "facilities" but will not charge the fresh system, which is a compromise!
Lots of blankets, propane and space heaters, since we are expecting 18f on Saturday night.
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It's been very toasty warm in here and we woke up to a dusting of snow. I made Thanksgiving dinner, and the kids have been at the indoor pool twice today. We're running 2 space heaters to maintain a temp, and have to furnace set slightly above to heat the piping, etc. We don't have any water at our site, so we filled the fresh water tank. I'll be winterizing with antifreeze on Sunday.
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I am debating, one space heater or two!
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