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Old 07-30-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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1st long trip and im nervous.

Had the new toy hauler a few months. 20 nights so far at races and campgrounds all with in 3 hrs of home. All good, no issues and we love it. So we plan our 1st big trip. NC to (night in between somewhere) OKC, picking up my son from Tinker AFB then on to Amarillo seeing inlaws a few days, then down to Houston for 5 days, on to Biloxi MS for 2-3 days, then make our way back to NC with an overnight between Biloxi and home.

Reservations made at campgrounds (boon docking in Amarillo), truck will be serviced and everything I can think of checked on the TH.

I suppose once we hit the road later next month it will ease off, but good grief I am nervous (forgetting something or breakdowns).

Were you nervous on your first big trip or am I just being silly ?
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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Make up and USE a Little Checklist,cuts down on the Nerves! Use it before pulling out Every time! Youroo!!
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:03 PM   #3
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Nervous can be a good thing, makes me double check everything. There will be problems just work through them and it will be fine. Good Luck!!
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Probably more anxious than nervous? We are always a little excited about heading out, regardless of how many times or how long the trip is. The way we look at it is all trips are adventure and you never know what you may see or what can happen. Yeah you may forget something. ...i think we all do. As long as you don't forget your wife and kids or pets if you have them, you are good to go. ...everything else can be picked up as you need or remember it.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:13 PM   #5
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You'll be fine. Plan ahead, (fuel, cgs, food stops, rest stops, etc) have copilot watching for exits, and enjoy the trip. Your worst part will be I-10 across south Louisiana. Lots of bouncing so slow accordingly. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:20 PM   #6
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I always get a balance of excitement and nerves before a really big trip.

But, I'm a planner by nature and what also helps me is to double check my departure checklists. After that, I just expect/assume the inevitable delay will crop up here or there and I'm fine when it happens. Just part of the fun.

Enjoy the trip!
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:45 PM   #7
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The only thing to worry about is breakdowns, you can buy things you forget. I have had a number of breakdowns over the past years. None ever required more than a nights stay in a motel while repairs were being made. Just be sure to bring a credit card and cash. Use the credit card for everything you can and save the cash for anything else. We always wonder though, if we are 1500 miles from home and have a major breakdown what would we do? Fly home and fly back after repairs were made? Who knows? Fortunately we haven't had to deal with this yet. Keeping my finger crossed.
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The only thing to worry about is breakdowns, you can buy things you forget. I have had a number of breakdowns over the past years. None ever required more than a nights stay in a motel while repairs were being made. Just be sure to bring a credit card and cash. Use the credit card for everything you can and save the cash for anything else. We always wonder though, if we are 1500 miles from home and have a major breakdown what would we do? Fly home and fly back after repairs were made? Who knows? Fortunately we haven't had to deal with this yet. Keeping my finger crossed.
I like this post. On all vacations, not just camping, the Master Card and some cash will make most problems go away. A passport helps too but not so much while camping.
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Don't forget your pills. Not easy to replace away from home.

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Dcheatwood is sooo right about I 10 through Louisiana, one of the worst roads in all the U.S.A. I've been on smoother dirt roads in the Rockies. Came across I 10 this past January, talk about a shake down trip!!! Take your time and all will go well.
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