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Old 09-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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We just purchased a 2013 38fl. We are first timers and scared and nervous about the transition.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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welcome alcam59 !
congrats on the new 38fl !

I would suggest driveway camping "if you can" to more fimilarize yourself with the camper when your right at home ......... Beats being 40 or 50 miles from home with little help !

hope all goes well !

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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Welcome to camper and on your purchase. We just purchased the same 38FL at the RV show and will be picking it up next weekend. We have both been camping since we were babies (many moons ago)... Congrats and enjoy!!!!

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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We just purchased a 2013 38fl. We are first timers and scared and nervous about the transition.
Hi and welcome to the forums! Many of us were newbies and can relate to how you might be feeling. Have you taken delivery of your RV yet? In the pdi (interspection walk through) you should be shown how to work the systems.

Driveway camping as suggested is a good way to get and know your trailer before hitting the road. It will also help refresh your memory from the pdi.

There is a learning curve to RVing but you can take it at a speed you are comfortable with. Have questions? Please ask because we have answers.


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Old 09-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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New one also

WE got ours 9/11 and spent 7 days at St Augustine Beach,Fl.

worked the kinks out. This is our 2nd fiver and 3rd Forest River.

The driveway camping is a great idea.

Also get someone to take you to a BIG empty parking lot with some "cones"

and play towing and parking.

We are off in two weeks to Disney -- Fort Wilderness -- this wll be the third rv to go and visist Mickey and friends....

We love the 38fl and it tows so nice...

John
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #6
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Congrats on the new camper and I like the driveway camping idea!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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Welcome and congrats. When driving drive slowly and don't forget to look up at the trailer roof line when in the CG with trees and buildings. Not all the problems are close to the ground.

If you are lucky enough to find a open spot with no traffic then practice backing up go slow and watch through your mirrors. If you look directly back then you will for sure get confused. Good luck and happy travels.
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Welcome & congrats on your new "Creek.". We too have a new "Creek" but the 36CKTS Custom, lovin it for sure! Headin down the byways in two weeks for some foliage chg. in NC. That trip will keep is enjoying the Creek for a month unless we find reason to extend the trip.

I can second the comment on the overhead clearance issue. Our new one towers over the old one by 13" so I have to watch extra close on every route to ensure we have clearance. I use www.aitaonline.com, Camp & RV mobile app along with a motor carrier atlas to find the low clearances before they become problems along our intended route. Enjoy your new Creek, hope to see you down the road in the future.
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Did anyones big fridge come. With door locks?
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #10
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Did anyones big fridge come. With door locks?
What exactly do you mean by "door locks"? Our Silverback 29rk indoor fridge has two plastic pieces with notches to hold the fridge door open when not in use to let air circualate. If you are asking about some sort of lock to prevent the door from being opened, then No in our case.
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