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Old 03-19-2015, 11:58 PM   #1
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First trailer, first trip, new 26DBH

The hubs and I just picked up our very first ever TT yesterday. Just started family camping this past year (wanted the kiddos to be old enough...camping with a baby is just insanity, IMO! The wee one is now 4 and all three kids LOVE getting out and exploring!) We started out tent camping, then bought a box trailer to haul our stuff, then converted it into a tiny trailer with bunks and kitchen, then finally took the leap to the Grey Wolf. Commencing with the maiden voyage tomorrow when the kids get out of school. Can. Not. Wait! These forums really helped us prepare for our walk-through, giving us some background knowledge so that all the directions weren't Greek. Also helped us know what questions to ask/issues to look for. Still a little nervous that we will forget something, but excited to learn!

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Old 03-20-2015, 12:10 AM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum from Wv
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:11 AM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your new Grey Wolf. Great looking combo!
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:13 PM   #4
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Mrs. & I have the same 26dbh and have 3 teenage boys, that camper will work for you for a very long time. Congrats & have fun!
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:19 PM   #5
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Make a list!! Put it on a spreadsheet if you have one. I print out my list before every trip and nothing gets crossed off until it is actually loaded. It has saved me many times.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:22 PM   #6
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Make a list!! Put it on a spreadsheet if you have one. I print out my list before every trip and nothing gets crossed off until it is actually loaded. It has saved me many times.

Ha! My husband makes fun of my obsession with lists, and spreadsheets are my life (I work remotely and am the "data girl" for my employer). Finding it hard to concentrate on work today, as my mind keeps adding things to that list and I want to just close my laptop and start packing up!
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:38 PM   #7
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I use a spreadsheet list as well. I have 5 cols as follows
Item Packed, qty,item name ,where stored in house, where packed in TT
Take the list with you and add to it as you find things you wish you had.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:12 PM   #8
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:30 PM   #9
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Bought our 26DBH, two weeks ago. Second trip in it, boondocking for two nights in it this time. What a great trailer! I agree on the checklists. Divide the chores and have fun.
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a checklist to start is the best way when new to a particular style of camper. After a few setups you will get a feel of what is first, second and etc. Doing the same thing, such as turning on the gas and water heater and etc, will become a habit quicker than you believe. Now about camping with young ones. My wife and I will tell you some of the best times we had were camping with our young ones. We have 2 children 3 years apart with March birth dates but were camping with them by Memorial Day after their birth. Did both of them that way with only a StarCraft 21' pop up camper. A cut down folding crib did great service for the youngest when set up in one end of the bunks.
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