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Old 02-25-2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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new member, new to camping, new camper on order

new member here and just wanted to say hi, my wife and I are new to camping. we bought a used popup last year, did a little bit of work to it and used it a couple of times and really enjoyed it.

last weekend we ordered a new Flagstaff 25BDS from Coates RV here in the MPLS/ST PAUL area. we are excited and nervous and pretty sure after we get it we will have all sorts of questions for you guys.
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Scott and Kristina
brand spankin new 2018 Flagstaff 25BDS
Flagstaff 227 popup, sold to my son
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:39 PM   #2
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Let me welcome you to the forum and camping in general. Hope you have many good years as we have. We started by camping in our 1976 Foerd Econoline. We had a 76Coleman '85 Coleman Sequoia' and a 96 TrailManor. We have a new Apex on order.

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Old 02-25-2017, 05:44 PM   #3
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lets go!

Cool, welcome. We were pop ups for years. We are closer to the end of the ride then the beginning, we are in a C now.. The biggest suggestion I have is a real inventory list, we actually use a dry erase marker on matching duel laminated check lists (one in the coach, one in the house), we are at about to revision "g" with no changes in over four months. We have two std launch configurations (or strike packages for my airman brothers), warm and cold weather. For our rig we stock for two weeks of provisions regardless of the plans or final location. Tools, parts, food, clothes, chairs, etc.. If bosco is on the list then it is in the cabinet, period. In reality the list was of even greater impotance in the popup as access was some times limited. Create your tool list by using only what is assigned to the list for maintenance and repair. A 100 piece SAE socket set is dead weight if everything is 10, 12, 14, and 15 mm.. Consider the odd socket for your hw anode. Sounds cruel but dont pack for your neighbor, you dont have the space, and transport has cost. Take what supports your rig, it will most likely be the same items lent anyway.

Consolidate, consinder an extended stay gas kit instead of hauling small disposable propane bottles. Multi purpose appliances, we use a electric fry pan for frozen skillet dinners, pasta, frying eggs, etc.

Last, everything has a home... it goes back where it lives (belongs) after use, period. Space is a preimum for everybody. As we may be out for days or weeks keeping order keeps a small space from shrinking further. Day 6 has to have the same starting parameters as day 2 or the spirit of the trip is at risk...

See you out there.. Look for LiL'Foot on the back of the coach. That will be us.......
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:52 PM   #4
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your Flagstaff 25BDS. Lots of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful people here to help with your questions.
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:57 PM   #5
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Many of us started our journeys just like you. Tents, PUPS, travel trailers, 5th wheels, etc.

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Old 02-26-2017, 02:35 PM   #6
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You will do fine! We were all first timers once. Good Luck!

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Old 02-26-2017, 02:44 PM   #7
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Congratulations and good luck with your new camper.
Like what was said we were all new at one time.
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:48 PM   #8
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Congratulations on your new camper! Hope you enjoy it for many years!
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:09 AM   #9
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Congratulations and WELCOME! A pop-up should be a nice, inexpensive way to "test the waters" in RV living. Do yourself a HUGE favor. Find and attend an RV Boot Camp. In RVBC, you (along with ~ 200 other "newbies") will receive a very good education which will explain demystify all the systems found on a modern RV. Mistakes made with RVs are often expensive and, sometimes dangerous. After completing RVBC, people will be smarter RV buyers and safer RVers in general. Some insurance companies give discounts to RVBC graduates! RVBCs can run anywhere from a weekend to a full week. The Escapees RV Club and the RVSEF are two groups that run EXCELLENT programs (there are other groups too).

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Old 02-27-2017, 12:49 AM   #10
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awesome & welcome
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:19 PM   #11
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Congratulations - we are in MN also. We started with a pop up and moved to a tt a couple of years ago. Can't wait to get going this year. You've come to the right place to get answers, the people on here are fantastic. Lisa

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