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Old 03-15-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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Another newbie, apprehensive and excited

Paula and I are looking forward to joining your ranks, being we are waiting on a new Rockwood 2608ss that will hopefully be ready by May 1. Having been tent campers all our life, this step to a tt is somewhat intimidating but also exciting to say the least . If anyone would like to share any of thier horror stories so that I can learn from them, I would really enjoy the read. We would all probably get a few goods laughs too. I look forward to this new chapter in my life and also getting to know you all thru this forum.

TJ and Paula
Cape Coral FL.

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Old 03-15-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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to the forum & congratulations on the new camper!

Hope you don't end up missing your tent TOO much!

John & Nicole
2004 Ford Excursion 6.0L 4x4
2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
Nights Camped: '06=122 '07=12 '08=18 '09=10 '10=18 '11=28 '12=16
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:42 PM   #3
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I am a recent convert to TT's and purchased a Rockwood Mini lite 2502s late last year. I too was filled with both excitement and anxiety but after the first four or five trips I became quite comfortable, I remain conservative in that I have a written check list like a pilot to make sure I hitch and unhitch safely, prepare for camping and to "safe up" the TT when leaving a site or storing between trips.

I took the TT on several short (1:00 - 1:30 hr) "shake down" trips to familiarize my self with the equipment, how it worked vs how it was supposed to work and to teach myself how to use it.

The forum will have a lot of very positive comments as well as those who have experienced a dealer issue, broken something, or a warranty problem but overall I have learned a great deal from this forum and the friendly folks who gather here. You will find most stories are positive and people feel free to ask questions, seek recommendations and for the most part receive help and good advice.

I owned boats and trailered them all over FL from an 18 ft ranger bass boat to a 26 ft Grady White cuddy with twin 250hp Mercs. but never a TT. Boats and TT's require safety and maintenance so pick you poison.

I can tell you sleeping in the TT is a whole lot more comfortable than my Grady and my wife is very happy to travel now. One benefit of the TT is "happy wife = Happy life."

Enjoy and welcome aboard.

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