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Old 07-17-2016, 10:59 AM   #1
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I failed at the Campground!

So I pulled into Edisto Island State with my shinny new Forester with its bright blue paper tag displaying its newness as I back between to very high dollar Class A MH's.

After a few minutes two older gentleman join me at the campsite as I am taking the wrappers off all my new accessories and slowly hooking up the water and power.

I am bombarded with lots of questions like how big is the fuel tank, grey water tank, fresh water ..... I was not able to answer a single question. I was defiantly exposed as a newbie.

So I will be spending the rainy day with my manuals figuring out all the specs of my new 2017 Forester 3011 DSF.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:07 AM   #2
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I now know:

55 gals. Fuel
44 gals. fresh water
39 gals. Grey water
39 gals. Black water
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:07 AM   #3
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Those two gentlemen violated a Cardinal Rule of RVing. Never interrupt or bother someone until they are completely set up.

You didn't fail, they failed as good RVers.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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Wouldn't worry about it for a second. Everybody here, and the two guys who approached you , were newbies at one time. And I bet that there are a few things that the two of them don't know or forgot about their rigs.
It's a lot to absorb and remember, and even after 3 years, I still occasionally have to look up something about this or that in one of the manuals or info sheets.
Have fun and enjoy your new rig.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:24 AM   #5
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There is no extra credit pop quiz for RVing

If they didn't offer to help you, or leave you alone as you were working, then they are newbies to good behaviors.

Hope you enjoyed yourself.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:46 AM   #6
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There is no extra credit pop quiz for RVing

If they didn't offer to help you, or leave you alone as you were working, then they are newbies to good behaviors.

Hope you enjoyed yourself.
X2

And if they didn't offer a cold beverage along with their nosy questions they were complete failures.
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Old 07-17-2016, 12:03 PM   #7
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Had the same thing happen to me 2nd time out by fellow forum member. Passed on a curve and then bored him to death I was so proud of my shiny new rig. Happy trails
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Those two gentlemen violated a Cardinal Rule of RVing. Never interrupt or bother someone until they are completely set up.

You didn't fail, they failed as good RVers.
X2, when this happens to me I do politely tell them that I don't want to do any damage while setting up and that I will gladly talk later on. If they leave pissed off, so be it......
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Those two gentlemen violated a Cardinal Rule of RVing. Never interrupt or bother someone until they are completely set up.

You didn't fail, they failed as good RVers.
Exactly!
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Oakman is absolutely right on. You didn't fail...THEY failed.
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