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Old 06-13-2015, 09:29 PM   #21
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In that case...

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It will be our first trip.
Do these things:

1. Find a checklist (or 2, or 3) from this or other forums
2. Keep it simple
3. Take your time
4. Check each others work
5. Ask your neighbor for help/advice

Don't take advise from people who don't look like they are having fun.

We drove from Atlanta to Ohio to pick up our (then) new 5th wheel, having never towed or RV camped before. We camped in Ohio, Kentucky and north Georgia on the 7 day trip home.

We made it. We didn't get hurt and didn't tear anything up. We did a lot of research and took almost everything we needed with us. For the rest of it there was Walmart.

You can do this. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:15 AM   #22
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Unfortunately, we can't practice. Vera is stored about 2 hours away as we are in an HOA community and can't have RVs. All the local storage is $100+ per month.
I'm in the middle of buying a new house, I put it under contract May 23rd, the HOA was resurrected June 1st. I really hope that they don't think they're going to clamp down on me.

Scope a few YouTube videos about setting up, and since you're going out for the fourth make sure you get there with plenty of time before dinner. And, don't hesitate to ask neighbors for help, we've all been newbies before, most are more than happy to help.
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:50 AM   #23
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Setting up and packing up is really pretty easier. I doubt that it takes more than 20-30 minutes. Even less if you take less stuff. I enjoy the ritual. We just took a 7 day trip where I set up and packed up everyday. No big deal. It's part of the fun.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:22 AM   #24
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Just allow for enough time to break camp to avoid the pressure of not departing on time. Keeping things simple does help but I also like to prepack items not in use the day/night before. Once you are able to settle into a regular routine it will become second nature and faster.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:37 AM   #25
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Enjoy your trip. Make a list then take your time . You will be surprised how comfortable you will get after the initial times.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:05 AM   #26
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We have decided to make the "how many" decision after our first trip on the 4th.
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:04 PM   #27
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Not at all, unless you put up flamingos, lights, speaker, bbq pits, fire pitz, dog runs, more lights, etc. Keep it simple, no one is really impressed by all the junk people put out, or at least I'm not. We may be a little different. When we go somewhere, we hook up, turn the A/Cs to low and get out. We rarely spend time in the parks. The beach is a little different however. Are you staying at Ocean Lakes?
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:41 PM   #28
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Not at all, unless you put up flamingos, lights, speaker, bbq pits, fire pitz, dog runs, more lights, etc. Keep it simple, no one is really impressed by all the junk people put out, or at least I'm not. We may be a little different. When we go somewhere, we hook up, turn the A/Cs to low and get out. We rarely spend time in the parks. The beach is a little different however. Are you staying at Ocean Lakes?
Same bere don't like to mess with all that junk. Most stuff I take stays in camper. All I have to load is food
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:38 AM   #29
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We are now in the second CG this week will be pulling out Saturday morning and in the third one that afternoon.

Will likely do a fourth CG before heading home, that will be #4 in two weeks easier now than it was the first time....
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:58 AM   #30
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We started on Tuesday at Woodlands RV in Elkton MD for 2days, then onto South Fourty RV in Petersburg VA for a night, then Yogi Bear in Tabor City NC for 2 nights, Point South KOA in Yemasse SC for 1 night, then Jekyll Island GA for 2 nights, then Mayport FL for 14 nights.

So 6 campgrounds in 9 nights. Then one for 14 nights. Woo hoo.
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