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Old 07-05-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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My wife and I just purchased our first ever TT. We bought a 2005 Flagstaff 26DS. We are pretty excited about the whole escapade. She makes her maiden voyage this weekend to Concan, TX. Any advice, information, or "bumps in the road" that someone may have to share would be much appreciated. Thanks and Happy Camping!

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Old 07-05-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. My advice is to find some of the packing lists and set up / takedown lists on this sight. Search the posts and you will find them. They really helped us to make less mistakes. I also suggest keeping a notebook open your first weekend out to write down ideas and needs... It is easy to forget before you get home.
Also .... The first time you pull out, stop at the end of the block and look in your trailer.... You can save some greif by checking to see if everything really is secured the way you think it is.
We did not know to check and had a toaster oven fall down and a loose cupboard door which spewed plates all over.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice I will be sure the toaster oven is strapped down tight. That is exactly the kind of info I was hoping for. Thanks again!
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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Welcome from Waco, slow down, enjoy the journey and above all
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:46 PM   #7
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Just take your time dont get in a hurry set up and tear down the same way every time you go out helps with making things a routine and less thing are forgotten that way and like Hipshot said above all have a good time dont sweat the petty stuff and visa versa
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #9
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Welcome guys. Concan is a great place for a maiden voyage. How do I know? That's where we took our maiden voyage 5 years ago. We stayed at Parkview Riverside, but it may not be the same as it was then. Dad stayed there a couple of years ago and had a not so good report. Garner State Park is still great though! So, be sure and see the bats there. A spectacular sunset show. And enjoy the Frio's a very beautiful river.

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Welcome from Canada. We seem to be getting lots of newbies from Texas. I like that. Just take it slow and enjoy the ride cause we're glad to have you. Old Guys

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