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Old 03-17-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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Absolute newbies! Rockwood Mini lite Travel Trailer

Feeling overwhelmed--where to start, where to go, how to run it, can anyone suggest? Live in Eastern Connecticut. So excited! We wish we could get a good campground recommendation to try out on our maiden voyage. Interested in scenic, quiet, clean campgrounds or camper/rv resorts.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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Feeling overwhelmed--where to start, where to go, how to run it, can anyone suggest? Live in Eastern Connecticut. So excited! We wish we could get a good campground recommendation to try out on our maiden voyage. Interested in scenic, quiet, clean campgrounds or camper/rv resorts.

Welcome!

As to where to begin, I think the best first step is to grab all your manuals and camp in your driveway first. This will help you learn the systems and processes and begin to feel more comfortable. Make sure to post in the forums here when you get stuck or have a question.

You can post that question about campgrounds in CT in our Eastern subforum.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:33 PM   #3
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Welcome We too have a rockwood mini lite. Great little TT. Last summer went to Wells Maine just for the beach and lobsters... much to see and the coast line is very nice. The dealer should have given you a run thru and a campground directory. My suggestion is to pick a place then search for a campsite. You will learn so much from the great folks here on this site.

Good luck and happy camping
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:52 PM   #4
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your Rockwood Mini lite TT. Camp driveway is the best place to spend your first night.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:10 PM   #5
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Welcome from another Mini Lite owner. What model did you get? Check back here often. There is plenty to learn here. Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome from another Mini Lite owner. What model did you get? Check back here often. There is plenty to learn here. Welcome to the forum.
It is a Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S...love it. Small, maneuverable, lots of amenities. Can't wait to try it!
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:57 PM   #7
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Welcome!

As stated, camp driveway is best. Hook up, pull it around the block then back it into your driveway, square it up, level it, run the slides out and double check the level. Then, block the wheels, unhook from the truck, level front to back, set the stabilizers. Remember, they're stabilizers only, not levelers.

Plug in to electrical and hook your water hose up with the regulator at the spigot end.

That, in a nutshell, is the setup. Run the awning out, kick back in some chairs and have fun.

Doing it at home allows you to go back and forth for all those things you need. I forgot to take towels out my very first time. The wife called to me from the shower to inform me of that.

And a spatula.

And dishwashing soap.

And other stuff. We thought we had it covered, lo and behold, there was a sheet full of items we missed. We took that list, went to dollar stores and bought stuff just for the camper or bought nicer stuff than we had in the house and moved old stuff outside.

By being at home, we were able to just do what we needed to without issue.
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Welcome! We loved our 2109S as well. Never had a problem with it. The sound system was wonderful! However, DW did replace most of the curtains. We have since moved to a 5er and are now full timers.
You'll have many happy times in that TT.
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Welcome! We loved our 2109S as well. Never had a problem with it. The sound system was wonderful! However, DW did replace most of the curtains. We have since moved to a 5er and are now full timers.
You'll have many happy times in that TT.
Well you learned the right way, started out small figured things out then you bought your rolling mansion, without starting small you wouldn't have learned the things that you need and want to be comfortable. You have a great trailer to live in, Still the jury is out on your TV for it. Your both are retired and everyone should get what they want after all look at all the years working. Now it's time to take it easy, and have things that make it easy, after all your not as young as you were and you are getting older daily. Enjoy yourself, and get rid of the mean ass cat. (just a joke)
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:46 AM   #10
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Yep the drive way is good. Don't forget the pillows. Congratulations on the new RV. Have fun, relax and enjoy. If you have questions or run into problems while you are out, campers are happy people, and generally more then willing to help, just ask.
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