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Old 03-15-2016, 10:28 AM   #1
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Eastern NC hello...

I have never had a camper before, my father passed away last June and he was an avid camper. Trips to shooting events, hunting trips, boys weekends you name it. He had just traded in a small toy hauler for a 26RR and was transfering all the stuff when he went into the hospital. He never got a chance to use it even one time... so here I am with a camper... when people ask me about it I tell them I like it a lot. I still struggle with, "man you are lucky to have a camper." tough to consider it a blessing or lucky... but anyway... that is how I came to be the owner of an 2015 grey wolf 26RR.

i have used the camper 3 times so far and I am learning many things the hard way. The last trip this past weekend I finally figured out how to get hot water. so last year the two times I took it out we did not have hot water at all because I could not figure it out. I knew nothing about the bypass.

My wife and I took it out the first time together this year just this passed weekend. We went to a KOA, I wanted her first trip to be easy and painless, lucky we did... the faucet was leaking all over the place so I had to replace that... and then I found out the back of the toilet is leaking... ugh... seems campers are as bad as boats lol... but all that said I replaced the cheap plastic faucet with a nice one so that issue is fixed. And I will order the part for the toilet as soon as I remember to write down the model. We plan on taking it back out over Easter weekend... this time a bit more rustic so we will have to use the water tank, but will have power.

i have trolled these threads for about a week or better and just soaked in all in. There is a ton of great information here. And just like I have found at the campgrounds, many folks just want to help and see that everyone has a good time.

I am looking forward to many many trips... thanks for having me

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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Sorry for your loss and yea that would be a tough one to swallow. But continuing on in his tradition with that camper would probably be something he would have wanted you to do and it honors him that you are!
Life is too short so make sure you get out and enjoy it!

from Onslow county and you are right about the similarities between campers and the "Bring On Another Thousands"
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:58 AM   #3
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Sorry for your loss and yea that would be a tough one to swallow. But continuing on in his tradition with that camper would probably be something he would have wanted you to do and it honors him that you are!
Life is too short so make sure you get out and enjoy it!

from Onslow county and you are right about the similarities between campers and the "Bring On Another Thousands"
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:23 AM   #4
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thanks... that was one thing he told me... stop working so much and enjoy the family more. So that is what I will do!
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:26 AM   #5
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Your father will be with you in spirit every trip. Agree about the statement about campers being helpful. If you have an issue while camping most will be glad to help.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:33 AM   #6
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I think you dad would be happy that you are using the camper, so my advice to you is make many happy memories with it, because that is what your dad would have done. So like the others said, rest relax and have fun.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:38 AM   #7
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welcome to the forum and the world of RVing. Also sorry to hear of your loss but he will be with you every time you take it out. As he said life to short so enjoy Later RJD
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Hi Douglas!
Welcome to the forum. I am a bit inland from you... I live on the north side of Fort Bragg. Sorry about your dad, but he left you something to make some great memories with.

I suspect the reason your faucet and toilet were leaking is that they may not have gotten winterized and had some water still trapped in them that froze and cracked them. Glad to hear you got them fixed.

Good luck and check back in with us regularly and let us know how things are going.

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Welcome from the Charlotte area! Although the circumstance isn't a happy one, I do hope you get to enjoy the camper,and more importantly, your family with this opportunity. Safe travels!
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thanks... that was one thing he told me... stop working so much and enjoy the family more. So that is what I will do!
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