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Old 05-25-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
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Finally brought it home

New to trailer camping. We just brought our new 26dbh home. Loaded it up and it's all ready for our first trip out.

Any tips for newbies?
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:50 PM   #2
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New to trailer camping. We just brought our new 26dbh home. Loaded it up and it's all ready for our first trip out.

Any tips for newbies?
Well for starters, I'm thinking thats not going to fly with the City parking like that.........

What I've noticed here (forum) a lot is make sure you have water in your hot water tank when using the electrical heater.

Make sure there are NO obstructions when extending/retracting the slide, lot of people messed this up! Even experienced ones, just not thinking.

Nice unit, the best tip really would be "enjoy"

John
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:52 PM   #3
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Haha thanks Rupkin2
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:55 PM   #4
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Check and double check each step in hooking up and unhooking. When someone comes up when you are in the process of breaking camp or setting up just stop and talk to them..then tell them you got business to do cause you will forget a step and you will have a problem. I speak from experience for sure on this but all in all enjoy cause there is nothing like the camping experience.
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Welcome to the forum from a fellow Ontarian, and congrats on your new Grey Wolf! We spent a weekend in the Fergus area last year with our youngest DS at a soccer tournament.

Spend a few days here reading about the Grey Wolf line and travel trailers in general and you'll be so much more knowledgable than the average owner.

I'll caution you right now that you could get hooked on this forum and it could end up costing you a lot doing all the modifications you'll see others doing!

Unless you have miserable neighbours you'll be fine with it in your driveway for a couple days but I wouldn't store it there permanently. Mine is too long to fit in the driveway so I can't bring it to the house.

For tips, I have a few:

1. Camp in the driveway overnight before heading out for your first trip. Test all the systems (except dumping of course).

2. Camp close to home on your first trip. I guarantee you'll forget something.

3. Checklists! Download the "RV Checklists" app on your phone or tablet and use it to make sure you do everything on your lists.

Enjoy!
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Thanks itat. How was ur trip to fergus? We love this little town. And within 2-3 hours of some great camping.

We won't be storing it in our driveway. Only the night before and when we come home to unload. Storing it with many others at a local storage facility. We have great neighbours but I don't even want it in the driveway. Haha.

I haven't even checked the modification areas, and now am address to do so

Downloaded a checklist, thanks so much for that tip
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I spend time in Fergus volunteering for local Community Radio! Welcome to the board and camping! We spent a weekend at Elora Conservation Area on the opening weekend this year. As far as parking the Elora-ites are uptight about parking Fergus on the other hand has a Ford Pick-Me-Up dealer and has a Walmart and they are way cooler! They let anything go.
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DW just corrected me. The soccer tournament was in Elmira. We were in the Fergus area when we camped in the Elora Gorge Conservation Area back in our motorcycle camping days. It is a pretty area.
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The Elmira fields in Birdland perhaps?
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