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Old 08-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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first camper

I am Jim and wife and I just bought our first camper
a 2006 Flagstaff pop up 206,just need to learn how to be a "camper"

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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Well Jim, we too are first year campers.. We have been out 4 times this year and love it. I've got help for folks in RV Parks, but mostly learn by doing. One good thing is that you joined the Forums.. and you can learn tons by reading what others have done to solve any issues you might have... but most of all

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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Hello, and to the forums. Hope you enjoy the stay, and learn a lot, and can teach others what you already know. We all started somewhere. Luckily for me, it was when I was young, with parents, so I didn't worry too much. Grew up and continued off and on. Mainly, don't sweat the small stuff, and have a good time.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome to the FR Forums! As to learning to be a camper Jomarie and Windrider have already pretty much sum up the basic learning curve. Soon you will be showing the ropes to a new owner.

Keep it simple and just have fun.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome to the forum. We started out tent camping then moved up to a PUP. We used our PUP for two years then moved up to a tt. Things we noticed when we were progressing up, this was on camping spots. We scouted out most of the campgrounds in our area before going out. We noticed that some spots would be good for tent camping but not a PUP because of where things were located. Now with the tt we look at the spots a different way, length, water and electrical access. Enjoy your new and make new friends.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jch4971 View Post
2006 Flagstaff pop up 206
Welcome!!! We had a 02 206ST PUP. We had it about 7 years and lots of great family memories.

Keep an eye on this forum, there's a lot of knowledge and great folks here willing to answer questions, give great advice and tell ya "that's a dumb idea", we you need it.

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Most RV campgrounds (public and private) have really good maps showing the layout of the camping slots and with the help of Google you can get a great view of the slots and pick one that suits you best. Do a Google search on the address of the campground and zoom in to see the spots. Use that and the map from the campground to get a good idea of the slot that suits you.

We do this to get one that has better shade, room, and secluded since we are now traveling with 2 Norwegian Elkhounds that think everyone is a new friend and they have to announce themselves. So we work hard not to bother other campers.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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Hey there, and congratulations

to the forums

we're in the same boat as you, as we bought our first TT

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