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Old 10-17-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Just joined the forum, wanted to say hi. As a new first time owner of a camper, this site has been great for info and tips. Recently purchased a 2008 Puma 26RLSS. The size seems small enough for a beginner yet big enough to not feel cramped. Open to all tips and suggestions to make our open road fun.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:18 PM   #2
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Our new (to us) Puma 26rlss. Any info or experience with this model is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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Hope you enjoy the camper. You will find all kinds of tips, suggestions, and help on this forum. We are first year owners as well, had ours since mid May. This weekend is trip #10, nights 23 and 24. Probably it for this season.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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Just joined the forum, wanted to say hi. As a new first time owner of a camper, this site has been great for info and tips. Recently purchased a 2008 Puma 26RLSS. The size seems small enough for a beginner yet big enough to not feel cramped. Open to all tips and suggestions to make our open road fun.
If you consider this size small I have a feeling that you will be upgrading to a monster unit somewhere down the road in time. The Puma does not look so "small" to me.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:17 AM   #5
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Was refering to size with towing with a 1/2 ton, :-) Since we are new to camping, towing was/is one of our main concerns. Wanted something not to big for our suburban but not too small to us ! Thanks, the forums have really helped us jump start our camping experience.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:08 AM   #6
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Hello & welcome camperou812 from another NC camper. What area are you in? Enjoy the "new" camper.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:37 AM   #7
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gsocamper, we are in the Sanford area. Hope to use our camper alot at Jordan Lake. Thanks !
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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Hi;

Your camper looks very nice.
Hope you enjoy.
The number one "tip" I would pass on is to check your seams (roof, windows, all) every six months and reseal if any signs of wear or cracking. The most heart breaking and expensive repairs have to do with undetected leaks and the walls or ceiling start rotting. That's number one in my book.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:16 AM   #9
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Welcome! We also purchased our first TT this year (2012 Rockwood 8293RKSS) and have had it since May 21st. This weekend will be our last nights camping for the season and we'll have 55 days camping by the time we winterize. Not bad for five months!! You'll find tons of great information on this site. Don't be afraid to ask questions. There are, after all, no "dumb" questions when you're a newbie! Use the "search" feature freely, since your question may have been asked and answered previously. Above all.....enjoy yourselves!! This is the best investment we've ever made and we're very "happy campers." Oh and one last thing....I am a notorious list maker. Make lots of lists and hopefully you'll never forget anything. (Lowering the antenna comes to mind; can't tell you how many times I forgot to do that the first couple of weeks!)
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Make lots of lists and hopefully you'll never forget anything. (Lowering the antenna comes to mind; can't tell you how many times I forgot to do that the first couple of weeks!)
I usually will clip the "Remember the Antenna" sign to the chain on the TV wall mount while the antenna is up. I don't remove the sign until the antenna is down. On my last trip I didn't clip the sign and ended up forgetting about the antenna until I looked up while breaking camp. A few minutes later a couple of nearby campers discussed how often people forget about the antenna and started sharing stories. They had no idea how close I came to being one of those people driving off with the antenna up.
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