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Old 04-26-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Hello from newbies in (extremely) Northern BC

Hi! We made the move from tents to a 2014 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s in June last year. Due to the snow from late September to yesterday we've only had 30 nights in it so far but LOVE every second. I grew up turning up our noses at Trailers saying it wasn't camping but with the addition of our son and our propensity for long trips we bit the bullet.

Our first trip was quite the learning experience.... Between the hubby trying to decipher my "hand gestures" while backing him up, the hitch fuse in the truck not being installed, learning not to leave the hatches open at night and a few other noob mistakes made the trip memorable.

Any tips are welcome!

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Old 04-26-2015, 12:19 PM   #2
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Welcome from SW Idaho.


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Old 04-26-2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome! My son LIVES to camp so we considered the trailer to be an investment (haha)

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Old 04-26-2015, 01:17 PM   #5
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Welcome and congrats on the mini lite. A tip for backing, get walkie talkies. You can tell DH to go towards passenger side/drivers side as needed. DH has learned to tell me tree 3 feet back drivers side or whatever the obstacle may be. Also practice backing in an empty parking lot. Practice both backing straight up and backing into spots on both right and left sides. It will come and the communication will get better. Create separate lists for set up, take down and hooking up. Follow this lists and you will begin to develop a routine.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:01 PM   #6
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Welcome from Ontario. Congratulations on your newer purchase. Every trip out you will learn something new. Quickest way to divorce is backing a trailer. Slow, easy, small corrections and if not going right, stop and re-do. If someone is waiting as you are going in the campground......let them wait....we have all been in that spot.


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