Welcome to the wonderful world of camping. 1800 mile trip for your first one is one heck of a trip, way to get broken in. This forum is awesome. Post any question you have and you will get plenty of answers, wish I had known about this when I first started, but still learn a lot from chatting with others. Sounds like you are on the right track, keep reading, and like anything else experience is the best teacher. Take it out and camp!
Fred & Teresa
2005 Coachmen Encore Sportscoach
2005 Harley Road King
2002 EZGO Golf Cart