Thank you for the warm welcome
Thanks for the warm welcome. We are on our way to a great learning experience with our camper.
On our way to the first 'christening' camp site, we blew a trailer tire after hitting something in the road. At 70 miles an hour, both TV and trailer handled well and there were no calamities or casualties. I found that I did not have a jack for the trailer (something I forgot to investigate before leaving) and my TV jack could not get low enough to jack the axle. We had to call road service. They showed up and in two minutes the blown tire was replaced with the spare. We left the side of a very busy interstate to meet at a gas station to sign the paperwork. On the way to the gas station, I noticed the tire was smoking. By the time we got to the top of the off ramp, the spare installed had blown.
So, here we are creeping into this gas station ass I did not want to be stuck on an on ramp. We now have no spare. The road service folks went above and beyond to find us two (yes, two) new tire and rim sets. They came back, installed both new tires and rims. When they took off the second blown tire, they noticed that a metal structural piece of the trailer had become impaled into the wooden floor. This metal piece cut the freshly installed spare shortly after we began to roll again.
KUDOS to Stubbs Roadside Service of Covington, GA. They went above and beyond to get us back on the road. Also, we had quite a few folks stopping to ask if they could help. Everyone who stopped was a camper of some sort (pop-up, TT, 5th wheel, MH). It gave me a sense of community actually. Though the folks who stopped were told it was 'under control and we had help', we were actually taken aback by the pouring out of assistance from total strangers.
I know now, that when I can, I will 'pay-it-forward' with like kindness and will stop to assist when I see another camper in need.
Anyway, after the tire learning experience we did have a great camping trip. We went to Hard Laobr Creek SP in Rutledge, GA. The SP is huge and has much to offer and we only scratched the surface by doing some geocaching with success.
We are learning what works, and how things work on our pop up, and are sure we will learn more as time with our camper begins to grow. I am sure we will be reading past posts to learn as much as we can and ask questions if we cannot find an answer elsewhere.
Glad to be part of the forum.
p.s. hope my post wasn't too long...I write like I speak...HA!