Hi all, just joined the forums recently.
My wife & I live in Victoria, BC, Canada; and have 3 girls (teen/pre-teen). We recently purchased a 2009 Flagstaff 425D pop-up, and are looking forward to getting back into camping again - mostly on Vancouver Island to start with, but I would like to expand our travels to Western Canada and the USA sometime soon. I did some tent camping in southern BC years ago (at times during a couple of wild windstorms in the Coquihalla mountain pass area!), so this will be a step-up in comfort for me :-)
We've had the very good fortune to acquire a pop-up in excellent condition from relatives, along with all the manuals, a couple of orientation sessions, and some extra camping gear to use - with the promise that they can borrow it anytime
We spent the weekend familiarizing ourselves with *everything*, spring cleaning, testing the appliances, sanitizing the water system, etc. and are set to go for this weekend - got the brake controller and towing mirrors installed on the truck already.
I've been able to acquire tips and knowledge from the forum, as well as from a couple of coworkers who are avid RV'ers - I'm grateful for the resources and hope I can pass on the assistance in the future.
Safe and happy travels, everyone!
Mike & Kari & kids