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Old 06-12-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Just got out of a tent, and into a tent camper!

Hello everybody! My name is Kenneth and I'm an avid backpacker and tent camper. We've got 2 young boys now (1.5 yrs and 3.5 yrs), so the wife and I decided to pick up a used 2004 Flagstaff 176SD LTD to take the kids camping in this summer.

I also wanted to add that my wife is a camping addict. She likes to be in the woods as much, if not more, than I do! I had to break her in easy with some light "car camping", but once she got the hang of it, she was all in! :-) We're hoping to continue tent camping some, as we want to show our children what it's like to camp in different ways, and not be totally reliant on electrical, etc. However, the new PUP should allow us to also camp more often... getting in at least 2 more trips a year! :-)

I'm having some electrical issues with it (no 110v power, but receptacles work fine), so I'm going to post that to another section, but I just wanted to say hello. Can't wait to get settled in here and learn some stuff!!!


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Old 06-12-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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welcome kenneth !
congrats on your new to you unit .
youll get lots of advice here !

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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Welcome to the wonderful world of camping Kenneth. You're already experiencing some of the challenges and irritations - but, trust me...the great times and memories you make will certainly outweigh those temporary problems.

Hope you'll find the folks on Forest River Forums as helpful, friendly and nice as I have.

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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aboard! Tent camping is a lot of fun but so is RV campering.

Take care,
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 06-12-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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When you get your electrical fixed you will REALLY enjoy having AC

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #6
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It's just how we started, tent, to pup, to tt and now 5th wheel. Loved them all

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