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Old 05-18-2015, 01:24 PM   #1
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We just bought our first camper... I have 3 sons and a husband are we are all very excited for this new chapter. We bought a 26 foot 2012 Forest River Stealth Limited... I don't know what "Limited" means, if anyone can enlighten me? Also, any advice/resources you have, I'm all ears!

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:36 PM   #2
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Your best resources are this forum. If you have any questions, a quick search should find answers. If not, just ask. There are no dumb questions, except unasked ones. Lots of good packing lists and non commercial opinions on just about anything. Make your first trip a short one close to home and bring pen and paper to make a list of everything you think you might need. Then Just have fun.


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Welcome and congrats on your first camper. Best advice I can give is understand how all your systems like AC,Furnace, water heater, etc work. And make sure you keep up with maintainance items like keeping the roof clean and check all caulking several times a season. Backing up is a skill that requires practice but gets better each time you try. Just take things slow as there is a learning curve. Lots of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful people here on this forum. Campers in general are all helpful so if you have an issue while out camping you'll probably be able to get some advice from somebody there. Like Flybob said, have fun. That's why you bought a camper in the first place, right?
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I think "Limited" means it's an upmarket version for more exclusive customers (a "Limited Edition"). Ford used on several of their car models. Eventually "LTD" became a model designator. Other car companies also use the acronym.
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Welcome from Ontario. Congratulations on your new purchase. I don't think limited means anything anymore, just chrome letters on the back trunk etc. What is limited when they make a million of them!

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We just bought our first camper... I have 3 sons and a husband are we are all very excited for this new chapter. We bought a 26 foot 2012 Forest River Stealth Limited... I don't know what "Limited" means, if anyone can enlighten me? Also, any advice/resources you have, I'm all ears!
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Welcome to the forum. I expect that "Limited" is something that the marketing folks dreamed up to make a couple of extra features sound better (and to increase the price) I agree completely with the comments from Flybob and Wiscampsin. Lots of good advice and very knowledgeable people here. While it may seem pretty mundane, reading the manuals and learning HOW the various systems work on your rig will help you immensely in the long run. I suggest going slow with the extra purchases. After a couple of trips and forgetting some things you'll figure out what you need and what you want. One piece of friendly advise is don't ever scrimp on a sewer hose and the associated fittings. I won't elaborate but I'll always remember a morning in June of 2004.

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Welcome to the RVing world! The best way to learn about your RV is to use it. Driveway camping is a good way to refresh your memory too. I would suggest keeping things simple until you develop your camping style.

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