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Old 06-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Howdy folks,

My wife and 2 kids (8 and 4) just got our first RV; a 2012 26TBUDG. We're towing with an '07 K2500 Suburban (6L 4x4).

We're doing some driveway camping tomorrow and the next day and then a short 25 mile trip to the Missouri Headwaters State park in beautiful MT.

I've already surfed a bunch on the forums, and have gotten some great tips by just reading (2nd year warranty, found the right tow package, etc...) so thanks a bunch for your very informative posts already.

Cheers!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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Welcome!
We didn't camp in ours at home but ordering it and getting it b4 the season gave me time to get familiar with it and get it packed up real nice. A couple weeks ago, we went to a local CG for a weekend and had only one minor "spill"? LOL!
Have fun with the kids -
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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A big welcome to the forums! You are already off to a great start by doing some driveway camping. We are here if you have questions.

Enjoy your trailer and have lots of fun!
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:15 AM   #4
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Welcome, now I feel old - my grand kids are older than your kids.

Maybe I will check with my DW and see if we can have some more.

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Old 06-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #5
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I have a 9yo and a 10mo. The oldest loves camping in the TT, and we love it for the baby, I don't think we would have tent camped with the baby, especialy not in the 90F and 80% humidity we had last weekend. How my parents did it with us was crazy, lol.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:14 AM   #6
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First night in the driveway

Just finished off a few glasses of wine. Sitting here on my laptop making lists while listening to my son snore in is bunk. Thankfully, wife and daughter are not snoring, ladies don't snore do they

So far, so good, all the systems we've tested so far are in working order.

Tomorrow we're doing a cook out in the camper in the driveway and packing the fridge so it can cool down on the power from the house.

We'll post some pictures of the trip to the Headwaters State Park and of the rig along the way.

Happy camping this weekend, and Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there!!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:31 AM   #7
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Just finished off a few glasses of wine. Sitting here on my laptop making lists while listening to my son snore in is bunk. Thankfully, wife and daughter are not snoring, ladies don't snore do they

So far, so good, all the systems we've tested so far are in working order.

Tomorrow we're doing a cook out in the camper in the driveway and packing the fridge so it can cool down on the power from the house.

We'll post some pictures of the trip to the Headwaters State Park and of the rig along the way.

Happy camping this weekend, and Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there!!!
Good answer and a smart man. From what I understand it can take a bit longer for the fridge to get cold on house power. Try not to open the door unless needed.

And Happy Father's Day to you & enjoy your new TT!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:50 AM   #8
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hi! funny story: my DH and I started with a Class C 1988 Mallard...we loved it! (no sarcasm) Obviously not enough room in that, so our big move was a travel trailer and we went with a 2006 Keystone Outback Sydney Edition 31RQS. Big bunks in the back..awesome for kiddos. Well, the kiddos grew and we just got our newest unit..a big ole Sierra 365 SAQ. OMG, it's huge. all in all, it was a learning process..we didn't know how to put out an awning for crying out loud. now we feel like pro's. It's so much fun....wishing you the best!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forum!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:00 AM   #10
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Welcome from East Texas and Happy Trails. Many of us list our location on our posts, Splendora, Texas
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