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Old 05-06-2015, 02:31 PM   #11
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My Sooners haven't had much luck against those Bears lately…ha…good luck!!!
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:49 PM   #12
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Welcome from just south of you. You may want to check ESCAPEES they have a rv boot camp up in Livingston. Lots of good practical info. Lasts 3 days. If you are interested join escapees before you register. The member price offsets the membership cost.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:18 PM   #13
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Welcome from just south of you. You may want to check ESCAPEES they have a rv boot camp up in Livingston. Lots of good practical info. Lasts 3 days. If you are interested join escapees before you register. The member price offsets the membership cost.
Thank you. Someone else referred me. Only negative is the boot camp isn't until mid-November. But, I will check them out. Heard good things about this group.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:29 AM   #14
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IMO I would pass on Yogi, Waller, TX. Read reviews on Trip Advisor (I read them AFTER my visit). I have been there one time & never again (site 561). The camp can't control the weather, but they have full control over the set up, drainage etc. Poor to very little drainage so there is lots of standing water & mud holes, trailers are stacked in like cord wood. Watch out for the large amount of golf carts, but kids will love the activities.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:42 AM   #15
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I don't know if it makes sense to get "too much" truck but seems to me the more power it has to pull above the capacity, the less the wear and tear?
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"Too much truck"?? Bite your tongue! No such animal and you are very correct that it will be a lot less wear and tear on your rig when towing on the lower side of capacity.

More than likely there are places around that offer classes. I would check with your local dealers for details, but really the best you can do for yourself is to just get out there in a big ol parking lot to practice backing and such. For the inside, you might consider doing a little driveway camping to familiarize yourself with your rigs systems.

We've all been there so don't hesitate to ask questions. Some good folk around here with a wealth of practical knowledge.

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Old 05-10-2015, 07:58 AM   #16
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x100 on the driveway camping -- this is the BEST way to make SURE you know how it all works.

Fill up your water tank from your house (using a DRINKING WATER HOSE - get one here: Amazon.com: Camco 22853 Premium Drinking Water Hose (5/8"ID x 50&#39: Automotive)

Cook food, Wash Dishes, Take a Shower, Use the toilet...use everything in your driveway. When it all checks out, you will be ready to hit the road!

During your driveway campout, if you run into problems, fire up your laptop and hit the forum with your emergency issues
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Take Dad with you on that first campout ;-) or perhaps go camp in his driveway!
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All great ideas. I went over the RV with the orig. owner on Sunday and feel good about what I'm doing. I'm actually going to hitch her up tomorrow and bring to my driveway Thursday night so we can pack and prep it. I'll do hook ups to ensure all is good. Then, we head to Galveston after I get off work Friday to do some real tests. Dad already cautioned me to practice backing up so will find a school lot to do that Thursday when I hitch her up.

Thanks to all!
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Welcome from tomball, we have done two trips in our 2015 262bhxl to Canyon lake and have had a blast up there.
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