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Old 04-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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New not only here but also to trailer camping

Hey guys
My husband and I purchased a brand new 5th Wheel (2013 Sabre 36BQOK) waiting for it to come in. I have never camped in a trailer before this, just tenting in Northwestern Ontario. My husband has a tendancy to go overboard. It has been super helpful reading through but is there any advice that everyone could give as it seems very overwhelming on what to do first. We have a spot for the summer but we are going to be taking it on the road for a couple of trips this year as well.. Where do I start ? What do I need to buy that is really important and what can wait??
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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to the forum !!!

Where to start ??? Read through a bunch of the treads here for starters. If you can't find it, ask away !!
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Number one tip/s !
Turn fridge on at least the day before adding food !
Make sure hw by pass is turned for summer operation and hw tank is full before turning on.
Battery will go dead without shore power in a few days unless disconnected.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Here is a great forum on some first steps.

Top mods to your rig?

Enjoy and treasure all the memories.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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jeezum crow....what a big jump from tenting!!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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Number one tip/s !
Turn fridge on at least the day before adding food !
Make sure hw by pass is turned for summer operation and hw tank is full before turning on.
Battery will go dead without shore power in a few days unless disconnected.
What he said!
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum!

Ditto to mtnguy above.

Some of the things that I found are quite essential to have on board are:
Bug spray
Beer
Sun screen
Small tool kit
More beer
Small saw or axe for fire wood
Flashlights
Candles and matches
and more beer...
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #8
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If you can do your first overnight in the driveway. If everything really gets bad, the house still awaits.

I think one of the other things you want to look at is whether, or how much dry camping you intend to do. If you are going to do a lot of dry camping, you might want to consider getting a genset. On the other hand if most of your days and nights are on the cool side, that may be unnecessary.
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Welcome to the forum!

Ditto to mtnguy above.

Some of the things that I found are quite essential to have on board are:
Bug spray
Beer
Sun screen
Small tool kit
More beer
Small saw or axe for fire wood
Flashlights
Candles and matches
and more beer...

Can I add some more beer to your suggestion list?
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Welcome to the forums and congrats! First of all, calm down and take a deep breath. These forums are just LOADED with information and you can find answers to any problem or situation that arises. We went from tent campers to a 32-foot TT and the transition was seamless. We did our homework and trolled these forums for months before picking up our unit. my DH is pretty handy and can figure out anything mechanical, etc. Even if your DH isn't, there are always answers here with photos, diagrams, etc. Spend a few nights in the driveway exploring every inch and figuring out how everything works. It helps immensely!
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