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Old 08-30-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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Checking in as a new owner, and first-time RV owner, of a 2014 Wildwood 26TBSS. Bought used on a great deal, we're hoping to take it out for the first time the weekend after Labor Day so we don't have to deal with the crowds.

I've traditionally been a backpacker/tent camper, but since having kids we found it might be a necessity to get a camper if we want to get out with any frequency. Looking forward to our investment in adventure.
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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Congrats! You will love the camper. We started out years ago with the tent then pop up, to hybrid now our 34 ft TT. Love it. Where are you camping on your first campout?
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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Thanks - We're in western Michigan, so most likely Van Buren State Park. Heard it's one of the quieter parks, and only going for a couple nights, so should be a good way to get a feel for it. I've been watching way too many videos on Youtube and reading checklists on stuff we need but I know there will be surprises.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:10 AM   #4
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Congrats on your new-to-you Wildwood 26TBSS! Many of us started out tent camping before switching over to an RV. Have fun on your maiden voyage. We are here if you have any questions.

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Congrats on your 2014 Wildwood 26TBSS.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:18 PM   #6
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Congrats on your rig.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:43 PM   #7
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Thanks. We were going to go with something smaller that our Jeep Commander could pull but loved the Wildwood and it was at a bargain price due to some cosmetic damage from hail on one side of the rig. No evidence of water damage inside or gaps/cracks in the siding or seals (compulsively researched and inspected before buying).

All of that meant we had to upgrade our tow vehicle, so we're also the proud owners of an '01 Chevy 3/4 ton.
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I hear you on that. My wife and were looking at something a bit smaller as well when we got ours. Fortunately I already had a TV capable.


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Old 09-02-2014, 12:10 AM   #9
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Yeah, we sort of quickly realized that sticking with that Commander was going to severely limit our options. We also learned that trucks are expensive!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:25 AM   #10
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You have that right. New trucks are very expensive. I'm hoping this one last me a while.


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