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Old 07-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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My hubby and I just purchased a new Forest River Salem, 30 foot. I have missed camping so much. I used to go a lot as a kid and haven't been in probably 20 years. So glad to be in the camping world again and to give my children this great experience.

If you had one thing to share with a new TT owner what would be your best piece of advice?

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum !
congrats on the new unit !

my advice is read this forum for lots of advice and contribute a lot !

make sure your camper and tv is properly set up for towing and safety !!!!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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Hello,

My hubby and I just purchased a new Forest River Salem, 30 foot. I have missed camping so much. I used to go a lot as a kid and haven't been in probably 20 years. So glad to be in the camping world again and to give my children this great experience.

If you had one thing to share with a new TT owner what would be your best piece of advice?

Lynn~
Welcome to the Forest River Forums! One thing I would share is to keep it simple to start with. As you develop your camping style you will be better able to determine what you really need. Don't sweat the small stuff - almost anything is fixable.



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...One thing I would share is to keep it simple to start with. As you develop your camping style you will be better able to determine what you really need. Don't sweat the small stuff - almost anything is fixable.


This was going to be my advice as well. Keep it simple. My wife and I tried to be prepared for every little situation and ended up packing everything and the kitchen sink. It really took away from the experience. Again, take it easy and have fun with it.

Advice, part deux - make sure your tow vehicle is well matched to your trailer and make sure you have a good hitch with sway control. Nothing trumps safety.
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This was going to be my advice as well. Keep it simple.
My advice WAS going to be to prepare for any eventuality but I guess that's out now.

I kid you, Lynn. The above advice is good. Read this forum, learn from others and don't worry when things go wrong (as they will). Keep up your spirits when they do.

The one thing I DO suggest is create a checklist for departure and arrival. Helps a ton.

Most of all, as you build up those new family memories.
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1. Double check your hitch connection before hitting the road
2. Read this forum daily
3. Prepare and start loading your TT a few days prior to leaving-helps lessen stress on departure day
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Welcome! As the other's have said, towing safety, read the forum, and !

Been apart of this forum for about a year and still learn new things.
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Welcome to the forum and happy camping.I'm sure when your children are grown they will look back at their days camping as some of the happiest times of their lives as many of us do.
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Welcome to the forum...lots of good info on here. If you can't find what you are looking for, just ask. Enjoy your new toy...
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