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Old 07-29-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hi all,

My name is Drew and I am 100% new to the camper world. I've been a tent camper thus far.

I am married with a 7 yr old daughter and a 4 yr old son.

On Tuesday, I picked up my first TT, a 2016 R-Pod 182G. I'm going to do a camping trial run this weekend in the driveway then will dive in to dry camping next weekend.

I'm excited to be a member of this forum and hope to learn lots (as I know next to nothing currently)

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Old 07-29-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
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Meadville Koa is a great campground in the area! Enjoy!
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Old 07-29-2016, 12:58 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and the world of RVing. If your going to dry camp and it's hot better have a gen to run air. Enjoy your new camper Later RJD
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Welcome to the forum and the world of RVing. If your going to dry camp and it's hot better have a gen to run air. Enjoy your new camper Later RJD

Thanks for the input aceinspp. A gen is something on my list to research. I know Honda seems to have a great reputation. Is there a specific size/output that is preferable for dry camping?
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Thanks for the input aceinspp. A gen is something on my list to research. I know Honda seems to have a great reputation. Is there a specific size/output that is preferable for dry camping?
Since the Rpod has a 13.5k a/c, if you want to run it, you'll need a minimum of a 2400w inverter generator.
The Yamaha 2400 is advertised to start most 13.5k a/c's.

If you are boondocking where you have no neighbors, a cheap 3000w and up contractor generator will work. But they aren't appropriate for campgrounds.

My recommendation would be a pair of 2000w inverter generators with parallel kit.
That way if you don't need a/c, you only need to take one them to run everything else.
And they only weigh around 50lbs each.

There are many different brands that make this setup.
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Welcome to RV's and the forums. That Jeep R-Pod combo. looks great.


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Thanks bikendan. There going to be a LOT to learn...
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Welcome, I know on August 20th there will be at least 4 FROGS camping Sat night on the way home from the FROG Rally in New Stanton at Fox Den Acres, enjoy your new camper!!!
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Welcome, I know on August 20th there will be at least 4 FROGS camping Sat night on the way home from the FROG Rally in New Stanton at Fox Den Acres, enjoy your new camper!!!

Thanks for the heads up dblr. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending how you look at it, I will be just arriving at the Outer Banks that day for vacation. Sorry to miss out on meeting some fellow frog owners so close to home.
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