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Old 09-30-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Newbie-so very green- RVers - 26 DBH

I can barely contain my excitement about our new RV! We just picked up our 26 DBH and though we have no clue what we are doing, can't wait for our first trip. We were going to test it out for a night at a local low threat camp, but the rain won't quit and looks even worse tomorrow We'll have to wait for next weekend and put in some time practicing because my husband is getting nervous just thinking about parking this bad boy in front of so many experienced campers!

I am excited for all of the fun and learning from all of you! I welcome and newbie tips, driving, packing....whatever ya got!
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:01 PM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on the new rv!
Don't worry about setting up in front of us old timers. We'll help out if you need anything! Problems? Heck, we've all had them!

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Old 09-30-2016, 07:19 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and the world of RVing. Congrats on your new RV Enjoy and Later RJD
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:26 PM   #4
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Welcome!! You have to learn sometime!!! It won't be a big deal for anyone but you lol we picked up same model and are on our first trip in it this weekend!!
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:23 PM   #5
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Ahhh the memories from first time setting up my camper....couldn't get latch up on hitch was raising my truck bumper off ground, finally got it off and as it starts slowly sliding backwards realized I forgot chocks! Thankfully stopped that, went mostly well after that except for running over and crushing cheap plastic chocks when leaving. Glad I didn't know any of those around me probably had a good laugh.

Got a class A now...backing up is a dream...towing truck is so simple. Not to highjack, but if your trailer ever becomes too much work check out a motorhome...simplifies life a lot for us with 4 young kids.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:39 PM   #6
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Every newbie should do Camp Driveway before heading to a real campground.
That way you can discover problems or questions while at home and can contact dealer or manufacturer or someone here on the Forum.
You can figure out how things work while at home.
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Every newbie should do Camp Driveway before heading to a real campground.
That way you can discover problems or questions while at home and can contact dealer or manufacturer or someone here on the Forum.
You can figure out how things work while at home.
X2, camp overnight in your driveway this weekend. The key is to keep a list of all the things you go back in to the house to use in the trailer for the night.
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:30 AM   #8
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Every newbie should do Camp Driveway before heading to a real campground.
That way you can discover problems or questions while at home and can contact dealer or manufacturer or someone here on the Forum.
You can figure out how things work while at home.
That's the plan for tonight! We have a three night trip planned for next weekend, so I want to feel more comfortable about setting up and making sure we have what we need.
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X2, camp overnight in your driveway this weekend. The key is to keep a list of all the things you go back in to the house to use in the trailer for the night.
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig.
Great idea about the running list, I will make sure we do that. I've been watching some of the Youtube videos for newbies, but doing this will help us figure out what other little family specific things we'll want.
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Welcome!! You have to learn sometime!!! It won't be a big deal for anyone but you lol we picked up same model and are on our first trip in it this weekend!!
Awesome! Would love to hear how your first trip goes and if you have any good lessons learned to pass on. This camper was the first one I stepped into and though I know that is a no-no, I fell in love, it was EXACTLY what we were looking for. After I checked out the rest that fit our specs and price point there was just no question. I have heard such good things about Forest River campers which is reassuring. Have fun this weekend!
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