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Old 02-23-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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newbie to campers

just bought a 2005 forest river work and play. newbie to the camper world . any hints and/or ideas would be great
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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Hello and WELCOME. Suggest you read a lot, and camp in the driveway one week-end, or close to home. Put your model number in your profile, or when you ask a question. Saying I got a Work and Play is like saying I got a Chevrolet, there are many variations. If you didn't get an info pack, write down all the Brand names and model numbers of the appliances, then search the web for owners' manuals for these. Get familiar with them and how they work, and check them now at home. Find your water heater bypass valves, used for winterizing, and know what to do with them when you're ready to check the water system, (may still be freezing if you check it now and leave water in it). Load your toys, check chocks and tie-downs. Have fun
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:59 PM   #3
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Check WalMart for any accessories, hoses, connectors,etc before looking anywhere else. They have a decent selection with better pricing than the RV stores.
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Check WalMart for any accessories, hoses, connectors,etc before looking anywhere else. They have a decent selection with better pricing than the RV stores.
Amen to that Charlie!

Welcome to the forums utvridernc. Best way to learn is by doing. Don't forget and leave the trailer plugged into the outlet and drive off. My dad taught me that lesson by example when I was about 12.

Always dump the black (sewage) tank first and the gray water 2nd.
Turn off your water pump or the city water supply (if your in a park) before you leave for a day out ridin', less you come home to a flooded trailer because a pipe or fitting came apart.

If you have an awning, get awning De-flappers and tie downs, less the wind come up and rip your awning down while you are away for the day ridin'

Good luck with the new rig and lifestyle. Have a great time.
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