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Old 11-07-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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We have looked and looked and we just decided to buy our first RV. We got a 2011 x-lite 26bhxl. I feel very nervous. I need to drive this thing. I don't know how to back it up. I am afraid of freezing the pipes. BUT... nothing ventured, nothing gained. I look forward to asking newbie questions, getting mocked a bit, but hopefully getting some good advice. Greetings from Oregon.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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My advice to you is to go to a big parking lot like a school and practice backing up you will find its really not that hard to do drive it around the parking lot turn down the lanes try backing into a space. This unit should already be winterized this time of the year since you bought it new if it is not and you are not going to use it this winter make the dealer winterize it for you
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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We have looked and looked and we just decided to buy our first RV. We got a 2011 x-lite 26bhxl. I feel very nervous. I need to drive this thing. I don't know how to back it up. I am afraid of freezing the pipes. BUT... nothing ventured, nothing gained. I look forward to asking newbie questions, getting mocked a bit, but hopefully getting some good advice. Greetings from Oregon.

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Everybody on this forum has been exactly where you are now. Follow chevy02 instructions, and practice, practice.

You have started at the right place.....the members here are a wealth of information.

BTW......
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:16 AM   #4
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welcome your first RV can be exciting and fritening all at the same time. I too an in Oregon. There are lots of great places to camp, so enjoy.
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Everybody on this forum has been exactly where you are now. Follow chevy02 instructions, and practice, practice.

You have started at the right place.....the members here are a wealth of information.

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HEY, not everyone on this forum has been there


But as mtnguy said, and practice is your best way to learn.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:29 PM   #6
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to the forum first of all. When you get on the road take it slow & get a feel for that new RV. Happy Camping
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HEY, not everyone on this forum has been there


But as mtnguy said, and practice is your best way to learn.
Oops, I forgot about y'all with motor homes.....my bad.
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