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Old 05-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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1st Trip with 1st Camper EVER!

Well...we are scheduled to depart for our first camping trip with the family next Friday. This will be our first camping trip in our first camper, so although I am excited, I am also NERVOUS as heck!

This weekend I need to bolt down my battery case, install a battery shut off, sanitize my fresh water system and thoroughly clean the camper.

I plan to take the fully loaded TT and TV across the scales on our way out of town to get all the numbers.

We have an RV setup check list on my iPhone, but wanted to ask if anyone has any words of wisdom...

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Keep an open mind.... don't get frustrated if things don't always go right, because they wont. Just relax and enjoy yourself!!

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Old 05-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #4
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:36 AM   #6
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Have fun. It's always a learning process and you'll forget things. I would say my most important rule is when hooking up the TV to the TT don't speak to anyone and always double check what you did.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #7
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I am with everyone else relax and have fun.lots of memories will be made. If you forget something Walmart is usually close by. Whole family and I locked out of our trailer in a down poor on our very first trip ever camping. All I could do was laugh. And I agree on when hooking up double check everything I try not to converse while doing that. Have fun good luck. The family and I are going to Yogi this weekend in DE
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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The main thing is to take your time hitching, unhitching and while in tow. Make sure your signal/brake lights are working every time you hitch up. It doesn't hurt to pull ahead a few feet when departing, do another walk around (allows you to also double check that you didn't leave anything behind at your site) and another peak under the trailer and you are good to go! Sounds like you are well organized!

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Just take your time, go a speed you feel comfy with, and do ask for help if needed.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #10
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Have fun, be extra careful, and assume something will go wrong, when it does, don't sweat it, just work through it. If you forget something, there is always a Walmart close by. I would imagine your list on your iphone will change by the end of the trip... There will be things you don't need and things you did.


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