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Old 03-19-2013, 10:39 AM   #31
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I personally believe that people, including me, need to read the child's story Goldie Locks and Three Bears before going out to buy an RV. We had a 18' Ford Truck RV as our first and that was too big (top heavy) for the trails when we were a couple. Then time and a kid or two and we bought a 10' double queen pop up and a mini van and that was too small once the kids grew a little. Now about 15yrs after the start we have a 26' xlite and a V10 Ford (over kill I know) and to be honest it fits us fine but a 23' would have been just right.

We bought the 26' because it was MUCH cheaper than the 23'. Dealer was closing another facility and had to get rid of the stock that would not fit on his lot.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:35 AM   #32
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Tip # 0... If it's your very first brand new trailer, AND your very first travel trip... DO
NOT stop at a rv park until you find one where you can rent a drive-through site.

That first night, your marriage will still be ok, your trailer will be undented, and you guys can kick back with a cool one and watch the show as others back into their sites for the next few days. It will not only be entertaining, you'll learn a lot.

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by columbusfan325 View Post
Very good tips and funny also. We bought three new campers in three years before finally getting the one we should have bought first.
I feel so much better! I thought it was just us. Started with a HTT, moved up to a bunkhouse TT and just bought a Class C. All within four years.
Owners of a 2013 Sunseeker 3170 Class C beauty. We travel with two shih tzu, a leonberger and, oh, yeah, two teens and a 6-year-old.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #34
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Oh all things bring back soooooooooo many memories
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #35
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Most important tip for many folks.
Antenna down
Step up
Wife on board
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by robert elling View Post
Most important tip for many folks.
Antenna down
Step up
Wife on board
You put your wife in the trailer???
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #37
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Do not forget to hold handle back. The handle will not fold if you hit a solid object (hydro pole). Please do not ask how I know.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #38
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Some first for some first time campers.
...The campers are air tight, the vent fan has to draw air from
Daisy, I thought you had a Forest River product. You must have traded since FL. Never seen a camper of any make that was 'air tight'.

Shoot fire, my wife's Caddy isn't even air tight, close, but no cigar!
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:52 PM   #39
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When attempting to fill the water tank, don't attach your hose to the city supply, and keep checking your levels going why the hell isn't the tank I've been told
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #40
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I like to hang the door keys on the antenna handle as a reminder to lower it. Just whatever works, tree branches are killers of antenna.

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