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Old 07-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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2516g Maiden Voyage

We finally got our camper home last Friday - just in time for a weekend trip at Pocahontas State Park. No gas or water this time, since we didn't really have a chance to familiarize ourselves with all the works prior to taking off. All went well, and everyone had a great time - well, everyone but Fushi (our Shih Tzu Puppy.) She missed her canopy bed, and I'm pretty sure she tried to run away to the nearest resort hotel a few times. She'll get used to camping soon enough, I'm sure!

I tried to post some pics; I hope I did it correctly. Can't wait it get her out there again with everything set up and see how it goes.

Cheers all!
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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welcome to the site .. nice call on the gismos .. they work well .
enjoy .. enjoy ... enjoy .. this is what its all about ..

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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Just think - As fun as this trip was the fun is just beginning. Looks like you are off to a good start.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:19 PM   #4
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I concur, Dmo. The gizmos were a great purchase. I'm glad I learned about them early on - I actually got the delivery from Bob a week before we got the trailer home. We received a lot of complements and inquiries about them this weekend.

Looking forward to many good memories traveling with this trailer, Terier. We're home now and our youngest (just turned three) is so upset that we can't go stay in our "new house" tonight.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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Congrats on the new camper and your first trip, glad everything went well.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #6
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We also have a new 2516g......love it. You might find it easier to tow if you used a weight distributing hitch. Our tow vehicle is about the same size as yours and it sits very level once you set up the hitch.
BTW.......two lessons we have learned that we will pass on to you. The small door.....try not to open and close too many times without raising the the top some......the grey door sweep on top will tear towards the hinge side. Second, the outside table......it doesn't like torrental downpours so bring it in at night. We had to toss ours but I saved the hardware and am making another out of a butcher block......pics to follow once I have finished.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Looks good! May I make a recommendation? Might want to switch your interior lights over to LED's. Just switched because our daughter was always leaving the lights/ a light on. We went with the LED panels and our battery usage seems to have dropped.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:53 PM   #8
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Trevor43 & Hondaman174 - Thank you for the tips. Being a newbie, all ideas are definitely welcome. When we picked up our camper, they told us during the walkthrough to always fold the grey door flap down with our fingers before pushing it in to close, otherwise it'll rip off. We're going to look into changing out the lights, as well.

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:59 PM   #9
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Pocohantas State Park?..........you in Richmond?
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:19 PM   #10
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Just a little south of Richmond - we're about 15 minutes from Pocahontas, so it's perfect for short weekend getaways. We're transferring to Fort Bliss (El Paso, TX) this fall, however.
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