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Old 04-30-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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First time out

Okay getting ready for our first time out this next weekend. Any veteran popup campers have any recommendations on what I need that you forgot after your first trip?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Hard to say what you might need that you don't have. My only advice is for your first time, practice a couple of times levelling, popping up and down your trailer. Also I'd suggest your first camping trip be somewhere near civilization in the case there's something you need.

For example, we took our pop up to a park with full hook ups but the way it was arranged, our electrical cord would not reach the outlet. Fortunately, Walmart carries 30 amp extensions so that problem was easily solved.

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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The most important things you can bring with you on your first trip are common sense, patience, and sense of humor

The next two most important items are your manuals and a pen and paper to take notes, write down questions for later research, and to start creating your arrival and departure checklists.

I second Bradnailer's recommendation to camp near civilization your first time out with a new trailer. This is especially important if you are new to camping in general or new to your type of trailer in particular.

I've had a few trailers and I will always spend a night or two camping in the driveway to make sure I understand all of my systems and procedures and then do the first trip nearby just in case I need to run home for some tools or ?

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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The most important things you can bring with you on your first trip are common sense, patience, and sense of humor
And beer.
Don't forget the beer...
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And beer.
Don't forget the beer...
I knew there was something I was forgetting
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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we always recommend going to Camp Driveway for your first camping trip.
use all the systems and make sure everything works before you get to a campground, to far from any help or parts store.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:01 PM   #7
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Be sure to check the furnace. Ours didn't work the first time out.
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Bring a piece of paper and something to write with. You'd be amazed how many things will come to mind and you don't want to be caught w/o something to jot all of that down with. I've written things down on napkins and campground maps!
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Do a driveway camping and set up for a "weekend" as you will do in a campground with full hookups, everything you used to get the camper ready stay in the camper and go from there on the list. Make sure you test everything on at least for few minutes if you can.
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