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Old 03-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Are you ready for Camping Season 2013?

Repacked bearings, cleaned interior of camper, started to re-stock camper. Next weekend plan to de-winterize and prepare for 1st camping trip April 5. Anyone else getting ready for 2013 camping? Our first trip is planed for Lancaster, PA.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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My season starts this coming Tuesday! I will have to re-winterize when I get back but it will be worth it!
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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For the most part I'm ready. Batteries are charged just gotta put them in. Propane is full. I am getting news tires and will also check bearings out should only need a shot of grease. Other things will come as I go but I am so ready to get out.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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My season starts this coming Tuesday! I will have to re-winterize when I get back but it will be worth it!
Where you going dont you still see the snow. You could still probably go ice fish at firehole.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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Our camper is on a seasonal site and the water gets turned back on April 13th. I'm past ready and mentally already there .
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:19 AM   #6
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SAY WHAT !!!! Geeze -25 here this morning and I am still trying to get out from that stupid storm we had last week that closed all the highways for a day and half.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:30 AM   #7
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April 26-28 to Normandy Farms in Mass. Can't wait.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:01 AM   #8
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we leave thursday for easter weekend, dewinterzed the cmaper yesterday and its snowing like crazy this morning! Left the heater and hot water heater on to keep things from freezing
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:30 AM   #9
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Snow today 4-6 inches wont be stopping until midnight but yes I am ready
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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I hope to get it out of the farm shed and brought to the house this weekend. Won't go until April 26th but I have a list of jobs and only have 2 weekends where we are not playing softball to get things done.

List:
Install 2 new tv's on wall mounts
Check water heater
Check furnace
Clean bedding (stored in big tubs but will wash and put out)
Measure master bed to purchase 4" memory foam mattress
Clean camper top to bottom inside each cabinet
Purchase the 'staples' that stay in camper
Pack my new chairs and cast iron set I got from in-laws for xmas
Measure space between tanks and camper to possibly mount a storage box
Look at black tank lights, last outing the 3/4 full didn't come on and it was almost full tank. (Surprise)
Reset the WDH for towing with the Suburban now instead of the F150
Consider purchase of new batteries (doesn't have them)
Check tires, brakes, hubs
Weight everything.

Thanks for starting this thread it got me to thinking what I need to do.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:43 AM   #11
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Wheel bearing are packed, the brakes cleaned and adjusted, Bal stabilizers installed. I ready to open up slides so I can start cleaning and doing some mods inside. Hopefully soon I'll be able dewinterize and sanitize the fresh water system. Our first camping trip is last weekend in April
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:51 AM   #12
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Nice to see everyone prepping and gettin ready ... My Aframe is coming out of the garage Easter Sunday .. if the weather holds ... the prep was mostly done last fall, cleaning/wheel bearings ect. All i have to do is repack the some of the dry food items, check the water systems and off we go to Myrtle Beach for a few weeks ...

yee haaa!!

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:03 AM   #13
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I saw a fiver and then later a TT heading down rte 84 in CT yesterday. I could almost see the ear-to-ear smiles on the drivers faces. Lucky dogs.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #14
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Our camping season is year around. I feel sorry for you northerners!
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #15
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WEMig, I'm one of the "northerners" that you feel sorry for and I'm not to happy about that or any other thread from warm weather 12 month season of camping opportunities! Aaahh, DW and I can only dream, someday!!LOL! However, on a serious note, may pull the rig out of storage this week, throw in the coach batteries and try to sneak away next week end for a couple of nights. Depends on weather, ha! whether or not we launch.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #16
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Our camping season is year around. I feel sorry for you northerners!
Same here.

Our first official trip in the new TT is this weekend to Cedar Key, FL.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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Trying to get ready....
Am accumulating a few things - new TV, new mattress topper (stole it over the winter for our house bed...LOVE the memory foam topper!), LED lights are in but not installed.

Going to Lehmans in Dalton ohio tomorrow, may hit a camping world yet. Talked to the trailer inspection place today...now if only the weather would cooperate!

Haven't made plans to go quite yet - mid to late may for sure. Much depends on work.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #18
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Dkb74, good luck and have a blast with that beautiful new rig!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #19
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Weather update from sunny Western New York, Eerrghhh! Got home from work and 3 inches of snow in the drive and still snowing. Where's my friends WEMig, we're moving in!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:15 PM   #20
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I'm WAAYYY past ready! Can't wait because we bought our 365saq in October and haven't had a chance to take it out except for a few short trips. We also have a new TV (traded our gas truck for a Duramax 3500..yay!) that hasn't been hooked up to our camper so we're very anxious to see how it tows. Our first trip is April 5th to Autofair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The camper couldn't be any cleaner...I've been cleaning it for weeks hoping that we might get to hit the road but unfortunately you can't trust a groundhog! The LED awning lights (with remote) are in and will be installed this weekend along with the bunkroom television, the new WeberQ grill is ready to go, loading up the staples and we're outta here. It's gonna be a really long week!!
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