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Old 02-24-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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Picked up or 26TBSS Today

We picked up out first TT a 26TBSS, I have been in it all day. Awesome trailer, anyone have tips or tricks I should know before the up coming camping season
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:07 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new camper!

For info starting out, you could read some of the threads in 'tips and tricks' section of the forum. Here's a link... Tips and Tricks - Forest River Forums

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Old 02-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your Wildwood 26TBSS. Besides spending all day in it why not spend a night in it before you take it out for the 1st time? I'll second what's mentioned in above post. There is a learning curve to these things, just be patient and read all you can.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the info guys. I spent last night in it, but we haven't used any of the systems because it is still winterized. So we just used the electrical and the furnace
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #5
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Ditto on driveway camping. Many of us took our first trip close to home. Being familiar with the area can help if you need to run and get something.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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As long as there is a walmart around were close to home lol
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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Congrats on the 26TBSS! We really enjoy ours. Is this your first TT?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:50 PM   #8
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Yes this is our first TT purchase.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #9
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Since this is your first TT my best tip would be to enjoy it! Spend time learning what you can and don't be afraid to ask questions. Then I would set up and tear down a few times in the driveway. I used to have a checklist that I followed for set up and tear down but now I follow my steps in my head. If something happens that breaks my normal routine I start over and check everything I've already done.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #10
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Congrats! We bought one as well. We pick ours up later next month.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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First thing you need to do is book at least one trip every month until winter. That way you make yourself make time to use your investment. The wife and I book one distance trip every month, then we try to get away for a second trip closer to home. Most months we do get in both trips. Last year we logged 7,000 miles, while both working full time jobs.

Don't go broke buying stuff... it is almost yard sale season. You can get almost all the housewares you need for a fraction of the cost.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #12
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First thing you need to do is book at least one trip every month until winter. That way you make yourself make time to use your investment. The wife and I book one distance trip every month, then we try to get away for a second trip closer to home. Most months we do get in both trips. Last year we logged 7,000 miles, while both working full time jobs.

Don't go broke buying stuff... it is almost yard sale season. You can get almost all the housewares you need for a fraction of the cost.
We plan to make the time, I have 22 days of vacation to use this summer so that's a lot of Fridays and Mondays plus 2 separate full weeks, one trip planned to a park over July 4th weekend and one planned for Memorial Day weekend, plus a trip to myrtle beach is being planned for a week in either late July or Early August. And we will palm other weekends as we go, but we will defiantly be using it as much as we can any time we get a minute we will be going somewhere.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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Congrats! We bought one as well. We pick ours up later next month.
Thanks, the pick up was the best part it's finally setting in on us, it's an awesome trailer I can't wait to start using it, congrats on your as well and happy camping.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:57 AM   #14
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I just picked up the same model all electric have you had any problems with yours just curious
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