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Old 02-07-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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We just purchased our first TT. Is is a Salem BHSS. Been looking for about 8 months and finally found one that "felt right". We don't pick up until Tuesday. We are very excited, esp. our 3 children (ages 8,5 and 10 months). The older two are already planning on sleeping in it Tuesday night.

I grew up tent camping and our family has tent camped a few times so this is a big change for us. My DH said he needed a "real bed", heat and air if we were going to do more camping so here we are embarking on this adventure. I have been reading lots of post looking for all the advice I can get. At this point I am mainly concerned about getting us "well stocked" and ready to go. Any advice on what are the essentials and most important items ?

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Old 02-07-2008, 10:30 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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Welcome! I think you will enjoy the forum. My DH and I bought our first TT a few weeks ago (Surveyor SV291, also a bunk house style) but we won't pick it up until the snow starts to melt, probably mid-April. We have already received some good info and everyone seems very friendly. In addition to towels, cooking essentials and bedding I have been putting together a rainy day tote to keep in the camper. I have put in cards, books, Playdoh, crayons, paper and games to keep us busy during those times the weather just wonít cooperate.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:55 AM   #4
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your older two kiddos have the right idea. "campout" at the house a couple of days to get the hang of it. supplies will start rolling in
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:27 PM   #5
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just stock it like second home because that what it is so when time to go camping grab food, clothes, and drinks and head out good luck at Camp Driveway and welcome to the forums
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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Congrats on your purchase, enjoy camping with your family, it is a wonderful experience!!! It is like having a suite, you just tow it!!!
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You'll need the usual plumbing stuff, such as hoses, fittings, sewer hose & couplings, electrical adapters, & gloves. I bring some tools and such.
A good first aid kit with all the necessities and a couple flashlights. Another thing that can save your family...a weather radio. I highly recommend camping with one...and finding out what to do, and where to go in an emergency. (ie...bad weather)
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:07 PM   #9
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Tessa, Welcome. We are just getting our first trailer too. My husband is really excited but I am the information seeker - so here I am typing with him over my shoulder learning about equalizer hitches, pdi's, hoses, etc... so much fun. Can't wait, share lots of stories. Is your trailer new or used? How did you decide on your trailer?
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