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Old 09-27-2016, 10:17 AM   #121
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:47 AM   #122
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Be kind to your wife as she is directing you backing it. It can get frustrating at times for both of you.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:51 AM   #123
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Be kind to your wife as she is directing you backing it. It can get frustrating at times for both of you.
And, with this, don't get butthurt if your other half yells at you while frustrated! Get settled, have drink and laugh about it later.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:54 AM   #124
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I managed to drive off and leave the dog tied to the lantern post last weekend. I will NEVER hear the last of this!!
At least it was a lamp post, not your bumper:

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Old 09-27-2016, 11:03 AM   #125
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:05 AM   #126
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Nothing loses its value quicker than an RV. Don't purchase a low optioned RV first, churn through several more RVs until you finally purchase one that you really love and should have purchased to start with. The RV escalator is an expensive ride to get to the top. TV purchases are kind of the same deal. Purchase more than you need and every new RV will not require a trip back to the TV dealer's lot.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:14 AM   #127
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we always try to remember to turn off the water whenever we leave the trailer and to make that easier for DW, I added a garden hose shutoff valve with the quick flip shutoff, so we/she don't have to crank on a hose bibb or wrestle with one of those lever arm campground water valves,....
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:09 PM   #128
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And, with this, don't get butthurt if your other half yells at you while frustrated! Get settled, have drink and laugh about it later.
DW gets as nervous as a cat in a room full of mouse traps when it's time to back in. It did get better. We got the basic "commands" down now and we are both happy when it goes smooth.
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:37 PM   #129
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I managed to drive off and leave the dog tied to the lantern post last weekend. I will NEVER hear the last of this!!
I have to ask...how far did you get before you yelled "Kevin!!!" ?
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:45 PM   #130
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I have to ask...how far did you get before you yelled "Kevin!!!" ?
Fortunately only to the dump station, where I was able to return before the next campsite occupant arrived and discovered the surprise. Lol
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:49 PM   #131
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Fortunately only to the dump station, where I was able to return before the next campsite occupant arrived and discovered the surprise. Lol
oopsie!

I better not do this, my DW would absolutely tie me to a tree and drive off.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:00 PM   #132
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Do a walkabout before you leave your camping spot. A favorite pasttime of ours is to walk around campgrounds after most people leave to find "camp treasures". These are all the things that people forget when they leave. We have found all kinds of great stuff.
Great piece of advice and we do this too. Problem is we still left behind our water pressure regulator, that's with both of us checking g for anything. Lol
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:32 PM   #133
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1. Don't take advice from unhappy people (Folks who don't seem to be having fun)
2. Spend more money doing and less "acquiring." Don't let your possessions own you.
3. Never be in a hurry. If you are in a hurry you are not doing it right.
4. Airline pilots use checklists. So should you.
5. Travel light. Clean out the stuff you don't use now and then.

The last one is hard for many. We are former backpackers and going minimal isn't to hard for us.

Giving a single piece of advise is hard, too....
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:56 AM   #134
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:01 AM   #135
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If you cancel your plans based on the weather forecast you will waste a lot of nice weekends.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:03 AM   #136
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If you cancel your plans based on the weather forecast you will waste a lot of nice weekends.
Amen to that! Besides, a rainy day camping is far better than a rainy day doing just about anything else.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:08 AM   #137
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Don't let anyone distract you while you are setting up or tearing down, other then that have fun after all that's what it's all about
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:25 AM   #138
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Don't feel like you've got to be doing something the whole time. Some of me and DWs best trips are just chilling under the awning for a few days to get away from the rat race.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:39 AM   #139
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Not sure if I commented before, but at the risk of a "double" ...

NEVER drain your hot water heater using the low point drains.

ALWAYS close the water heater isolation valves, then use the drain plug located outside on all tank water heaters. (Does not apply to tankless systems).

Since the cold water pipe is on the bottom of the tank, bits of anode, calcium nodules, and rust particles that sit on the tank bottom can be swept into the cold water pipes during the drain and can stay in the pipe.

When you winterize with "pink", blow out the lines with air, or, just refill the lines with water in the spring, that crud can be pushed into your faucet or toilet valves blocking water flow.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:10 AM   #140
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Was going through some old photo directories ...

/* Humour On */

"Always remember to bring enough cinder blocks ... "



/* Humour Off */

Sorry, couldn't resist ...

But this piece of advice we will absolutely stand by ...
(and as just posted in another thread ... )

"For Maximum Enjoyment, anticipate having a Great Time !!!"
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