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Old 07-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Where Should I go for my first trip?

I just bought my first RV. It's a fleetwood southwind 33'. We have rented before and now we want to RV more often with my 2 little kids. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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If you are in Texas . . . .Garner State Park.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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Since you just purchased the Fleetwood I would recommend that your first camping trip be close to home. That way you will find out how everything works and if it works.

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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Jfran304 hit it on the head. Stay close to home. A long weekend should do it. It will let you get familiar with the coach, and give you an easy out if something goes wront that you can't fix asap. Took me a few days to find a small breaker in the fuse box that tripped. Could have been hell if I were 200 miles from home with no power.
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I would go to the closest full service campground. Someplace with things for the kids to enjoy while you get to know your new rv. This would be a great time to get out any books and read up on things. I would stay away from State Parks as they have smaller sites and may not have sewer. I hope this helps..
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X3 on staying close. Keeping it close to your home turf will be handy as you learn your rig. You never know if you have to run home to grab something you never thought you might need. LOL Also, if you have established a connection with local RV service folks and need help, they are closer to you.
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X3 on staying close. Keeping it close to your home turf will be handy as you learn your rig. You never know if you have to run home to grab something you never thought you might need. LOL Also, if you have established a connection with local RV service folks and need help, they are closer to you.
When we bought our first RV, we spent several weekends at a state park campground less than 10 miles from home, less than 5 from a Walmart and a Home Depot. We made several trips to all 3 while getting everything figured out.
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Thank you guys for all the recommendations. I think staying close to home sounds right. It make sense to feel fully comfortable with the RV before a long trip...I'll keep you all posted on how it went.
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A buddy of mine took his inaugural trip in his new-to-him M/H to a family members place a few hundred miles away.

He figured that way they at least have a place to stay and help fixing any snags they found.

The DW & kids had a great visit with the family, he and a relative spent the weekend fixing a bunch of issues with the coach.
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Hi Cuban Cigar, welcome to the forum. Where's your starting point?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:17 AM   #12
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Sorry guys, I have been really busy. I live in los Angeles California.
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Thanks history...
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Just go to Compton then. That's close and if all goes well you can handle any trip. Just saying. Lol.
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