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Old 07-19-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
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Disappointed?

Well, I had really hoped to take the new camper from Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Sonora, Ca. Maybe that was a stupidly long maiden voyage for the 26bh greywolf but I had my heart set on it.

UNFORTUNATELY or maybe fortunately, God has intervened and the camper is parked, locked and will not be going.

Several scheduling conflicts, a bad brake controller and a wise old deacon have convinced me that this Newbie doesn't have time to prepare properly.

I hope everyone has a great week. I'm sure we will too.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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Planning and preparing is all part of any trip. It will come I'm sure and when it does you will be ready.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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I would recommend a "Maiden voyage" of only a few (Relative) miles, Somewhere where heaven forbid you have to you can pop home and back between breakfast and dinner (or better yet lunch and dinner). Not too far from home or dealer.. That way, if (When) things go strange.. You won't but up ye-old creek without a padel.

Things go strange.. Seen teh GICO Geko in the road runner Cartoon seens yet? That's a good one. BEEP BEEP.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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One of the smartest suggestions I have heard for that first trip with a new RV is to make it in your driveway. You will find lots of things you didn't think to load that are right there to grab. A night or even two and you will be much better equipped.

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Old 07-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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When we take our MH out of winter storage, we take a weekend trip close to home. Even though we have checked it out fairly well, there most always seems to be something that needs to be addressed or something that did not get replaced.
Take a couple short trips before you venture out on a long one. This well save a lot of head ache in the long run.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #6
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Take your first trip down to Tyler State Park. One of my favorites to go to and not far from Tyler if you want to go out and eat ect.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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We were planning on taking our motorhome to the sierras the end of this month where we will be boondocking so we took our maiden voyage close by to test everything out.
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lake bob sandlin is right next door.a very close madien voyage would surely work out the buggs
wow thats a LONG trip
hope it works out and you can hit the road later
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We have a great check list we print every spring so we replace anything that was removed. I went through list this year. On our first trip my wife asked, where are the pillows? Ooops.
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One of the smartest suggestions I have heard for that first trip with a new RV is to make it in your driveway. You will find lots of things you didn't think to load that are right there to grab. A night or even two and you will be much better equipped.

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IMO, really good (and useful) advice.
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We have a great check list we print every spring so we replace anything that was removed. I went through list this year. On our first trip my wife asked, where are the pillows? Ooops.
LOL! Sometimes it's the simple things we forget!

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We have a great check list we print every spring so we replace anything that was removed. I went through list this year. On our first trip my wife asked, where are the pillows? Ooops.

We did that enough times to justify buying pillows to stay in the motorhome.
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One of the smartest suggestions I have heard for that first trip with a new RV is to make it in your driveway. You will find lots of things you didn't think to load that are right there to grab. A night or even two and you will be much better equipped.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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Well, made it back from Cali, great trip, glad I didn't take the camper. Maiden trip this afternoon. I put the great adventure RV checklist on my phone. Looking forward to a date weekend with the DW..
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