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Old 06-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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First camping trip

After maney hours of restoring my 1977 prowler 21 ft camper I finished it about a week ago so last Friday afternoon we headed out to green valley campground to spend 2 days....This was the first time camping for my wife and I ever....All went great, when we got there I backed in leveled and hooked up like I new what I was doing....About 3 hrs latter at 5 pm it started raining.....No big deal we ate inside played cards and went to bed early....Well Thats when the fun started....I was getting low on funds toward the end of my camper project and cheeped out with a 20 dallier air mattress and oh my god was that bad..The air mattress leaked air and we sunk into a hole ...Thay are also very cold....We slept about 3 hrs..We got up at 3am and needless to say went home not a happy camper....I must say we did have a little fun ...If that didn't kill are camping, I dont no what would...Last night we picked up a nice mattress.....We cant wait to go again so are we nuts...
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Your not nuts, you've just joined us in enjoying the RV way of life !
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Another of the many lessons of life learned the hard way. There will always be something that we screw up. But since you have already bought a new and improved mattress, your camping adventures are still in front of you. Have fun and enjoy life.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #4
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Oh....This is crazy.......My wife and I ate our supper in the camper tonight.....Next thing you no I may go out for a nap..LOL
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That's not crazy. I convinced my wife to sleep. In our rv when we first brought it home in February.
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LOL, if that's the worse part of your trip, it was a success. Our first trip out we thought it would be great to have all the windows open for fresh air. The dog, who was not used to all the outside noises, barked half the night. Smart people would have closed the windows. Then the next day, with all the windows now closed AND locked, we locked ourselves out of the camper with food cooking on the stove. But we went home 'Happy Campers'. The fun is just beginning for you.
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At least you apparently had running water. My very first trip ever to go camping was out in the boondocks about 15 miles from a tiny town in Florida called Immokalee. The first night in the wilderness I turned off the shower and the knob twisted off in my hand. Water came gushing out of the open hole, the water pump started going crazy and I went stumbling and scrambling for the pump cut off switch. It took two trips to Immokalee (120 miles total) to get the fittings to plug the hole so I could get any water. At least there was an ACE Hardware there. I had no more showers for the next week. That wasn't as bad for me as it might have been for others. After a lifetime in the Navy I know how to take a Marine Corps shower. Hint, no shower required.
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Glad you finally took the Prowler out Mat. We learned our lesson with an air mattress last year when the Mrs. and I slept in the van with the seats folded flat. Very uncomfortable those air mattresses! So, like yourself we bought a TT and took her out for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Went to your neighboring state: New Hampshire. I loved the experience but my wife didn't like the stress of towing it, or the hassle of setting it up so as of tomorrow we are buying our first Motor Home. I am psyched!! I can't wait to get it and take her out.
I think I'm gonna like this camping thing! ;-D
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Glad you finally took the Prowler out Mat. We learned our lesson with an air mattress last year when the Mrs. and I slept in the van with the seats folded flat. Very uncomfortable those air mattresses! So, like yourself we bought a TT and took her out for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Went to your neighboring state: New Hampshire. I loved the experience but my wife didn't like the stress of towing it, or the hassle of setting it up so as of tomorrow we are buying our first Motor Home. I am psyched!! I can't wait to get it and take her out.
I think I'm gonna like this camping thing! ;-D
Boy...Your moving up quick.......I bet you will love a motor home....Im glad you and your wife enjoy camping.....Hay...I got a air mattress Ill sell you,,,Oh heck Ill give it to ya.....lol..Have fun...Mark
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Oh....This is crazy.......My wife and I ate our supper in the camper tonight.....Next thing you no I may go out for a nap..LOL
Nothing wrong with that at all in my book. Wife and I sleep in the motorhome next to the house quite frequently on Friday or Saturday night. Usually lay in bed, watch a movie and fall asleep. Sounds like you got it all over you. The love of RV'ing that is.

On the bed thing. Better mattress is definately better for a good night of rest. Adding a memory topper makes it that much even nicer.
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Our camper has brought us closer together....In the home we seam to fall into the same routine...I tend to like to watch tv to much.....No tv in my old camper ...Dont think its getting one...............My mattress has pellow top,,,,,Hope we like it..
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Like my mom always said, "it's called Making Memories"! Continued 'fun' memories to you and yours!!!!
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