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Old 03-02-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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blond camping chronicles

I've figured out how to dump the black and gray water (and replaced both valves). Primary objectives! I've found the breaker box - good for getting the microwave going again...ahhhh...instant coffee. Note to self - you can only plug just so many things in at once. I've cleaned and greased the awning. I've gotten the ceiling air vent working again. I still can't get the sheets on the foam bed by myself - guess I'll have to find help for that. NOW can I please just go camping??? ha. Whole new life here in this Roadtrek.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:49 AM   #2
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It's great to read your making progress, now go camping.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:11 AM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2. The challenges we face the first few months in a new RV is what makes us experienced campers. I am glad you are making your way through your challenges and can set back and enjoy. Post often and share your RV experiences with us.

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You go girl! Sounds like you're getting on just fine. Nina
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HAHA! Those beds can be a handful...welcome to the forum!
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The Roadtrek is a nice package, easy to drive and all the amenities.

Keep plugging along and you'll keep finding neat things and clever ways to do them.

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Okay! Welcome. I hope that you have many adventuresome travels.

Let me suggest that if you need help, just go to any truck stop, walk into the resturant and holler, "Can anyone help me put the sheets on the bed in my RV?"

Please move out of the way of the mad rush.

Let the adventures start!

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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like your making great progress. Hang in there and good luck...
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Welcome to iRV2!

I hope you have fun here and find lots of good advises!
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You could do what a Lady did that we met about 12 years ago.

Her and her Husband had retired, sold it all and bought a 5th wheel. About 6 months into the adventure, he suddenly passed away. She had never driven the truck or towed the 5th wheel and also had never set anything up. She had little mechanical ability but was cute and sweet.

She pulled in next to us in a park Idaho. She just parked in front, got out and kept walking around. I went outside and asked if she needed something, she explained she could not back up the rig and questioned my ability. I got in, pulled it forward and backed it in for her. When she went to level, the jacks on the 5th wheel stuck and would not come down. After working on the problem for awhile, a few other Guys came over and started to help. After taking apart the jacks it became apparent we needed a part repaired, we all went to the workshop of the campground used their bench vise and tools and repaired the part and went back and reassembled the jacks and got her set up.

Later that evening, we invited her for dinner, she said she did not have anywhere to go or anyplace to live other than the rig and could not afford to take the depreciation after her Husband passed away. On her first adventure and first stop, someone had helped her. Then and there she determined that RVs were a great bunch of people and with their help, she could probably make it on her own.

When we met her, she had been doing it for 5 years and had never had to set up her rig alone, she always arrived at a park in the morning when the bored men were just sitting around, she found that most RVers were as kind hearted as the first she met.

Here's hoping she is still on the road and that you will meet the same kind of people!
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Welcome, one problem at the time, next thing you know it'll all come together and everything (well almost) will work.
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Okay! Welcome. I hope that you have many adventuresome travels.

Let me suggest that if you need help, just go to any truck stop, walk into the resturant and holler, "Can anyone help me put the sheets on the bed in my RV?"

Please move out of the way of the mad rush.

Let the adventures start!

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Wayne, I tried that once...all the guys asked me if my wife had left me, and the ladies just rolled their eyes...
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Wow, Thanks! to all those kind replies I've gotten on my post. It truly is a new life out here. After spending six weeks on the road in S. Florida, staying at Encore campgrounds, I'm starting to get a few things worked out. Rule #1 - Unplug EVERYTHING before you take off. Rule #2 - Check a 2nd and even 3rd time to be SURE you've unplugged everything (and, no, I did NOT drive away with my electric cable plugged in!). Rule #3 - Secure EVERYTHING inside the camper - this means the little candles in glass jars, the coffee cup you set down on the counter, the DOG. Rule #4 - If all else fails, learn to LAUGH at yourself! and Enjoy the Ride!

I would love any suggestions for awesome campgrounds anyone has found out there.

Best to all and Be a Happy Camper!

PS: I particularly liked the suggestion for inquiring at a truck stop as to help getting the sheets on the bed. HA!
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If all else fails, learn to LAUGH at yourself! and Enjoy the Ride!
That sums it all up in a nutshell
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