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Old 05-04-2013, 12:17 AM   #15
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #16
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First trip.....

We are going on our first trip this weekend. Have the choices narrowed down to two places. I'm finding it hard to chose, one is thirty minute's from my house and the other is an hour and forty five minutes away. I'm leaning toward the short trip, but I like the second one's web site better. What to do......
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #17
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New to the Class A world after having three 5th wheels and one bumper pull Coachman Travel Trailer. Wow, our last 5th wheel was nice, but it's really difficult to
call this "camping" anymore!
Recently purchased an slightly used 2011 Winnebago Tour 40CD from Camping World
in Houston, TX. Trying to learn all the new systems. What a complex vehicle! Oh well, looking forward to all the new challenges ahead.

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #18
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hi all I have been RVing on and off for several years tents, trailers ,slide in pickup campers and finally got a Class A Winnebago. all in that order
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #19
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We are going on our first trip this weekend. Have the choices narrowed down to two places. I'm finding it hard to chose, one is thirty minute's from my house and the other is an hour and forty five minutes away. I'm leaning toward the short trip, but I like the second one's web site better. What to do......
My two cents...
Stay close to home for our first trip in any new to you rig. But, that's just me. Whatever you do, have a great time!
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:19 PM   #20
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hello all, I've been camping before but man, this Winnebagos like camping in my house lol. A shower, working refrigerator, and man hot water without boiling over a campfire, now this is the life. I can't wait to take it on the shake down trip.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #21
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Camping is in a tent with a sleeping bag and bug spray, not to mention a small gas stove and a gas lantern. Oh yea water and ice. Plenty of ice. Been there and done that as many on this forum started out that way. As we get older we need more creature comforts. Thats why I have graduated to a class A. Welcome to the forum. Glad you joined us.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:08 PM   #22
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Stay close to home for our first trip in any new to you rig. But, that's just me. Whatever you do, have a great time!
Times ten!

You're a lucky fella, O.P., and you're going to have a ton of fun...but like all things mechanical RV's have things that will/can go wrong.

Staying close to home for the shakedown is an excellent policy unless one has both a spare bugout vehicle and a credit card with no limit!
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Well we had I our first outing. We had a great time except the rain Friday night. So we found a leak in the roof, the radio doesn't work and the door is loosing it's scews...lol All in all it ran & drove great everything Else works. I can't expect the thing to be perfect for the price we paid.
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I've got more than a few screws loose, and never let it ruin my good time, either!

Glad to hear you had fun, and for perspective on the things that need fixing:
I've read much worse reports from folks just back from a maiden voyage with a brand new unit!
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Congrats on the winnie. Welcome to the forum. Safe travels and many happy and comfortable camping memories.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:32 PM   #26
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Welcome, long trip or short trip, just be sure you know where the nearest Wal-Mart is. Your sure to need something!

This is how we did our first trip. Post your intentions in the new member section an invite other newbies to join you! We had 7 coaches from 5 states show up for what we called a Minnie rally and had a great time. Before our rally, none of us had ever meet before.
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