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Old 03-07-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
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First trip for both us and our RV.

-Did not fill the fresh tank, though I thought I did.
-Had a lot of trouble getting the water pump to work.
-Forgot to close the fresh water drains (see above).
-Drove on both the big highway (US 95) and a really twisty back road (CT 201).
-Dry camped in a parking lot and was entertained by Jake Brakes all night.
-When the trucks let us sleep the dog woke us up. She wanted to climb up on the bed.
-Tried out the on-board plumbing.
-Made breakfast and washed the dishes.
-Ran out of water (See above).
-Got home tired; took a nap.

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Old 03-07-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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First trip for both us and our RV.

-Did not fill the fresh tank, though I thought I did.
-Had a lot of trouble getting the water pump to work.
-Forgot to close the fresh water drains (see above).
-Drove on both the big highway (US 95) and a really twisty back road (CT 201).
-Dry camped in a parking lot and was entertained by Jake Brakes all night.
-When the trucks let us sleep the dog woke us up. She wanted to climb up on the bed.
-Tried out the on-board plumbing.
-Made breakfast and washed the dishes.
-Ran out of water (See above).
-Got home tired; took a nap.

... --- ___ LOVED IT! ___ --- ...
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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Sounds like you accomplished what I try for every trip -----

-------- having FUN!

Congratulations!
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:02 PM   #4
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Sounds like you had a bona fide camping trip....waaaay to go Banjar!!

Just wait....next time there'll be NEW adventures!!!
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:42 PM   #5
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Just gotta' love those trips that everything goes exactly as (NOT) planned....after20 years, I'm still trying to make that perfect trip. Shoot, I'd settle for a near perfect trip.

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Old 03-07-2006, 06:43 PM   #6
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Banjar, Welcome to the IRV2 website, glad everything went well, look forward to your posts. Ed.S
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:36 PM   #7
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Hi Banjar! We just took our maiden voyage to the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Like you, it was an experience. First off, we were told we needed a 50 amp plug. Had to buy a pig tail, then when we got to the site we could not get the levelers to work, after looking for problem for 15 min. or more we made a call and found out (OOPS) we needed to engage hand brake. After that we got the water going, what's that sound, I hear water running. Its in the bathroom, how do you stop all this water running through the commode. Where's the handle? Finally figured that out, after the black water tank was half full. The hot water was another problem, finally, steam! that didn't seem right. OK got hot water, now. Good, that seems to be everything, with half a day gone, but we sure learned a lot. One thing I can say for sure, we sure slept good that night. That bed was sooooo comfortable. Next morning all was great, crisp clean air, quit, peaceful, sunny morning. Cooked breakfast outside, boy did it taste good, even the coffee tasted better than usual. No more problems, till time to go. OH NO, we now have to go to dump station. There was one ahead of us, and my husband decided to ask him some questions now, before we got up there and everyone had to wait on the dummies to figure it out. He was very kind and told us he would pull up and come back to help. We told him that really would not be necessary, we hated for him to have to do that, but he assured us we would do all the work. He gave us some very helpful pointers and tips you don't find in the book. That went well. What great people, to help out like that. I am ready to go again, now. Even with all that, it was fun! We are looking forward to the next trip, I hope in 2 weeks, maybe this one will go a little smoother. Can't wait for the next bluegrass festival.

What banjo do you pick? My husband and I both pick Crafters of Tennessee. He has the maple and I have a walnut. That's why we got the RV. We would go to festivals to jam, stay late, and then have to drive a long way home. I told him if we had an RV we could bring the 3 (4 legged) kids with us and not have to drive home each time. So we are ready to jam. Hope to meet you at some festivals and jam a bit.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:53 PM   #8
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mottybri, welcome to irv2, great fun camping isn't it, its best to get all the bugs out and get use to useing your new coach now, when you go to a picking jam and dry camping that will be a new experience also. Good luck and have fun by all means.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:46 PM   #9
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Mottybri, WELCOME to iRV2!!

HERE is a forum announcement for our National iRV2 rally to be held in Sevierville, Tennessee (just north of Pigeon Forge).
The dates planned for this event will be Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22.

Might be some pickin' goin' on there!!!
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Mottybri, welcome to iRV2.com. It sounds like you started off preety good on your maiden trip out. I am sure you will enjoy this website as much as you like taking out the RV to the music festivals, pickn and grinin . Good luck and if we can be of help just ask, you'll find we are a fun group and like to help where we can.
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To; Banjar and Mottybri;

Congrats on the Maiden voyages. You know we learn best from our mistakes/oversights. Just keep on camping and pretty soon you'll make fewer mistakes.

If you think your maiden voyages were tough, remember the TITANIC,one piece of ice!!

Good traveling and keep having fun, the glass is always half full

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I posted additional info on my profile to be put in with rig info, but it's not there yet, what did I do wrong?

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Old 03-15-2006, 05:04 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone, it's great to know we are not alone. As we run into more "adventures" we will be sure to check with the pro's from this website, first! Dry camping sounds like fun, and we want to get more acquainted with how the coach handles before we brave towing our car. Until then, we will keep on a pickin'and a grinin' wherever they will let us.
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