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Old 10-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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My husband Bill and I are new to RVing. We bought a fifth wheel in June and kept it parked in Door County, WI all summer. We just pulled it home yesterday and plan to head south after Christmas. I am excited but also a little bit afraid. It seems like there is so much that could go wrong! Any advice?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome! Just take it slow at first. Sometimes it helps to have checklists until you are confident in your hitch and other trip prep. Be safe.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Relax! Make sure your tires and brakes are all in top condition. Any other problems you have will be small in comparison and part of the normal RVing experience.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us! Congrats on the new 5er! We pulled a 5er for 10 years before going to the MH a few months ago and loved it! There's a lot to learn if you haven't done it before, but just take it slow and easy and you'll be fine.

My biggest caution would be to be sure you keep the tires aired properly. I always kept mine aired to the maximum pressure shown on the tire, in my case it was 80 lbs.

I would suggest you make some short (local) shake-down trips before making a long one. You'll learn lots that way!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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Welcome - I hope you really enjoy your 5er.
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join us! Congrats on the new 5er! We pulled a 5er for 10 years before going to the MH a few months ago and loved it! There's a lot to learn if you haven't done it before, but just take it slow and easy and you'll be fine.

My biggest caution would be to be sure you keep the tires aired properly. I always kept mine aired to the maximum pressure shown on the tire, in my case it was 80 lbs.

I would suggest you make some short (local) shake-down trips before making a long one. You'll learn lots that way!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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