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Old 12-30-2005, 05:27 AM   #1
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Hi. Just want to introduce myself. I am a single dad of 10yr girl. I just brought a 16ft trailer. I have never towed or owed a trailer before but thought it would give my daughter and I an opportunity to learn something new.

I am looking forward to good times we will have meeting new friends and places.
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Hi. Just want to introduce myself. I am a single dad of 10yr girl. I just brought a 16ft trailer. I have never towed or owed a trailer before but thought it would give my daughter and I an opportunity to learn something new.

I am looking forward to good times we will have meeting new friends and places.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:39 AM   #3
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Welcome to the wonderfull world of RVing. Any questions you may have don't hesitate to ask, there is a lot of knowledge on this forum and plenty of people willing to help.

I am sure you and your daughter will enjoy camping together although she will usually find a lot more to do than Dad can keep up with, I speak from experience.

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Old 12-31-2005, 09:35 AM   #4
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kevinbt, Welcome to the IRV2 website, stop in as often as you can, if you have any questions feel free to ask. Ed.S
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Welcome from the cold country..Canada..Where are You at?and Hi to The Young Lady She will enjoy camping I will bet..Good Luck and Happy New Year Bushman..Eh..aka Jo hn
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As a father of three kids, almost all grown now, I'd like to offer some advice for you and your daughter, if I may:

Sit down together and make a checklist of all the things you want to take with you. Go over it together and that will help you be certain you didn't forget anything.

#2 Assign some specific "duties" that you daughter can handle on her own. It will definitely help her build confidence and make her feel the most useful.

#3 Teach her "how" to do things, even if she only watches you for a few year. Things like looking for level areas, trees that might be too close to the trailer, etc. Show her how the jacks and levelers work, even though she shouldn't do those tasks for awhile. This was she will be able to help you in case YOU miss something.

#4 Make sure you have things to do if the weather turns sloppy...books, CDs, etc. will help both of you keep your sanity.

#5 Enjoy the experience. There will be things that don't go right, but seldom are the goofs as bad as they seem at the moment. Keep things light hearted and you'll both enjoy camping and your time together for many year. Or at least until the boyfriends come along...but that's another thread!

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Old 01-04-2006, 08:33 AM   #7
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Thank you for all the kind words. I live in St Louis my daughter in Texas. I brought the trailer b/c of the cost of rising hotel expenses. I travel to Tx every other weekend to see her. Some great words of advice. At this point, laughter is about all I can afford!
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