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Old 09-12-2016, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hi...My husband and I (in our 60's) are picking up our new Winnebago Minnie Winnie 2106FBS in a couple days. We have never owned or operated a travel trailer, but we are very excited for the adventure!

What do you wish you knew when you first owned and operated a travel trailer. Any hints, advice?

Thanks, and glad to meet you all!

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Hi and

Hard to pick the most important. I'll go with don't leave the black tank valve open while connected at the campground. Wait until its 2/3 to 3/4 full before you dump. This will prevent all the liquid waste from draining out and leaving a mound of solid waste behind with no liquid to flow it out. Also close the gray valve the night before you plan to drain the the black tank so you can use the gray water to flush your sewer hose.

This may not be the biggest problem you could face but it will be the nastiest one to correct.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:29 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your new rig. Wish there was an iRV2 to be part of when I bought my first MH. Such a great place to learn
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Old 09-13-2016, 04:06 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome. One of the things we did was review what we had on board after our first few trips. You will be amazed on the items you packed initially that you will quickly discover you don't need to haul.

We have also found that grocery stores are just as convenient at our destination so we aren't moving weight up and down the road. Mainly bottled water, can drinks, etc.

Hope you enjoy your new rig. We have met a lot of great people here and in our travels.
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:34 AM   #5
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congrats on the new rig, good luck and have fun. My best advice is to not get too up set when something happens. You are on vacation, it will pass and you will figure it out. Ask for help often.
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:30 AM   #6
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Hi...My husband and I (in our 60's) are picking up our new Winnebago Minnie Winnie 2106FBS in a couple days. We have never owned or operated a travel trailer, but we are very excited for the adventure!

What do you wish you knew when you first owned and operated a travel trailer. Any hints, advice?

Thanks, and glad to meet you all!

Gigi
NW Oregon
Welcome and congrats on the new Winnie. For us, we wish we knew how much info there is available for new RV'rs on forums like this one as well as on the web in general. If you have a question just ask. Above all, don't sweat the small stuff and have FUN!!
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:00 AM   #7
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Hello and welcome from Texas!! Our best advice is video as much as you can when you walk through the operation of your new Winnie with your dealer!! Wish we had done that. Then you have a reference when you try to remember what "that" switch is for. We did not do that with our DP and even after a year we still ask, "now what did he say turns on the" whatever.

And yes don't sweat the small stuff. This forum is awesome with very kind and knowledgeable people!!

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Hi Gigi! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:13 AM   #9
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Wow...thanks!

Great tips! This is so helpful! We appreciate your help! We are excited! I'm sure I'll have more specific questions after we pick up our rig. Our first little venture will be next Sunday and Monday.

Thanks, again...

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