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R15CreekSide 05-10-2015 07:31 AM

Idaho Newcomers
 
Good Morning!

We're brand new to the world of large travel trailers. We had a little ALiner and had good fun with it. But comfort and a basecamp where we can enjoy longer outings is now in our lives.

So we made some pretty large changes like trading a really nice Volvo for a pretty old Dodge diesel pickup (a move most people would never understand) and acquiring our new Outdoors RV 26RLS.

I'm Dave and I recently retired. So for a while I'll pull the trailer around the country showing my little Standard Schnauzer. Yes, learning to groom and show a dog is one thing that keeps me busy.

Lynne, my wife of 42 years, will retire in a year or two. Then we will have a chance to spend longer periods of time in the trailer.

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Life is a learning experience. Isn't it? :blush:



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jerichorick 05-10-2015 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by R15CreekSide (Post 2549399)
Good Morning!

We're brand new to the world of large travel trailers. We had a little ALiner and had good fun with it. But comfort and a basecamp where we can enjoy longer outings is now in our lives.

So we made some pretty large changes like trading a really nice Volvo for a pretty old Dodge diesel pickup (a move most people would never understand) and acquiring our new Outdoors RV 26RLS.

I'm Dave and I recently retired. So for a while I'll pull the trailer around the country showing my little Standard Schnauzer. Yes, learning to groom and show a dog is one thing that keeps me busy.

Lynne, my wife of 42 years, will retire in a year or two. Then we will have a chance to spend longer periods of time in the trailer.

So now we get to learn. How to maintain the trailer. What equipment do we need? How do we park this 31 foot monster?

Life is a learning experience. Isn't it? :blush:



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:welcome: and congratulations!

If you have not watched The Long, Long Trailer and RV please do so. These are fun movies but do have a few clues as to what not to do.

Carry an extra potable water hose and dump hose. You never know when you may need more length or will spring a leak. Have electrical adapters along. Converting to fit the pedestal service is sometimes needed. Don't overload your trailer and make certain your tires are of good quality and load range. I see more trailers with flat tires than any other RV. Walkie talkies are a good idea when parking. The spotter can direct the pilot easier IF you learn to talk the same parking language.:)

Hit the road and have fun. Been doing this for nearly 10 years. Love the life style. Just accept those not so pleasant moments as bumps in the road and keep on keeping on with new adventures.

Many happy trails,
Rick Y

denlock 05-10-2015 11:04 AM

:welcome:

hal1phx 05-10-2015 11:13 AM

:welcome:

JohnRR 05-10-2015 12:35 PM

:welcome:
Good luck with your plans.

Cantankerous64 05-10-2015 12:37 PM

:welcome:

chief02 05-10-2015 12:44 PM

Visit the travel trailer forum and just start reading. .good luck!

MSHappyCampers 05-10-2015 01:04 PM

Hi Dave & Lynne! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us! :dance:

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

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless! :thumb::D

HavingABlast 05-10-2015 02:40 PM

Welcome to the forum Dave. Congratulations on your retirement and the new rig. There are many happy memories yet to be made in your future.


2015 Newmar Ventana 3636 (on order), Cummins ISB,
2014 JKU Wrangler, SMI AF1, Blue Ox

kayakcrazy 05-10-2015 03:04 PM

Welcome Dave and Lynne and welcome to the forum which hosts other ORV owners. We welcome your questions and suggest you search the wealth of knowledge already on here. Have loads of fun in your new RV. :dance:

Bendite 05-10-2015 04:57 PM

26 RLS
Congratulations on your purchase. We bought the same and we love it. If there's any problems we have yet to discover them. We are envious of your plans to travel. Maybe someday we will be able to follow suit. But for now a weekend every once in a while will have to do.
As for parking the beast. The best trick I have to pass on is that when you pull the rig past the spot you intend on backing into. At the same moment the rear point of your rig passes where you want to turn; sharply turn your wheel so that the front of your pull car turns opposite the direction you want to back. Just pull it slightly more forward then spin the wheel back the other way before backing. By doing this little last minute trick you greatly decreases the room it takes to back into places. Good Travels



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Chiefbvfd 05-11-2015 05:09 AM

Welcome and Congrats....;)

Medico 05-11-2015 08:50 AM

:welcome: Welcome, glad to meet you!

Bruce C 05-11-2015 05:57 PM

:welcome:


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