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Old 08-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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anticipation...first rv ever, picked up in 3 weeks... newbie thoughts

after wanting a tt for many years, we pick up our sport 16, in three weeks...our first rv HAD to be an AS.
My wife and i are so excited. We found a fair deal and excellent service from adventure rv joliet illinois...could not have hoped for better service.
we have read so much in books and this forum, trying to become smarter about things...
here are some newbie thoughts...
we probably have bought too much stuff to outfit our tt... (hope our tv will pull everything <grin>) and believe we will need to leave many items out after we get a little more tt maturity. of course we should have started modest and purchased stuff as we became smarter, but all the planning and organizing of our stuff is part of the experience that has been part of our fun as we have waited for tt delivery.
i am looking forward to cooking at campsites, got really nice small portable grill. really looking forward to eating alot!
have been discussing appropriate behavior with my two travel companions...our boxers. more than anything in their thinking, they are also looking forward to campsite eating.
i am semi freaked with the whole dump thing, focusing much of our initial tt investment in super-duper sewer hose, disposable gloves, weights to hold down sewer hose, etc. think i will do my first dump site at dump station at 3:am so i can take my time, not hold anyone else up...have many visions of what could go wrong.
i have tried to figure out what kind of camping we will most enjoy, and think lovely national parks and the best private campgrounds will b our favorite...
we joined good sam and are pleased with that decision. this is a well done, and serious membership program where the member is very respected...getting valuable services. the campground ratings of their current catalog (all 20 pounds of it) are really helpful.
i am looking forward to using camping as a way to connect our grandchildren with nature...the outdoors, and with exercise.
we have already planned to participate in two rallies, parking away from the others a bit until we get the hang of things. i don't want to be too much of a risk to others, if some silly maneuver with the propane, or electrical hookups blows up our trailer!
can't wait! (not to blowing up our trailer) but to camping...(and eating alot!)

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Old 08-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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