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Old 03-27-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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First Post. First-time RVer.

Just purchased our new Safari 25' SS. The wife and I took it out for its maiden voyage over the weekend. Life is good!

Open for any advice, tips or tricks. Very excited to be a new member of this outstanding community.
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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There are so many directions we could go with advice. One of the things that helped me a lot was just browsing the forums here. I had towed and camped before, so most of those issues weren't new to me. So I focused on the Airstream issues that I wasn't familiar with.
I would suggest the same for you. Either browse through the threads looking for issues that are unfamiliar, or do a search for something you'd like to find out.
Good luck, this site is awsome.

On edit: If you are new to towing, one suggestion would be to search for a checklist for hooking/unhooking. It's easy to forget something, especially when it's not something you've done much of.
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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and checklist for what to pack, if you don't think it thru (I love lists) guaranteed you will forget something. Every 6 months or so go thru and look at what you carry and have you used it. You can wean down what you drag along
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:11 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums and Airstreaming. Congratulations on your new baby. We were also new to Airstreaming and RVing 10 months ago. We now feel competent in our skills. These Forums have been a big part of our learning process.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:49 PM   #5
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welcome emdubyadee! i actually tyed out a long message this morning, but lost it with the server change so will try again. we are also new to this and are eagerly awaiting our first rally in june. this is a wonderful bunch of people and they are always willing to help anyone out. most questions here have answers available, but if it is out of the local expertise, i'm sure someone will point you in the right direction. good luck and welcome, friend!
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:15 PM   #6
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Became an Airstreamer in January of this year....and I would not of found my 1990 32' Excella without all the assistance from this group. Now with the International Rally coming up in June..... I am excited!! Because I feel I can get all the info I need for any problems here......
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:30 PM   #7
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Welcome. You will love camping. I strongly agree with one of the comments above, make a list. When I was growing up, we kept the trailer ready to go at a moments notice. It was always stocked with plates, knives, forks, basic clothes, bathroom supplies, etc. That made for nice quick get a ways and we were not moving things from the house to the trailer (and forgetting things along the way). We keep the trailer plugged in for electricity and the fridge was stocked. The lists that my parents kept were about mechanicals and meals. Another thing that people take for granted are parks. Make notes on the parks that you visit, what you liked, did not like, and the sites.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:14 PM   #8
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Ditto KZOO's status, but we do not keep the reefer stocked. Luckily, in America we have grocery stores almost everywhere so any minute trips are on our agenda.

I suggest your first trip be to a place very near home so you can retrieve whatever necessity you forgot or get back home if there is a system fault (yours or its) which otherwise makes the outing miserable.
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