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Old 06-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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My first trip

Well we have decided to take our first trial run with our TT. Monday the 20th or Tuesday the 21st we will heading to Chula Vista RV resort for 3 or 4 days. A few of our friends have been there and said it's great. I have practiced backing up in the parking lot of our Church so I hope all goes well when I get to the RV park.

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Old 06-14-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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I'm sure you will have a nice trip, and you will like Chula Vista RV CG because it's nothing like a State Park, so be prepared to be spoiled! My son lives in San Diego, and I've always found somewhere new to go when I visit there.

If you don't feel comfortable backing up into a campsite, they do have drive thru sites as well, although I'm sure you will do just fine. I was at Chula Vista RV CG (site #30) a couple of years ago and my TT rear living room window faced the San Diego Bay:

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Old 06-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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You are going to do just fine Joe, just take your time and if you need help I am sure that there is going to be somebody there that will give you a hand. Just enjoy yourself and have a good time. Ernie
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:28 PM   #4
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You will be fine Joe. When I bought my 5'er I drove to Arizona and picked it up, drove it back to SoCal, parked in front of the house. Not once backing up since I hitched up. We loaded up the 5'er, drove to Yellowstone NP. Now I still had not once backed it up, now I was faced with the unthinkable, having to back up in the campground with a bunch of folks in it, and I also had never unhitched. Long story short, I felt like everyone came out to watch the newbie, they popped a cold one, and I am sure they had popcorn. Took 5 tries, but I got it, and boy was traffic backed up, created a traffic jam. Then came part 2, unhitching. I broke the cotter pin on the hitch release handle, didn't have a spare, meanwhile I am still blocking traffic. Found a nail on the ground after about 5 minutes, and figured out I needed to see some air between the hitch and the pin. Took me about 25 minutes in all.
The good news is, everyone was patient, no one complained, and I still had a good time. Enjoy yourself, enjoy the nice weather, and don't let anything bother you. Take your time, get it right.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:09 AM   #5
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Wow Dale sounds like you had a real good initiation!
Thanks for the encouragement everyone, I'm sure it will all work out good, just a little nervous now. I'll post when I return on Friday and let you know how it went.
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