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Old 04-01-2016, 09:58 AM   #1
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Smile Hello from Middle Tennessee Boondocker!

Hi everyone, I am totally new to the camper experience. My husband and I have been avid campers ever since we were dating in the 80s but have always used tents. Now that we are getting older, and a little more surly when faced with rain on a campout, when I found a great deal on a 1995 Jayco 1207 I jumped on it...I bought it brought it home and parked it in back without telling my husband. He has FINALLY come around to the idea! We have painted the inside and worked on a few things and the only thing that has stumped us so far is adding a battery...I don't see an extra wire and all the wires there are still attached together....we are going to try to tackle that one this weekend then off for our first trip to celebrate his 50th birthday. Happy Camping to everyone!

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:48 AM   #2
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Welcome and congrats.

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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Congratulations and welcome! As fellow former tent campers, my wife and I can attest that you will appreciate the new experience. I'm also a big fan of your state, my daughter lives in Nashville.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:38 AM   #4
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I hope you husband appreciates your boldness. I hope you have many years of pleasure in your new RV.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:13 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard, and like so many others, we upgraded from a pup to a travel trailer. Love Tennessee camping, we just spent a week at Montgomery Bell SP and love it. Camping in the Smokies in the fall. Congrats on new tt, enjoy. Hubby will be proud the next camping trip with rain...
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:31 PM   #6
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Not sure if you have the owners manual for your pup but here is a link to one at Cunningham campers. http://www.cunninghamcampers.com/fckimages/1995CT.pdf
It looks like the battery was an option but it does talk about hooking one up for lights and furnace.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:02 PM   #7
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Congratulations on your trailer and welcome to the JOF.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:46 AM   #8
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Congratulations and welcome!
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:21 AM   #9
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...and WELCOME TO JOF!!! The members here are GREAT!!! There is a lot of GREAT information to be found here. I am sure that you will have information and pictures to share with us... so please do!!

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Congrats and Welcome. Wife is from Maryville so we plan on camping quite a lot in Tenn. Here is a good site to reference if you are new to batteries.
Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ, Battery Manufacturers and Brand Names List, and

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