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Old 09-29-2016, 08:47 AM   #1
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Tell us about your first time!

Okay, when you got your first RV, what was the very first overnight place you went with it?

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Old 09-29-2016, 08:54 AM   #2
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Same place we were tent camping. SWMBO's lot in the Adirondacks!

8 years and another RV later, still going.

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Old 09-29-2016, 08:57 AM   #3
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Camp Driveway first for familiarization and practice - Then a local KOA about 20 minutes away for a "Live Practice" and then straight to Ocean City MD about 5 hour trip! Stayed at Asateague State Park...
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
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Cowan's Gap State Park PA. Thank goodness I went with an experienced friend that helped me out. Several years and many trips later I have now become that "experienced friend" a few times.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:28 AM   #5
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"Camp driveway".

It stormed CRAZY that night. Thunder, lightning, heavy rain, the works. It was a good test! We found out how bad our mattress was that night, woke up feeling like we'd just been beaten. We even cooked breakfast in the trailer the next morning. Right before we went to Wal-Mart and bought a 4" foam mattress topper!!

The second trip "out" was to the beach. RV Resort with full hookups. About 3 hours and a ferry ride away. That first ferry ride with the trailer was interesting! Now it's "old hat"; we do it all the time. Getting the trailer in our spot was a real chore that trip too. Really tight quarters and bad angles. Took me FOREVER to get it right, and I'm sure it was quite entertaining for the "onlookers"! We don't go to that place any more.

We live, we learn. The rest is history!

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Old 09-29-2016, 09:34 AM   #6
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First nights were at 5 acres in NE AL where we are building a retirement house for my folks. No local water or power. Didn't take long to realize how quickly 30 gal of water could be consumed in the shower. Learned a lot!
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:38 AM   #7
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It's been so long ago, I can't really remember. But I think it was to Pumice Flat Campground near Devil's Postpile National Monument and Mammoth Mountain. Was probably in 1992??
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:50 AM   #8
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First trip in our used MH was an overnight somewhere off I-26 in SC.

A thunderstorm rolled thru during the night and we awoke to water dripping in our face.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:36 AM   #9
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Exact same State park and exact same spot where we did our very last tent camping after sleeping on the ground and freezing our rear ends off and said no more...... OMG..... Camping became fun again......
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:08 AM   #10
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Hmmm, pretty sure the first time in our own camper was Canisbay Lake Campground in Ontario's Algonquin Park. We borrowed a camper from a buddy for a couple of years before pulling the trigger on our own. That first off-the-ground experience was at Lake St. Peter Provincial Park just East of Algonquin.

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