Observations from 1st overnighter
Brand new to all this travel trailer/camping thing. Been doing a lot of reading, trying to avoid the big mistakes. But no matter how much ya read, ya just gotta go out and do it to learn some things. So this week, took our 1st short trip to Lake Georgetown.
Mistake #1: I put the TT pretty close to the center of the parking pad. I did not notice, that in this position, once the doorway step was extended, it would be just over the edge of the pad. This added a few extra inches to the step to/from ground to step. It was a PITA. But since it was just an overnight stay, we lived with it. I'll attach a pic of this. Not real clear, but maybe you'll see what I mean.
Mistake #2: We have 3 dogs. Thought stringing three rope lines & attaching their leads to that, would keep them under control & provide a little freedom for them. What a disaster. They all found ways to get so twisted & tangled, you'd thought they were making the Gordian Knot. I still think I can make this work. But maybe some sort of enclosure might be better.
Mistake #3: Worried too much about weight. Brought too little BBQ briquettes. It got the job done, but just barely. Next time, the whole bag comes. Also did not bring the proper tools for working the grill.
Learned: The AC unit is LOUD!! Cannot listen to music or watch TV with it running. We cooled down the TT, turned it off, ran a fan & watched a movie. Had to crank it back on after the movie. Kinda warm here.
Saw a good idea: A family set up close to us had a Y splitter on the water supply spigot. So besides the white potable water hose to the TT, they'd attached a
hose for handy outside use.
These are all kinda simple things you old veterans already know. Just passing on to the other wet behind the ears folks ( especially that parking thing ).
Wonder what I'll learn next time.
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