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Old 05-29-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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After 53 years of tent camping, just bought a new 23rb. Finally will be off the ground. Pick it up on friday, and camping with it on saturday and sunday. Can't wait !!!

Any quick tips for a new owner are welcome. Thanks
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:35 AM   #2
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Think through your trip,meals , what you will use and make a list. Carry a jack and a spare with a 4 way just in case. Don't ask me how I know lol. take your time and enjoy the journey.
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:38 AM   #3
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Think through your trip,meals , what you will use and make a list. Carry a jack and a spare with a 4 way just in case. Don't ask me how I know lol. take your time and enjoy the journey.
Thanks. i'll bet i know how you know!!
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I didn't have a spare one time and because it was late in the day I had to buy four rims and tires at a cost of over 800.00 just to continue on to camp. Lesson learned
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Yikes. Ya that's a costly lesson for sure. I only have to travel 40 kilometers for the first trip. So its mainly to find out what i don't have but should. I know i won't need the tent or air mattress. lol.
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After 53 years of tent camping, just bought a new 23rb. Finally will be off the ground. Pick it up on friday, and camping with it on saturday and sunday. Can't wait !!!

Any quick tips for a new owner are welcome. Thanks
Congratulations on the new trailer (and sleeping off the ground!) and welcome to the JOF.
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Yikes. Ya that's a costly lesson for sure. I only have to travel 40 kilometers for the first trip. So its mainly to find out what i don't have but should. I know i won't need the tent or air mattress. lol.
Odds are you'll want a gel foam mattress topper though... Congrats on the new camper and welcome to the forum!
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CONGRATULATIONS on the JAYCO!!!

...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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Wow, my only question would be "what took you so long?"


I was about 40 when we finally climbed up off the ground. Now the kids just bug us because we are officially "glampers". I'm okay with the label; if they are tenting with us, they'll come knocking when the rains get heavy...
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Wow, my only question would be "what took you so long?"


I was about 40 when we finally climbed up off the ground. Now the kids just bug us because we are officially "glampers". I'm okay with the label; if they are tenting with us, they'll come knocking when the rains get heavy...
I've never heard the term " glampers " before, but i like it lol. As to why it took so long, i don't know. But i wish i had made the decision earlier on.

And thanks to all well wishers.
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