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Old 03-21-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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Hello forum members,

My wife and I are so excited, and a little scared

We are both brand new to the camping world, neither of us has ever stayed a night in a RV of any description. This way of travel has had our attention for several years.

Well you could say we jumped right in, head first! We are picking up a new Precept 31UL later this week. We have shopped for over a year, we considered class C, 5th wheels, and class A. You know our decision.

Our plan is to start on a few short trips (100 - 150 miles), then we will venture further away from home.

This is kind of like "love it or leave it". If we love it then we may consider a diesel pusher in a couple years, if we don't then we lost a few dollars but had fun trying it. We truly think we are going to love it.

I'm sure I'll have all kinds of newbie questions, I appreciate layman answers for now.

If you see a 31UL pull in with SC tags and the owners look lost, that will probably be us

Hope to meet each and everyone of you on the road somewhere.

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Old 03-21-2016, 04:08 PM   #2
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Congrats and welcome from Colorado

There are lots of postings on the JOF around first time owners and what to look for, inspect, test, check , pack, and get ready for.

I've seen lots of posts where the Dry run was in the driveway......

You will be an expert in no time.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:24 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the new 'head first' Precept and welcome to the forum.

Like Jmooney suggested, staying very close to home is a good idea... especially for folks, like you, that are camping for the first time.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:12 PM   #4
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Welcome to JOF and good luck on your adventure!
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Welcome to the JOF and congrats on the new TT!
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:38 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard and way to jump in to camping
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:42 PM   #7
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Hie ye to the Blue Ridge.. We have friends in Anderson and there are some state parks on Lake Hartwell to start with.

We also find Givhans Ferry on the Edisto RV friendly. Colleton not quite so much.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:36 PM   #8
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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!!

We will be heading up to Hiawassee GA (Lake Chatuge) April 1.

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Ron, Barbara & rescues Beamer (Lab mix), Buddy (Cavalier spaniel), Ruger (Golden retriever), Stanley (Bassett/Springer mix) and 3 grandsons
Wow, a big part of our decision about trying the RV thing is we love to travel with our Cavalier! We have had three Cockers which have all gone to doggy heaven (they lived to 15, 16, and 12). This time we decided to down size, we are now Cavalier lovers.

We have been told of a Doggie RV Park in Rutherfordton NC where people are second, we want to visit there very soon!


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Wow, a big part of our decision about trying the RV thing is we love to travel with our Cavalier!
Wink will be 13 in June.. He is the KING.. gave him his FLORIDA summer hair cut already

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