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Old 05-07-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

We (myself and DH) are getting ready to purchase a greyhawk 2013 ds; hopefully by next week. We are totally new to rving/camping...it doesn't get any greener than us. We are excited and nervous like most noobs and can't wait to get started. We've learned so much from reading what good folks have to say but knowing is not the same as doing. We hope we don't bumble this up too much while putting knowledge into action and words into reality. Some things we do not fully comprehend (like the inverter) since we need hands on to learn...other things make us lol (like poop pyramid and poop nest).

DH still has to put in a 30 amp plug outside so we can plug er in at home and get the honda crv ready to be towed; tomorrow we bring her in to gear her up. There are so many things to purchase (from chairs to a spare tire) but we are dragging our feet since we still can't believe a dream is becoming reality.

We are thinking about testing the rv in our driveway but think we will cheat and go in the house. It's tempting but after reading what others have to say, it might not be a good idea. DH is stressing about backing into a site and I'm stressing about people (our children and grand children) not following the rules and creating a poop pyramid.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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Welcome! We've all started in the same place. We've only been camping in a TT for a year and a half. It's easier to get the hang of than you think. Just follow your owner's manual.
You are right in testing a weekend in your driveway. Alot of experience can come from that. We did not do that. We went 3 hours a way and luckily, did not have any issues other than the TT did not have the gas line for our outdoor kitchen stove. But, no big deal really.
What part of the country are you from?
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to JOF Lakeside! We started with a tent, then pop-up, so had a little experience when upgrading to a 5'er than to our current tt. Definitely a lot to learn, but once you do it, the anxiety goes away for the most part. Camp Driveway is a good idea. Do you plan to 'boondock' when you 'camp'/travel or will you be using hookups mostly? Congrats
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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Welcome driveway camping is fun!!!!
Take your time and learn how everything works and what switches do.
Tell your husband dont panic and take his time and he will have backing in to a site down in no time. Good luck and post up some pictures of your adventures.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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Welcome to the user friendly Jayco Owners forum! Our members just love to answer questions or help out other members when possible and have fun sharing their experiences . They also love pictures of your RV, tow vehicles, and campsites!! So do not hesitate to post pics of your Jayco in the "Pics of your Jayco forum" and pics of your tow vehicle in the "Tow Vehicle forum".

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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Hi Kim,
Thanks for the tips and vote of confidence! We are in NJ...what parts are you from?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:45 PM   #7
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Hi healthi,
Thank you! We plan on doing both hookups and boondocking. We are intimidated by the thought of boondocking since the camper has such small tanks. it will be a must learn and like so we can do the cross country trip we've been dreaming of...pay some days, boondock others.
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Welcome driveway camping is fun!!!!
Take your time and learn how everything works and what switches do.
Tell your husband dont panic and take his time and he will have backing in to a site down in no time. Good luck and post up some pictures of your adventures.
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Will try not to panic and will post some photos. This Saturday is the big day!
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