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Old 05-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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New WI 23B owners starting Thursday!

We have been looking for a trailer for over 3 years now and finally purchased a 23B. My wife and I grew-up camping and started tent camping while dating. We have a younger son and he is always excited to pack-up the car to get in a long weekend out of town. We grew tired of deflating air mattresses and lack of space/convenience. My parents bought a 24' jayco when I was younger so I am a little spoiled with trailer life. I can't wait for our first trip in a few weeks and more importantly towing a larger trailer for the first time. I look forward to sharing and learning with you all!
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase. Take lots of pics on your first trip with her and post some here for us to see.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to the JOF, Campin' Muds and congratulations on your new 23B. What will you be towing it with?
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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Welcome to the group and congrats on your new trailer!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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welcome from northern california, congrats on the new tt ....happy camping!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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Welcome to the JOF Campin' Muds! Have you camped in Camp Driveway yet? Congrats on your new tt!
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:40 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum from a fellow Wisconsinite and congrats on your 23B.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I will post a bunch of pics from our first outing and probably one from bringing her home the first day. I will be towing with a '08 Ford Sport Trac Ltd. V8 Can't wait to see how that goes. I think I need a few trips around the lot and I should be ok. Need to figure out how far to swing on turns - anyone have advice? I do plan on our first camp-out to be driveway camping to enjoy the trailer asap - plus load some gear, etc. We have to store ours due to subs. rest. - 2 days in the drive allowed.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:57 AM   #9
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Good to see another member from WI! Congrats on the purchase, you are going to love your Jayco, in fact I am camping in mine right now!
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
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Gotta love technology! Thanks Dmax! Maybe we can share favorite camp grounds? I think we are going to southern kettles for the first trip in a couple weeks.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #11
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^^^ Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss WI campgrounds ^^^
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:39 PM   #12
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TT is home!! Was easier than expected to tow. Backing into the driveway was another story - need to work on that. I will post pics soon.
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We made it home!
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^^^ Looking good! What kind of dog is that? ^^^
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #16
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Campin' Muds--A good pair of towing mirrors will help on those wide turns. Larry
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I do have towing mirror extensions on in the pic but they are hard to see. I still need to figure out how to use them to their highest potential plus turning, timing, etc. Larry to you have the mirrors that extend on your f250?
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Nice looking combo you have there Campin' Muds. As far as WI State Parks go we've been to many and my favorite 2 are Wyalusing and Point Beach. DW likes High Cliff best. BTW we live 5 minutes from Kettle Moraine Southern Unit - Ottawa Lake and Pine Woods.
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Campin' Muds--Yes I do, they are the factory one's. My kids bought them for me for fathers day last year. I think the got them from a salvage yard. They are very expensive from a dealer. They are worth whatever you have to pay, even aftermarket one's. Larry
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My parents bought a 24' jayco when I was younger so I am a little spoiled with trailer life. I can't wait for our first trip in a few weeks and more importantly towing a larger trailer for the first time. I look forward to sharing and learning with you all!
Welcome aboard! I'm new here myself, did a lot of trailer camping as a kid, and worked my way back up to a trailer this spring. I will appreciate the fact I won't have to pack EVERYTHING in and out of the car for each trip!
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