Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-17-2015, 09:54 PM   #1
Senior Member
oobedoob's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 270
Daddy's little helper

My son, 3 years old end of October, loves camping. We arrived at Monck provincial park on Saturday and the first thing he does is helps day by chocking the wheels. I see him grab a small stick and starts hammering the chock in place so I give him the rubber mallet I use to get them firmly in place.
He then goes and grabs the bar from in the storage cupboard for the WDH and says "we need dis next"
As I'm talking to the DW I watch him pull out the leveling jack stands, put the screw into the base and set then under the trailer frame.
You never know when little eyes are watching you and learning, and I'm glad I camp with my kids (our daughter is 5 months old)

Had to share as a proud dad.Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1439870052492.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	195.6 KB
ID:	19721
2013 Jayco Jay Flight Swift SLX 184BH
2012 Ram 1500
oobedoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 09:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
Camper_bob's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: South Texas
Posts: 6,946
On the one hand, I can't wait for my son to be able to help out, but on the other, I don't want him to grow up too fast. He's just 10 months old, and I wonder where it has gone. He's learning at a break-neck pace now, and I just don't want to miss one single minute. I'm SO glad I get to take him camping!

-2018 Greyhawk 29MV
-2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JLU) (Primary Toad)
-1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Secondary Toad)
-2014 Jay Flight 28BHBE & Ram 2500 6.4L CC 4x4 (sold)
Camper_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 01:01 AM   #3
Senior Member
Griswald One's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Brooklin, Ontario
Posts: 543
Great story and awesome memories oobedoob!

My first camping trip was in a tent to Arrowhead Provincial Park with my 2 year old son. We were both novices. I will never forget setting out on the Stubbs Falls Trail for our first hike. He had on a little backpack with nothing but his lifejacket in it so we could splash around at the base of the falls. On the map the hike was listed as 45 minutes... Well I misjudged how much time the hike from the camp to the trailhead would add and how slow little legs really move... Including a picnic lunch, climbing the rocks and splashing in the water... We were out for 7 hours and my little trooper hiked the whole thing.

Thirteen years later my Little Trooper is almost ready to drive and mostly wants to hang out with his friends. Funny enough we went back to Arrowhead a few weeks ago and when I asked the kids if they wanted to go on a hike... They led me to Stubbs Falls to climb on the rocks and splash in the water.

There is no better family time on this planet then camping with your kids!

Griswald One - Life is a Misadventure!
2015 Greyhawk 29ME / Chevy Sonic
Griswald One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 06:05 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 1,560
The memories are priceless
2004 Jay Feather 25E
2001 Ford Expedition 4X4 EB 5.4 3.55 rear
2004 Ford Expedition 4X4 EB 5.4 3.73 rear
bedrck46 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.