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Old 11-16-2014, 06:38 PM   #11
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My TT has never been parked in the driveway... because it's too steep!
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:10 PM   #12
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Camp driveway should always be your first stop.. that way you can find what you don't have in the RV while your still at home and can make sure everything works right (and you know how to use it) before you hit the campground.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:26 PM   #13
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Camped in my previous trailer because it was small enough to back into the back yard. With our big trailer we went to a local campsite on our first weekend.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:13 PM   #14
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We recently spent a week in the back yard camping when we had a house full of guests.
I was Very enjoyable to leave the crowd and escape in our peaceful fifth wheel.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:02 PM   #15
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We pulled the trailer 3 plus hours from the dealer to the local city campground. Then we came to the house packed up the camping gear went out loaded up the trailer and spent the evening and nite.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:40 PM   #16
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How many .

We never camped at home. But it wasn't long before our first trip.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:53 PM   #17
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We did Camp Driveway the first weekend we had it. It stormed like crazy, and we discovered that we could not live with the factory included mattress, so we went the very next day and got a topper.

I always thought it was important to do a shakedown either in the driveway or close to home, that way if things go sideways, you can always pack it in with little lost. If you're 300 miles from home, you're more likely to try to stick it out and ruin an entire weekend.

It's funny, this thread is quite timely! We just had our first son, so we're thinking of doing another Camp Driveway this weekend for some baby shakedown!
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:44 AM   #18
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Love your question. After a year of planning, we picked up our new x20e on Saturday. We had never towed anything more than a horse trailer so we were working our way up to being newbies.

The drive home was 80 miles through a combination of city traffic; freeways; hills; and about a 40 mph wind. Did I mention that it was also dark by the time the dealer finished with us?

Truly, aside from the TV gearing down on some hills, we could barely tell there was a TT back there.

Driveway camping is not allowed by our HOA, so our little Happy Camper spent its first night in the WalMart parking lot! We could not be more pleased and we were even able to disassemble that Equalizer WDH today when we stored the TT until next weekend.

First big trip? All the way to a nice RV resort that is about 2 miles away. We and two grandkids plan to do it up big for the Thanksgiving weekend.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:04 AM   #19
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We have a set up in the back yard to plug in our 5th wheeler with water and electric. Around the corner in the back acre of pines I set up a nice 30 amp full hookup campsite with a fire pit even. My hunting buddy comes up with his motor home and says it is nicer than any state park campsite he has been in! Can walk to the deer stand.

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We have a set up in the back yard to plug in our 5th wheeler with water and electric. Around the corner in the back acre of pines I set up a nice 30 amp full hookup campsite with a fire pit even. My hunting buddy comes up with his motor home and says it is nicer than any state park campsite he has been in! Can walk to the deer stand.

That's what we are doing,our grand kids want to go every weekend..
so this will be second best thing
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