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 8/25/2008 2:31 AM
 
Welcome Vicki! What fun! I know that you'll begin to feel right at home in your new rig as you spend time in it.
I've been thinking about how everyone gets all "excited" over all the things they need to learn when they get their new RV. You know, when you buy a house there are just as many things you need to learn about it to make it work for you -- maybe even more. As far as I can see, the biggest difference between a stick house and one on wheels are the wheels. Shoot, if we do something stupid in a stick house (like leave the gas stove on -- thanks to a friend, I got to experience that), it can be just as dangerous as leaving the propane on in the RV.
So, maybe this will change how you look at what you have to learn in your new rigs. If you did it in a home, you can sure do it in your home on wheels! Not so scary when you think of it that way!
Enjoy, Vicki! Laura & Jed 19' Shamrock Hybrid

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 8/25/2008 6:25 PM
 
Vicki, Welcome. only thing I can add is I would bring a spotter for parking at storage. Never hurts to have someone to walk around/behind/beside to make sure you don't ding your rig or anyone elses.
Welcome, Sue 2005 Chateau Sport 25' w/ Ranger toad
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 8/25/2008 11:36 PM
 
Vicki,
I live north of Houston and was scared to get on the freeway also. Try leaving town when traffic is light and stay off the main roads to start. I love camping at Livingston State Park and actually I'm going this weekend. I drive a 28' class A 1994 Fourwinds by Thor. It didn't come with an owners manual, so I had to learn as I went. Yes I made a few mistakes but had fun laughing at myself cause most of them were pretty stupid. I do have a husband but most of the time I drive it myself and he meets me a day or two later and leaves early so I am on my own. I also take it to agility trials before Opal was injured and am hoping Carmella will be ready to compete at the end of the year. I love my alone times with the dogs, and love the relaxation of getting away from home, where I am always working. Good luck to you. Also if any of you have grandkids or young children try going to Jellystone Park in Waller, Texas. It is a clean super updated park with 4 water features. Darcie and the girls This message was edited by darciemark on 8-25-08 @ 10:37 PM
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 9/5/2008 3:17 PM
 
Darcie, I've not camped at Lake Livingston State Park. Are there any lakeside RV spaces with full hook-ups. I was looking at those with numbers 50 to 71. Looked like they would be right beside the lake.
Milt is feeling so much better, and I hope that one day we can be off in our trailer for a close to home trip. Thought when I saw your post about this park, I'd ask your advice and opinion about it.
Thanks, Darcie!!!
Joella 2007 32' Jayco Eagle Trailer


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 9/5/2008 5:26 PM
 
Joella, sounds like a great idea for a day trip to check it out! Alice

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 9/5/2008 6:11 PM
 
You know, Alice you are right!!
It's about 125 miles, one way. We could take the girls and enjoy the day. Stop and get some BBQ to go for lunch, then find a picnic table to eat. East Texas is full of small Mom and Pop BBQ places with GOOD food! Plenty of roadside parks to eat in too!
Be a good and fun day!
Thanks for the suggestion.
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 9/5/2008 7:02 PM
 
Joella -
That sounds like a terrific plan! Get you guys out of the house and almost on the road again! Wish I was still there - I'd love to tag along! Mmmmmm Barbeque!!! Sure do wish we could have spent more time in your neck of the woods.
Would you believe I'm still waiting for my ladder to be installed? At least it finally arrived at the local Camping World yesterday. Had a really nice guy at the local CW fight for me with the Albuquerque bunch and whatever he said must have worked because they shipped it the very next day. Poor Flitter might get whole one of these days.
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 9/5/2008 8:05 PM
 
Next WEdnesday and Thursday I am going on my first trip with my friends. I will follow their RV to Livingston. Just hope I have everything I need by then. I bought "RV for Dummies" the other day and there was a good checklist in the front section on what you need.
Did get the windows tinted and filled the propane tank this week. Had to drive in 5 pm traffic and that was a little scary. I can drive into my storage spot all right because right now I pull in but some day I'll have to back in like all the big boys.
I live in Spring so if there is anything going on in East Texas maybe I can meet up with you all. Vicki

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 9/5/2008 8:50 PM
 
Good luck on your trip. Sounds like everything is going well for you. Hope you have lots of fun. Be sure to tell us all about it. We're noisy! Margie

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 9/5/2008 11:29 PM
 
Vickie, how neat to be going on your first trip. So neat you have friends to go with you and help break you in. That is a real help!!
We'll all be waiting here to hear all about your trip. We like photos too! ha!!
Have a wonderful camping trip!!!
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