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06-28-2012, 03:45 PM
Just got a new springdale 2670bhgs and moved up from tent. First trip to New Oleans for two weeks. What is the first thing I should know about a travel trailer? I know I'll learn the hard way but any tips would be a great help.

Thanks "Beman"

06-28-2012, 03:54 PM
Congrats on the new rig! Will be a world of change. I wish when my DW and I were younger we knew about the fun of camping in a TT. We started in a tent then moved to a pop up. No comparison to a TT. HAVE FUN AND MAKE LOTS OF MEMORIES.

You'll get lots of advice here. This forum and the people here are tremendousgood intentions....great info!

Safety..safety... load up your rig for camping. Load up ur TV with gear, gas, and people, dogs, etc. Head to a CAT scale and weigh your total rig, just ur TV, just ur trailer. Compare results to spec for ur TV.

Get a good brake controller.

Use a good WDH.

We put non slip drawer liner in every drawer and shelf.

Get good side view mirrors.

Get either the tennis balls on antenna like rods or a trailer mirror. Sometimes working with the DW to line up the hitch and ball can be a challenge....

Have fun!

06-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Hello, get extra sewer hose or at least a 20 ' piece ,make sure you have a garden hose to hook up for water, a cable for tv , leveling blocks, rubber gloves when unhooking sewer hose ,don't be ashamed to ask ?s from your camping neighbors , and be careful and most of all have fun ⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄

06-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Thanks!!! Great tips and we will have fun. It's nice to know people like yourself are there for help.