Monday, June 24, 2013

A camping we will go...Part 1

As many of you know, our family took a week long vacation  last week with our new travel trailer.  Hubby was up for the weekend and then had to go back home for work. So the children and I were fending for ourselves (except when Grandma came to visit).  Being tent campers for years, we pretty much knew it all (HAHAHA).  I am one to do my research and be as thorough as I can. Guess I missed a chapter or two on camping with your Travel Trailer! HA   We felt a little like The Griswolds last week! 

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Here are a few pieces of advice for new campers using their trailer for the 1st time....

IF rain is predicted upon arrival to your site, 1st set up your awning and then take out all your crap supplies and put them under the awning. not the other way around - rest assured it will downpour the minute you take all the supplies out and the awning is NOT up.  


(found this little guy on Pinterest, no link though 8( )


"They say" to use 1 ply toilet paper for a reason!  Don't bring your 2 ply Cottonelle which is nice and soft on your tushie.  Reason being - it will clog and back up your black holding tank with no questions asked!  Let me tell you, giving your septic tank (aka black tank) an enema with a garden hose and watching all crap waste come out is something that no husband and wife should ever have to do together! (I had to call hubby to come BACK up after work one night to help)

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My last piece of advice, only if you drink alcohol, bring enough!  Then bring more....


Be sure to check back all week to read about some interesting stories and escapades from our camping adventure!

Until then...be blessed!






6 comments:

Lindsay said...

oh no I hope the whole week wasn't bad!! I had to LOL at the no husband and wife should ever have to do that!

TaMara Sloan said...

I'm a camping wimp. My hubby had to do the emptying of the septic on our camper. We haven't actually been camper camping for the past 4 years because we've outgrown our camper. I learned that if it says it sleeps 8, it means that 8 people can sleep in it, but they can't bring any clothes, towels, etc. LOL

Melissa N. said...

TaMara - I so agree with the "sleeps 8" thing...ours "sleeps 10" but we all have to be minimal on clothes if we want to do that..lol...

Karen said...

Ha. I would love to have a cute little camper for Keilee and I but I would be completely lost. Good advice all. ;)

PrairieJenn said...

haha...I think you've got it just about right! We have so many stories of things that have happened when we've gone camping:)

Tina said...

Haha! One last thing...no matter how many socks and undies you pack...it's never enough!

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