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Old 07-28-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!

I've been following the forums on here for a while and finally decided to join up. I'm in my second year with my "new to me" FF and am loving it! Bought the trailer before I had the vehicle to tow it! So then I bought my Envoy that tows my 25 foot TT with ease!

Being a single lady I can tell you itís all been a big learning experience for me! (Especially learning to back up! ) Lol. But, so far, Iíve only made a couple of bone-head errors and have learned oodles !

So far Iíve only camped in my local area, but do get out once a month for a long weekend or couple weeks at a time. And have already booked for Aug, Sept and Oct!

One of these days I will venture farther away from home, but for now, when Iím parked among the trees, I could be anywhere really, without driving hours! And we have beautiful sandy beaches on the north shores of Lake Erie adjacent to fabulous parks to camp in.

I enjoy reading the helpful advice on here! Happy camping everyone!
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:26 PM   #2
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Hi Dawn, welcome to the forum. We're in northwest Michigan by Lake Michigan. We just bought ours in January. We are camping in Michigan this year. Our tow vehicle would not be good in mountains. Enjoy!!
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:42 PM   #3
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I'm new too, but welcome! Seems like a great community resource here to help out when needed.

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Welcome to the group, I have had a RV since 2005 and recently bought a TT. There are still tricks and lessons to learn. In the short time I have been part of the FF family there has been a lot of great tips and information I have picked up. Have great trips and share some of the priceless moments with us.
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Thumbs up !!! I have been camping in everything from tents to RV's for most of my life and love it ! Even the bad experiences bring good memories lol. Just recently decided to join this site as we discovered it after we purchased our new Fun Finder. Ask away when you have questions as I have discovered people love to help !!
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Hi Dawn,
Welcome to the Forum; it is good you have the intestinal fortitude to get your own trailer and venture out... Otherwise you would be missing a ton of fun...

Good luck and we hope to see you at a friendly campfire sometime...
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Welcome! Super proud of you, and the other gals, to venture out on your own! Right now, I'm not brave enough to do any of the hooking up, towing, setting up and taking down on my own! One of these days, maybe....
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Aw Kansas Newbie! You can do it! It's not hard and gets easier each time. The hardest for me ( cuz I'm 5'2" and only 105 lbs) is lifting and carrying the hitch because mine is big and really heavy. It has the anti sway bars that hook into it. And the damn pin that locks into it is a sumbitch to get in, so it's difficult to wiggle the hitch around to match the holes up! And the sway bars are a tad heavy too. But I must admit, it sure has gotten my arm and shoulder muscles into shape! LOL

The hardest ( and scariest) for me was backing it up! But I'm getting better and more confident at that!
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Even DH doesn't back in if pull thru is available!��⛺️
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Welcome to the forums.

As for those who have 'backing issues' it gets easier each time you do it. And from my experience of 10/12 years transporting manufactured homes up to 16' wide and 85' long, it's easier to park an 85' unit than a small, shorter unit.
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