Howdy all you happy Rvers! Let me just say that I think this site is awesome and I am so happy to have found it! Right on webmaster, good job!
So I am a newbie and I've been reading lots of forum threads trying to get a feel for things. I am finding though that I get lost on a lot of terminology! I thought when I was here last time I saw a link to a newbie crash course or something but I can't seem to find it now. Any suggestions for something to read that will help me get more familiar with the RV World? I'm sure there's a lot to learn but I've got to start somewhere, right?!
My husband and I recently purchased a Fleetwood Westlake pop-up trailer for us and the kids. We travel around Florida for mountain bike races half of the year. We also like to hit GA and NC for some great bike trails. In general we are very "outdoorsee" and we thought the camper would give us more freedom and comfort as opposed to trying to find hotels everywhere we wanted to go (not to mention some cost savings). We decided to start small and see how we liked it. I was just looking around the Fleetwood web site at the 5th wheels - those are so nice! I'm already contemplating our first upgrade
So far, we've been out in the camper twice with the first time being a disaster. I didn't realize that a place called an "Campground" could actually be a mobile home park. Nothing against mobile home parks, but that was not at all what we were expecting. The space was small and tight and there was nothing at all to do there. We weren't made to feel very welcome and we didn't have much fun. There was no review for that campground so this site couldn't have saved us from it. But I certainly posted one to make sure nobody else makes the same mistake. But this last weekend we went to our first State Park and it was fabulous! I posted a review for that location as well
We have only camped at sites with full hookups. We are thinking about taking on our first outing without hookups in the next few weeks (I think I saw you all call that "boondocking"?). I am a little nervous about getting everything working right, but my husband seems to think there won't be any trouble. It's just one night so I'm sure we'll be fine, it's just something new that we haven't done yet.
Well I just wanted to say hi and see if anyone could point me in the right direction of a crash course so that I don't end up posting anything totally stupid since I'm new to this community.
Oh, and I also noticed that most of the people that post a lot out here seem to have higher-end RVs. I'm sure you're all the ones that have been at it a few years and upgraded a few times? Are there many people out here with pop-ups? Just curious...
Everyone have a great day and happy RVing!