Maiden voyage ( shakedown)

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  • #47116

    Mike and Lesia
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    We are going on our first trip Wednesday, even though we’ve spent several nights in our 5er in the driveway. The campground is a state run place, maybe 25 miles from home. We have 2 nights reserved, but may stay a third if things go well. We’ll be close enough to run home if we need something crucial.

    Wish us luck, and come join us if you’d like, Weston Bend State Park.

    #47118

    Ray
    Keymaster

    Sweet. I wish you smooth sailing on your maiden voyage!  :good:

    I remember ours, exciting time. Enjoy.  :yes:

    RVHH Chief Cook and Bottle Washer - LoveYourRV.com

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    #47120

    Share some pictures!
    Have fun.

    -Kimberly, Wagon Master - LovetheRVlife.com
    "Let's Make a Point To Leave This Place Better Than When We Came, One Life at a Time."

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    #47124

    Mike and Lesia
    Participant

    👌, I’ll make a point to snap some pics, and probably will do a campground review.😀

    #47126

    Stephen C Keller
    Participant

    Hope for a really great time on the shakedown run. We would consider joining you as you are approx. 4 hours from us here in Southeastern Iowa.  I still have a couple things to fix yet from our shakedown trip we took a couple weeks ago.   :Sad:  But who knows, I seen that there are several BBQ contests in your area with lots of camping available so maybe we can still meet sometime. Good Luck  :good:

    #47242

    Mike and Lesia
    Participant

    Here we are, ready to go:And at our site, #34 . Weston Bend State Park, MO

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    #47245

    Mike and Lesia
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    My mom and stepdad came over and we toured a distillery nearby, it was a lot of fun. Holladay DistilleryIt’s very old, from the 1800’s. They gave samples after the tour, very tasty!

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    #47247

    Mike and Lesia
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    We took our dogs along, this is Mollly. (Yes, her name has 3 l’s. My sister made her tag and spelled it that way, so that’s how it is) The park has a dog park, an off leash play area. I don’t think it gets used much, but Mollly enjoyed it. I didn’t get a pic of our old beagle.

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    #47255

    LolaandRush
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    ummmm………

    We became FullTimers July !6th, 2016

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    #47257

    LolaandRush
    Participant

    Looks like something I use to make.

    We became FullTimers July !6th, 2016

    #47261

    Woohoo!

    Nice set up!

    -Kimberly, Wagon Master - LovetheRVlife.com
    "Let's Make a Point To Leave This Place Better Than When We Came, One Life at a Time."

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    #47401

    Slim Lundeen
    Member

    That looks like you had so much fun.  And doesn’t sound like you had any problems.

    #47429

    Mike
    Participant

    Good looking rig, is that a coachmen? It looks like my 2001 coachmen royal.

    #47431

    Mike and Lesia
    Participant

    @Slim- No problems while camping, but a couple things when we got home. Taking the 5er off the truck, I dropped the legs too low, they were too long to level. Our driveway is sloped and we have to lower the nose almost to the ground. Ended up putting the truck under it again and making the legs shorter. That worked, but in using the landing gear so much, we blew a fuse or something. Now the switches won’t work. I needed to learn how to work things manually, and learn I did! After leveling and putting the slides out manually, I started troubleshooting. I found the remote control works the pumps and motors, just the switches aren’t working.

    Then we started cleaning the water system. See post HERE.

     

    @Mike-Thanks. Its a Montana Mountaineer 347THT by Keystone, 2010 year.

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