1st day of RVing started as follows:
Unplug (Our Condo on wheels) the 5th wheel from the house, Checked inside the trailer and there was a beeping sound from the fridge. Checked over everything but could not find the problem. A neighbor who is a part time camper indicated that I may not any have any gas. He was right as both tanks were empty. Heading for the propane dealer I was waved down as the main door to the trailer was flapping in & out. Stopped and locked it closed. That evening stopped at a park in eastern Quebec and parked (with truck running) on a downslope while checking in. Lack of respect for what was behind me as the downslope led to a lake which was about 50 yards ahead of my rig. After checking in it took me about an hour to park our condo on wheels. While setting up my 30 amp plug did not fit into the 15 amp electrical unit. I didn’t know the difference, but luck would have it a friendly guy parked next to me had an extra adapter for the electricity. We finally settled in for the evening. To say the least this was an experience of learning about what we were getting into. 11 years has passed since then and we are still going strong and loving it. We now help a lot of other people who have taken up the ART of RVing.
Submitted by Tom Maillet of Ottwawa, ON Canada as a part of the RV Centennial Celebration “Share Your Favorite RV Memory” contest.
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