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Old 07-27-2014, 05:40 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=Pat in Michigan;472567]Frank you must be on your way back home, sounds like you're enjoying the trip.[QUOTE]

I'm enjoying it now Pat, as I sit at a picnic table next to our ParkLiner, under our Gander Mtn. canopy, enjoying a fresh brewed cup of coffee in Lehigh Gorge, PA. Had a great night's sleep in that roomy queen sized bed. All the comforts of home. Last couple of days have been kinda nutty, but today's easy, only maybe 4 hours to home. Looks like it's gonna be a beautiful day too!

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Old 08-01-2014, 04:06 PM   #16
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So I am debating about taking the ParkLiner to the Algonac fiberglass rally, as some of you know I am really green and will be coming alone with 3 dogs and a bird. What kind of things are have to haves in order to stay overnight. I had kind of planned on working at this slowly but looks like I might have to be a quick study.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:35 PM   #17
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So I am debating about taking the ParkLiner to the Algonac fiberglass rally, as some of you know I am really green and will be coming alone with 3 dogs and a bird. What kind of things are have to haves in order to stay overnight. I had kind of planned on working at this slowly but looks like I might have to be a quick study.
Hmmm. Dog food? Water for the dogs? No clue what to tell ya about the bird Pat. Some sheets and maybe a quilt - queen sized! We buy these small containers in a 6 pack and throw one in the toilet that keeps everything fine for up to a week, you can get it at any RV place, probably even Walmart. You might want to fill your water tank if you're not going to be hooked to water. A word of advice - if you're not hooked to shore power, unhook your tow vehicle from your trailer so you don't draw your tow vehicle batteries down. It's good to have some wood pads for you stabilizers, and wheel chocks. I carry rubber gloves for hooking up and unhooking the waster water line ("stinky slinky"). Then just stuff you would eat and drink. I bet you'll do just fine. I wish we could join you! Plus you'll get lots of help from other egg owners when you're there.

Best of luck to ya Pat!

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Old 08-01-2014, 04:53 PM   #18
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Thanks Frank, these sites have electric so I am thinking that is good, I already got a quilt and pillows, orange of course. I will start putting the rest of the stuff together. Thanks Frank.
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Hi Pat,
Congratulations on your new ParkLiner! Just a few more weeks!
While we waited on our new arrival, I gathered things in what Joel called my "hope chest". You might not need all of it for your first trip, but here's what I had.

queen size sheets and blanket
bath towels
shower curtain
RV toilet paper and IKEA suction TP holder
kitchenware- cutlery, can opener, Corelle dishes,
Camco mini dishdrainer plus their dish tub (it all nests)
pots & pans
knives and cutting mat (knives in their own sheaths to keep
blades covered and saves room)
coffee pot
Hanging shoe organizer for the closet- holds flashlights, raingear, first aid kit,
and lots more, all right by the door
And a welcome mat for all the folks who will want come in and see!

Have a great time,

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Old 08-01-2014, 06:07 PM   #20
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Pat! That's good news. The hard part will be over. You'll have a trailer! We're in the same boat. This will be our first rally and other than camping our way home for 5 nights, this will be only the second time using the new Scamp. There are still plenty of things we need to get, but that will come later. We want to find out how the things we already have, work. You don't need special "camping" dishes, pots and pans, silverware, bedding, etc. Bring what you already use at home or from tent camping. Dog food and water dishes... same thing. We're bringing our 2 pups, and they'll love it.

Algonac State Park is like many in MI. There are electrical hook ups, but water comes from a few water stations scattered throughout the camp. You can fill your tanks when you get there, and then fill water jugs if you need more. If you look closely at the map, you'll see where the water points are located. Pick a campsite near one of those if that's important to you. We did. We'll be in #140. Look us up if you'd like. We'll learn about this stuff at the same time.

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Old 08-01-2014, 08:18 PM   #21
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Thanks Tammie, I am making a list of things to bring. The hanging shoe organizer is an excellent idea. I am really getting excited.
TomK, I still haven't reserved a spot, I am going to try to get one where there is a fair amount of shade. My biggest fear is having to back into the spot. Thanks for the list, I am hoping since it is only 2 days that I can manage even if I forget something. The nicest thing for me is that it is fairly close to home.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:20 PM   #22
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We always carry a sign on the dashboard of the Tacoma that says, "Stop and fill water tank before parking camper." The voice of experience.
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Cool Beans! Another Egg Hatching and another happy owner!

If you forget something (toothbrush) it is okay... keep the pups (and bird) feed and watered... everything else is GRAVY! Honestly.

Everyone has a "first time."

Make a ton of memories!
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:47 PM   #24
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Pat, We don't have a ParkLiner, but depending on the design of your water inlet, you might want a little funnel or pour spout to make sure more water goes in the tank than out on the ground. In the future, for campgrounds with a water hydrant at each site, I'd recommend: 1) a "Y" valve if you want outside water for your pets, spraying off muddy hiking boots, etc., 2) a water pressure regulator, 3) an in-line water filter (I know some will debate this, but the first time you get "bad" water, you'll appreciate this; make sure to run some water through a new filter BEFORE hooking it to your camper to flush out the loose carbon/charcoal powder), 4) 25' garden hose suitable for drinking water, and 5) a 90 degree elbow so the hose won't kink under its own weight when you attach it to your camper. All of that is available at most Wal-Mart stores at a reasonable price (usually in the Auto section rather than camping; that's where they stock that special RV toilet paper, too, go figure).

Oh, and back to Algonac, don't forget a comfortable lightweight travel chair (and bug spray) so you can sit outside and enjoy the evenings waving back at all the other friendly campers passing by. And did anyone else remind you to pack your camera to capture the memories...
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My biggest fear is having to back into the spot.
I bet there will be plenty of folks there to help Pat. Don't get anxious over it, that will NOT help. My rule of thumb is slow does it. I use my rear view mirrors, and just go slow. There will be people around to sight you backing up, let alone the crowd that always seems to appear to just see how you're doing!

These ParkLiners have a very short turn radius just because they're short. Any movements of the steering wheel will be instantly conveyed. Slow does it!

Best of luck to ya!

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:46 AM   #26
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For me, backing into a site on my left is much easier than one on my right. On your left, you can see the trailer without having to count on someone else to give you directions.

If you don't already have a water container, this one is worth checking out. It's a little heavy when filled, so I usually only fill it a little more than halfway. Easier to carry and easier to pour into water tank on trailer.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:58 AM   #27
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Thanks everyone, all the advice is so appreciated. I'm used to traveling with the dogs so their stuff is easy. Of course by the time I pack their fans, sunshades, food, bowls etc. etc. don't know how I will fit in anything else. (LOL) I will read and reread and note all the suggestions. Frank, I figure I will take her up to the school and practice backing before I go. Oh by the way, at my husbands suggestion her name will be "Crazy Dog Lady's Folly". 100% descriptive!!!! My neighbor gave me a refrigerator magnet that says "They call me the Crazy Dog Lady, like that's a bad thing" I just have to go with it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:55 AM   #28
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You'll do fine backing in Pat. If it starts jack knifing, stop and pull forward to straighten everything up and try again. Like Frank said, lots of willing helpers will be glad to help. Remember EVERYONE started sometime. All the "experts" were just like you the first time they backed in.

Here's an item you might find handy to connect your hose to the water point. I think I've seen them at Walmart too.

Amazon.com: Camco 22484 Water Bandit: Automotive

Good luck and most of all have fun!

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