What fun! And congratulations on your first of many wonderful trips!
I had to laugh, we (well, it was
Mike's responsibility) forgot to fill our tank first long trip out in our Escape
- and we had no excuse, having had a Burro
for 12 years! We had some bottled drinking water along and made a funnel from a bottle with the bottom cut off, fortunately we had a clean bucket along also. Actually, I made a rather elaborate "T" funnel with two plastic bottles so we could pour straight down - it went quicker.
Like the bubble wrap idea, we 'treated' ourselves to two nice (on sale) china shallow bowl/plates for our 'new' trailer and I layer thick paper towels between them and the usual misc. camping bowls, they all sit inside a shallow wicker basket which keeps them in place in the cupboard, so far so good.
I also found the Escape
has more room than I could fill, after years of tenting then having the little Burro
. I guess in time space fills......
Mike is a good backer up, but in those odd spots is glad to have me back there giving directions, we are spoiled by being two. We have gotten our backing up communication down pretty good, lots of hand signals. Even came home late the other night and backed into our very tight storage shelter in the dark, odd angle, next to a woodshed, little wiggle room, just a flash light
. We've been known to use cell phones so I don't have to shout in campgrounds but our hand signals work well. Trailer guiding can add a new dimension of communication to your marriage!
You will absolutely get better with practice and there are several threads on the forum with lots of advice, do a search. Some of it seems conflicting but use what works for you.
Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy your Little White House!
PS - I second Donna's remarks, in many WA campgrounds water near dump station is also non-potable, drinking water is usually found elsewhere, maybe not stopping there was a fortuitious mistake keeping you from making a BIGGER mistake!