First Trip Report (We're Hooked!) - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
Name: Richard
Trailer: Casita
Posts: 86
First Trip Report (We're Hooked!)

Hi All,

First, thanks to everyone on this forum for being so helpful and friendly! I lurked for a year looking and learning before purchasing a 1995 Casita FD 16'. Got it home about 4 weeks ago slowly prepped it for - our first RV camping trip!

We left Southern MA on 8/8 and headed north to Hermon, Maine where we stayed at Pumpkin Patch RV Resort. We were in site 40, a back-in site with full hookups. We got in at 10:45 at night and tried to be quiet while setting up for the first time. Big stress! Slept wonderfully and woke to rain. It would rain all day, but undeterred we set about arranging the Casita for a 3 night stay.

After getting the egg set, we decided that rather than make breakfast we would just go over to the little restaurant next to the campground. After that, we drove to Bangor and explored for a while. Came back to the campground and I made dinner in the Casita. Slept well again and awoke to - beautiful, bright sunlight!

I made breakfast, after which we headed to Acadia National Park. Beautiful, breathtaking views and a good long hike on the Southwest Trail of Cadillac Mountain took up a good portion of the day. After that, it was a quick trip to Bar Harbor for ice cream and a walk by the ocean. Then back to Pumpkin Patch, where I made dinner again. Slept well again. We actually like the standard Casita cushions and may not add memory foam.

The next morning was beautiful, but it was time to pack up. We got everything set and then dumped tanks for the first time. Looked like a Marx Brothers sketch, but we got it done.

Headed home talking about how much fun that had been. The Casita was wonderful. No regrets. Pumpkin Patch is a very nice little Resort. The hosts and staff all deserve 10's for hospitality and friendliness. The grounds and facilities were 100% spotless and it was quiet at night. We would stay there again.

So where to next? Looks like Vermont!

Hope to see other FGRV'ers out there.

Rick and Jessica

kb1flr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
cpaharley2008's Avatar
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Posts: 6,241
We loved Acadia and the cg on the "island".

Never in doubt, often wrong
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
honda03842's Avatar
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Posts: 7,078
Rick and Jessica,

Welcome to the world of escaping and to the world of less stress.

We had two couples over dinner last night who are just moving into the world of fulltiming, sellng their homes and joining the continum of life on the road.
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
Senior Member
Gilda's Avatar
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
Posts: 1,144
Yay! I love hearing "first night" FGRV camp stories.

We lived in Boston for 6 years (native San Franciscans) and loved it! We had some terrific tent camping/hiking experiences in Maine; Acadia, Bar Harbor and Bangor were among our favorites. I'll never forget canoeing and seeing a moose for the first time. Now that we're back in California and are FGRV owners I'd love to take a cross-country trip to re-visit our old stomping grounds.

Welcome to the forum! 'Looking forward to hearing about other amazing adventures!
The Gleeful Glamper
Gilda (Jill-da)
"Here we go again on another amazing adventure"
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2013, 11:12 AM   #5
Senior Member
carlkeigley's Avatar
Name: Carl
Trailer: 2013 Lil Snoozy #161 (SOLD)/2010 Tacoma
NE Oklahoma
Posts: 2,361
to the Forum and the world of camping.

Glad you made such great memories the first time out.
Thousands more to be made.
carlkeigley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #6
Name: Richard
Trailer: Casita
Posts: 86
And Another Thing

Forgot to mention...

When we were leaving, we stopped at a truck stop to get some supplies for the trip. Two people stopped us and mentioned how much they liked the trailer. We asked if they wanted a tour and they took a quick look. While this was happening, more people were stopping by and eventually we had 10 people asking us about the Casita. Good stuff!

Also, at the last toll in Maine, the woman at the toll booth said, "I like that trailer. It's different and really cute!" Made us smile.

Rick and Jessica
kb1flr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
Mike Magee's Avatar
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Posts: 4,522
You had a good first experience, that's super. May all your trips be just as good or better!

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trip report: Colorado, Montana Mike Magee Camping, Campout Reports 48 01-07-2012 04:02 PM
Trip report - 10,000 miles Bud Kennedy General Chat 3 03-25-2011 07:28 PM
Report on 3 month trip in 1975 Boler KarenH General Chat 2 11-13-2010 01:52 PM
Trip Report, Florida to Oregon Bill MacDermod Camping, Campout Reports 1 07-04-2006 10:29 PM
Georgia to Arkansas Trip Report Susan Tiller Camping, Campout Reports 4 04-01-2006 05:02 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.