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Old 04-22-2016, 10:37 PM   #15
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Congrats, Dean!
Although we still seem to learn something new on each trip, it does get easier. 😊

Since ours was apparently the first FGRV rig that you and Laura stepped into, we will
be looking forward to the day that we can actually step into your rig.

Best of luck and success in your upcoming adventures! 😊

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Hi Ray,

So good to hear from you! Yes, your Scamp was the first egg camper we ever saw. Loved it! If our Rondo would have towed a bit more, I think we would have gotten a Scamp 13' Standard Layout 2 Big Bed. But, perfectly happy with the Casita and the Borrego has no trouble towing it.

Camping life is good! I am a lucky guy.

Hope to see you this fall and would love to have you in the Casita!

Take care,

Dean
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:46 PM   #16
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As long time tent campers, then to a pop-up, the Casita SD is SOOOOO much easier. No cooler with ice, no blowing up air mattresses, have a silverware drawer with all the cooking stuff we need! and we can keep the bed up and use underneath for clothes, eat and read at the dinette table, have our own bathroom! You learn to keep the camper always packed with the essentials and only need to throw in your food and clothes when you are ready to go. Keep the bikes and kayaks in the TV with their stuff. Extra tools are always in the TV too.
Enjoy your freedom!
Hi Gary and Carolyn,

We definitely enjoy having our own comfy bed, a small dinette, and bathroom along with a cool little kitchen and an amazing patio area (awning).

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Old 04-22-2016, 10:54 PM   #17
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Loved your review, your sewer extension saga made me laugh out loud.
I hear you regarding the packing and unpacking we still don't seem to have a really easy system after a couple of years. Seems like long trips are fine but weekends are a lot of work.
Hi kootenaigirl,

I will give a sewer hose update after next week's camping trip. I will get it right! Hmm, sometime!

I could see where shorter weekends would be more difficult in terms of packing compared to the longer trips. Given I now get about 5 weeks of vacation per year, we don't plan to do many 2 day weekend trips. I figure we will typically do a 3 to 5 day weekend tip .

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I enjoyed your write up. Thanks.
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You are welcome!

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We love camping in our little 13ft fiberglass.

#1 The camp trip starts with the packing & getting ready for the road trip. Love that part! Seriously!#2 The road trip rocks! #3 We love unpacking all our awesome stuff & setting up our camp. #4 Then a beer celebrating our very cool camp. #5 Camping. #6 Packing up all our awesome stuff for the #7 Awesome road trip home.

We have it so together after many hundreds of trips that the only thing we have to do when we get home is empty the coolers & throw some dirty jeans in the wash.

Our philosophy is that camping is the combination of all these steps. Sometimes my back gets sore so we always have stuff on hand to take care of it.

We have friends who complain about the packing/unpacking part of the experience. We don't camp with them anymore. ha ha ha
Hi Wilma,

I like your list and positive attitude. Nice!

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LOL! Guilty as charged. So glad that I realized the futility of waiting 10 years for a motorhome as a retirement plan and that I discovered small fiberglass egg campers as an immediate entry point in to RVing, camping, and travel.Take care, Dean
Yup, funny thing about plans for the future, sometimes things jump out at you that throw them out the window. Hey, by the time you do retire you'll be an old hand at it .
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Dave,

True!

I can't believe how much I have learned since September, '14 when I first got the bug, then it really picked up after August, '15 when I discovered FG egg campers and decided that would be a great way to break into RVing earlier rather than later.

The learning curve continues!

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Hi Dean,

Great report! I would guess that on your first long trip you packed more stuff than the necessary minimum. I am talking from experience of someone who never towed a camper until three years ago. On our first few trips I brought along a number of items that I am now comfortable leaving behind. I am working on the mental lists every time we pack. It's about what you need, and not more.

It sounds you had a great time, and that is what counts most!

Happy travels!
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Hi Paul,

Thanks! We did well not packing too many clothes. Laura and I are keeping our rear dinette set up as a permanent bed, so that creates great storage space underneath. We each have long shallow hefty containers that we are using for our clothes. Pack it and slide it under the bed. Works great. We took more food than we needed even though we only ate out once. I need to figure out how many tools, hoses, coolers, extra hoses, extensions cords, etc. to take or leave at home.

Our next four day trip is coming up. I will get my chance to be more efficient with the packing!

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I like your phrase. Much of what I do at work in my professional life is thinking about or anticipating what might happen. Camping is so nice in terms slowing down time and activities and emphasizing the moment.
looking back i realize that camping was great preparation for retirement. these days i can't be bothered with what might happen no matter where i am or what i'm doing... i think we used to call that being "laid back".

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