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Old 04-20-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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I'm finally an egg owner!

Hello,
Though I've read a lot on this site for years, this is my first post. I live in Maine, but was visiting my niece in NJ when I did my usual online search for a Scamp or Casita. I saw a 2007 13' Scamp for sale in North Carolina. I figured I was already half way there, and thus started my wild and crazy adventure. The logistics were a nightmare - seemingly impossible to overcome - but I persevered! I am now the proud owner (two weeks now)of this little gem that I am thinking of naming "pullet egg". (Unless it's already taken) I camped for many years while married, but I never camped by myself. And I missed it. I admit to being concerned that I won't be able to do some of the set-up stuff since I have issues with an arm and shoulder. Plus there's having to back this thing into a campsite *shiver*. But this dream wouldn't die, so I am determined to make it work. I look forward to joining in conversations with other enthusiasts and being part of this community!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Hi Pam,

Welcome to the Forum. And congratulations on your new to you find.
Not to worry about the backing a trailer and all. That will come and there will be plenty of help. Campers are a great bunch of people.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the warm welcome

Hi Carl,
I agree that campers are very nice. That's part of what makes camping so special. And thanks for the info on checking for replies. It's all new to me!
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #4
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Congrats on the Egg from North Carolina. No, I mean I'm from North Carolina. My wife and I are also Scamp owners. Looks like a nice looking unit. You know sometimes we don't give ourselves enough credit. I think you will be surprised at what you can do own your own. Find a big parking lot and practice backing. Easy way to remember is to hold the bottom of the steering wheel with your palm down. If you want the trailer to go left backing up; move the steering wheel to the left. If you want the trailer to go right move the steering wheel to the right. Get a couple of cones or buckets and set out and practice backing between them. If you find an empty parking lot; I don't think anyone would mind if you practice. It would surprise me if they did. You'll be a pro in no time. Good luck and remember the only stupid question is the one you don't ask. WELCOME
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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Welcome Pam! What a great adventure for you. I too, started alone and worried about doing many of the set-up and towing things. Just remember......we all started. That's the biggest step. Take your time.....don't hurry at anything.....do it at your own pace.

Have Fun!
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #6
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How exciting, yes this year I am planning on getting good at backing up also I think it just takes practice.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:51 PM   #7
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congrats, from one Pam to another Pam
You'll have a grand time camping in your new Scamp
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:20 AM   #8
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Congratulations - that's a sweet looking trailer! You'll do just fine with handling it - like anything new, it's all a bit intimidating until you've done the routine a few times, and then it's all pretty straightforward. Main thing for me is to take it a step at a time, and to not be shy about asking for help or advice. FiberGlassRV is a tremendous resource - if you need to know something, someone here will know, and be happy to help.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:10 AM   #9
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Hi Pam! Congratulations! It seems we have a lot in common - we are both fabulous ladies who acquired 13' Scamps two weeks ago.. And the whole backing up thing kind of terrifies me, too! But keep the faith - I plan to do the parking lot practicing thing, as well, before I take her on our maiden voyage. I look fwd to reading about your coming adventures!!
- Lady d & the Scamp
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:16 AM   #10
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Hi Pam, to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here

You're among friends here and there's lots of kind and helpful people. I too can relate to the "backing into a site" anxiety. But you'll get there. Just remember, slow, slow, slow and small movements on the steering wheel. You'll get there and each time it becomes easier.

Have fun, make a ton of memories along the way!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:28 AM   #11
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If possible back in to the left, that way you can see the side of the trailer as you go. Pick or mark a spot on the ground where you want the wheel so you know where you're at. And remember "GOAL" "Get Out And Look" as much as necessary to avoid hitting anything, both on the ground and in the air like tree branches. Get a neighboring camper to watch for you. I did the parking lot thing with my daughter when I bought a popup for her, she learned pretty quick.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:42 AM   #12
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Maybe this will help too, it's a video. Direct link: Backing
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:14 AM   #13
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Good post Donna.
I use this technek & works great.

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Congratulations on the Scamp. Back in 2004 I was in the same boat in regard to backing up. We went to a local campground the week before Memorial Day weekend. We were the only ones there. I spent Sunday morning backing into every site as well as backing along the curved roads. Find a place you can't hit anything big and practice. It won't take long. You'll get it. Good luck, Raz
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