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Old 09-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Smile Only one night but we did it!

Thanks to the encouragement of many here on-line and JohnB's instructions on how to bypass our dead converter, we were able to go camping in our 2363 for the very first time. We were only able to get away from Sunday to today but we really enjoyed ourselves.

We had a little angst with the towing at first as the F150 trailer brake controller kept flashing messages at us but discovered that the trailer brake emergency activation cable was loose and that's why we were having some problems. Once we took care of that and put a bit more air into the trailer tires, the towing went smoothly both there and back. (We do need to get those measurements to JohnB tho' to optimize the hitch and sway control we have now.)

We went to Greenwood Furnace State Park, which is only about 45 mins. from where we live. When we got there some friends, who have RV'd for about 3 years, stopped by to see if we needed any help. They also brought firewood and the makings of S'mores. By evening we were sitting around the campfire, enjoying dessert. Being Sunday evening, there were only about 8 other sites being used in the park and we just enjoyed the quiet, the trees, the stars - it was great!

All systems in our Sunny (except for the converter, obviously) worked. We did need the furnace as it got down to the upper 40s last night. My husband had the battery charged by a friend before we left and someone offered him a small recharger to bring along, just in case. Before we left, we filled the fresh water tank about half-full, used it for washing dishes and other "necessities," and then did a successful first-time dump before we left the campground.

We can't wait to do it again. It'd be nice to be able to get out for more than one night but we're happy to do "day trips," so to speak, just to figure out what we're doing. We are so thankful for all the advice and encouragement you've given us!

Pictures of our first time can be viewed here:


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Old 09-11-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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Looks like you had a good time !! It is always great to get the Sunny out for the first time. Hope it is the first of many fun trips !

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:54 AM   #3
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Congratulations on a successful first outing!
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Matthew and Lisa,

Good for you!!! Great job. Glad things worked out.

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