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Old 08-03-2015, 10:21 AM   #91
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Don't remind me!!!
I have no fear of traveling alone.
No fear whatsoever of camping by myself in the wilderness.
But mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems?
I'm a bit nervous. No, actually, very nervous.
I've read on the Forum of those with experience who leave the orientation with exploding heads. Those weren't the exact words but something to that effect.
I do realize it will take time and am confident I will eventually be comfortable with everything but at this point, yes, nervous!


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Ellen. I really admire all of you gals out there who purchase and tow trailers on their own. There is a lot of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems to a trailer and the whole thing can be intimidating to even home repair people. And also, hooking up and pulling a trailer is a little bit different than driving your Prius. Well done girls. Loren
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:55 AM   #92
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Build sheet -road trip!

You go girl! You got it all going!!! See you in about 28 days!!
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:31 PM   #93
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Yup as woman that also travels alone learning all this is intimidating. I'm not very handy at repairs but I do my best to get by.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:48 PM   #94
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We've never had a problem with an electrical panel at an RV site but I know from talking to other experienced campers that this is a distinct possibility. For that reason, we had the surge protection retrofitted to our 19 by ETI in June. Thinking about having surge protection installed in our home also. We experienced a
low voltage situation at the house a couple of years ago, fortunately my brother happened to be visiting and when something started to hum, he recognized what was happening and threw the main breaker in the panel before there was any damage. I am also a big believer in water pressure regulators, fire extinqushers and big first aid kits but that's just me. You won't miss the money for long and you can make more.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:50 PM   #95
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Don't remind me!!!

I have no fear of traveling alone.

No fear whatsoever of camping by myself in the wilderness.

But mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems?

I'm a bit nervous. No, actually, very nervous.

I've read on the Forum of those with experience who leave the orientation with exploding heads. Those weren't the exact words but something to that effect.

I do realize it will take time and am confident I will eventually be comfortable with everything but at this point, yes, nervous!

Ellen,

I totally understand your anxiety. Even though I am of the male persuasion, I am not especially handy. There is an old joke about how many computer programmers it takes to change a light bulb. The answer is 'None -- it is a hardware problem. ' Needless to say, shop was not my favorite class in high school.

I spent lots of time looking at the Escape Orientation Video. So when we did the actual orientation, I could ask questions about our particular trailer, and while my head was certainly full after the orientation, it didn't actually explode. There are also a lot of videos on u-tube about various Rv products and systems. I try to educate myself as needed. In addition I found a RV technician that trust who can help out when I am in over my head.

I admire your adventurous spirit, and I am sure you will do great on the upcoming adventure.
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Hey Leon! Thanks so much-- that really was comforting! I have looked at the video a couple of times and will try to rewatch several more before getting up to Chilliwack. p.s. Cute joke!

rfs: Even though I don't anticipate hooking up to electric, one never knows. I took the advice of the Forum and ordered the surge protection. I agree with you about better safe than sorry -- already have a collection of first aid kits from past years that I will consolidate. Thank you!

Fox hunt: I will do my best as well. Thank you.

Lucy: As always, thank you! See you soon!
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:13 PM   #97
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Hello and thank you to Ellen and everyone else who contributed to this thread.

I logged on today with every intention of posting questions about inverters and solar. And now, after reading this entire thread, my questions are answered.

Our 17A is due for completion in December. We hope to finalize our build sheet when we visit
ETI in early September. While I anticipate more questions, this conversation has been extremely helpful.

Once again, Thank You All!
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For those adventurous women out there, check out Sisters on the Fly (Outdoor Adventure Group for Women | Sisters on the Fly). Know some members and they claim to have a ball during their camping sessions.
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For those adventurous women out there, check out Sisters on the Fly (Outdoor Adventure Group for Women | Sisters on the Fly). Know some members and they claim to have a ball during their camping sessions.
One of them bought my Casita and seems to be having a lot of fun. Odd rule about no dogs, though........
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I did find that odd as well.
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