Run Before You Walk

Despite buying our travel trailer this summer, and it sitting in our driveway for at least two months after finally bringing it home, it’s taken us until the Christmas holidays to hitch it up and take it on a test run. So we figured what better way to ease into the RV lifestyle than by taking it on a 12 hour drive from Georgia to Delaware. 

We spent the first night in our trailer at a Walmart somewhere in North Carolina. After pulling in at 3am and parking next to some truckers, we weren’t in much of a state to take in our surroundings. And after another 8 hour drive the next day we were just thankful the trailer made it up to Delaware in one piece….well sort of in one piece.

It wasn’t the most glamorous first voyage, but we’re certainly getting more comfortable with the trailer and have learned a thing or two. The most important of which is that we now have a pre-departure checklist to make sure everything is in its place…We may have misconnected a few pins and left the trailer post down a time or two (whoops!) but we’re getting the hang of things!

4 thoughts on “Run Before You Walk

  1. I am envious of you four! What a great adventure and you are so brave to take take this step!! Proud of you ❤

    A check list is a MUST for all campers! Ours is stationary and we still have a long list of what needs to be done to open it and also to close it! When Bob and I traveled with ours I made a very sticky error. I left a bottle of maple syrup on the bench (missed it when I put groceries away at a grocery store stop). There was maple syrup everywhere on the floor, in corners, etc.


  2. Put me on your blog list. Finally after several attempts I have succeeded Love your post and I get excited to seeing your comments and reactions to places I have visited (not many). Judy and I enjoyed Hot Springs and the Gardens. I have visited Santa Fe several times and several parks. I can see the excitement in Liam’s and CJ’s faces as they explore this beautiful country that we live in. Thanks for picking up all that trash!


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