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3 Things They Don't Tell You Before Buying A Camper

by Shannon Gillette on February 18, 2022

There are three major things that the camper dealership never tells you prior to purchasing your first camper.  And folks, these are things we really need to know.

First, you will have no choice but to become a YouTube expert.  You will find yourself going back to the video website time and time again to learn ALL the things not covered in your user manual.  Because I promise you, someone didn't just wake up one morning and say, "Hey, I think I will make a video on what to do if your camper slide is stuck."  What really happened is that the fellow in the video woke up on the last morning of camp and got ready to start his long list of to-do's that had to be to-done and found a problem.  His slide had slid and wouldn't slide no more.  So, my friends, watch and learn from those who have gone before.

Second, there is just something about backing up a camper that makes even the best couples/friends lose their ever loving minds.  I don't know what causes this freak of nature, but it is real.  So real, that I personally think it should be made into the official campground drinking game.  Bets could be laid (or shots consumed) on who will yell first, the "Backer" or the "Backee"  Or how many curser words will fly.  Camping entertainment at its finest.

And last, but not least.  You will be forced to think about and talk about POOP way more than you are comfortable with.  New campers are shocked by the on going debate of "to poop" or "not to poop" in the camper....but that is a whole different discussion for a later date.  You will develop whole new vocabulary that consists of terms like "gray water" and "black water" .  You will find yourself picking campsites based on the slope provided for the sewer hoses.  Just get used to it, there is a lot of poop talk.

But, while I wish I had be informed of these three things, I can honestly say, it wouldn't have changed a thing.  Camp on my friends, camp on.

Shannon and Nancy