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FOR TRAVEL -- RV -- Jane Ridley's Daughter Daisy Hodges with RV   (CREDIT: Jane Ridley)
FOR TRAVEL -- RV -- Jane Ridley's Daughter Daisy Hodges with RV (CREDIT: Jane Ridley)

New York Post: How we survived a family RV trip around upstate New York

From the writers at The New York Post.

Sleeping bags? Check!

Flashlights? Check!

Marshmallows for s’mores. Check!

Rapid dissolve toilet paper? Okay, so I only checked that one off after finding out the hard way that two-ply tissue doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to the sanitation system of an RV.

Before embarking on our first-ever “big rig” excursion to upstate New York, what limited knowledge I had was gleaned from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Meet the Fokkers.”

Guess I should have paid closer attention to the hilarious sewage scene in “RV” when Robin Williams tries to drain the dreaded “black water” tank.

In spite of the occasional plumbing mishap — or, quite possibly, because of it — our RV vacation turned out to be a fun-filled exercise in family bonding.

It wasn’t exactly five-star glamping, but the trip was the perfect alternative for someone like me who loves the Great Outdoors — but has mixed feelings about the dawn awakenings (I defy anyone to sleep under canvas beyond 6 a.m.) or the wall-to-wall muck which goes along with all that wholesome communing with nature.

To read the full story by The New York Post, click here.

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