TravelerGirl
Greetings from West Michigan!  My husband and I bought a new 2018 177SE in October.  We towed it home and it is sitting on our property waiting for the warm weather camping season.  We did stay in it seven or so nights before we shut it up for the winter.  As it had been winterized when we picked it up we dry camped.  We had a ratty old truck camper for a few years, several years ago.   A travel trailer is a new experience for both of us, as is towing a trailer.  The past few months I have learned quite a bit about  trailer camping and realize I had some unrealistic expectations.  I did not realize that using solar panels to charge the battery would not also allow me to use an InstaPot.  So much to learn.  Originally I wanted a full bath, a way to close off the sleeping area and an oven.  So a 177SE is quite an adjustment but I'm getting there. (We wanted to order a larger model, but the local dealer will no longer be carrying Riverside products and the 177SE was on the lot).   It is cute.  And the bed is really comfortable.  People keep telling me I'll be cooking outside anyway, but I don't care for cooking outside.  I can do it but I much prefer to cook inside.  I am still trying to learn where to put all my stuff.  It seems the biggest storage space we have is the refrigerator!  And I do like that feature.

We have three trips planned two five day trips to a Jellystone Park across the State and a 10 day trip to the big airshow in Oshkosh.  Plus local campground, of which there are many in our touristy location in Mason County, Michigan.

Anyway I've learned a lot already from this forum and I thank everyone for sharing so much information.  I hope I can make contributions from time-to-time that will be of help to others.
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Roadrunner
I also don’t have an oven in our 195 I use a toaster oven it works well for cookies and buns also cinnamon rolls they also make a convection oven. We don’t have solar but I like hook ups when I go camping ( clamping). Enjoy!
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TravelerGirl
Thanks for the reply and the suggestion.  We do have a small toaster oven that just might work as a substitute oven.  And it's a retro look.  We aren't using it in our house  kitchen and it could be stored in the TV when not in use (so we don't get any more mouse bait in the trailer than we have to (crumbs)).
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Doreen
Welcome TravelerGirl, we are in West Michigan too. All of our camping so far has been at lakeshore sites since we love the water. South Haven, Grand Haven, traverse City area, etc. This season we will try Indiana Dunes State Park, Muskegon, Ludington and a trip north to Tequamenon Falls. Happy camping!
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retro195man
I hope to hit the upper peninsula on my way back to Ohio then down through Michigan. It would be great to have a Retro meet up then...
Hopefully the weather will cooperate! 
It's been a cold winter from AZ to ID over the winter and the past month. 
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TravelerGirl
TravelerGuy and TravelerGirl would be happy to meet up.  Just let us know when you will be coming through and your route.  Our summer season calendar is filling up fast but it would be great to meet up with other Retro owners! Now that the weather is slightly Springlike here we have been spending time preparing our trailer for camping season.   Happy Travels!
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retro195man
Looking forward to meet up. 
It would be great to go over the trip with someone and talk about things I learned and would change...
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