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Day 1 with Your New Platinum Camper Trailer: Unpacking the Adventure!

From Driveway to Wilderness: Celebrating Day One in Your Camper Trailer

Welcome to the Platinum Family

Your Adventure Begins Here

Hey there, new Platinum Camper family member! Welcome to the start of countless adventures where every road leads to fun and every stop is a story waiting to happen. We’re just as excited as you are about your new camper trailer, so let’s make sure your first day is as smooth as a serene lake at dawn. Let’s get you prepped and ready for that first trip that’s bound to be the first of many!

Bigriggen park Campsite

Before You Leave Home

Ready, Set, Tow!

Think of this as the pre-game show, where you’re the star player, and your camper trailer is the MVP. It’s all about making sure your team is in sync for the big game – the game of adventure, that is!

  • Tow Like a Pro: First things first, let’s make sure your ride is ready to roll with your shiny new camper in tow. Zip over to the Towing Capacity Search Tool to double-check that your vehicle is the perfect match for your camper’s weight. Safety first, fun always!
  • Manual? Check!: Dive into the owner’s manual like it’s a treasure map—it kind of is! It’s packed with nuggets of info that’ll help you get the best out of your camper. Lost your copy? No worries, we’ve got you covered with online manuals – just visit the campers page and you will find the download. 
  • Tool Time: A trusty toolkit is your best friend on the road. Pack it with the essentials and you’ll be the campsite hero when it’s time to tweak, fix, or set up your new home away from home.

Upon Camper Trailer Pickup:

First Date with Your New Camper:

This is where the butterflies start. You’re about to meet your new travel companion, and we’re here to make sure it’s love at first sight!

  • Give It the Once-Over: Just like you’d check your reflection before a first date, give your camper the same courtesy. A thorough once-over ensures everything’s just perfect. And hey, our Camper Trailers Buyer’s Guide is the perfect wingman.
  • Get the Lowdown: Our team is like your best mate, ready to walk you through all the cool bits of your camper. They’ll help teach you to set up, pack down, and everything in between.
  • Season the Canvas: It’s like prepping a fine meal; you’ve got to season your canvas to perfection. This little ritual is the secret ingredient to a dry and cozy camper, come rain or shine. Here’s some more tip on how to maintain your canvas long term
  • Fill up the water tank: We do add some water during the pre-delivery. But now that it is home – we recommend emptying the water and refilling with fresh water. 
The General S3 Camper Trailer - Customer Pickup

Personalizing Your Space:

Make It Yours:

Now the real fun begins. It’s time to put your stamp on this place and make it a reflection of your adventurous spirit!

  • Stow Your Gear: Pack with the excitement of a kid on Christmas morning. Every storage nook is a treasure trove waiting for your gear.
  • Bed Down: Create a sleep sanctuary that beckons after a day of exploration. It’s your cocoon of comfort in the wild. Think of things like high quality mattress toppers, warm blankets etc. 
  • Kitchen Ready: Whip up your kitchen into a master chef’s enclave. Stock it, organise it, and get ready to create meals that are the envy of the entire campsite.
Personalise your Camper Trailer Space

Safety First

Peace of Mind Playbook:

Before you let loose, let’s lock down the safety aspects. A quick check now means you can relax later without a care in the world.

  • Safety Gear Check: Like a superhero checking their gear, make sure your safety equipment is up to snuff. It’s the shield that guards your peace of mind. Grab a camping first aid kit, and always check your tyre pressures before every trip. 
  • Emergency Plan: Gather your crew for a quick pow-wow on what to do if things go sideways. Being prepared is being smart!

Setting Up at Your First Campsite:

Campsite Capers:

Before we dive into setting up camp, let’s talk about the importance of a “shake down trip.” Consider keeping this initial outing close to home. It’s all about testing the waters (and your new gear) within a safe distance from any help you might need. Think of it as a dress rehearsal for the grand adventures ahead. Even an overnight campout in your backyard can be the perfect trial run. It’s about ironing out any kinks and getting comfy with your camper’s features in a familiar setting. So, with that in mind, let’s start turning this spot into your very own retreat. It’s time to get your hands dirty (in the best way possible) and have some fun setting up!

  • Scout the Perfect Spot: It’s not just about where you park; it’s about finding that spot that whispers, “Stay awhile.” A place where the trees rustle a welcome and the ground is as level as your expectations are high.
  • Steady as She Goes: With the precision of a ship’s captain, you’ll want to get your camper as stable as possible. It’s the foundation of your temporary home, after all.
  • Plug In, Fill Up: Like plugging in your favorite gadget, get connected with power (if using a charger at a powered site, or a solar panel off-grid). It’s the little luxuries that turn a good camping trip into a great one.

Enjoying Your Camper Trailer

Adventure Awaits:

With the setup sorted, it’s time to kick back and enjoy. This is where your story begins, and trust us, it’s going to be epic!

  • Take a Breather: Take a moment to revel in the fact that you’re now the proud owner of a Platinum Camper Trailer. This is your launchpad to adventure, your sanctuary in the wild, your ticket to the best ‘unplugged’ experiences life has to offer.
  • Explore Every Nook: Get to know your camper like the back of your hand. Every feature is there to make your life easier, so why not make the most of it?
  • Dream Up Destinations: Where will you go next? With your new camper, the map is your oyster, and every road is a path to new memories.

And there you have it, your first day with your new Platinum Camper Trailer, all wrapped up with a bow of excitement and anticipation. If you’ve got any questions, or just want to share your first-day stories, we’re all ears. Happy camping, and here’s to many joyous adventures ahead!

Day 1 with Your New Platinum Camper Trailer: The Ultimate Checklist

Before You Leave Home:

  • Confirm towing capacity of your vehicle with the Towing Capacity Search Tool.
  • Review your Platinum Camper Trailer’s owner’s manual.
  • Pack a toolkit with essential items (hammer, adjustable wrench, screwdrivers, tire pressure gauge).
  • Ensure all personal items and camping gear are packed and secured.
  • Check weather conditions and road alerts for your route and destination.

Upon Camper Trailer Pickup:

  • Perform a thorough walk-around inspection for any transport damage.
  • Receive a demonstration of the setup process and ask for any clarifying questions.
  • Ensure you have all necessary keys, manuals, and warranty documents.

Setting Up at Your First Campsite:

  • Choose a level and stable spot to park and set up your camper trailer.
  • Use leveling jacks to stabilise the camper trailer.
  • Connect to power (if applicable) and fill water tank.
  • Secure all awnings and external storage compartments.
  • Set up outdoor living spaces, such as chairs, tables, and outdoor mats.

Personalizing Your Space:

  • Unpack and organise belongings into the camper trailer’s storage spaces.
  • Arrange bedding in sleeping areas.
  • Stock the kitchen with food and cooking essentials.
  • Set up any indoor and outdoor entertainment systems.

Safety First:

  • Test all safety equipment, including smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
  • Review the locations of emergency exits and first-aid kits.
  • Ensure all travelers are briefed on emergency procedures.

Enjoying Your Camper Trailer:

  • Take a moment to relax and enjoy the comfort of your new setup.
  • Familiarise yourself with all the features and amenities of your camper trailer.
  • Begin planning your upcoming adventures and destinations.

End of Day Reflection:

  • Reflect on the day’s setup process and note any adjustments for future trips.
  • Secure the camper trailer for the night.
  • Enjoy your first night in your new Platinum Camper Trailer!


Platinum Camper Trailers have a large range of on-road and off-road hard floor camper trailers for sale in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville, Perth and can deliver to the rest of Australia. Still have questions, or looking to take the next step? Send us a message, give us a call or enquire at one of our 5 showrooms around the country

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