That's exactly what we were going to do. We were going to take a short trip to familiarize ourselves with the new rig and also talked about camping out in it a few nights just at the house to get used to sleeping in it so that we didn't feel out of place and awkward when we do take our big trip. we figured it would be good for our son so it didn't feel strange and scary for him. We can't wait. we are picking it up sunday and the days just are not moving fast enough.