If you’re thinking about getting into the RV lifestyle, there are a few things you should know before making the leap. Here are four tips for new RVers:
1. Decide what type of RV is right for you. There are many different types of RVs on the market, from small pop-up campers to large, 40-foot Class-A Motorhomes. Their prices also vary, from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands or even over a million dollars. You need to decide what size and type of RV will fit both your needs and your budget. Find other articles on that right here at www.rvdreaming.tv.
2. Have a plan for where you’re going to stay. One of the great things about RVing is that you can park your rig almost anywhere, from a campground to a Walmart parking lot. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. You need to have a plan for where you’ll stay overnight, especially if you’re new to RVing and are uncomfortable with boondocking, or dry camping. Reservations are a must if you’re planning to camp during peak season or during holidays.
3. Know how to operate your RV. Before you hit the open road, it’s important that you understand how to operate your RV. This includes everything from knowing how to start the generator, to dumping the holding tanks, to hooking up to utilities. If you’re not comfortable with any of these things, there are plenty of YouTube videos on our YouTube Channel that can help. Just do a search for “how to operate an RV” and you’ll find what you need. Remember, not all RVs are built alike, and different rigs have different systems, so yours may not be exactly the same as those in the videos, but they should be similar.
4. Be prepared for the unexpected. Even if you’re the most prepared person on the planet, things can still go wrong when you’re RVing. That’s why it’s important to have a plan B (and C and D) in place for things like flat tires, broken-down RV, bad weather, etc. No one likes to think about these things happening, but it’s always better to be prepared. There is a saying in RVing, it’s not “IF” something breaks, it’s “WHEN” something breaks. So just know it’s normal and a part of the RVing life, and if you keep an open, flexible mind, you will find that even the worse of situations can bring an unexpected visit to a place you didn’t know about, friends you would have never met, and an experience you’ll talk about for the rest of your life.