Helpful RV Tips:
1. To prevent that musty closed-up smell, place fabric softeners throughout RV.
2. To conserve energy try using fluorescent lighting and/ or solar
3. When leaving your RV, ensure that everything is locked and secure.
4. Before you hook-up the water, let the hose run for a second or two, and use an outside sediment water filter, to reduce build up in water lines.
5. Instead of the dash A/C, use the generator to operate the roof air conditioner. It will cool your rig down quicker. Plus your engine will not get hot and will run more efficiently.
6. To prevent ants from entering your RV, use comet cleanser with bleach to clean. Also, use a small amount of Vaseline around all points of entry.
7. To help keep your drain hose clean, always dump your black water tank first then dump your grey water tank second.
8. Maintain proper tire pressure to avoid blow-outs, tire damage and gas mileage.
9. It is important to distribute weight equally throughout RV to help balance your load.
10. Remember to dump your black water tank when it's 2/3 full or more and make sure it's closed after each disposal.
1. When packing your RV place heavy items in the bottom and lighter items on top. The least thing you want is your stuff shifting all over your RV.
2. To avoid frequent stops, take sufficient frozen food and beverages.
3. Take everything you need for a drink stop like tea bags, instant coffee, and powdered milk.
4. Take dry foods such as rice, flour, canned soups, lentils, and other items.
5. Do not take your most expensive dishware. They may easily be lost. For example, take paper water is available for washing dishware.
6. Take a vegetable peeler and a can opener. If you plan to drink wine take a corkscrew.
7. To warm up food, use an enamel plate.
8. Take heavy-duty plastic bags in case you need to store garbage until you reach a disposal area.
9. Take necessary tools for minor repairs to your RV.
10. Save water by washing dishes in a dishpan instead. Wipe plates off before washing. You can also wash your hands outside.
1. Check and adjust all mirrors.
2. Check if all brakes, signal lights, and tail lights are connected.
3. Avoid making sharp movements on the steering wheel. Slowly steer the vehicle into its desired direction. Have someone outside the vehicle assist the driver in backing up. If another person is not available, the driver should inspect the area behind the vehicle first.
4. It is very important to wear your seat belt.
5. When backing with your trailer, place your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel. Then move your hand the way you want the trailer to go.
6. Give yourself plenty of time for lane-changes.
7. Take corners (sharps corners, like at intersections or into and out of parking lots) a little wider.
8. Check side and rear view mirrors every 30 seconds. Stay aware of the cars around you.
9. Large trucks going in both directions, will rock your vehicle. Whenever you see them coming, have both hands on the wheel and hold it steady and straight ahead.
10. Do not swerve to miss an animal. Hold your steering wheel rock steady and use your brake.