"If you enjoy the outdoors and long to disconnect and spend more time with your family, you’ve probably considered getting an RV. Maybe you don’t want to dive in and spend half a million on a luxurious Class A motorhome. But you’d like to dip your toe in the waters with a travel trailer that will accommodate your family. Learning how to RV is vital to the success of your camping experience. If you don’t understand the basics before heading out, you’re in for a world of surprises."
If you don’t establish your budget first, you’ll set yourself up for trouble down the road. You don’t want a monthly RV payment you can’t afford. Then you can’t take advantage of other opportunities. You may miss out on visiting local attractions or trying local foods. Your money is all tied up in your RV instead of having a budget for fun activities.
Hookups and Holding TanksUnderstanding the plumbing and holding tank system is crucial to ensuring you have an enjoyable weekend. Practice hooking up the sewer, water hose, and power cord at home so you don’t feel lost when you start your first camping trip.
Numerous checklists on the Internet will help you know how often you need to do certain things to maintain your RV. Using an RV is one thing, but taking care of it is just as important. If you don’t properly maintain your rig, you’ll likely experience problems that lead to costly repairs.