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Tips

 

Recreational Vehicle Camping Tips and IdeasWe received a request for some RV camping tips from a friend of ours, and decided to include the information here for the benefit of anyone looking to avoid some camping pitfalls with their RV. We encourage you to drop us a line if you have a good tip so we can include it. 

 

  • Use Checklists!!!!!!! No matter how many times you move your RV, you can forget to do something! Roof vents and TV antennas are the biggest offenders for most folks, but basement storage bins being left unlocked can make you lose some good stuff!

 

  • Learn about the many places you can go RV camping. Private RV parks are popular and easy to find, but there are many RV camping locations off the beaten path. Public lands are available in every state for camping, and a quick way to find your states public land management resources is by using the RV Camping Map.

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  • Check tire pressure before every trip!!!!!!! I do, and still had a double dual blowout on I-10 last December. I figure that I caught a nail or something that caused one tire to go low pressure, and all that it took was time to heat up the other tire and take them both out!

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  • Speaking of on the road problems…if you can’t change your own tires like we can’t, or you do break down, roadside assistance is worth every penny! Our double blowout cost us $385. That was the cost of 2 tires and tax. Service call, labor, mounting and balance was covered by the road service. We also picked up a nail in a front tire and just needed the spare put on…No additional charge!

      

     Keeping Odors out of the Rv and preventing holding tanks from giving odor ..... There's various ways of keeping odors      out. First off use a mesh strainer basket for your sink so you dont wash food into the grey tank (this alone will ensure 

     long term smell free grey holding tank. Next wash down a couple of spoon full spoons of baking soda down drains with      hot water after dumping, this will create smells from developing. Keep black tank closed until its 3/4 full, release black        then grey to wash dump hose (do not leave black open until ready to dump.) Add 5 to 10 lbs of ice to toilets on                  your way  home. After Dumping use Calgon (water softener) or Borax to keep the  empty/fulll sensors in tank a clean        reading.You can also keep some orange soda on board to pour down drains that will eat away at the internal wall of          holding tank and relieve smells. Finally to disinfect and sanitize your fresh water tank you can pour bleach into fresh          water.One and a half cups of bleach to six gallons of water for a 60 gallon tank.Then flush until no bleach smell, dont        do this unless you have alot of water to work with. Also if you dont have a black tank flush you can use a  high                  preasure wand to put in toilet and clean grime. (this is only necessary if water has been stagnate for a long period of

     time, to sanitize fresh water)

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  • Rodent and insect control....I was told about fabric softener sheets (Bounce) by people we bought RV from and I will vouch for that hint, have used them for 3 years. Another tip Ive heard to prevent failure to your propane refridgerator while being stored is that you put a cat flee collar inside the tray somewhere (remove the outside panel of the refridgerator and place inside somewhere and replace it every 6 months). They also make these sceens called (Flying insect screen) to go over your furnace, fridge and hot water heater that prevents bugs and mud flys from making nests. Also when storing make sure the Rv is clean, plug up all the drains in sinks and showers and dont leave any fruit or food in Rv unless its canned or botteled . Make sure you drain your standing water. Turn propane off, some bugs love the smell of propane.

  • RV batteries…you have at the very least 2 batteries in your Rig and maybe more. You have battery for starting the engine, and you have coach battery or batteries for lights inside, and if you have enough batteries and an inverter, you can watch TV, run the micro wave and pretty much live in the dirt like folks in town. If you have room, 2 6 volt golf cart batteries (deep cycle) will last longer than a single 12 volt battery. We are set up with 8 6 volt batteries. 2 are for engine starting, and the other 6 are our power source. We seldom use our generator as we have 4 big solar panels on the roof to charge the batteries. We also have a 2500 watt power inverter to convert 12 volts to 110. We can watch TV all night without a problem as well as operate the computer and satellite internet equipment.

  • Carry a step ladder so you have a way to clean windows, wash the rig perhaps, and make repairs if necessary. It also is a must if you are strapping your awnings down.

 

  • Consider joining an RV camping club. These clubs are available for just about every interest, vehicle type, and lifestyle. RV clubs are a great way to meet new RVers with similar interests, and these clubs have camping trips that will show you new places to go RV camping. You can find a list of every RV club we know of in our RV Clubs Section.

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  • Finding information about RVs and RVing can be frustrating. A web site with links to many RV related web sites is rvresources.com. The site is set up in categories to help you find what you are looking for quickly.

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    Manufacture technical support phone#'s

     

    Winnebago/Itasca- 800-537-1885

    Roadtrex customer care (888)762-3873 or 888-825-2772

    Fleetwood Technical Support (800)322-8216

    Mercedes Customer assistance (877)762-8267

    Thor customer care owners only #(877)855-2867or 877-500-1020

    Coachman/Clipper(800)453-6064

    Forest River Motorhomes  574-206-7600

    Coachman/Clipper 800-453-6064

    Grand Design 574-825--8000

    Keystone Rv 574-537-3900

    Pacific Coachworks 951-686-7294

    Shockwave 951-571-8110

    Tiffen Motorized 877-500-1020

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  • Chassis Manufacture info. for engine, transmission, suspention etc.

  • Dynamax cust. service 888-295-7859 

  • Ford Chasis 800-444-3311.

  • Chevrolet Motor Division 800-243-8872

    Freightliner Custom Chasis Corp. 864-487-1700

    Cummins/ Engine 800-3437357

    Allison/transmission 800-252-5283

    Tiffen Chasis, contact Coachnet 877-801-0333

     Entegra (800) 517-9137

     Spartan 800.393.8861

     American Coach 800-435-7345

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