New rv Owners tips:
Checklist/Before you take off in your Rv:
everything is unplugged and disconnected (uh, it has happed to friends of
,Drinking Water Hose
and Leveling Blocks
Hook up safety lights (for
Hook up Hitch/Sway Bar
Lock all storage
compartments and entry door
Close stove vent
Shut all doors, drawers,
Microwave…make sure door is shut ($30 later we have a new glass
Antenna down and off
Refrigerator off or on Gas
Refrigerator spring bar
Make sure countertops and all surfaces are free of things that
Stuff that is good to know:
Toilet(rv): make sure there is always some water or antifreeze in your bowl so that the gasket doesn't dry out and cause you to do a dirty job!
You don't have to use rv toilet paper...just test it first (a few sheets in a jar, shake...if it breaks up, you are good to go)...I use a cheap single ply.
When you are parked, ALWAYS make sure your rv refrigerator is level. It must be level while parked to keep it working properly. Unlevel will kill it fast = $$$$$.
Three or four times per year check the seals on your unit (top, sides, by windows/lights) for possible microscopic ways water can enter...use a magnifying glass if you need to...protect your investment.
Tires max out in about 5 - 7 years (even if they are not checked)...protect them from the sun especially.
A memory foam topper can make a not-so-comfortable mattress feel much better.
Learn how to winterize your water system yourself and do it.
Use little sonic plug in thingies to keep mice out; remove all food and nesting items from unit.
Always bring the following with you just in case: mouse traps/peanut butter, ant spray for around tires, Terro ant liquid. We have used them all at one time or another.
Don't leave fresh water sitting in your tanks when you are not camping...will turn punky.