If you’re new to RVing, chances are you’re learning a whole lot of new things, most of which you wish someone more experienced would have shared with you. That’s OK, though, because we’ve got you covered. Hopefully some of these tips save you heartache.
Your RV is big all around. It takes longer to stop and accelerate and if taller than your car. This means that when planning trips you need to make sure you’re comfortable driving whatever route you’re planning and that it can accommodate your RV. It’s OK to be nervous as a new RVer, but don’t let that hold you back. Just make sure you’re aware of your RV’s size and where it can fit.
Even if your new travel trailer or fifth wheel comes with a ton of space, chances are you’ll always want more. There are many RV hacks out there that help you make the most of the space you have. Some of these include using a towel bar above your toilet to store items like lotion bottles, using under the cabinet spice racks and utilizing door show organizers for not just shoes, but also any items you might want quick access to, like flashlights.
Making it Home
Your RV won’t feel quite like home when you first buy it. It’s up to you to make it warm and inviting. Add some tasteful throw pillows to your couches, family photos on the wall and your own pillows and blankets. LED candles are also a smart, safe way to create a warm ambiance.
How your RV smells can tell you a lot about how “healthy” it is. If you notice any odd smells chances are you might need your black or grey water tanks emptied. Be sure to bring it in to your RV service center for inspection. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Learning how to plan RV trips and the ins and outs of RVing takes time. Be patient with yourself and give yourself permission to make mistakes. Most everything can be fixed if something goes wrong and, like life, RVing is flexible.