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Looking for some RV tips and tricks

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mudhound72, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. mudhound72

    mudhound72 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, after mem weekend I got sick of getting wet in a tant, so I decided to dive into buying a RV, am getting a 87 Bounder 34' on a GMC chass. This thing is loaded and has everthing that I ever ay need camping and it is stilll able to pull my trailer with the blazer on it.

    Now this is the fun part, I HAVE NEVER DELT WITH A RV IN MY LIFE AND I AM CLUELESS, I am looking for anything to make my life easy and not make such a ass of my self

    So far all I have is wrap the burners off the stove one at a time in a towel to keep from rattling and driving ya nuts.

    I need the book "RVing for dummies" if they make one
     
  2. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    You and me both...

    To the top, I wanna watch this thread for some tips...
     
  3. mudhound72

    mudhound72 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone HELP

    Leaving tomorrow and some info would be very halp full :o
     
  4. bnc04

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    Everything you need to know can be found here
    http://www.woodalls.com/

    scroll to the bottom of the page and go into the open roads forum section
     
  5. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    hook it up and make sure everything works before you get to the site. let your hot water heater fully heat the water for a while. My hot water heater "worked" but when i got to the site my first time and it stayed lit for a while it blew the pressure relief valve and I had all my hot water running down the camping pad. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. no big deal but could have been prevented. only thing other than that is make sure the roof is kept in good condition. that seems to be the main problem. Mine has a rubber roof so it's not as bad. I'm not sure about yours though. just my 2 cents.
     
  6. mudhound72

    mudhound72 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the help, that is a ton of info ot look at
     
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    Not to sure what you want to know. Here is a few thing I have/learned along the way.

    1) Go through the mechanical real well. like change all fluids trans,rear dif,flush coolant, brake fluid, ect that way you know what has been done.

    2) Jack the rv up remove all tires inspect brakes. Inspect all tires for any kind
    of dry rot uneven tread wear replace all that is bad.

    3) Have all wheel bearing packed.

    4) Dont for get to make or buy levelers to place under tires to level the Rv.
    on a lot of rv's if not 95% level frige,generator will not work.

    5) THIS ONE IS VERY INPORTANT REMOVE THE FLEX HOSE FOR TOILET DUMP
    MAKE SURE IN GOOD SHAPE. Trust me on this nothing worst than getting a
    poop bath trying to drain the sh!ter. Dont ask how I know this one :eek:

    6) Go through you kitchen at home and look at your supplys now take what you have and put it in your RV. I.E. ( foil,trash bags,sandwich bags, tin foil )
    you get the idea on that. If you run out keep a list in the RV what to replace or what you need for future camping.

    7) Pots and pans and utensils go to the local thrift store get what you need
    who cares what the look like just dont use the ones from the house. You
    never know what may happen out in the wild. Its hard to explain to the
    misses why her good pan is melted or missing :doah:

    8) Dont for get coat hanngers to roast your mashmellows.

    I hope this helps remember line #5 trust me on this. :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  8. mudhound72

    mudhound72 1/2 ton status

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    I suppose you dont have any visual aids to help me understand for #5 :D
     
  9. mudnmyvayne

    mudnmyvayne 1/2 ton status

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    #5---My FIRST dump after buying a used camper :doah:

    Yes,bad lesson to learn.Trust us.

    I carry a X-tra propane tank,so the wife does not run out while cooking or something.The 2 big ones & my 'grill' tank as a spare.
     

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