T I P S

Being a 'Newbie' I certainly don't have much to offer.....yet.  However, as time passes and I learn things I will post them here.

TIP # 1  -  HANGING THINGS ON YOUR WALLS

When I first got my RV I was putting nails/screws into the walls to hang things. 


I learned very quickly this is not the way to go.  I use those 3M Command Strips now for everything.


They come in a variety of sizes and different hook types.  This Harley Davidson plaque is heavy and has GLASS on the front.  It is also one of the very first things I put up in my new home.  That was almost two years ago and many miles of bouncy roads later.


And you can even hang things in your shower:


I have now started using them for things I know are staying in the same place.  This makes for so much less work when you are packing up to move.


And the great thing about them is that they can be easily removed without damaging anything.

TIP # 2 - RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BUY


The RV I have now is the first RV I've ever owned.  Therefore, prior to purchasing, I had to do a lot of research as I didn't have a clue about motor homes....still don't know very much !!  LOL  I didn't even know what a Class A or a Class C was.  These things cost a LOT of money.
I came across this website: http://www.rv.org/ and ordered their membership package.

 









I would look up the year, make and model of the particular RV I was looking at on their CD.  I discounted many manufacturers based on the information this Consumer Group provided.  An excellent investment before spending 10's of thousands of dollars.



TIP # 3  -  DOING LAUNDRY ON THE ROAD


Once you're settled into a place there is no problem to find a place to do laundry.  Every RV Park has a laundry room and every City has several laundromats.
But what about when you are on the road ??  That has been one of my biggest challenges.  You are not getting a 30' or 40' rig into most of their parking lots.
Into my third year on the road I FINNALY discovered that many of the big truck stops have laundry facilities !!  I stop there all the time to gas up and/or rest but didn't realize that they have laundry.  Lots of them don't but the BEST resource I have found to date is www.allstays.com.
What a great website that is.