Now for the second portion of our camping tips for the 2010 season. For all you RVers out there it’s time to get rolling! We’ve gathered a few tips from our employees, BetterRVing, KOA, and helpful other sites.
RV Camping Tips
Tip 1: Check It Out
It’s always a good idea to have your RV thoroughly checked out before taking off for the season. You know, the routine maintenance that you need to keep that baby running smoothly. Tire pressure check, oil change, etc.
Tip 2: Call ‘Em Up
Call the RV park or campground where you wish to stay and make reservations. Or reserve online. Don’t assume that they will have space available. Especially on weekends or holidays.
Tip 3: Distribute the Weight
There is an art to packing your RV. When loading an RV, you want to place the heaviest weight in the center between the front and rear axles. Putting heavy objects in the lower compartments and the middle keeps a good center of gravity, which will help you conserve fuel. The amount of weight you’re hauling will affect gas mileage.
Tip 4: The User Manuals are Your Friends
It sounds silly, but if you’re a new RVer you should really take the time to read your manuals. Those things are printed for a reason; I promise. Even if you’re not a new RVer … read the manuals. Did you know that only about 10% of RV owners have read their manual?
Tip 5: Do (or Know) the Following
– Check your appliances at least once a year.
– Flush the holding tanks after each trip.
– Understand the amp ratings of all your appliances.
– Don’t always run your fridge on electricity; switch to LP occasionally.
– Always leave enough space for air to circulate around the food in your fridge.
– Use distilled water in your batteries and brush the terminal connections to keep them clean.
– Check tire pressure before and after each trip; and check for cracks in the sidewalls of your tires.
Once again, pretty standard tips … but helpful none the less. Here’s a treat … fun RV Aps for your iPhone.