Tips For Living In An RV Fulltime
by Winnie Saunders
(Denver, Colorado, USA)
If you are new to full time living in an RV, here are some tips to help make this a good experience and not a bad one.
When you are getting ready to buy that RV, you should first select the RV for its sturdiness; then how much storage space it has and finally how small it is and its maneuverability. When it comes to sturdiness, you need to check how well the kitchen cabinet drawers are put together; what they are made of such as is it particle board or plywood, how solid the paneling is attached, and if there are lots of storage space.
You should also check to see if the RV runs on gasoline or diesel fuel. Although you may get better miles with diesel fuel, it might be better to choose gasoline because you may get into an area where there is no diesel or there is only one diesel pump and the price is way higher than gasoline. Diesel engines also require more maintenance and you have to change the oil every two thousand five hundred miles.
You also need to make sure that you are self-reliant, as in are you able to change a tire, fix the roof if it starts to leak, fix broken plumbing, etc. Before you start out, make sure that you register your vehicle as an RV, so you do not have to pull into a weigh station every time you pass one. Here are some other tips for first timers living in an RV full time:
• Make sure that you have leveling blocks and wheel chocks with you at all times because you have to be level so your 'fridge to work
• To help keep the odors down in the holding tank, you should flush about a half cup of some Pine-Sol for every ten gallons for the holding tank capacity, each time after you have emptied and rinsed the tank.
• Never use the stove in your RV for heating, as they give out a significant amount of carbon monoxide. For heat, you can use a small space heater, but make sure that it is set where it will not get knocked over.
• You should make sure that you carry a complete set of good tools with you. You should also make sure that you carry spare light bulbs, batteries, fuses, duct tape and silicone rubber.
These are just some of the many useful tips, you can find online to make full time living in an RV a great experience!.