RVing is supposed to be fun, but nothing will ruin your trip like a rude or inconsiderate neighbor at the campground. Most RVers are considerate, but every once in a while, you’ll run into someone obnoxious who just brings down the entire campground. If you’re new to RVing or need a bit of a refresher, we’ve put together the top 10 tips for proper campground manners.
1. Follow the rules: Usually, you’ll get a copy of the campground rules when you register. It’s simple – read the rules and follow them. Most of the time, the rules are pretty similar from campground to campground – slower speed limits on campground roads, quiet hours when you should keep the noise down, turn off outdoor lights at a certain hour… easy to follow, and no excuse to be rude.
New to RVing? All of the in-the-know RV terms can be confusing, but here are some essential phrases you need to know. Weight related terms are a must-have for your vocabulary. A solid understanding can help you avoid a voided insurance policy purely because you didn’t know.
These terms include ratings and actual weights. Ratings are the limits placed on the vehicle or components, while weights are the actual measured weight of the vehicle.
RVing can be a blast, but if you’re new to the experience, it can be pretty overwhelming. For you vets out there, think back to the very first time you got behind the wheel on your first RV trip… or the first time you pulled in and had to set everything up. Pretty stressful, right?
We’ve put together this list of 15 tips to help make RVing a little bit easier for everyone. Print this out and keep it with you in your cab, it’ll make life a lot less stressful.
Thinking about trading in your summer RV trip for a staycation at home? You don’t have to! Gas prices may be high, but RVing is still one of the most cost-effective ways to travel. You’ll be surprised how you can cut your budget with these few suggestions.
Stay Closer to Home
Yes, gas prices are painfully high and the easiest relief is to minimize travel time. There are 450 campgrounds in Texas alone! Check out the parks and campgrounds near you.
We’ve worked hard over the years to establish ourselves as one of the best RV dealers in San Antonio and the surrounding area. We’re absolutely committed to making every single customer feel like a member of our family. We know that the RV business depends on customers – it’s a niche market, and people don’t buy RVs as often as they buy cars, so it’s absolutely vital to ensure that you make your customers happy and give them a good deal. If you do that, not only will they come back and do business with you again, they’ll tell all their friends about you.
That’s the reason we try so hard to make sure that every customer is completely satisfied. Whether you’re looking for RVs, fifth wheels, or toy haulers, we’ve got the best new used RVs in town. We’ve worked hard to form close relationships with several local and national lenders so that we’re able to offer the most flexible financing options possible. Whether you’ve got perfect credit or you’ve had a few bumps in the road, we’re able to help! We also offer excellent extended warranty coverage to help protect your investment.
RVing is an excellent way to spend a vacation – you can take your time and enjoy all of the sights found across our great country. The RV is a great way to take long trips, short trips, and basically any type of trip you might want to take. Many veteran RVers pack their entire lives into their RV; some even choose to permanently move into the RV. Many others instead choose shorter trips, only taking the items necessary for these individual trips. If you’re thinking about getting an RV and heading out on the open road, these are a few simple tips to help you get started.
Every RV owner knows that service work in inevitable. You’ve got a huge vehicle with many more moving parts than a car, so at some point you’re going to have to have something fixed. Sure, you can take care of many simple maintenance tasks yourself, but when you come up against an issue that requires professional help, here are a few tips that will help you through the process.
Take advantage of your warranty
Every new RV comes with a warranty – don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of it. As you drive off in your new rig, pay attention to anything that comes up. If there’s anything that needs attention, make sure you get it taken care of within your warranty period so that the repair/replacement costs are covered.
You’ve spent a good chunk of money on your RV – it’s important to follow proper maintenance techniques to keep in in great condition for years to come. You should always follow the recommendations in your owner’s manual – but here are some genera tips for Waste Water System Maintenance that you should always keep in mind. It’s important to take care of your Waste Water System because your monitor panel and your dumps valves depend on it. Follow these easy tips and you’ll keep your RV in great shape for years to come.
One of the questions we get all the time is “Where’s a great spot to take our RV?” For all of our local customers, there are a ton of great locations in Texas (we’ll be posting about those soon) – but most of the fun of owning an RV is setting out on the open road for a long road trip.
We found this great list of the Top 10 RV Destinations from Woodall’s (they put out a great yearly guide, you should definitely check it out). Depending on where you live, these locations could be close… or they could be your next epic 2 or 3 week road trip.
Other than overloading your RV, under-inflated tires are the most common causes of tire failures. Your RV tires have a load rating, and that load rating is listed for the tire at its proper inflation. If your tires are under-inflated, the increase in friction causes extra heat to build up. What’s worse – the tire will usually look normal right up until the moment it fails. When the tires are damaged by the excess heat, all the damage is internal.
Remember – temperature changes will have an effect on tire inflation. When it gets colder, the tires will lose pressure (colder air is more compact). Your RV tires can also lose pressure over time – it’s not uncommon to lose up to two pounds of pressure in a month. If your RV has been stationary for several months and you haven’t checked your tires, they could be seriously under-inflated.