Ready for the RV life? Check out our tips for new RVers, and set off on your first adventure prepared and set up for success!
Find the Perfect Fit
The first step to enjoying the RV lifestyle is to find the perfect fit! Choosing an RV can be an overwhelming task, with the wide variety of models and varying price range. From a cost calculator to advice on whether to buy new or used, check out our online resources for choosing the right RV.
Get comfortable maneuvering and parking your new RV before you head out on your first trip. Practice in a wide open parking lot to get a handle on how it turns, and practice reversing into a spot.
Run through a checklist
There’s a lot to remember when you’re packing up and getting ready to go, so we recommend following a checklist for both packing and a walk-around visual inspection.
It can be tempting to fill your RV to the brim, but it’ll end up cluttered and weighed down with unnecessary belongings. Think lightweight and multi-purpose when you’re choosing kitchen supplies, meal plan to avoid food waste, and edit your wardrobe to functional layers that mix-and-match.
Spend a night at (or close to) home
The best way to get comfortable in your RV and ensure you have all the right supplies, is to take a practice run. Set up and spend the night in your driveway, or at a local campground, so you can work out any kinks or add supplies before you set off on your holiday.
Know how to level your RV
Once you’ve arrived at your destination it’s time to level at set up camp! Not only is a level RV more comfortable to sleep in, but it also prevents extra strain on your RV’s frame from unevenly distributed weight and keeps appliances running smoothly. Check out the RV Care guide for leveling in 4 easy steps.
When in doubt, reach out for help!
RV Care Dealers will be there with supplies, parts, and advice, from coast to coast. If you run into trouble on the road, use our app to locate your nearest dealer.
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