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5 Helpful Tips for Rookie RVers

The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom of owning an RV has made recreational vehicle (RV) travel immensely popular among  many over the years.  If you just purchased your first RV, congratulations!!    Whether you are a Rookie RV-er or a “Seasoned” RV-er, these tips can be very helpful for all RVers.

Here are 5 Tips for Rookie RVers

Learn how your rig works before hitting the road!

You’ll be thankful later that you took the time to learn your way around. There’s a small list of things to test and check before hitting heading out. Even with a new RV, it’s a good idea to confirm your systems are all working well in the driveway.

Plan your route

Half of the fun of a road trip is the planning! Spend time researching points of interest and booking campsites nearby. Don’t forget to plan your actual road route as well. Always check for road conditions before you leave so there are no surprises along the way.

Pack light

Yes pack light, but don’t forget to pack the essentials. Unfortunately, what you need to pack differs for everyone. Consider factors like the length of your trip, the size of your rig, and whether you are staying in Canada or will be crossing the border. Remember to pack the appropriate tools for minor repairs that might happen on the road.

Drive slowly

Slower than you want to. Towing a trailer is a lot different than driving a sports car through the city—especially if your road trip takes you through winding mountain roads. It’s okay to go a little below the speed limit if you aren’t comfortable. Just stay to the right to let faster vehicles pass you.

Talk to your RV neighbors

Always ask for advice! RVers are some of the friendliest people in the world, in our opinion. Everyone has a story to share around the campfire or a tip that will make your trip a little easier. Start chatting!


Now that you have these 5 helpful Rookie tips, you are all set to hit the road. The RV lifestyle is more popular than ever. Why not jump on the trend you’ve been dying to try?!

Do you have some other helpful tips to share?  Feel free to leave them in the comments for other fellow RVers.

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Article source:  https://gorving.ca/blog/rving-for-rookies/

4 Easy Tips For Parking Your RV

So now you’ve got your brand new 30-foot long fifth-wheeler or even longer motorhome and are ready to set out on the open highway.  You’ve picked out your destination RV Park and just arrived at the RV Park….but wait….how do you park your new RV????

With many campsites designed to accommodate smaller vehicles, easing your 30-foot long fifth-wheeler or even longer motorhome into some spots can be a challenge.  At Texas 6 RV Park, we have available Back-In spaces and Pull-Through spaces.  (Check out  our daily, weekly and monthly rates)

That’s why it’s important to know these 4 easy tips for parking your RV:
  1. Verify that your RV can get to the RV Park. While the roads in most RV Parks are easy to navigate, there are still some that could be difficult to access due to sharp turns and tight squeezes around big rocks and trees. Be sure to check the RV Park’s website for any caution notices to warn of longer rigs.  Of course if you have concerns, you can always contact the RV Park directly to check.
  2. Make sure your RV will fit the park. Most RV Parks in Texas and other states websites provide details for each site, including its length. Check that the spot you’ve selected will accommodate both your tow vehicle and your trailer or your motorhome, without sticking out into the road.
  3. Check the RV Park before you pull in. If you can do so without blocking others, get out and take a look at the spot. Look for any objects or areas that might pose any hazards, such as, low hanging branches, posts, and power and water hookups. You’ll also want to keep these same objects can prevent you from extending your slide outs, so make sure the coast is clear!
  4. Have a friend guide you in. No matter how skilled you think you are at backing into parking spots, things will go a lot smoother with extra eyes watching. There’s nothing worse than the crunch of an RV bumper hitting a picnic table or something worse. Your friend can also make sure you are in straight and that you’re completely out of the road.
And that’s how to park your RV! Your RV is now safely in the RV Park and ready to enjoy!
Happy RVing!
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