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Old 09-06-2016, 02:39 PM   #21
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Here's a bunch of RV related web sites, some are educational, some are suppliers or retailers and some just want to get their hands on your wallet.

Speaking of your wallet, RV dealers have a pretty significant markup on their products. What you are buying is part house and part vehicle, about the only thing that can't be found in building supply, auto parts stores or discount stores are your appliances. I have the added advantage of having two auto parts stores, that have a large selection RV products and can special order just about anything else RV specific.

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Old 09-06-2016, 07:43 PM   #22
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Welcome Dan.
If you have enough room at your home to set it up stay over night in it there. If not I would pick a close park & do what we call a shake down weekend. Don't overload your mind with all the great sites that have been posted for you education now. Too much info is just as bad as not enough. Just stick to the basic sites that hddecker has posted now. As far as what to pack I have my RV set-up with bedding, cloths, dishes, and the like that stay in the RV. My RV is my earthquake shelter.
Take along a note pad for you first time out & write down what would be nice/needed to have along.
If you haven't backed up a trailer I would find a RV park that had a pull thru spot. You can always go out & find a big parking lot & practise backing at a later time.
#1 thing is to enjoy your time RVing. Yes you will forget items & make mistakes. Even us that are veteran RVers have. Don't ask me how I know.

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Old 09-06-2016, 07:45 PM   #23
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That was nice of you to pull that together. That should go along with the PDI list, LED Bulb Sheet, and "What I need to load my RV with up for it's first camping trip" post that you experienced guys have posted for newbie's asking those initial questions Good information.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:13 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by AeroLiteCub160_2009 View Post
Thanks for the tip. I will have to figure out how to "check the date of manufacture of the tires?"

I was wondering why some rvs in the neighborhood had tires covered and tarp over roof and these weird large lego blocks under the front tires .
IF I understand correctly, covering the tires will protect against "UV" light damage -- covering will make them last longer - approx 7 years?
7 years is an accepted but very flexible time for TT tires which have been covered.
And that is 7 years from the date of manufacturer. It is not uncommon for tires to be 2 or 3 years older than the RV.

Here is a link to show you how to identify the DOM.
Tire Tech Information - Determining the Age of a Tire

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