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Top Tips for a Successful RV Lifestyle

By Nelson Stewart Published 10/23/2007 | Travel

It can be fun and exciting to go RVing, either as a vacation while you are still working, or as a part-time or full-time lifestyle after you retire. Here are a few pointers to make your RV journey safe and fun.

Obviously, since a lot of driving is involved, keeping your RV in good shape mechanically is of utmost importance. Have your motor serviced on a regular basis, and don't cut corners or put things off when it comes to repairs.

Finding internet access so that you can keep up with weather conditions in the areas you will be traveling to is important. Most communities have public internet access, be it at a library or cafe. Alternatively, you may be able to order digital satellite internet for a laptop or cell phone. This will allow you to visit meteorological websites so you can be prepared for the weather you will be driving in to. This is especially important for those that go RVing year-round or in the winter.

Consider joining RV Advantage discount clubs, as these can give you discounts on fuel and propane. There are also quite a few RV campgrounds that have memberships. Members get discounts on their rates. In addition, many of these membership campgrounds have free or cheap introductory rates, allowing you to stay for a couple of nights and see if you like it, offering you to become a member after you've explored the place a little bit.

You'll need to deal with dumping your septic tank, so finding a place to do that will be important. Most trucks stops, and all RV campgrounds should have some kind of sani-dump. There are helpful websites out there that can provide you with maps of all the locations within that region where you can dump your gray and black water holding tanks.

There can be a lot of things to consider when you are planning an RV trip. Hopefully these tips have helped you be more prepared.

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