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pbeverly

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Allworth wrote:

"RVing for Dummies" sounds insulting, but it is really a good starter.


After seeing some of the questions posted here and elsewhere I think the title is fitting.


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Thank you all for the responses!
I guess I should have stated that I will absolutely be a mentor/helper as our families are very close. And YouTube is of course a great help for all things in this world nowadays.

I was really hoping to them a book as a kind of "housewarming" present that they could thumb through at their leisure and keep in the trailer for situations that may arise.

I will check out the suggested titles.

On edit: I have already direct them to this website of course. Most of my knowledge is all from here anyway!


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People without mechanical ability did not get that way by accident. I doubt they are going to read a technically oriented book on RVs.

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RV'ing for Dummies provides a lot of solid information. It is also something that they can take with / access as they travel, even when they are in areas with less than optimal cellular coverage.

You Tube also has some decent information.


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Years ago, before we bought our first Class A, I purchased "301 ways to make RV travel safer, easier, and more fun" by Bernice Beard. It's a little dated and "leave it to beaver" but most of the information is still relevant and was a fun and quick read.


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Last week while camping a new TT pulled in alongside us in the evening. They unhitched the trailer, leveled front to back with the front jack, then put out the awning and turned on all the led lights, then got in and went to bed. No chocks, no stabilizers. Fortunately the site was only a small gradient. Was going to talk to them but we had to pull out early in the morning before they got up. They sure need some instructional info!


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Most of the rv stuff is not that complicated. Help them buy a set of basic hand tools and show them how to replace a tire. I barrel jack is really handy if they have a trailer. Rv tire changes are a little different than on a car. Mostly get them to understand that if they don’t get scared of a problem and think they can’t handle it, just stop and look at it and think it through. They can probably do more than they’re giving themselves credit for.
They also might enjoy a subscription to trailer life or motor home life magazine. There are some informative articles on maintenance and just plain fun stuff, especially for a beginner.
I hope they enjoy the new toy. Happy Travels!!!

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Most of the rv stuff is not that complicated. Help them buy a set of basic hand tools and show them how to replace a tire. I barrel jack is really handy if they have a trailer. Rv tire changes are a little different than on a car. Mostly get them to understand that if they don’t get scared of a problem and think they can’t handle it, just stop and look at it and think it through. They can probably do more than they’re giving themselves credit for.
They also might enjoy a subscription to trailer life or motor home life magazine. There are some informative articles on maintenance and just plain fun stuff, especially for a beginner.
I hope they enjoy the new toy. Happy Travels!!!

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