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Grit dog

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Posted: 05/14/21 02:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome!
And hope you have a wonderful trip.
The fact that you asked about etiquette means you have about 90% of it already down pat, as you must already be a considerate person.
You don't need to tow a car. 24' isn't any sort of real or physical limitation, although longer = more care needs to be taken, especially if you're not used to driving large vehicles.


And yes, if you pull up camp during the day, it's customary to leave something marking your campsite as occupied, if it's not essentially an RV park, where your camp site registration is monitored by a host on site.
Helps keep A holes from poaching your site.

Good luck, have fun.


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Stop (often) and smell the flowers, see the sights/views/attractions.

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Also remember you don't need to hook up the water and sewer hose all the time you pull into a site. Just fill the fresh water tank and use it till you need to refill it. And drain the gray and black tanks as they fill up. This will save you time when you want to take off for the day sight seeing. The electric you may want to hook up each night if the site has electricity, will let you use the microwave and A/C if you have it.
When you hook up the sewer hose drain a little gray water first to make sure connections are not leaking, then shut the gray, and drain the black tank then the gray tank to flush out the sewer have. Have fun


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And walk around the unit whenever you are going to drive it out. You want to make sure that the electric, water, sewer and cable connections are stowed. Check the TV aerial. Check the steps and any slide-outs.
Be cautious about where you leave the unit downtown. People have an idea how much stuff there is in an RV. We tend to take up 2 to 4 parking spots (a 30-footer) and it's nice to have a drive-through.

We only used the rig for touring on one trip. Ever since then we've rented a car.


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Using an RV as a commuter vehicle will generally work out best if its about 24-feet or less. But you can always try it and see how it works out for you. An alternative would be an Enterprise rent a car (or anyone that will bring it to you).

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A 26' Phoenix Cruiser here and if we stay at a "touristy" type park we rent a car for the day of what ever. In the park, to get a bag of ice, ice cream cone, whatever we use our bicycles. Something else to carry around, but they do come in handy.
Good luck to you and safe travels.


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watch the tail swing, width is greater than an auto, three speeds slow, slower and stop





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