Using Your RV
Living in an RV is living in a moveable house/apartment. It can be one you can drive—like a motorhome or one you can tow—like a fifth wheel. Regardless, you will move it to some location and move it back or just keep moving on.
New RVers don't realize how much there is to learn just to function normally in an RV. We joke that no matter how long you lived in a house or apartment, you never had to crank down the TV antenna and unhook the sewer hose just to drive away. All that “experience” won’t help you with some of the basic, necessary operations in an RV. You will have to learn new and different operations to function normally in your RV.
RV sales reps occasionally put out incorrect information, too. Sales reps may never have been actual RVers. We were told by one dealership they hire sales reps based on their sales expertise, not their RV experience. Another dealership actually bought copies of my first RV book, “All the Stuff You Need to Know About RVing,” and gave them to new sales reps to help them learn the correct method of handling/operating the RV systems.
In this topic, we offer the correct method to complete several basic RV operations. We don’t care what your friends or the sales rep told you.