HOW TO HOOK-UP AN RV FOR THE NEWBIE RVER! (FULL TIME RV LIVING)



This is our first “How To” video. When we first started, we searched YouTube for videos like this one, but it seemed many of the details were not covered. Probably because “it was obvious”. But nothing is obvious to an RV newbie!

This video covers Leveling, Parking on the Site, Fresh Water, Grey Water, Electrical, and Sewer.

YouTube got rid of annotation (words over the video) so here are a couple key points:
1. Read the comments. You’ll learn even more!
2. I bought a surge protector – link below
3. I put the stabilizers down before extending the slide to avoid the tracks get out of alignment
4. Weight Dist. Hitch: I only lift the truck enough to take the tension off the chains
5. I don’t really flush the sani-flush 3 times anymore πŸ™‚ Maybe once a month I’ll do that.

WHERE ARE WE NOW!
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ALLSTAYS APP:
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RV / TRUCK UPGRADES & GEAR:
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Red Wagon: http://amzn.to/2gPG4kC
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Digital Tire Gauge: http://amzn.to/2nR2Bho
Leveling Blocks: http://amzn.to/2ovFhII
Robertson Square Bit: http://amzn.to/2nRbO9n
Two-way Radio: http://amzn.to/2ovWSAl

RV NEWBIE SETUP ESSENTIAL GEAR:
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Camco Water Filter: http://amzn.to/2nxOcVC
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Fresh Water Hose: http://amzn.to/2n5L4EQ
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GoPro Session 4 (I would buy the 5 now – next link)
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GoPro Session 5 (built in stabilizer)
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GoPro Hero Black 5 (the best option)
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20 thoughts on “HOW TO HOOK-UP AN RV FOR THE NEWBIE RVER! (FULL TIME RV LIVING)

  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    FYI,
    You realize the water filter short white spring covered adapter is to support the hose coming off the rig. The 90’ adapter is great but that’s the purpose of the short white hose that comes with the filter.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Lol…just saw your latest video where you got a new leveler deal in the mail that you can see inside the truck!

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Your totally relying on the fact that you're floor is level to the trailer, that the trailer is level on the axle etc… Not a good way to check.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    When someone opens the water supply pressure too fast, it's called hammering the pipes, you are right to avoid doing that.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    We are new to owning a camper and you all have been a life saver and make my husband a little less nervous about going out on our own..So much fun to watch your journey!!!πŸ€— thank you sooo much- DEBBIE from Michigan

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Thanks so much for all your videos!! I just bought a heartland bighorn 3985 rrd for my wife and i to full time rv in and have used your channel to learn from. I cant wait to pick it up next month and put all the research to work.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    I have read reveiws on Amazon that state this hose out of the box leaked. How has your hose lasted?

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Great great video. I have a question for any honest, and hopeful nice commenters. How welcome are interracial couples in these places throughout the south? From neighbors to office people? I would love to rent an RV and travel however my wife would feel very uncomfortable if we are getting looked at like we are aliens ( which is what happens to us now (2020 in Texas)). Thanks again for the video!

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Great video!! We made the jump from pop-up trailer to a travel trailer. About to take it out on its maiden voyage. These are great tips. thanks!

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    1:01 I wonder why trailers don't have a front/back, right/left bubble left built on to the side of the front right and/or left of the trailer

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    great vid! Just bought our first camper to live in from Rapid City SD! Excited to travel nurse with it

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    I am really learning so much from your videos. I am sitting with my notepad, taking down all your helpful tips and making a lists. The only thing I would suggest is that you keep everything in order. You have "making sure you back up into a spot that has no barriers for slide-outs and awnings" in your third step. I would think this would be the first step, then chocking, and then leveling. Besides that small whine, each step you mentioned was very helpful and I really appreciate the videos.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Hey guys! Having a total binge watch of your adventures from the beginning! Great fun! I am responsible for most of the RV towing and setup duties. I have a question about the weight distribution hitches if I may? Sometimes I have to raise the jack so high that it raises the bumper of the truck. Could going high damage the hitch or truck in any way? Thanks in advance for your reply! Ya'll are incredible! -Michelle

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Mark….. we just rewatched this at x.05 speed. It's hilarious!!! You sound like you've had an entire bottle of wine all to yourself.πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‡

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    He did good getting a regulator for the water. But one thing you should also get is a surge protector that goes on the line (The surge protector would go into the tree and your RV's main line would plug into the surge protector) coming from the power tree because as you travel from campground to campground, you can never be sure of the quality of the power coming out. Especially since so many rigs have sensitive electronics in them these days. It would be similar to installing a stage 2 surge protector in your houses circuit breaker panel. And when you get one, don't get the cheapest one. Get a good one.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    watching this makes me want to continue pooping in a hole in the ground. what a pain.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Been following for awhile awesome vid. Watched many vids on this one of the best great job with a big thank you we pick up our new and first traval trailer grand design as well refection 315 RLTS similar to yours its just the wife and myself daughter in college pull out couch when she visits like i mentioned first rig any tips driving backing up turning have pulled a 18 foot boat but nothing this big camp ground less than a mile away going to check in and work out any bugs the rig may have more use after i retire in a year weekend use for now we pick up this Thursday excited and nervous thsnks again for vid

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  • April 18, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Thanks for the great video for those of us who are just starting out. One thing I noticed from my many moons working as a building inspector is that if you are going to connect both the black water tank purge hose and the clean water tank hose to the same tee at the same time, the black water hose needs to have a back flow prevention device at the tee connection to eliminate any possibility of cross contamination of your clean water supply.

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