RV Essentials for RV Newbies



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47 thoughts on “RV Essentials for RV Newbies

  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Youโ€™re always in a good mood. We love watching your videos. Cheers and God bless ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    RV sewage hoses should never lay on the ground. If you have a leak, you may not see it. A drooping hose leaves effluent trapped inside. Always have a gradual slope from your rig to the sewer drain.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Can you please tell me where you got your water pressure regulator with the gauge? I cant find one. Only the kinds without the gauge or a gauge but no psi numbers just low med high which is not helpful thank you.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    The shrinkage hose. I was hoping to be able to use a hose like this. I'm guessing, you can't do a HEATED option to these, or can you?

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    There was a major recall on the Kidde brand fire extinguishers in Nov 2017. People need to look at the Kidde website to determine if their fire extinguisher is on that list and they can get a free replacement. Better to be safe than not have a fire extinguisher work when needed.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Your point on the tire pressure can not be emphasized enough. You should check tire pressure every time before you start you RV adventure. Note: A standard passenger tire pressure gauge only reads to 50 psi. If you have a big RV with truck tires you will need a tire pressure gauge that can read to at least 120 psi. Great video. Thx.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Charmin ultra soft has been proven to break down better than the RV specific ones. There are a bunch of videos on it. I would be interested to get your take on it.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    My Airstream has a built in Reg. but I still use one at the faucet to protect my hose from over pressure.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Agreed on everything but the TP only needs to be septic safe period.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    One of those spray can fire extinguishers saved my trailer from an oven fire while broiling steaks.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Great tips. Superb presentation. Most of all, no loud, overbearing music with irritating, time wasting,
    dancing graphics introduction nonsense. Thanks for that too.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Been RVing for about 20 years now, campers, 5th wheels and more recent Class C Motorhome Have always used Kirkland Signature TP works awesome ,,Did the breakdown test at home broke down nice, One thing I would add to the list is called a Water Bandit, helps when you run into a hose with no ending on it, works perfect, Just push it on the end of the hose that has no connection and you can screw it in your RV if need be, Awsome list I use the Level Mate Pro aswell, greatest levelling invention, I like your vids,,to the point and no BS not looking for your 15 min of fame, thanks keep up the good work,

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Way to throw grandpa under the bus. ๐Ÿ˜› thanks for the vid!

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Great Video(s)! I wanted to let you know about something way better than using Bleach to clean up with… It's called Thieves! It has better cleaning ability and is plant based and GREEN! I would love to chat with you more about it.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    I would spray that bleach sanitizer up into the water spigot as well

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Jared, where did you get your zero-g hoses. I can not find5/8 did. in a 25 ft length. Great tips thanks for all you do for us.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    You forgot the "Magic Bullet" blender for making icy cocktails. Also some sort of stove top coffee percolator for dealing with the aftermath.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Thank You Jared for doing these videos, they are very valuable to this newbie. I'm getting ready to be a full timer after I sell my house. Looking forward to the new adventures.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    This video was awesome there are a few things that I can't believe I didn't think of lol

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Appreciate the info. If your black and/or gray tanks are larger than 27 gallons, how do you know when to dump into your portable dump tank to ensure you dont over fill? / have and accident?

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    The donut you mentioned is much more important nowdays. Some State parks require it.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Such great info! Thx so much. Will be going to the rv life in a year ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Thanks Jared! Awesome videos for us as we start out. Our site has 50 amp service with our trailer being 30 amp. Do I need a 50 amp surge protector and then a 50 to 30 conversion?

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Great video, Aqua-Kem blue is the best chemical for the black tank (in my opinion) and you can use any toilet paper as long as it says (safe for septic systems on the label) your good, rv toilet paper is too expensive and ruff! ( if you know what I mean… lol) We always would store our rv with the Aqua-Kem in all the drains too, it would keep the unit smelling great all the time! If you've ever been to an rv lot and seen a little blue color around the drain in the bottom of the sink, that's what that is…

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Lots of good info but you really missed it, as others have said, on the RV TP tip. Go to any RV forum (RV Dreamers) and search TP and the prevailing opinion is that most TP will work fine in your black tank. There is a test that is suggested: Place a sheet of TP in a glass of water and if it dissolves in a few minutes it is okay to use in an RV black water tank.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    I use a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide for sanitizing the water spigot and hose fittings. Works better than bleach.
    X-chocks instructions say not to use them as wheel chocks they are for stabilization only-I have a set. Also I have a set of those Camco yellow chocks and just noticed the other day that they have a "replace by" date on them. Mine said Replace by 2/2016. I assume the plastic probably deteriorates in sunlight. Going to replace them before my next trip.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    One comment I have come across multiple times that seems to make sense is that if a toilet paper is labeled septic tank safe, then it should be fine for an RV holding tank.ย  Most brands meet that requirement.ย 

    There is a YouTube channel called TankTechsRx where the channel owner has a business that cleans out RV holding tanks and resolves clog issues.ย  He mentioned in one video that he has cleaned over 13,000 tanks so he should know what he is talking about when it comes to RV tank issues.ย  Most of the videos cover a treatment product he sells (TankTechRx) but he has a 36 second video titled "Do I Have To Use Special RV Toilet Paper?" (June 23, 2017) that saysย no, special RV toilet paper is not needed.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Jared, I read some not so great things about the ZeroG hose. I actually read that it is not meant to be used with drinking water. I trust your reviews, hopefully you can look into that and verify if that is correct or not.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    I would not recommend a tire gauge like you showed, I would use a digital gauge but you still dont know if accurate but is better. Great video though, I took a lot of notes.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    Some good info. Sanitizing the water connection is a great idea that I had not thought of either. Using the bleach cleaner on the sewer line accessories is a great idea as well. Enjoyed the video.

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