TOP 10 LESSONS for RV NEWBIES // Full Time RV Living



TOP 10 LESSONS for RV LIVING NEWBIES

Today we’re talking all about lessons we wish we knew before beginning RV Living. And, to get a great scope of experiences, we teaming up with the Vibe Tribe to create this video!

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28 thoughts on “TOP 10 LESSONS for RV NEWBIES // Full Time RV Living

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Thank you for making your videos so efficient. You don't ramble and take 30 minutes to tell us what can be said in 15.

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Would love to hear , know more on the Mobil Rv Tec someone talked about.

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    I have started almost full time RVing in my Honda Pilot. I’m waiting for my travel trailer to be completed. One thing that surprised me about traveling around the country is that everyone is driving 100 mph. Two years ago when I drove across country everyone was only going 90 mph. I’m 65 now and I just don’t want to go fast anymore but I don’t want to get in anyone’s way either. And don’t get me started on the big rigs. Driving is just so stressful now.

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Love the collab videos! Can't wait to be in one eventually. We are hitting the road in about a week! 😀

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Definitely have experienced some of these things and could have prevented them if we had known! haha but sometimes learning as you go helps you out! Love the collab and look forward to seeing more!

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    There are three areas that come to mind where folks said they were caught by surprise after getting an RV. 

    First is how fast the water goes when out camping off the grid.  I have seen where they started off with a full tank of water and it was all gone by the next day.  it takes a while to learn water conservation when boondocking. 

    Second, is a lack of understanding of tires and load carrying.  New timers are totally unaware how marginal some of the tires are that come with a new coach and once told, are reluctant to accept the information.  They find it hard to believe a manufacturer would do that.  There are YouTuber channels of new timers running the original tires saying they are ok because they look good and do not realize that tires can be failing internally even when the exterior looks like new.  Some of them ultimately post a video of their tire failure experience.  That can be an expensive lesson to learn, both safety wise and damage to the coach. 

    Third, many think once they buy the rig all is well and are unaware that many of the coaches are built to a minimum standard.  That works for the once or twice a year weekend use of a short distance but anyone intending to use the rig a lot needs to realize that many of the components will be upgraded over time.  Spending does not stop after leaving the dealership.  I think I now have more money over the years in various upgrades to the suspension, electrical and other components then I initially spent on the trailer and it is a good brand.  Two reasons come to mind for this.  One is the manufacturer is trying to reach a price point with a product with a lot of appeal so they save on items where they can.  The other is customers are demanding to have as large of a rig as possible, being towed with as small of a vehicle as possible.  That means building a trailer light in weight and one way to achieve that is with minimal light weight materials.  I can look at many of the new models and they are just not as substantial overall compared to the average models of some years ago.

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    I got lucky, all my 'I wish I had' didnt happen because I did in fact get educated. But what I see the most from others is this: 'know what to do for freezing!'.

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    I wish I would have known that you need to run the generator every day or have solar panels to avoid killing the house battery – even if you think you are barely using any of the battery.

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Another great one (and I'm not just saying that because we're in it)! Funny that our thing we wish we known before hand was about maintenance. Yesterday we just found out we have to pay $5,000 to replace the deck on our Cyclone!!

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Once again, such useful info☺. I DO wish Tony had elaborated a bit on the 'to bring or not to bring' TOOLS! I keep 2nd guessing my own choices and would love to hear the voices of experience BEFORE I leave😊.

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    May be you could tell us what would make up a good tool kit to have .

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    SUPER video — brings back some of my own "key learnings…" — and I'm still learning! Safe travels, my friends!

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    To bring or not to bring is the question. I have already packed one suitcase 30kgs of necessities I will need in the RV. I bringing them from France. Its about $150 for the shipping but I worked out how much it would cost me to buy everything there and it would be a lot more, and I already have the stuff anyway. Im buying an "as new" refurbished Class C so hopefully won't need too many tools, but what basics should I bring/buy?
    BTW thanks Kyle for the entertaining Sunday Session

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Thanks for that,,when are you gonna start working on the inside of the camper trailer,,,

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    Great content! Really love you guys. Thank you to the guests on your show. They were all terrific. We can relate to the clothes issue. What were we thinking? Way, way over packed. Lol!

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    You guys are the best, but it’s great to hear so many perspectives. And this way you don’t have to rehash these popular intro topics yourselves. I hope this series has legs.

    I’d love to see that guy’s list of the tools he brought but didn’t need, and needed but didn’t bring. Although I’m sure it varies by rig.

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