Is RV camping possible with a car or SUV?
Yes, there are plenty of small, light-weight trailers available that can be easily pulled behind a full-size car, SUV, Truck and Van that have been fitted for towing capabilities. The most common type used for light vehicles is the Folding Trailer.
Is an RV a good option as cheap, stationary housing?
An RV is typically not the cheapest option for housing. Even with an inexpensive unit, the costs of maintaining an RV, site rental, electricity, and propane will be at or very near the same as rent for a small apartment. In addition, an RV will require more time and money to maintain than an apartment, eating into your savings. We have met individuals who live very frugally in small RV`s, but these are the exceptions—the lifestyle changes required to make this a reality would be considered too harsh by most.
How often should I Wax or Detail my RV?
Most manufactures of quality waxes say their products last for an average of 6 months. But why would you wait for your wax to be completely GONE before applying more? We recommend to wax your RV every 3 months, unless you feel it requires more.
Furthermore, Black, Red and other dark colored cars may require extra attention and need to be waxed every 2 months or more – depending on the circumstances. You can be the best judge of that just by paying attention to your rig.
When should I recharge the A/C on my camper roof?
You should never have to recharge the A/C unit at all unless there is damage to the unit that allowed freon to leak out.
There is some care that needs to be done to A/C units.
- Cleaning the filters on the return air system.
- From the roof, inspect the back of the a/c unit. The fins need to be kept undamaged. Some times tree branches will rub against them and bend them. If you are very careful you can straighten them out.
Also, if you have a heat strip, make sure you don`t have the setting on for heat. This will sometimes cause you to think something is wrong, when there`s not.
Give the air a head start on the heat of the day. To offset heat gain:
- Close windows and blinds.
- Limit use of entrance doors.
- Use awnings.
- Avoid heat-producing appliances.
Make sure outside power supply is not below 108 volts.
What types of RV etiquette I should know before I pull into an RV campground?
An RV campground is very similar to a regular neighborhood. For the most part, RV etiquette involves basic courtesy and common sense.
Being a good neighbor at a campground means keeping your hookup neat and quiet. Loud music and barking dogs are definitely not welcome at campgrounds. By the same token, litter and foul-smelling garbage is not appreciated either.
Many RVers are early-risers, so allow your neighbors to get their rest once the sun goes down. If you arrive at a campground at night, dim your headlights and hold down the noise as you set up. RVers often stake out their hookups with a chair or a folding table. That means they`ll be back and you should look elsewhere for a spot to camp.
Above all, extend a hand of friendship to your fellow RVers. You`ll be surprised just how helpful and considerate they can be.
Do we allow washing your RV onsite?
Yes, we do allow you to wash your RV as long as you use a spray nosel. We also can recommend someone that will come in professionally and do it for you, for a fee.
Do we have local RV repair companies?
Yes, we do have local RV repair companies that will come directly to your site and assist you.