There are probably others, but after a wonderful three months, thought I might share a few wisdoms and lessons learned as a newbie in this new lifestyle:
10) Rest areas have one principle purpose for those with a bladder over 55 years of age and it isnít rest.
9) Donít leave the hose out, even if you disconnect it, when the temperature is less that 30 degrees (-1 degree C for my Canadian friends).
8) Never attempt to pull into or back into a camping space before inspecting the area fully. Your Entegra Anthem costs about $7500 per foot, exactly the cost per foot associated with fixing problems because you didn't inspect your site.
7) Never think you can park your RV without the help of your spotter (otherwise known as DW or DH).
6) Never chastise your spotter for not being in the right place or guiding you poorly to the mark for fear that you may next be parking without the spotter (otherwise known as DW or DH). See result in 8) above.
5) Recognize your coach is no longer ďnewĒ when you leave the lot. Enjoy it while taking care of it, but donít get so enamored with it that you donít use it.
4) Donít beat yourself up too bad when you use it and you get your first scratch. If you donít have one, it is only because you havenít ďusedĒ the coach enough.
3) When the weather person says 30-40 mph on the nose, pull over to save yourself about 3.5 mpg.
2) When the weather person says 30-40 mph crosswind, park it. The life you save may be your own; otherwise you save about 5 years of your life(stress) and 3.5 mpg.
1) The people you meet and the places you take the time to fully appreciate far outweigh the cost or driving to time to get there. This is a great life.