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Old 09-21-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Going to live in the RV what do I need to know?

I am being relocated to Memphis area. I will stay in our RV for about 6 months as I will take my 2 GSd's with me.
I am looking at staying at the Agricenter RV park as it is close to my work.
The RV park is about 5 miles from work so I can run home at lunch to let the pups out.
Any advise would be great as it seems like a long time to stay in the RV!
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I know that I will need to add some sort of heat to the water compartment and the compartment where the water pump is located.
What are the suggestions for that?
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We stayed in a park downtown right off a main highway. Maybe you can look for reviews from other dog parents. The one downtown was not fancy, but it was fine. The owner was an older lady. Slightly eccentric, but loves dogs. Also, pack the bare essentials. When you bring stuff along, it's there for the long haul. I overpacked! Memphis roads are tricky too! GPS would be good. Have fun!
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We stayed in a park downtown right off a main highway. Maybe you can look for reviews from other dog parents. The one downtown was not fancy, but it was fine. The owner was an older lady. Slightly eccentric, but loves dogs. Also, pack the bare essentials. When you bring stuff along, it's there for the long haul. I overpacked! Memphis roads are tricky too! GPS would be good. Have fun!

Thanks, we went up this weekend and the roads are all over the place.


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I guess I should share that I will be in a 2004 Pace Arrow 37c. It is a nice unit and works. A little bigger than the average NY apartment....lol


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i was going to say be ready to down size and well ur right it is biggerf than alot of apartments...lol

the wife and i lived fulltime in our 30ftr fleetwood for a year,,,with our standard poodle and german shepard that got togethewr and had a litter of 10 shepadoodles,,,awsome dogs,,,---now we are planning to full time in a vintage tt with the shepard,poodle and one of the pups we kept and then there is sadie our walker fox hound,,,lol...
gonna be a tight fit but we dont need much and are happy living in that style..you will be amazed on how little you actually need ....we do however have a nice size kennel for our dogs and are always making sure they have what they need to be healthy and happy..
best of luck to you ...
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Protect your outside water connection from freezing temps. Don't leave the grey valve open all the time as the 'dribbles' could freeze and back up.

With a motorhome you might have to rent a large auxiliary propane tank and use a quick connect - unless you plan on moving the motorhome when you need propane and you'll be going through a lot of propane if you run your furnace all the time.

Have confidence that your dogs don't bark while you're at work or the park will have issues.

Otherwise, you're good to go. Good luck!
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Get your pups crate-trained so they will be safe while you are gone. The inside of the RV will also be safe.
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How do you keep the black, gray, and drinking water tanks from Freezing?
Also, how to protect the water line?
Is it enough to wrap in insulation, or is it best to use heat tape?
As far as heat goes in the winter if I use the 2 furnaces how long will the 30 gallons of propane last?
I am sure I will have a few more questions, but will start my full time lifestyle in 7 days!!
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What are GSd's ?
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What are GSd's ?
I'm guessing German Shepard Dogs?
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Yes, that is correct!
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How do you keep the black, gray, and drinking water tanks from Freezing?
Also, how to protect the water line?
Is it enough to wrap in insulation, or is it best to use heat tape?
You may want to enclose the area beneath the coach and place a safe heat source in there. You will definitely want heat tape on your water line. Some cold weather tips: Link
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That link has some good info. Thanks for sharing it.
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