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Old 03-16-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Question Any book recommendations for newbies on TT care/ownership?

We just bought a travel trailer. I am super excited and cant wait to use it.

However, I am a little blown away by all of the electrical, sewage, towing, ect things one must know to properly use the trailer.

I really need some sort of book to teach me what to do. I am worried I am going to do something wrong and screw things up.

I would love suggestions!
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Sort of an insulting name, but these guides are pretty good for a beginner:
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Also, search this forum for much information useful to RVers!
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:04 PM   #3
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Congratulation on your new trailer. It's going to be fun learning all about it.

You can look at this site to give you some good books.

Recommended RV eBooks - RV Basics .com

Best of luck and Happy Trails!!
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You might try Mark Polk host of RV Education 101. He has a number of free videos on YouTube as well as his website.
RV Education 101 - videos, DVDs, books, tips and information for RVers
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RV means 'Recreational Vehicle' which includes everything from a pop up to a Class A. Setting up in a campground is the same for all size RVs mostly.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:11 PM   #6
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Congrats on the new RV, after a few trips you will be able to handle most everything with confidence. Some things sound complicated but it is really about getting out and using it and experimenting with all the gadgets ect. Also if you develop a list of what to do in what order you will be less likely to mess anything up. Like anything else when something goes wrong learn how to fix it so you don't repeat the issue, or if it does come up you will know what to do. That will make you enjoy the RV'ing experience even more. Good Luck and have many safe and happy travels.
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I was never any good at book lernin. I am more a hands on type of guy. There are a few search engines that will pop up a good electrical block diagram. But dont look too hard at it. Most RVs are built to a block diagram, not a specific schematic. Same for the plumbing systems. IMHO you would be better off saving the money you would spend on books and teach yourself about each system one at a time
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Books aren't needed. You learn a lot on the initial walk through and by cruising these forums and watching videos on youtube. First trip out and you'll be a pro!
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Books aren't needed. You learn a lot on the initial walk through and by cruising these forums and watching videos on youtube. First trip out and you'll be a pro!

Exactly.. When my buddy got his first TT I told him to setup and break down in his driveway go around the block back in and do it again and if your not familiar with towing find a big lot to practice backing in good luck
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I find it humorously ironic that someone would use the internet to ask about a book on a forum that either has all the information you could ever want about the entirety of the RV lifestyle, or can find it for you.

It's all right here: http://www.irv2.com/forums/
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As obvious from some of the replies, different people learn by different methods. Some like to learn by doing, some like to read a description, others don't mind searching a forum. Don't think we need to judge any one method is better than another.
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Judging? No.

One definition of irony is "a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result."

It's all right here. You can't ask a book a question and get five perfectly great answers in a couple of hours or less than a day, but you can do that on IRV2.

In fact, the OP already has.
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Folks say these things are made to keep outdoors... In my opinion, they're not. They're made to last... until the warranty expires. Sun and rain are your travel trailer's enemies. Mine is over 4 years old and still looks very good. That's because I keep it in covered storage. It still shines when I wash it, and the decals are not fading, cracking, or peeling. I see others that I know are only a couple of years old, and they're already chalking on the front caps and look much older than mine.


My advise is to spend the money to rent covered storage. Your trailer will last longer, leak less, and look better... longer. Congrats on the new unit.
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I find it humorously ironic that someone would use the internet to ask about a book on a forum that either has all the information you could ever want about the entirety of the RV lifestyle, or can find it for you.

It's all right here: http://www.irv2.com/forums/
I wont have the internet to search for answers when I am out camping. I dont have that sort of phone. Always nice to have book you can flip open and look for answers to questions.
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