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Old 02-05-2015, 08:53 PM   #1
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So I am brand new to Rving, just bought a 2015 Coachmen Catalina 27' 273BH. It is a pretty nice TT I must say. Anyway, I am active duty military and due to waiting for PCS orders, I am going to live in the RV for a few months until I can get back to my wife in san Antonio. So are there any good tips for living full time for a while? I purchased a DTV Sat dish for tv so that will help. But any other good tips would be appreciated.
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What part of the country are you in now? I don't know if I can offer any advice, but I will definitely thank you for your service to our country!
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If ur in a warm part of the country you should be ok by yourself. ..read this form often u will learn alot. Make sure you understand all the systems in ur TT. Do not leave your black tank drain open. It us not a sewer pipe, it is a tank and if u leave it open the liquids drain leaving the solids behind. Thats trouble. If it gets below freezing disconnect your water supply and work from your tank. That rig probably isn't insulted very well, u made need to supplement with electric heat. Keep reading. Good luck and thanks for serving!
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x2 for serving. Agree with a ceramic heater and a small dehumidifier. Water inside the RV is your enemy. A 4" PVC between the head board and the mattress if you have the room. Walls and windows sweating is your first indicator. And please don't forget the beer! Welcome to the forum.
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Spend some time searching this forum and you should get most, if not all your questions answered. If you are in an area that gets cold, pay particular attention to things others have done to survive without freezing up. A few comments on a forum like this only scratch the surface for a newbie.
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I spent 8 weeks in mine when it was new, while waiting for our home to sell. It's not bad, but watch the humidity inside... as others have said. I needed 2 air-conditioners because mine was in Texas in the middle of summer... Other than that, it was just fine.


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Welcome.

Good advice on the tanks. I leave both tanks closed and empty the black then the gray to flush the hose.

It would help if we knew the part of the country you are living in. Winter tips are significantly different than summer tips.
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I have a niece in the Army and a Brother who served in National Guard and my Father saw action in korea so again I thank you for putting YOUR life on the line for ALL of us stay safe. I keep RID-X in the bathroom where most of the moisture is. if you see a lot of condensation on the windows in the early morning you may need to buy a dehumidifier but with that I found comes the balancing act so your not waking up with a dry throat in the middle of the night.

good luck and enjoy your mobile mansion.....
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Right now in western TN. Thank you.





QUOTE=RedRaider93;2413577]What part of the country are you in now? I don't know if I can offer any advice, but I will definitely thank you for your service to our country![/QUOTE]
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x2 for serving. Agree with a ceramic heater and a small dehumidifier. Water inside the RV is your enemy. A 4" PVC between the head board and the mattress if you have the room. Walls and windows sweating is your first indicator. And please don't forget the beer! Welcome to the forum.
Will never forget the beer. My TT has both electric and gas water heater so that is a big reason I bought it...I had ceramic heaters but sold them guess I'll get a new one.
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Welcome.

Good advice on the tanks. I leave both tanks closed and empty the black then the gray to flush the hose.

It would help if we knew the part of the country you are living in. Winter tips are significantly different than summer tips.
Right now for the next 4-5 months I'll be in Memphis, TN.
so really cold off and on. It is winterized right now as I do not begin living in it until the 22d
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