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Old 06-08-2015, 06:12 AM   #1
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New to RVing, tips welcomed

We just bought a new sunseeker, 3010DS. Any tips on operating and utilizing all the things that come with it. We just discovered the outside speakers, that is how new we are at this.


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Old 06-08-2015, 06:57 AM   #2
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Mike....not too long ago I was in your shoes...new to me rig...new to me Everything about using that rig... and a very thick user manual.

Wife and I went around the exterior first. Opened every bay door....and looked at everything. If we could not immediately determine what it did....we looked it up right on the spot. We then tested it....and moved along. It took all morning to go thru the features. But we did....and it was a good learning event. I still have to review the owners manual from time to time....but I get there less and less.

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Old 06-08-2015, 11:43 AM   #3
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There are two threads you NEED to read. The first one here is "10 things to carry with you" which there's a lot more than ten, but some really great suggestions depending on where you are in the U.S.
The other one will tell you all the things your GOING to do.. before you do them. We all have.
Top 10 items you should carry in a new RV.

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Old 06-09-2015, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips. I appreciate the help.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:58 AM   #5
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Check your house batteries to make sure is at the right voltages. In speaking with others this is a check we do not do. Some dealers do not do maintenance on the batteries or keep up with them. People go inside and start checking things out like slides, jacks etc. If the shore line is plug in and you check the battery it would show full but when you unplug you see that you don't have enough power to crank the gen.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:13 PM   #7
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The dollar store is your friend. Ant traps for every outside compartment and where the cord goes if it's not a plug in type. Fabric softener, cheap really smelly stuff for the toilet between uses it seals the toilet drain smells good and keeps stuff from sticking to the tank walls. We uses 3-4 cups every weekend. Little bins and baskets not to mention some tools. Rubber matts for the shelves and drawers to keep stuff from moving around and quiet. Thermometer for the fridge, freezer and oven. Ceramic tile for the oven put your pan on it when you put the food in the oven it helps slow the burning process down. The tile goes in the same time as the food. Camper ovens suck by the way but can be useful with practice. Longer times lower temps seem to help also.

On and on and on! Oh yeah enjoy!

One of these or similar to know where your voltage is

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Old 06-13-2015, 06:26 PM   #8
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Most Important: Remember that you and yours are in a very small space. So, be courteous and step outside everytime you have to pass gas. If you don't, you may be paying for an airline ticket home for her/him before you finish you trip.

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