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Are you a Rookie RVer in Reno Nevada?

Are you a Rookie RVer in Reno Nevada?

Are you planning an RV trip that the whole family will remember for years to come in Reno Nevada? Here are helpful tips to help you prepare for your dream RV vacation.

rv 3According to an article at, “RV Travel and RV Camping Tips

Plan an RV Trip Tip #1: Prepare Your Navigational Guides

One of the best parts about taking RV trips is the spontaneity and adventure that’s involved.  RV enthusiasts love the freedom offered by the open road—there’s a certain pleasure in going where you want, when you want. It does help, however, to have a solid plan in place if it’s your first time planning an RV trip. If you know exactly where you’re heading, find the route that’ll offer you and your family the best opportunities to explore interesting sights. Browse through RV travel guides and search on the Internet to find the best campgrounds and most popular attractions on your journey.

Make sure you bring along appropriate road maps and even a GPS system as well. Don’t forget—you can still enjoy an adventurous and spontaneous RV trip even after some careful planning! Notice an interesting museum or a sporting event on the way? Your family can stop by and have a great, memorable time.

Plan an RV Trip Tip #2: Setting up at a Campground

We’ve heard the same question and over and over again here at Beckley’s from newcomers to the RV lifestyle—“How should I set up at an RV campground?” Here are the steps to keep in mind:

Step 1: Find your camping spot and check to make sure the hookups are close enough to the trailer for the hoses and the electrical plug to reach. Remember to chock the tires so the trailer doesn’t roll while you are setting it up.

Step 2: Unhitch the trailer. Note that there are slight variations in unhitching methods depending on the type of hitch you have. Undo the safety chains, sway bars, and the electrical connection to the tow vehicle and stow them out of the way. Generally, you unlock the hitch and raise the tongue jack until the ball releases.

Step 3: Level the trailer. You should lower the tongue hitch until the trailer looks level from front to back—use a carpenter’s level to check.

Step 4: Set the corner jacks. Mechanical jacks typically pull out from their travel position and then down. Be sure to check for level and adjust the jacks with the rod your dealer provided with them.

Step 5: Hook up the trailer. You should turn off the circuit breaker on the shore hookup box and connect the electrical power cord to the box. Then, turn the circuit breaker back on and attach a water pressure regulator to the hookup box water outlet and connect the white water house to the regular. You also need to insert the water hose into the sewer opening.

Step 6: Go inside your RV and make sure all the connections are working properly. Fill water tanks and light any pilot lights. Switch the refrigerator to AC power if it’s been running off the battery as you towed. Open the valve on the black water tanks to empty them if necessary—remember to close the valve once you are finished.

Step 7: Deploy the slides if your travel trailer has them—have a spotter available to make sure the slides don’t hit surrounding trees, picnic tables, the post for the hookups, or any other obstacles.

Step 8: Set up the satellite dish, awning, and any outside furniture you use.”

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