General RV Center | Campground Basics – Setting Up Your RV


This video is a brief overview covering the basics of how to set up your RV at a campsite for the first time.

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20 replies
  1. Ger Ger
    Ger Ger says:

    Currently, have retired from RV life, cause of medical
    conditions and small retirement finances.

    My favorite is a small TOY HAULER;  because there's a lot of things you could do
    in the attached rear garage and if you don't get a fifth wheel toy hauler, just
    conventional toy hauler, you can always get a new TOW UNIT:  Truck or SUV; not out a lot of money compared
    to the class A or Class C motorhomes. Any types of RV Trailer is having a
    diversified RV portfolio.  I ENJOY  the garage portion, great protected garage- patio,
    plus some have bath tubs and frt kitchen in the floorplan. I hate galley
    kitchen, traffic flow issues. Garage is great storage for toys, or thro in air
    mattress, great sleeping. Slide outs are okay, but just another problem, when
    least expected. Solar panels are must have, better then generator….

    Class A Motorhomes okay if you're going to be mobile &
    lot of bank accounts for infinity of repairs. . They're very expensive to
    maintain,  they have a lot of toys on
    them,  so be ready for breakdowns,
    warranties are useless. Accessories are known to break break break… If you
    wreck them, Ins. are very poor to pay out!! Not many mechanics really know how
    to work on them, expensive $$ beast. Good mechanics are working in union auto
    garages, not RV garages. Diesels are smelly, both around the patio and smells
    lurk in to the units interiors.

    Class C motorhomes are very mobile to get around, sleeper
    over the cab is a waste of time : either too hot or too cold for good sleeping
    and if your senior, it's very risky getting in and out of there. Plus if
    there's two people sleeping up there, the frame over the cab really can't
    support much activity.  Class C is more
    affordable, less toys on them compared to the Class A & the upkeep is
    considerable less, plus USA parks are designed to fit class C, not class A.

    I would prefer a truck frame chassis with a trailer attached
    to it, because if you don't like the truck frame chassis,  always get another one, just remove the
    trailer, get a new Chev /Ford truck frame,  and attach the trailer on to the frame.. Engines
    are up front, so repairs are much easier.

    I have:  Class A,
    Trailer and Truck camper.  Truck / SUV
    are the only two of all of the above mentioned units, which have Lemon Law
    Protections. RV in general, carry no help from the courts and RV warranties,
    are collection of A-Z products and not insured by one manufacturer. My trailer
    is great for long length stays in the desert, Class A is okay, but expensive
    for interstate traveling and my camper has over 500,000 miles on it, as this is
    my weekend RV and gets a lot of usage. Wish my camper had a Murphy Bed,  hate the over head sleeper and most of the
    time, sleep on floor. Store my units on my property and visit them daily.
    Ageing, lack of finances,  is not our
    friend for RV’s and traveling. Remember, RV’s are not loved by everyone, there
    is equal love/ hate for RV’s, as many call us trailer trash. Many cultures invading
    USA are not warm/fussy towards RV’s. Stellar boondocking is great, when
    traveling day to day. Prefer to pay to park and received full hookups and use
    the unit, which is was intended for: FULL HOOKUPS. Remember, there is no LEMON
    LAW to protect RV units, so off road n boon-dock with caution, as the units are
    built very fragile & not intended for moon terrain walking. Snow n freezing
    temps, are not RV best friend, no matter how they are rated, they have no LEMON
    LAW protection against severe low temps.

    Here is a question for all RV owners: Do you advertise your
    bank account finances to the world? Reply: No. So why advertise the cost of
    your RV to the world, via fancy paint jobs, luxury tow units, luxury tow boats,
    chrome everything/ anything.  RV’s who
    advertise their wealth, are only advertising  to the nation, I have arrived in wealth and
    heck with your thoughts. Flashy RV’s ruin lifestyles for everyone. Stellar
    & non-monochromatic downplayed units, fit in everywhere and are less
    offensive to the nation, which do not have RV’s. We live in a country of
    extreme biases. Less is really more, when traveling and exploring USA.

    I belong to this free library, allows me to pick up books
    for free, anywhere in the USA and return to any location. Every city has this
    and is free and better then internet books. I have spent days in parking lots,
    using Wifi for free, when many stores and restaurants provide it for free.

  2. Cruzn vso
    Cruzn vso says:

    Awesome basic instruction. I just bought a camper trailer (first time RV owner) and was terrified I'd never figure out how to set everything up. You definitely helped relieve that anxiety… Thanks a Million.

  3. Spliffty
    Spliffty says:

    thank you for the informative video. i just got my own class c camper and i plan to go full time living, and i couldnt have asked for a better lesson on the basics of the plumbing and all that.

  4. J Alexander
    J Alexander says:

    We are beginners at this. Thank you for this informative video. You had mentioned that you can flush the tanks while at a RV resort. It wasn't clear. When you attach the adapter to the sewer hose, to flush the tanks, how are you putting fresh water into the black and gray water tanks If I don't have a hose connection?

  5. armstronglance
    armstronglance says:

    Thanks for posting this video, you had a lot of valuable tips that I haven't seen in other video posts.
    We just bought a 2015 RV and I need all the tips and advice I can get! 🙂


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