The best advice that I can give is to add details that will help folks better answer your questions. If you prefer Full Hook Ups vs. boondocking, back roads vs. expressways, shortest route vs. most scenic, type and length of your RV in campground questions.
In the "what to see and do" category, what do you like to see and do? History, amusement parks, beautiful views, hard core hiking, factory tours, etc.
And if you need directions, "Columbus" doesn't help much without OH, GA, or IN behind it.
X2 Be specific, if you can. Folks here have the widest range of expertise you can imagine.
1988 Mallard class c 24' Chevy chassis 350 cu gas.
When I was 16, I knew everything, and if you had asked me then, I would have told you so, now 50 years later, I've found that I don't know as much as I thought I did about anything, not to shy to ask a question if it will help me learn something.
2007 Forester 2941DS
2005 KIA Spectra
Zamboni, Long Haired Mini Dachshund
You can have my RV, when you pry my cold dead fingers from the Steering Wheel
I too am an old camper guy from back in the 50's. Did mostly tent camping up until around 2008. I had lots of stupid questions when converting to wheeled trailers but mainly just kept reading comments and got the most of them answered. It all runs in the camping seasons from starting up in the spring until you close things down in the late fall. You can almost predict the questions.
I still get into trouble for being longer winded then I probably should be but I just hate these short five word comments like "You can't do that" and thats all you get. I like to read the details. If it starts out "after I first hooked up my battery, it ......" really gives you a big clue where to start looking hehe... The other comments I sometimes see starts out with something like this "Has anyone ever installed any LED lights...." When you search the forum for LEDs you get many thousands of posts hehe... Apparenty someone had installed some LEDs You still try to answer the newbys questions...
I learned to always keep my comments in "this is what I have done" frame of mind or I really get jumped on by all the Sheriffs on here... Seems like alot of folks on here feel like they have been hired as a lawyer for the campers that just posted something. I get jumped on somewhat on here by these lawyer types (Sheriffs) as I will call them because I have added more info than the posted had asked for. When this happens I just smile to myself and delete my post and go on I guess...
Here lately I have been seeing comments passed my way that I am snobish or something like that describing things I have done with my so called fancy OFF-ROAD POPUP camper. My working world was a professional systems engineer and I traveled all over the southern part of the US (GA to CALIF) doing this. I only know the one way to do things and would never think of duct tape and bailing wire to fix things. I guess alot of folks want to patch things up rather than fix them so I catch alitle pressure from thinking my way of doing things is the only way. When this happens I just bite my tongue, then delete my post, and go on I guess...
Now all of you know how to shut me up haha...
My Posts are IMHO based on my experiences - PM me Roy and Carolyn
RETIRED DOAF/DON/DOD/CONTR RADIO TECH (42yrs)
K9PHT (Since 1957) 146.52M
2010 F150, 5.4,3:73 Gears,SCab
2008 Starcraft 14RT EU2000i GEN
2005 Flagstaff 8528RESS
When I dipped my toe into RV-ing last year (the only previous experience was a friend of my mom's who had a pop up), I knew pretty much nothing. I'm sure there are hundreds of dumb questions I've asked (especially in figuring out a generator setup for boondocking), but if the question isn't an obvious troll ("do I put the output hose from the macerator pump to the city water, or is it OK to just have it dump in the FW tank"), I don't think it irritates too many people.
I have learned a lot, and it has saved me a ton of money as opposed to doing the mistakes.