What are some of the best books out there for someone who wants to learn everything possible about an rv. Things like what is what, how does it work, how do you maintain it, how do you fix it, winterization, tips and tricks, etc.
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In April we were newbies, knowing nothing about RVs. Today, we look back on a successful summer of travel, over 5,000 miles with the trailer. And thanks to this Forum, we were fully prepared, we had no surprises.
Anne and Steve
Silverado 1500 4x4 Extended Cab
I agree with Spirit Deer about "The RVer's Bible".
Its subtitle is "Everything You Need to Know About Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Your RV". It contains a lot of good, general information, and contains enough detail to blow a total novice away, but doesn't go into anything in great depth.
Try it. Then come back to this forum and do a lot of reading and ask a lot of questions.
One thing. If you are new to the forum, note the little spy glass at the top, right corner of the page. This is a search icon and you can get a lot of answers by doing a search first instead of asking a question which might have been ask last month. If you can't find it, then ask. There are a lot of good people only too happy to help you out.
2004 GMC 3500(SRW) w/ 8.1/Allison, Ext Cab, Long Bed
Pull Rite Super 5th, Prodigy, CustomFlow V-tailgate, Rhino-lined
2000 Sunnybrook 30RKFS 1-Slide 5th Wheel
I have to agree with both turboladybug and bluesky. I learn more from these forums than I ever could from books but on the road and disconnected from the Internet it's good to have a decent book. And RV Repair & Maintenance Manual is the best I've seen.
The RV Handbook is another good book. More of a beginner's guide than the more detailed RV Repair & Maintenance Manual.
Don't forget manuals that come with the RV.
*This Message was edited on 20-Oct-02 05:50 PM by cmoehle*
The RVer's Bible, by Kim and Sunny Baker. Check for used books at www.half.com or www.ebay.com.
What we did was hit our library system's website and ordered all the RV books they had through inter-library loan. It was quite a stack. We ended up only buying the one mentioned above. The rest just didn't seem useful for us to own. Borrowing from the library saved a ton of money in books we would have been disappointed with if we'd have bought them.
1983 Itasca Sunflyer moho (Arvie) (big toy)
2005 Chevy Astro
2005 Palomino Mustang (Sally) (slightly smaller toy)
I've only been a member here for a few months but its unbelievable how much info you can pick up here. The folks on this forum helped me enormously to get ready for my most recent multi-week RV adventure.
Having said that, one terrific little publication that I love is "The Exit Authority" a book dealing with which businesses are at which offramps of the Interstates. Need a gas station? How about a Waffle House or a Wendys?