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Wilfred

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Are there any reccomended books to read as one begins to sample the rv/motorhome world? Driving a truck is not new to me, BUT I don't know a million things like draining blackwater (I guess you wear gloves, but what kind?), greywater, flushing tanks, leveling, etiquette (sp?),driving with the propane cooling the refrigerator, etc..

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Here are a few places.
http://www.rvbookstore.com/new.html

Also over at Trailer Life. If this link works
If not. Just go to there site and "Books"

http://www.tldirectory.com/shop/display.cfm?categoryID=1&CFID=7606967&CFTOKEN=60355365

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Use the search function in this forum. Most all of the basic RV'ing questions have been gone over in detail. That is the best advise I can give you. Read Motorhome,Trailer life, or other RV magazine. Join Good Sam RV Club and you will receive Highway magazine a source of a lot of great information.


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What I did was engage the online search engine at our library's website and ordered every book about RVs and camping I could find in our regional system. Of the dozen or so I read, only one was worth owning IMO. It's called The RVer's Bible by Kim and Sunny Baker. Loads of info on a wide variety of RVing topics. So I went to half.com and bought it for about $8. I'm really glad I didn't buy a ton of books that sounded good but weren't.

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A few books we found to have some good information are:
The RV Handbook, Essential How-To Guide for the RV Owner by Bill Estes.
RV Repair & Maintenance Manual (sorry I don't have author, it is RV)
Complete Guide to Full-Time RVing by Bill and Jan Moeller
10 Minute Tech, put out by Trailer Life gives a lot of good information also.

Another couple good books you can find on the Escapees website (http://www.escapess.com are:
Encyclopedia for RVers and Survival of the Snowbirds by Joe and Kay Pererson

These are some books we have found to provide a lot of information and worth buying. I am sure there are others that are very good also.
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Wilfred,

The educational videos mentioned can be found at www.rveducation101.com They cover everything you need to know from the time you leave home until your trip is over. Happy camping


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Try some of the online resources. One that I like is by Mark Nemeth who went full time for a few years. He works for 'Escapees' now and has just updated his website. It has some really good information. You can link to it at http://bart.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/.

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Get Idiots GUide to Rving and Rving Basics. Both excellent books. I bought them this year for our first Rving experience and they are great!

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Thanks for the replies. I went to Amazon and bought most of your suggestions from their used book area - saved a bundle and got good service. Have been reading up a storm. Checklists seem to be important, I am working on combining important items from several. Will be leaving for Florida (from Maryland) on 4/14. Thanks again.

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