8 Items I Wish I Had On My Very First RV Trip! (Must-Have RV Supplies)

I recently got a good deal on an RV — and I couldn’t wait to hit the dusty trail and unplug for a few days! As a first-time RVer, there are a few things that I had overlooked. Take it from me, here are 8 must-have RV supplies you’ll want to take on your first RV trip… things I wish I had remembered to pack!

RV Resale Value: 10 Things That Increase The Value Of Your RV

RV resale value is a tricky thing. Because RV dealers are looking for trade-ins that still look like they just drove off the lot last week. And personal RV buyers may not have the same appreciation for what you think looks good inside an RV, or for the add-on features that you believe enhance RV life on the road. That said, there are a few things you can do to get more money for it when it comes time to sell your RV! Here are 5 ways to get a higher trade-in value from an RV dealer + 5 ways to get a higher RV resale value when selling your RV privately.

Used RV Values: 10 Things That Decrease The Value Of Your RV

See how much your RV is worth (RV values explained), plus the top 10 things that decrease the value of your RV. The biggest takeaways here are: 1) Seriously consider every single change you want to make to your camper BEFORE you make it, and 2) Evaluate the degree to which that change could be detrimental to your RV’s resale value (because not everyone will appreciate what you happen to like). So… pick the best RV for your needs from the get-go. Then, get out there and use it (rather than keep it parked). Take care of your camper… and use it!

Travel Weather Insurance: How Does It Work?

How do you feel about gambling on the weather? If you’re afraid that your event or travel plans might get canceled due to the weather, you can buy weather insurance to protect you. Travel weather insurance protects both your event and your travel from delays and cancellations due to bad weather! (Includes rain insurance, snow insurance, temperature insurance, wind insurance, severe adverse weather and event cancellation insurance, as well as travel insurance and trip insurance.

How To Equip Your RV For Self-Rescue [In Case Your RV Gets Stuck In Mud, Sand, Grass, Or Ruts]

Every RVer will eventually make the mistake of turning down a road or path that won’t support their rig. The desire to explore remote camping locations makes the chance of getting stuck a real danger. It happened to me! Since then, I carry some specific RV gear and equipment with me at all times. See my list of RV self-rescue gear you need. Plus tips that I’ve learned firsthand to help you get out of a bad situation when you’re stuck in your RV.

Chilton vs Haynes Auto Repair Manuals: Which Is The Best For DIYers?

The top 2 auto repair manuals are Chilton manuals and Haynes repair manuals. As a DIYer working on your own vehicle, you’ll need to decide which one will serve your needs best. I can help by showing you how these 2 popular auto repair manuals are different from one another — with examples. See the one MAJOR difference between Chilton vs. Haynes manuals and which one most DIYers prefer.

How Long Does An RV Last? See The Life Expectancy Of Everything Inside Your RV

Just like the items inside your house, RV components have a certain life expectancy. Following is a list of all the items in and on your RV — and their expected lifespan. Items are listed in the order they are most likely to wear out, with time ranges showing the approximate number of years each item typically lasts. The list includes all major RV components — from the drivetrain and electronics to slideouts, roof vents, toilets, refrigerators, and more! A checklist of RV repair issues that you should be prepared for + DIY tips to make things last longer.