Alright, you have your new rig and you’re ready to hit the road for your first camping trip in the great outdoors, right? Well, not so fast! There are a few new RV owner must-haves you will need before you start out on your first adventure. We are going to break this down into several series so it is not ‘overwhelming,’ after all, you just spent a small fortune buying your dream home on wheels.
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In our opinion, all of these are new RV owner must-haves, but let’s start with the absolute necessities – like don’t even think of hooking up and taking off until you have these packed away and ready to go! Depending on the type of rig you have, some of these may vary, but for the most part they are the essentials you will need before setting out. Also, most RV dealers will provide a “starter” kit – while this will have a few items, it is not necessarily everything you will need for that first trip.
So, without further ado, here we go!
10 Must-Haves EVERY New RV Owner Needs
1. Roadside Assistance Plan– Seriously, nothing is worse than packing up the family and having a tire blowout on the way to or from a trip. Worse than that, not having the proper tools to change a flat on the side of the road! Sure, you have a spare tire, but what about a jack big enough to handle the height and weight of your rig? Save yourself the stress, trouble, and not to mention safety concern by having a reputable roadside assistance plan like AAA or Good Sams. These plans are inexpensive and pay for themselves quickly if you must use them, which you probably will at some point. (Many new RV’s will come with a complimentary plan for the first year)
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