4 Things To Do After You Buy An RV

In the spirit of the holidays, we know you are bound to treat yourself.

Maybe Christmas came early this year and you just purchased a new RV? Or, perhaps you are planning a road trip in the new year and want to take advantage of our holiday savings?

Regardless, we know that purchasing an RV is an exciting opportunity. But after the excitement of the investment wears off, you’re probably thinking…what do I do now?

At Palm Beach RV, we want you to learn everything now so you can get on the road as soon as possible! Here are a few steps to help you get started on this new journey:

1.) Purchase and Pack The Essentials

First things first, you need all the equipment to maintain and operate an RV. We know that different RVs have different essentials, but here are the basic must-haves:

  1. Sewer hose
  2. Fresh water hose
  3. Leveling blocks
  4. Wheel chocks
  5. 15M/30F amp power adapter
  6. RV septic-safe toilet paper
  7. Water pressure regulator
  8. RV cleaning items

2.) Double Check Your GPS

There are countless roads with low-clearance bridges, tunnels, and roads with weight capacities and restrictions. Before you set off on your journey, make sure you invest in an RV-specific GPS to ensure your route is safe and all issues are avoided.

3.) Follow The RV’s Checklist

Every RV comes with a diverse list of precautions and steps you must take before you hit the road. Missing steps may result in you or others being put in danger. Although every RV will have its own unique checklist depending on the type, model, and features, here are a few basic steps to take before turning on that ignition:

  1. Pull the steps in
  2. Lower the antenna
  3. Turn off and close fans on the roof
  4. Water heater off
  5. Water pump off
  6. Slide in
  7. Secure loose items
  8. Retract jacks

4.) Take Your RV On a Test Run

A test run is the best way to learn the ins and outs of the RV as well as try all of the new features.

Taking a test run relieves the initial stress of first-time driving and offers you all the practice you need to make your trip a success. A quick overnight at a campground in town is really all you need to log some hours and feel comfortable behind the wheel.

Now, all you need to do is pack your bags and hit the open road! Need more tips? Or, are you still looking for that perfect RV? Come visit us at Palm Beach RV and we will help you with everything you need to find that ideal RV and get driving.

We look forward to seeing you!

Happy Holidays,

 –The Team At Palm Beach RV

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