Originally Posted by Gods Girl
I just bought a 2002 Minnie Winnebago to take my last child (16) on a homeschooling adventure. I have no idea about RVing but I have God as my pilot and planner. I have been doing extensive reading and research on everything RV and still feel dumb. We have visited campgrounds and dealerships to ask a lot of questions. About 95% were very sweet and helpful. I must say you all make it look so easy. How long do you think it will be before I feel confident that I will not blow us up in the RV, run out of gas, food, money or mix the water tanks up?
Welcome to the forum.
First I must urge you to trust God if you truly trust God.
Pick a place to go through prayer. No doubt. No fear.
If you are satisfied that the maintenance is up to date, pack up like you mean to travel and go.
One suggestion I have is a simple one. Camp for a week in the driveway. This gives you a chance to test and use everything. Pack up once a day like you are getting to ready to move on. Take a trip around the block, to the mall or Walmart, shop, head back to the campground
, set up and camp. This will get you familiar with your systems. Run the generator (at least 30 min with the A/C or something you can plug into the coach that will make the generator work a bit), run the refrigerator in the LP mode for a while, take showers to fill the gray water tank and learn how to fill the fresh water tank, run the pump and dump your tanks. You may have to go to a local campground for a night or two for a real
camping experience and have access to a dump station or the park hookups.
Experience is the best teacher.
One word of caution. DO NOT travel unless your tires are 7 or less years old. Your local tire dealer can help you find out. Many of us are using Toyo tires with great success, if you need new ones. There are other good brands also.
Have a great time seeing this wonderland God has blessed us with.