Ok, so we survived our first ever RV trip, no problems with the roads being clear, no weather stories. We are sitting nice & quiet at Half Shells RV Resort & Marina in Satsuma, Fl. We are so good...
that we learned all these lessons on one trip:
- make sure all trailer doors are locked properly, otherwise one might open en route (it did)
- be sure to know the height of your trailer (incl AC), in case you get a low archway. We did know ours and had to quickly back out ... against 3 lanes of supper-time traffic.
- make sure to put the precise address into your (new to us) GPS, otherwise it might lead you astray (it did).
- try not to arrive with lots of snow still on the trailer roof, the locals might not recognize it.
- make sure to remove your anti-sway bars before trying to back into a tight spot.
- be sure to place chocks (sp?) behind back tires so that the trailer won't roll backwards when lifting off the hitch (ours did, thank goodness for blocks).
- be sure to remember 2x6 wood for under jacks and behind wheels, otherwise you have to borrow from your neighbours (we did).
- be sure to turn on propane before expecting furnace to work.
- be sure to go out for supper while furnace is warming up (?) the trailer.
- do not forget your warmest blankets at home, and expect to stay warm (also bring a little electric heater, so you don't use up your propane).
- do not forget your new NOAA radio at home, and expect to hear the updated weather broadcasts.
- DO NOT EXPECT FLORIDA TO BE WARM when you arrive!!