Monday, September 19, 2011

RV Tires and other RV things

In just a few days of reading blogs I have learned about tires. Tires are serious business. I have read 2 blogs where they had 2 flats in the same day almost at the same time.
When buying tires always check the manufactures dates, just because they have never been used doesn't mean they are good. If a tire has been sitting in storage for years they aren't any good. They become dry and will blow out very quickly.  And never buy tires made in China. The tires on one of the 5ers were only a few months old and made in 2010 but made in China.
When will this country quit importing deadly things made in China.
So please be careful when purchasing new tires.

Many more women are heading out on the roads. Most making a new life for themselves after losing a loved one or because of divorce.
Some traveled with a spouse or a partner before so we didn't pay much attention to the outside stuff. We did  all the inside things. My first tt was a Chalet and so there wasn't much to do on the outside but make sure I had a good lock on the hitch and the electric cord was back in the little door. Of course I never was able to back the little sucker up. Next came the Class C which I still have. Sewer hose? Drain the black tank, grey tank?, which one first? leave which one closed? Awning? NO I do not have all electric buttons. But I had a great teacher at Wells Fargo RV Park in Tombstone, AZ. I stayed there a week and he told me I would know how to do everything before  I left. Well I did. I don't know if they are still there managing the place but I hope so. Now that I have ramble on the point is, don't be afraid to ask for help of an experienced person.
Have fun and be safe.


  1. Great advice JOJO, Every RVer out there had to learn at some point and most of us are willing to share if asked.

  2. Hi John,
    I re wrote this I don't know how many times. I tend to go on an on about things and the story gets kind of bungled.

    Thanks for stopping by today.

  3. I keep explaining to my wife that she needs to learn everything I do and she refuses to try it. She just says if I die she'll never use this rig again, she'll sell and downsize. I explain all RV's have sewage and things to get to know outside.

    She doesn't seem to get that selling the monster could take a long time so why not enjoy it while she has it. Anyway, I keep trying so what I'm doing is documenting everything I do and hopefully if something happens to me she will have enough info to be able to enjoy the rig.

    Great post! Have a great day,


  4. Hey Erik,
    Glad you stopped by. I don't know if I would ever want to drive something that big, but one never knows. Never say never. I keep thinking about the expense these days. I am thinking of selling my Class C and buying a large van. I own to many things and soon more money will be going out than coming in. And since i spend the summers up here I still want to camp near the lakes. I can put in a wood floor have electric run in and get a porta potty. Pick up a screen room for the kitchen and out door space. I would even sell my car. Its all in the thinking stage right now. I will see when I return to Tucson.

  5. Erik,
    I still think your wife should learn this stuff. Like you said if she down sizes she may still have all this in a smaller unit. I was lucky to have Dan, to teach me all this stuff. I guess Phil always thought it would be his job. Miss him.

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  7. It's good that you are keeping up with the information about you vehicle and how to maintain it! Very important stuff.

    You've come a long way since you first started! I'm proud of ya, sweetie!

  8. Hi Jim,
    Thanks its very important to have all this information. Especial for solo women.
    Take care my Special One.