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    RV camping tips?

    Taking a toy hauler into remote area of New Mexico in the middle of October for an elk hunt. The unit is mostly BLM and state but you can't stay on the state, so you move around a lot by truck and ATV.

    I've not done much camping out of an RV before, what are some tips you recommend?

    For example, I think a good one is get some carpet samples to use at the entrance, cuts down on dirt inside and gives you a place to take off your boots.

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    A pallet is very beneficial for in front of your RV door to wipe your boots on, etc.........especially when wet weather comes. It allows you to get 'above' the muck. The carpet will be soaked.
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    Don't set up too close to someone who doesn't want to hear your generator. Most units with power set up kind of together up here and try to stay clear of the tent and non power campers. Check for standing dead trees too.

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    Check out the temperatures in the area where you plan on camping, you might want to have a dry trailer to keep things from freezing up. Even if it is good temperature wise take some extra water and keep in inside the trailer as a just in case type of thing.

    A couple of smaller plastic tarps come in handy at times. No bigger than 12x12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustin ray View Post
    or this!!!!
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    Be sure you have spare wheel bearings and at least one spare tire, two would be better. I use a 10 X 12 piece of carpet under my canopy at the door. Just nice to not be sitting in dirt. Sweep it off and you can walk barefoot.

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    During summer months I keep a rectangle dish pan by the steps to wash the dirt off my feet before going into my camper.

    A quick disconnect off my propane tanks that connects to my portable BBQ with a hose makes it so I don't have to pack around those green tanks, it can also be used to supply a Buddy Heater

    A solar battery tender positioned on top of the camper will help with keeping your batteries charged if you don't have hook ups.
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    whell bearings are great idea,,i had to redo one of mine on the side of the freeway in Utah with people flying by me at 80 mph,,dangerous

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    On wheel bearings, I'll grease my trailer about every 2 years and check them before each use during the year. I'll also put my hands onto the hubs whenever I stop and do a walk around to make sure that everything is OK before continuing on my way.

    I never have lost a wheel bearing doing this but I have found some that needed attention sooner than later.
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