- 1 What do you need to tow camper?
- 2 What RV accessories do I need?
- 3 What do I need to know about towing a travel trailer?
- 4 What should I stock in my camper trailer?
- 5 What size truck do you need to pull a 30 ft travel trailer?
- 6 How fast can you drive towing a travel trailer?
- 7 Can you poop in RV toilet?
- 8 Can you use regular toilet paper in an RV?
- 9 What new RV owners should know?
- 10 Do I need a special hitch to tow a travel trailer?
- 11 What is a good rule of thumb when going up and down a hill while towing a trailer?
- 12 When towing a trailer your following distance should be?
- 13 Should I leave my black tank open or closed?
- 14 What toilet paper can I use in my RV?
What do you need to tow camper?
Five components are needed for towing a trailer:
- Trailer Hitch Receiver.
- Ball Mount.
- Pin and Clip.
- Trailer Hitch Ball.
- Wiring Harness.
What RV accessories do I need?
General RV Camping Accessories – Technology
- RV-Specific GPS.
- WiFi Booster & Repeater.
- Cell Phone Signal Booster.
- Electrical Management System (EMS)
- Portable Solar Panels.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Apps for RVing.
- Two-Way Radio.
What do I need to know about towing a travel trailer?
They should help make towing your travel trailer a little easier.
- Make Sure Everything Works and Is Connected Correctly. Image by Vichai Phububphapan from Getty.
- Go Slow and Give Yourself Plenty of Braking Room.
- Take Turns Wide and Go Slow.
- Avoid Backing Up Under Pressure.
What should I stock in my camper trailer?
Consider stocking the following:
- Nesting bowls.
- Cutting board & quality knife set.
- Cooking utensils (spoons, ladle, tongs, peeler, whisk, etc.)
- Collapsible colander.
- Measuring cups & spoons.
- Pots, skillets & baking wares.
What size truck do you need to pull a 30 ft travel trailer?
Some models are designed to be lighter so that they are easier to haul; but most 30 foot trailers are going to require 7,000+ lbs of towing capacity.
How fast can you drive towing a travel trailer?
California. RV Speed Limit: 55 mph for trucks and trailers on rural and urban interstates. Notes: Class A motorhomes should follow truck speeds.
Can you poop in RV toilet?
Key Points: You CAN poop in an RV toilet, contrary to many opinions out there. Lots of water is very important when adding solid waste to your holding tanks.
Can you use regular toilet paper in an RV?
RV-friendly toilet paper is supposed to disintegrate quickly to avoid clogging up your sewage system or tank. The paper has been specially formulated for RV use and will always be safe to use. RV enthusiasts Russ and Tina DeMaris say they’ve found that most conventional toilet paper is perfectly fine for RV use.
What new RV owners should know?
Here are a few tips for making sure your first camping trip in your new RV goes smoothly:
- Don’t travel too far. It’s best to plan your first trip fairly close to home.
- Make reservations.
- Avoid over-scheduling.
- Stay full on gas and propane.
- Check the weather.
Do I need a special hitch to tow a travel trailer?
The best hitch for travel trailers is a class 3, class 4 or class 5. These hitches offer the capacity to safely tow a variety of larger trailers, particularly travel trailers. Most of these receiver hitches are also compatible with a weight distribution hitch, a device typically needed for towing travel trailers.
What is a good rule of thumb when going up and down a hill while towing a trailer?
When Towing on an Uphill Grade: If you are driving up a long or steep grade, shift to a lower gear and be prepared for your vehicle to slow down significantly. If there is a lane designated for slower traffic, use it.
When towing a trailer your following distance should be?
Did You Know? If you are driving below 40 mph, you should leave at least one second for every 10 feet of vehicle length. For a typical tractor-trailer, this results in 4 seconds between you and the leading vehicle. For speeds over 40 mph, you should leave one additional second.
Should I leave my black tank open or closed?
Of course the black valve can NEVER be left open, since “solids” will build up in the black holding tank when the “liquids” run out. Some people recommend that you should never leave the gray valve open either, as it can allow odors from the park’s sewer system up into your RV.
What toilet paper can I use in my RV?
Scott Rapid-Dissolving Toilet Paper is specially made for use in RVs, boats, buses and similar applications. Our rapid dissolving bath tissue breaks down four times faster than the leading brand. Scott Rapid-Dissolving toilet paper is Clog Clinic tested and approved to be septic-safe and sewer-safe.