10 Things You Must Know Before Purchasing an RV


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6. You’ll Need To Think About Sewage

Dumping Rv Waste Tank
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It can be very convenient to have a vehicle that comes equipped with a bathroom. But, it’s not like the bathroom in your home where, with just a jiggle of the handle, you can flush all your sewage problems away. Instead, RVs have a black water tank that can hold up to a week’s worth of sewage and toilet paper for two people.

Once it’s full, you will need to find a designated dump station where you can empty the tank. And, depending on how long you’re going to be in your RV, you might have to stop at a dump station quite frequently.

You will also need to take good care of your tank, making sure to flush it regularly, use special toilet paper that dissolves easily, and use chemicals that speed the breakdown of waste.

5. You’ll Need to Find a Go-To Mechanic

Mechanic
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Your RV can and will break down just like any other vehicle. That being said, do yourself a favor and set a regular preventative maintenance schedule to get ahead of any age-related issues that may occur.

This will include finding a trustworthy, go-to mechanic. Just make sure to do your research beforehand, so you don’t get stuck paying out a bunch of money to a not-so-reputable RV repair service — especially since upkeep is already expensive to begin with.

According to an article published by Cheapism, Mobile Home Parts Store surveyed several RV experts and found they spent around $1,400 a year on RV upkeep.

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