Buying and using an RV can have serious monetary and safety implications. An RV sales person is not your teacher! Sure, there are helpful sales people in the RV industry, but if you are relying simply on their advice, you may end up in serious trouble down the road.
Before you buy, even before you go shopping, start here and learn all you can about RVs. The more you know, the less likely you will make choices that will waste your money or endanger you and your family’s safety.
To get started, chose the appropriate section from the menu on the left, or from the brief descriptions below.
New to RVs?
If you are new to RV, follow our Getting Started checklist to guide you through the necessary learning.
And learn all about critical RV dimensions – such as maximum width and weight! – before setting off down the road.
If you plan on dry camping, check out our RV boondocking quick-start guide.
Understanding weights and staying within vehicle ratings is an integral part of operating an RV. We offer the following resources on this website to assist you in this task:
RV Books & Resources
In the RV Books & Resources section we have a selection of recommended books and other resources for you to consider. We strongly recommend the items in the “Must Read” section.
Looking for social media groups, forums or other RV knowledge communities? Read our comprehensive (and growing!) list here.
You should also check out our list of RV clubs and memberships. Chances are, you’ll want to join one soon! You could save a lot of money (and maybe make a few new friends.)
Glossary of RV Terms
We have compiled a list of relevant terms and their meaning in the Glossary of RV Terms.