So, let’s get down to the nitty gritty…
Let’s imagine that you’re shopping for the perfect RV for you and your family. Whether your shopping from a dealership or a private owner, you’ll want to arm yourself with the right questions to ask the salesman or owner and let’s not forget, during your inspection and PDI.
First, we introduce you to RV to Freedom…
We had been following Kerensa & Brandon when they were (and still are) Drive, Dive & Devour on social media.
This summer, we were parked at the same campground in Elkhart, Indiana with Kerensa and Brandon. We instantly connected and networked; learning more about their RV to Freedom course. They are highly committed to helping others put their best foot forward in learning the basics of RVing to more complex issues.
In January 2017, we met Marc and Julie at the XScapers’ Convergence in Quartzsite, Arizona. In fact, they were our side-door neighbors in the vast Arizona desert. Every morning, we’d wave to them as they were working in the front seat of their motorhome. We met up with them again this past June in Elkhart, Indiana while they were researching RV manufacturers. Since they had not been to Heartland RV’s factory tour yet, we invited them to go along with us. We then met again a week later for some one-on-one mentoring and networking. They, like Brandon and Kerensa, are very RV savy and knowledgeable.
Marc (from Colorado) and Julie (from Australia) sold their Colorado home in 2014 and moved into their motorhome to “Live Love Travel”. Like ours, their motorhome didn’t come equipped with the information needed to become successful RVers. They had to learn it on their own; sifting through others’ blogs, forums, social media and networking. It didn’t take long for this worldly husband-wife team to put together their own set of online courses, cool blogs and YouTube videos that will help prospective and new RVers alike.
- Hit the Road the Right Way in Your RV: Everything from Budgeting and Planning to Logistics and Launch
- Choosing the Right RV For You: Essential Education and Guidance for making smart decisions and avoiding costly mistakes.
- RVer Success Stories Series 1: Learn from successes, challenges, and incites from other experienced RVers
- RV 3-in-1 Success Value Bundle: A monetary savings package by taking all three courses above
- RV Success Premium Package: All three courses above plus two-hour personalized one-on-one private consulting and coaching with Marc and Julie.
You can learn more at their website: RV Success School
Our final recommendation, RVers Online University…
As quoted on their website:
“RVers Online University is Escapees RV Club’s answer to the demand for more RV education. With millions of RVs currently on the road, and more joining every day, it is important for RVers to understand the capabilities and limitations of their rigs. Escapees RV Club, established in 1978, has a long tradition of providing education to the RVing community. RVOU brings Escapees acclaimed RVers’ Boot Camp Online.
You can access RVOU anywhere you have an internet connection. With each registration, you get 3 month access to explore all the content offered by our instructors. We separated each lesson into multiple sections, making it easy to start and stop lessons as needed.”
Lessons come with printable handouts so that users have offline access to key information when needed. Registration costs are affordably priced for 90-day access to all of the course offered through RVOU.
RVers Online University will deliver all of the elements of RVers Boot Camp and more!
- Basic Systems
- Hitch Up
- RV Intermediate Systems 1
- RV Intermediate Systems 2
- Weight Management
- Gas vs Diesel
- Tire Safety
- Personal Safety
- RV Driving
- Fire/Life Safety
- Propane Safety
- Driving Your RV
- Rims & Bearings
- Towable RV’s
- Motorhome Towing
- Water Water Everywhere
- 12 Volt Side of Life
- Easy on the Asphalt
- Towing Behind Motorhome
That’s just a sample of what you can expect before and after hitting the road. There are several other resources and courses out there as well. As a new or prospective RVer, you just need to find the one that best suits you. Whether you’re going solo, with your large family or anything in between, finding the correct information is job one. Each course is helpful, offers sound information, lessons, advice, and how-to’s. The best part is they are all affordable and are easy to understand, less stressful and will make your RVing experience much more pleasant.