I went into motorhoming with no experience whatsoever, but learned a lot along the way. There are lots of things we have all learned from experience, for example here are some things I learned:
You CAN pump the water tank dry, but once you do it and have to flush, you will always remember to leave some water in your tank before you go to sleep or get on the road. Not being able to flush certain solids is not a pleasant experience, if you know what I mean!! An emergency gallon jug of water is also a good idea.
I turn my water pump off at night because the sound of it occasionally cycling irritates me.
And it is a good idea to turn everything off before plugging into a campsite so you don't have a surge of power. And check that the previous person has turned the switch to OFF before you plug in. Just easier on systems.
All chocolate goes in the refrigerator, or it will make a lovely puddle. And all prescription drugs should go in a cooler without ice, to protect them from hot weather. I learned that from a pharmacist in Wisconsin a long time ago.
ALWAYS put your awning in before you go to sleep and when you leave your RV for more than a few minutes. I learned that the hard way when I had to get up and dressed at 2:00 am a couple of times. I have also seen a lot of damaged awnings when campers left their campsites and a sudden wind came up.
And DON'T put your slides in without checking to make sure everything is out of the way. I learned that a couple of months ago when I got lazy and left the bathroom door open when I put the slides in. Crunched the door and cost me $350 to have repaired. Could not close door for a couple of weeks while waiting to get it fixed. (Even we long-timers get sloppy sometimes, but it costs to get sloppy.)
Carry a full supply of mousetraps and big sprays. A day will come when armies of little ants will come marching through your motorhome and a mouse will take up residence in your food drawer. This is not a possibility--it is a certainty.
And, finally, if you back into a big tree, try to do it when not a lot of people are watching.
And don't be afraid to ask your camping neighbors a lot of dumb questions. Fellow campers have saved me a lot of grief along the way. And as someone posted, they may not have the same unit as you do, but many of their systems are the same. And campers usually very willing to help newbies.
Good luck and have fun!
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