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10 RV Travel Tips for Retirees


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Be Prepared for Repairs
A flat tire may be the least of your problems -- be prepared to deal with any RV maintenance issues that arise.
A flat tire may be the least of your problems -- be prepared to deal with any RV maintenance issues that arise.
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The more like home your RV is, the more household problems it'll require you to solve. Look at any RV travel Web site, and it's flush with questions about how to manage repairs.

If you rent the RV, you may have a contract that allows you to request repairs as part of the deal. If you own the RV, you may need to be better prepared to handle maintenance issues as you go. Of course, some people enjoy that part of the experience.

Maintaining an RV is not exactly like maintaining a house. You have some different concerns, such as handling noisy water pumps, monitoring propane gas levels in your tanks, maintaining a generator, and routinely checking tire tread and pressure. And with an RV, you may have to be more attentive to small problems than you would be at home -- in close quarters, that dripping faucet may drive you crazy.

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