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10 RV Travel Tips for Retirees


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Don't Forget Dumping
Before you pick where you're going to park your home away from home, be sure you know where the nearest dump station is.
Before you pick where you're going to park your home away from home, be sure you know where the nearest dump station is.
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It's not the most pleasant topic, but if you're on the road, eventually you have to dump the waste from your RV.

It probably pays to double-check information about dump stations; one Web site that tracks dumping stations reports that many states are eliminating them in places where RV drivers might expect to find them. In the past, rest stops and campgrounds were sure sites for dumping, but because of the mess and the maintenance costs, many of those traditional sites are gone [source: RV Dumps].

It's worth taking a practice run at hooking up the hoses to a dump station before your tanks are full, too. Experienced RV drivers report that the hoses can bend in all the wrong places at all the wrong times [source: RV Dumps].


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