RVer's Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Choosing, Using, & Enjoying Your RV

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The RVer's Bible is the ultimate guide to living and traveling in a recreational vehicle. From purchasing, maintaining, and driving the rig to navigating the emotional pitfalls of life on the road, this handbook covers all the bases including: Buying and equipping your RV -- and how not to overpay; Safety checks and driving school; Campgrounds and stopping places; Caravans and clubs; Tips on saving money on the road; The RV chef and much more! Avid RVers, Kim and Sunny Baker took their first trip in 1976 and have...
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Overview

The RVer's Bible is the ultimate guide to living and traveling in a recreational vehicle. From purchasing, maintaining, and driving the rig to navigating the emotional pitfalls of life on the road, this handbook covers all the bases including: Buying and equipping your RV -- and how not to overpay; Safety checks and driving school; Campgrounds and stopping places; Caravans and clubs; Tips on saving money on the road; The RV chef and much more! Avid RVers, Kim and Sunny Baker took their first trip in 1976 and have been traveling together, living full time and part time in RVs, through four seasons and three countries.

For the 5 million owners of RVs, this reference shows how to live efficiently, safely, and comfortably on the road--offering invaluable information and terrific tips from two experienced RVer's. Photos and line drawings. 416 pp.

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The Bakers Desktop Direct Marketing, McGraw, 1995 have written the recreational vehicle guide they wished they could have read themselves ten years ago. They tackle practical concerns such as choosing the best RV, its mechanics, and things to do in it. The authors' experiences underline the importance of the safety tips they sprinkle throughout, along with occasional illustrations and checklists, loading pointers, and discussions of pests and crossing borders. There is even a section on RV equipment for the physically challenged. Enjoyable and clear enough for armchair travelers; for public libraries with large travel sections.Alison Hopkins, Queens Borough P.L., Jamaica, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684822679
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 342,147
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sunny Baker has successfully run her own home-based writing and consulting business since 1983. Along with her late husband, Kim Baker, she is the co-author of more than twenty lifestyle, travel, business and computer books. Sunny took her first RV trip in 1976 and has been living part time in RVs ever since. She is a regular contributor to Road Trip magazine.

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Table of Contents

To the Reader
Introduction
1 The RV Lifestyle 3
2 So Many Choices: The Many Kinds of RVs 14
3 Buying and Selling Your Dream Rig 47
4 Financing, Insurance, and Warranties 76
5 Renting an RV for Fun or Commerce 93
6 The Mechanical Inspection 103
7 Push Me-Pull You: All About Drivetrains and Transmissions 119
8 Water, Heat, and Power: The RV Subsystems 127
9 Weight Management: The Good, the Bad, and the GSBTD 168
10 Towing, Tow Vehicles, and Towed Vehicles 177
11 Checklists and Procedures: Setting Up and Breaking Camp 189
12 Driving Your Rig 211
13 Basic Maintenance 225
14 Storing the Rig in Winter 235
15 Gadgets and Options 241
16 Safe and Sound RVing 258
17 Parks and Campgrounds 285
18 RVing for Free Around the Country 306
19 More Things to Do 319
20 Crossing Borders 325
21 Keeping in Touch 332
22 Working, Volunteering, and Saving Money on the Road 357
23 Kids and Pets on the Road 366
24 The RV Chef: Cooking on the Road 373
General Resources for RVers 379
Index 382
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    Excellent Book on the Subject

    When reading this book I feel like I have been blessed with a lot of information that is practical and progressive for my vision. These people basically tell you how not to make the mistakes they made and how to improve your RV experience in every way possible. If you like RVing, this book is your "Bible."

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