Originally Posted by Teeitup26
Thanks for all that Brad. One last question because you have so much experience. When i read all the blogs from RV owners it seems that one needs to almost be a mechanic or very very mechanical at least to own one of these things. Seems like there is always something to fix or upgrade or add. I am not handy with tools and don't have the slightest idea how to fix anything. How would i make it out there in my Axis if i bought one? Thanks. Dave
I'm not Brad, however, here is my 2 cents. Don't sweat the small stuff.
What you will find is if you are at a campground and in need of assistance someone will be more than willing to help.
During my last outing there were three of us that assisted a relatively new Rv'er fixing a water leak that was the result of poor winterization. All three of us had the knowledge the problem and between us we had the tools and spare parts required to perform all needed repairs.
As long as I've been Rv'ing I still learn from the forums and every now and again a particular discussion causes me to go on a seek and find mission in my coach. Prime example, I was not aware, until recently, that Thor adds an antenna booster on their coaches. My previous Forest River had no such animal installed. Reading the thread caused me to look for the booster in my coach, which I found, and then to ensure that I could receive over the air channels on all three televisions.
One last point, if you own a house there is always something to fix, upgrade or add. The only difference with an RV is that sitting in the drivers seat can take you to places that are absolutely remarkable any time you want. The chair in your house will take you nowhere.
Rv'ing is not a mode of transportation, it is a state of mind.