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Old 05-04-2020, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hello from 2 newbies in WV

Hi there! I just joined this forum to try to learn more about RV'ing. My husband and I are considering getting an rPod 180 to pull with his Jeep Cherokee. We're not "handy" at all, though, so any issues with our RV will likely have to be handled by a professional. Would love to hear some opinions on whether this is something we could even do? Again, we don't know much about making repairs to much, so we're wondering if we can handle all that comes along with RV'ing. I've heard nightmare stories of draining the water tanks! Is it as bad as it sounds?????

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Old 05-04-2020, 01:43 PM   #2
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It certainly helps to be handy, but for the most part, you dont need to be. Everyone has their own threshold for when they conclude they are no longer comfortable with a repair job, and then they will seek a professional. For some people that might be as simple as changing out a light fixture. For others it might be replacing an A/C unit. Etc.

With the help of the forum and youtube, you can get just about all the information you will need. And then, with that information, you can determine if thats something you are ready to tackle, or if you are prepared to let a pro handle it. In my experience, things that seem like they will be complicated, have turned out to be fairly simple, with the help of a video or two. And, I have also sought the expertise of a professional when I wasnt capable, or wasnt confident in trying to repair it myself. Its ok to find your balance of fixing things you can fix and bringing it to a pro when you cant
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Generally speaking, once you get your unit dialed in, you should be able to get years of trouble free use from it
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Welcome to the forum Lots of Knowledgeable folks here to help with any issues. Being newbies lots to learn but it can all work out with help from the folks here. Enjoy and Later RJD
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Hi there! Again, we don't know much about making repairs to much, so we're wondering if we can handle all that comes along with RV'ing. I've heard nightmare stories of draining the water tanks! Is it as bad as it sounds?????
If you get a new one, you'll get a one year warranty on the rig.
I can't imagine why anyone would have trouble draining the water tanks. If you're referring to the black and grey water tanks, the connections are twist on with handle to pull to empty them. If you can put the gas cap back on your car, you can handle emptying the tanks. You can get lots of good information on YouTube.
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Hi, Vikky. We are in WV too and eagerly waiting for the arrival of our GeoPro 19fd which was ordered before the poop hit the fan. Although I grew up traveling in my parents 1963 Airstream Globetrotter, my wife and I haven't had an RV before. My dad had me doing alot of the RV chores when I was just a kid so surely we can handle it now.
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