'RV'ing Made Easy,' From A to Z

  Lynne and Dana Massie don't want you to take a tree out with your motorhome's extended antenna. They wouldn't want you to get caught wet and soapy in your lavatory's shower when the water flow stops. And they'd like to spare you the cold misery of standing outside in a blizzard to measure the height of your coach.

As beginning RVers, mother (Lynne) and daughter (Dana) experienced these incidents and more — some of them embarrassing, some of them expensive — on a 1,600-mile trip from Olympia, Wash., to Denver in their new motorhome.

Finding most user's manuals too complicated, the women learned by doing — and by talking with other RV owners during their journey. Out of these experiences came "RV'ing Made Easy," a spiral-bound guidebook in which they share their lessons, stories and handy tips.

In its 260 pages, "RV'ing Made Easy" gives motorhome novices (and even experienced RVers) the facts — interspersed with fun — about the world of RVing.

Everything about "RV'ing Made Easy" is easy — from its conversational tone to its large, easy-to-read type to its alphabetically organized chapters.

Among the topics covered are air conditioning, backing up, electrical power, generator, hills, hoses, propane, roof vents, slideouts, storing your RV and winter weather.

Tips, tricks and other educational information are offered throughout the book, some illustrated with photographs. Dana Massie shares her trick for pulling off an 11-minute shower (with 6 gallons of hot water in most RVs, a 5-minute hot shower is the norm, they write). You'll learn why "dry camping" doesn't mean you'll be parched, and the many uses for duct tape.

"RV'ing Made Easy" is available in RV bookstores for $29.95 and may also be purchased online at http://rvingmadeeasy.com for $24.95.