I started this list a long time ago when I learned my lesson the hard way about keeping chocolate in a motorhome. People laugh when I tell them I have a chocolate drawer in my refrigerator, but it really is more important to have one of these than a vegetable drawer! (The chocolate space is also shared by cheese, which is also important to have.)
So, since today was a pretty dull day, here is my list:
1. Chocolate always goes in the refrigerator. Leaving any kind of chocolate out in a hot RV results in an unsatisfactory puddle.
2. It will take you twice as long to drive somewhere as you thought it would. That’s actually a good thing, as it is nice to enjoy the drive.
3. Pictures and maps posted by campground lie. Campsites are at least 30% smaller and twice as sloped as advertised! To adjust for this, pick a bigger and flatter site than you think you need.
4. You can never have enough plastic bins. Everything must go in a bin or container of some sort or it will eventually fall on the floor while you are driving.
5. Things disappear faster in a small space than a large one. Buy clear plastic bins to help you find the things you put somewhere but can’t find. Think of a purse with too many compartments.
6. Things leak, even though they are surrounded by weather-stripping. A driving rain will sneak past the tightest of weather-proofing to get into underneath storage. See #4 above about plastic bins.
7. Stuff in the refrigerator jumps around at every bump. Therefore, food needs to be restrained with spring-loaded curtain rods, or you will have pre-scrambled eggs and things will fall out when you open the door for a snack.
8. Pack half as much as you think you need, but take twice as much money. RVing is really not a cheap way to live.