RV Newbie? Read This Before You Rent or Buy August 4, 2019 Ted Palmer Share New to RV traveling? You’re about to embark on a great adventure! You’ll save on housing and food – plus you’ll have the freedom to camp where you want and when you want. What’s more, traveling on your Alaska dream vacation is made easy with an RV rental from A&M RV Center. Here are a few basics to keep in mind as you get to making your dream a reality. Electric Supply An RV’s basic necessities, such as the water pump, water heater, and furnace, run on electricity. The two types of power in an RV are from 120V shore power and a 12V battery system. Shore power is available at campgrounds and RV parks by plugging into their electrical supply. The 12V system is battery-powered. Water Source Water is accessible by connecting to city water or filling your onboard fresh water tank. City water is obtained by connecting a hose from the RV to a drinking water source; this provides an unlimited supply of fresh water. The onboard freshwater tank is manually filled by the operator and has a fixed supply. Waste Removal All waste from the shower, sink, and toilet must be disposed of safely. RV parks have sewer connections for waste removal. With the right hose equipment and water flushing, your waste can be easily and properly discarded. For campsites without a sewer system, look for dump stations for manual disposal. HVAC System Heating and cooling systems in RVs are powered by propane furnaces that utilize the 120V shore power and 12V battery power. These systems require minimal maintenance as long as they have reliable power. Don’t worry, the staff at A&M RV Center will give you a thorough orientation to the RV before you drive away! With basic knowledge of its functionality, the RV will become your new home on the road. Love the convenience and flexibility of RV traveling? A&M RV Center has a fleet of RVs ready for purchase with the equipment and accessories to make it your own. Contact us to rent or purchase your RV at (907) 279-5508 or call toll-free at (800) 478-4678. Reserve your RV online today, and start planning your Alaskan excursion!