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on April 5, 2011
If you are thinking about trying an RV vacation this is NOT the book you should start with.
There are only 108 pages about RVs and RVing; the other 326 pages are just descriptions of trips you could take in an RV, or on a motorcycle, or by bus, or by car, or on a unicycle. The latter section contains many things of great importance when driving an RV, such as that 479 is the area code for western Arkansas.
I wish that the 108 pages about RVs would contain information about the toilet systems in an RV or how to do common repairs or advice on how to level your RV on an inclined camping site. Unfortunately you'll find nothing at that level of detail here.
The book does provide a URL to a packing list on the dummies.com web site. Unfortunately, the first time the URL is provided it's wrong, although they got it right when they repeated it on the next page. When you do find it, the packing list is only marginally useful. For example, it tells you to pack "Amperage adapters" but it fails to tell you what these are, where to get them, or why you want them.
This is the only book on RVs that I've read, but there have to better ones.