Entries by Richard

RV Electricity

We have some learning ahead of us with the new coach. The electrical system is the one that will likely take the most effort on our part. We don’t know how to use electricity on a coach. Well, I mean we know how to turn things on and plug things in. We just don’t know how […]

Driving Test Nerves

Behind my mask, when I took my driving tests for my D Class and my Z endorsement, was pure fear. I did not expect to experience such stress. I did not expect to experience driving test nerves. The mask I normally wear is a mask of confidence. It is a mask that says: I am okay and I have […]

RV Essentials

What else do you need for a new RV? That was the question we faced when we finalized the date for picking up our coach from the dealer. We did a lot of research on the web and we found advice on everything from cleaning supplies to folding bicycles. We then made a list of […]

30 Amp Service

Our new coach is a fully electric coach. It needs a 50-amp service to run all of the onboard electrical systems. A typical household breaker might offer a 20-amp service although our panel has quite a few 15-amp breakers. A 20-amp service requires 2,400 watts. A 30-amp service will need 3,600 watts and a 50-amp […]

Truck Licence?

Do you need a commercial driver’s licence to drive an RV? The answer is yes if you live in Ontario and the RV is more than 11,000 kilograms (24,250 lbs). If the RV has air brakes, you also have to complete an air brake (Z) endorsement. From the Ministry of Transportation’s website: Class D Licence The […]