Hey, I need some advice from some of you guys who have weathered a winter in TX. I've been out of my RV and living in a house for about 8 months now here in Austin TX, but I've decided to move back into the old Rialta to save as much money as I can because I'm going back to college here.
I think the only way I'm going to pull it off is if I have a reliable source of heat. I know it's the south and all, but it looks like the average low is around 40 degrees, and from my experience it does sometimes get down in the 20s & 30s (last year it got down to 21). I lived in the Rialta last winter, but that was in Miami :)
I keep seeing people mention the Olympian wave-3 and wave-6 as good options, so I figured that would be the way to go. I've got a couple questions though:
-Which one is a better size for the Rialta in a TX winter? Wave-3 or Wave-6? I'd like it to be as compact as possible, but getting enough heat would trump that.
-Where is the best place to install it? I was thinking the counter next to the bed might work.
I need some advice. I'm going to be starting school in January, and I've decided that I want to rid myself of any parking worries so I can focus entirely upon my studies. Not only for my sanity's sake, but I'm also going to have my car with me, so a permanent location is essential.
I've been scouting the Northern Austin area for the past few days looking for potential spots where I can be relatively hidden and discrete for a long period of time (about 6 months) without getting hassled. I've never really parked the RV for longer than a week in any one place, so I'm not exactly sure how it would work out.
I remember reading in Tynan's ebook that he rented a parking space. I'm thinking that would be the best option for me. A few questions though: what types of areas should I look for? Home owners with extra space? Businesses? Churches? What price can I expect to negotiate? How can I find people that might be interested? I looked on craigslist but couldn't really find anything relevant.
A more expensive option would be the local RV park, which is $300/month w/ full water/sewer hookup. Definitely worry-free, and it would be awesome to have reliable water & sewage, but it's a bit pricey, especially since I already have a decked out solar panel setup suiting my needs just fine.
Not sure if this forum is active still, but I'm selling my 1999 Rialta FD rigged with two solar panels (490W total), two Lifeline AGM batteries, Blue Sky charge controller + remote, 1000W inverter, Maxxfan, and new Norcold AC/DC refrigerator. My ebay auction is coming to an end soon: https://goo.gl/AmYXod