Erin Davis
Hi everyone,

I just picked up my Riverside 193 last week in Texas.  I have never towed or camped before, and will be on my own.  Are there any owners in Southern New Mexico?

Also, what is the best way to hang a towel rack on the outside bathroom wall without damage?

Thanks for any advice, see you on the road
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twaller02
Remember wet towels may discolor the stain when against wood.  I use a standing rack the folds up when traveling.  Congrats a the new trailer!  Always fun scheming new improvements to it.
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fireblot
Welcome!  When we bought our Retro 181b two years ago, I was new to RV's and camping.  My learning curve was steep! There is a LOT of relevant info on this on this forum and it's a friendly place to ask questions. Retro camping is fun!

Peter
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Shannon
I’m not sure of the best attachment method, but I installed this rack and was very pleased with it. I simply screwed it into the wall, but my bathroom is not all plastic—there is an area where I put it outside the tub/shower. It holds multiple towels, and you can swing it away from the wall to dry. 


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014451G4A/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Shannon
C6EC2E53-213A-4BF5-BEB1-9E69383E617B.jpeg  BFC3850B-C083-44E3-A3EB-2EB86FB1D05F.jpeg  BTW, welcome to the world of RVing. There will always be little things that come up, but I think you will find many people willing to help. I didn’t end up buying the Retro I had planned to buy as I needed more space, but I had already joined the forum and occasionally participate. There are other very good forums as well which may help solve many problems. We are currently on a 10-12,000 mile, 5-week figure eight around the country. Above are pictures of what I rigged up to facilitate extended dry camping, especially in hostile climates, just to give you some customization ideas. 
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retro195man
We are currently on a 10-12,000 mile, 5-week figure eight around the country. Above are pictures of what I rigged up to facilitate extended dry camping, especially in hostile climates, just to give you some customization ideas. 

I'm really curious about the bumper racks...
How about more info on them. 
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Shannon
They are from a company whose website is Mount-n-lock.  https://www.mount-n-lock.com/.  You can also find them on Amazon, although I think it was a little less expensive to buy them directly from the company.  I am very happy with the quality. From what I read, you first need to install brackets to reinforce your bumper to allow your bumper to carry 400 foot pounds of weight. They sell the brackets, and they are called Genny-go. Once you have the brackets installed, you can add the individual trays, up to four across, as they are 2’ x 2’. You can configure them multiple ways  with the rails pointing up or down, or you can interconnect him to make a wider shelf. Hey seem very sturdy, and have held up great so far on some extremely rough roads.
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maryfilen
How do you like your generator?  Sufficient to start up the AC unit?
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Shannon
I love the generator. In fact, not having a generator was almost a dealbreaker for me as far as going from a class A motorhome to a travel trailer. But after pondering it for a while, I figured out a way to rig up the generator, and I’m very happy with it. And yes, it powers the AC just fine. On one occasion, when running the AC and I think the electric hot water heater as well, when we used the microwave it tripped a breaker. Now, if I want to use the microwave, I turn the AC off until I’m done. For me, that’s not a huge inconvenience, as usually the microwave is only on for a few minutes.
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