Buying a New RV? How to get the Most for your Trade In

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As the RV season is just beginning, you may find yourself having thoughts of trading in your current recreational vehicle to upgrade or purchase a new one. So, how so you get the best trade in value? How do to get your RV ready? First, before anything else, give it a good cleaning inside and out, from top to bottom. As you’re cleaning, do an inspection and make …

Beware! Don’t Plug Your RV into A Disaster

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Recreational vehicles are manufactured to be reliable and safe. As a matter of fact, there are over nine million RV’s on the road with very few accidents reported. However,there is one danger of which every RV er should be aware. Plugging in to an improperly wired shore power connection can kill you, even though your RV meets the National Electric Code (NEC) and the National Fire Protection Association …

Visiting Family and Friends in your RV

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Today, people move from one part of the country to another, which results in families living far apart. Traveling in your RV to visit your family members and/or your friends who don’t live nearby is a wonderful way to see them all! There are many benefits to traveling this way, as well. Your recreational vehicle allows you, and those you’re visiting, to maintain privacy and it prevents feeling …

RV Odors – Part 2

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Your RV is the same as your home and can host many odors. Part one covered odors from holding tanks, potable water tanks, refrigerator and freezer and carpet odors. Here are more odors and how to control them. Let’s start with the deadly duel: Propane and ammonia. Propane is used in your RV for cooking in both the stove top and the oven. Some other RV systems that …

RV Odors – Part One

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If you have been RVing for a while, you are familiar with the typical smells and odors within your RV. Some can be pleasant, such as the smell of the ocean when camping at the beach, or the pine forest when mountain camping. Others can be downright disgusting. If you are a new RV owner you need to be aware of what the good smells are and which …

Stocking Your RV, Part 1

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After months of saving, planning, and research, you finally purchase a recreational vehicle. You have talked of trips to take, places to visit, and things to see. It’s time to plan that trip and get ready to take your RV on the road. So, where do you begin? What do you need? Following are some ideas to help get you started. First, make a list of everything you …

RV Sales Rebound

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In 2008, the U.S. economy took a downturn, as we headed into a recession. This affected the recreational vehicle industry, as it did many others. As the economy worsened, more and more people lost their jobs. During this same time period, the banking crisis occurred, caused by the burst of the home mortgage bubble. Money was tight and the banks were not lending. Shipments of RV’s fell 30% …

RV Extended Warranties

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Uh-oh! The manufacturer’s warranty protection is about to expire on your RV. We’ve all heard stories or experienced the situation for ourselves, when something happens the day after the warranty expiration date! If you’re facing the impending expiration of your RV warranty, or maybe you bought a used RV that came with the typical warranty provided by dealers, you may be trying to determine whether you should now …

RV Emergencies

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An RV emergency situation is something no one wants to see happen–especially to them! The good news is that an emergency can be dealt with quickly and effectively if one is prepared with some basic necessities. First Aid Kit. A good, well-stocked first aid kit designed for camping and outdoor activities is mandatory. This kit should have all that might be needed to treat injuries when enjoying the …

Renting an RV

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Have you ever thought about taking a camping trip in a recreational vehicle, but just aren’t sure it’s your cup of tea? Maybe you would like to have an RV for a particular event, such as a state fair or an auto race, but don’t want the cost of ownership for a once yearly outing. Have you ever imagined a cross country trip by RV? If any of …