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By: On: Tuesday November 21 2017
RV Roof: Leaky RV Roof

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A leaky RV roof can not only ruin your camping trip, but it can cause major damage to your RV if left unchecked for long. Fortunately, we are here to help with some roof repair options.

It stinks when you find them. Of course, I am talking about leaky RV roof. And now is not the time of year you want to be dealing with them, either. It’s cold and conditions for exacting a repair are not great. It happens, though, and it can be enough to make you want to cry, or drink, or both. Such was the case recently when we were tarping our camper for the winter. I noticed that there was a seam by the vent that looked suspect. Sure enough a branch had broken off a tree in high wind and had thumped the roof just enough to loosen a seam. Rather than hope that the tarp would be enough to keep water from getting in and laying waste to my RV over the winter, I decided to opt for a fix now in hopes of saving later headaches.

By: On: Wednesday November 8 2017

RV Snow: Shrink Wrap vs. Tarp

Depending where you live, it might be time to store your RV for the winter. Will you use shrink wrap or a tarp to protect your RV?

The camping season is now over for some of us, and the time to put away the toys before Old Man Winter starts piling up the white fluffy stuff is upon us. If you haven’t already done so, and I haven’t because I procrastinate, it is time to cover up the RV for the winter. For those fortunate enough to have the room inside, it’s probably already in the garage or barn. If you’re going to leave it outside, you should probably consider covering it up to protect it from the harsh winter weather. So, the big question now is – shrink wrap vs. tarp?

By: On: Tuesday October 31 2017

Toy Haulers For Snowmobiles

While toy haulers are a great option for taking your motorcycles and ATVs with you when the weather is warm, don’t overlook toy haulers for snowmobiles in the winter.

The leaves are all off my trees and I’ve been scraping frost off the windshield every morning lately. Then today, the rain turned into this white, fluffy-looking stuff that seemed to collect in places. Winter is just around the corner and coming on fast. That means, at least for me, that the ATVs get less time and the snowmobile gets pressed into service on a near daily basis. That also means it’s time to do some traveling with the sleds. During the summer months, the toy hauler carried the ATVs, and now, just because it is winter, that doesn’t mean the toy hauler gets put away. Let’s talk about using a toy hauler to haul your snowmobiles.

By: On: Wednesday October 25 2017
Fall RV Camping Trip

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Before you put away your RV for the winter, make it a point to go on one last RV camping trip. You’ll be glad you did.

If you’re at all like me, it seems like just the other day we were getting the RV out of winter storage and getting it ready for spring and summer fun. Now here it is late in the autumn season and I don’t know about you, but I realized that my family and I have taken the RV out camping an embarrassingly low amount this year. Now the leaves are falling, along with the temperature and days are growing shorter. Soon it will be time to put the RV away again for the last time this season. But you know what; there is still time to get in one last RV camping trip. You should go too.

By: On: Tuesday October 17 2017
Truck Camper Feature

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If you own pickup truck and want to explore the great unknown, a truck camper is a great option. But how to pick the right truck camper? That’s where we come in.

It all started with my in-laws. They recently bought a new Chevy Silverado pickup and after the “oohs” and “aahs” of looking over their fancy new truck, they casually mentioned that they decided to get a bigger truck because they have plans to buy a truck camper so they can do some specialized camping trips next spring and summer. I asked them what type of camper they were going to get, and the response was, “I don’t know yet. What should we get?”

By: On: Wednesday October 11 2017
Storing Your RV for the Winter

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For those of you that live in northern climates, it’s time to start thinking about storing your RV for the winter. Here are some tips to help you out.

Sadly the seasons are changing and winter is just around the corner. For some of us, this means the deep freeze is almost here and it’s time to put the RV away for a few months while the snow piles up and the temperatures drop into sub-freezing conditions. So we now have the not-so-fun task of winterizing and storing the RV. As sad as that is, it can be worse if you make one of these common mistakes when it comes to storing the RV. A little extra attention to detail now can save you some headaches come spring.

By: On: Tuesday October 3 2017

EarthRoamer: What do you do if you get your RV Stuck

What do you do if you get your RV stuck? It’s never a great experience, but we’ve got some suggestions in case you ever find yourself in this sticky situation.

As autumn is in full swing and winter is creeping in just around the corner, this is a great time of year to get out and enjoy some amazing color with the changing leaves. There is also the added benefit of some cooler temperatures that make falling asleep in the crisp air so appealing. There does exist a small hazard that you need to be aware of – if you’re not careful, you can get your RV stuck. Doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? Let’s talk about the easier ways to get that RV unstuck and back on the road.

By: On: Monday September 25 2017

Best Trucks For Towing RVs

A new travel trailer or fifth wheel isn’t going to do you much good if you don’t have a tow vehicle to haul it. Here are five of the best trucks for towing your RV.

If your truck is getting tired and towing your RV starts looking more like a question mark than a statement, it may be time to trade the old one in on a new ride. There are some fantastic new trucks out there, some you know about and some you may not know about. Any way you look at it, now is a great time to buy a new truck.

By: On: Tuesday September 19 2017
Renting an RV Tahoe

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If buying a new motorhome or trailer isn’t in the cards right now, all is not lost. Take your vacation to the next level by renting an RV.

Taking an RV on a vacation is an amazing way to travel. It opens the door to new possibilities, connections and so much more. An alternative to buying an RV is renting one. You’ve undoubtedly seen a rental RV going down the road and thought to yourself that it sure sounds like a great idea, and it is. Here are some solid tips to ensuring that you have a good experience renting an RV, especially for the first time.

By: On: Wednesday September 13 2017

Chateau 35SK Class C

With hurricanes and massive fires in the news, and thousands of people affected by these disasters, it may come to be that you have to evacuate your home and flee. If you have an RV, you already have a home-away-from-home that you can use to provide shelter for your family if disaster strikes.




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