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By: On: Friday July 29 2011

Pedata RV Center has released tips for safe cross country RV trips. During the summer months more people find themselves on the road in areas that are unfamiliar to them. And many find themselves in areas not only unfamiliar, but unlike any other region they’ve ever experienced.

Tips for Safe Cross Country RV Trips:

1. Buckle up. This should be implied, but many feel that they are exempt from the rule when traveling by RV. And while one of the comforts of the RV is to be able to feel at home on the road, buckling up is still a safety issue.

2. Carry a portable weather radio. When traveling through unfamiliar areas, travelers are often amazed by unique landscapes, cultural highlights, and local fare, but they are also often surprised to discover that the weather varies greatly depending upon what region they are visiting. Be aware of what is possible through pre-trip research. Be prepared for potential weather issues (snow, hurricane, flood, etc.) And carry emergency weather notification devices such as weather applications for smart phones or the previously mentioned portable weather radio.

3. Check the air pressure in the RV tires. This is one of the simplest safety measures and one of the most often overlooked. A blow out on the highway at high speeds in an RV is a difficult and very dangerous experience. Don’t ignore the chance to prevent it by simply checking to ensure the tire air pressure is appropriate prior to departure and regularly throughout the trip.

Gerard Pedata of Pedata RV Center said,

“We always recommend that new RVers listen to veteran RVers who have been to the area they have chosen to visit,” says Gerard Pedata. “We also recommend that RVers in general listen to the locals; they can be a big help if given the chance.”

Source
http://www.pedatarvcenter.com

By: On: Wednesday June 15 2011

Go RVing Canada has unveiled its list of RVers’ favorite National Parks in honor of Parks Canada’s 100th anniversary. The top parks were voted by RV enthusiasts through Go RVing Canada’s Top 100 Spots to RV in Canada Centennial Contest.

“Today we are celebrating an important milestone,” says Go RVing Canada Spokesperson Angèle Lapointe. “We would like to congratulate Parks Canada for this immense accomplishment and for all of their hard work in providing Canadian RVers with a first-class park service.

“An RV vacation remains an extremely economical way for families to travel. Depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 75% less expensive per day than other forms of vacation travel.”

The top 10 favourite National Parks for RVers are:
Banff National Park of Canada, AB
Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada, ON
Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada, NS
Fundy National Park of Canada, NB
Gros Morne National Park of Canada, NL
Jasper National Park of Canada, AB
Kootenay National Park of Canada, BC
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada, BC
Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, MB
Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada, AB

By: On: Tuesday May 11 2010

cnn-lg0511While snooping around CNN.com, we stumbled upon a video the 24-hour news giant scooped from a local news station in Colorado about the RV industry.

You can check out the video for yourself after the jump, but it focuses on a Colorado RV dealer who has seen a huge upturn in sales – triple the business he saw a year ago.

According to the report, the cost of taking a family on a vacation (flight, hotel, rental car, restaurants) is leading many families to look into motorhomes and towable trailers.

By: On: Tuesday April 27 2010

rvia-lg0427According to a recent survey, nearly half of RV owners are planning to spend more time on the road this spring and summer than a year ago as the RV industry celebrates its Centennial.

The survey comes from the latest Campfire Canvass, a biannual survey of RV owners by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). It shows that 45.4 percent of the more than 8.2 million U.S. RV owners expect to travel more this summer than they did last year, while 41.9 percent say they’ll travel the same amount.

“For a century, Americans have enjoyed exploring what’s over the next hill and around the bend,” says Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. “That pioneering spirit is still alive and well today.”

By: On: Thursday April 15 2010

rvtravel0415With the summer vacation season approaching and airlines announcing additional passenger fees, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) says RV rentals are looking more attractive than ever.

RVs eliminate airline passenger fees for luggage, fuel surcharges, meals and in-flight entertainment, while helping travelers avoid flight delays and airport gridlock.

“Travelers leave all the hassles behind when they go by RV,” says Richard Coon, president of the RVIA. “What they don’t leave behind are all the comforts of home.”




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