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By: On: Monday March 18 2019
RV Tire Guide

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For many of us, now that spring is starting to show up, it is time to get the RVs out of storage and ready for the camping season. This has been a particularly nasty winter, and that takes a toll on things we often overlook. Your RV’s tires may not be in the best shape, especially if you are thinking it was time to replace them last year. We often think our travel trailer, fifth wheel and other towable RVs will not burn through tires as fast as our vehicles will. This is true for the most part, but they do take a fair amount of wear and tear, especially if they sit out on the ground all winter long. Nothing can ruin a camping trip faster than a flat tire, so if it is time to get new tires just go ahead and do it. Here are some suggestions for new RV tires options to help you along the way.

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By: On: Thursday March 7 2019
RV Heater Options

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Anyone who has camped in the spring and/or fall, or maybe just in some of the more extreme climates, knows that a heater in your RV can mean the difference between a miserable camping experience and a fun one. There are several ways to go about installing a heater in your RV, with everything from portable units, to complete furnaces. As long as you know how much space you want to heat, picking the best RV heater for you isn’t that difficult. Just like when you picked out your RV when you bought it, there are lots of options for getting the best RV heater for you.

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By: On: Tuesday February 26 2019
RV Blinds and Window Shades

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Upgrading your RV blinds and window shades is an easy thing to do that can add to the enjoyment factor of your camping adventures.

For many of us, our RV is our home away from home. It is a way to get out and explore and still have all the comforts and little things that we take for granted around the house. One thing in particular that we expect to have at home, that may not always be the case with the RV is privacy. While we can often find a secluded camp site, sometimes finding one that is open and that the RV will fit into is just not possible. If you do have to camp in a less secluded spot, having the right RV blinds and/or window shades can make your trip more enjoyable and relaxing.

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By: On: Friday January 25 2019

RV Essentials

With the winter RV shows in full swing, more and more people are going out and buying a new, or new-to-them, RV for the first time. Whether you’ve taken possession of the RV, or just want to get a jump start before it comes out of storage, here are some RV essentials we’d recommend for setting up your new rig.

Whether due to the economy rebounding, or people just deciding to live for the moment, RV sales are on the upswing again, and more people are getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. RV shows are doing brisk business and sales haven’t been this strong in years. Now that you’ve signed the papers and are the proud owners of a new, or new-to-you RV, the next step is setting it up and having everything you need for when you take it out of storage, pack it up and set out on adventure. We’ve put together a checklist of RV essentials to set up your new portable vacation home.

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By: On: Wednesday December 12 2018

2019 Forest River Sunseeker LE2250SLE Feature

The Forest River Sunseeker LE 2250SLE is a compact Class C motorhome with plenty of torque for tow duties and impressive storage.

When I was younger, my grandparents bought a Class C motorhome and did what many have done over the years; drove from their home in the Lower 48, up through Canada to Alaska. When they got back from a long trip north, we used their camper to do some much shorter trips closer to home. It wasn’t a big Class C RV and I remember how maneuverable it was. That put a special place in my heart for smaller Class C RVs and probably what drew me to the Forest River Sunseeker LE 2250SLE.

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By: On: Thursday November 8 2018

Airstream Flying Cloud

The 2019 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB retains the classic look of Airstreams of old, but is full of modern amenities and boasts a smart floorplan.

Growing up, there was this weird camper trailer that my mom owned, but she kept it over at my grandparents’ farm. It was long, silver and kind of weird looking. I wasn’t allowed to play in it and we didn’t have it for long before my mom sold it off in favor of a motorhome. She regretted doing that because the motorhome was nothing but headaches, but she said several times that we just didn’t have a way to tow the trailer anymore, so it made sense. Now that I’m older, I really regret her doing that. I would have loved to still have that vintage Airstream Travel Trailer.

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By: On: Friday November 2 2018

Rockwood Geo Pro Feature

The Rockwood Geo Pro is a compact and lightweight travel trailer that also acts as a toy hauler. This trailer looks ready for your next off-road adventure.

I’m not going to lie. When I think about RVs, I tend to focus on the ones that fit a more adventurous lifestyle. I can’t help it. My favorite camp sites tend to the ones most would call “inaccessible.” It’s not just camping, either. I tend to enjoy going places that are hard to reach. My current truck, while a modest Toyota Tacoma by many standards, was chosen because of its toughness and durability, along with legendary off-road capability. My wife, however, is more pragmatic. She’s drawn to the crossover-type vehicles that are known more for fuel economy and environmental friendliness. There are travel trailers that fit both of our needs. One that truly sticks out, and that may very well end up on our future purchase plan list, is the Rockwood Geo Pro.

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By: On: Monday October 22 2018
RV Winterizing

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Old Man Winter is fast approaching and for many of us that means camping season is over and it is time to look into RV winterizing.

I hate to admit it, but, at least for me, the camping season has come to an end. We even had our first real snowfall of the year. If you use a winterizing service, or store your RV elsewhere, more power to you. We keep our camper here on our farm and take care of it ourselves. What I mean by that is – I take care of it while my wife is at work. There are two basic premises to keep in mind when RV winterizing. One, you need to get all of the water out of your plumbing so that it doesn’t freeze and ruin things.  And two, you want to cover it up to protect it from the elements. Let’s roll up the sleeves and get started.

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By: On: Tuesday October 9 2018

Winnebago Revel Side Door

The 2019 Winnebago Revel is a Class B motorhome built around a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, but with the added bonus of four-wheel drive.

It may be the time of year, but I have a bad habit of always wanting to go places I can’t normally go. By this, I mean, while many would think of buying a new RV and exploring the many amazing campgrounds and parks across North America, I have this burning desire to go a little deeper into the wilds and find those places that are harder to access with a standard motorhome. I guess that is one of the many things that draws me to the Winnebago Revel Class B motorhome. This is one of those RVs that lets you really get out and explore, regardless of the driving conditions.

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By: On: Wednesday September 26 2018

EarthRoamer XV-LTS Feature

If money was no object, my RV of choice would be the rugged EarthRoamer XV-LTS – an RV that can go where no others can follow.

Every week, we talk about amazing destinations, or the best RVs in a given category. We certainly hope you get some useful information from this blog. While talking with my kids recently as we walked the aisles at another local RV show, my son asked me a question that made me pause a little bit. He asked if I could buy any new RV on the market today and price was no object, which one would I want to get. Granted he asked this question right after we had just toured a sweet $300,000+ Class A motorcoach. My wife chimed in before I answered, and said she would be leaning toward the Class A. I thought about it for a minute and said that to be honest, I’d have to get an EarthRoamer XV-LTS.

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