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By: On: Tuesday July 2 2019

RV Water Heater

Your RV water heater is important for your comfort and enjoyment when you’re out camping. Keeping it in peak condition is not only important for comfort, but also your safety. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy hot water while in camp.

Many RVs are equipped with a water heater of some kind that provides hot water for sinks and showers. Just like the water heater in your home, sometimes these units need maintenance, repair or replacement. An RV water heater is basically a smaller version of a home heater, with tanked water heaters and tankless, on-demand water heaters available. Let’s run through some common questions and solutions that you should know to get the most enjoyment from your RV water heater this season.

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By: On: Monday May 6 2019
Rent an RV Feature

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If you are interested in trying out an RV, but aren’t ready to buy, you can easily and affordably rent an RV first to see how it works for you and your family.

Another summer is almost upon us. The kids will be out of school soon. The weather is going to warm up and the grass is going to grow, be mowed and grow some more. Before you know it, it’ll be time to load up the car again, drive countless hours to a hotel, unpack for the night, get back in the cramped car and do it all again for the next few days. Maybe this year, you’ll fly instead. Get everyone into the car again, rush through the airport, only to find your flight is delayed. And when you finally do get on a plane, that guy in front of you is going to recline his seat all the way back for the entire flight. Your knees are going to be bruised for the whole trip, but at least it cost half your retirement fund to book the flights and hotel. Aren’t vacations supposed to be fun for everyone? Maybe it’s time to consider renting an RV and going a different route? Here are five solid reasons to rent an RV this summer.

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By: On: Thursday April 11 2019
RV Flooring Feature

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Just like in your house, your flooring in your RV wears and after time it will need to be replaced. It is understandable, too. When you’re camping, the flooring in your RV has to deal with a lot of dirt and moisture changes, even more so than your home flooring would. You have plenty of options for replacing it and most of the options you have are projects that you can tackle yourself, too. For the do-it-yourselfer, changing your RV flooring is a fun job and something you can do to not only improve your RV, but give it a personal touch as well. When it comes time to replace your RV flooring, here’s what you need to know to get started.

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By: On: Thursday April 4 2019

Camper Dinnerware Feature

One of the many great things about camping is eating camp food. Eating something cooked over an open fire, like roasting a hot dog, is definitely something special. And let’s be honest, even eating some mac and cheese made on the stove in your RV just seems to taste better than if you made it at home, right? To enjoy those camp meals, we need some dinnerware that can work well for the camping life. Durability and ease of cleaning are factors in deciding what dinnerware will work best with your RV lifestyle. Don’t fret. If you’ve ever wondered what to look for in camper dinnerware, we’ve got you covered.

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By: On: Tuesday March 26 2019

RV Security System

Many of us have some kind of home security system beyond simply locking your doors. It may be as simple as motion lights all the way up to alarms, cameras and more. Having some kind of system keeps you and your family safe while you’re inside, and your stuff safe while you’re away. There are several ways to add a security system to your RV to add that peace of mind while you’re enjoying the camping life. Here are five of the best RV security system options for various types of use.

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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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