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Stepping Out, Stepping Up with Style

I saw a new Montana 5th wheel yesterday with a new kind of entry step. It has a good size step, adjustable, no rocking, no rolling and says it’s good for up to 500 pounds. It’s designed to work with the bigger 5th wheels and toy hauler. If I was in the market for either ...

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Helen and Larry discuss the fulltime rv lifestyle

06.16.2014 · Posted in Full Time RVing, How We RV

I got a long email the other day from a lady named Helen. Her and her hubby were agonizing over when and if they were ever going to get to travel full time and were looking for some advice. Here is my reply to Helen and her man. Hi Helen Sorry it took me a ...

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Satelite TV And Canadian RV Snowbirds

06.12.2014 · Posted in Tips and Tricks

Canada has two suppliers of satellite television, ExpressVu (now called Bell TV) and Shaw Direct. Until two years ago Canadians could roam all of Canada and the US and still catch their favorite Canadian shows regardless to whom they were subscribed. That’s when Bell TV realigned their footprint so there signal was no longer available ...

A New Way to Update Your Roof?

06.10.2014 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

Remember when an RV roof was an aluminum roof? The sun would come out and the roof would expand. The sun would go down and the roof would contract. No matter which way the metal moved it pulled on the sealants and before you knew it your roof leaked. Then, in the late 1980’s RV ...

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Jayco Precept Equals Affordable Family Class A

Last fall Jayco RV introduced a new line of quality, well equipped, affordable Class A motor homes called Precept. They first rolled out their 32′ 31Ul model and Sicard’s received their first in time for their fall sale. As I do with anything new and motorized I crawled all over it, under it and through ...

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Forest River Upgrades 2014 SportsCoach Pushers

Sicard RV just got received two upgraded 360 DL Cross Country diesel pushers and this morning I got to spend a couple of hours in one of them with a customer. This gentleman knows his motorhomes inside and out so instead of the conversation being me doing most of the talking while he listens he ...

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Do All RV Manufacturers Walls Delaminate?

The short answer is no. Not all RV manufacturers laminate their walls to begin with. Think of your standard travel trailer like a Prowler or a Terry or Dutchmen from years gone by. Most of these rv’s were built around a wooden frame, with fibreglass insulation using a process called “Stick and Tin”. The “stick” ...

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Northstar Shows How They Build Campers

05.31.2014 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's, Truck Campers

I’m guessing that after 55 years in the truck camper business, Iowa truck camper manufacturer NorthStar should have a pretty good idea how to build a decent truck camper. Thy are so sure that they’re doing it right that they’ve produced a series of videos on their website where they walk you through the process. ...

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The difference between a Surge Protector, an Autoformer and an Electrical Management System is?

Each year more and more of the systems in our new higher end recreation vehicles become more electronic. Sadly, many of our recreation vehicle “resorts” are not keeping up the times. While their electrical services become older and less efficient our RV’s continue to demand more and better power. As a result serious stress on ...

America’s 5 Most Wanted RV Upgrades

05.28.2014 · Posted in RV Accessories, Webpages

Kirkland RV Sales out of Evert Washington (in our opinion, one of the most beautiful areas in the US) recently published this article on the “most wanted RV upgrades” and I think other than better internet hot spot they nailed the list pretty well. Why not read their list and see what you think. Tweet ...

40 Year Old Classics are Still Very Classy!

05.27.2014 · Posted in RV's in the news, RVs around the world

They started production with their 1973 models and as the story goes completed construction of these iconic motorhomes in 1976. The last few were sold off to other companies who completed the last few shells over the next two years so you can find GMC motorhomes tagged as late as 1978. They tell me that ...

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Motorcycles and Motorhomes: Your Two Loves?

05.25.2014 · Posted in RV Accessories, RV Travel, Tips and Tricks

“OK, we’re set up in the RV park, now let’s get out and ride.” There are lots of RVers out there who enjoy both their loves, but what’s the best way to easily take that big bike of yours on your next Motorhome adventure? Some tow a pickup truck with their bike in the truck ...

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We Test Drive Winnebago’s New Trend Class C

If you missed the test drive we did on Winnebago’s exciting new Travato camperized van you can catch that here. Travato, Winnebago’s newest entry in their touring coach line up, are built on the new Ram ProStar platform as a class B camperized van. They also are using the same platform in a “cut-away” or ...

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Test Drive Travato

One of the advantages to working in the RV industry is that we often get to try the new stuff first, simply because we are there when the new models first arrive at the dealership. Yesterday morning I pulled in to work right behind Sicard RV’s first Winnebago Travato Class B. You’ll remember, we talked ...

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Meet The Goulds

05.17.2014 · Posted in Full Time RVing, How We RV

The folks at Sicard RV sat down with good friends and happy Sicard customers Doug and Bonnie Gould to discuss their lifestyle as full-time RVers. They summer in Canada, spending a couple of months on their boat exploring Lake Superior, then work their way south to winter in Florida where they do a lot of ...

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A Wedgie Your RV Will Love

05.16.2014 · Posted in RV Accessories, Tips and Tricks

Do your topper awnings drive you crazy when they flap in the wind? Are you pissed when your toppers pool with water when it rains? We were enjoying a relaxing evening chatting with RV friends the other night and Gord was explaining the benefits of his Awning Wedge. Boy, am I out of the loop ...

RoadTrek All Electric E-Trek Van

Imagine this! A luxury camperized van with no propane tank and no separate generator. Instead, it’s all-electric with a generator that uses the vans 3.0 litre diesel engine to run it, with solar panels on the roof, a 5000 watt inverter, more than enough for all the appliances and count them, 8 maintenance-free batteries for ...

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Solera Awning features Speakers and LED Lights in awning

05.11.2014 · Posted in RV Accessories

Want music outside your RV? But don’t want ugly speakers on your exterior walls? What if they put the speakers in the awning heads? What if they added LED lights while they were at it? The new patent-pending Solera Awning Speakers are located inside the two Solera awning heads, providing excellent sound quality and directing ...

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Most “Luxurious” Winnebago EVER!

Winnebago has built motorhomes for over 50 years so when they tell you they are now offering the most luxurious Winnebago ever you know it’s going to be good. When they describe it using words like “upscale amenities” with impressive brand names like furniture by Villa you know they’ve loaded this one with all the ...

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Very Modern Tent Campers

05.07.2014 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's, Fold Downs

We first started camping in our tent, but soon tired of all the packing and unpacking and sleeping on the ground so we moved up to a fold down camper. Tent campers, aka Tent Trailers, aka Fold Downs and aka Hard Tops have a bunch of advantages, the most important one is you usually don’t ...

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Light-Weight trailer has classic look

It measures 16 feet from front to back, weighs about 1800 pounds and looks like the classic VW (Volkswagen) Van. It’s easy to pull and with its fiberglass body is really easy to keep up. Equipped with the pop-up roof you’ve got oodles of head room. As an added advantage you will never be lonely ...

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Residential Fridges In some Sprinter Trailers

It was only a year ago when I pondered if we would see residential fridges in our trailers any time soon. We’ve seen residential fridges in park model and destination trailers for years and they’ve made their way down the luxury motor home chain as more and more coaches go “all-electric” but, to the best ...

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Winnebago: New Fuel Efficient Class C

Winnebago is now shipping their new Winnebago Trend and Itasca Viva, offering an affordable new class C motor home built on the also new Ram ProMaster front wheel drive chassis You can view the Winnebago Trend brochure here Or, if you prefer, you can catch the Motorhome Magazine product review here. Tweet ...

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How Can I Full Time RV?

We’ve been full-time RVer’s for about 8 years now and when I’m at my part-time summer job selling RV’s I make a point of telling every one I meet about our lifestyle. Some turn their noses up in disgust, while many others are really interested in learning a lot more about how this all works ...

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Pull a heavy trailer with your motorhome SAFELY?

04.19.2014 · Posted in RV Accessories, Safety, Tips and Tricks, Towing

Problem: You’re convinced you RV can pull your heavy trailer but there is no way the chassis will carry the hitch weight safely. Also, a little extra braking power would be helpful Trailer Toad could be your answer. If you hang around the smaller race tracks or horse shows sooner or later you’re bound to ...

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Sleeps 4 Tent Trailer Towable by Motorcycle

04.16.2014 · Posted in 4 x 4 off road, Fold Downs, Fuel Efficient Rvs

Indiana light weight RV manufacturer Livin’ Lite has added to their line-up of lightweight automotive tent campers starting with a new 6′ tent camper light enough to be pulled by larger motorcylces. The Quicksilver line of affordable tent campers also includes an 8 foot model weighing in at just over 800 pounds and a 10′ ...

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