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Archive for April, 2012

An Extra 2 MPG Would Make A Huge Difference

04.30.2012 · Posted in Fuel Savings, Travel Trailers

Think about what you currently get for gas mileage when you pull your RV.  If you could increase that by 2 miles per gallon that would be a 10 to 20% increase wouldn’t it? Can a wind deflector actually make that much difference? I’m not yet a believer but I am prepared to listen. Read ...

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Rugged RV Designed For People With Work To Do

They call it Bulldog and it looks like they designed it the same way. Built on a 14′ chassis, the rugged trailer sports 2 100 pound LP tanks, 2 35,000 BTU furnaces, plus two 110 volt baseboard heaters wrapped in R38 floor and ceiling insulation. For more on this unique RV read the RV Daily ...

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Rv Refrigerators And Fires

04.30.2012 · Posted in Safety, Tips and Tricks

I read somewhere not long ago that 80 percent of all RV fires start at the fridge. I don’t know for sure the 80% number is accurate but I do know that most parked RV fires that I have heard about in the last 10 years were all fridge related. In fact, our very good ...

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A Great Boondocking Idea

04.30.2012 · Posted in Boondocking

Who says old guys don’t come up with good ideas? Not me, thats for sure. And fellow writer Boondock Bob has one I probably would have completely missed with out his input. If his idea works in Nevada, where else will it work? Read his perfect plan here on RV Boon Docking News. To learn more ...

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The Return Of The Teardrop Trailer

Introducing Tiny Trailer. If you like the picture, you’ll love the story: To prove that point I borrowed these lines from their “about us” page: Annie loves to go camping. Her family used to load up the 1957 station wagon and hit the road for a month at a time. We started with a van and ...

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Reducing The Pain At The Pump

04.24.2012 · Posted in Fuel Savings, Saving Fuel

I borrowed this article from Woodall’s  Family Camping Blog. Don’t worry though, I’ll put it back as soon as you finish reading it. Let’s face it; we all need to learn everything we can when comes to saving precious fuel. Catch the complete article here. Tweet ...

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Coach-Net Roadside Assistance

We decided last year that we were paying way too much for roadside assistance. We had only ever required roadside service once in our ten year love affair with the Canadian Auto Association  (same as AAA in the US but Canadian) but their pricing seemed to be getting a little silly. We did the research ...

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A Little Story About Our Steering Stabilizer

  We are doing 65 or 70 miles per hour in the far left lane passing a couple of 18 wheelers on a Ohio Interstate when suddenly we hear a load noise from under the coach. I’m thinking it’s a tire but I can’t feel anything different so I assume it must be a rear. I also assume ...

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ProLite Ultra light trailer fuel efficient RV

Yeah, I know, it’s a small picture, but the car is pretty small too, and  so is the trailer. If you are looking for light and small this may be a trailer you want to have a peek at. It seems to be that this small Canadian manufacturer  may  be on to something. The company ...

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Great Aid to Boondockers

04.20.2012 · Posted in Boondocking

You like to boondock but you’re not finding that perfect place you’re looking for. If you just knew somebody in the area you could just go park in their driveway for a night or two but you don’t know anybody in this town. Or maybe you have some room on your lot for an extra ...

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From Anode To Yaw. Let’s learn RV talk

Every industry has it’s own special language. Words and terms that mean something different in one industry then they might to people in other vocations. Here in the RV world we have a bunch that we understand but others may not. Fortunately our good friends at Jayco RV put a list together so we can ...

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Cold Weather Camping

04.18.2012 · Posted in Cold weather camping, RV Travel

While a lot of the areas of North America are now enjoying warm spring-like weather, in our northern areas and at higher elevations it’s still cold. A lot of modern recreation vehicles come equipped with “Artic Packs” which may include extra insulation, bigger furnaces, & enclosed and heated holding tanks. Some are available with thermal ...

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RV Batteries: Keep Your Juice Up

04.17.2012 · Posted in RV Maintenance and Repairs

These days most RV’s come with special deep cycle batteries. They look pretty but how the heck do I look after them? We weren’t sure either so we asked Interstate Battery for some answers. Here is their reply:   How to check the water level and add water:  If your battery has removable vent caps ...

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Another Life On The Road

04.16.2012 · Posted in Full Time RVing, How We RV

Eighteen years ago, Karen Saltus decided her best option was “stepping off a cliff.” For her own well-being, she had to let go of the steady paychecks she received as a DJ at a Boston radio station, she said. Sick of the 40-hour-a-week confinements of office walls — and working with “big egos” — she ...

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Mobile Mansions For The Stars

04.14.2012 · Posted in How We RV, RV's in the news

Can you imagine an RV type trailer that expands in to a 1200 square foot home away from home? Now make it a 2 storey mansion. If you’ve been down at the local RV dealer checking out the latest in high end 5th wheels for your family  you gotta check out these bad boys.  And for just ...

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Ontario Now More RV Friendly

04.12.2012 · Posted in RV Travel

Rest Area Closed signs are getting more and more common as State and Provincial governments wrestle with budget shortages. Last year the Canadian province of Ontario did the same with many of their Travel Centres, but they did it with a difference. They did away with the old only to replace it with new ONroute ...

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Buying Or Selling RV Requires Careful Appraisal

04.09.2012 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

In the market to sell your RV or looking to buy? The appraised value of a recreation vehicle depends on many factors, including the overall condition, age, mileage, upkeep and the types of accessories and appliances found in the vehicle. Online guides and books offer a simple solution for helping you calculate the value of ...

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Geocaching is a great fit for RV enthusiasts

04.03.2012 · Posted in How We RV, RV Travel

Living life on the road in an RV brings fresh and exciting experiences. Whether scanning the trees for an elusive bird or biking local trails, RVers across the country are always on the lookout for new outdoor adventures. One of the newest ways RVers can get out and enjoy nature is geocaching. This modern-day treasure ...

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Wireless Full Color Rear Camera/Monitor System

04.03.2012 · Posted in RV Accessories

When you’re rolling down the highway, heading out for a great rv adventure don’t you want to know what’s really happening behind your RV? Maybe it’s time you added a rear view camera. Jensen it just out with a new digital wireless, full color camera/monitor combination that will work just fine on vehicles over 60′ in ...

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Say Good Bye To Slide Topper Awnings?

04.01.2012 · Posted in Product Review, RV Accessories

First there were slides on RV’s, then there were leaves and twigs and other junk screwing up the seals on slides. Then there were topper awnings. They kept most  the bad stuff off the tops of the slides but still allowed some dust and other junk to slip in under the toppers. The topper awnings also ...

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