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Meet Larry Vanstone

IMAG2576 HI I’m Larry Vanstone.

I’ve taken to calling myself a Lucky RV Professional lately.  Let me explain. I’ve been an avid RV’er since we moved out of the tent and got our first  hard top tent trailer well over forty years ago.

I have worked in the RV industry for 36 years (part-time these days) and during that time we have progressed through a truck camper, a  van conversion and a few motor homes.  There was even a fifth wheel in there at one point. For the last eight years my wife and I have full-timed in our coach.


OK, fair enough you say, I guess you qualify as a professional and that’s kind of lucky but I want more.

I remember a day back in the mid 70’s. I was sitting in a camp chair, feet up on a stump and a cold beverage in my hand, gazing at my family playing around our truck and new camper.  On that day I remember thinking “Larry, this is so much fun you should be doing this for a living. People need to know about this”.

Within a couple of years I was selling RV’s and things have never looked back.

I am passionate about the RV industry and about everything RV. It’s that passion that  got this website going. We love to travel, all the neat people we meet and  the amazing friends we have met in RV parks all over Canada, the USA and Mexico.

My goal for this website is to help anyone and everyone  interested in RV’ing  get out here so they too can enjoy this amazing lifestyle. If you are thinking RV, tell me how I can help.

We are thrilled to recently have been featured on the cover of RvWest Magazine. Here’s what they had to say about us and our lifestyle.

On our personal web page we often tell stories about our RV experiences. Sometimes those stories are even true. Please check us out here.

Join me on Facebook, I’m Larry Vanstone and on Twitter I’m @larryvanstone. If you guessed I’m LarryVanstone on Google+ you would be right.

I look forward to meeting you.

16 Responses to “Meet Larry Vanstone”

  1. I would like to get solar panels to charge the battery on my pop-up camper so that I can run the propane heater at my remote hunting site. I have a couple questions.

    1) Will a large deep cycle battery last all night just running the heater fan?
    2) How large of a solar panel (15w, 30w, etc.) will I need to recharge the battery during the day?

  2. Hi Larry,

    We have a choice between a 2001 Fleetwood Discovery 37V and a 2001 Fleetwood Bounder 39Z…all other things being equal – price, condition…which is the better deal?


  3. Hi Sandra
    I assume they are both Diesel Pushers. They are pretty much the same motor home. Discovery is one up from Bounder in the Fleetwood scheme of things and probably sold for about 10% more when they were new. Basically the same coach with a few more features. The Discovery will probably have a little bigger engine, and a dressed up interior, things like that. Which one do you like the best? If they are both in good shape with similar features and mileage go with what feels best. Either one should work just fine for you.
    Whichever one you choose, you will love the lifestyle. Safe Travels, Larry

  4. I was looking at your manufactures list and wondering why you do not list Coachmen?

  5. Maybe because Coachmen is now just a Forest River brand? As I recall when I did up this list they were kind of in limbo.

  6. I have a 1987 24′ Fleetwood Southwind with an Onan Emerald1 Gen. I am about to pull my hair out figuring out how to change such a simple thing as the air filter on the generator. It has the 2 steel walls on both sides, cannot get to the bolts that hold them on, no clearance to get to the bolt that holds the filter cover on, the filter cover would not be able to go forward enough even if i got the bolt off, What a design, What do I do??? thanks

  7. Hi Paul. I’m not a mechanic so I can’t answer that question but I can help. I would go to the Class A forum on RV.Net (www.rv.net/forums) and post your question. You’ll quickly have an answer

  8. Thanks Larry, Paul

  9. hi, i have a 2002 majestic rv and i need i new battery. i don’t know what battery to use. i would also not like to spend tones of money a a battery. can you please help me.

  10. i forgot to put the length but it is a 28 ft majestic rv 2002

  11. Hi Bobby. Sorry for the delay getting back to you. We have been travelling in non-internet areas for the past few days. The answer, if you are looking for a house battery is a Deep Cycle 12 volt battery.

  12. We have a 1999 Monaco La Palma and we have a problem. The air conditioner is working, the fan is working but the air is not blowing out. We put a couple hundred dollars into finding out whats wrong, but no luck yet! Any ideas for resolving this issue? Thank you!

  13. Hi Jo Is this the roof or dash air? I guess it doesn’t matter, either way there has to be some blockage in there. I’ve heard of rodents building nests in roof air ducts a few times but I really have no clue.
    Sorry I can’t be more help. Pleasse let me know what the problem is when you find it. Larry

  14. Hi Larry,

    I have a crazy question for you regarding our tow behind that is permanently sitting on a lot connected to shore power.
    This just started this season. When the roof a/c cycles on and we turn on one of the camper lights, it immediately cycles off.
    It’s not a coincidence and it’s not always the same light. If we turn a camper light on before cycling the a/c, it’s fine. It’s only when we turn a light on after the a/c has cycled on.
    It’s only the camper lights that affect it. Nothing else. We have a Magnetek converter 6300 series. I didn’t have a battery hooked up until this year after I was told I should have one connected even though we’re permanently connected to shore power.
    Any ideas??

    Thanks so much,

  15. OK Greg. I agree. That is a crazy question and I have no idea what the answer might be. I think you want to ask somebody skilled in electricity that question. I’d be interested in what you figure it out.

  16. Thanks so much for your quick response. I’ll keep asking around. If you come across and explanation, please let me know.

    Thanks again,

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