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7 Advantages For Cable Slides

Like every innovation in anything RV, the “lucky” early adopters help the manufacturers work the bugs out of the new systems. Cable slides have been around since the mid 2000’s and we learned pretty quickly that they weren’t going to stand up for use on big heavy slides. In fact, they quickly became a feature ...

What’s That RV Worth?

12.31.2013 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

You are looking longingly at your dream RV. It’s exactly what you’ve been looking for and it looks like it’s in perfect condition. It’s even close to your price range. But what’s it really worth? You sure don’t want to pay too much. I suggest you start with NADA. RV dealers use a different version ...

Refurbished Airstreams showcase small-space living as lodging

02.01.2013 · Posted in How We RV, RV's in the news, Travel Trailers

“It’s a part of American culture that transcends time,” said architect Matthew Hofmann, 29, who last month opened an Airstream hotel consisting of four tricked-out trailers parked midtown at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp off De La Vina Street. “It symbolizes style and adventure. There is something very fundamental about getting in your car and ...

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Be Careful Where You Plug In.

OK, today we need to talk man to man. It’s time we had a chat you and I. You are old enough that you have to start thinking about Safe RVing. Let’s face it Big Fella,you need to pay attention to where you’re putting that power cord of yours. I’m not kidding here, we really ...

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Our Coach Has No Furnace

Oh my goodness, it doesn’t have a water heater either. How could that be? Actually more and more quality RVs are built that way. Since the introduction of hydronic heating systems in the mid 80’s RV manufacturers have chosen hydronic systems in more and more of their high end motor coaches. As these systems become ...

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New Leisure Travel Van Video

Leisure Travel builds a beautiful camper van with loads of handy features. Leisure is built by Triple E, a Canadian manufacturer with more than 40 years of experience building high quality recreation vehicles. Tie Triple E quality to the indestructible Sprinter chassis by Mercedes and you are guaranteed a winner. If you are thinking new ...

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The Ultimate All Terrain RV

The EarthCruiser is the ultimate all terrain expedition vehicle for extended and comfortable travel to places that most people only read about in adventure magazines. Introducing the EarthCruiser EXP, a unique 4×4 camper that not only provides safe and reliable travel on and off the beaten track but also long term luxurious accommodation when you ...

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RV vs Residential Refrigerators

Which one is best for you? Remember when RV fridges were all 3 way? You had a choice of which power source you wanted to use choosing between 12 volt, 110 volt, or propane. If you chose propane you had to hold down a button with one hand while you pressed the ignitor  with the ...

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Correct Tire Pressure

There seems to be such huge confusion over something as simple as correct tire pressure. Whenever I’ve bought new tires for our coaches the tire guys have either set them all at 100 pounds because that’s what we are told to do or they have read the tires to find the most pressure the tires are ...

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Spartan Unveiling Extol ‘Concept’ Gas Chassis reports RV Business

11.27.2012 · Posted in Class A Motorhomes, Gas, RV's in the news

Way back in the 70’s when you bought a new gas Class A motor home it was most probably built on a Dodge chassis, but maybe a GM.  In the early 80’s, as a result of  loan guarantees Chrysler dropped out of the RV chassis and heavy truck end of the business. Then up popped a ...

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Lance ups Truck Camper Game

Haven’t truck campers come a long way now! With two slides and all the details of a luxury motorhome this RV is certainly more than “just something to take the kids fishing”. The question remains at almost 3700 pounds dry weight (and that’s before options) what do you need to carry it? I’m not seeing ...

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Shopping For Older Class A?

Yesterday I got into the middle of a conversation with a couple of future Class A motorhome owners. They are both looking for something in the late 1990’s, gas, good condition and reasonably priced. They understand that with a fifteen year old RV there can be some issues but both these guys are pretty handy. ...

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Park Your Travel Trailer Like A Pro

09.07.2012 · Posted in RV Accessories, Travel Trailers

Do you have a problem getting your travel trailer into your back yard? Does the perfect RV site elude you because you can’t back your trailer in with your tow vehicle? There are oodles of power trailer movers out there but this one looks to me to be the sweetest and the easiest to use. ...

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Newell Coach – When Only The Finest Will Do

I admit I’ve been in the RV biz a long time and I also admit to being a bit of a snob when it comes to nice motorhomes. I like quality,  power, great handling, and comfort. Lots of comfort. But in any RV I’m looking at for me I also need to include the word affordable. ...

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Fleetwood Ships New Excursion 33 foot Pusher

If you are in the market for a small, versatile Diesel Pusher then the new 2013 Excursion 33A from Fleetwood RV is certainly worth a look. Built on a Freightliner chassis with Exclusive Power Bridge chassis construction, the coach, powered by a gutsy 300hp ISB Cummins engine mated to an Allison transmission will offer great ...

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Winnebago Said To Add Small, Affordable Class A, 2013

Rumor has it that Winnebago is adding a new 26′ feature loaded Class A priced at less than most Class C’s. The Winnebago Vista Rally or Itasca Sun Star Sport are both loaded with standard features, great looking products and priced to be fantastic values. Watch for them arriving at your Winnebago/Itasca dealer in early ...

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Camper Deals On Wheels

05.10.2012 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's, Fold Downs

A new camper for your pickup or a new folding trailer should cost you a bit less than it did just 4 years ago. You still will find some discounts as dealers recover from slumping sales. Meanwhile, manufacturers continue to lighten the load. Read the full Consumers Digest Article here Tweet ...

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Winnebago: Big Selection Of Small Fuel Efficient Motorhomes

Well respected Motorhome manufacturer Winnebago Industries not only has a lot of history in the motor home business they have a lot of history in the fuel efficient motorhome buisness as well. I’ve been a close follower of Winnebago since the mid 1970’s and have watched them have their hand in “fuel efficient RV’s” for ...

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All Electric Travel Trailer: Coming Soon?

Last week’s edition of the Caravan Times, a British weekly RV newsletter, features an article on a new almost all-electric travel trailer. I remember being told about 10 years ago that because of the fire hazard,  at some point in the future there would be no more liquid propane gas on any RV’s. That prediction started ...

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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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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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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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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