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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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Things To Look For when Buying An RV

03.25.2012 · Posted in Blogs, Buying RV's, Selling RV's

Gary Bunzer, better known as the “RV Doctor” has a great article on what to look for when you are purchasing your next RV. As Gary says “Sure, the floor plan is very important and the color scheme (inside and out) vital, but since recreation vehicles vary so much in price point, wouldn’t it be ...

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Big Motorhomes Are Easy To Drive

03.08.2012 · Posted in Class A Motorhomes, RV Travel

Really, they are. You certainly need to get used to the size but big coaches, particularily Diesel Pushers are agile and powerful. You sit high above traffic and can see well ahead. The open road is a beautiful place from up there behind that massive windshield. But don’t take my word for it, here’s an ...

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RV Sales Rise In January

03.06.2012 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

Increase in gas prices shouldn’t dent the market, spokesman says. By JIM MEENAN South Bend Tribune6:21 a.m. EST, March 6, 2012 Despite the rapid increase in gas prices the past few weeks, a spokesman for the recreational vehicle industry believes it will not directly affect RV sales. The RV market is coming off of a ...

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Please Explain The Different Types Of RV’s

03.05.2012 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

Noted RV journalist  and publisher of  RV Travel .com  Chuck Woodbury does a little three minute video that quickly explains the difference between the many different types of RV’s. So tell us Chuck, what do you mean when you talk about motorhomes, truck campers, trailers, fifth wheels and van campers? Watch Motorhome, Camper, fifth Wheel ...

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Expandable Travel Trailer

03.03.2012 · Posted in Fuel Efficient Rvs, Travel Trailers

Imagine being able to “triple you room” in your small easy to town travel trailer? sounds like a heck of a concept right? This week the British RV newsletter is telling the story of a French company building the   BeauEr 3X expanding caravan. Now defunct National RV was the first manufactuer to come out with ...

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Wanna Win Free Camping? How About A $40,000 RV?

Keystone RV has just partnered with KOA to help celebrate KOA’s 50th anniversary . They are doing a promotion and giving away RV accessories, free camping nights at KOA and a grand prize of a 2013 Keystone Vantage trailer valued at $40,000. The contest is free to enter, in fact you can do it once ...

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Full Body Paint

08.03.2011 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

“Is it worth the extra money for full body paint?” I hear that question all the time. In my opinion the answer is YES. Think about it, in this day and age would you buy a car that wasn’t painted? Then, if you have the choice why would.you buy an RV without paint? If for ...

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Affordable RV’s

12.02.2010 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

A recent survey in RV Travel.Com asked their readers to put a value on their current  recreation vehicle. While 13% value their babies at less than $10,000 a full third of their respondents come in at $20,000 or less. To me that says RVing is affordable recreation and a lot of people already recognize that. ...

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How Do I Drive This Thing?

09.29.2009 · Posted in Class A Motorhomes, Tips and Tricks

  OK, So you bought yourself a shiny new motorhome. It’s 3 or 4 times the size of your car. You know you can drive this monster, you see others doing it, but a few tips would sure be helpful. Here comes Lazy Days RV in Seffner Florida (the worlds largest single store RV Dealer) to ...

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The Magic Combo

09.17.2009 · Posted in 5th Wheels, Full Time RVing, RV Travel

The discussion never ends. What’s better? A trailer, 5th wheel or a motorhome. Everyone has their own opinion. One of the negative when folks are dissing 5th wheels is that trailer or no trailer you only have a big truck to drive. Here’s one man’s fix to that problem. He got a bigger truck (I’ll ...

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No More Slider Hitches

08.27.2009 · Posted in 5th Wheels, Tips and Tricks

Get a load of this new pin box coupler from Reese. It’s called the Sidewinder from Reese. It pretty much eliminates the need for the always more expensive slider the wheel hitches  you’ve needed to pull a 5th wheel with your short box truck. In case you missed it, here’s the video. Tweet ...

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Who’s Left?

03.10.2009 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

  Maybe I should title this post “Who is left today, March 10, 2009”. The last 10 days have been a little hard on RV manufacturers, even harder than the last few months. In the last few weeks motorhome manufacturers Rexhall, then Country Coach and Monaco all filed for chapter 11. A few days later ...

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Problems With Our Levelling Jacks

06.15.2008 · Posted in Class A Motorhomes, Tips and Tricks

As we were packing up to leave our campsire today we had a problem with ur levellors. Three legs came up no problem, but the 4th one the left front would not retract. Fortuanately Ron,  our next door neighbor, is an “hydraulic expert”  and a millwright and works with hydraulics every day. Ron says I ...

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Are The Chinese Coming To An RV Store Near You?

RV Business this morning has an item about Swagman Motorhomes of Australia debuting their new joint venture motorhome, called Next Generation. It’s  manufactured in Australia, and finished in China, and will be shown at an upcoming show in Shanghai this May 16 to 18. They hope to have these 28′ and up Diesel Pusher motorhomes ...

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New or Used II

For today’s lesson I have enlisted the help of my two friends “Darryl and my other friend Darryl” (Wasn’t that a neat show?) As you know my name is Larry. In this skit I’m the RV salesperson, Darryl is going to buy a new coach, other Darryl is going to buy a similar motorhome, 5 ...

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New or Used?

What’s your best buy? New or Used?  If you always buy new or you always buy used, this conversation is over already. If you are on the fence, read on. Lets start by looking at motorhomes. New motorhomes today have numerous slides, full body paint, flat screen TV’s and the latest of Electronics. The tail ...

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Motorized or Towable What’s Best For Me?

05.03.2008 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

Oh Boy, here we go. Sit down a few trailer owners with a few motorhome  owners and this conversation will go for hours. Let’s try to make it simple. The motorhome shines when you are on the road. The view sitting up there in a Class A is to die for. The trailer or 5th ...

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What’s That RV worth II

05.02.2008 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

Long before the NADA and Kelley Blue Book guides became available we in the RV Business had to establish values the good old fashioned way, We would have to guess. Yes, I’m talking before computers here. Remember, I’ve been doing this for quite a few years. Anyway it went like this: If a new model 26B was ...

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Fuel Efficient RV’s

Let’s see now, we’ll attach our house to our car, then we’ll be absolutely amazed by the drop in fuel efficiency. Obviously, if fuel economy is important; the smaller the house, the better the fuel efficiency. Our first motorized RV was a 1979  Volkswagen Westfalia, the ultimate in fuel efficiency. It was the perfect RV ...

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Gas or Diesel?

 Which is the right one for you? The easy answer is: Depends. 20 years ago, almost all new Motorhomes were gas, 10 years ago it was probably 50/50. Now  over 70% of new A’s are diesel. Why the shift? Mostly the coaches are bigger, heavier, have more slides and substantially more equipment. These days most everyone ...

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Selling That RV

04.26.2008 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

  It’s time to move on. So you’ve been snooping around a bit trying to figure out what you can get for her…the RV is what I mean!  How do we move it quickly for a good price?  First, why not sit down and write a list of everything that’s not quite right with it. Needs ...

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What’s That RV Worth?

04.26.2008 · Posted in Buying RV's, Selling RV's

Whether you are buying or selling, that’s probably the most important question of them all.  In reality the actual value of anything  is what a willing seller and a willing buyer can agree on. It’s really that simple. Compared with other similar RV’s how’s the condition? The colors? How clean is it? Does everything work? ...

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Which RV Is Right For Me?

I’ve been agonizing for weeks as to how I was going to set up this post. This is definitely the most asked question every RV salesperson ever hears. And not an easy one to answer either. There are so many variables. In my opinion these folks, Jayco, have done a great job of getting you ...

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