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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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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 ...

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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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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When Should I Replace My RV Tires

05.25.2012 · Posted in RV Maintenance and Repairs, Safety

 The RVIA, an RV industry association suggests that on the average, RV tires need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years. “How can that be you say. My RV only travels a couple of thousand miles a year, there is lots of tread left”. I completely understand, the 6 year  old tires on our motorhome ...

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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 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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Correct Driver’s Licence For Your RV

08.27.2009 · Posted in Safety

Here in Ontario and everywhere else I bet,  there seems to be a huge debate as to the correct driver’s license for each class of Recreation Vehicle. It seems  everyone has a story these days of someone who ran into problems because they didn’t have the right documentation and most stories seem to end with ...

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Baad Weather!

08.22.2009 · Posted in Safety

Here in southern Ontario the news these days is all about the damage caused by Tornadoes a couple of days ago. Other than be aware  what do you do when you are out in your RV and you come upon severe weather warnings?. I snooped around the net, found lots of information but the one ...

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RVers death at Indy speedway remains a mystery

05.28.2008 · Posted in RV Travel, Safety

  RVers death at Indy speedway remains a mystery By Greg Gerber   RV Industry News   INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities were uncertain Monday of the source of the carbon monoxide that filled a family’s recreational vehicle near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, killing one person and leaving three hospitalized.The gas killed 43-year-old Michael Thies and sickened four ...

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The Importance of Proper Braking Systems II

05.11.2008 · Posted in Safety

Here’s the orginal story The Importance about a motorhome losing it’s toad during an accident. Here’s the update, from WAFF, North Alabama TV. Joey, we want you to know we are ALL pulling for you. Lets all double check our tow bars and braking systems every time we hook up. Tweet ...

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The Importance of Proper Braking Systems

05.07.2008 · Posted in Safety

A lot of motorhome owners feel that having a proper braking system on their toad or dinghy isn’t necessary inspite of the fact that it is illegal to move with out it. At this point we don’t know exactly what happened, but the story certainly points to an inadequate system on the toad. It would ...

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