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Many RVers think of the tires on our RVs the same way we think about the tires on our vehicles.  Most of us give our tires a quick once over. Checking the tread wear, inflating them to proper PSI and inspecting them for defects.  If these things check out, we’re good to go right?  But one often overlooked check is the tires age. An RVs tire may look perfectly fine with lots of tread left but if older has the potential to be rotted out from the inside, as well as sun checked on the sidewalls. In that condition, a...

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No matter how long we've been RVing.  Regardless of whether we are rookies, or seasoned veterans, we have all experienced that "OH SHOOT!" moment when we realize that we forgot to lower the TV antenna, stow the steps, or close the windows or vents before departing our favorite campsite. Worse yet, I remember the mess of raw eggs and orange juice all over the floor after forgetting to latch the refrigerator!  I'm sure you're smiling right now thinking of your own "OH SHOOT!" moment.   Let's face it, RVs are very complex vehicles and even the most avid RVers need...

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Have you named your RV yet? If you haven't, do you know that you're in a minority?  Over 50% of RVers say they've named their RV. It brings some great pride to ride around in their nicknamed home on wheels. But it also has some practical value as well. It might not be very efficient for conversation to say "let's head back to the New Horizons M453S" compared to saying "let's head back to Betty". If you're having a tough time coming up with names here's a list of ideas you may want to keep in mind. Try brainstorming by...

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Tips and Suggestions for RV Owners After turning on your propane tanks, light one burner on the stove top to start the gas flowing through the system before starting other gas appliances. This helps bleed any air from the system so your appliances are more likely to start on the first try.   Always level your RV before starting the refrigerator. The unit may operate improperly, or not at all if your RV is not level.   Pre-cool the refrigerator at least 24 hours before loading in your food, and try to load the RV refrigerator with items that are...

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RV TRICKS & SERVICE TIPS! The following RV safety tip hits a bit closer to home than desirable.  Once on a camping trip to Disney Land, we awoke to an ambulance and EMT's surrounding an Air Stream travel trailer that was parked in the space right behind us.  They carried a couple out of the trailer that had died the night before due to carbon monoxide poisoning.  This safety tip was submitted to the internet by RV Expert, Mark Polk.  It's full of some very good advice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mark Polk I am a big advocate for RV safety and a major safety concern...

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