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The Teton Range

The Teton Mountains are frequently referred to as America’s Alps due to their immense profile, glacial snow fields, and towering jagged peaks. The crown jewel of the Teton Range is Grand Teton, a 13,770-foot peak that challenges mountain climbers, engages hikers, and thrills photographers. Twelve other peaks reach above 12,000 feet elevation and adds to
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Get The Most Out of Your Extended Warranty

Brought To You By Good Sam Action Line One of the most common submissions Good Sam Action Line receives relates to extended warranty coverage concerns. And we’ve begun to notice a few common consumer oversights. RV warranties and extended warranties provide peace of mind while on the road. Because we’re here to help, we wanted
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Refund Runaround

We attempted to purchase a travel trailer from William Ashley owner Columbus Campers.  We sent him a cashier’s check for $3,000 with paperwork and were told that financing had been approved on a 2015 Keystone Cougar UltraLite 33res.  The following day he told us we had been approved and then we began to try to
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American Warranty Frustration

In August 2014, we purchased a 2012 Artic Fox 5th wheel from Cordelia Junction RV in California. At the time we also purchased an extended warranty from the dealership and American Warranty Service. A Winegard traveler satellite dish was on the rig. On the second trip out the dish quit working. I contacted the warranty
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Water, Water Everywhere

We purchased a 2014 Forest River FR3 in Arizona on January 2014. When using it in New Mexico this past December we started having major water issues inside the RV. When pulling the mattress away from the slide wall on December 23, 2014, I noticed the mattress was frozen to the outside wall. After looking
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The Sun Sets on the Phoenix Rally

The Arizona desert attracted people from all over North America to the Phoenix International Raceway, February 26 to March 1, 2015. Over 2,600 rigs brought 5,600 people into the Rally each day during the 4‐day event. Additionally, more than 7,500 local RV enthusiasts came and took advantage of the hundreds of RVs of every shape and size on display
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Puttin’ On The Dog

Good Sam chapters give a favorite charity a leg up RVers love their pets, and Good Sam members are no exception. So it’s no surprise that the club has gone all out to support Oregon’s Dogs for the Deaf for the past 35 years. North America’s oldest and largest Hearing Dog institution, Dogs for the Deaf
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Jacks or No Jacks

We purchased a new Montana High Country from Walnut Ridge RV in New Castle, IN on August 26. On the first trip and first setup, which was in North Alabama, I noticed that the weld on both front landing jacks was broken and the jacks were pushed up under the unit. I called the service
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Outraged over Awnings

When we purchased our 2015 Montana High country from Summit RV in Ashland, KY, the unit was still in production at the manufacturer. However, it was too late in the process to add slide out awnings. Summit RV assured us that once the RV was delivered they could measure, and install their best slide out
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Defective Detector

I have had carbon-monoxide detector issues ever since purchasing my Keytone Raptor. At first, there was an issue with the slide-out allowing fumes from the generator to penetrate into the RV and trigger the alarm. I fought with Keystone to have the slide-out adjusted and finally was able to get that done. This really cut
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A Taste of The Road

What is an old-school practice that is back in fashion? The answer is Menu Planning. When you are preparing for a trip in your recreational vehicle, adding this step has several benefits. Menus will be very helpful for creating healthier meals. Planning ahead will save you money if you look for specials and seasonal savings
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What To Do If Your RV Doors or Windows Freeze

Winter’s bitter winds can freeze RV door locks, windows, and doors. It’s important to know what to do if your RV doors or windows freeze and how to prevent this from happening. Use these quick and easy tips to combat the ice. Frozen Door Locks: Prevention Nothing can be more frustrating than finding your RV
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Packing Tips For Cold Weather RVing

Cold weather RVing has its challenges.  These can be minimized if you follow a few packing tips as you prepare to leave for your outing.  Advance preparation will help to ensure the best possible experience if you believe there is potential for cold or even freezing weather. First consider what you will need for the exterior care
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Top 5 Winter Meals While Camping

From simple to more complex, these are the top 5 Winter Meals While Camping that you can enjoy this winter on your next camping excursion! Each of the five recipes below include instructions, an ingredients list and most importantly, they will make your next winter camp out, a culinary success! Especially convenient and helpful, there are
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DOWN THE FLORIDA ATLANTIC COAST

By Barry Zander, Edited by Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVers This leg of our trip toward Key West will be more interesting to me than to you, but I think you’ll find the comments from readers at the end a highlight of our journey, and I hope it inspires you to add to the discussion.
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OUR PHOTO OF THE YEAR! (Plus: How to Photograph Lightning)

Recently someone asked us to showcase the best photo we’d taken this year. While choosing a “best” is always tough, one favorite that came to mind was this image of a spectacular lightning storm on the Gulf of Mexico. We took this photo in Florida, after being chased off the beach by an ominous chorus
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RVing With The Grandkids

Grandparents can take advantage of the freedom of RVing to connect with their grandchildren and enjoy uninterrupted quality time, explore new places, and share experiences. RVing with the grandkids requires some preparation. Discuss with parents the essentials of packing for the trip—especially if they’re not RVers. It’s useful for each child to have a tote
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RV Innovations for 2015

What new things in RV living for 2015 should we expect to see this year?  Well, as always, new designs and “must have” innovative gadgetry will evolve with the coming new year.  Much of the RV innovations will focus on space saving ideas and providing more “home-like” features.  The big on the inside, small on the outside
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BLUES IN MEMPHIS AND HISTORY IN CHARLESTON

By Barry Zander, Edited by Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVers I’m sure the legend of Elvis Presley is the main attraction of Memphis, Tennessee.  That’s why memorabilia about his career seems to be everywhere, especially at the Heartbreak Hotel located down at the end of Lonely Street. We parked immediately behind the hotel in Graceland
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How To Make Time For Camping

So you and your partner work full time and your kids (and/or grand kids) take up much of your free time, so you keep asking yourself the same question: “How to Make Time for Camping?” Well, the answer is really quite simple. You just have to plan your camping trips well in advance, book them,
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REVIEW: Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band

We recently discussed the Garmin Vivofit fitness band (http://amzn.to/1BaVCiH). This is a popular activity tracker by Garmin, a leading company in the GPS technology field. The Vivofit is well priced, costing less than $100 – a small price to pay for better health and a slimmer waistline. Fitness bands have become a popular phenomenon in
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OUR CROSS-COUNTRY RACE

By Barry Zander, Edited by Monique Zander, the Never-Bored RVers We hitched up our Bigfoot trailer December 9.   One night at a rest stop, another at a casino and two Walmarts later we arrived in the shadows of Heartbreak Hotel, the Graceland RV Park in Memphis.  Speeding over asphalt for 2,200 miles (at an
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RVing Safety Accessories

We all likely agree that there are several safety accessories that every RVer should have, but there might be some disagreement on what those accessories are. One RVer might consider a shotgun a must have safety accessory, while another might rate an alarm on his temperature-controlled built-in wine storage compartment a necessary safety accessory. However,
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Making a New Year’s Camping Resolution

Sitting at home by the fire as this year is ushered out to welcome 2015, one can’t help thinking of the past.  As the New Year will bring changes, Paul pondered how he, too, could alter to enhance his life.  Perhaps in the form of a resolution, a promise to one self for the coming
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Highs and Lows of Winter Camping

Winter camping with your trailer or motorhome can be a wonderful experience.  The cold weather and a little snow can heighten the senses of true camping.  The lack of other campers in the park can add to the changes you might otherwise not encounter.  The managing of the heat, power and water supply can provide
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Decorating Your RV For The Holidays

Here are some Quick Tips on How To Decorate your RV for the Holidays! You can go big or stay simple, either way you will love having your RV decked out for the Holiday Season! Deck the RV with boughs of holly, Fa La La La La, La La La La! Tis the (Camping) Season
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The American Deserts: Gems of the West

The American Deserts: Gems of the West By Bob Difley As if frozen in time, the coyote stood motionless, muscles taut, eyes focused straight ahead. I followed his gaze, but could not see what had captured his attention. Suddenly he shot forward. Two wide-eyed jack rabbits exploded out of the brush, scattering in different directions.
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Escape to a Desert Oasis at Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort

Enjoy country club living at the ultimate playground for active adults when you visit Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort in Casa Grande, Arizona. This sprawling resort tempts you with a premium amenity package and prime location nestled between Phoenix and Tuscan. From the par-3 golf course to the over 165 activities hosted at Palm
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8-in-1 Multi-Function Tool (with Hammer & Axe)

Everyone needs some good multi-function tools. Now you can get a hammer and axe multi-tool (http://amzn.to/1Jl2HCU) along with a wrench, screwdriver, pliers, saw blade, knife, etc. This 8-in-1 device is the perfect tool to keep in your RV, truck, garage or kitchen drawer. Multi-tools are especially useful because they are time savers. Instead of going
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River's End Campground and RV Park

Tybee Island, often referred to as Savannah’s Beach, offers visitors a place for all seasons with sandy shores, great fishing and rich history at every turn. River’s End Campground is a fantastic home base for exploring it all. The campground is just one-and-a-half short blocks from the beach and an easy 15-mile drive to historic
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Holiday Camping Recipes

Camping, Holidays and Food go hand in hand, which is why it is always fun learning new Holiday Camping Recipes. So when you and your family are out camping for the holidays, you can try some new (to you), yet tried and true recipes that are bound to make it to your “Favorites” and “Must-Have”
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Superstition Views: The Look of Luxury

Retirement is not about tradeoffs. You’ve gotten where you are today by making the right choices, but you shouldn’t be forced to choose between your RV and vacation home. Superstition Views at Canyon Vistas, nestled in the beautiful Superstition Mountains of Arizona, gives you the ability to have your rig parked right next to your
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River’s End Campground and RV Park

Tybee Island, often referred to as Savannah’s Beach, offers visitors a place for all seasons with sandy shores, great fishing and rich history at every turn. River’s End Campground is a fantastic home base for exploring it all. The campground is just one-and-a-half short blocks from the beach and an easy 15-mile drive to historic
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10 Great Gift Ideas for RV Campers

Reminder: to get the best time sensitive RV holiday deals, CLICK the following link: http://goo.gl/3oDixK. BOOKMARK the page and CHECK BACK often. Shopping online has never been easier. So relax! Fix a cup of hot cocoa and settle into your favorite chair. Click, shop, save, and laugh – at all those people fighting crowds in the
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REVIEW: Holy… Moley. What a Flashlight!

We’ve reviewed some premium flashlights over the years, but the Dorcy Metal Gear XLM (http://amzn.to/1wNngo4) may be the best yet. When testing the Metal Gear XLM, our first reaction was, “Holy…moley. What a flashlight!” This is not an ordinary flashlight; it is an incredible 618 lumen light canon. It’s really more of a spotlight than
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WINTER SAFETY: Now's the Time to Check Tire Pressures

Reminder: to get the best time sensitive RV holiday deals, CLICK the following link: http://goo.gl/3oDixK. BOOKMARK the page and CHECK BACK often. Arctic winter weather lowers tire pressure. Since tire safety is of the upmost importance, it makes sense to carry a quality tire gauge. Our favorite tire gauge is an Accutire similar to the
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Service Contract Cancellation

Good Sam Member, Linda Jenkinson, purchased a 2014 Tiffin Breeze from Colton RV in September 2013.   However, after taking delivery of the new RV, she had second thoughts regarding the service contract that she had financed with the Motorhome loan. Dear Action Line: On September 16, 2013, I purchased a 2014 Tiffin Breeze from Colton
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Arizona’s Distant Drums RV Resort

Follow the beat of the drums, Distant Drums RV Resort invites you as you explore the country. Whether you are drawn to the stories of ghost town in Jerome or the bright lights of the casino, Distant Drums RV Resort provides the perfect home base to indulge yourself in Northern Arizona’s unique history, culture, and
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Green RVing

RVing is proven to be the “Greenest”  and most environmentally friendly way to vacation, so why not learn how to go Green RVing to make it that much “greener?” RVing beats (and generates less carbon dioxide than) flying in an airplane, renting a car, and staying in hotels. Here are some ways to go Green
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