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DP Compression Braking Systems

Most class A diesel pusher motorhomes are equipped with compression braking systems. They can provide an initial braking resistance for normal highway driving or, more commonly, help to maintain a reasonable speed on downhill grades without the need to use the service brakes. These are available in three basic configurations depending on the chassis make and
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Air Vs. Nitrogen in RV Tires

RV tires come in various sizes, profiles, wall ply quantity, and rated pressure/load capacities.  All of these rely on compressed air, or like gas, to operate.  Much of the performance and life is dependent on that internal pressure being correct for the vehicle’s weight and that it is maintained. Well, as we all have probably
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RV Travel Safety

Vacations travelling in a recreational vehicle can be one of the most memorable holidays.  Whether you are trailer camping or motor homing, the days generally are filled with a combination of adventure and relaxation.  The feeling of escaping the reality of the hum-drum daily grind is experienced by many.  Life is good! However, the reality
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First Snowbird Trip

So, this is the year you will make your first Snowbird trip.   Your journey will require heading south while the roads are still good for RV travel and returning as the winter turns to spring.  This will be not only the longest time you have every used your RV, but the first time it will
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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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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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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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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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The 3 Most Common Travel Trailer Issues

While the description of a travel trailer may also fit a 5th wheel trailer, there are differences. Today we will focus on the bumper drawbar type travel trailer.  This type of caravan is available in a variety of lengths, generally ranging from 12 to 35 plus feet or so.   It is a popular choice RV as
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The TRUTH About RV Campers

Happy New Year! As we begin our 9th year (8th in partnership with RV.net) it’s a perfect time to reflect upon the past, while also looking forward to the future. These years have witnessed the creation of a library of fun RV content – more than 200 HD videos, 1000 pages of writing, tens of
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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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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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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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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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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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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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