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Staying Connected while Boondocking with RV Internet

When you go on a trip, it’s important to have some type of connection to the rest of the world. Perhaps you’ve wanted to try dry camping or boondocking, but were hesitant because of the lack of amenities available. With RV internet, you can go on that new camping adventure and feel connected to the world. What is Dry Camping? Dry camping is when you park your RV at a site where there are few, if any, amenities like trash cans, a dump station or fresh water. You’ve probably ...

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Article Rating Posted on August 30, 2013 in: RV News

Get Great TV Reception - Even While Driving!

Get Great TV Reception - Even While Driving!
Ever wish you could watch TV while driving down the road in your motorhome?  Now you can! Experience stunning high-definition entertainment via KVH’s TracVision R1DX, the smallest and lightest in-motion satellite TV system on the market. This convenient, ultra-compact system allows you to enjoy DISH Network® and its HD programming throughout the continental U.S. Best, TracVision R1DX supports automatic satellite switching from your remote control (a KVH exclusive), and gives yo...

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Posted on February 12, 2013 in: RV News

Trailer Tray Offers More Storage Options

Trailer Tray Offers More Storage Options
This is one of those ideas that when you see it, your immediate thought is "why didn't I think of that?"     The Trailer Tray is a patent pending trailer tongue cargo carrying system that can accommodate up to 300 pounds of cargo.  It allows adjustments to fit most “A” frame trailers.  Made by Stromberg Carlson, the new product is making it's way around the RV show...

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Posted on January 30, 2013 in: RV News

New Rand McNally iPad App for RVers

New Rand McNally iPad App for RVers
Turn your iPad into a fully functional, turn-by-turn GPS device built specifically for RVers, but also includes a car mode for everyday use with the new Rand McNally app for RVers. The app provides safe and easy routing customized for your RV or vehicle.  The maps load on your iPad and gives you access even if you're in a remote area where you may not get cellular or WiFi signals.  Similar to other navigation apps, active turn-by-turn navigation is enabled for iPad cellular models, ...

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Posted on January 10, 2013 in: RV News

Get Hitched Quick!

Get Hitched Quick!
Swift Hitch introduced the SH02 portable, wireless, full-color backup camera system this month at the North American Trailer Dealers expo in St. Louis.  In fact, the product received the third place award for best new product of the year at the show, the company noted.   The device allows RV owners to hitch up their trailers in three easy steps, said Renan Levy, president.  Users simply: Mount the magnet...

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Article Rating Posted on October 01, 2012 in: RV News

Gas Sippin' RVs

Gas Sippin' RVs
And I can tow it with a small V-8, well shut the front door!  Winnebago has re-entered the towable market and built ultra-light weight travel trailers and 5th wheels. 2013 Winnebago Minnies  The 2013 Winnebago MINNIE has 5 floor plans to choose from and it is an ultra-light weight towable RV that performs at a higher level.  The dry weight of the MINNIE model #1801 FB is just 3330 lbs with a dry hitch weight of only 340 lbs., and those specs will allow it to be towed b...

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Article Rating Posted on September 20, 2012 in: RV News

Eliminate Odors with The RV360 Siphon

Eliminate Odors with The RV360 Siphon
One of the most talked about and most unpleasant experiences in a RV is odors that escape from the holding tank to inside the living area.  The problem is caused by pressure that builds up in a holding tank, much greater pressure than the pressure in the coach. With less pressure in the air space inside the RV, the odor and fumes in the tank are pushed out into the coach.  It's a problem that most RVers try to eliminate by using chemicals.   ...

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Article Rating Posted on September 08, 2012 in: RV News

Tame Those Cords with RoboReel

Tame Those Cords with RoboReel
AUSTIN, Texas -- RoboReel is an extension cord reel worthy of being called a power tool, Great Stuff, Inc., announced today.   Designed as an easy way to help keep an extension cord neat, safe and out of the way when not in use, this portable, motor driven power cord system delivers 50 feet of 12 gauge cord with a ‘smart’ three outlet receptacle ball on the end.       ...

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Article Rating Posted on August 24, 2012 in: RV News

Study Reveals RV Vacation Saves Money

Study Reveals RV Vacation Saves Money
Last year we did our own research and comparison of a RV vacation compared to other types of vacationing.  Now, Go RVing has published a similar finding. Go RVing has revealed the results of a new Family Vacation Cost Comparison Study, which compares RV vacations with several other vacation modes.  The results reveal that an RV vacation can be up to 78 percent cheaper than other forms of travel. This statistic has increased by three percent since the last study, conducted in 2009. Se...

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Article Rating Posted on February 06, 2012 in: RV News

Keeping Important Documents Safe While RVing

Keeping Important Documents Safe While RVing
There is a lot to consider when choosing to live a full-time or part time RV life.  One might be what to do with all your important documents such as Wills, Insurance Policies and other papers in a motorhome or travel trailer.  With limited storage space, it could pose a problem. You could keep them in a safe deposit box but what if you’re hundreds of miles away from that location and need something for a medical emergency?  You could chose to leave them with your attorney o...

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Article Rating Posted on January 18, 2012 in: RV News

Why Truck Campers are Gaining in Popularity

Why Truck Campers are Gaining in Popularity
One of the smallest segments of the recreational vehicle industry is having a steady year.   Mark Hovanec at Lance Camper Manufacturing Corporation, believes the popularity of pickup campers is destined to climb over the next few years.  "I think the trend people are seeing is a lot of baby boomers are downsizing their motorhomes and fifth-wheels and going into truck campers for drive-ability and ease of parking", according to Hovanec.             &nbs...

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Article Rating Posted on January 03, 2012 in: RV News

No More Frozen Water Hoses

No More Frozen Water Hoses
If Hades has frozen over,  your water hose probably has too! The weather forecasters will warn you about the first cold spell of the season, but they have no idea how much it can affect even the tiniest aspects of your barn, your RV, your business, or your life. Our parts department is now stocking 25 and 50 foot PIRIT Heated Hoses with thermostat control.  Replace your standard, and probably frozen, hose with a PIRIT Heated Hose, plug in the grounded power supply, and you can b...

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Article Rating Posted on December 29, 2011 in: RV News

Save Money -Take an RV Vacation

Save Money -Take an RV Vacation
With the price of gas increasing people often question me on the cost of taking a vacation in an RV. The answer is always the same, an RV vacation is hands down the best way to travel, let me explain why. Even with gas prices going up it is still cheaper to drive than fly, because airlines must increase their charges per ticket, per lb. of luggage, per bag and so on to compensate for the rising fuel costs. RV’s don’t have any of those hidden charges, if you want to bring 10 bags yo...

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Article Rating Posted on May 16, 2011 in: RV News
  



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