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Archive for August, 2010

Practice Safe Fire Habits on Your RV Trip

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 12:51:16 PM

When you head out into the wilderness for a relaxing vacation in your RV, the last thing you want is a fire accident spoiling your fun. Chances are you will make a fire at some point during your trip, and there are a few key tips you should always remember in order to protect yourself and the wilderness around you.Fire safety is one of the most important priorities for any outdoor adventure, but when you’re sleeping in an RV filled with flammable fuel, it is even more crucial that you take every precaution. The use of fires should be kept to a minimum and only used for necessary cooking and warmth. When you do make a fire, you should always use a fire pit or fire ring so that it is contained in some way. Most campsites will already have a place for making a fire, but if not, you can make your own. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for a Safe RV Travel

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 12:50:01 PM

A vacation in an RV can be an unforgettable adventure in which you make lifelong memories. But to ensure these are positive happy memories, there are a number of safety preparations you should make to avoid any accidents or injuries.While you are using your RV, it serves as your home; where you sleep, eat, and spend time with friends and family. For this reason, you should take the same safety precautions you do in your permanent home. Any RV should have a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector installed. These are extremely important because you will be cooking in close proximity with where you will be sleeping at night. Before you leave, make sure the batteries of these devices are working properly. You should also take the same security measures you use on your home such as locks on windows and doors. Read the rest of this entry »

Save on Maintenance and Long-Term Cost: Renting an RV

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 12:47:12 PM

Many people love the idea of packing up their belongings and setting out on the open road without a care in the world. However, if this is something that you can only do once a year and don’t want to invest in buying your own RV, renting is a great option. This is also a route you should consider if you are contemplating moving to a full-time life on the road, because renting an RV could make for a great test trip.There are many advantages to renting an RV. If you are travelling in various size groups, renting lets you adjust to accommodate any number of people so you are not confined with one size no matter who you are with. If you only take the occasional trip, renting may afford you a larger RV than you would be able to purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

Preparing for Your RV Road Trip

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 11:56:42 AM

Once you’ve decided to set out on the open road in your RV, there are a few things to consider before you climb aboard your mobile home. The key to a successful, stress-free trip is careful planning so you don’t find yourself stuck with no where to stay or mechanical problems, miles from the nearest service station.You can search for campgrounds in the areas you will be traveling and find one that suits your route the best. Whether the campground is your destination or just a place to hook up and stay for the night, you’ll want to make a reservation. Campsites can fill up fast and getting stuck with no campsite means you’ll be stuck without a power source to run electricity in your RV. Reserve America is a great resource for finding campgrounds and reserving sites around the country. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose the Right RV for You

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 11:51:11 AM

It’s hard to say which RV is ‘best’ because different families are looking for different qualities in their RV. However, there is definitely an RV out there that is ‘best’ for you. Here are some important things to consider when buying an RV.First, do you prefer a towable RV that requires a vehicle to carry it or a Motorized RV that travels using its own power? Towable RVs include travel trailers, teardrops, tent trailers, foldables, pop-top trailers, and truck campers. Motorized RV’s include Class A motor homes, Class B travel vans, or Class C motor homes. The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors. You need to consider your price range, the type of travel you intend to use your RV for, size, convenience, availability, and mechanical considerations. Here’s a lay down of what type of RV is best for what situations. Read the rest of this entry »