Category Archives: RV Tips

Snowbirds Prep For Annual Migration

Migrating birds don’t have much prep work before they fly southward for the winter. Snowbirds, on the other hand, must consider how to shut down their residences before taking flight to flee the coming winter’s snow, ice, and bone-chilling cold … Continue reading

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Preparing Your RV For Winter

Fall is fast approaching, and not far behind another long, northern winter. As the colder weather sets in, those in the Northern climes either snowbird south for the winter or prepare their recreational vehicle for another winter of ice, snow, … Continue reading

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Are You Overweight? 

Is your RV overweight? There’s only one way to know for sure: Escapees SmartWeigh. The Escapees SmartWeigh program provides accurate individual wheel weights for your RV, toad, and tow vehicle, and will help you trim the pounds if you need … Continue reading

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Fifth Wheel St. Introduces RV Tow Check App

Crestview, Florida-based Fifth Wheel St. has introduced the web-based RV Tow Check app, available for free and accessible on smartphones and tablets. The minimum requirement for RV Tow Check requires three inputs by the buyer or dealer: gross combination weight rating (GCWR), gross … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide: Symptoms & Treatment

Every year on average, carbon monoxide poisoning claims over 400 lives and causes 20,000 visits to hospital emergency departments. Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide is formed when organic compounds such as gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, or wood … Continue reading

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Figures Beguile Me & Purchasing an RV

“Figures often beguile me,” Mark Twain once wrote. And they often beguile consumers shopping for that perfect recreational vehicle. Prospective owners of the latest and greatest diesel pusher motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or other recreational vehicle, are attracted to … Continue reading

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September 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced five recall notices involving two recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Tiffin Motorhomes and Forest River. Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain model year 2013 Allegro Bus recreational … Continue reading

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Composite Construction: An EverGreen EverLite Innovative Advantage

The Ever-Lite travel trailer, built with ComposiTek construction, has been manufactured continuously by Middlebury, Indiana-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC since 2008. It remains the only composite travel trailer on the market today providing consumers with a longer lasting investment than conventionally built RVs. The waterproof … Continue reading

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Airstream Introduces Quietstream Climate Control

Just when you thought an Airstream was the most streamlined travel trailer available, the manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer went one step further by adding ducted climate control. Sleekly integrated ceiling vents throughout the travel trailer not … Continue reading

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Why Own An RV?

According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), nearly one in nine U.S. vehicle-owning households also own a recreational vehicle and there are currently 8.9 million RV owners. What attracts this large number of people to RV ownership? Why own … Continue reading

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