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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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6 RV Safety Accessories

In previous articles on Vogel Talks RVing, I’ve discussed safety tips and useful items and accessories to travel with on RV road trips. Today’s post details six safety items and accessories to pack in your recreational vehicle. Fire extinguishers All … Continue reading

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August 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced two recall notice involving two recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Starcraft and Thor Motor Coach. Starcraft RV Middlebury, Indiana-based Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2015 18QB AR-One travel trailers manufactured June … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide: Odorless & DEADLY In All Seasons

On a cool Wednesday in March this year, a couple was enjoying their RV at a KOA campground in Nashville. Their bodies were discovered by family members who traveled to Nashville to check on the couple after they were unable … Continue reading

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RV Fire Safety

There is no shortage of news stories about devastating losses due to various weather conditions. Now that summer is here, the weather becomes ripe for wildfires and forest fires. I seems that the entire West is burning with reports of … Continue reading

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Dumb Mistakes RV Owners Make

When you RV as much as we have, you see people do many dumb things that are the result of lack of planning or common sense, or just plain stupidity. It does not seem possible that people could make so … Continue reading

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TruckDown Launches PlanRV

In recent years TruckDown, a service designed for the commercial trucking industry, recorded an increasing number of RV owners using TruckDown.com to locate repair services and generate truck routes. Turns out the “truck worthy” size of many modern RVs limits … Continue reading

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Wind Gust Tips Over RVs

Wind gusts can and do blow over recreational vehicles when parked in extremely windy locations. In an earlier post on Vogel Talks RVing I offered suggestions on dealing with high winds when driving on the highway or parked in an … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Save Money On Fuel

More than 20 million Americans will travel in RVs throughout the summer months, heading to our country’s 16,000-plus campgrounds, and enjoying time outdoors with family and friends. RV travel can be expensive. Knowing where to cut costs, save money, and be … Continue reading

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