RV Warrantys – The Good, Bad or Ugly

There's a can of worms. If you happen to be hanging out with a group of RVers and someone mentions RV warranty, look out....I hope the fan isn't turning. I am not sure why there seems to be so many problems related to RV warranties, but there are many issues that outrages many, including yours truly. One of  the reasons, I suspect, is the RV industry is very volatile. Let's face it unless you are a full timer, an RV is an option not a necessity like a roof over your head and food in your belly. An Read more [...]

RV Security – How to be prepared

As we age I think all of us feel more vulnerable, I'm not sure if this is because we are older, wiser and more aware of our vulnerabilities or is it because we feel weaker in mind and body? Whatever the reason we need to take into account that the more congestion there is around us the greater the chance of someone invading our personal space. Whether our home is robbed or our RV or worse, we suffer a personal attack. A break in or an attack can be a life altering experience. Some people Read more [...]

Renting an RV

    To buy or not to buy So maybe you are considering buying an RV but you're not 100% sure that this type of travel is for you and your family. Renting an RV and taking a trip might be what you need to do to make the final decision. Plan a trip that will encompass as many aspects of RV travel as possible. It will give you a good idea of all the different opportunities. Buying an RV is a big decision and can cost several thousand dollar to several hundred thousand, depending Read more [...]

RV travel – Items that need attention.

A continuation of my previous article on getting ready for the season. A system check must be done to ensure when you head out there are no disappointing surprises. I have covered the basic systems in a previous article RV Travel Preparation click here. Most of the system checks are easily accomplished and will save you a bundle. The Roof Probably one of the most neglected systems on any RV is the roof, outa site outa mind. Obviously it is very important not only to keep you dry Read more [...]

RV Maintenance – things to check

Its early spring, I guess very early....there's still snow on the ground. It's time to think about taking the RV out of moth balls and check out the systems to make sure everything is ship shape for the up coming RV camping season. There are many things to checkout and three of the most important items are tires, wheel bearings and brakes. Maybe you remember heading out and seeing at least one RV on the side of the freeway with a flat or wheel missing. Wheel bearings Whether you have a monster Read more [...]

RV Products & Accessories

When you purchase an RV especially your first, you will soon realize they are not all inclusive...... like some resorts. They do not come with all things you need to make your travels comfortable and more enjoyable. In this article I suggest many RV products and services, many of them we use, some we don't, no one needs everything. You can feel confident that these products or services are of good quality and operate as expected.  Amazon.com or Amazon.ca I use Amazon products frequently I Read more [...]

Rv Travel – fall, winter & spring

 Skiing anyone? Your RV is much more than a summer toy or just for a snowbird escape. It can be used all year long, a four season toy. You say," no way its too cold and what are we gonna do when it rains." Many people use their RVs in the winter, for skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting or  to attend an out of town convention, or a weekend tournament their grand child is participating in. It's a hotel on wheels that enables you to do things that otherwise may be too costly.   City Read more [...]

Snowbirds – the route home.

    Its February and some snowbirds from the central states have either left their winter home in the south or are thinking about the trek north. When you head out don't forget about road side assistance coverage click here to check out Good Sam, they saved our bacon. I am not sure why they leave so early, the best weather in the south doesn't start till March. That's when we head for an RV resort for some pool time, as the temperature creeps into the 80'sF, 30'sC, and the Read more [...]

RV Retirement Travel – buying a US RV

So this is quite a subject, bring stuff across the US border doesn't normally seem to be a problem if you follow all the rules. The length of time you are out of the country along with the value of the goods you want to bring back to Canada. Heads Up There is a little known fact that the CBSA (the guy in the booth can pull), if you have bought something that is worth more than your allowable limit, you cannot combine it with your wife's, or who ever is with you. You have to pay duty on Read more [...]

RV Travel – Taking your Big Boy Toys

  RV traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences that a couple can do in their golden years. Lynda and I  have been RV  traveling for several years now, we can hardly wait for our next adventure. Our favorite is our annual early spring trek south to the warm sunshine of the southwest desert.  Christmas is done and all our children and grand children have left to go back to school and work, too bad for them.......LOL. The house seems a little quiet after the holiday so we Read more [...]

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