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It’s Finally Here – Time to De-Winterize!

It’s Finally Here – Time to De-Winterize!

April 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For those of us who live in the Northeast, it’s been a pretty long winter and it’s finally here – that glorious time of the year when we break out the buckets, clean the cobwebs and open the camper for the season! So since your camper was winterized before the snow started to fly, it […]

Tow Ratings Standardization: Now You Will Never Know

Tow Ratings Standardization: Now You Will Never Know

April 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Automakers often brag about the towing abilities of their pickups, encouraging shoppers to believe that their vehicles could safely pull almost anything. The towing claims are effective, moving heavy metal in the single most profitable product segment in the auto industry. They are also dubious. In an August 2011 post, I wrote: Have you ever […]

Thoughts On Hiking Alone…

Thoughts On Hiking Alone…

March 10, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Terry and I are what I would consider avid hikers. Whenever we are planning an RV or camping trip, it is usually around a hike we want to do or a peak we want to summit. Nearly all of our hiking is done in tandem. At least once every week we head out for a […]

Motorhome Purchased on Craigslist Explodes

Motorhome Purchased on Craigslist Explodes

February 25, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

In recent posts I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater, space heaters destroyed pets and RVs in two separate fires, and six other RV fires resulted in two deaths. Air Force veteran Thomas Graley was driving a newly purchased motorhome through […]

More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

January 30, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. In an earlier post I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater. In today’s post I report on two RV fires caused by careless use of space heaters. Arizona Fire Started […]

AIRTABS

AIRTABS

January 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

When we got our RV from the dealer, they were nice enough to bring it to our campsite where it would be parked.  Back then, we didn’t have a vehicle to tow it as we had a Venture van.   But the following year, out of the blue, the motor on our van burned and we […]

Fall and Winter Warning about Blacklegged Ticks

Fall and Winter Warning about Blacklegged Ticks

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An earlier post, Top 10 things RVers Should Know about Ticks, stressed the fact that ticks can be active even in the winter. That’s right! Adult stage blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) become active every year after the first frost. They’re not killed by freezing temperatures, and while other ticks enter a feeding diapause […]

5 Ways to Save Fuel and Money

5 Ways to Save Fuel and Money

October 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

During the 2011-2012 Snowbird Season Arizona RV parks reported their winter residents appeared to be staying longer than in previous years, partially due to high fuel prices. With thousands of snowbirds planning to hit the road during the coming weeks and months, two things will be on their minds—arriving at their destination safely and the […]

RV Insurance Claims: Driver Inexperience & Forgetfulness

RV Insurance Claims: Driver Inexperience & Forgetfulness

September 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

First party insurance claims involving recreational vehicles can often be traced to driver inexperience and forgetfulness. The majority of claims occur within the first 90 days of ownership or at the beginning of the season, according to International Insurance Group, Inc., an independent Arizona RV insurance agency. “This is due to the nuances and size […]

Deer Tick Infestation closes Massachusetts Campsites

Deer Tick Infestation closes Massachusetts Campsites

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The busy summer season is over, and usually by this time the officials at Nickerson State Park on Cape Cod close one of their seven camping areas, but this year they are closing three of their campsites. Instead of a lack of campers, it’s an infestation of Deer Ticks which is the reason. These pests […]

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