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RV Insulation Tips Beat the heat

While we all enjoyed the mild start to this summer, temps lately have been skyrocketing. If you’ve found your RV uncomfortable, with warm air constantly drafting in, it may be time to improve the insulation on your RV. Increasing your insulation will decrease your need for air conditioning. And decreasing your need for air conditioning will lessen your pain at the pump. Learn some expert tips for how to keep your RV cool and comfortable, even during the worst summer heat.

Common culprits

The following areas are some of the main culprits for taking on heat/losing cool air during the summer months (as well as losing heat and taking on cold air in the winter).

  • Windows and Doors: We realize this one is a “well, duh” answer. However, windows and doors are the [...]
5 Ways to Improve RV Gas Mileage The Painful Pump

We know the painful feeling of pulling up to a gas pump – and it has never been more painful than this summer. There is no way around it. Filling up an RV is quite spendy. Consequently, this summer more than most, you want to make the most of every mile. There are several ways to improve your gas mileage when hitting the road with your RV. Follow these tips to decrease your pain at the pump.

1) Keep current on maintenance

Thoroughly inspect your RV before each trip for common maintenance issues that can decrease your mileage. Over time tires lose pressure and seams and sealants need inspection. The air filters in particular can be guilty of impacting your fuel efficiency. Dirty or clogged filters can cause [...]

RV Pest Protection Pesky pests

You bought your RV because you wanted to be close to nature. However, there are some members of nature whom you would rather keep out of your home on wheels. With a few simple steps, you can protect your RV from an unwanted pest invasion. If you choose to ignore these steps, you will be ripe for some new house guests.

Mouse protection

Mice LOVE campgrounds. There are many yummy incentives to keep them around. To keep them out of your RV, you are going to need to ensure they have no points of entry.

  • You will need to keep doors and windows closed at the campground. If you want them open for summer breezes, make sure you have installed screens with no gaps. A mouse only needs a dime sized hole to [...]
Tips for RV-ing with Pets Traveling with your best four-legged friend

Many people enjoy taking their dogs or cats on the road with them. Fortunately, most RV parks and government campgrounds allow you to bring your pets (although some will require an extra charge for your pet). However, there are some guidelines and suggestions to follow to make sure you and your pet have a good trip – not to mention those sharing the campground with you. To ensure that pets continue to be allowed in campgrounds, it’s important to practice good pet etiquette.

Preparing to travel

When you are preparing to travel with your pet, there are a few things to get in order.

  • You will want to carry a valid rabies vaccination certificate with you. Many campgrounds require it. If you are traveling to Canada or [...]
How to find the perfect campsite Know the Right Questions

Are you knee deep in summer travel plans? Are you searching for the perfect campsite location? We have several questions that are key to answer in your hunt for the perfect campsite. Answering these questions will make your search much more straightforward.

Question 1 : What hookups do you need?

What hookup does your RV require – 30 or 50 AMP? Conversely, if you’re planning on staying in a tent or have a much smaller rig, you will not want to shell out the dollars for a 50 AMP spot if that hookup is unnecessary. Most camping locations will allow you to narrow your search by hookup.

In addition, you need to consider whether sewer hookup is a must. Some of the prettiest and more remote campsites do [...]

Are you dreaming of summer RV road trips already? Due to all the restrictions with COVID-19 in the past two years, many have discovered the freedom and the wonder of an RV vacation. If you’re looking for the best routes for your summer getaway, there are many free resources that may come in handy. Most navigation apps have a car in mind, so it is helpful to use RV specific resources. Some of our favorites are listed below.

RV Trip Wizard

With RV Trip Wizard, you can find your ideal campground, plan out your entire road trip and calculate all your costs along the way, including fuel, fees, food and even fun.

Here are just a few benefits of RV Trip Wizard:

  • Multiple device friendly interface – you can use it on a desktop, tablet or smartphone.
  • You [...]
Top 10 Mistakes New RV Owners Make Welcome to the RV world!

Since the start of the pandemic, many people have begun RV travel for the first time. Not only does an RV give you a lot of freedom, it also gives you peace of mind in the middle of a national health crisis. There is no wondering how well a hotel room has been cleaned!

However, if you’re new to the world of RVs, there are a few mistakes to be avoided. These mistakes are often made by those inexperienced in RV travel.

Mistake #1: Trying to travel too far in one day

Many new RV drivers will try to push their distance to the max, but that’s a quick way to wear yourself out and make the trip more unpleasant. A good rule of thumb to [...]

The Painful Pump

We know the painful feeling of pulling up to a gas pump. Filling up an RV can be quite spendy. Consequently, you want to make the most of every mile. There are several ways to improve your gas mileage when hitting the road with your RV. Follow these tips to decrease your pain at the pump.

1) Keep current on maintenance

Thoroughly inspect your RV before each trip for common maintenance issues that can decrease your mileage. Over time tires lose pressure and seams and sealants need inspection. The air filters in particular can be guilty of impacting your fuel efficiency. Dirty or clogged filters can cause your engine to compensate by increasing the amount of fuel being fired into the cylinders.

2) Lighten up

Some small changes can go a long ways toward [...]

Tips for RV-ing with Pets Traveling with your best four-legged friend

Many people enjoy taking their dogs or cats on the road with them. Fortunately, most RV parks and government campgrounds allow you to bring your pets (although some will require an extra charge for your pet). However, there are some guidelines and suggestions to follow to make sure you and your pet have a good trip – not to mention those sharing the campground with you. To ensure that pets continue to be allowed in campgrounds, it’s important to practice good pet etiquette.

Preparing to travel

When you are preparing to travel with your pet, there are a few things to get in order.

  • You will want to carry a valid rabies vaccination certificate with you. Many campgrounds require it. If you are traveling to Canada or [...]
RV Trip Planning Tools

Are you dreaming of summer RV road trips already? Due to all the restrictions with COVID-19 in the past year, many have discovered the freedom and the wonder of an RV vacation. If you’re looking for the best routes for your summer getaway, there are many free resources that may come in handy. Most navigation apps have a car in mind, so it is helpful to use RV specific resources. Some of our favorites are listed below.

RV Trip Wizard

With RV Trip Wizard, you can find your ideal campground, plan out your entire road trip and calculate all your costs along the way, including fuel, fees, food and even fun.

Here are just a few benefits of RV Trip Wizard:

  • Multiple device friendly interface – you can use it on a desktop, tablet [...]
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