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December 14, 2016

ANIMAL VACCINES—PROTECTING YOUR PET BEFORE HITTING THE ROAD

Animal vaccines — what you need to know. When we go RVing with our pets, we expose them to diseases that don’t exist back at home. Give your dog or cat the protection they deserve by brushing up on these vaccine basics for traveling pets. Book a Wellness Visit Appointment at the Vet Time your pet’s yearly exam at least one week before ... Read More
December 14, 2016

MARK MY WORDS NOVEMBER: BATTERY AND ELECTRICAL QUESTIONS AND AWNING TIPS.

Hi folks! This time, we’ll talk about some RV electrical issues. Thanks for reading, and be sure to submit your RVing questions to mmw@escapees.com. Hi Mark, My question today is regarding the effect of long term stays (3 – 4 months) on the battery while hooked up to shore power. My Jayco Class C has an IOTA convertor and the manual says that is it possible ... Read More
December 14, 2016

GETTING THE SKINNY ON SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL

The use of synthetic motor oil compared to the general petroleum type has been the center of many discussions throughout the years. While there have always been two sides, each favoring their choice, there is no question that synthetic oil is superior. However, is that superiority a needed benefit in a motorhome application, and can the greater cost even ... Read More
November 29, 2016

WORKING FULL TIME ON THE ROAD

Full-time RVing is no longer reserved for retirees. With a laptop computer and reliable Internet connectivity, anybody with good technology skills and motivation can work from their RV and explore the country. Many companies don’t care where their employees are located, as long as they get the job done, including TeamSnap, a Boulder, Colorado-based ... Read More
November 29, 2016

THREE STEPS TO BECOMING A SNOWBIRD FOODIE

One of the best parts of travel is exploring the local food culture, and you should not miss the opportunity to do so in your snowbird location. Tap into regional specialties and soon you will be enjoying the best your winter escape has to offer. 1. Discover the restaurants that locals frequent. When you first arrive at your destination, chat with the ... Read More
October 31, 2016

SNOWBIRD TIPS: FEELING AT HOME IN YOUR SNOWBIRD ROOST

Feeling at home in the Sun Belt. When you’ve chosen to stay for months in your snowbird roost, you should feel like this is a place where you can put down roots (at least, temporarily). And if you’re like the one million RV travelers who head south every winter for warm weather, you’re probably eager to get to know your new roost. Here are some tips for feeling ... Read More
October 31, 2016

WINTERIZING YOUR RV's PLUMBING SYSTEM

Get your RV ready for winter with these tips! The shorter days and cooler nights are a sign that seasonal changes are afoot. It soon will be time to get your RV ready for the cold grasp of winter. This means winterizing the unit for its long off-season hibernation. With so many RV brands and model levels, it is impossible to list the step by step ... Read More
October 31, 2016

DRIVING IN DOWNPOURS

If the predictions for this winter’s El Nino are even close to accurate, we’re in for a wet winter. If a storm catches you out on the road, here are some tips for remaining in control of your RV and proceeding as safely as possible. Slow down. Your RV will handle differently in slippery, wet conditions, and your vision will be compromised by sheeting rain across your windshield. Increase ... Read More
September 23, 2016

DOG WALKING WISDOM: PRECAUTIONS BEFORE HITTING THE TRAIL

Heed this dog walking wisdom… Like their human counterparts, dogs are eager to explore their new surroundings once the RV has reached its destination. But before putting the leash on your four-legged friend and hitting the trail, consider the following tips: The right leash for dog walking Prior to taking the first steps on the walk, ... Read More
September 22, 2016

STAY THE WINTER AT STELLAR SNOWBIRD DESTINATIONS

Getting the most out of your warm winter travels Every year, millions of adventurous travelers hop into their RVs and head south, fleeing the cold winters of the northern United States and Canada. These Snowbirds enthusiastically trade shoveling snow and salting ice for playing rounds of golf and tennis in our country’s warmer regions. ... Read More