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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
August 30, 2016

TAKING A BIG TRIP IN A SMALL TRAILER

As I pack for a big trip in our small trailer, I feel like I’m playing a game of Tetris. Let’s see, if I put this in the corner, can I add more to this cabinet? If I twist this over there, can something else slide into that space? By the time we head out, our camper is packed as tightly as a can of biscuits. Squeezing a family of four into ... Read More
August 30, 2016

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR RV AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

When camping in high-temperature locations, few RV components may be as important as your air conditioning system, so it’s important to know its workings. In case of failure, this information may be invaluable in diagnosing the issue, but if you’re a Good Sam Roadside Assistance Platinum or Platinum member, you can consult directly with a certified RV technician over the phone. ... Read More
August 30, 2016

DEALING WITH ROADSIDE BREAKDOWNS

Breaking down in any vehicle while travelling can be a traumatic experience. However, when it happens in a large RV, it can be extremely challenging. Unlike a car or S.U.V., the finding of a safe place that is big enough to park a large rig can be an issue. Especially if the failure allows only to coast into that spot. Once stopped, the situation ... Read More
July 26, 2016

7 MUST-HAVES FOR RVERS ON THE ROAD

Do you have a checklist of things you need to pack, load, or check your on-board inventory for whenever you take an RV trip? Most of us RVers do, even if that checklist is only in our heads. And, of course, those of us that rely only on our minds sometimes fall a bit short of remembering the complete list. But whatever method you use to pack your RV, there are seven things that you should ... Read More
July 26, 2016

12 POINTERS FOR HAPPY PET TRAVEL

Use this checklist to keep your animal content on the roadUse these 12 pointers for happy pet travels on your next RV excursion. Ready to hit the road with your pet? Don’t leave home without carrying this handy checklist on your travels. 1) Check in with the VetA pre-departure vet exam can spot potential health problems and ensure that your pet is current on core vaccines required by ... Read More
July 26, 2016

PREVENTING TIRE PROBLEMS

Most RV owners know how important it is to check their tires, yet only 14% of U.S. drivers properly check their tire pressure on a regular basis1. Proper tire care can prevent breakdowns, crashes, improve handling, supply better fuel economy and extend the life of your tires. We know that accidents do happen and even the most safety-conscious RV owners get flat tires – even in their own garage! ... Read More
June 28, 2016

TIPS FOR RVING WITH PETS

RVing with pets gives you the ability to bring your entire family along for the fun. Bringing your animal companion along for the trip eliminates the anxiety of boarding your pet or asking a neighbor or friend to pet-sit. More and more RVers are traveling with their pets and finding that it makes camping even more enjoyable. It’s difficult to find campgrounds and RV parks today that don’t welcome ... Read More
June 28, 2016

KEEP YOUR AIR CONDITIONING RUNNING SMOOTHLY

The majority of RV travel takes place during warm seasons, or to regions of the country where it is relatively warm even during winter months. Personal comfort depends a great deal upon the use of an air conditioner. Roof-mounted air conditioners are most common, although some luxury RVs are equipped with central air systems. RV air conditioners are compressor- type units and work on the same ... Read More