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If you follow us you probably know this is the time of year I talk about RV spring preparation. For some readers April might be a little too soon for this, but for many other RV owners April signifies the start of another adventure packed camping season. When you prepped your RV for winter storage you most likely winterized the water system and performed some preventive and routine maintenance on other components like batteries, tires and the exterior. Now, after the RV sat in storage for a period of time we need to get it ready to hit the road again. This month's feature article will concentrate on some post-winter checks that I feel are essential to getting the RV ready for the road. Enjoy the newsletter and if you have family or friends who enjoy RVs and the RV lifestyle share with them. Happy Camping in 2017.    Mark
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RV Spring Preparation

 When I park our RV after the last RV trip of the season I look forward to this time of the year rolling around again, time to go camping. Last winter I got a little lazy and put the RV in storage knowing there were some maintenance related issues that would need to be addressed this spring. When you combine those items with routine spring preparation checks you need to dedicate some time to get the RV ready to go camping again. I think it's a good idea to follow some sort of checklist so nothing is overlooked or forgotten.   Read More
 
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RV Videos of the Month

In this RV 101 video discover what you need to know about camping in an RV with a 30 amp electrical system. The video demonstrates basic electrical formulas, how and why circuits in the RV are overloaded and what the capabilities of a 30 amp RV electrical connection are. 


What is the difference between a 30 amp and a 50 amp RV electrical system? 
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RV Buzz: RV Exterior Cleaning Tips
When you travel and camp in your RV the RV's exterior gets dirty fast. The key to keeping your RV exterior looking new is to clean it often. If you allow bugs, dirt and black streaks to stay on the RV's exterior surface too long it can be hard to remove. I like to thoroughly clean our RV after each trip. 
Let's look at my top 5 RV exterior cleaning tips for a new looking RV:
1) Use a car wash soap that is compatible with the surface of the RV.
2) Use a long handled brush with soft bristles to reach the high spots and use a wash glove or mitt for the easy to reach areas.
3) When you use commercial cleaners, like black streak remover, always read the instructions for best cleaning results and to protect the RV's paint and graphics from possible damage.
4)  Rinse the area you plan to wash first. Always wash from the top down. When you are rinsing the soap from the surface avoid spraying water in any of the appliance vents.
5) Removing dead bugs from the front of your RV can be difficult. The best advice I can offer is clean dead bugs from the RV as soon as possible and use lots of water on the front of the RV to make the chore of removing bugs and road debris easier. I have had decent luck with bug and tar remover products too.
Well there you have it, a nice clean RV until you head out on your next RV trip.
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