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Happy New Year,

Although I cannot believe 2017 is over we are looking forward to another great year in 2018. Another year of adventure filled camping trips and another year of updating and improving our RV educational training offerings to the RV consumer. There is nothing I enjoy more than hearing from a new RV owner about how our products helped them get into, and now enjoy this wonderful lifestyle. That motivates me to keep moving forward and to try and stay one step ahead of modern day technology with our delivery platform for our products in 2018.

When we started this business almost 19 years ago we delivered our RV training videos on VHS tapes. After several years in business I walked into a video rental store one day and saw a single row of these new DVDs sitting on the shelf. Within three months of walking in that store our delivery method changed from VHS tapes to DVDs. 

More than 12 years ago we started researching and implementing instant download video delivery technology. There was only one company doing it at the time, that I know of, and most of our customers at the time were not familiar with video downloads. Soon afterwards we started the first online RV training program available on the Internet. I titled the program "Go for the RV Gold" because the Olympics were getting ready to start around the same time I was putting the program together. 

As recent as two years ago we started offering our RV training material through video apps for Apple and Android devices; and about a year and a half ago I began updating all of my e-books and working on a new and improved version of our existing RV online training delivery program. We hope to launch the new online RV training program early in the first quarter of 2018, and after the initial launch we will continue to add new training courses to the program over time. In addition to getting full feature video training on the type of RV you have or plan to purchase the courses will also have written text, quick tips, fun puzzles and a short quiz upon completion of each section within a course. 

I can guarantee you this will be the most comprehensive and informative RV training material available anywhere, and we will keep it affordable so everybody can learn how to use and maintain their RV. I have always said the only way to thoroughly enjoy your RV and the RV lifestyle is to be knowledgeable about your RV and camping in general. So for 2018 and beyond we will be here to fulfill that need.

For those subscribers of our monthly newsletter who own a RV dealership, maintain a blog or web site we are going to offer an affiliate program for our new RV online training program. For more information contact Dawn or I.

Have a wonderful new year and start planning your 2018 RV trips now so you can block out the time in your busy schedule to enjoy your RV.
Until then enjoy our monthly newsletter, and if you have family or friends who like RVs and the RV lifestyle share with them. Happy Camping in 2018.

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 Rollin On TV visits Steele Rubber Products
Steele Rubber Products for RVs

Dawn and I were excited to join the Rollin On TV (ROTV) family slightly over a year ago. We provide ROTV with 3 to 6 minute RV how to segments for the show. 

For an upcoming 2018 episode ROTV visited Steele Rubber Products in Denver North Carolina. The producer asked me to join him for a factory tour while they filmed the episode. 

I was excited to go because as a hobby I restore classic cars and trucks and Steele RV Products has been supplying car enthusiasts with rubber products for automobiles for 50 years. 

Now they are interested in adding rubbers products for RVs in their product offerings. They have about any rubber seal imaginable (over 12,0000 total) and if they don't have it they can often times make it. For RVs this includes compartment door seals, slide-out seals, entry door seals and much more. What is really nice about these products is the do-it-yourselfer can install the seals without taking the RV to the dealership to have the work done.

I will be producing an installation video for one of their RV products for the upcoming ROTV episode and I will include the video in one of our upcoming newsletters too. 

In the mean time if you have any bad rubber seals on your RV you can visit the Steele Rubber Products web site or give them a call. This is a family owned business with some wonderful folks running and working there. I had a great time seeing how the seals are made and touring the Steele Rubber Product plant.     
Need a Sway Control Hitch?

Check out the hitch Mark uses. The Original  Equal-i-zer Sway control hitch has been enjoyed by thousands of trailer owners for over 50 years. Learn more about the Equal-i-zer hitch, and find out which hitch will work best for you:

 Feature Article -   Axle Ratios, Towing Axles & Fuel Economy Axles
Axle Ratios for towing & Fuel Economy

How does the axle ratio affect fuel economy in modern day vehicles? 

Do you need a lower axle ratio to tow a trailer? 

Can truck manufacturers build trucks that meet stringent government imposed fuel standards while still offering the power and performance we expect from a tow vehicle?

RV Video of the Month

Last month we attended the 51st National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. I enjoy attending this show each year to get a look at whats new in the world of RVs for the upcoming season. Our plans were different at this year's show so we did not film much, or produce a PDF document of what we saw at this year's show, but I did make this very short video to give you an inside glimpse of what we saw for 2018.  Watch Video
RV Breaking News
Are you interested in keeping up with breaking news about the RV industry? If so  visit RVBusiness

  Tired of dead batteries?

Stop the problem for good with the charger, maintainer & conditioner that Mark uses on all of his batteries.  The Battery Minder

                                  Visit our new Blog

Take a minute to visit our new RV 101 with Mark Polk blog

RV 101 with Mark Polk is an educational blog site for new and experienced RVers. There are helpful and informative article in four distinct categories: Beginning RVer, RV DIY & Maintenance,RV products and RV Tips & Tricks. Be sure and click on the follow tab so you are notified every time a new post is released.  Visit the new site now

   RV Antenna Upgrade to an Over the Air Digital HD Antenna
We are a little late, but we finally updated our old analog TVs in the RV with digital TVs. To complete the process I decided it was time to replace the old bat-wing style antenna with an over the air digital HD antenna. There are a couple ways to make this upgrade,
RV Consumer Magazine Archives

The link below go to archives of our RV Consumer Magazine magazine issues. These past issues offer great information for RV owners, but keep in mind any offers or specials in these archived issues may no longer apply. The top link goes to the Flip book  formatted issues and the bottom link goes to the PDF formatted issues.
Planning an RV Adventure?    Stay at KOAs Along the Way

 Our digital RV Product Catalog puts all of our RV training products in one place, and we separate what products apply to what type of RV. For example if you own a travel trailer you can browse through the single DVD titles or go directly to the DVD value sets that apply specifically to travel trailers. 

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