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Hello fellow campers,

Thirty years ago, while serving on active duty, I injured my back and had surgery to remove a ruptured disc. Now, thirty years later with lots more wear and tear, more discs in my lower back are collapsing. On 1 May I am having surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve and to have a plate and pins put in to help space the discs. Driving the RV got more difficult as the injury worsened. I went from being able to drive about 300 miles a day the last couple years to only about 100 miles now, before needing to stop and stand up to relieve the pain. Hopefully my recovery will go well as we have some RV trips planned for later this summer. It will be interesting to see how driving goes after the surgery. If driving is still a problem we will spend more time in our stationary 5th wheel at the beach.

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Happy Camping in 2018.

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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:

Equalizer Hitch 4-point sway control . What it is and how it works
 Feature Article -  Understanding & Controlling Trailer Sway
Trailer sway is a dangerous effect associated with towing a trailer. Trailer sway is a side-to-side fishtail movement, and once out of control it can result in serious accidents. If you want to effectively control trailer sway you must first understand what contributes to trailer sway.  
RV Videos of the Month
In this RV how to video Mark discusses five trailer towing mistakes RV owners make, and how to prevent them from happening to you. Watch Video

Every spring, after I de-winterize the RV I sanitize the RV water system. This video demonstrates how easy it is to do yourself.  Watch Now
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 RV Online Training Site

Take a minute to visit our  new RV Online Training Program

Are you interested in learning more about your RV? Our new online RV video training courses can be viewed on computers, tablets, and smartphones. All of our courses includes written text, video segments. related articles written by your instructor, helpful tips & tricks, fun play & learn RV University crossword puzzles and quizzes to help you retain the information.  click for more info or to enroll

      My RV Essential Items List - Free PDF Download
When you purchase a new RV the dealership usually gives you what is referred to as a starter kit. The starter kit is typically made up of an RV drinking water hose, a sewer drain hose, a roll of RV toilet paper and some holding tank treatments. It's a nice gesture, but you will quickly discover you cannot go camping and properly set the RV up at the campground with these limited supplies. In fact, there are many other products you will need, to make all of your RV trips more enjoyable. There are what I refer to as RV essential items and nice to have items. To assist you in being better prepared for any and all camping scenarios you can download my RV essential items list today. This list identifies 25 RV Essential Items with an explanation of what each item is and why you might need it. Most of these RV essential items are available at your local RV dealership.   Download Now
RV Consumer Magazine Archives

The link below goes 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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