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  • RV Pre-Purchase Considerations

    RV Pre-Purchase Considerations

    How big do we want or need?

    How many people do we need to be able to sleep?

    Does the RV we’re looking at really sleep the number it claims to, comfortably?

    How much room do we have to store it when not in use?

    What types of places do we want to visit? Some campgrounds and resorts have maximum or minimum size limits. Some fancy ones only allow coaches, no trailers.

    What is our driving and parking skill level?

    How much...
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  • Tips For Fit Driving

    Tips For Fit Driving

    Tips For Fit Driving:

    Maintaining your good health requires some special consideration while driving long distances.

    Here are some tips for staying healthy while driving:
    • Dress comfortably, preferable something loose so as not to constrict blood vessels.
    • Drink water to stay hydrated, especially when traveling during hot weather or thru desert areas or high elevations. Consider eye drops if you are prone to dry eyes.
    • Driving thru mountains requires consideration
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  • Turbo Cool Down Time

    Turbo Cool Down Time

    Turbos are in basically every Diesel motorhome and possibly some gas models and need a bit of extra attention when it comes to cool down.

    When producing power the turbo gets very hot, more power = more heat and it depends on oil circulation for cooling. When you shut down the engine the oil stops moving and that heat is trapped in the turbo. Consider that the turbo may be blazing hot and will need continued oil circulation at low power or idle for a few minutes before shutting down....
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  • New Tires for 38' Champion Europremier

    New Tires for 38' Champion Europremier

    First thing we needed to do with our new RV was to get new shoes on her. The Michelins were over 12 years old and badly cracked on the outsides, no telling how bad the insides were. Many tire manufacturers say that RV tires should be replaced after 7 years under ideal conditions (kept clean, not exposed to the sun for long periods, etc…). I have seen a 10 year replacement recommendation on occasion, just keep in mind the older they get the more likely they are to blow out or have a tread separate...
    New tires and a fresh polish on the Alcoas. Yokohama RY103
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  • Tire Safety

    Tire Safety

    Regularly checking and maintaining proper tire air pressure (along with proper loading and weight distribution) is extremely important to the safety and enjoyment of RV’ing. Improper air pressure in RV tires is probably one of the most common safety issues and causes for delays, extra expense and inconvenience on the road.
    • Low tire pressure and overloading are the most common and can result in poor handling and braking, tire overheating, uneven tread wear and blow out and/or tread separation.
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