Dixie RV SuperStores not being acquired by Camping World

HAMMOND, La. — Dixie RV SuperStores announced Thursday that the recent report from Camping World Holdings, Inc. that it is in the process of acquiring “Dixie RV Superstore in Newport News, Virginia” should not suggest that Camping World is buying its company. “Dixie RV SuperStores is neither affiliated with nor has any common ownership interest in the Virginia dealership,” the company said in a…

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Actively using your RV? Maintain it even now

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is an article he wrote while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. One of my best friends likes to say that once the Fourth of July hits, the summer is over. I’m not so cynical, especially now that RVs can be so capable of extending the camping season.…

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More on internal vs. external TPMS temperature reporting

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Continuing my series on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Last time I covered internal versus external TPMS temperature reports when it was moderate to just cool outside. This report is different. On my way south to Georgia from Ohio it got downright cold. I stopped for the night in Kentucky and in…

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SolarHome 620 system: Light in the RV from the sun

BioLite’s SolarHome 620 is an off-grid solution that switches the lights on in your RV without pulling any amps from your house batteries. The 6-watt solar panel charges the 20-Wh battery throughout the day (about six hours of strong, direct sunlight), which in turn powers the three daisy-chained lights through the evening. String the three 100-lumen lights up around separate…

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Solar charging in a shady spot?

By Bob Difley Boondocking in the national and state forests in summer and using solar power to provide your electricity presents different challenges than found when snowbirding in the southwestern deserts. In the desert, because most campsites are open to the sky, you get charging from your panels from the first glint of sun over the morning horizon until it…

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What can be done for RV sidewall delamination?

Dear Gary, What’s the most inexpensive way to deal with a soft wall spot where there was prior water damage? Also, the outside has a bubble. Is there any way of smoothing it without spending a fortune? Under our window, the day/nite shade pulled out and upon inspection we found a little hole where the wall is soft. We need…

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Fulltime RVing – Plan ahead for “hanging up the keys”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Fulltime RVing is great, with so many places to explore, people to meet, things to learn. Sadly, the clock continues to run during the adventure, and eventually you may need to “hang up the fulltime keys.” So how do you leave the fulltime lifestyle and return to a non-nomadic life? You might think this…

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