Buy an RV without slideouts? Think again

by Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Considering the purchase of any type of RV without slideouts? Think again! I know, I know. You’re going to tell me slideouts are prone to water leaks – and I’ll tell you, you’re 100 percent correct. Slides have probably done more to destroy the structural integrity of RVs than any other single design change…

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Special road atlas keeps tall RVs out of trouble

Long haul truckers rely on Rand McNally’s Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas for the most comprehensive highway and trucking information on the market. Perhaps most importantly, the atlas shows them where they can go and where they cannot go without hitting a low bridge or encountering a dangerously narrow road. RVs these days are sometimes nearly the height of big rig…

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Lance Camper acquired by REV Group

MILWAUKEE — REV Group, a $2.3 billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, announced Friday the acquisition of Lance Camper Manufacturing Corporation (Lance Camper). The acquisition enables REV to meaningfully enter the rapidly growing over $10 billion towables segment of the RV market by adding Lance’s premium portfolio of truck campers, towable campers and…

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Protect your RV from improper campground hookup

In the course of your RVing life you will encounter many ranges of electrical systems, well-maintained and regularly checked and – not so much. But the not-so-much system may be where you have to connect your RV to the campground or RV resort’s electrical system. Don’t assume that all these systems will be up to snuff.  The Camco 30M/30F AMP…

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RV shopping? Two “musts” you may not have considered

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service How do buyers decide which RV to buy? They focus on interior design and floor plans. Manufacturers know this and go to great lengths in “staging” their various models for photographs used in advertising. Potential owners likewise pick their favorites based on what they see inside and, to a lesser extent, the outside of the…

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Towable RV owners lose benefit with new tax bill

The recently passed tax reform bill will benefit the RV industry and further the industry’s current period of historic growth, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). But one thing it won’t do is help the owners of towable RVs. For many years, owners of all types of self-contained RVs could deduct the interest on their RV loan as…

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Echolocation technology enables safer backing up

Rear View Safety, a distributor of vehicle safety solutions, is looking toward 2018 with the release of the RVS-112-W Waterproof Backup Sensor Reversing System. An upgraded version of the flagship RVS-112 Backup Sensor Reversing System, all components of the RVS-112-W are waterproof, allowing the operator to install the control module outside the vehicle. This innovative feature gives the user flexibility…

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Blue Ox Ascent lightweight tow bar enables easier turns

The Blue Ox Ascent is a lightweight (only 31 lbs.) aircraft-grade aluminum tow bar with a 7,500-pound rating. The tow bar is easy to hitch up (watch the video) and unhitch in your campground. Product Features Can maneuver tight corners as legs are 2” longer No centering pin – easy to store Non-binding latches Off-set triple lugs makes unhooking simple…

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Device helps keep your batteries charged

Though some would find a depleted battery on their cell phone or laptop annoying, finding a dead battery in the car, truck or RV – your transportation – is more than annoying. The makers of the AdventureJumpStart Power Bank from myCharge would like to help resolve all those dead battery problems. The AdventureJumpStart will not only recharge your devices but…

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