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Clarity Defender PLUS Windshield Treatment

Clarity Defender PLUS Windshield Treatment Glare. Darkness. Rain. These three elements make it more difficult for drivers to see clearly. And confidently. Improve your driving vision, and your response time, with Clarity Defender® Plus, a windshield treatment that creates a water repellent, protective layer for your RVs, cars, trucks, and boats. This product is a…

How to Secure a Loose RV Refrigerator

If the side-by-side refrigerator on your fifth wheel or motorhome seems to shift out of place while you’re driving, there could be several simple solutions. Depending on the type of RV refrigerator you own, the fix you need might also be very inexpensive. To help you find the proper cure for what ails your fridge,…

Buying a Used RV: Front End Inspection Tips

Buying a used RV can have many benefits, including saving you money when compared to purchasing a new RV. However, without conducting a proper front end inspection before signing the sales contract could result in having to pay for costly repairs in the near future. Conducting a thorough inspection of the front end could save…

Replacing Trailer Brakes: What to Look For Each Year

In this quick video lesson, RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg teaches you simple tips for replacing trailer brakes during your annual RV inspection. As with most components on your RV, you should check the status of your tires, wheels, and brakes at least once per year. Even if you don’t feel anything wrong while you…

Tips For Measuring Trailer Weight Capacity

We bought a short bed truck to pull our 40 ft Sanibel, based on the advice of the Chevy dealer and our RV dealer. According to the manual, the tongue weight is not supposed to exceed 3,000 lbs and the total gross vehicle weight is not supposed to exceed 10,000 lbs. Are these numbers correct? What are the consequences of continuing to drive the rig? Is there anything that can be done to modify the truck to increase its capacity or do we just need to get a one ton Dually?

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On the Road with Sue: Devils Tower National Monument

Back in the ‘70s, you probably saw director Steven Spielberg’s epic film, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” And if you did, you saw 12 minutes of footage from Devils Tower National Monument, located in the northeast corner of Wyoming. Throughout the movie, symbols resembling this iconic landmark appear, culminating when aliens land their space ship next to the tower in order to make their first contact with humans.

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On the Road with Sue: Zion National Park

Day One on the road has taught me that this trip may not really be about the destinations – it’s the journey. The breathtaking scenery we found driving through northern Arizona and southern Utah was overwhelming. I had recently asked a very well-traveled RVer (49 states in seven years) which was his favorite state to travel, and he immediately answered “Utah.” I was shocked, but now I see why. Fortunately, we live close enough to go back – many times, I’m sure.

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On the Road with Sue: A Visit to Oklahoma City

Editor’s note: A familiar name to many RVers, Sue Bray has worked in the RV industry for 35+ years. Over the summer, Sue, her husband Mel, and their boxer Harley took off to tour the country in their 31’ fifth wheel, with no exact plans except to have an adventure. She’ll be chronicling their trip…

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On the Road with Sue: Mesa Verde National Park

For decades, driving south from Durango, Colorado, I’d seen the somewhat innocuous signpost for Mesa Verde National Park. I’d always intended to stop, but never did… until this trip. First impressions can be deceiving – for Mesa Verde (which means “Green Table” in Spanish), turns out to have much, much more to do and see…

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The Never-Bored RVers’ Journal: The Old Mormon Road

It’s doubtful that anyone is born with a gene that makes them an expert RVer on day one. When we bought our first RV – a 22-foot lightweight travel trailer – we didn’t even know where to fill the fresh-water tank! That’s why on our first time out as full-timers I knew practically nothing. One…

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