Wednesday

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The RV Geeks




With over 15 million YouTube views, full-time RVers John & Peter are better known as the hosts of the popular RVgeeks channel. They've now been on the road for 13 years, sharing their experience on everything from managing RV systems, DIY maintenance and repair & upgrades to great destinations and safe driving tips (Peter is the former Safety & Training Manager for a large metropolitan motor coach operation).


Although they've been in their current motorhome (their second RV) for 11 years, the Geeks are always interested in what's happening in the RV market, often using RV Trader to find out what's available out there. Even though they're happy with their rig, they always have their eyes open for their next one!
Check out their newest video, RV Buying New Vs. Used, for tips on buying an RV if you're gearing up for an adventurous 2016 summer season!
Ashley Martin Web Developer

TMC is ‘Redefining Luxury’ with Class C Lines


Thor Motor Coach is “redefining luxury in Class C motorhomes” with the newQuantum on the Ford E-450 chassis along with the Four Winds and Chateau Super C lines produced on Ford F-550 chassis. 
According to a press release, high-end amenities in the kitchen include solid-surface countertops and a decorative tile backsplash, adding visual appeal while protecting walls from food splatter. Amish handcrafted solid hardwood cabinetry is set off by a high-gloss glaze to create “eye-catching sophistication and class.”
The Quantum and Super C lineup also offers “modern comforts of home,” such as Rapid Camp (31-foot motorhomes), energy-efficient LED lighting, and stainless steel kitchen appliances (select floorplans). Standard in every master bedroom is a Denver Mattress bed. Other features include large LED televisions inside and outside the coach, and residential vinyl flooring. 
For more information visit thormotorcoach.com.
This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.
Ashley Martin Web Developer

Keystone RV Adds Solar Prep To Sprinter Line


Keystone RV Co.’s Sprinter division now features “Plug ‘N Play” solar prep as standard equipment on all travel trailers and fifth-wheels, including its price-leading Campfire line.
“Keystone Sprinter was the first manufacturer to make adding solar quick and easy across all product lines,” said Furrion Product Manager Andrew Mock in a press release. “For the retail customer, it’s as simple as purchasing one of our portable solar panel kits, plugging into the Sprinter, and you are good to go for off-grid camping.”
Sprinter General Manager Josh Miller noted that the Plug ‘N Play solar prep fits Sprinter’s long-time mission to “Make Camping Easy.” Sprinter is Keystone’s very first brand, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.
“The changes in the product since they first rolled off the assembly line in 1996 is hard to imagine,” he said. “Today’s Sprinter compared to the 1996 model is night and day. For example, things like 18-cubic foot residential refrigerators, LED lighting, power awnings, flat-screen TVs and Bluetooth didn’t in all practicality exist back then. Today you will find these features and much more on the new 2016 Sprinters. By adding Plug ‘N Play solar prep we are propelling Sprinter into the next generation of RVs.”
The Sprinter Plug ‘N Play system combined with a Furrion portable solar panel provides plenty of solar-generated electric for extended dry-camping. Sprinter offers 18-cubic foot Samsung residential refrigerators as standard equipment on six of its travel trailer and fifth-wheel models. These models are equipped with dual-battery storage and an inverter to convert 12-volt DC into 115-volt AC to power the refrigerator or other AC components when the camper is not hooked up to shore power or external AC.
This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.
Ashley Martin Web Developer

SylvanSport Heads into 2016 with a Track Record of Success




SylvanSport, the company that revolutionized the lightweight, multi-functional camping trailer is
heading into 2016 with a rapidly growing list of quality US and Canadian RV dealer-partners. Their flagship product is the GO – an 840 lb. camper that is also a toy hauler, utility trailer and can be towed by any small car. With a proven track record and tons of awards, the SylvanSport GO has been called the Coolest. Camper. Ever.

In addition to the GO – Mobile Adventure Gear camping-trailer, SylvanSport manufactures an innovative new kayak/canoe, bike and utility trailer called the GO Easy. This small trailer starts at only 235 lbs and can carry up to 5 kayaks, plenty of bikes and a host of utility applications as well. Both the GO and GO Easy make the perfect tow-behind accessory for Class B Motorhomes, providing massive storage capacity and a spacious and comfortable guest bedroom.

In addition to the growing line of SylvanSport adventure trailers are innovative accessories including the new “Solar Ready GO” kit, set to go into production this year. The Solar Ready GO is a fully integrated solar kit, developed with Goal Zero. The Solar Ready GO will sport two Boulder 30 solar panels, mounted to the GO upper rack system for travel. The heart of the system, a Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator will be mounted to a tray in the Front Storage Pod. Panels and generator will be connected while traveling, so the system can charge while in transit. The Solar Ready GO will also feature the Light-A-Life LED lighting system and extension cables, so take your GO “off-the-grid” and always have power on demand. The Solar Ready Kit can also be purchased separately, so all existing GOs can be retrofitted with go anywhere power.

SylvanSport had a record year in 2015 and are continuing that growth in 2016. With a growing list of national and international dealers, it looks like they are off to a great start. SylvanSport continues to actively build their distribution network, by methodically adding dealer-partners in regions that are available in the US and Canada. If you are interested in becoming a SylvanSport dealer-partner, please contact Earl B. Hunter, Vice President of sales at earl@sylvansport.com or call 828-883-4292

More about SylvanSport

SylvanSport is the US-based manufacturer of the award-winning GO Camping Trailer and the revolutionary ‘GO Easy’ Adventure Trailer. GO has been called the Swiss Army Knife of camping trailers and the Coolest. Camper. Ever. by National Geographic Adventure. The all-new ‘GO Easy’ is the most innovative and feature-packed bike, boat and cargo hauling, utility/camping trailer on the market. For more information, visit our website - syvlansport.com.
Ashley Martin Web Developer

The Solar Ready GO




SylvanSport, the company that revolutionized the lightweight, multi-functional camping trailer is
heading into 2016 with a rapidly growing list of quality US and Canadian RV dealer-partners. SylvanSport has been carefully selecting dealers to make their flagship product - the GO, easier to see and purchase. Not only is the GO a lightweight camper, but it is also a toy hauler, utility trailer and so much more. GO makes the perfect tow-behind accessory for Class B Motorhomes, providing massive storage capacity and a spacious and comfortable guest bedroom.

SylvanSport continues its efforts to make it convenient for anybody in the US and Canada to see and buy a GO at a local RV dealer. SylvanSport dealers offer sales, service and financing for the GO - Mobile Adventure Gear camping trailer.

Also, new for 2016 is the “Solar Ready GO” set to go into production this year. The Solar Ready GO is a fully integrated solar kit, developed with Goal Zero. The Solar Ready GO will sport two Boulder 30 solar panels, mounted to the GO upper rack system for travel. The heart of the system, a Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator will be mounted to a tray in the Front Storage Pod. Panels and generator will be connected while traveling, so the system can charge while in transit. The Solar Ready GO will also feature the Light-A-Life LED lighting system and extension cables, so take your GO “off-the-grid” and never be without power. The Solar Ready Kit can also be purchased separately, so all existing GOs can be retrofitted with go anywhere power.

Making the GO more accessible and adding innovative new accessories are just some of the exciting things SylvanSport has in the works. For more information, please check out our website or Facebook page. If you have any questions or would like more information on SylvanSport, email us at info@sylvansport.com or call 828-883-4292.



Ashley Martin Web Developer

Tuesday

The Swiss Army Knife of Camping Trailers








SylvanSport GO – The Swiss Army Knife of camping trailers, GO is an 840 lb. toy hauler, utility trailer and camper – all-in-one! With three configurations, SylvanSport’s GO can turn your small car into a do everything utility, gear and camping adventure vehicle. Here’s how:  

Travel Mode: Even though the SylvanSport GO is full of storage and carrying capacity, it does not require a large, fuel draining vehicle to tow it. In fact at only 840 lbs and with its low-profile, aerodynamic design... GO is the most efficient and well-engineered gear hauler in the world. GO can carry all your toys, so you can travel farther and more often than you ever thought possible. Carry more, spend less on gas, go further and have more fun… take a closer look and see why GO is the Coolest. Camper. Ever.

Transport Mode: So much more than meets the eye, GO was designed to solve all your camping and hauling needs, seven days a week. No matter what your activity of choice is – biking, kayaking, canoeing, surfing – or moving an apartment or bringing home stacks of building materials from the local home improvement store, GO does it all and does it incredibly well. From the Control-tilt deck which allows for ramp-free loading to the removable top (no tools required) which turns GO into a true, open-topped utility trailer... GO is the ultimate vehicle to turn your small, fuel efficient car into a weekend workhorse capable of hauling up to 800 lbs. of... anything.


Camping Mode:  If you really love to camp, the SylvanSport GO camping trailer was created especially for you. GO delivers that wonderful experience of tent camping: lightweight, airy materials, the feeling of actually being outside (no hard-sided walls), the sounds and smells that make camping so special. GO was created to give you an amazing, comfortable camping experience, without the downside: sleeping on uneven ground, rocks, sticks and mud, leaving a damaging footprint on the environment as well as having to carry it all in... and out! GO easily gets you there, up off the ground on a level, comfortable surface. For the best camping experience you’ll ever have.
Ashley Martin Web Developer

Coach-Net Has Tips For First-Time RV Renters


 Coach-Net, a provider of emergency roadside services and owner protection programs, has put together a list of rental tips that will help ensure a successful rental experience for a first-time RVer as well as a list of national parks to consider visiting during spring break.
The company stated in a press release, that “renting an RV is a great option that allows families or students to drive to their spring break destination at their own convenience, while also saving money and creating a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. Yet, for first-time renters or novices, renting an RV can be daunting.”
Coach-Net advises to consider the following key factors when renting an RV:
• Cost – Consider the cost of the rental and verify if the company charges extra for mileage or if it is included in the rental price. Also, know in advance how many total miles the trip will be, and budget accordingly for gas money.
• Insurance – Check your car insurance to see if it covers RV rentals. Additional coverage may need to be purchased from the rental company, and some companies also have minimum age requirements for a rental.
• Preparation – Most RV rental companies offer test drives and information to help inexperienced operators feel comfortable behind the wheel and learn how to check fluid levels, monitor tire pressure, empty sewage lines, etc. When renting an RV, check what type of maintenance coverage plans are available and if they specify working with certain dealers for repairs. Easy, 24/7 access to roadside assistance and technical support is certainly a key to having a worry-free vacation. Coach-Net offers products and services, even for short-term RV renters, that can keep your vacation running smoothly and your family safe while on the road.
• Size – Large RVs can be difficult to maneuver for an inexperienced driver, so take driving abilities into consideration. Also, make sure to consider factors like the number of people, amount of luggage and length of the trip before deciding on an RV size.
• Cooking – Determine what kind of cooking will be done during the trip and if that RV has the capabilities (large enough fridge, included cookware, stove-top burners, etc.). Buying bulk food items and making meals can save money on a trip, if the RV has the storage capacity.
• Parking – It’s a good idea to plan some overnight stops in advance and be knowledgeable about places that are available for parking in the general travel area. Also check and confirm the length and class of RV, and if it can be accommodated at the final destination.
Recommended state parks include:
• Yosemite National Park (California)
• Zion National Park (Utah)
• Olympic National Park (Washington)
• Joshua Tree National Park (California)
• Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas)
• Shenandoah National Park  (Virginia)
• Everglades National Park (Florida)
• Carlsbad Caverns National Park (New Mexico)
• Big Bend National Park (Texas)

This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.
Ashley Martin Web Developer

Thursday

PCOA’s York RV Show set to Host 38th Edition


Camping-World-final-logo-1-300x233The 2016 Campers World RV Show, marking its 38th year, will be held at the York (Pa.) Expo Grounds March 11-13.
According to a press release, the event will encompass more than 130,000 square feet of indoor display space with 13 dealers showing over 180 units. Also on display will be 50 campgrounds showcasing their facilities and 10 vendors offering products to enhance the RVing experience.
“With gas prices being down, more people than ever before are discovering the freedom and flexibility an RV vacation affords,” said Beverly Gruber, executive director of the host Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) and the show’s manager. “Great camping memories are part of almost every family’s history and it’s a great stress-reducer.”
Gruber’s enthusiasm is echoed by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), where a recent study confirms a family of four can spend up to 74% less when traveling in an RV.
Face painters will be on hand to entertain the children. There will also be games, door prizes, and camping weekend giveaways, a Studebaker Swap Meet and a community craft show.
An added feature this year will be the central Pennsylvania blood drive. The blood bank will be at the show on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.
Ashley Martin Web Developer

Wednesday

5 Tips for Efficient RV Cleaning



It can be difficult to understand just how to get your RV cleaned thoroughly given it's large size and numerous parts. Cleaning is a necessary part of owning an RV, however, so the job must be done. With these few tips, you can efficiently clean your RV and have it feel like new.

1. Use a Low-Pressure Washer

You might think a regular pressure washer is for an RV—but this is actually not the case. A high-pressure washer can do serious damage to the cracks and seals on your ride. Use a low-pressure washer instead; it will give you enough pressure to clean the exterior of your RV, but it won't be forceful enough to cause lasting exterior damage.

2. Add Vinegar to the Wash

When hand-washing the exterior of your RV, add vinegar to your cleaning solution. This will help prevent water streaks from forming on glossy and transparent surfaces. The vinegar will ensure no smears are left on your vehicle and your RV will show nothing but a shiny finish.

3. Buy an RV Cleaner

A myriad of special RV cleaners are available on the market these days. They contain the right ingredients to ensure your RV's surface gets as clean as possible, and they don't contain harsh additives that can cause decals to loosen or paint to chip off.

4. Avoid Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths and polyester are quickly becoming the new norm for getting things clean. In the case of an RV, though, microfiber and polyester cloths should not be used. They can cause damage to the finish and even rub off the sealant. Stick with cotton and you'll ensure you aren't taking any finish or sealant off your vehicle when you clean it.

5. Treat Your Tanks

RVs come with two tanks: one for bathing water and one for toilet water. While the bathing water tank may not become very dirty, the toilet water tank needs to be properly treated to keep odors away. Enzyme-based chemicals need to be used so any solids can be broken down efficiently.

With these cleaning tips in mind, you can get an efficient clean for your RV. For additional RV tips and tricks sent straight to your inbox, sign up for the RVTrader newsletter.
Ashley Martin Web Developer