Friday

Vintage Trailer & RV Restoration Hazards



Traveling in an RV or with a travel trailer can be a great experience. It’s a great way to cover a lot of ground and have a comfortable place to stay after hiking, getting out on the lake, or just enjoying the serenity of your campsite. 

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Monday

Tips For Renting an RV For the First Time



With states slowly opening and summer just around the corner, people across America are easing back into the world of travel. But the reality is, summer getaways might look a little different this year, and considering many people aren’t ready to fly to their next destination, road trips are making a huge comeback. RVs give you the option to truly have a home on wheels and are ideal for social distancing. Don’t have an RV, but still want to take a trip this summer? RV Trader Rentals could be the perfect option for you. Our rentals are professionally managed and owned so you can feel confident each step of the way. Before you select the RV rental for your next escape, check out some of our tips for renting an RV for the first time.
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Tips for Appreciating Nature Indoors


By: Cynthia Shackleton


There’s a second pandemic taking hold, especially among those who cherish wide-open spaces: cabin fever. 

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FMCA Tech Tip: RV Battery Types



Our friends at FMCA are breaking down the different types of batteries for an RV. Check them out below.
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Thursday

Mistakes to Avoid When Financing An RV



So, you’re ready to take the plunge into RV life? We’re excited to welcome you to the club - but before you dive head-first into the world of RVing, you’ll need to make sure you’re actually financially ready to make the big purchase. We’ve compiled a quick list of mistakes you should avoid making to make sure you’re ready to finance an RV when the time comes. 

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Tuesday

Five Tips for RV Life



In today’s society, there’s a real urge among a lot of people to cut loose from the rat race and just live life out in the beauty of nature. RV or Van life gives you the freedom to go wherever you like and see the countryside in ways most people never get a chance to. I’ve spent a lot of time out on the open road and learned a thing or two in my time. Here are five things I think anyone considering life on the road should understand before taking the plunge.

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How To Customize Your RV To Be More Energy Efficient



RVs provide an excellent means of cost-effective travel. Whether you are living in your RV or taking your recreational vehicle out for an adventure, energy efficiency is a must.
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RV Staycations as a Cure for Coronavirus Blues



By: Megan Glenn

Stay-at-home orders, self-isolation, quarantine, are pretty much daily words on the news, and the practice of them has us all wanting to file emancipation orders from our families, ourselves... our furniture. So why not try something new?
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Friday

RV Renovations: Updating RV Light Fixtures



When renovating your RV interior, there are so many projects that you can tackle to update and revamp your space. And considering most of us have a bit of extra time on our hands, now is a great time to tackle any renovations or updates you’ve been wanting to make. Each of these projects ranges in difficulty, with some being fairly easy and others being trickier. As you begin to complete each task, your RV will start to look more and more modern over time. Previously, we have discussed painting your interior, installing new flooring, updating your dinette, and installing a backsplash. If you want your RV to look truly modern and like a traditional home, your next step will be to replace your current light fixtures with newer ones.
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Tips for Buying an RV Online



COVID-19 has the majority of the country staying at home. If you had been interested in buying an RV, the quarantine might have put a damper on your plans - but in today’s world, it really doesn’t have to. With all of the technology we have access to, buying an RV is still possible with minimal in-person contact. So, are you still looking to buy? Despite the stay at home orders - it’s still possible with these easy tips.

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FMCA TECH TIP: The Importance of Waste System Venting in RVs




By Gary Bunzer

Proper holding tank venting is required (mandated actually), for both the black and the gray waste systems found on recreation vehicles and the method chosen by most RV manufacturers is to run a length of ABS pipe from the holding tank, up and through the roof of the RV. The importance of proper venting, in both systems, cannot be overstated, especially as it relates to odor control. Additionally, without correct venting, sinks will not drain properly, bacteria can propagate and holding tanks will not drain as quickly or completely.

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How to Virtually Spring Break in a Pandemic



Ahh, Spring Break. A time for RV road trips across the country, lounging on the beaches, or taking time to travel abroad. A time for students to take a break from their studies, celebrate Spring finally being here and the school semester almost ending. However, with the current COVID-19 situation happening across the entire world, Spring Break will be a bit different this year.

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Wednesday

7 Important Things to Consider in Planning Your Next RV Trip



As soon as the coronavirus restrictions are lifted, you’re probably planning to jump in your RV and head off for new adventures in the Great Outdoors. Before you do, here are 7 important things to consider. 

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RVs 4 MDs Helps Front Line Healthcare Workers and First Responders During COVID-19



With all that’s going on in the world today, it can be hard to find the positive. But in the midst of these trying times, people all over the world are stepping up to show kindness to others in big ways.
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Tuesday

Buying a Used RV From Start to Finish



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Thursday

RV Renovations: Renovating a Dinette



In an RV, a dinette is one of the most useful and functional spaces you will find. For many people, this centrally-located space can be used as a kitchen table, a desk or office space, a craft center, or even somewhere to hang out and watch movies and relax. Dinettes can come as a booth with two benches or as a table with four chairs and vary in size, shape, and color. However, in some older RVs, dinette areas tend to be a bit outdated. Often, they are covered in tacky fabrics, dark woods, and textured wallpapers, and, for some people, this can be a bit of a disappointment when they are considering a purchase. Yet, with some simple changes, you can easily transform your dinette space into an area that you will enjoy utilizing for years to come. Follow along to learn some simple tips for updating and modernizing your RV’s dinette cushions, updating your table, and decorating tips.

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Deep Cleaning Your RV, Inside & Out



By Ann Eichenmuller

Summer is just around the corner—and with it, some of the best camping of the year. While the coronavirus has put many vacation plans on hold, you’ll want to be ready to go when campgrounds reopen. With all this extra time on your hands, there’s truly no better time to deep clean your RV.

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How to Find Open Campgrounds During COVID-19



In these complicated times, it's difficult to find anyone who hasn't been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic. And with the closure of many state parks and RV campgrounds, RVers have been left to wonder where to go next. It's hard to "stay in place" when you don't have a place to stay.

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Monday

Boondocking Etiquette



Boondocking is a fun type of camping where RVers ditch the hookups in lieu of beautiful, free campsites that often offer a unique sense of peace and solitude. Now that you have learned the boondocking basics, it’s time to learn a few rules associated with boondocking. Some of these rules are clearly stated, while others remain unspoken, yet equally important. Since there is no one to directly enforce the rules and regulations of boondocking, it is up to individual campers to know and respect them. Follow along with these seven important considerations of boondocking etiquette so that you can be prepared before camping in the wild.

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What to Know Before Buying a Class A RV




Travel is usually at the top of almost anyone’s bucket list, but the cost alone often holds people back. This is where buying an RV can come into the picture. RVs allow travelers to reduce the cost of travel by eliminating the price of a plane ticket, hotel, and the frequency of eating meals out. Because of this, and other reasons, the RV lifestyle has become more and more popular for both travel solutions and for full time living.
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FMCA Tech Tip: Exterior Maintenance



Keep your RV exterior looking its best with these tips from FMCA and the “RV Doctor” Gary Bunzer. Take pride in your home on wheels!

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Friday

RV Renovations: Replacing Your RV's Furniture



Renovating your RV’s interior is an excellent way to modernize the space and make it your own. The list of potential RV projects is endless, and, with each individual improvement, you are sure to add more character and personality to your space. When renovating your RV, it’s important to complete each task entirely before moving on to the next one.

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FMCA’s Sunsets + Saguaros Convention in Tucson, AZ


If you’ve never been to an FMCA convention, or any RV convention for that matter, we’d advise checking one out. It is worth your while. You’ll find countless opportunities to learn, network, and enjoy the comradery that makes RVing such a wonderful lifestyle. 

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How to Find the Perfect RV for You



When you buy an RV, you aren’t just purchasing a camper—you’re investing in a future full of open roads, scenic vistas, and crackling campfires. But choosing the wrong unit could turn those vacation dreams into more of a nightmare. With all of the options out there, how do you know which RV is right for you?

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Tips and Tricks For Working From Your RV



When you imagine living in an RV, it might seem like an endlessly exciting adventure. Every day you get to meet new people, see unique parts of the country and work from wherever you want.
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Thursday

5 Things to Consider When Financing an RV



RVs make for the ultimate road trip vehicles, allowing owners to bypass hotels, restaurants, and other costly vacation expenses. This can make vacations more affordable, fun, and convenient. For these reasons, more people than ever are hitting the road in their tiny vacation home on wheels and loving every second of it. However, this freedom and relaxation comes at a price.

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Friday

Boondocking Basics



If you have been a member of the RVing community for any length of time, you may have heard the word “boondocking” tossed around amongst other RVers. If you are wondering what boondocking is, then this post is for you. Here, we’ll be discussing boondocking basics and all the reasons why so many RVers enjoy it so much.
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Your January RV News Fix



A new year brings new RV headlines and - and as always - we’re here to fill you in on the latest and greatest stories. From new towable units to awesome camper vans at this weekend’s Florida RV Supershow - we’ve got all the news you need to know in this edition of “Your RV News Fix.”

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FMCA Tech Tip: 5 Tips to Make RV Service Less Stressful



It’s time again for RV service. You explain your problem to the service writer, sign the repair order, grab a cup of coffee and wait. And wait, and wait and wait.

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