RV Financials, Part-4, Understanding how to sell your RV yourself

My three other articles on Rv Financials have given you a good perspective on the pricing, valuing and trading procedures used by dealers for an RV. If you feel the dealer is making far too much money off of you in a trade, there are other options for you to sell your Rv yourself. Click …

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RV Financials – Part-3, Understanding the RV Trade-In Process

This is Part-3 of my articles that will help explain the financials associated with buying, selling and trading an RV. Because of the amount of data I am providing, I have broken the subject into multiple parts for the convenience of the reader. The two previous articles are; RV Financials, Understanding RV Pricing, and RV …

RV Financials – Part-2 Understanding Depreciation

This is the second part of a series on RV Financials. In this post, Part-2, I have a link to my article on HubPages where I explain what RV depreciation is and how it changes every year for all motorhomes and other styles of campers. Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems …

RV Financials – Part-1 – RV Pricing and Values

This is the first part of a series on RV Financials. In this post, Part-1, I have a link to my article on HubPages where I explain how RV values are defined for dealers to use in their sales efforts. Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems used, and many of us …

How much will your new RV lose in value when you drive it off the lot?

RV FINANCIAL TIP - 1 - How much will my new RV be worth after I buy it? This is a question so many new RV shoppers fail to do their research about. You see, an RV, like an automobile, will drop in value as soon as you sign the papers to buy it. But …

How did I avoid Hurricane Matthew while camping in the Keys

The hurricane, Matthew was such a devastating force to the Southeast coast of the US. At the time it was approaching, I happened to be enjoying myself in my RV in a campground called Fiesta Key. It's a great campground, with nice amenities and an onsite restaurant/bar. On the other hand, its halfway down the …

Taking your RV to the Keys? Be prepared for the traffic.

Everyone wants to go to the Keys and those of us who have an RV, are lucky enough to have campgrounds available all along the Overseas Highway for us to use. I have been in one of these campgrounds several times and now that I'm a little older, I prefer the distance from Key West …

Chillin’ in the Keys, settling in and adjusting a lifestyle.

Well, we got to our campground a few days ago, and once we had set our site up, we kind of went into our "Chillin" mode. You know what this is, the Chillin' mode? Well, traveling on these highways in our country, driving a motorhome and towing a car, is one of the more stressful …

How to Select the Perfect GRILL for you and your RV.

Every camper ends up needing to cook food at some time or other, even the diehard Backpack campers end up cooking at times. As RV owners, my wife and I hop around the campgrounds of America, I end up cooking on my grill quite often. Many times, we are just grilling some Hot Dogs or …

Loading up for our next Adventure. RV traveling in the Keys

OK, I told myself that you were all bored with my RV travels and I wouldn't do anymore articles like those in the past. But, here I am. with our RV pulled over to our house and ready to be loaded. I plugged the RV AC voltage cord in to our house, and by tomorrow, …

Tips for good Campground Sanitation Habits

Taking your vacation and staying in a campground in your RV is very popular these days. But, often you are taking your vacation during the peak season when campgrounds are very crowded. These crowded conditions can increase your probability of getting infections or even being exposed to potentially dangerous bacteria. We all know that we …

A Camping Trip, 50-days in our RV, Travel and Camping Tips.

A Summer of Camping, Day-0 OK, as you all know, my wife and I are avid Campers and we have been sitting around for several months now at our home-base, just twiddling our thumbs. And I have to admit that a certain amount of cabin fever has set in with us. Sure, if you read …

Campground Memberships are a good way to save money.

If you are a camper who want s to get out and see this great country of ours, one of the things you soon run into is the costs of renting good campsites in really good campgrounds. As you search for ways to save, you will find that a lot of your fellow campers are …

How to upgrade your old Black and White Rear Camera system

I finally selected a new color rear camera/monitor system for my motorhome and after a little study i installed it myself. It is a Made-in-America product that I expect to provide me with years of service. My old Black-and-White system had died on me a couple of months ago, and I have been on the …

Orlando RV Resort, a great Campground in Clermont Florida

Orlando RV Resort is another Thousand Trails membership Campground that everyone who might be planning on camping in Florida, should check out. It's actually in Clermont Florida just ten miles north on US highway 27, off of I-4 at Exit-55. Besides the many amenities, this campground has 867 campsites you can pick from. Almost all …

Searching for a replacement RV Rear Camera Monitor.

First of all, we have a 2006 Fleetwood Bounder. It's in great shape and we love traveling in it. But, like anything else, eventually you are going to have problems with some parts of your RV. The first thing you have to accept with a motorhome is the fact that things will eventually go bad. …

On the road in my RV with rain and the “Crazies”.

    Recently, I had another dangerous experience with; rains and holiday drivers, on an Interstate highway. It was a post-holiday trip and I was heading back to Florida after visiting relatives. The trip started out fine, but weather set in when we got to South Carolina, and once I was on the Interstate (I-95) …

A Week of Rain for Christmas in Virginia

OK, I'm not complaining! We're up here enjoying the Holidays with our family and friends. It's a good thing. Oh, and we are camped in my daughters driveway in our motorhome. So, even though it has been a bit dreary with the constant showers and occasional deluge, we are having a good time. I have …

Three Flags CG, a great overnight layover in Florida

  We're up and walking around this morning after a nice layover at the Three Flags campground (Thousand Trails) in Florida. It's not only a good CG to stay at for a week or so, but it's a great overnight stop being, right off of I-75 in Florida. I am a TT member so I …

Dinghy-101 Tow Car article from MotorHome magazine

  Here is a link to a great article in Motor Home magazine that goes over all of the pertinent facts an RV motorhome owner should know as they go through the process of deciding whether they should purchase a Tow vehicle, and if they do, what do they actually need in addition to the …

Protect your RV water Pipes from freezing with this trick

  Many RV owners now want to use their RV in colder environments and not just in a summer campground near a beach somewhere. Some RV's have water systems that will occasionally need a little protection from a cold night or two where temperatures drop below freezing for a short period of time. Check out …

RV Tip – Using your RV AC for Heat, Get a little heat boost without your Furnace.

  Check out that AC of yours before winter hits, if you are planning on traveling and camping in your RV during cool or cold weather. You can save some money, if you do. Almost all RV's, especially motorhomes, have roof Air Conditioners on them. And for the past dozen or more years these AC …

Rainy setup at Three Flags Campground in Wildwood Florida.

Well we got here OK even if a little later than I had planned. We were loaded up when we checked the traffic around Tampa on the TV. It turned out that I-75 North was blocked by a serious wreck that had generated an 85 minute traffic delay from Riverview to Brandon (about 8 miles). …

Patricia? Never heard of her! Or was that the name for that Hurricane?

You just have to love the luck of us RVers sometimes. I have reservations to stay at the Three Flags campground, near Ocala Florida. The Rig is cleaned up, washed waxed, and we will load up tomorrow. Then it's just a two hour drive north to the campground. But, I sit here watching the weather …

The Full-Timer Itch, a Camper’s disease to watch out for.

  That's right, it's like a disease; this desire to take your RV on the road and just keep going. The one's that actually do it are referred to as Full-Timers. Sometimes, it just can't be helped. Once you own an RV, regardless of whether it's a pop-up or if its a Big Rig, once …

Heading to a CG near Wildwood Florida. Got Tiki Bars?

My wife and I have just made reservations for a few weeks stay at a campground near Wildwood Florida called Three Flags. We have decided that I should write an article on small, out-of-the-way Tiki Bars in the area. The campground is near  places like; the town of Ocala, the town of Mt.Dora, and the …