NHTSA report on Rv recalls as of Dec.27, 2017

Here is the latest NHTSA report on RV recalls. I picked the information up from the Rv Business site. Report: NHTSA Releases Latest List of RV Recalls As of December 27, 2017 • Jayco Inc. is recalling 49,563 2002-2016 recreational vehicles equipped with Kidde plastic-handle or push button ‘Pindicator’ fire extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, …

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Balance your RV Power Load on 30Amp Service

There are a number of things you can do to maximize your usage of your 30-Amp campsite service and not have problems like kicking the site or RV breaker. Click on the link below to read my Hub (article) on Hubpages that takes the reader through thee power management tricks. How to maximize your RV …

How to Upgrade your RV TV service

Regardless of whether your RV is brand new or ten-plus years old, the TV technology in it is probably not the latest. Every RV owner I know has thought about upgrading their TV's or their internal wiring at one point or another. So, I have written a Hub on my Hubpages site that goes through …

How to easily keep Your RV Clean and Shiny

Keeping your RV clean and shiny is a point of pride for most RV owners. The link below is to a great article of mine explaining how an RV owner should keep their RV, regardless of whether it's a big motorhome, or an small travel trailer, clean. The task may seem large, but if done …

Your RV Generator and How it Works – Tips on Maintenance

If you ever wondered how a Power Generator works, you might want to read this article that gives simple explanations on how they operate. This is a link to my article on my HubPage site. It also provides a short history on the evolution of RVs and their use of generators. It then goes into …

RV Financials, Part-5, Re-Sale Expectations and Upgrade Costs

  Re-Sale Expectations, and upgrade costs As you can tell by this point, the world of owning and selling an RV is complex. This is part-5 of my 5-part series covering this subject. So, if you're interested in selling your RV yourself, you do need to recognize the market and provide your RV in the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

FYI: NHTSA announces new RV Recalls

This article is extracted from the online magazine RV BUSINESS. I put it here as an FYI incase you own or in case you know someone who owns one of these models and can tell them, if they already do not know. ‘NHTSA’ Issues Latest RV-Related Recall List May 31, 2016 by RVBusiness Editor’s Note: …

RV TIP, 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 …

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 …

How do you get rid of an Invisible Bra on an RV front end.

There are so many RV's out there, on the highways of America and sitting in campgrounds that have Invisible Bras on them. The majority of these RV's have bra's that are so damaged, they actually look terrible and can even effect the re-sale value of your RV. Click on the link below to read my …

Two Hops and we’ll be in Virginia for a while.

    It's no secret that I am originally from Lynchburg Virginia. Born and raised, as we used to say. Well, all of mine and my wife's relatives are still there along with the few friends; that is the ones that haven't died off or moved away, like we did. We are looking forward to …

Use your Camper Steps to store your shoes.

One of those things that are an irritation to many of us campers is the pile of shoes that accumulate at your entrance to your camper. Most RV's have power steps these days and everyone is in and out of the camper all hours of the day and night. And with each trip we are …

Towing Connector Wiring Reference for RV Owners

With the many methods of towing in the RV world, you must have an electrical connection between the RV and the towed vehicle for lights turn signals brakes etc.. Pre-made cables are available at most Camper part stores, as well as kits for wiring into the wiring harness of vehicles.   RV Coaches have the …

Take your new RV on a Shakedown Cruise.

  Those of who have spent years owning multiple RV's have learned a lot of valuable lessons. One of these lessons is that whenever you purchase a new (or newer, or different) RV it is a good idea to take it out on a "Shakedown Run" to weed out any hidden problems before you take …

A Furnace Fan with a mind of its own, My RETRO-WINNIE

For those you that have an RV, this will not come as a surprise to you. I have an intermittent electrical problem with my Retro-Winnie. One of my Furnace Fans has decided to become a cognizant entity on its own. It turns on when it sees fit. The Perils of owning an RV We RV …

Countdown for an RV Trip North, RETRO-WINNIE-4

Yep! This does call my position on the Darwin scale of endangered species into question. As you all know, I live in Florida. And, I not only live in Florida, but I live South of Tampa. This means that this mornings temperature of 64 was pretty darn Cold, relatively speaking. But, we are heading to …

Types of RV Campers that are popular today.

For a quick overview of the different styles of RV campers popular in the US, click on the link below to read my HubPage article. It lists the major styles and designs that we all like and use for our camping trips. RV Camper types and Styles by Don Bobbitt, 2014 Copyright, Don Bobbitt, 2014, …

How to KEEP WARM in your RV, Tips for Winter Campers

OK, here you are, sitting in your camper and you notice that you feel a chill. Checking the temperature, you see that things are indeed COLD outside and there is a healthy wind blowing that seems to be driving cold air into your normally cozy camper. You need to get things more comfortable inside your …

Retro-Winnie-3, a Leaking Ice Maker Problem

Well, there I was, on my next fix or possible upgrade to my RETRO-WINNIE. While we were camping in lynchburg last month, a little problem developed after about three days in our campsite. WE opened our Freezer one morning and found a thick Ice coating on top of our frozen food. I ended up jumping …

RETRO-WINNIE Shakedown Trip, The Good and the Bad

OK, I am not keeping up, even with myself. We did finally complete our trip to Lynchburg VA from Ruskin FL. it was a round trip totaling over 1400 miles and we were in our site for over three weeks. Because of my Doctors demand (a recent Blood Clot in my leg) that I only …

Retro-Winnie-2 – Headlight Repair

The first of what I am sure will be several problems that will need upgrade or repair on my Retro-Winnie, has been my headlights. I drove on my shakedown trip to Virginia during daylight hours only, so I had no idea that my two right side headlights did not work properly. Click on the link …

A Lazy Writers plans while camping in Lynchburg Virginia.

We have been parked in our campsite here in Lynchburg Virginia for over a week and a half now and it has been great, just Chillin'. Oh we have been busy visiting the kids and seeing our grandkids, along with the occasional friend. But, haven't actually made any plans or set up a schedule of …