No need to worry about furnishings and equipment when buying an RV

A recreational vehicle is like a small, portable home. But unlike a regular home, RVs almost always come fully furnished. In other words, buying an RV is like buying a house complete with furniture and major kitchen appliances. Here are some of the furnishings and equipment you will find on all but the very smallest motorhomes, trailers, fifth wheelers and…

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Outfit your RV and still save money

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  Having an RV is like having a second home. You have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, etc. Unless you crave the thought of toting stuff back and forth, though, you’ll need to “fit it out” for your RVing trips. Is there a way to handle outfitting your rig without busting the bank? Sure!…

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Own a pickup truck? A fifth wheel might be your best option

If you are one of the millions of Americans whose family “car” is a pickup truck, you hold the key to what is fast becoming the most luxurious recreational vehicle lifestyle in North America! The power and weight-carrying capacity of the pickup make it the ideal tow vehicle for the modern fifth wheel travel trailer. While mini-vans and passenger sedans…

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What’s the point of a brake controller?

A New RVer reader asks, “I’ve been looking into buying a travel trailer for taking my family camping. I keep running into information about brake controllers. I’ve towed boats on trailers for years without any such thing as a brake controller; what gives? And how do they work, anyway?” Smaller boat trailers with typically light loads don’t usually require trailer…

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Weight terms you should know

Every RV owner should have a basic understanding of weight terms. Do your research to avoid becoming a statistic in relationship to overloaded RVs. Here are the basics you should know: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) The maximum permissible weight of the vehicle when fully loaded for travel including the vehicle, cargo, liquids and fuel, passengers, and any towed vehicle…

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