Don’t stress driving your RV – Helpful tips for staying calm

Prospective or first-time RV owners may be intimidated by the thought of driving and parking a vehicle substantially larger than the family sedan. Without a doubt, some new skills are required, but learning them does not have to be a stressful experience. The fear factor probably rises in direct proportion to the size of the RV. Class B and smaller…

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Spend several hours in an RV before buying it

Whether you plan to spend $10,000, $50,000 or $550,000 for that first or fifth RV, you need to look at it “differently” before plopping down your cash. Walk into any new RV and you will likely see various decorative accessories – e.g., vases, scarves, flowers – tastefully placed to enhance the “look.” My RV doesn’t look like that and yours…

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Survey results show many owe more on their RVs than they’re worth

More than one out of four RV owners owe more on their RV loans than their vehicles are worth (“upside down”), according to a survey by RVtravel.com. Nearly 28 percent of the more than 2,100 recreational vehicle enthusiasts who answered the survey reported they owed more on their RVs than what they could sell them for. “It’s not uncommon for…

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Dip your toes into the lifestyle by renting an RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVing can be a lot like checking out the swimming pool. Some folks are brazen enough to launch themselves out into the water like a cannonball, others gingerly stick their toes in the water and make a gradual immersion. If you want to try out the RV lifestyle without major financial risk, consider renting…

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Which towable trailer is right for you?

Presumably, you are here because you have decided that a towable RV makes sense for your travel style and budget. Leaving aside pop-up campers, which aren’t really in the same class, your choices are travel trailer (TT) and fifth wheel trailer (5er). As with other decisions in the RV spectrum, there is no single right answer. Both have their strong…

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