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4 New Tires

I just had 4 brand new Maxxis ST235/80R16 trailer tires installed on the RV today. I took the advise of Roger Marble from RV Tire Safety and purchased them from a national chain. I got them from Discount Tire. This way if I have anymore tire problems I am counting on them to help me out. … Continued

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POW! Thump, Thump, Thump, Thump….

Every driver knows this dreaded sound. If they haven’t heard it firsthand then I would consider them lucky. This is the horrid sound of a tire blowout while traveling down the road. To hear the stories of this when it happens to others is bad enough, but to actually experience it yourself is terrible.… Continued

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Axle Inspection

Due to the tire problems I recently had with my RV, Jayco recommended that I have someone look over the trailer. I got a hold of the local Jayco dealer and they said that I should take it over to a trailer repair shop.… Continued

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Stove Wrap

Stove WrapIf your RV stove is like ours then it is absolutely impossible to keep clean. Food, grease, grime and even water will stain it. Once it is soiled then don’t even think of trying to get it clean again. Cleaning the top of an RV stove is harder than taking a picnic basket away from a bear.… Continued

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RV Storage Prep List

This is a list of things to do before you tuck your RV away for its long winter nap.

  • Clean exterior side walls
  • Clean roof
  • Clean awning
  • Retract awning
  • Check roof seams
  • Stow cords & hoses
  • Check battery levels
  • Remove/ store batteries
  • Check tire pressure
  • Cover tires
  • Cover refrigerator, stove, furnace and water heater vents
  • Plug any opening on the under-side that critter can invade
  • Retract stabilizer jacks
  • Shut-off propane valves
  • Cover gas regulator
  • Drain water tanks
  • Disconnect AC power
  • Check engine fluid levels
  • Lubricate locks, hinges and sliding parts
  • Winterize water lines
  • Close vents & windows
  • Shut-off furnace/ AC
  • Retract slides
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Prop refrigerator door open slightly
  • Turn off water heater
  • Turn off water pump
  • Close blinds
  • Remove detector batteries
  • Remove all perishables
  • Leave cabinet doors and drawers open
  • Clean air conditioner filters
  • Turn chair cushions on edge
  • Place Snuggles dryer sheets throughout RV

These items are not listed in any specific order.… Continued

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