With Memorial Day weekend in the rear view mirror, Summer 2019 is officially underway. While making plans for who and where you want to see, it’s also important to prepare for the ways to keep you RV cool in summer heat. Because there isn’t much worse than a hot RV, learn how to keep a trailer cool in the summer.
1. Parking and Orientation
The sun is enemy number one when you’re trying to keep your RV cool in extreme heat. Parking under a shade tree is one of the best ways to keep your RV cool. This first step is critical and others will be looking to do the same so plan ahead. After finding your shade tree, park your RV so the side with the most window space is facing away from the afternoon sun.
No matter how long someone’s been driving an RV, from veteran drivers to people only looking to get into the game, the debate between gas vs. diesel RVs remains relevant. People may spend months deciding between those two, but at the end of the day, the answer lies on what you’re planning on using your RV for and where you’re going. Are you going to be living in your RV full-time or just take it out for holidays and vacations? Are you wanting something basic and simple, or a high-end RV which will retain its value for a long time? These are just a few of the questions that you should be asking yourself when deciding between gas or diesel RVs.
Gas vs. Diesel RV – Pros and Cons
In terms of price, diesel is the more expensive option, not only in the price of diesel gas but also in terms of specialized repairs. The [...]
There are RVs of all shapes and sizes. You can find motorhomes over 45 feet long, futuristic AirStream campers, Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers, and more. The industry has always been known for its diversity and it is unique in the sense that truly a trailer for everyone. There are people who like their adventure on the luxurious side who are more inclined to travel in something like a Newmar King Aire RV. People seeking a more affordable, minimalist travel style will probably lean more towards a leisure travel van, like the Winnebago View 24M. People in the middle usually go for, camping in a pop-up camper. It’s the perfect middle-ground.
Benefits Of A Pop Up Camper
Pop-up campers travel small, but when you set up camp, you’re whole set up triples in size. Some campers can even fit a bed, kitchenette, tv, couch, and more. This is great for people [...]
Boondocking, otherwise known as dispersed camping, dry camping, or free camping, is when RVers go camping out in nature, away from any private lands, and, you guessed it, free of cost. The most popular destinations are in the Bureau of Land Management, wildlife areas, vineyards, lakes, and sand dunes. Basically, scenic places where you can have both solitude and adventure.
The boondocking RV lifestyle requires a flexible schedule so people who are the more free-spirited types, and who don’t want to be confined to any rules, will find a lot of joy in this activity. Also, you can go dry camping with any size RV, unlike private camping.
People’s biggest concerns about RV dry camping are the issues of electricity, water, wifi, lighting, sanitation, and safety. But, as long as you plan ahead of time, these will not be difficult to accommodate. Solar power, internet signal boosters, LED lights, [...]
Spring is finally upon us. The birds and butterflies are out to play and the warm weather has brought flocks of people to National Parks and lakes all across the country. People are also bringing out their RVs after a few cold months in storage. You might find that some dust has gathered over the counters and that the showers aren’t draining perfectly; maybe the axles and suspension are malfunctioning.
This worries some people, especially when you consider how these travel trailers are expensive, long-term investments that require a good deal of care and attention. Whether it be from winter storage or just improper travel trailer maintenance over time, it needs to be addressed before it becomes a problem. The best way to fix and prevent this problem is to keep up a strict RV maintenance routine. Check out The RV Man’s travel trailer maintenance tip guide below!