Recreational Vehicles

Keep Your RV In Good Shape with RV Covers

RV Covers for all ClassesBuying an RV is no small feat. This is an expensive purchase. Even when you buy the smallest RVs that exist, you’re still spending a lot of money. With RV covers, you never have to worry about letting it get exposed to the sun or weather too much. This type of vehicle probably doesn’t fit in a garage, which is why it can be so helpful to have covers to keep it protected. There is something for everyone out there to choose from. Yours is totally up to you.

Make sure that you think about the style of RV covers that you like. Figure out whether you need weather covers or dust covers, as well as which materials and colors you prefer. That way, you can narrow down your options quickly. Forget about being limited to two styles that your dealer carries or having to spend hours calling around… Continue reading

Choosing an RV Cover – Steps to Remember

Why do you need a RV cover? Your RV is responsible for giving you and your family lots of fun, togetherness, and can usually reduce the overall cost of your vacations. But studies have found that families really only use their RVs for an average of around 26 days a year. That leaves more than three hundred and thirty days each year that you actually don’t even use your RV. So while it’s parked, it needs to be protected. Things like the sun, wind, insects, and more can all have a huge impact on just how long your RV lasts. You already get oil changes, check tire pressure, and so on, but many people ignore this method of protection. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when you start shopping for an RV cover.

For starters, you’ll want to match up the RV cover to your… Continue reading

Storing Your RV – A Basic Guide to RV Covers

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Your RV probably logs a lot of miles if it’s anything like most people’s. An RV vacation can give you and your family the ‘together time’ that is so hard to find these days. It can also save you money since staying in an RV park is much cheaper than renting a hotel room for the night. They are also great for tailgating at sporting events. But as much as you probably love your RV, you don’t use it as much as you’d like. Most people only get their RV on the road for about twenty six days out of the year. That means that your recreational vehicle is parked for more than three hundred days every single year. While it doesn’t sound like a big deal, storing your RV improperly can cause some very significant problems to develop.

Problems with RVs often occur during their downtime. Basic issues like… Continue reading

RV Cover Basics – A Closer Examination

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Do you know what has been around for over one hundred years and in that time has always provided families with fun, adventure, and the ability to make a vacation even more affordable? The answer is Recreational Vehicles. RVs have been on the roads for more than a century and are still going strong, helping cut vacation costs, create a more meaningful bond with your family, and more. There are plenty of RV owners who are retirees, traveling the country and enjoying the sights in style. There are also plenty of owners who are younger families looking for a cheaper way to stay while they’re taking their vacation. No matter who you are, taking care of your RV is important.

Everyone takes care of the basics in their RV – things like the tires, oil changes, and so on. But when your RV is parked you can’t afford to ignore… Continue reading

ATV Covers – Protecting your ATV

 ATV Covers

ATVs have become extremely widespread throughout the country, and with good reason. There are few products on the market that can help in so many different ways. Whether it’s used for work on a farm, for transportation during events or other large scale operations, being used for hunting trips, or just taken out for a fun off-road ride, an ATV can handle a lot of different things. But while they’re rugged and durable, it’s still important to take good care of your ATV. This is especially true when you’re not using your ATV. A little proper care and a quality ATV cover will make a huge difference in the lifespan and reliability of your all-terrain vehicle, as well as its overall appearance.

ATV covers are usually available in a couple of different colors and in a few different styles. Basic covers are used for general purpose storage and fit over… Continue reading

How to Extend the Life of Your Recreational Vehicle

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Preventative maintenance is just one of the ways to keep your RV in top shape for the long haul.  The other way is equally effective, but often neglected — RV Covers.  Here’s how to make the right choice…

There’s a proper RV cover to fit just about every kind of RV, from Class A, B, and C to 5th wheel RVs, travel trailers, truck campers, and folding campers. Be sure to select the appropriate cover for your particular RV to ensure the best fit. RV covers can be custom made, too, for those who want an even better fit or special features.

Just any kind of RV covers won’t do, though. RV covers should be constructed of a rugged, but breathable material. You’ll want a material that can endure harsh weather conditions, but at the same time, prevent moisture from becoming trapped and turning into mold and mildew. Some RV covers come… Continue reading

Escaping Winter? Don’t Forget to Cover Up – RV Covers

Planning to escape winter this year?  Those of you lucky enough to own a recreational vehicle know that liberating feeling associated with being able to simply pack up and go whenever the mood strikes.  For many, that mood strikes once the white flakes start falling from the sky.

How RV enthusiasts choose to spend their time away from home can vary greatly.  What’s your preference?  Do you like to drive to parts unknown, exploring new and warmer climates until it’s time to head back north?  Or, do you prefer to find a lovely spot to park your home-on-wheels for the duration of the season?  No matter.  Anyway you do it is the right way.

Whether you’re parked for the night or parked for the season, keep in mind the importance of protecting your home-away-from-home with a rugged RV cover.  RV covers… Continue reading

Where Is Your RV on the Other 339 Days?

Do you ever wonder what happens to RVs when they are not out on the road? A 2005 University of Michigan study commissioned by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) discovered that RV owners are on the road an average of only 26 days each year. This leaves approximately 339 days when the RV is not in use. Where does the RV “live” when its owners are not taking a vacation?

While an enclosed garage or storage area is the best place to store an RV for extended periods of time, most owners don’t have access to such a facility. More often than not, an RV stands idle on a homeowner’s property or at an outdoor RV storage facility. Harsh weather, moisture, sun, insects, birds, dirt, and other debris can take a heavy and expensive toll on an RV, so the best way to protect an RV is with RV covers.… Continue reading

The More Comfortable Alternative to Camping

June is National Camping Month!  While camping sounds like a lot of fun, not everyone likes to pitch a tent and camp while sleeping on the hard, bumpy ground.  Likewise, not everyone prefers “camping” in the posh grandeur of a Class A motorhome, which is more like a hotel room on wheels.  The best way to camp out, in my opinion, is to hitch the pop-up camping trailer to the back of a vehicle and head to a favorite camping site.

Pop-up camping trailers offer the best of both worlds when it comes to camping.  These recreational vehicles have soft sides like a tent, and the screening over the windows allows fresh air to circulate throughout.  Like a tent, pop-up campers are light on the amenities — bathroom features are limited, and fancy additions you might find in a… Continue reading

Toy Haulers and Critters Make an Unhappy Combination

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Recreational vehicle lovers know that the best way to take their favorite toys — such as ATVs, snowmobiles, or jet skis — out on the open road is to bring them along in a Toy Hauler.  A toy hauler can be a 5th-wheel RV, a motorhome, or a travel trailer, but what they all have in common is the addition of a “garage” in the back.  Toy haulers are usually divided into two parts — the living area is in the front, and the storage area for toys is in the back and is easily accessible thanks to a back door that doubles as a ramp.

When it’s time to take the toys out of the RV for use, or when working in the toy hauler’s garage, the RV’s back door sits wide open.  Bugs… Continue reading