RV travel frequently involves towing, because a travel trailer becomes a virtual mobile garage for anyone accustomed to a home life that is totally transportable. But for those tired of dealing with trailers that wiggle from side to side and threaten to create a dangerous situation where the tail wags the dog and sends it flying into a ditch, Blue Ox created the Tiger Trak. This front and rear stabilizing track bar system keeps trailer springs from bouncing laterally but still allows them to flex vertically for a smooth ride.
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With the summer upon us, there are times you're looking for an escape from the sun and heat. But before you head for the shadiest spot, consider what that sunshine could do for you.
You probably have much better things to do than pay attention to the color of other RVer's tire valve caps. (Then again, there are the new blinking LED valve caps that monitor tire air pressure!) But maybe you've inadvertently noticed that some RVs are sporting green tire valve caps. Not green as in made-from-eco-friendly-recyclable materials, but green in color. The green tire valve caps indicate that the tires are filled with nitrogen, rather than compressed air.
RV's today come fully equipped with everything to make your home on wheels just as comfortable and convenient as most stationary homes. However there is one set of appliances that seldom come as standard equipment in RV's. Those appliances are clothes washers and dryers.
Plymouth, MI - Cequent Performance Products, makers of such name brands as Reese, Draw-Tite, Bulldog, Fulton, ROLA and Tekonsha, has relocated their headquarters into a larger facility. This move was completed on March 14. Their new building boosts Cequent's product testing laboratory by nearly doubling the overall square footage and doubling the amount of bay doors. Cequent acquired one third of the entire building and has an option for future expansion. To make room for new employees, the office space was increased from 25,000 to 31,000 square feet.
Whether you buy a travel trailer or a toy hauler, towing an RV is much more involved than just hooking it up and taking off. While bigger RVs make hauling more demanding, the right hardware and your attention to weight are certain to resolve any towing issues.
Solar panels. Have you seen them installed on the roofs of other RV's and wondered whether or not they truly perform; or whether or not they're worth the price? As with most energy saving technology, there is a significant initial cost involved in adding solar power to your RV. Determining whether or not the benefits fit the price is going to be up to the individual to decide.
My Aunt Ruth and her husband Sheldon are "full-timers." They no longer own a conventional home and live full time in their RV. You'll often find them volunteering at Habitat for Humanity work sites around the U.S. or parked not too far from one of their daughter's homes as they visit with grandchildren.