Diesel Fuel Differences

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November 8, 2012

Q: I have a 2005 Chevy HD 2500 diesel pickup. Is there any difference between name-brand diesel fuels (Chevron, Shell, etc.) and the independent gas stations? I was told a few years back by a gas station owner that a Chevron plant in California produces all of the diesel fuel for California and Arizona.... Read more »

RV Financing Tips

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Chuck Campbell
November 7, 2012

Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere with no news coming in, you know that interest rates on new and used RV loans are at all-time lows and opportunities to refinance RVs have never been more plentiful. As a result of this trend, right now may be the best time to buy that motorhome, travel... Read more »

Hot Springs Spas are the Perfect Place for RVers

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Amanda Lepinski, Associate Editor
November 6, 2012

When the temperature begins to drop, consider taking a trip to a hot springs resort. With a variety of spa packages available, skin and wellness benefits of natural hot mineral spring water suit just about anyone’s needs. Here are 10 spas as well as campgrounds located throughout the United States. Chena... Read more »

Prepping Your Trailer For Winter

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Brad Clayton
November 5, 2012

Winter camping has its own special beauty, and for a growing number of RV enthusiasts this brisk season no longer means packing up the rig for months of storage every year. However, even the hardiest of humans finds it a challenge to be comfortable in a blizzard. Fortunately there are dozens of travel... Read more »

Cold Weather Apparel

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Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
October 29, 2012

Columbia Sportswear Triteca Softshell With autumn in full swing and winter on the way, there’s simply no reason to let the RVing fun stop. We’ve looked into some new, effective and stylish ways to keep your body warm and dry while you enjoy the cooler seasons of the year. Here are a few apparel offerings... Read more »

Good times and good friends rollin’ from Louisville to Daytona

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Sue Bray
October 11, 2012

The excitement began as 2,033 RVs from all across North America, and even as far away as Australia, rolled into Louisville, Ky., and it continued building over the next few days as thousands of Good Sam Rally-goers attended four days of seminars, ranging from computer technology to traveling to Alaska... Read more »

The Truth About Engine Air Filtration

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Jim Allen
October 5, 2012

The basic job of an engine air filter is to supply the cleanest possible air with the least airflow restriction. Air filters don’t stay clean long, though, and as the filter loads up with dirt, restriction increases. Sooner or later, there’s enough restriction to impact power production. Around town,... Read more »

Keep Bees And Insects Out Of Your Bumpers

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September 21, 2012

To keep bees and other nest-building insects out of my bumpers, I designed a bumper cover that’s an effective barrier against bees, wasps and hornets. I took a piece of rain gutter cover and cut it into four 3-by-3-inch pieces. Placing a small screen inside, I used Loctite Construction Adhesive and... Read more »

Full-Time RV Roundup Images & Floorplans

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Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
September 14, 2012

Couples living in their RVs on a full-time basis have an entirely different set of priorities than families using their rigs for the occasional weekend or vacation. When a travel trailer or fifth-wheel is your home for the majority of the year — or more — compromising on tank capacity, fit and finish,... Read more »

Migration, Birding and Binoculars

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Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
September 6, 2012

Autumn is the perfect time for birding, one of America’s fastest-growing outdoor pursuits. It is also the second of the year’s two migratory seasons, when millions of avian travelers are spending weeks at a time winging their way across the landscape, from southern climes where they were growing... Read more »

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