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Buying an RV? Visit an RV show first. Here’s why.

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 RV shows, like boat shows, are intended to introduce new model year RVs and help disseminate RV-related information to the...

What types of screws, screwdrivers and driver bits are used in RV construction?

From RV Education 101 Are you confused with all the different fasteners and screw heads used in RV construction? You need to be familiar with these...

Is your tire pressure gauge accurate? How can you tell?

If I asked you what the most important thing to check prior to an RV trip was, what would you say? There are lots of...

Prepare early for your RV trips – You’ll be glad you did

By Mark J. Polk, RV Education 101 Prime camping and travel season is here, but is your RV ready to go? Sometimes when we return...

What you should know about buying a used RV

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 Are you a first-time RV buyer? Sometimes a used RV can be a great buy. There are many affordable used...

How to increase the longevity of your tow vehicle

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 When you spend fifty thousand dollars (or more) of your hard-earned money for a tow vehicle, you don’t intentionally...

How to replace and reseal RV windows

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 Part of RV ownership is preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of cleaning, inspecting, lubricating, adjusting, and servicing your RV....

Why do my RV batteries only last a year or two?

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 Why do my RV batteries only last a year or two? What can I do to extend the life of...

This is the best portable air compressor for your RV

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 I think most RV owners understand the importance of maintaining proper tire inflation pressure. The problem is, if you...

RV water filtration; and water system maintenance after a trip

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 Take a minute to think about the water system on your RV. First, consider you use water from a...

30-amp RV vs. 50-amp RV – What’s the difference?

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 What is the difference between a 30-amp and a 50-amp RV electrical system? RVs that don’t have large electrical...

Get the 411 on RV extension cords

By Mark J. Polk, RV Education 101 I tell RV owners to try not to use an RV extension cord, but the day will come...