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Issue 876 • Week of December 15-21, 2018 #rvtravel
Educating RVers: Who will teach the teachers?
By Mike Sokol
mike (at) noshockzone.org
I’ve recently talked to a first-time RV owner who had a ton of questions about hooking up power to her new Class A motorhome. What initially caused her to seek me out was the RV dealership giving her conflicting information about how she should have a home pedestal wired.
While she indeed has a 50-amp/240-volt shore power connection on her RV, and she instructed her electrician to wire up a standard NEMA 14-50 receptacle to a 2-pole/50-amp circuit breaker in her electrical panel, the dealership kept telling her all motorhomes only use 110 volts, and she needed a 3-prong adapter or else she would blow up her RV electrical system with 240 volts. Of course that’s completely wrong and could have caused real problems if she had used a 30-amp to 50-amp adapter and plugged it into an improperly wired TT-30 outlet.
Luckily she did contact me first to confirm that her electrician was wiring up her home pedestal properly, and I talked to her electrician, who pondered why an RV salesman would give a customer such incorrect information, especially about an electrical hookup. I even saw the email she received from the manufacturer tech support that didn’t help the situation. Even though what was said was technically correct, it really didn’t answer her question at all, sort of like asking for ice cream and being told the correct time.
If you’ve read any of my articles on RV power you’ll know that while a 50-amp service is indeed 240 volts between the two hot legs, inside of your RV’s electrical panel it’s split into two separate 120-volt circuits with 50 amps of current each. Yes, a 50-amp pedestal is actually 100 amps of 120 volts.
What bothers me most is that this first-time RV owner was given a lot of misinformation from the dealership, both at the Hershey RV show where she first met them, and later during her walk-thru inspection the day she took delivery. And this particular dealer is part of a very large chain of dealerships that should know better.
So where are these RV salespeople getting this type of incorrect information that they’re spreading to their customers, causing them confusion and possible injury? Who will teach the teachers?
For the last 8 years, I’ve been pitching the idea of me training large dealerships how RV electrical systems work, along with special classes for their technicians on electrical troubleshooting techniques. Don’t get me started on the hundreds of emails and calls I’ve received over the years from readers pleading with me to help figure out their electrical problem, while their RV sits in a dealership shop burning though $125/hr. paying for a technician who obviously doesn’t understand electrical system troubleshooting.
During this entire time I’ve had ZERO interest from dozens of RV dealers and manufacturers about having me set up a training program for them. And as many of you know, I’m currently an adjunct professor of electrical technology. I’ve presented hundreds of seminars around the country over the last 30 years on advanced technology and electricity. So I’m a known resource on troubleshooting electrical systems and have the credentials to create a training program for the RV industry.
BUT NOT ALL IS LOST. This month, because of my extensive exposure here at RVtravel.com, for the first time I’ve been contracted by a large marine and RV dealership to teach 25 of its technicians about RV electrical systems and troubleshooting. The training will occur in late January 2019, and I’ve been given carte blanche to create the content for an entire 8-hour day. While 8 hours of training won’t turn anyone into an electrical engineer, hopefully it will get the ball rolling so I can create training programs for other dealerships. And better technical education of RV salespeople and technicians should help customers get better service, both during and after the sale.
Will this happen? I’m not sure. But what if there’s finally a turn in the industry where dealership training becomes just as important as sales figures or repair revenue? We can only hope so.
Mike Sokol is an electrical and professional sound expert with 40+ years in the industry. His excellent book RV Electrical Safety is available at Amazon.com. For more info on Mike’s qualifications as an electrical expert, click here.
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If you tried to read this newsletter last Saturday morning, December 8, you may have instead found an error message. Oops! We blew a fuse! Well, not exactly, but a combination of factors, including a sudden burst of traffic, sent our servers into a tailspin and they just decided to shut down. Real nice! Because the outage came at our peak time of the day (and week), we lost about half our Saturday morning readers, maybe even you. Read more.
Editor’s Roadside Journal
(about whatever is on Chuck Woodbury’s mind, not necessarily RV-related).
• How much of your holiday shopping are you doing online? (Includes a survey.)
• What have you found along the road that you kept?
Oh, the pain of unwise buying decisions
Read about one man’s experience when he traded up one RV for another, and then another, and ended up $30,000 upside down on his loan. He wrote us for advice asking, “How do I ever get out of this alive, if I can?” Alas, we don’t have an easy answer. Maybe you can help. Click here to read his tale (pretty sad).
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Almost Breaking News
The latest news about RVing from our newsroom
This feature will return after the first of the year.
• Keystone recalls 982 model year 2019 trailers.
How to extend the life of an RV battery
The life of RV batteries varies. Factors include how they’re used, maintained, discharged and recharged, and how they’re stored. A battery cycle is one complete discharge from 100 percent down to about 50 percent and then recharged back to 100 percent. Learn more in this article from Mark Polk.
Harvest Hosts to raise fees. Adds golf courses to free overnight locations
Harvest Hosts, a membership organization that has traditionally offered free overnight RV stays at wineries, farms, breweries and other locations – an alligator farm and skeleton museum, for example – is now offering its members the opportunity to stay at 329 golf courses. The benefit is free for members through the end of this year, but will then only be available to those who have upgraded their memberships. Learn more.
More Colorado State Park campsites available only with reservation
Starting in 2019, 20 of Colorado’s state parks will offer camping by reservation only. Effective Jan. 1, 15 state parks will convert to a “reservation-only” system after it was tested successfully by five parks in 2018. Under the new system, campers can reserve a site, 24/7, anywhere from six months in advance up until the day of their arrival. Learn more.
In this 53-minute video, RV Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer discusses the economic impact of the RV industry and where it fits into the overall picture of outdoor recreation and the American economy. Watch the video.
Contest — win a prize!
We want your Statue of Liberty photos! No, not the real thing, but photos of fake ones scattered across our great land. And if you snap the best one, you’ll win a swell prize. Learn more.
Is your RV your only home?
Please let us know. After you click your response, you’ll see how others have responded. Feel free to leave a comment. We’ll post the final results in next week’s newsletter. CLICK HERE.
What we learned from you last week
You’re heading south for the winter (if you’re not already there), you were probably between the ages of 10-20 the first time you flew on a plane, you consider yourself a little overweight, you don’t iron your clothes, and you didn’t want to know the date or cause of your death, but if you had to choose, you’d pick cause. All this and more, right here.
Soon-to-launch all-electric motorhome – reality or hype?
If alternative energy and RVing spark your interest, read on. Imagine the motorhome of the future: no smelly diesel fuel to pump, no high-priced gasoline to purchase. Yep, imagine the advent of an electric motorhome. This is not “future tech” stuff, says German motorhome builder WOF, it’s a “see it today, buy it next year” vehicle. Learn more.
Fire safety! Do on-board fire extinguishers expire?
While Rich “The Wanderman” was checking his RV’s smoke detector’s battery, he decided to also check that the fire extinguisher was still “in the green” on the gauge. It was. But he wondered just how long fire extinguishers last and when they should be replaced. Do you know? Find out here what he learned from his research.
New book for beginning RVers gets thumbs up
Full-time RVers Marc and Julie Bennett have penned their first book, “Living the RV Life: Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road.” It’s well done, with beautiful, sometimes dreamy photos taken by the authors that by themselves will have would-be RVers drooling. Read more.
Talk to an agent that “speaks RV” for your full-timing insurance
When you move to full-timing, you might assume your homeowner’s insurance will cover your RV adequately. But rather than making that assumption when you take the plunge, it would be prudent to talk to an insurance agent or company that “speaks RV” to make sure all aspects of your new full-time RV lifestyle are covered. Read more.
Baking holiday treats? Beware of bad ingredients
Making holiday treats in your RV? Or maybe your granddaughter’s birthday is almost here. Piece of cake! Well, if your small kitchen is somehow large, that is. So, you’ve found a cake decoration video online. It will be perfect for your granddaughter’s birthday party, but the recipe uses ingredients that you question: Are they safe to eat? The FDA wants you to be aware that some decorative glitters and dusts promoted for use on foods may, in fact, contain materials that should not be eaten. Learn more.
Helpful “water fitting” accessories for your RV
If you’ll be camping in a park with “city water,” that is, water from a faucet, here are some good accessories to keep in your RV storage compartment. These can make your visit easier, even safer, for your rig. Inexpensive, you’ll thank yourself for having them when you need them. Learn more.
Popular articles from last week’s issue
• RV not winterized; camping; temp dropped to 25; worried!
• How much solar power do you need?
• RVer frustrated with Keystone trailer. (with video)
• Wife worried she’ll be lonely as a full-time RVer.
• RV Electricity – Don’t blow your fuse!
• What we learned about you last week (December 1-7).
• Laughs by the roadside. December 2018.
From the RVtravel.com Reader Forums
Trailer wiring warning while towing, but dealer says nothing is wrong
We have a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with built in brake controller, and live full-time in a 2016 NUWA Hitchhiker 32.5 FKSBG. While changing RV parks between Camp Pendleton, CA, and Petaluma, CA, we started getting the “Check Trailer Wiring” alarm. After checking everything I could on the road we continued to get the “Trailer Connected” and the “Check Trailer Wiring” along with 3 beeps constantly for 5 or 6 minutes, then it would stop until I hit the brakes and it would start again. We never completely lost braking on the trailer; when I needed it, it was there. Now months later we still have the problem and have to change parks every 2 weeks in this area. We have had the truck to dealers several times, being told nothing is wrong with the truck. Read more and comment.
How to avoid winterizing trailer in freezing weather
As a newbie with a 17′ Travel trailer in Oklahoma, I am trying to avoid winterizing my trailer as we have plans to travel to south Texas in winter. However, we do get a few days of freezing weather. Any advice or links to ways to protect the trailer without winterizing it? Comment here.
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The RV Show USA
Listen each Wednesday evening on Facebook or YouTube for the live taping of America’s only syndicated radio program about RVing. Sponsored by Cheyenne Camping Center and PPL Motorhomes.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
What does financing an RV for 20 years REALLY mean?
In case you missed this article the first time around, here it is again. Important! Click here.
Ask the RV Shrink
Woman RVer learning the ropes annoyed with “over-helpful” men
Dear RV Shrink:
I am trying to learn everything about our RV just in case my husband keels over one day and I have to get this monster (RV) home. I seldom drive, dump the holding tanks or fill with water. Those are the things I have been practicing. The problem is there are always men standing around telling me what I am doing wrong before I even get a chance to figure things out on my own. If I hear “righty tighty, lefty loosey” one more time, I’m going to give someone a “dirty swirly”! …
Can’t get enough of the Shrink? Read his new e-book: Dr. R.V. Shrink: Everything you ever wanted to know about the RV Lifestyle but were afraid to ask or check out his other e-books.
A thing that does all things!
This large silicon pad can be used in your microwave under hot bowls to pick them up, or on top of a dish as a splatter guard, on your table as a hot plate, a drying rack, or even as a jar opener. When it gets messy just toss it in the sink for a wash, or even put it in the dishwasher. $10 on Amazon makes it a great deal. Talk about a great multi-tasking gadget for your RV (or home) kitchen.
Latest fuel prices
Here are the latest U.S. average prices per gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel:
Regular unleaded gasoline: $2.42. [Calif.: $3.32]
Change from week before: Down 3 cents; Change from year before: Down 6 cents.
Diesel: $3.16. [Calif.: $3.89]
Change from week before: Down 5 cents; Change from year before: Up 25 cents.
Lap desk puts your back to rest!
If you find yourself using your computer on your lap, reading your Kindle on the couch, or having a hard time holding that heavy hardback, you need this lap desk! Staff writer Emily uses this when she works and highly recommends it. The desk has eight adjustable levels and even has a stopper to hold objects upright. Great for those who have lower back pain or terrible posture (ahem, Emily). Learn more or order.
RV Quick Tips
Need outdoor table space? Here’s one for your lawn chair carrier
Boondockers may find a paucity of picnic tables out there in the brush. Here’s an interesting idea for those who use a lawn chair carrier on their rig’s roof access ladder. A properly configured chunk of plywood can hang on the carrier and give that little bit of extra flat space when needed. This idea’s from onecrazyhouse.com.
Roof leak? Check this first
If you have a roof leak check your air conditioner right away. I always check all the bolts and seals. Most of the time this is the area causing the issue. –From RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living Available on Amazon.com.
Do you have a Quick Tip? Send it to Russ (at) RVtravel.com and you just might see it here!
Popular “Guide to Free Campgrounds” directory updated after four years
Any RVer that has been on the road for awhile likely has a dog-eared and ragged copy of Don Wright’s “Guide to Free Campgrounds.” It’s been four years since the latest edition, and much has changed and been added. Read more about it here, and maybe order a copy of the brand-new 832-page guide for yourself or for a holiday gift for your RVing friends.
Our favorite holiday gifts for the RVer:
- This adorable camp stove ornament
- This customizable RV cutting board
- This cactus-shaped lamp, sure to please the desert-lover
- This large and mysterious air freshener
- This hilarious mug for the photographer in your life
- And this sign that makes us laugh every time
Ask the RV Doctor
The RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, answers your questions
Water heater works but only cold water comes from faucets
I am having problems with the water heater, which is both gas and electric. The tank fills up and the water gets hot but when I turn on the hot water at any faucet all I get is cold water. I checked the valve and it is open on the water heater. … —Gerald
Camping with the Corps of Engineers
Many RVers consider Corps of Engineers campgrounds to be the best in the country. This guide is just for RVers — boat-in and tent-only sites are not included. Of all the public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has some of the best parks and campgrounds available. In fact, it’s the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation in the nation. Learn more or order.
with Bob Difley
What’s in your RV emergency tool kit?
It is always a dilemma: Your RV is limited in carrying and storage capacity. So you have to make decisions of what to eliminate when something new comes aboard, or what to get rid of it you haven’t used it in a year. BoondockBob has had things he hasn’t used for more than a year but he won’t let them go because he knows he’ll eventually need them when boondocking (especially if he gets rid of them). Read Bob’s list of must-haves.
You can find Bob Difley’s e-books on Amazon Kindle.
The best phone mount for an RV
Endorsed by the RVtravel staff!
This phone mount suctions or clips to your dashboard or windshield, and is a sturdy, safe place to keep your phone while driving. Perfect for using the GPS while going down the road. The mount is cushioned for a wobble-free phone and can rotate 360 degrees. We highly recommend this one! Learn more or order.
with Mike Sokol
Is it a leak or a noisy water heater element?
From the Redwood Owners Forum,
My water heater started to make a noise tonight. It sounded like a leak. After fiddling around a bit, I found that if I turned the switch off inside, the noise stopped. I turned it on again, and the noise started again. Anybody ever have this happen? Any ideas?
Mike Sokol is an electrical and professional sound expert with 40+ years in the industry. His excellent book RV Electrical Safety is available at Amazon.com. For more info on Mike’s qualifications as an electrical expert, click here.
Make popcorn in minutes with this collapsible popcorn maker!
Virtually fat-free, no cholesterol, full of fiber and vitamins; popcorn is the best snack! Pop it in minutes in your RV with this handy collapsible popcorn maker. Simply pour the kernels in the bowl, add your favorite seasonings, microwave for a couple of minutes and the perfect bowl of popcorn will emerge! Pretty hard to resist if you ask me… Learn more or order here.
RV Tire Safety
with RV tire expert Roger Marble
How to preserve your RV’s tires when parking long-term
Many RV owners are “winterizing” their RVs. Even if you are in Arizona, you might be getting it ready to be parked for many weeks or months. There are a few things you need to do to help preserve your tires. Learn more.
Bring in da funk, bring in da noise…
Need to get some sleep in a noisy campground? Here’s a simple way: white noise. What the heck is it, and what does it do? Well, if you remember old-time radio tuners without a mute function, when you tuned between stations you would hear a kind of whooshing hiss. That’s what it sounds like. Here’s a simple noise machine that costs under $20 and runs off of batteries or a wall-wart adapter. It has a white noise setting and calming nature sounds. It’s perfect for the RV!
Astronomy for RVers
with Chris Fellows
Andromeda – Our sister in the galactic family
Winter is here and that means some pretty cool, very large and, for some people, naked-eye objects in the heavens. Last time we looked at Orion and some of the fantastic objects within its boundaries, so Chris thought that this installment should carry on with that theme and direct our gaze to another glorious target in the winter’s night sky – the constellation Andromeda. Read more.
- This bar of soap, which contains real money
- This wine “glass” that fits an entire bottle
- This fanny pack for the one with the beer belly
- This “potty putter” for the golf lover
- This Golden Girls Christmas book, “Twas the night before Christmas”
- These sticky notes for the one who’s always forgetful
with Janet Groene
Better Batter Dilly Bread
It’s a dilly! Get all the yummy taste of a yeast bread without all the fussy steps of rising, punching down and shaping the loaf. Even in the dead of winter dried dill weed brings the flavor of springtime to your RV table. This loaf plus hot soup makes a memorable supper on a cold night. Get the recipe.
with Dennis Prichard
‘Tis the season … for mistletoe
A starling flew to a branch of an oak tree and began scraping the sticky fruits from its beak. Seeds within the small, whitish flesh were jammed into crevices in the rough bark and thus were planted. Upon germination, a small adhesive “foot” would anchor the seedling to its host. The life of a new mistletoe plant had begun. Read more
Maintain those slide seals!
If you’ve heard a cracking or popping sound when extending your slide outs, it means your seals are sticking and/or drying out! Using a seal conditioner about every 8-12 weeks is recommended to avoid drying and cracking. Once they begin to wear and show damage, they are no longer working to their fullest capacity. We recommend using Thetford Premium RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner – it works like a charm.
with Geeks on Tour
Should Google Fi be part of your Internet toolkit?
If you need Internet as you travel the U.S., you know that it’s important to have more than one Internet provider. Geeks on Tour have one phone on unlimited Verizon and one hot spot on unlimited AT&T. All of their other devices use the Google Fi network. Maybe this would work as well for you as it does for them. Find out here.
Learn about smartphones and tablets
… from Geeks On Tour. Here is the most recent webcast: #157, How to send photos from your phone. Tomorrow, Sunday, watch Episode 158: How to choose a phone case. Watch live or archives of past programs.
Be sure to check out the just-released 2nd edition of Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos, available at Amazon.com.
Special offer for RV Travel readers!
Visit the Geeks’ Store to buy a membership. Use the coupon code rvtravel and get a 20% discount off anything you order.
Keep mice out of your RV
The positive reviews on this product from Earthkind make it the best bet for keeping your RV mouse-free. It’s the only plant-based rodent repellent registered for inside use by the EPA. It effectively repels rodents up to 90 days with a “woodsy” scent that’s pleasant to humans but offensive to rodents. It’s safe around kids and pets, too. 98% biodegradable. Learn more or order.
Common Terms Used by RV Salespeople
GOLD BALLS: One who has excellent credit and usually a considerable down payment.
DOORMAN: The name given to the dealer employee who stands at the doorway of the finance manager office, blocking it, when the buyer is sitting in the F&I office and the final RV sales paperwork is being signed. It’s an intimidation tactic often used by the salesperson or the floor manager when the dealer knows there is something in the transaction that the customer does not know or understand and may object to.
MOUSE HOUSE: Slang term used for a finance company.
More next issue. Courtesy of the Burdge Law Office.
Inflatable foot rest is comfortable for couch and passenger seat
Now that’s cool! Missing your favorite recliner? Miss it no more! This inflatable foot rest is perfect for lounging on the couch, in the chair by the campfire, or in the passenger seat for long drives. Take it on a plane ride, or take it to the grandkids’ soccer game (we know those can get long). It weighs less than 1 lb. and folds down small for travel. Learn more about this comfy foot rest here.
Facebook Groups about RVing
• Friendly RV/Camping Women
• Workcamping for single workers and campground reviews
• Florida RV Camping
PLUS OUR OWN GROUPS: RV Horror Stories & RV Advice
It’s time to clean your CPAP machine!
One of our past surveys told us that 51% of you (or your partner) use a CPAP machine. Wow! When was the last time your machine was cleaned thoroughly? They get very dirty! This highly rated cleaning kit will get out all those yucky germs and bacteria. The extendable brush will expand to 7 feet, but folds up into a small plastic bag so as to not take up too much room in your RV. If you use a CPAP, you’ll want to order this here.
Free and bargain camping
Cracker Barrel # 272, Tuscaloosa, AL
FREE! Overnight parking is allowed but obtain permission from the store. Well-lit and level, with moderate L-59 traffic noise. If you park overnight, please purchase your evening meal and/or breakfast here. Address: 4800 Doris Pate Dr. GPS: 33.17612, -87.4746
Flying J Travel Plaza # 633, Union Point, GA
FREE! Overnight parking is allowed and permission is not required. Level, well-lit, and appears safe and quiet. Dump station, $10. Propane available. Shower available (fee). Public Laundry on site. Wi-Fi available (fee?). Denny’s on site; hot food and pizza available in Flying J store. Address: 3600 Highway 77 S. GPS: 33.5468, -83.078536
Overnight RV Parking, with more than 13,480 locations listed, is the largest and best resource for locating free and inexpensive places to spend a night in an RV. For membership information and a demo of the site, click here. A modest membership fee required, but try the free demo. Watch a video about OvernightRVparking.com.
The cutest ornament we’ve ever seen…
This adorable little camp stove is the perfect addition to your, or a family or friend’s, Christmas tree this year. Makes the perfect gift for an RVer, camper, hiker, fisher…well, anyone! Learn more or order here (and see some other equally cute RV-related ornaments here.)
Museum of the Week
The National Museum of Roller Skating
The weirder the better … isn’t that what they say? Well, this is pretty weird all right. Inside the USA Roller Sports headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, sits the National Museum of Roller Skating. Inside, you’ll learn the evolution of the sport, the shoes and the wheels; you’ll learn about roller rinks and roller derbies; you’ll get to view many roller skate patents; and you can watch highlights of old competitions. Don’t roll on by, read the excellent TripAdvisor reviews here and plan your visit.
Upcoming RV Shows
• Columbus RV Show, January 4-6, Columbus, OH
• Knoxville RV Show, January 4-6, Sevierville, TN
• Memphis RV Show, January 4-6, Memphis, TN
• South Carolina RV & Camping Show – Greenville, January 4-6, Greenville, SC
• Wisconsin RV Show, January 4-6, Milwaukee, WI
• Florida RV SuperShow, January 16-20, Tampa, FL
The Christmas song “Silver Bells” was called “Tinkle Bells” until co-composer Jay Livingston’s wife told him “tinkle” had another meaning. (Thank you, Mrs. Livingston!)
Bumper sticker of the week
You keep tailgating – I’ll keep slowing down.
Have you seen a funny bumper sticker? Send it to Gail (at) RVtravel.com
Joke of the Week
Why don’t helicopters fly in the morning?
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” —Anton Chekhov
RV Travel staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Senior editor: Russ De Maris. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Greg Illes, Bob Difley, Richard Miller, Richard Mallery, Dave Helgeson, Janet Groene, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Chris Guld, Julianne Crane, Chris Fellows, Dennis Prichard, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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About the RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury has explored America by RV for three decades. In the ’90s he published the quirky travel newspaper Out West, and was an “on the road” writer for the New York Times Syndicate. His book, “The Best from Out West” is available at Amazon.com. Woodbury’s RVing adventures have been profiled on ABC News, CNN, NBC’s Today Show, and in People Magazine, USA Today and in hundreds of newspapers. He is the host of the Better Business Bureau DVD “Buying a Recreational Vehicle,” the definitive guide to purchasing an RV the right way.
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