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KEEP YOUR RV POTTY READY!

Posted on Wednesday, 12 March 2014



Your RV potty is really a simple thing and it doesn't take much to keep it ready to go.  For the most part, RV potties work the same as the one you have at home with the exception, it connects to a sewage tank and not a sewage line. What this means, you have to empty it from time to time.

To keep your RV potty operating smooth, you need to keep regular maintenance performed. This will also keep that unwanted odor from building up and keep it from blockages, overflows and more. Tulsa RV recommends the following steps to assure that regular maintenance is done: 

Prevent odors:

There are special RV chemicals that will help prevent those unwanted sewage odors that are common problems in RVs.  The chemicals you use for your potty at home are not the right stuff, so don't try to save money and bring what you have at home. Come by Tulsa RV and let us advise you on the right product for your RV potty.

The products we sell are specific for RV potties and are made for odor control as well as help dissolve the toilet paper and waste. They make it easier and less gross when you go to empty the sewage tank.

Prevent Blockage and Overflow:

The potty in your RV can't take the same abuse your potty at home does. Avoid putting materials in your RV potty that can't dissolve quickly or won't break down with the chemicals you buy from us at Tulsa RV such as feminine product and disposable diapers.

When you have toilet overflow in an RV, it isn't going to be as easy to clean up as it is at home and the sewage and water that flows out will soak into the carpeting and into the bottom of the RV. This can cause damage and the odor will start building up too.

Empty The Sewage Tank Regularly:

We can't stress enough to empty your RV's sewage tank regularly. This is most essential and important to reduce odors and prevent back-ups and overflows. There is no need to empty the potty every time it is used. Wait until it is minimum 3/4 full. Waiting until the tank is ĺ full or more helps it flow faster through the sewage hoses and also allows the chemicals to work. On the other hand, waiting too long simply lets the waste sit and the odor to build up.

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GET THAT RV SPRING TIME READY!

Posted on  Wednesday, 12 March 2014



We have begun to see some sunshine rays of spring and that means that summer is round the corner. With that, travel time in the RV is too! So if your RV has been tucked away for the winter, it is time to bring it out and get it road ready.

Check it and clean it thoroughly, inside and out, top to bottom. Start by washing it and then check the roof close for leaks and weak spots. Look for any leaks around the seals of the doors and windows. It may be time to replace the seals.  Pull the awning out and check mildew, mold, rips or tears. Clean or replaced as needed.

Check the safety equipment including smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Get the first aid kit out and restock it with current dated items. Check underneath for any fluid leaks. Check the tires and under the hood. Look for any insect or rodent nests as well as chewed wires and cracked hoses, replace as needed.

As you are checking and cleaning the inside, open up all the cabinets, doors and windows and let it air out. Vacuum or wipe down all surfaces.  Check the front and back wipers, replacing as necessary. If there is are chips or cracks on the windshield or any windows, take your RV to an authorized RV dealer like Tulsa RV and have them repaired or replaced. Have the oil changed while you're there and have them check the batteries too.

Make sure you have fresh water stored on board and current insurance and tags are in place. Start stocking up the staples and get the road map out! You'll be ready to hit the highway soon and so will your RV.

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HOW MUCH DOES YOUR RV WEIGH - PART 2

Posted on Tuesday, 25 February 2014



Concluding our quick lesson on the weight of your RV and what it all means, here is part 2:

GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating: This is the maximum number that your RV can safely tow, which includes your RV weight as well.

GAW: Gross Axle Weight is the actual weight sitting on a single axle. The weight rating of the tires should be considered as well and can be determined by dividing the GAW by the number of tires on the axle.

GAWR: Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum number that should never be exceeded for a single axle GAW.

Tongue Weight or King Pin Weight: This is the actual weight that is on the hitch ball from the trailer pressing down. Tongue Weight is recommended at 10-15% of the GTW and the actual King Pin Weight is the actual weight on the fifth wheel hitch by the trailer which is recommended at 15-25% of the GTW. All are added to the tow vehicle's GVW.

Curb Weight: This is the actual weight of the vehicle, full fuel tanks, full fresh water tanks, full propane bottles, and all other equipment fluids but does not include persons or cargo.

Dry Weight: Thisisactual weight of a vehicle with standard equipment but minus cargo, fluid, fuel, passengers, or optional equipment. Some manufacturers will define Dry Weight differently which your representative at Tulsa RV will be able to confirm.

UVW: Unloaded Vehicle Weight: Thisis the weight of a vehicle from the factory and includes full engine and generator fuel tanks and fluids, if applicable but cargo, propane, water or any additional accessories installed by the dealer are not included.

Cargo Weight: Thisis the actual weight when everything is added in plus the Curb Weight, which includes personal cargo, optional equipment, and Tongue or King Pin Weight. This weight is important to know because how much you load can affect the safety of your traveling.

Payload: Payload is the maximum weight that persons plus cargo should never exceed and can be determined by subtracting Curb Weight from GVWR.

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HOW MUCH DOES YOUR RV WEIGH - PART 1

Posted on Tuesday, 25 February 2014



When you chose your RV, you probably didn't give much thought to how much it weighed. You were looking for the best deal for the most RV and how it would work for you and your family. While that's all well and good, you can be certain that the manufacturer and Tulsa RV both know exactly how much your RV weighs and just what kind of weight it has.

Just so you have some information to share with fellow RV owners, we want to give you a description of the different types of weight and just what they mean. This is part one of a two part series. First, you should know that a common confusion are, the two categories of weights:

Actual weight: This is the measured weight of the RV or its components which may be averaged or estimated by the factory. 

Ratings: Every type of vehicle that is allowed on the road must have a weight rating and there are standards that cannot be exceeded.
GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight: This includes cargo weight, curb weight and persons weight and is the  actual weight when your RV is fully loaded with all the cargo, fluids, passengers and any optional equipment by scale measurement.

GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: This is maximum number that should never be exceeded of the GTW or GVW. This includes the trailer and vehicle and is often referred to as the Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight.

GTW: Gross Trailer Weight: This includes all GAWs, tongue weight and weight on all deployed jacks. Also called Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and may include tow vehicles and trailers.

GCW: Gross Combination Weight includes the GVW of tow vehicle and vehicle being towed. This is what the fully loaded tow vehicle plus what it is towing actually weight, including all cargo, fluids, passengers, and optional equipment.

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TIPS TO LIVING THE RV LIFE

Posted on Wednesday, 22 January 2014



For many, the idea of getting out of the rat race means moving into a RV full time as a permanent residence.  While this may seem like a money saver, it can also be a money vacuum if you aren't careful. Here are some pointers to help you keep your living expenses under control when you decide to live full time in a RV.

Fuel:

For every mph that you drive faster, your fuel usage increases, same as with your automobile. As you hit the open road in your new home, take your time and cruise slowly. Not only are you saving fuel, but you'll see more too.

Remember also that you can't stop as fast nor can you start as quick as you would in your car or truck. There is a lot more weight, so the faster you try to take off, the more fuel you'll use. Keeping the proper amount of air in your tires will help your fuel too. 

Rates:

Nightly rates are more expensive than weekly rates at most campgrounds and RV parks and a monthly rate is even better. If you are going to be in an area for a period of time, compare the daily versus the weekly versus the monthly rates. For retired people, you may be eligible for senior citizen discounts or if you belong to a credit union or an auto club, you can often get memberships discounts.

Meals:

Take along the foods you like at home to save money. Limit yourself to one meal out a day. This will not only save you money, but calories too.

These are just a few of the more ways to save money while living in your RV. As you spend more time, you'll find other ways to cut expenses too. All the while, you'll be enjoying life on the open road.

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READY TO BUY A RV Ė BUT WHICH ONE?

Posted on Wednesday, 22 January 2014



It is the dead of winter right now, but before we know it summer will be here. With summer come camping trips, road trips and vacations. What better way to do any of that than in your own RV? RVs come in many different floor plans and sizes making it possible for anyone to find the perfect size for their needs. Your first decision should be if you want a 5th wheel, motorhome or travel trailer, which will narrow down the field for you. Then your budget is the next decision and if you want new or pre-owned.

Here are some other factors to help you determine what to get in a RV:

Size:

How many people will be occupying this RV? Are they going to be children and what ages are they? Are there pets? This leads to the next factor to consider:

Length:

How large of a RV are you or other members of your family going to be driving or pulling? If you are buying a motorhome, will you be pulling a car, SUV or truck with it?

Storage:

Of course, the more people and pets, the more storage you'll need. A camping trip with 2 adults and one dog won't need near as much storage as a family of 4 that includes 2 kids and 2 dogs. Think about clothing and shoes, food and toiletries. When you have kids with you, there is the entertainment factor as well. Think about video games and movies. Keep in mind your RV will have weight limits.

Seating:

You may plan on eating your meals in the outdoors, but if the weather turns bad, you'll be taking your meals inside the RV. Make sure you have plenty of seating room around the kitchen table or otherwise.

Sleeping:

Depending on how many people are going to be traveling, you need to make sure you have adequate sleeping arrangements. You want to make sure the beds are comfortable too. There is nothing like everyone waking up sore and stiff from too thin mattress the next morning.

Bathroom:

You want the bathroom to be large enough for the biggest and tallest person to fit comfortably. You may want a RV that has the toilet in its own area separate of the shower and sink. Either way, you want to have plenty of elbow room.

Following these guidelines and the advice of a professional RV sales person, you should be able to find the 5th wheel, motorhome or RV that fits you and your family just right. Take your time shopping so that you don't just grab the first one you look at. With a little research and shopping around, you'll find the perfect unit and can look forward to many miles of happy camping.

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CAMPING IN THE WINTER? YEAH!

Posted on Tuesday, 17 December 2013



Summertime camping is something many people do, it is an annual ritual for many. Load up the camper or RV and head to the beaches or lakes. Enjoying the warm water, warm sun and community like living with others. What could be better than a weekend camping during the middle of Summer?

Camping during the cold winter is better! No, not a popular thing to do, but it can be an enjoyable trip if you go prepared! What in world can you do during the winter on a camping trip?

Solitude

Camp grounds get crowded during the summer. During the winter though, it's pretty much just you and nature. Enjoy the peace and quiet! You can hear the small animals scurrying around for the winter supply and the sky is so clear, you'll see more stars than you ever realized there were!

Just make sure you go prepared with plenty of warm clothes, food and heating methods like propane. Have plenty of batteries and call the campground ahead of time to make sure they are open for winter camping.  Always let somebody know where and when you are going and when you expect to return.

Hunting

Camping and hunting go hand in hand during the winter. Many people use deer season to incorporate a winter camping trip. Just as with basic camping, make sure you go prepared. Especially if you are going where there is ice and snow.

Make sure you have your camper or RV winterized too. Take it to an authorized service center prior to your departure. They will check all the fluids, just as you do your car, except a RV has more fluids than your car. They will check the tires and batteries.  You don't want to get up on the mountains, in the woods and have your batteries run dead. Make sure you have it stocked with plenty of blankets and food too.

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KEEP JACK FROST AWAY WITH THE RIGHT SLEEPING BAG SAFELY

Posted on Friday, 06 December 2013



Winter camping is notas popular as summer camping, but it can be just as exciting and fun in its own way. First the peace and quiet, the solitude are just amazing. Then the activities you can partake during the winter that you can't during the summer. Like skiing, snow gliding and snowshoeing.

As with summer camping though, you want to make sure you have the right equipment and gear to make it a pleasant camping trip. Probably the most important item is a good sleeping bag. The nights get colder and if you aren't bundled up, you'll get chilled and stay that way, making your trip miserable.

Sleeping bags are not all created the same either. First of all, there are the lightweight ones that you daughter takes on sleepover trips.  This kind will absolutely not work during an outdoor winter camping trip.

The most recommended sleeping bag style is the Mummy style. Bigger doesn't mean better either. When the sleeping bag is too big, the heat escapes and it lets cold air in Ė totally losing the purpose of a sleeping bag. If you are in a super cold region or the night gets colder than expected, line the sleeping bag with wool blankets and add another layer of clothing.

Use an air mattress under the sleeping bag and it will give you another layer of protection from the cold ground. No matter how cold it is and warm the fire is, always take caution and don't get too close to the fire with your sleeping bag.  Give yourself plenty of space from embers flying out that can catch your sleeping bag on fire.  Fire retardant only keeps the sleeping bag from going up in flames. It still catches fire and melts, which can be just as dangerous and painful.

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YOUR RV 'S BATTERY LIFE

Posted on Friday, 15 November 2013



Anyone who uses their RV for Boondocking, (no hookups while camping) knows how precious your RVís battery life can be.  This becomes especially problematic if you have a small battery bank.  However, one great way you can lower your power consumption is to switch your incandescent lights to LED lighting.   LED, or Light Emitting Diode, provides light in a more efficient manner than incandescent lighting.  Letís take a quick look at the difference. 

In a typical trailer of 27 feet with a  super slide and a couple of bunk beds you tend to have a little over twenty 12-watt incandescent light bulbs.  If you were to have them all on at once, theyíd be drawing around 20 amps of DC power.  In a few hours your single group of 24 twelve volt batteries would be near dead.  Even with two batteries you wouldnít have much left to finish out a two day weekend without a significant battery recharge. 

But if you ran the same scenario with LED lights instead of incandescent, those same twenty plus LED lights only consume 190mA a piece.  Giving you a total of 3.8 amps.  Thatís over five times less power consumed just by switching to LED lights.   Obviously this is a significant upgrade in terms of efficiency. 

Now in fairness, LED lights arenít cheap.  But as demonstrated here, they are far more energy efficient and last much much longer than incandescent lights.  So while the initial investment is significant, you have the possibility of saving a lot of money over the course of your RVís life.  Not just in terms of no longer needing to replace easily burnt out incandescent lights, but the less you need to recharge you batteries the longer their lifespan will be. 

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RV FLATSCREEN TV'S

Posted on Friday, 15 November 2013
 


Flat screen technology has only been a viable option for RVís for the past five years or so.  But considering that flat screens are both lighter and take up less space than their CRT or tube counterparts, and the fact that with the analog to Digital signal switchover most CRT TVís wonít work anymore, a flat screen mount is a great mod to make to your RV. 

There are two main types of flat screen televisions; plasma screens and LCDs.   An LCD screen is a better choice for your RV because they are more durable and consume less power than a plasma.   The most effective mounting option is probably going to be an articulated arm since the TV can be positioned in different angles.   Most RV stock TV locations arenít in a good spot for everyone to view, but with the articulated arm you can mount it inside the stock location, and swing it around for everyone to view.   There are also under cabinet mount flip down LCD TV/DVD combos that are perfect for smaller sized RVs.   These units also have built in speakers so wiring these units is as easy as plugging in the AC cord. 

Something to keep in mind as well, some LCD TVís have a separate power supply that converts 110 VAC to 12 VDC that plugs directly into the back of the TV.  It could be possible to wire the TVís DC power input directly to the RVís 12 volt system.  But be careful, when then batteries are charging the 12-volt system can reach as high as 15 volts.  So make sure your television can hand DC voltage this high.  This info is easily found in most ownerís manuals that come with your TV. 

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES HELP YOU FOCUS ON THE HOLIDAYS

Posted on Monday, 21 October 2013



The leaves have fallen, the weather is turning and that knowing stress ball slowly growing in your stomach are all signs pointing to the inevitable arrival of the Holiday season. And that means long road trips made through the cold to visit family. And while seeing your loved ones is always a blessing, itís never one that comes without its share of stress and complications. But with an RV you can mitigate so many of these problems and turn your holidays into the joyful time they deserve to be.

Imagine making the long trek to your loved ones home in the style comfort and warmth of an RV. Instead of being packed into your car along with the food, gifts and luggage youíre bringing along, you can relax in the spacious interior of an RV. Let the kids sit on the couch and watch DVDís and your spouse read at the table while you drive in meditative silence. You could arrive at your destination more relaxed and energized than when you began.

And the benefits of an RV donít end after the drive is over. Once the festivities are underway and the whole family is under one roof, you always have a place to retreat to if things ever get too hectic. Overnight you can sleep in your own space while everyone else is crammed in the house sleeping on couches recliners and floors to make room.

And best of all eliminating the stress and complications of the holidays gives you the opportunity to focus on what matters most, spending time gathered with you loved ones. It can be the gift you give yourself this holiday season.

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GO BEYOND TAILGATING

Posted on Thursday, 17 October 2013



As the seasons change the leaves start falling, but more importantly the pigskin starts flying.  And the advent of football season can only mean one thing; tailgating!  But why tailgate like everyone else when you can tailgate like a champion with an RV?  Recreational vehicles open you up to a world beyond tailgating, where a quaint grill in the parking lot becomes an ongoing party.

With an RV you can grill outdoors at the same time youíre cooking indoors.  With a refrigerator to keep the food fresh and cold (as well as the beer of course), the convection oven and stove top opens up an entire menu of options in addition to the traditional outdoor grilling.  You can prepare anything from lasagna to pigs in a blanket or even ceviche if youíre feeling eccentric.  The choices are limitless.

Why settle for one game when an RVs entertainment systems let you check in on all of them.  Check out to see how your conference rivals are doing or watch the pre-game shows while you grill up a storm.  Hook up your sound system to start an impromptu dance party thatís bound to attract partiers and co-eds alike.  And while everyone else will be scared away by rough weather, youíve got a spacious RV to party inside of AND most units come with a retractable awning to keep you safe from the elements.

And best of all, with an RV you arenít just confined to home games.  You can take the entirety of the experience with you on the road.  Roll up to your rivals stadium and show them how tailgating is done!

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CAN YOU MAKE A TRAVEL TRAILER A PERMANENT HOME?

Posted on Saturday, 28 September 2013

It may be the time in your life you're looking at downsizing and have thought about purchasing a travel trailer for your new permanent home. Is that possible and is it a good idea? Well, people live in much worse conditions for sure, but here are some things to think about before making that purchase:

The Downside

While this is an inexpensive solution and definitely smaller, less upkeep, the longest that is recommended to live in a travel trailer is 10 years. Regardless how well they are built, they aren't made for day-to-day living and you may start experiencing problems that are costing you as much as if you were living in a site built home, but the resell value won't be anywhere near the same.

The Benefits

Travel trailers, in comparison to site built homes are inexpensive. You can purchase one for less than $25,000 or as much as $100,000, depending on your budget mainly, as well as the size and what amenities you need an want.

While this is an alternative living style, it is recommended that you try renting one and live in for a week or two and get a taste of what it could be like 24/7/365. As well, choose your location with care and make sure it is not breaking any local law where you decide to set up as your residence.

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WINTER CAMPING IS EXCITING AND FUN Ė IF PLANNED CAREFULLY

Posted on Monday, 23 September 2013

Many people camp during the spring and summer months, while kids are out of school and it's the traditional vacation time. But there are those who may not have kids or are in the empty nest stage of life that has found the pleasure in camping during the winter. The weather is cool or cold in some parts, thus less bugs and insects to deal with and less crowded campsites and RV parks makes for quieter camping.  Not to mention the cooler air is clean and crisp too!

If this all sounds good to you and you want to try it for the first time, you need to make sure your 5th wheel, camper, RV or travel trailer are ready for winter camping and traveling. As well make sure you are ready too. The one thing you need to know and is a must:

Have extra everything: 
  • Blankets
  • Fuel
  • Food
  • Water
Next, if you are planning on heading to the mountains, check the weather ahead of time and every so often so that you can avoid the periods of heavy snowfall. You may get part of the way up the mountain and blizzard like weather shuts down the roads.

Have a well working, filled generator and extra fuel for it as well as your vehicle. If you have propane heating, have plenty of extra propane and if you find yourself snowed in, use it conservatively.

Have an emergency first aid kit and items such as working flashlights, extra batteries for those flashlights, a radio and extra batteries for the radio, flares and a whistle. Always have your cell phone charged and keep the charger at hand. You may be up in the wooded mountains, but you may get a signal, so never think you don't need it because it won't work.

Always let somebody know your travel plans and travel route. Should you not return in the time frame you tell them, they will have some idea where to start looking for you or put out the search and rescue parties if needed.

Camping in the winter is an exciting adventure and will give you a set of memories that are nothing like summer camping. Just take the precautions listed and plan ahead.

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KEYSTONE BULLET PREMIER OKLAHOMA

Posted on Thursday, 12 September 2013



The 2014 Keystone Bullet Premier has arrived and it is packed with amenities. You'll never realize you've left home while traveling about the country in this camper. The entertainment possibilities are endless both inside and outside in this home-away-from-home.  With room for 4 with a full bath that includes a shower, no worry with cramp and overcrowding space. Stretch out and enjoy the comforts. 

With a 50 inch LED TV and DVD/Stereo system with surround sound, you'll feel like you're in your own living room. With a roomy kitchen that provides a cook stove, oven, microwave and a refrigerator/freezer. 

TRAVEL TRAILERS DESIGNED TO BE TOWED BY A CAR, VAN OR PICKUP BY MEANS OF A BUMPER OR FRAME HITCH.

With the Keystone Bullet Premier Travelers will have all these comforts of home but light weight enough to tow with almost any car, van or pickup that has a bumper hitch or frame hitch. Just over 6100 pounds and aerodynamic, it will pull with ease down the road, making any trip a pleasure to take.

Keystone RV is North America's #1 recreational vehicle manufacturer and comes in a wide variety of sizes. The ultra-light weight travel trailers like the Bullet can be towed by fuel-efficient cross over cars or small pickups just as easy as ever. Keystone RV is doing their part to bring the original networking back in style.

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MAKE SURE YOU INSURE THAT RV BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD

Posted on Saturday, 10 August 2013

Any RV Dealer will tell you that the insurance you get for your RV is different than that for your car or home. You may be driving it, but you can live in it too, even if just for a weekend.  So how do you buy insurance for your RV? Some insurers will tell you that auto insurance for RVs is a bargain, especially if you are going to be living in it as many retired couples do these days. Your RV isn't just a daily driver to and from the grocery store, school or work. It offers security and shelter too, just like a home would.

When you look at the comforts you have placed in your RV such as kitchen appliance, televisions, computers and more, you definitely don't drive your car around with all that hooked up, right? Then you don't drive your house to the store or to work either. So you'll want to get all of this covered, since it is a mode of transportation that you reside in. You also need to consider the risks of parking in campgrounds as well.  

If you are planning on making your RV your home, talk to your auto insurance agent and your homeownerís insurance agents both. Then get online and find other quotes with other companies. You want a good deal for the budget, but you want to make sure you are covered well too. If you haven't purchased your RV yet, ask RV dealers for recommendations of insurance companies.

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THE BENEFITS OF OWNING A RV ARE NUMEROUS

Posted on Thursday, 01 August 2013

TRV dealers know that life today is stressful. For mom and dad, the daily grind of work, balancing budgets, stretching the dollar and caring for the kids can wear you down. Kids don't necessarily have it any easier either. They have stress with grades, wearing the right clothes, fitting in with the right kids, making the team and keeping mom and dad happy too.  Then you throw in the things that affect us all like the environment. It's polluted and some days it can be hard for many of us to breathe if we go outside. 

When you need to get away for a while, owning a RV can be the answer for everyone in the family. Just pack it up and take a random weekend road trip, get away from the daily grind and relax. RV dealers have seen an increase in the number of people that aren't just looking at RVs for curiosity, but are buying them too. 

Traveling by recreational vehicle is so much better than the family car or taking a bus, plane or train. You have much more privacy; you don't have to worry about reservations at hotels, overbooked flights or sitting next to strangers on a bus or train. You have your own kitchen and cook meals just like at home, but not be at home. You have your own bathroom, so worries about who was there before you and the same goes with the sheets on the beds too. 

All the comforts of home but not the hassles and the problems can come along with it. They may all be there when you get back, but a few days away from it all will do the family good and when you purchase a RV, you can take off any time you want!

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING A USED TRAVEL TRAILER

Posted on Wednesday, 31 July 2013

If you are thinking of buying a travel trailer or camper, but don't think you can afford the retail price, or don't want to spend that much money, you can always think about buying a used camper.  A used travel trailer or camper can be just as good of an investment as a brand new model, especially if you are new to the world of trailers, or are only interested in using it on occasion.

If a used camper is something you are seriously considering buying, the following is what you should know before you settle on just any old RV or trailer.

The advantages of purchasing a used camper - there are many benefits to purchasing a used camper, some of which include:

Price - The prices for used campers will be far cheaper than new models.

First Time Buyer - if this is the first time you are buying a camper, a used camper may be a better idea in case you discover that camping and road travel really aren't a hobby you enjoy.

Occasional Camper - if you enjoy camping, but don't have the time to travel a lot or are only interested in occasional outdoor adventures, a used camper is another good investment.

Warranty - does the used campers you are interested in buying have a warranty, or some kind of back-up warranty?

Pre-sale vehicle check - have a 3rd party examine the vehicle before you buy it.

Maintenance history - Find out from the seller if the camper has any non-working features and if there were any parts that needed to be replaced, etc.

Know your pricing - find out how much a used RV is worth. You can find this out by checking out nadaguides.com, or looking for how much particular RV brands are worth online. Knowing the approximate price range will help you avoid a scam, and can also help you talk the seller into a cheaper price.

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FIDO WANTS TO GO ON THE ROAD TRIP TOO!

Posted on Thursday, 11 July 2013

Tulsa RV Dealers know that many of are about to load up the family and hit the road in your RV, maybe you're not sure about taking Fido or Kitty with you. Some animals don't travel well, others take right to it and do better than the kids. With a little preparation and the right supplies though, even if Fido or Kitty aren't a road pet, they can be comfortable and cozy in the family RV.

While your pet is use to having the whole house or the whole yard to roam around, the RV is definitely smaller. As long as you let the pet out to roam and stretch their legs every time you do, they'll be find. If you are like most pet owners, everyone is at school or work all day, so there could be some adjustment in getting use to being around your pet, and them around you, in the tighter quarters.

Prior to hitting the road, call ahead and find out which campgrounds allow pets. As long as they are leashed and you pick up their poop, most campgrounds are okay with pets. You should also choose a RV park that does not allow large dogs to roam around all night barking and tearing into trash. A gated RV park is a wise choice. Any of the Tulsa RV Dealers can provide you a list of campgrounds or you can find them on the internet.

As you load dishes and food for the family, make sure to pack food and water bowls for your pet too, and make certain the are tip-free so they can't easily be turned over. You may want to invest in an outdoor pet enclosure as well, in case the family wants to take a hike or a swim, Fido can be outside in the fresh air.

There will be a little bit of transition for the pet, just like there will for the humans, living in a RV for a few days, maybe weeks. It may see overwhelming, and it can be, but it can also give the family wonderful memories and can be a delightful experience for everyone.

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NOT SURE WHERE YOU WANT TO RETIRE? TRY A RV!

Posted on Thursday, 11 July 2013

If retirement is just around the corner for you, you must be excited! No more early mornings, late nights, worry with office politics. This is going to be the simpler life for you and your spouse, time to do the things you want to, not have to do.

What if all the kids have grown up, got married and have moved off though? Many retirees plan on spending more time with the grandkids, but if they aren't close by, and they are all in different directions, where do you want to spend your time?

You should take tour at your one of the Tulsa RV Dealers and see what they have to offer in way of RV. Now why would you do that you're asking? Well here are 5 good reasons to consider retirement life in a RV.

Live Your Dreams: Make a list of all the places you wanted to see and never got around to. Now that you don't have to worry about the kids asking ďAre we there yetĒ this can be your trip that never ends. You can even visit all the kids while you're on the road!

No Place Like Home: When you travel by car or plane, you have to pack, unpack and do it all over again. When you travel by RV, you eliminate so many hassles Besides the packing and unpacking, no more worry about plane tickets and hotel reservations. You can still taste the local fare while you're on the road, but if you have a night you don't want to go out, you have your kitchen there with you.

No More Yard Work and 5 Minute House Keeping: How much easier your life will be by not having that weekly yard work of edging, mowing, tree trimming? Think about how quick you'll have the ďhouseĒ clean too.

Social Life: After retirement, many people feel lonely and miss the company they had at work. When you decide to live the RV life after retirement, you'll make more friends at the campgrounds and rest stops than you could ever imagine. There are even clubs for RV travelers where you plan your next road trip together. Many RV parks today offer exercise rooms and swimming pools too.

Live Cheap: The purchase of a RV is the most expensive part you'll have. There are no utilities to pay, the maintenance is much less than a traditional home. Your next expense will be fuel, which if you plan your trips wisely and stay in one place for awhile, you won't spend that much. Your next expense will be the campground fees, which aren't near as much as your home's property taxes.

Your visions of retirement most likely did not include a RV, but once you take a tour at the local Tulsa RV dealers, you'll find out why so many retirees are going that route today. 

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FOR THE VACATION THE FAMILY REMEMBERS Ė TAKE A RV MOTORHOME

Posted on Sunday, 23 June 2013

Are you looking for a vacation experience that the family will remember for years to come? That one-of-a-kind vacation that brings adventure, education and excitement altogether? Well you can find all that and more when you hit the road in a RV motorhome from the best of all Tulsa RV Dealers.

By vacationing on a RV motorhome, you and your family are not only going to enjoy the beautiful, great outdoors on this adventurous trip, but create memories with quality family time too. By taking your summer vacation in a RV motorhome, you won't have the hassles and worries of booking rooms with hotels that are full when you get there.

Tulsa RV sales have skyrocketed in recent years as more and more families are looking for new ways to vacation. Traveling in a RV motorhome, you no longer need to worry about finding a place to eat that pleases everyone because you brought the kitchen with you. No need to worry about stopping for potty breaks either or worrying if the public restrooms are clean and safe.

RV motorhomes are multi-functional and this new life-style is bringing back the original social networking. From the various campgrounds, you meet many people from all over the country and some could become life long friends. There is more to just driving from campground to campground to scenic turn offs.

RV motorhomes that are sold by one of the best Tulsa RV dealers offer you the conveniences from home such as connections for the iPod, laptop, DVD player, radio and television. The kids can listen to their own music with headphones or watch a movie as mom and dad navigate the roadways.

Think of the many places that you only see on televison on in books that you can actually go visit in person as you motor across the country in your RV! Then when the vacation comes to an end, you'll take not just your home away from home back with you, but you'll have given the family a vacation of adventure that they will never forget.

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INSURE THAT TRAVEL TRAILER BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD

Posted on Tuesday, 09 April 2013

Every year millions of people hit the road in travel trailers. Some do this every weekend, some  do it just once a year for a 2 week vacation. Then there are the snowbirds that travel south for the winter and north for the summer, going where the temperature is comfortable.

No matter the reason, when you hit the road in a travel trailer, make sure you are insured. It's kind of combining home and vehicle insurance, and you certainly don't want to be without it. To  make sure you have the right coverage, here are some guidelines and hints on what to get:

Type of Towable Vehicle:

The travel trailer doesn't have it's own braking system or internal motor and therefore must hook up to a truck or van. The travel trailer you choose will be one of the following:

Travel Trailer: Has a hard shell and can extend on the sides, come 10 to 35 feet long
Folding Camping Trailer: These are called pop-ups or fold outs and are the least-expensive
Truck camper: Slide and clamp on to the back of a pick up truck

What Type of Coverage is Needed:

Just like your auto insurance, RV insurance has different options and types, such as accessory coverage, uninsured motorist and unlimited towing coverage. Depending on your travel plans and type of travel trailer you choose, you may want to consider extra coverage such as:
  • Total Loss Replacement
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance
  • Emergency Expenses
  • Full-Time Coverage
  • Fire, Flood & Theft
  • Low Branch Collision
  • Personal Item Replacement

Go With a Specialty RV Insurance Firm:

Just as you do your car or home, shop your travel trailer insurance too, Look for not only the best rate, but the best coverage from several companies. While firms that specialize in RV coverage may be good, shop others type of firms as well. Shop as many as 4 or 5 and make sure you are comparing apples-to-apples or apples-to-oranges.

Regardless why you're hitting the road in a travel trailer, you want to leave home knowing that you're covered no matter what. The only way to enjoy this road trip for a weekend, 2 weeks or all summer long, is to that you have secured insurance coverage for whatever the road, or the campsite, brings to you.

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TRAVEL TRAILERS Ė THE WAY TO VACATION ON A BUDGET

Posted on Tuesday, 02 April 2013

The economy today has left many families on tighter budgets than ever before. Even though it seems we're working harder, the money is still tight and you may be wondering how you can still get a fun family vacation in this summer. Well forget about making hotel reservations! Take a look at traveling by trailer and staying camp grounds Ė the original social networking!

You may think this sounds like a lot of work, from what you remember about your childhood vacations, that travel trailer dad and mom pulled on all your vacations was cumbersome and problematic.  Today though, the newer models and styles of travel trailers make it so easy, even a first time, novice camper will have it made.

First of all, there is no more traveling in the cramped up family 4 door car. Most families have a minivan or SUV these days and there are  pull along travel trailers that will work with any type of vehicle you drive. What you don't have room for in the tow vehicle, store in the travel trailer. No need to shove stuff in the truck or van with the driver and passengers. Today's travel trailers offer so much flexibility, you won't believe what all you can store in them.

Now, it's not to say that there won't be any challenges traveling by trailer, but there are challenges when you travel by plane and stay in hotels too, right? At least you won't have to worry about lost luggage, missed flights or over booked hotels when you vacation by travel trailer. on the way. Here's a few pointers that can get you started and keep you rolling for your 5, 10, 14 day trip:

Take into consideration the size of the travel trailer you want to use. You need to make sure you don't get a travel trailer that doesn't fit your vehicle. Consider the size of the group traveling, how many beds do you need and make certain that the trailer you choose to meet those needs will fit your car or truck appropriately. 

For the novice at travel trailer vacations, the dealership you decide to work with will have an experienced staff that can make recommendation and suggestions.  Listen to what they are saying, it may not be a sales pitch. If you get too large of travel trailer, it can damage the pull vehicle cause expensive repairs to it or the trailer.

Remember, the larger the travel trailer, the different your vehicle will drive. The bigger trailer will give your pull vehicle increased momentum, thereby making you drive faster than you may be use to. Be cautious on hills and in traffic, you'll be approaching other vehicles and signal lights faster, so you'll need to brake differently than you would just driving your car or truck normally.

You can choose a travel trailer that is totally self-contained or you can choose one where you'll wan to make sure you have hookups available. You can call ahead, or even reserve a spot on line. This will allow you to budget as well.  It may take a little getting use to, but once your family has experienced a vacation in a travel trailer and returns to the old school way of social networking, you may find it hard to get them back on-line when you get home!

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