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Monday, June 12, 2017

Understanding When It’s Time to Get Trailer Repair Services




Owning a recreational vehicle (RV) isn’t just about buying one. It’s also about taking care of it through proper maintenance. It’s your responsibility as the owner to ensure that your trailer is always in good condition. This isn’t only for your comfort and convenience but, more importantly, for your safety.

Driving a faulty RV can put you and your passengers at safety risk, so repairs should be made as soon as possible. There are several signs that it’s time for some RV repairs.

Air Leaks

Air leaks should never be ignored as it could result in expensive repairs. When you notice audible air leaks coming from the RV, bring it to a repair shop immediately. That’s better than finding yourself fixing your air brakes on the side of the road. Also, you might risk losing the brakes altogether when you don’t fix the air leaks. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sUCiff

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Reality Behind Owning and Living an RV Lifestyle



RV’ing is an adventure and a lifestyle that a lot of people enjoy. If you’re thinking about getting an RV yourself, don’t believe everything you read though because there are some misconceptions surrounding the RV lifestyle. Knowing the truth behind will help you make an informed decision.

RVs are difficult to drive.


RVs are available in different sizes. You can choose from lightweight travel trailers to a bigger size that can accommodate a rock band. There are also RVs that are of the same size as an SUV. Given this, it’s not that difficult to drive an RV since you can choose a size that suits your comfort level. You also don’t have to be an expert big-rig driver to drive one. Thanks to continuous development, RVs’ weight, comfort, and fuel efficiency are improving each year. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2rBrWNb

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Best Spare RV Parts to Carry with You When on a Long Road Trip

The best thing about owning an RV is the ability to see the country, away from the big cities, and from a new perspective. The worst part about owning an RV is when small mechanical failures occur, especially when far into the remote corners of the country. Sometimes, help is hard to come by and often, the assistance you receive is unfamiliar with your vehicle or void of the proper RV parts needed to repair your rig.

Start Small When Building Your Spare RV Parts Collection

When you start your collection of spare parts for travel emergencies, start small. It is often the little things that are overlooked. Fuses come in handy on the road, and they take up such little space. Small wire connectors, the crimp-on kind, can also prove invaluable. Specialty bulbs are another good addition, as are drawer and cabinet latches. All of these items are subject to failure and spares can be purchased at reasonable prices. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2r8yoic

Friday, April 28, 2017

How to Correct Trailer Sway with Simple, Affordable Trailer Repair






Owning a trailer gives you freedom to travel the country while enjoying the amenities of a home on the road. However, operating a large vehicle comes with a learning curve to ensure you and your family are safe on the road. One issue which many trailer operators face is sway. RV sway is an unpleasant side-to-side motion laden vehicles make when they are not balanced properly. It is a scary sensation and can even lead to an accident if severe enough. Fortunately, most sway is correctable with only minor trailer repair.

Improper Loading Can Cause Swaying on the Road

The causes of sway are many, but a few stand out as more common than the rest. The prime culprit is improper loading. Trailers are designed to carry loads evenly dispersed from side to side and front to back. When too little weight is in front of the axle, not enough downward pressure will be applied to the hitch. The sweet spot for tongue weight is between 10% and 15% of the total load weight. Rearranging your load can often solve the issue. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2r8zuKZ

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RV Repair Specialists Offer a Helpful Pre-Departure Checklist

If you own an RV, perhaps you’re considering a local camping trip to one of Sacramento’s many great campsites. Of course, any adventure requires a bit of preparation to ensure a good and safe time. To help you prepare for your travels, here is a quick checklist you should run through before departing.

Chassis System

The first place you should check before departing is under the hood. Check that your oil, power steering, engine coolant, transmission, and brake fluids are all within operating range. Then make sure that your battery has clean connectors and that it’s sufficiently charged.

After this, check that your foot and parking brake are both operating properly. Lastly, double-check that all your gauges are working properly and that they deliver accurate readings.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Safety Tips that All RV Owners Should Heed Before Hitting the Road

Just how popular have RV’s become? According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), there are at least 8.9 million Americans who own recreational vehicles like.

Of course, RVs are still vehicles and, therefore, proper safety precautions must be observed to prevent mishaps on the road. To keep you and your family safe, RV owners should take heed of some simple tips.

Remember the 20 Percent Rule

If you’ve only driven cars before, you’re used to the feel of braking the vehicle. However, RVs use an air brake rather than a hydraulic one, which is why there is a slight delay when applying the brakes. You’ll notice that a fully loaded rig will halt slower than traditional cars. This is why veteran RV owners remind neophytes of the 20% rule—add 20% to everything you do on the road, from the distance you maintain between the next vehicle to how early you hit the brakes.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

These RV Parts Should Always Be Left to a Trailer Repair Professional


It may be tempting to try to fix and maintain your own RV in hopes of saving on repair costs. You might also think that your mechanical skills and the knowledge you gained from YouTube videos are enough to complete the needed repairs. The truth, however, is that RVs are different from regular cars. Their capacity is bigger than a car, and therefore, an RV requires a certain set of skills and techniques to maintain.
More often than not, do-it-yourselfers cause more harm than good when trying to make repairs themselves. For instance, a 240v electrical system should only be worked on by a licensed electrician because it could pose serious hazards in the hands of a novice. While there are things you can do, there are parts you need to let a professional handle. Knowing your limitations will help keep your RV running safe and smooth. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2mNTYlt