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RV Lifestyle Blog

Need to Know RV Jack Basics

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

RV Jacks

Because campground sites may not be level and RV suspension systems are still active, even when parked, RV jacks are used to stabilize and level RVs. If you are shopping for an RV, pay attention to the jiggle and sway as you walk through each RV. Leveling and stabilizing your RV will add to your comfort. It’s important to level your RV so that the refrigerator will work properly and you won’t tilt to a side or end of the bed when sleeping. Even cooking is difficult when the RV isn’t level since liquids in a pan will pool to the low side of the RV.

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Tags: RV Maintenance, RV Safety Tips, RV Appliances

RV Safety Checklist to Protect Yourself and Your RV

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

No matter if you’re a full time RVer or a weekend enthusiast, you need to treat your RV as your home. That means following smart safety practices to help safeguard it, as well as yourself.

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Tags: RV Safety Tips

Towing or Racking a Vehicle Behind Your RV

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

When you get to your campground, it is great to have another mode of transportation to see the sights or to go grocery shopping. People with travel trailers and fifth wheels already have their car or truck; however, those with Class A-C rigs need to determine the best plan for their alternate transportation needs.

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Tags: Full-Time RVing, RV Safety Tips

Is it time to check your RV tires?

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 @ 07:07 AM

When exploring this great country of ours in your RV, it’s important to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. It’s certainly no surprise that the more you drive, or conversely, the longer your RV is in storage, the greater the wear and tear on your wheels. As such, you should follow these necessary steps to preserve the life of your RV tires and protect yourself on the road.

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Tags: RV Maintenance, RV Safety Tips

RV Insurance Discounts Available for Driver Training Courses

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 07:02 AM

Explorer RV Insurance is an agency that cares for nothing more than your safety. That’s why we offer discounts for drivers who demonstrate their commitment to safe driving. Voluntarily seeking out driver safety instruction is a commendable action. Drivers who place great emphasis on safety are less likely to be involved in accident.
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Tags: Education, RV Safety Tips

DOT Limits and Requirements for RVs

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

5th-wheel-rvLooking for a new RV may be exciting, but it is important to know the RV-specific restrictions and requirements that apply in your state. Thinking about relocating to a different home state? Here are some of the specifications that most states address and some acceptable ranges:

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Tags: RV Safety Tips

Ensure that Your Vehicle can Safely Tow Your RV

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

One of the important lessons an RV owner with a towable unit must learn involves weight limits and distribution. Several calculations must be done to determine if your vehicle can safely tow an RV. Failing to do the calculations ahead of time, or relying on the advice of an eager salesperson, could be very costly and potentially hazardous. This article will inform you of the factors that need to be considered when determining, “Can my vehicle safely tow this RV?”

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Tags: RV Safety Tips

RV Consumer Magazine Issue #139

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

Read the latest edition of RV Consumer Magazine.  

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Tags: Education, RV Travel Destinations, RV Maintenance, RV Safety Tips

Tips for Hunting Safety

Posted by Jennifer Horvatic on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

As hunting season approaches there are a number of safety tips to remember, including: 

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Tags: RV Insurance, RV Safety Tips

RV Education 101 Consumer E-magazine - August issue is out!

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Aug 03, 2012 @ 09:08 AM

The August 2012 Issue # 133 of RV 101’s Consumer E-magazine news is now available.  In this issue, industry expert Mark Polk:

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Tags: Education, RV Travel Destinations, RV Maintenance, RV Safety Tips