Solar Power Designer Explains Some RV Applications

June 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: Miguel Scaccialupo is a qualified solar power systems designer and solar panel consultant. This article was distributed by Solar power systems are a great addition to recreational vehicles that are used for any length of time in remote areas. They are relatively simple to install and if well maintained can provide years of clean, reliable electrical power without having to resort to the use of noisy generators which produce pollutants and greenhouse gases. Most... Read more

Beaudry RV Prepares to Emerge from Chapter 11

June 29, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Beaudry RV, a nationally prominent RV dealer with two sales and service dealerships in Arizona, obtained the approval of its plan of reorganization by all of its lenders on Thursday (June 25). Formal bankruptcy court approval is expected to follow upon proper documentation over the next two to three weeks. “This reflects major changes in management, structure, spending and inventory coupled with an aggressive and well-thought-out future business and marketing strategy which Beaudry RV believes... Read more

Lazydays Launches Free Maintenance Promotion

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Lazydays RV Center Inc., Seffner, Fla., has launched an aggressive sales promotion that provides an estimated $1,500 to $5,000 in free scheduled maintenance to purchasers of towable and motorized RVs. ”The value is significant because it’s a real cost (savings) to the customer,” said Lazydays Marketing Director Tina Richey. The promotion on both new and used units runs through July 31, and may be extended, she said. With the purchase of an eligible RV — ”as is”... Read more

Mohawk Mobile Column Lift

June 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

RV and tow-vehicle repair tends to be a seasonal task, making it tough on dealers who have to determine space and equipment needs. Mohawk Lift’s mobile column lifts allow facilities to dedicate resources to specific jobs as demand requires. Available in 2-thru-8 column sets in capacities of 18,000-, 24,000- or 30,000 pounds per column, the mobile lifts offer a total capacity of as much as 240,000 pounds. Mohawk’s mobile column lifts are ALI/ETL certified to meet nationally recognized safety standard... Read more

Honda Introduces New EU3000i Handi Generator

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Primitive campsites are perhaps the best way to appreciate the outdoors — unless, of course, your RV isn’t fitted with an onboard AC generator to power all the things we just can’t leave behind. The new EU3000i Handi from Honda Power Equipment provides 3kW of portable power — in a package 45% lighter than the company’s EU3000i. Weighing in at just 77.6 pounds, the Handi features built-in wheels, two fixed handles and a folding handle to allow it to be pulled by a single person. The GX160... Read more

Demco Dominator Tow Bar

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If there’s a drawback to Rving with friends and family, it lies in the unfamiliar — most non-owners know little about the logistics of such things as hooking up tow vehicles. The new Dominator Tow Bar, from Demco, helps to take the guesswork out of one-person hookups with an easy trigger release on each arm, which move independently. Plus, ergonomically friendly adjustable mounting clips enable the user to place the provided safety cables and storage arm for a coiled wiring cable (not included)... Read more

Contoure LED Replacement Bulbs

June 26, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Most RVers are cognizant of the “draw” that interior lights and appliances have on their house batteries. Many also understand that LED lighting systems use up to 90% less power than traditional incandescent bulbs. Few know how easy it can be to replace one with the other. Using Contoure’s new LED replacement bulbs, it’s no longer necessary to replace the entire fixture. The economical LED bulbs consume less power, fit into a variety of existing lamps and are said to be comparable to a 10W... Read more

Airstream Inc. Named to Cruisin’ Hall of Fame

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Airstream Inc., makers if an iconic travel trailer, is one of four new inductees named to the Route 66 Rendezvous Cruisin’ Hall of Fame. The San Bernardino, Calif.,  Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the four honorees on Thursday (June 25), according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The Ohio-based camper and trailer manufacturer got its start in Los Angeles in the 1930s. Airstream travel trailers are known for their streamlined design and sleek metallic exteriors. Honorees were... Read more

Alberta, Canada Now Accepting RVIA Standard Seal

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Shippers of recreational vehicle products into Alberta, Canada, now have the option of affixing either a CSA Z240 or the RVIA NFPA 1192 standard seal, according to a news release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Alberta is the first Canadian province to change its Traffic Safety Act and motor vehicle regulations to recognize both CSA Z240 and NFPA 1192. For many years, RVIA has been lobbying its Canadian counterparts to accept RVIA’s seal standards. “To that end,... Read more

Mystery Shrouds Canadian Campground Inquiry

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The owner of the New Brunswick campground that is currently at the center of a mysterious investigation said he fielded 167 phone calls from nosey people searching for details on Tuesday evening (June 23), according to the Saint John Telegraph-Journal.  John Weaver is the owner of Hidden Valley Campground in Kingston. At the end of a tar and gravel road court sprinkled with the odd house along either side, the campground has become the focus of an investigation that began Monday at noon.  The... Read more

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