14. May 2013 20:53
Your pop-up camper is important to you. It can last for years to come if you know how to take care of it to save on wear and damage.
Make sure the canvas is always dry and clean when you are putting it away and storing it. If it is wet or dirty, mold can collect and cause considerable damage.
Repair any tears in the canvas or screens immediately. Small tears can be repaired with a needle and thread, but a large tear may need to be patched or replaced completely. The sooner you repair a tear, the less likely it is going to get larger and create a huge problem.
Keep the tent clean and sealed to keep out bugs and animals. Animals can get into a pop up tent and cause damage, and bugs cause all kinds of problems. Keep out food debris and clean the tent as often as possible.
If there are holes, use a sealant to fix them before things get out. Sealant wills also help keep the tent warm in winter and cool in summer.
Check tires, lights and crank for wear regularly and before going on a trip or returning from a trip. The sooner problems are fixed, the better.
If you take good care of your folding pop-up camper it will last a long time. Be sure to check out your local Maryland RV dealer for all your RV needs.
29. April 2013 22:20
At Beckley’s Camping Center, we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be offering rental RV units to customers. People have been asking us for quite some time when we’d be offering rental RVs. The good news is you won’t have to wait much longer! We expect to begin offering rental units as soon as May 20! [More]
1. April 2013 23:20
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The smell of smoke in your RV is a scary situation. RV fires can happen quickly, as your whole RV can become consumed with the potential of it exploding if the fire reaches your LP tanks. In addition, the fire can quickly spread to other RVs if you are parked at an RV resort, as the fire can cause thousands of dollars in damages and medical injuries
It is up to all RV owners to prevent a fire hazard from happening to their RV. Whether they purchased a brand new RV from their Maryland RV dealer or they have a used one that has been in storage for more than 5 years, you need to understand and recognize the areas in your RV where a fire may start so you can take the best precautions.
Fire Hazards Inside The RV
Most fires are caused by human mistakes, such as leaving the paper towels or the oven mitts on a hot burner. Yet you should be aware of other places where a fire can start.
Extension cords: Everybody knows that extension cords can cause fires. And yet we still don't take the proper precautions as we overload outlets or use the wrong type of extension cord for the RV.
Furnaces: Inside the furnace compartment, you won't find a filter for the forced air return. This means debris can get inside and accumulate on the operating machine parts. If the machine parts become hot or causes a lot of friction that produce sparks, a fire can occur.
LP Gas: It happens to the best of us where we "think" we are turning off the stove instead of turning it higher. This can cause LP gas to build up inside the RV, as it only takes one spark or lit flame to make the built-up gas explode and burn.
Generators: Generators are great to have when you won't be able to use the electrical hook-ups at an RV resort. Yet generators can cause fires if they are not properly maintained.
Electrical cords: Sometimes mice will look for a home in your RV when it is in storage. Mice love to chew on everything, even the electrical cords on your appliances. Cords that are frayed, chewed or damaged in other ways can cause a fire.
Under The Hood: So many fire hazards can be found under the hood of your RV. Debris collected on the engine that overheats and leaking fuel from rubber fuel lines can cause a fire while you are driving.
Proper Maintenance and Inspections Can Prevent Most Fires
Before you take your RV on any trip, always inspect the inside and outside of your RV for potential fire hazards. Replace damaged electrical cords and clean your appliances. Take your RV to your Maryland RV dealer who can service your RV to ensure everything is working properly under the hood.
Source: http://www.greencountryrvdoctor.com/SpringReady.htm, http://www.campingroadtrip.com/outdoor-living-newsletter-july-2012/rv-generator-maintenance-tips, http://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide.com/2008/11/rv_safety.php, http://books.google.com/books?id=hqVVlL7HEDgC&pg=PA200&lpg=PA200&dq=Potential+Fire+Hazards+In+Your+RV&source=bl&ots=VyhmQ9N3En&sig=X4UFYkX22puwJCoxS8lMm5Y9FCw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zfZ3Ubj8BofBqAGQo4GYCA&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Potential%20Fire%20Hazards%20In%20Your%20RV&f=false
24. January 2013 22:11
Family vacations can be very expensive. Hotel rooms, dining, amusement parks, and tickets (if you plan on flying) can cost a small fortune. Luckily, you can avoid many of these costs by investing in an RV. If you already on an RV, resolve to go camping more often in 2013! [More]
19. December 2012 21:04
Ready to enjoy some winter RV camping this year? For real RV enthusiasts, the RV lifestyle doesn’t come to a screeching halt during the winter months. It’s actually a lot cozier to take an RV trip during the winter than it is to take one during the summertime.If you are thinking about a fun winter RV camping adventure, there are some important tips you should keep in mind. Tackling Mother Nature at her blustery worst requires some extra preparation. [More]