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Hello fellow campers,

My back surgery went well, but it is a long and slow recovery process. I want to thank everybody who wrote to wish me well. 

Memorial Day weekend is an American holiday to observe and honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

It is also viewed as the unofficial start to summer. Hopefully you made campground reservations and were able to take an RV trip over the long weekend. We enjoyed Memorial Day weekend in our 5th wheel trailer at the beach. We are looking forward to another summer camping season.

When June arrives the summer heat is not far behind. For RV owners that means making sure you and your RV are prepared for the heat. To help you prepare, check out this month's feature video, titled  Ten Tips for Hot Weather RVing

Enjoy the newsletter, and if you have family or friends who like RVs and the RV lifestyle share with them. 

Happy Camping in 2018.

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Need a Sway Control Hitch?

Check out the hitch Mark uses when he tows a trailer. 
The Original  Equal-i-zer Sway control hitch has been enjoyed by thousands of trailer owners for over 50 years. Learn more about the Equal-i-zer hitch, and find out which hitch will work best for you:

Equalizer Hitch 4-point sway control. What it is and how it works
RV Adventure Videos

Our friend and colleague John Holod is an internationally recognized cinematographer who has filmed all over the world. He has presented his documentaries to audiences across North America. John has produced an entire series of RV Adventure Videos specifically for RV owners. The series includes DVDs on travel to Alaska, the East Coast, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, Route 66 and more! 

If you are thinking about taking an RV trip to any of these destinations John's DVDs will save you time and money on your adventure. Each DVD is 80-minutes long packed with exceptional footage, and each DVD has 45-minutes of extra information including the best campgrounds, places to eat, attractions and much more. 

Note: Even if you do not plan to visit these destinations this collection of professionally filmed RV travel videos are great for viewing and entertainment.

Individual DVD's are $20 each, but right now John is selling the entire 10-DVD set for only $80.00. If you are interested in ordering single videos or the complete 10-DVD set you can order by phone. To place your order call 

For more information on John's travel videos visit his web site and to watch a short preview (3-minutes) of all 10 videos go here.
Feature Article 
How much water should I add to my RV Battery?

Checking the water level in lead-acid battery cells on a regular basis can extend the life of your RV batteries. The more a battery is used and/or charged the more water evaporates from the cells. I recommend checking the water level monthly and after each RV trip. If you leave the RV plugged in, constantly charging the battery you should check the water levels bi-monthly. 
Trailer Tire Tip
What does ST tire mean? Is ST different from LT or P tires?

ST tire designation: ST stands for 'Special Trailer' tires, LT stands for 'Light Truck' tires and P stands for 'Passenger' tires. ST tires are constructed for use on trailer axle positions only. They are not designed for the load or traction requirements of a drive or steering axle on other vehicles. ST tires have strengthened sidewalls to prevent the tire from rolling under the rim in. ST tires feature materials and construction designed to meet the higher load requirements and demands trailer towing puts on a tire. T hat is the basic difference between ST tires and P or LT tires. If you want to learn more about ST tires  click here to read my article.

RV Videos of the Month

Is your RV and/or tow vehicle ready for the heat? When you RV in hot weather it's important the tow vehicle's chassis and the RV are both ready for the heat. Here are 10 helpful RV tips for hot weather RVing. Watch Now

When your fun in the sum is over you want your RV to be an oasis to keep you cool. In this RV video hosted by Mark Polk with RV Education 101 discover 5 inexpensive products to help keep you cool in your RV. Watch Now

RV Breaking News
Are you interested in keeping up with breaking news about the RV industry? If so  visit RVBusiness

  Tired of dead RV batteries?

Stop the problem for good with the charger, maintainer & conditioner that Mark uses on all of his batteries. 

   Visit our new RV Online Training Site

Take a minute to visit our  new RV Online Training Program

Are you interested in learning more about your RV? Our new online RV video training courses can be viewed on computers, tablets, and smartphones. All of our courses includes written text, video segments. related articles written by your instructor, helpful tips & tricks, fun play & learn RV University crossword puzzles and quizzes to help you retain the information.  click for more info or to enroll
Applying RV Sealants is not a difficult job
  If your RV has been sitting in storage it's important you inspect and reseal any loose or cracked seams or sealants. Periodic roof inspections and maintenance can extend the life to your RV roof and inspecting and resealing seams and sealants is not difficult for RV owner's to perform. But there is a right way and wrong way to do the work. In this post I want to discuss the correct way to apply new lap sealant on your RV roof. Read the article and watch the video.
RV Consumer Magazine Archives

The link below goes to archives of our RV Consumer Magazine magazine issues. These past issues offer great information for RV owners, but keep in mind any offers or specials in these archived issues may no longer apply. The top link goes to the Flip book  formatted issues and the bottom link goes to the PDF formatted issues.
Planning an RV Adventure?    Stay at KOAs Along the Way
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