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What Does Road Grade Mean? 7 Things to Watch for When Driving on Grades

Being a good driver means being able to adjust your driving according to your surroundings. Anyone with a driver’s license can drive in a flat, smooth area. However, it takes some skills and knowledge to drive in mountainous areas with drastic changes in road grade. It’ll put you and your vehicle’s abilities to the test! …

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8 Critical Recovery Gear You Must Have Off-Road and Overlanding

Going off-roading or overlanding can be a fun and exciting adventure. However, if you don’t have off-road recovery gear, you’re putting yourself and your vehicle in danger of really getting stuck. Depending on where you’re traveling, you may be unable to call for help, and it may be quite some time before someone passes by …

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Traveler Beware: These Roads Are the Worst

While you might not consider yourself a risk-taker, you’re taking a risk any time you enter a vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) listed 2020 as the deadliest year on American highways since 2007. Some roads and areas are more dangerous than others. Today, we’re looking at some of the worst roads in …

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Can You Move an RV With the Slides Out?

Opening up an RV’s slides can provide an enormous amount of additional space. You can avoid bumping into each other and have room to stretch. RV slide-outs are outstanding when they work. However, you can find yourself in a conundrum when they don’t. New and experienced RVers often ask, “Can you drive an RV with …

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This Is What Happens If You Hit a Construction Barrel (Hint: Don’t Do It)

We’ve all contended with a construction zone on a long road trip. Keeping your vehicle within the narrow channels between construction cones and barrels can be challenging, especially if you’re driving or towing a large RV.  The running concern is that you might hit one of these construction barrels. Do you ever wonder what would …

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Are Pull Thru Campsites Worth It?

When booking a campsite, you may see different site options available. You’ll likely see back-in sites and pull-thru spots for RVs. Campgrounds that offer pull-thru campsites can charge a premium price. So is the convenience worth it? Today, we’ll look at pull-thru campsites and whether they’re worth the hype or if you’re wasting money when …

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What Does a Burn Ban Really Mean?

Thoroughly enjoying the outdoors comes with significant payoffs and some responsibility. A great example of this is the forests of Colorado. The Rocky Mountains of the Centennial State provide the perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts, but without respecting fire burn bans, these fragile forests could burn quickly. Taxed by years-long drought and widespread insect infestation, …

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What Happens When Your Truck or RV Engine Overheats?

Whether you’re on an exciting adventure or on your way to work, seeing the dashboard temperature needle climb can create a sinking feeling in your stomach. There are many reasons why this might occur, but you must get to the bottom of the issue no matter why it’s happening. Failing to do so can cause …

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RV Tire Blowouts: How to Avoid, Recover, and Fix

One of the scariest aspects of towing or driving an RV is the dreaded RV tire blowout. Maybe you’ve heard horror stories about RVs running off the road. Or perhaps you’ve experienced a blowout yourself and never want it to happen again. Although nothing is 100% guaranteed, there are some ways to avoid having an …

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Here’s What to Do with Your Old RV Fire Extinguisher (Hint: It’s Not Garbage)

A fire extinguisher can save your life and your home if a fire occurs in your RV. Within a matter of minutes, your entire RV could go up in flames if you can’t put it out or prevent it from spreading.  We strongly suggest that everyone has a fire extinguisher easily accessible while RVing. However, …

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I’m an Electrical Engineer: Here’s How to Not Get Shocked in Your RV

Have you ever felt a strange tingling feeling or slight shock when you touched the outside or frame of your RV? If so, you’ve experienced an RV electrical problem called “hot skin.” RV hot skin can be as insignificant as a slight shock or deadly in other instances. That’s why RV electrical safety is so …

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Is It Illegal to Tow Without Towing Mirrors?

Towing a lengthy trailer can be incredibly dangerous because you can have massive blind spots while driving. Depending on your vehicle, the factory-installed mirrors may not do much to help you see the rear of your trailer. Did you know that you could be breaking the law if you don’t have towing mirrors on your …

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Valley Fever Is Spreading: What You Need to Know Before Your Roadtrip

It’s possible you’ve never heard of Valley Fever before. Unless you’ve lived or traveled in the Southwestern United States, you wouldn’t have any reason to know it. However, this fungal infectious disease has been spreading due to ideal environmental conditions, and shouldn’t be mistaken for the common cold. Although it’s relatively uncommon to develop symptoms, …

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Why Is My RV Carbon Monoxide Detector Beeping?

It’s colorless, odorless, can seriously injure or kill you — and it could be inside your RV right now. We’re talking about carbon monoxide (CO), the potentially deadly gas produced by several RV systems and appliances. If you have an RV carbon monoxide detector that’s beeping, you may be concerned. Let’s take a closer look …

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Is It Dangerous to Tow a Trailer Faster Than 55 MPH? Trailer Tire Speed Ratings Explained

Do you know what speed your tires are rated for on your car? You’ll see speed limits posted everywhere you drive, so one might assume that you go the speed limit. However, certain vehicles actually have limited speeds depending on their tires. You may have heard that all trailers have a limit of 55 mph. …

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