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Pop-Up Camper Features

Pop-up campers allow travelers to be more comfortable than they otherwise would be when sleeping in a tent. This means that people can often enjoy the camping season longer than they would if they were staying in a tent or sleeping out in the open. Before you make a purchase, it is important to know

The Nicest Resorts on the Gulf Coast of the United States

The Gulf Coast stretches from Texas to Florida, and features some of the country's nicest resorts. Most of these resorts offer views of the calm, blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and all of them offer luxurious amenities like high-quality beds and televisions, concierge service, day spas and

RV Parks in Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa is the capital of Canada.o' canada image by Kathryn Palmer from Fotolia.comOttawa, Ontario is the capital of Canada and is situated at the confluence of the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers. Ottawa is home to just over one million people, and aside from being the seat of...

What Size Bed Is in a Pop-Up Camper?

Traveling with your family can be an enjoyable time if you have the right tools. Pop-up campers can be among these tools, given their easy setup and ability to be moved.

How to Navigate RV Tight Spots

Navigating RV tight spots is easier than it looks. Following these steps can help you learn how to deal with RV tight spots.

How to Replace an Atwood Water Heater Element

Atwood water heaters are used in RVs and come in 6 and 10 gallon sizes. There are gas and electric models, as well as combination models. For models that utilize electrical heating, the water is heated with an incalloy heating element. Atwood uses bolt-in heating elements that can be replaced fairly

How to Install an Entrance Door on an R.V.

An entrance door on your RV can keep out bugs and unwanted debris while allowing fresh air to flow throughout your unit. When installing a new entrance door on your RV, make sure that you accurately measure the rough opening. When ordering your door, make sure that the corners are the same as the or

How to Set the Air Shutter on My RV Water Heater

Older RV water heaters, those manufactured prior to 1995, use an air shutter control on the main burner. The flame on the main burner determines how the water heater operates. Occasionally, adjustments are required to keep the unit functioning properly. It is easy to locate the main burner on an RV

How to Re-roof an RV

Like a home, there comes a time when the owner of a recreational vehicle will have to replace the roof. Most RVs have either a metal or a rubber roofs. One of the most common roofing materials used is ethylene propylene diene Monomer (EPDM). The material makes for a quieter RV by reducing noise eman

ATV Trails in Upper Michigan

All-terrain vehicle trails are a popular attraction for visitors to Northern Michigan.quad bike image by FotoWorx from Fotolia.comMichigan's Upper Peninsula offers 26 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and off-road vehicle (ORV) trails. Vast tracts of undeveloped woods and national and state parks...

How to Adjust the Husky RV Sway Control

Husky RV sway control bars reduce dangerous RV trailer sway. They work by restricting side-to-side movement of the RV trailer. According to Husky Towing Products, RV trailers in excess of 24 feet require two sway bars, one on the left-hand side of the hitch and one on the right-hand side. Heavy RVs

How to Fix a Noisy Motorcycle Drive Belt

Over time, the drive belt on your motorcycle can slip out of place and make noise. If you have noticed a squealing noise when you ride your motorcycle, it may be because the drive belt has become loose or has come out of its alignment. You can keep the drive running smoothly and help prevent wear an

How to Fix Small Holes in an RV Awning

Recreational vehicle awnings are a great convenience to have. You can park anywhere, and extend your awning for instant shade. But constant extending and retracting can cause wear and tear on the awning fabric. That wear and tear frequently shows up as small holes. The holes may seem minor, but if t

How to Adjust the Tension on an RV Slide-Out Awning

Almost all classes of RVs are equipped with a minimum of one awning. And RVs with slide-outs, a compartment that extends out from the main cabin providing extra living quarters, are sometimes made with awnings over the slide-out. In order to get the awning up and stable, the tension needs to be adju

Use of Friction Sway Control

When a vehicle hauls a trailer, the towed portion functions as a sail, drifting with the wind gusts. This necessitates the use of a friction sway control device to control dangerous movement from side to side.

How to Replace Rockwood Travel Trailer Window

Forest River manufactures Rockwood travel trailers and fifth wheels in a variety of styles and sizes. The windows are also designed in a variety of sizes, and replacement requires basic construction skills. Replacement windows are available for order directly from Forest River or through Forest Rive

How to Replace an Overhead TV Compartment in an RV

If you have an RV that is more than a few years old, you may have an overhead television compartment that needs an upgrade. In 2010, the status quo for televisions is a flat-screen model; in years past, the norm was the old cathode-ray variety. When you retrofit your RV with a new flat-screen televi

How to Install Exterior RV Light

Exterior lights on an RV can make all the difference when you're in the middle of a pitch-black forest and need to search through the bottom storage or find an earring on the ground. Many RV units come with exterior lights that are operated from the inside, but if you must add the lights yourself, i

RV Campgrounds Near Four Corners

The Four Corners is a favorite destination for RV enthusiasts.utah vineyard image by joseph pankey from Fotolia.comThe area of the western United States known as the Four Corners is a well-known destination with RV enthusiasts due to its picturesque scenery. The Four Corners area, where...