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RV Tires: Durability and Life

Our recreation vehicles are composed of a complex, engineered arrangement of parts that all together are comprised of substantial weight and size. But sometimes those parts don’t work together harmoniously, or something in particular goes awry.

The tires that get our RVs from Point A to Point B to Point C and so forth are essential for us to enjoy our RV lifestyle – and essential for you and your family’s safety on the road. They’re expensive, but they are a necessary part of your RV to monitor and replace as necessary. And sometimes, tires can age prematurely. So how can you help extend the life of your RV tires?

Choosing the Best Travel Trailer: Things to Consider

A towable, also commonly referred to as a travel trailer, is any recreation vehicle that can be pulled behind your van, SUV, or truck. It’s an exciting moment when you’re ready to purchase one. Maybe you're ready to upgrade. Maybe this is your first-ever purchase. But how do you choose the right model for you? Here are some things to keep in mind as you explore – and before you make your final purchase.

5 Reasons to Go RVing as a Family

RV camping offers families a special opportunity to grow and bond closer together, plus there are health benefits to getting away from it all and spending some time outdoors.

Places to Visit in Michigan

Families have enjoyed exploring its natural beauty for generations, especially by camping. But there are also attractions and places worth visiting that are not of the outdoors – museums, botanical gardens, lighthouses, and more that make for an enlightening, educational, and memorable trip. If you still have time this year, these are the spots to go.

RV business anticipates continued growth in 2015

Gas prices have leveled-off and sales of recreation vehicles (RV) are climbing.

According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), projected national sales for recreation vehicles in 2014 were 348,000—nearly 14,000 of which came to Michigan. Michigan is the 3rd top destination for new RV deliveries, behind Texas and California.

RVs aren’t just for camping

Instead of recreation vehicle, perhaps RV should stand for recreation versatility. Camping is just one family pastime to partake in a RV, but there are many more uses for Americans’ favorite home away from home:

Is the full-time RV lifestyle right for you?

There are many factors to take into account when deciding what type of recreation vehicle is going be right for you. Motorized or towable? Class A or Class C? Folding camper or travel trailer? With so many options, how do you know which type of RV is going to be the right one? Some experience RV travel for the first time by renting one. Many RV dealers offer rental options, allowing you the opportunity to try-before-you-buy.

Hit the road with confidence

Experienced automobile drivers already have the skills to drive a motorized RV. Automatic transmissions, power brakes and steering are practically standard equipment. With proper attention to the differences in vehicle size, height and weight, you will find getting behind the wheel of the conversion van or motorhome fun. If your RV is a towable, don't fear–towing skills are also readily acquired. With a bit of practice (and these tips), you'll be driving like a pro in no time:

Choose RV camping for a low-stress family vacation

Did your last family vacation create memories of long airport lines, crowded hotel rooms, overpriced restaurants, and complaining children? When hearing the words "family vacation," do you instantly feel stressed? Family vacations should be a relaxing, natural bonding experience that provides your family with good memories. So how do you have a low-stress family vacation? Consider RV camping.

Tips for first-time RV buyers

Deciding to buy, and ultimately own an RV can be an exciting moment in your life There are many things to keep in mind when researching an RV and knowing as much as you can about RVs can make your final decision much easier.

RV and camping facts and stats

There are approximately 10 million American households that own an RV—up from 7.9 million in 2005. Here are some additional facts and statistics:

FAQs about Recreation Vehicles (RVs)

Answers to many questions you may have about selecting, purchasing and enjoying your recreation vehicles (RV).

Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC)
2222 Association Drive, Okemos Michigan 48864-5978
(517) 349-8881, infoATmmhrvca.org
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