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March 19-22, 2015
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March 27-29, 2015
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Winter RVing

Winter RVing
It's not too late to find the perfect RV for winter RVing! The Battle Creek Camper & RV show is coming to the Kellogg Arena March 7-10.

Whether the peacefulness of snow covered campgrounds, cabin fever, or the joy of traveling in your RV takes you out during the winter months, it is important to keep these important tips in mind. Here are a few precautionary steps to make sure that your RV is travel ready, and continues to stay that way:

Preparing your RV
Sit down before your trip and make preparation lists before you strike out on the road. Will your water heater, gas system, or furnace be in working order on your trip? Does your RV have a broken seal causing winter air to creep in? Freezing at a campground is not the time to find out! Whether you store your RV after the summer months, or park it close by, make sure to do a systems check or take it into your favorite service center to ensure your unit is in tip top shape. Taking time before your trip can save you money and hardship while you're on the road.

Comfortable travel in your RV
Ever been passed on the road during a snowstorm by someone driving like a maniac and thought to yourself, "Well, that's an accident waiting to happen!" Don't let bad winter weather endanger yourself, your family, or other travelers. If the roads or weather start to take a turn for the worst, slow it down and take your time. Think of your RV as your home on wheels, and do not expect it to be able to plow through anything. While RVs have come a long way in stability and handling on the roads, it is important to stay in control and safe in bad weather. When the worst weather hits, pull off to a safe parking lot or rest area, grab your cards, your family, and possibly other delayed RVers and have some fun while you wait!

The do's and don'ts of heating
Staying warm during the winter months is always a concern, inside or outside an RV. Coats, gloves and boots are no brainers when it comes to staying warm while out exploring. If your RV furnace is not performing to your liking, other options are available to stay warm inside. Catalytic heaters or a hydronic heating system are both acceptable choices to heating an RV. The important thing every RVer must keep in mind is that most heaters require oxygen to work. Make sure that your heater and RV are well vented to avoid any fire or carbon monoxide related accidents. Smart heating is always best!

Trying to plan your exciting winter adventure? You can find dealers, service centers, and campgrounds by using our NEW clickable map! Happy winter travels!

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