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Tips to safely drive your RV, 5th Wheel, Travel Trailer, Mobile Clinic

Importance of an RV Pre-trip Inspection

Once again, I was reminded yesterday of the importance of doing a Pre-Trip Inspection. To review, the Pre-Trip always begins in the engine compartment, checking fluids, belts, hoses and underneath the engine for signs of leaks. Next is the light check, clearance lights, turn signals, hazards,...

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Making a right hand turn in an RV without hitting the curb

One problem many new RV drivers have is making right-hand turns without hitting the curb. There are a couple of real easy tricks professional drivers use to make sure they DO NOT hit a corner. One is to make sure the vehicle is close to the lane line on the left side of your vehicle when setting...

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What is the DLIS fuse and what is the BCM?

Recently I replaced my ’04 PT Cruiser Toad with a new Chevy Sonic and to put it mildly, I can’t believe all the technology changes that have taken place in the past ten years! Before towing the first time I read the recommended procedures: When you turn the key and put the ignition in the accessory...

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Parallel parking in your RV is easy!

When you sign up for RV Boot Camp you will learn the four basic driving skills that every commercial driver in North America MUST be able to do in order to obtain their CDL, including Parallel Parking.  On more than one occasion I’ve been asked, “Why do I need to know how to parallel park?”...

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RV safety pre-check your tires

Before starting on any trip remember your ride is all about your tires so if for some reason they are not in good condition, you could be by the side of the road watching traffic go by.  The three things you should be checking in your pre-trip tire inspection are I, C, D:I – is for Inflation,...

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What To Do Before You Move

This past Friday I had a call and it went something like this... “Hello Gary, I think we need your services!”  This always means only one thing; someone has had an accident with their RV or Mobile Clinic.  (For those of you not familiar with Mobile Clinics, they’re just RV’s with medical...

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