Monthly Archives: November 2017

Installing New Window Shades in your RV

 Our friends Mark and Dawn Polk from RV Education 101 show us how relatively easy it is for you to install some new roller shades in your RV. As you’ll see, with just a little time you can transform your current window treatment to a roller shade system. Or if you already have roller…
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Top 10 Campground Connections from RV Education 101

Reliable Campground Connections As many of you are well aware, not all RVs or campgrounds are created equal and so, being able to get your electricity and other utilities hooked up, could be a challenge if you’re not prepared. This week, Mark and Dawn Polk from RV Education 101 show us their ‘Top 10 List’…
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Review of the Lance 1475 Travel Trailer

Lance Camper 1475 Lance Camper started building truck campers way back in 1965 and has always had the reputation of turning out some of the best designed and highest quality truck campers anywhere. A few years back, Lance decided to get into the small travel trailer market and did so with the same goals in…
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Keeping Your RV Looking New

Let’s face it, an RV is a sizable investment and keeping it looking good and in good condition only makes sense. This week Mark and Dawn Polk from RV Education 101 show us their tips and secrets on how to clean your RV so it keeps looking new for years.
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Starcraft GPS, Cooking Gadgets, and Installing Shades

2018 Starcraft GPS Travel Trailer 2018 looks like a banner year for new, exciting RVs both in the motorized and towable categories. This isn’t always the case. This is the time of year we cover the RV industry trade shows where RV companies launch their new or reworked models for the upcoming year. And yes….…
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Amish Country of Intercourse, PA – an RV Destination

We left Massachusetts and headed west pulling our new little home behind us. Our second night found us at the Beacon Hill Campground in Intercourse, PA. New England has such lush lovely countryside and the county of Lancaster, PA also enjoys this. Our second Facebook Live update for this trip was from our nice campsite…
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Review of the Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser

There’s a trend that’s been going on for some time now, but for a while it sort of flew under the radar. It's called the “retro look”. Now it’s no longer flying under the radar but front and center in just about anything you see these days, including RVs.

Why just a few years ago vintage looking retro trailers were only being built by smaller, specialty RV manufacturers. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find any major manufacturer who isn’t building at least one retro model trailer. In other words, Retro is hot.

Here, Jeff Johnston takes out a new Gulf Stream Coach retro-model trailer called the Vintage Cruiser, which, by the way, has become one of Gulf Stream's hottest lines. As Jeff often does when he reviews RVs, he took a Vintage Cruiser for an extended weekend review and was pleasingly surprised with this light-weight trailer.

The design harkens back to the fifties both in its exterior and interior design, only these beauties have all the 21st century technology you’d expect in a modern RV. The Vintage Cruiser series is available from 17 – 23-feet in length. The company now offers a new model with bunks for the kids or grandparents. Check out Jeff’s review and who knows, maybe one of these may be in your driveway soon.

RV Destination Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Lakes camprground

Leave it to John DiPietro to find an RV destination that has so much to offer. Really… Myrtle Beach has so many attractions and things going on to satisfy anyone, but then when you add staying at the Ocean Lake Family Campground, it almost becomes overload.

Ocean Lakes is big, and I mean big. It encompasses 310 acres, has 29-miles of paved roads and 859 camping and RV sites. Then there’s the huge water park with 68,000 feet of pool deck, tube slides and adventure river.

Special Guest at Myrtle Beach

With a campground this big, getting around is a serious consideration. While some people walk and some have bikes, many choose to rent one of the parks 905 electric golf cars. (Which is a story in itself as you’ll see in the show.)

Gulf cart parade

Each Sunday morning at 6:30am the park holds a sunrise mass right along the beach, with around 2,500 people attending.

Outside the park, Myrtle Beach is an oasis of fun and activity with dozens of restaurants, entertainment facilities and shopping. The best way to get a real idea of what this area has to offer is to watch the story. For more information on Ocean Lakes Family Campground visit:

Time for a new RV Refrigerator?

 Time for a New RV Refrigerator? I’m sure this story line has played numerous times with many folks. You get up one morning or come back to your RV after a day out and your RV refrigerator has decided, ‘it was time to check out’… In most cases, your frig probably had quite a…
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