Show 2019-25

Normandy Farms Campground, Installing RV Solid Steps and a Retractable Screen Door 


On this week’s show, Mark Polk explains the various categories and differences in RVs. If you’re looking to buy your first RV, knowing what type is right for you should be your first consideration.

Then Jeff Johnston is always looking for new cool RV stuff that not only looks and seems great but actually works. This week, he shows us the EZStor Hitch that meets all his criteriaband then some.

And I’m sure at least half of you, if not more, watching this show own pets and include them in all of your RV-ing activities. And our own Michelle Fontaine is no exception. Later in the show, Michelle visits with Angelia Peterson, brand manager of Highland Ridge RV, and checks out a new pet friendly fifth-wheel trailer.


Normandy Farms Campground

Let’s catch up with Marcia Galvin of Normandy Farms Campground.

Marcia Galvin: You came on a weekend that we’re having a big rally, so there’s lots of stuff going on out there. But I’m going to bump you back a little bit and tell you about the history of Normandy Farms. 

We’re currently on the ninth generation of Daniels family. We have 100 acres. It started out with 53 acres. And over the course of years and years, it grew to be 100 acres. We’re going to be celebrating 260 years of ownership in 2021.


RV Solid Step Installation

Installation of a Solid Step from Lippert Components

Solid Steps from Lippert ComponentsJeff Johnston: People have been climbing in and out of RVs pretty much the same way for 40 or 50 years. These collapsible, foldaway steps have been kind of the de facto standard on RVs for a long time, and they work. But there is a better alternative today. Sometimes, these can be a little bit on the wobbly side. You feel a little but unsteady, especially for someone who weighs a little bit more like me. The new solution that is now on the market is a fantastic piece of gear that gives you a solid, secure way to climb in and out of an RV. It’s something that the industry has needed for a long time, and let’s take a closer look at it.

Installing RV Screen Door - Plisse Doors

RV How To's

Installing a Retractable Screen Door

Hi, I’m Mark Polk with RV Education 101, and today, we’re doing an RV DIY project. At a trade show we attended, I was walking through a new RV, and I noticed it had a retractable screen door. 

The screen conveniently slides open or closed, and it’s stored out of the way when not in use. When we returned home, I researched retractable screen doors for RVs.