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DIY RV Tire Care Tips Published

Pedata RV Center publishes do-it-yourself tire maintenance tips in the form of a video. The video shows how easy it is to take just a few minutes and check tires for pressure, damage and wear which could help an RV stay on the road and out of the service department.

Phoenix, AZ  April 6, 2009:  Proper tire maintenance is important for any vehicle. And because Motorhomes are generally some of the larger vehicles on the road, good tire maintenance becomes even more important. The Pedata RV service video outlines 3 things to look for when examining your RV tires yourself:

1. RV Tire Pressure Check - Begin with checking the tire pressure of all the RV tires. Locate the valve stem, remove the cap and check the pressure with your tire pressure gauge. The pressure that is needed on your tire will be listed on the actual tire for example "85 PSI Cold". A "cold tire" reading means you checked the tire after it had enough time to cool, or hadn't been driven on recently. A cold tire should provide a very accurate PSI reading. A "hot tire" reading would occur if you were checking a recently driven on tire. Climate also plays a part. In a hotter environment you want to drop about 5 pounds from the recommended tire pressure on each tire because tires do heat up a lot and gain pressure driving down the road. Another big tip about tire pressure is if it is not set properly you are going to use more fuel, which now days is extremely important. Therefore be sure to maintain the proper pressure in each tire.

2. RV Tire Sidewall Check - Check for any cracks or any tire wear if maybe you rubbed or hit a curb. Some cracking is normal but deep or heavy cracking is not normal, you will need to get the tired checked and possibly replaced.

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John Stewart

Motorhomes: Making the Right Decision

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The process of choosing your motorhome can be very exciting but it is also too easy to make a mistake. There is certainly a lot to think about when choosing your motorhome and mistakes can be costly. Here are a few things to consider and some vital hints and tips to make the process as easy as possible.

North Newbald, UK (PRWEB) February 5, 2009 -- So you're thinking of buying a motorhome? The process of choosing your motorhome can be very exciting but it is also too easy to make a mistake. There is certainly a lot to think about when choosing your motorhome and mistakes can be costly. Here are a few things to consider and some vital hints and tips to make the process as easy as possible.

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1. Size.
How many people will be using your motorhome? It is not always better to go for more berth if only two people will predominantly use the motorhome. The use of the home is also important when considering size. As a rule of thumb, the longer a motorhome is in one location then the longer it can be, if you are regularly moving around then a smaller motorhome would be more suitable due to maneuverability and fuel consumption. Remember, the size of motorhomes varies considerably, but the amount of living space can always be increased by awnings and canopies.

2. Cost.
It is important to set yourself a budget for your motorhome and stick to it. Cost varies according to a number of features, the most obvious being the berth. However, berth is not the only factor which affects price, motorhomes are not just vehicles, they are mobile homes and as such are fitted with kitchens, plumbing and electrical systems. The standard of these fittings varies widely and it is important to consider how often and how long you will use spend in the motorhome, if you plan to regularly spend long periods of time in the home then it is worth paying extra for quality fixtures and fittings.

3. Private or Dealership.
It is always advisable to purchase used motorhomes from a dealership. Although private sellers may offer an unbeatable bargain you should always be weary of an offer which seems too good to be true, the motorhome may be in poor condition or even stolen. Dealerships can offer warranties on used motorhomes and services to ensure they are in top condition as well as expert aftercare.

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John Stewart

New Damon Coach and Workhorse Chassis Boost Fuel Efficiency 70 Percent

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The first significant answer to the market need for better fuel economy with Class A (bus style) motor homes will be launched at the annual Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey, Pa., Sept. 10 to 14 (public days) at the HERSHEYPARK® Entertainment Complex - GIANT Center℠.

Union City, Ind. (Vocus/PRWEB) August 28, 2008 -- The first significant answer to the market need for better fuel economy with Class A (bus style) motor homes will be launched at the annual Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey, Pa., Sept. 10 to 14 (public days) at the HERSHEYPARK® Entertainment Complex - GIANT Center℠.

The show will introduce all-new Avanti (which means "forward" in Italian) from Damon Motor Coach (Booth 513), the first motor home to be built on the W16D front-engine diesel platform from Workhorse Custom Chassis. The W16D is a 16,000 lb. GVWR diesel powered platform that is both lower and narrower than traditional class A motor home chassis, enabling lower, sleeker motor home body designs.

The initial Avanti model is 31 ½ feet long and designed to be a more fuel efficient and easier-to-drive Class A motor home. Combining a sleek, low-to-the-ground, aerodynamic design with the re-engineered Workhorse chassis, the Avanti is expected to achieve up to 70 percent better fuel economy than comparable Class A motor homes, based on internal test results.

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John Stewart

RV Education 101 Offers Fifteen Instructional DVDs for RV Owners

RV Education 101's focus is on educating the RV consumer

Fayetteville, NC  August 6, 2008 -- RV Education 101, founded in 1999 by Mark and Dawn Polk, released its fifteenth instructional DVD to assist in educating RV owners. Mark Polk, the producer and host of the video series said, "I think we finally covered the entire gamut of RV ownership. We started this company because of the lack of information available to the RV consumer on how to use and maintain their RV's. After nearly ten years of producing videos we have instructional DVD's on every facet of the RV experience." Polk, who is also the author of the bestselling book "The RV Book" offers a free monthly RV newsletter at www.rveducation101.com He said, "Buying an RV is a major investment and a new RVer can be overwhelmed when just starting out, nothing will ruin a trip or a vacation quicker than not understanding how to properly use and maintain your RV. This is where the RV training videos fill such a valuable need."

DVD Titles in the RV Education 101 library include: Travel Trailer/5th Wheel, Class A Motorhomes, Class C Motorhomes, Pop up 101, RV Care & Maintenance, RV Campground Basics, EZ RV Upgrades, Deep Cycle Batteries, RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories, Winterizing & Storing your RV, Towing Behind your Motorhome, Trailer Towing, RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks, Recommended RV Essential items and Drive your Motorhome Like a Pro. Polk stated, "To simplify selecting which DVD titles the consumer needs we created DVD box sets. Not only does this eliminate the guess work as to which titles should go together, but we save the RV consumer a significant amount of money with the DVD box set discounts we offer.

Dawn Polk added, "We aren't just in business to sell DVD's, we also offer a great deal of free information to help educate RVers on our two primary web sites. Mark offers numerous RV related articles and tips on our site at www.rvuniversity.com and we have free RV video tips posted on our www.rveducation101.com site. Our goal at RV Education 101 is simple; to help RVer's until they are comfortable operating and using their RV and to make their entire RV experience safe, fun and stress free."

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