Choosing the Right Classic Boat Loan for You

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Is there anything better than a day on the water? Kicking back on the deck of your own boat with a chilled beverage in hand, alone or with your favorite people. Enjoying a homemade lunch to the tune of birds overhead and waves lapping at the hull. It’s safe to say that the answer is, no, there is nothing better than ...

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How to Choose the Best Boat For Your Favorite Water Activities

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Getting out on the water is one of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather. There is nothing like getting away from it all, including dry land, and exploring the many waterways both far and close to home. Buying your own boat allows you to have as many opportunities as you want to enjoy the water. If you are ready to ...

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Buying an RV is a big investment, which can make it a complicated process. With the right information, however, it doesn’t have to be. Here are seven common mistakes that first-time RV buyers often make. By avoiding these missteps, you can have an enjoyable buying experience and ultimately get paired with an RV that you can enjoy for many years ...

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Does A Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer Fit Your Needs?

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Fifth wheel travel trailers are one of the most popular types of campers on the road. Wondering if a fifth wheel camper will meet your needs? Read on for information on the benefits and drawbacks of this type of camper. What is a Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer? There are two types of campers: motorized and towable. Motorized campers, sometimes called motorhomes, have ...

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If you're in the market to buy a used travel trailer, there are a few things you should know before you sign on the dotted line. Here is a list of dos and don'ts that will set you up to drive happily into the sunset for years to come! DO Decide What Is Non-Negotiable There are so many wonderful options available in ...

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Motorcyclists are a special breed, especially those who want to take cross-country motorcycle vacations. Any of the 10 motorcycle trips below can be ridden as an overnight trip or can be the start of a longer adventure. Numbers 8 through 10 are focused on taking a week or more. 1. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia This 469-mile US National Parkway ...

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Grand Canyon RV Parks: The Perfect RV Trip to the Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon is one of the most impressive landscapes in the world. Formed by the erosive powers of the Colorado River over millions of years, the Grand Canyon stretches for 277 miles through northwest Arizona. At some points, the canyon is a mile deep and 19 miles across. ...

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Tax Deductions for RV Owners

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When you bought an RV, you thought you were buying a lifestyle. You’d travel, wear cashmere and boat shoes, and call everyone younger than you “Skip.” Joking aside, there is a certain wanderlust that attracts a lot of different people to traveling in RVs. On top of all the other benefits that come from RV ownership, you’re also entitled to ...

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The Ultimate Guide: Types Of RVs

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Choosing an RV can be a remarkably overwhelming process, what with so many different kinds and class types. With the help of this guide, you’ll have no problem choosing the best recreational vehicle for a lifetime of adventures. In this comprehensive review, you’ll learn the answers to these common questions: What are the different types of RV trailers and classes? What ...

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Sell Your Boat: How to Sell a Boat Fast

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Selling a boat is a bittersweet moment - unless, of course, you’re buying a new boat. But either way, selling your current boat can quickly become a headache if you don’t go about the process the right way. The most important thing to do is to sell your boat as quickly as possible. The longer it sits, the longer it ...

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Buying an RV opens up an entirely new world of vacations. The hassle of hotel reservations, small rooms with bad A/C, and out-of-the-way cheap dives are gone now that you’re driving around in living quarters nicer than your average American motel room. But not every RV trip has to be a cross-country tour to America’s national parks or something like ...

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5 Helpful Tips for Buying a Pontoon Boat

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Interested in buying a pontoon boat? It can be a good investment for recreational fun and family bonding. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the pontoon boat, including 5 buyer tips. What is a Pontoon Boat? A Pontoon Boat is often flat and large, providing ample space for guests, storage, and a great time. What makes this boat unique ...

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We believe that the best RV trips involve fantastic food. Getting a taste of different cities, and what they have to offer, is perhaps one of the greatest perks to RV travel, wouldn’t you agree? We’ve scoured the most popular foodie blogs and travel guides for the 17 best food destinations in the USA from the west to the east coast! ...

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Deciding to own an RV isn’t just a purchase, it’s a lifestyle decision. It sets you free to explore anywhere the road can take you while at the same time keeping many of the comforts of home close by. As anyone who has purchased an RV can tell you, owning a motorhome brings a whole new set of sights, sounds, ...

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Loading a horse trailer can be one of the most dangerous parts of owning a horse. It is an experience that is often scary, confusing, and disorienting, and that could be said for both the horse and the owner. Injuries to both horses and handlers are possible if the process is mishandled. Additionally, a horse that is incorrectly loaded can ...

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  Owning an RV is a great way to live life on the road while still enjoying the comforts of home. Time spent in your motorhome should be enjoyed, not worrying. Nevertheless, the possibility of something going wrong can be intimidating, especially for those who might be traveling in an RV for the first time. We have put together a few RV safety ...

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  You’ve made the decision to take advantage of the RV travel experience. Congratulations! All the joys and adventures of the open road await. So, what do I need to know before I embark on my RV adventure? This article will walk you through some common emotional experiences that occur for new RVers and five effective tips to help you navigate your ...

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Horse Trailer Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

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The horse is a symbol of the American spirit and the western frontier. As of 2012, approximately 1.75 million American households own an average of 2.7 horses. This adds up to millions of horses requiring safe transportation to shows, breeding facilities, tracks, parks, barns, sales, moves, and more. As anyone who has spent even a small amount of time driving knows, ...

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RV Maintenance: What You Need to Know

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The RV lifestyle offers freedom and the promise of exploring the country (or beyond) on your own terms. There are endless opportunities for adventure and bonding with family and loved ones. Often, the best part of owning an RV is that you never quite know what to expect. However, if you fail to perform regular maintenance on your RV, you might ...

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RV Living: How to Adjust to RV Life

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RV Living: How to Adjust to RV Life Sometimes you choose the RV life—sometimes it chooses you. If the open road is calling and you’re considering trading in your home for a house on wheels, then a host of adventures await. (And RV living isn’t only for retirees and empty-nesters anymore; there are newlyweds and even families choosing to live life on ...

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Boat Insurance 101: What Does It Cover?

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Boat Insurance 101: What Does It Cover? The water has something to offer everyone. You might love being on the open ocean where you can see the curve of the planet, or you enjoy kicking back in a small boat on a lake with a fishing line in the water. And then there are those who enjoy watersports--water skiing, jet skis, ...

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There’s nothing quite like the freedom to hop in your RV and go wherever the road might take you. But if you’re thinking about taking the leap to becoming an RV owner, here are a few considerations to help you pick the right one for you and your family. 1. The Purpose of Your RV Are you hoping to road trip ...

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Motorcycle Safety: 10 Must Knows When Riding Your Bike

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When many of us think of reasons why someone would get a motorcycle, dreamy thoughts of freedom and rebelliousness often spring to mind. While there’s no discounting that type of motivation, I think you’ll agree with me when I say that motorcycle ownership has so much more to it. In fact, there are many practical reasons for getting a motorcycle, ...

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Boat Safety For New Owners

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Owning a new boat is fun, but it's also a big responsibility. Boat owners who don't know what they're doing are a danger to themselves and others. The following advice will help you and your friends and family enjoy the new boat safely whether you are a first-time owner or have had a few under your belt but should refresh ...

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Summer is in full swing, which means plenty of families are traveling out of town on vacation. While some may opt for a car or plane or maybe even a boat, an RV or motorhome is a great option to turn a simple holiday into an event. Using a mobile home to travel across the country on a road trip ...

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Keeping Horse Trailers Cool In Summer Months

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Summer months are often the busiest time of year for horse owners. This typically involves a great deal of travel. Excessive heat can wreak havoc on a horse's health, especially if the horse is already unwell. Even sick horses may need to be transported during summer, although it isn't recommended. Ensuring that your trailer remains as cool as possible during travel ...

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Motorcycle Comparison - Road Trip Bikes

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What could be better than the thought of going on a road trip with a motorcycle? Imagine the wind flowing, the bike running at full speed, and the beautiful scenery passing you by. To ensure that you have a roadblock-free trip, you should make sure to find the right bike for your road trip needs. Dual-sport Bike Versus Touring Bikes As you ...

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Fishing Boat Ownership - What to Know When Buying

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The weather is warming up all across the nation, and if you are like many anglers, you can't wait to get out on the water. Getting ready for fishing season and taking the big step and purchasing your first boat or preparing to upgrade your current one is an exciting time. And whether you're new to boat ownership or are ...

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How to Drive Defensively in Your New RV

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Choosing to get an RV, whether a permanent buy or a temporary rent, is a big decision that can change your life. The freedom of the open road is intoxicating, but can also be risky. All new RV drivers should prepare themselves by learning defensive driving skills that can protect them on their adventures.   Learning How to Drive an RV Many people ...

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5th Wheel Campers vs Motorhomes

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Deciding on RV ownership is not an easy task. Between 5th wheel campers and motorhome, there is a lot to consider. With such a big purchase, the most important things to consider is: how will one of these two fill the needs of your situation or family? With many things that make up the right answer for the decision, let's ...

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What To Look For in Your New Horse Trailer

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Whether you are in the market for your first horse trailer loan or just looking to upgrade your current one, choosing the right trailer is essential for your horse's comfort and safety. With so many trailers on the market today, trailer shopping can seem overwhelming. We've put together a list of things to look for when you're choosing your horse's ...

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Is RV Use On The Rise?

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Members of the Baby Boomer generation are currently reaching retirement age in record numbers. This generation is living longer and enjoying better lives than their counterparts of any time in human history. They actively engage with life rather than just sitting out their retirement years in stagnation and boredom. Now, developing interests they didn't have time for when they immersed ...

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Purchasing a vehicle of any type takes a lot of planning and research. However, when you are looking at a recreational vehicle, you are also looking at something similar to a home loan. The loans are more complicated, so you want to make sure you consider the type of loans available to you. The repayment terms and benefits (if this is ...

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Keeping a good credit score is something we all want to maintain, and with a little bit of common sense and financial knowledge, it can be done. When discussing RV refinancing, the most common question on people's minds is whether it will affect their credit score. The short answer is yes it can, but how much depends on where your ...

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First Time Boat Owner Essentials

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Congratulations on being a new boat owner! Whether you use your new purchase for racing, fishing, or just lounging about, boat ownership is all about enjoying your leisure time. As you probably already know, boats are a lot of work, but you get out of them what you put in. Having the right equipment is important, not just for fun, ...

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  Vacations can be a great time for family members to bond with each other. Taking a trip with an RV can eliminate the cost of staying in hotels and encourage spending more time with nature, but it also comes with additional responsibilities. Road trips can be stressful, especially if you overbook your plans (as this prompts rushing). An RV trip ...

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Perhaps you're thinking of purchasing a motorhome for that perfect vacation that you've always wanted. Or maybe you own one and you're thinking about upgrading. No matter what the reason, the decision to purchase a new motorhome must be made with care. That's why we've compiled this list of the differences between the three major classes of motorhomes, known as ...

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Should I Refinance My RV?

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The joy of owning an RV is indescribable. The freedom of the open road alone is priceless. After a while, however, the refinancing option appeals to an RV owner because of better interest rates at the time or changing circumstances that happen to us all. For example, in the beginning of a loan commitment, many choose a shorter time and ...

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Top Rated RV Parks Across the U.S.

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Many people prefer to travel on the open road and explore the U.S. in a comfortable RV that offers a high level of comfort and amenities. RV parks are scattered throughout the country for those who want to stop and visit a new location during their trip. For those who want to enjoy their travels at the best RV parks ...

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Are Driverless Motorhomes in Our Future?

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Self-driving or driverless vehicles may sound like something from a sci-fi movie, but they're not. They're truly a possibility for future technology, and some automakers are working to make them a reality as well. However, there's a misconception that only cars and trucks will be driverless. Driverless technology is being applied to other types of vehicles, including and especially RVs or ...

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Checklist for Winterizing Your Boat

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  Owning a boat requires some maintenance work. The most common maintenance is winterizing a boat, which can be tedious, but it's an important task to ensure your boat has longevity and a good launch in the spring. Taking time now to do it correctly will also save you money in service bills later. Fuels can freeze, causing cracks and ice can ...

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How to Keep Riding Your Motorcycle In The Winter

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You probably know this, but a warm rider is far safer on the road than those who find themselves frozen solid from the winter chill. When you are too cold on your motorcycle, the weather tends to force shivering, exhaustion, even confusion in the rider. It can be dangerous and downright deadly, unfortunately. To continue riding through the winter, here ...

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How To Finance RV Smart

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RV Financing Tips: Your RV is an investment and you want to think about the monthly payment and how it will affect my monthly expense.   1. Understand your credit score before you go to the dealership There are avenues to get an RV loan even if you have pretty bad credit-you'll just pay a higher interest rate.  It is important for you to ...

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Rise in Popularity of the Airstream Line of RVs

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Owning an RV have been a part of the American landscape for years, and they are only growing more popular through their versatility and features. One deluxe brand that has caught the eye of many and is available internationally is Airstream. Airstream USA actually started long before the official company itself when its founder, Wally Byam, pitched a tent in ...

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Horse Trailer Safety

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If you have just purchased your first horse trailer, then you need to learn to drive it safely. Even if you have pulled a horse trailer a thousand miles, reviewing the basics on a regular basis is a great way to make sure that you stay alert. After all, your life and the life of your horses may depend on ...

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Newest Touring Motorcycles

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This year is an extremely exciting time for motorcycle enthusiasts. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just now looking into motorcycle financing, a touring bike is perfect for long-distance traveling. Here are some of the most talked about models in the class. Can-Am Spyder If you are looking for a bike that is secure and easy to handle, the new Can-Am ...

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Benefits of an RV Extended Service Plan

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With many RVs costing over $100k, for most people who buy an RV, it will be the second largest purchase that they will ever make, with their home typically being the first. When making a purchase of an item as expensive as an RV, it makes a lot of sense to consider the additional purchase of an extended service plan. ...

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The Rise of the Recreational Vehicle

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  Whether your RV plans are just for vacations and weekend travel or if you're planning a life on the road, RVs are a great way to see the country on your schedule. For retired folks, RV living cuts down on expenses, property taxes, and maintenance due to today's competitive loan and RV refinancing rates. For working people who can do ...

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Must-Visit RV Camps in the United States

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  More and more people are abandoning their traditional vacation plans for RV trips. It's understandable, an RV lets you travel the country in style while saving money on hotel costs, in favor of affordable, scenic campsites. However, not all camps are created equal. Here are just a few of the "must-visit" RV camps in the United States that you can ...

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  If you are shopping for cars, RVs, motorcycles, boats, and more, then you are probably hearing terms like NADA value. You may be wondering how it will affect your car, boat or RV loan. Once you understand the basics of the NADA value, then it's easy to see how it can positively affect your loan. What is NADA? NADA is the National ...

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  For people who have an RV, life does not get any better than driving down the open road to the next destination. Literally a home on four wheels, an RV can let folks see the country while still enjoying the comforts of home. However, as with any motor vehicle, having the proper insurance coverage is a necessity. When it comes ...

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Most Popular Family Boats

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  Now that the warm weather has come, thoughts about enjoyable family times out on the water come to the forefront of many people's minds. Times spent with family boating can create memories that will last a lifetime. People looking to purchase a new boat with the whole family's interests in mind should consider the type of boat that would be most ...

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  When you are wanting to buy an RV, there are several steps to take care of before you apply for a loan. The first step is to ensure your extra bills are paid off. This is something you should probably start at least a year prior to applying for an RV loan. Paying off extra bills will lower your monthly ...

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RV Traveling: Save Money & Travel Well

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  If you love to travel and are looking for ways to save money on your trips, consider using an RV or a camper for added comfort, convenience, and cost-saving options. Over time, hotel fees combined with eating out can add up. Given enough time, everyone gets sick of the traditional continental breakfast served by most hotels. Using hotels also restrict ...

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Different Types of Motorcycle Helmets

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  For sport or street motorcycle riders, a well-constructed, safety rated motorcycle helmet can have a significant impact on accident survival rates. Forget fads and fashions when choosing a helmet. What matters is the degree of practical protection it offers. There are a number of helmet types to choose from, as sport and street riding can have differing requirements for optimum ...

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As winter starts to fade away and the warm weather of spring arrives, many bikers will be hitting the open road. But even seasoned bikers often forget to bring essential items with them. This mistake might cause a slight annoyance but could also result in a significant set-backs for your trip. For example, you don't want to end up on ...

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Must Have Fishing Applications

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As one of the most popular pastimes for many individuals, fishing involves a combination of relaxation and skill. Whether or not you want to brush up on your knots, gain insight on new fishing tips, or just find special places for engaging in this sport, there is an abundance of mobile applications available to help. Let's look at the top ...

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Horse Trailer: Tips for Purchases

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Buying a horse trailer is a big decision. After making this decision, you need to choose the trailer that is right for you and your horse. With all of the different types and styles of trailers on the market, it can be hard to determine which one to buy. Here you will find some tips that will help you determine ...

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Motorhome vs. RV - Which Is the Best for Me?

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  As someone who has always loved traveling, the thought of purchasing a Recreational Vehicle or a motorhome has always been appealing. In years' past, I would happily traipse through shows held at malls and in parking lots to see the latest models and amenities while imagining myself living in them. Window shopping is fun; purchasing requires a bit more thought ...

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Owning a motorcycle can be an awesome adventure filled with fun and challenging rides on curvy and scenic roads. Whether you prefer a touring bike, a trike, or different style, the following five blogs offer riding tips, routes, and travel advice you may find useful. Pat Henderson's Life and Motorcycle Travels Blog Pat Henderson writes a blog about her husband (Andy) and ...

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Making Motorhomes Greener

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  The recreational vehicle industry was struggling for a time. In the last few years, however, it has seen record numbers of consumers purchasing everything from pop-up travel trailers to giant Class A motorcoaches. Fifth-wheels with slide outs that make them bigger than many luxury apartments have become very popular among snowbirds and oil & gas industry workers that travel to ...

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What to Look For in Your New RV

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  Buying a new car can often be a trying affair. One has to consider the myriad comparable features like pricing, MPG, physical features, brand, and much more. Now take that complexity and multiply it by 10; that would put you in the process of buying a new RV. While not quite as extensive as a home purchase, the RV nonetheless has ...

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Helpful Links

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RV RV Association :Recreational Vehicle Industry Association RV USA: is your online RV guide to everything RV including RV's for sale, new RV's for sale, Used RVs for sale, RV classifieds, RV Dealers, RV Rentals etc... RVT : Find or sell new or used RV by owner or dealer Your RV Lifestyle : Information and advice for the novice or ...

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Best Boat Shows in the U.S.

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  Boat shows are events that offer boating lovers the chance to tour some of the latest designs and models by boat manufacturers. Additionally, these events offer boat enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase the latest boating accessories and supplies, marine electronics, boating apparel, and nautical gifts. For information about some of the best boat shows in the U.S, see the list ...

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How to Plan Your Cross-Country Motorcycle Trip across The U.S

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Taking a cross-country motorcycle trip can be a fantastic adventure. It can give you the opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds, and people all over the country in way no other kind of trip can. It's something you can tell your children and grandchildren about for years to come. To get the most out of the trip, take the time ...

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Top Five Essentials for Any RVing Trip

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Whether your RVing trip is just across town or to the other side of the country, the enjoyment is far superior to roughing it. If you're going to purchase an RV to travel in is similar to the other ones on the road today, it is a portable house with a full kitchen, bedroom, and living room all self-contained in ...

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The Top 5 Beachfront RV Camping Spots

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  Millions of RVers set out to enjoy the oceans and lakes of North America every year. From the Pacific to the Atlantic, and everywhere in between, there is plenty of ground to cover.   Crystal Cove State Park Sitting high up on a bluff overlooking the beautiful sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, Crystal Cove State Park is a California oasis that RVers ...

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After a season of traveling and enjoying the open road, it's time to winterize your recreational vehicles. While this isn't the most enjoyable aspect of owning a motorhome, it is necessary to make sure it will be in top condition when the time comes to start traveling again in the spring. The following is a step by step checklist to make ...

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  What better way to spend the holidays than with the ones that you love? If you're wondering how you'll enjoy this winter season with your family, why not consider the possibility of an RV road trip? There's simply something about the thrill and excitement of being out on the open road that really brings families together. Renting or purchasing a motorhome ...

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RV Financing Basics

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In today's market, most potential RV buyers have to rely on financing in order to obtain the RV they are interested in. If you are looking for a new or used RV and plan to get an RV loan to pay for your purchase the following guidelines can be helpful.   The Basics Choose the Type of RV and price range you want ...

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Boat Loan Availability

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The Economy is still weak. The US economy still has not fully rebounded and this has forced many changes in the recreational lending world. Boats and other recreational vehicles are not viewed by banks as a necessity the same way they view a home loan or auto loan. Boats and RV's are considered luxury items and face much stricter underwriting guidelines. ...

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Choosing the Right Classic Boat Loan for You

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Is there anything better than a day on the water? Kicking back on the deck of your own boat with a chilled beverage in hand, alone or with your favorite people. Enjoying a homemade lunch to the tune of birds overhead and waves lapping at the hull. It’s safe to say that the answer is, no, there is nothing better than ...

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How to Choose the Best Boat For Your Favorite Water Activities

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Getting out on the water is one of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather. There is nothing like getting away from it all, including dry land, and exploring the many waterways both far and close to home. Buying your own boat allows you to have as many opportunities as you want to enjoy the water. If you are ready to ...

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Sell Your Boat: How to Sell a Boat Fast

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Selling a boat is a bittersweet moment - unless, of course, you’re buying a new boat. But either way, selling your current boat can quickly become a headache if you don’t go about the process the right way. The most important thing to do is to sell your boat as quickly as possible. The longer it sits, the longer it ...

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5 Helpful Tips for Buying a Pontoon Boat

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Interested in buying a pontoon boat? It can be a good investment for recreational fun and family bonding. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the pontoon boat, including 5 buyer tips. What is a Pontoon Boat? A Pontoon Boat is often flat and large, providing ample space for guests, storage, and a great time. What makes this boat unique ...

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Boat Safety For New Owners

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Owning a new boat is fun, but it's also a big responsibility. Boat owners who don't know what they're doing are a danger to themselves and others. The following advice will help you and your friends and family enjoy the new boat safely whether you are a first-time owner or have had a few under your belt but should refresh ...

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Fishing Boat Ownership - What to Know When Buying

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The weather is warming up all across the nation, and if you are like many anglers, you can't wait to get out on the water. Getting ready for fishing season and taking the big step and purchasing your first boat or preparing to upgrade your current one is an exciting time. And whether you're new to boat ownership or are ...

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First Time Boat Owner Essentials

Posted in Boat Finance & Boat Loans

Congratulations on being a new boat owner! Whether you use your new purchase for racing, fishing, or just lounging about, boat ownership is all about enjoying your leisure time. As you probably already know, boats are a lot of work, but you get out of them what you put in. Having the right equipment is important, not just for fun, ...

Continue Reading

Checklist for Winterizing Your Boat

Posted in Boat Finance & Boat Loans

  Owning a boat requires some maintenance work. The most common maintenance is winterizing a boat, which can be tedious, but it's an important task to ensure your boat has longevity and a good launch in the spring. Taking time now to do it correctly will also save you money in service bills later. Fuels can freeze, causing cracks and ice can ...

Continue Reading

Most Popular Family Boats

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  Now that the warm weather has come, thoughts about enjoyable family times out on the water come to the forefront of many people's minds. Times spent with family boating can create memories that will last a lifetime. People looking to purchase a new boat with the whole family's interests in mind should consider the type of boat that would be most ...

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Must Have Fishing Applications

Posted in Boat Finance & Boat Loans

As one of the most popular pastimes for many individuals, fishing involves a combination of relaxation and skill. Whether or not you want to brush up on your knots, gain insight on new fishing tips, or just find special places for engaging in this sport, there is an abundance of mobile applications available to help. Let's look at the top ...

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Best Boat Shows in the U.S.

Posted in Boat Finance & Boat Loans

  Boat shows are events that offer boating lovers the chance to tour some of the latest designs and models by boat manufacturers. Additionally, these events offer boat enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase the latest boating accessories and supplies, marine electronics, boating apparel, and nautical gifts. For information about some of the best boat shows in the U.S, see the list ...

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Boat Loan Availability

Posted in Boat Finance & Boat Loans

The Economy is still weak. The US economy still has not fully rebounded and this has forced many changes in the recreational lending world. Boats and other recreational vehicles are not viewed by banks as a necessity the same way they view a home loan or auto loan. Boats and RV's are considered luxury items and face much stricter underwriting guidelines. ...

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Horse Trailer Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

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The horse is a symbol of the American spirit and the western frontier. As of 2012, approximately 1.75 million American households own an average of 2.7 horses. This adds up to millions of horses requiring safe transportation to shows, breeding facilities, tracks, parks, barns, sales, moves, and more. As anyone who has spent even a small amount of time driving knows, ...

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Keeping Horse Trailers Cool In Summer Months

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Summer months are often the busiest time of year for horse owners. This typically involves a great deal of travel. Excessive heat can wreak havoc on a horse's health, especially if the horse is already unwell. Even sick horses may need to be transported during summer, although it isn't recommended. Ensuring that your trailer remains as cool as possible during travel ...

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What To Look For in Your New Horse Trailer

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Whether you are in the market for your first horse trailer loan or just looking to upgrade your current one, choosing the right trailer is essential for your horse's comfort and safety. With so many trailers on the market today, trailer shopping can seem overwhelming. We've put together a list of things to look for when you're choosing your horse's ...

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Horse Trailer Safety

Posted in Horse Trailer Loan

If you have just purchased your first horse trailer, then you need to learn to drive it safely. Even if you have pulled a horse trailer a thousand miles, reviewing the basics on a regular basis is a great way to make sure that you stay alert. After all, your life and the life of your horses may depend on ...

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Horse Trailer: Tips for Purchases

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Buying a horse trailer is a big decision. After making this decision, you need to choose the trailer that is right for you and your horse. With all of the different types and styles of trailers on the market, it can be hard to determine which one to buy. Here you will find some tips that will help you determine ...

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Motorcycle Safety: 10 Must Knows When Riding Your Bike

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When many of us think of reasons why someone would get a motorcycle, dreamy thoughts of freedom and rebelliousness often spring to mind. While there’s no discounting that type of motivation, I think you’ll agree with me when I say that motorcycle ownership has so much more to it. In fact, there are many practical reasons for getting a motorcycle, ...

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Motorcycle Comparison - Road Trip Bikes

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What could be better than the thought of going on a road trip with a motorcycle? Imagine the wind flowing, the bike running at full speed, and the beautiful scenery passing you by. To ensure that you have a roadblock-free trip, you should make sure to find the right bike for your road trip needs. Dual-sport Bike Versus Touring Bikes As you ...

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How to Keep Riding Your Motorcycle In The Winter

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You probably know this, but a warm rider is far safer on the road than those who find themselves frozen solid from the winter chill. When you are too cold on your motorcycle, the weather tends to force shivering, exhaustion, even confusion in the rider. It can be dangerous and downright deadly, unfortunately. To continue riding through the winter, here ...

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Newest Touring Motorcycles

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This year is an extremely exciting time for motorcycle enthusiasts. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just now looking into motorcycle financing, a touring bike is perfect for long-distance traveling. Here are some of the most talked about models in the class. Can-Am Spyder If you are looking for a bike that is secure and easy to handle, the new Can-Am ...

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Different Types of Motorcycle Helmets

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  For sport or street motorcycle riders, a well-constructed, safety rated motorcycle helmet can have a significant impact on accident survival rates. Forget fads and fashions when choosing a helmet. What matters is the degree of practical protection it offers. There are a number of helmet types to choose from, as sport and street riding can have differing requirements for optimum ...

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As winter starts to fade away and the warm weather of spring arrives, many bikers will be hitting the open road. But even seasoned bikers often forget to bring essential items with them. This mistake might cause a slight annoyance but could also result in a significant set-backs for your trip. For example, you don't want to end up on ...

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Owning a motorcycle can be an awesome adventure filled with fun and challenging rides on curvy and scenic roads. Whether you prefer a touring bike, a trike, or different style, the following five blogs offer riding tips, routes, and travel advice you may find useful. Pat Henderson's Life and Motorcycle Travels Blog Pat Henderson writes a blog about her husband (Andy) and ...

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How to Plan Your Cross-Country Motorcycle Trip across The U.S

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Taking a cross-country motorcycle trip can be a fantastic adventure. It can give you the opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds, and people all over the country in way no other kind of trip can. It's something you can tell your children and grandchildren about for years to come. To get the most out of the trip, take the time ...

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Buying an RV is a big investment, which can make it a complicated process. With the right information, however, it doesn’t have to be. Here are seven common mistakes that first-time RV buyers often make. By avoiding these missteps, you can have an enjoyable buying experience and ultimately get paired with an RV that you can enjoy for many years ...

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Does A Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer Fit Your Needs?

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Fifth wheel travel trailers are one of the most popular types of campers on the road. Wondering if a fifth wheel camper will meet your needs? Read on for information on the benefits and drawbacks of this type of camper. What is a Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer? There are two types of campers: motorized and towable. Motorized campers, sometimes called motorhomes, have ...

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If you're in the market to buy a used travel trailer, there are a few things you should know before you sign on the dotted line. Here is a list of dos and don'ts that will set you up to drive happily into the sunset for years to come! DO Decide What Is Non-Negotiable There are so many wonderful options available in ...

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Motorcyclists are a special breed, especially those who want to take cross-country motorcycle vacations. Any of the 10 motorcycle trips below can be ridden as an overnight trip or can be the start of a longer adventure. Numbers 8 through 10 are focused on taking a week or more. 1. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia This 469-mile US National Parkway ...

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Grand Canyon RV Parks: The Perfect RV Trip to the Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon is one of the most impressive landscapes in the world. Formed by the erosive powers of the Colorado River over millions of years, the Grand Canyon stretches for 277 miles through northwest Arizona. At some points, the canyon is a mile deep and 19 miles across. ...

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Tax Deductions for RV Owners

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When you bought an RV, you thought you were buying a lifestyle. You’d travel, wear cashmere and boat shoes, and call everyone younger than you “Skip.” Joking aside, there is a certain wanderlust that attracts a lot of different people to traveling in RVs. On top of all the other benefits that come from RV ownership, you’re also entitled to ...

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The Ultimate Guide: Types Of RVs

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Choosing an RV can be a remarkably overwhelming process, what with so many different kinds and class types. With the help of this guide, you’ll have no problem choosing the best recreational vehicle for a lifetime of adventures. In this comprehensive review, you’ll learn the answers to these common questions: What are the different types of RV trailers and classes? What ...

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Buying an RV opens up an entirely new world of vacations. The hassle of hotel reservations, small rooms with bad A/C, and out-of-the-way cheap dives are gone now that you’re driving around in living quarters nicer than your average American motel room. But not every RV trip has to be a cross-country tour to America’s national parks or something like ...

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We believe that the best RV trips involve fantastic food. Getting a taste of different cities, and what they have to offer, is perhaps one of the greatest perks to RV travel, wouldn’t you agree? We’ve scoured the most popular foodie blogs and travel guides for the 17 best food destinations in the USA from the west to the east coast! ...

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Deciding to own an RV isn’t just a purchase, it’s a lifestyle decision. It sets you free to explore anywhere the road can take you while at the same time keeping many of the comforts of home close by. As anyone who has purchased an RV can tell you, owning a motorhome brings a whole new set of sights, sounds, ...

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Loading a horse trailer can be one of the most dangerous parts of owning a horse. It is an experience that is often scary, confusing, and disorienting, and that could be said for both the horse and the owner. Injuries to both horses and handlers are possible if the process is mishandled. Additionally, a horse that is incorrectly loaded can ...

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  Owning an RV is a great way to live life on the road while still enjoying the comforts of home. Time spent in your motorhome should be enjoyed, not worrying. Nevertheless, the possibility of something going wrong can be intimidating, especially for those who might be traveling in an RV for the first time. We have put together a few RV safety ...

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  You’ve made the decision to take advantage of the RV travel experience. Congratulations! All the joys and adventures of the open road await. So, what do I need to know before I embark on my RV adventure? This article will walk you through some common emotional experiences that occur for new RVers and five effective tips to help you navigate your ...

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RV Maintenance: What You Need to Know

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The RV lifestyle offers freedom and the promise of exploring the country (or beyond) on your own terms. There are endless opportunities for adventure and bonding with family and loved ones. Often, the best part of owning an RV is that you never quite know what to expect. However, if you fail to perform regular maintenance on your RV, you might ...

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RV Living: How to Adjust to RV Life

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RV Living: How to Adjust to RV Life Sometimes you choose the RV life—sometimes it chooses you. If the open road is calling and you’re considering trading in your home for a house on wheels, then a host of adventures await. (And RV living isn’t only for retirees and empty-nesters anymore; there are newlyweds and even families choosing to live life on ...

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Boat Insurance 101: What Does It Cover?

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Boat Insurance 101: What Does It Cover? The water has something to offer everyone. You might love being on the open ocean where you can see the curve of the planet, or you enjoy kicking back in a small boat on a lake with a fishing line in the water. And then there are those who enjoy watersports--water skiing, jet skis, ...

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There’s nothing quite like the freedom to hop in your RV and go wherever the road might take you. But if you’re thinking about taking the leap to becoming an RV owner, here are a few considerations to help you pick the right one for you and your family. 1. The Purpose of Your RV Are you hoping to road trip ...

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Summer is in full swing, which means plenty of families are traveling out of town on vacation. While some may opt for a car or plane or maybe even a boat, an RV or motorhome is a great option to turn a simple holiday into an event. Using a mobile home to travel across the country on a road trip ...

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How to Drive Defensively in Your New RV

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Choosing to get an RV, whether a permanent buy or a temporary rent, is a big decision that can change your life. The freedom of the open road is intoxicating, but can also be risky. All new RV drivers should prepare themselves by learning defensive driving skills that can protect them on their adventures.   Learning How to Drive an RV Many people ...

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5th Wheel Campers vs Motorhomes

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Deciding on RV ownership is not an easy task. Between 5th wheel campers and motorhome, there is a lot to consider. With such a big purchase, the most important things to consider is: how will one of these two fill the needs of your situation or family? With many things that make up the right answer for the decision, let's ...

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Is RV Use On The Rise?

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Members of the Baby Boomer generation are currently reaching retirement age in record numbers. This generation is living longer and enjoying better lives than their counterparts of any time in human history. They actively engage with life rather than just sitting out their retirement years in stagnation and boredom. Now, developing interests they didn't have time for when they immersed ...

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Purchasing a vehicle of any type takes a lot of planning and research. However, when you are looking at a recreational vehicle, you are also looking at something similar to a home loan. The loans are more complicated, so you want to make sure you consider the type of loans available to you. The repayment terms and benefits (if this is ...

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Keeping a good credit score is something we all want to maintain, and with a little bit of common sense and financial knowledge, it can be done. When discussing RV refinancing, the most common question on people's minds is whether it will affect their credit score. The short answer is yes it can, but how much depends on where your ...

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  Vacations can be a great time for family members to bond with each other. Taking a trip with an RV can eliminate the cost of staying in hotels and encourage spending more time with nature, but it also comes with additional responsibilities. Road trips can be stressful, especially if you overbook your plans (as this prompts rushing). An RV trip ...

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Perhaps you're thinking of purchasing a motorhome for that perfect vacation that you've always wanted. Or maybe you own one and you're thinking about upgrading. No matter what the reason, the decision to purchase a new motorhome must be made with care. That's why we've compiled this list of the differences between the three major classes of motorhomes, known as ...

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Should I Refinance My RV?

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The joy of owning an RV is indescribable. The freedom of the open road alone is priceless. After a while, however, the refinancing option appeals to an RV owner because of better interest rates at the time or changing circumstances that happen to us all. For example, in the beginning of a loan commitment, many choose a shorter time and ...

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Top Rated RV Parks Across the U.S.

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Many people prefer to travel on the open road and explore the U.S. in a comfortable RV that offers a high level of comfort and amenities. RV parks are scattered throughout the country for those who want to stop and visit a new location during their trip. For those who want to enjoy their travels at the best RV parks ...

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Are Driverless Motorhomes in Our Future?

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Self-driving or driverless vehicles may sound like something from a sci-fi movie, but they're not. They're truly a possibility for future technology, and some automakers are working to make them a reality as well. However, there's a misconception that only cars and trucks will be driverless. Driverless technology is being applied to other types of vehicles, including and especially RVs or ...

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How To Finance RV Smart

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RV Financing Tips: Your RV is an investment and you want to think about the monthly payment and how it will affect my monthly expense.   1. Understand your credit score before you go to the dealership There are avenues to get an RV loan even if you have pretty bad credit-you'll just pay a higher interest rate.  It is important for you to ...

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Rise in Popularity of the Airstream Line of RVs

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Owning an RV have been a part of the American landscape for years, and they are only growing more popular through their versatility and features. One deluxe brand that has caught the eye of many and is available internationally is Airstream. Airstream USA actually started long before the official company itself when its founder, Wally Byam, pitched a tent in ...

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Benefits of an RV Extended Service Plan

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With many RVs costing over $100k, for most people who buy an RV, it will be the second largest purchase that they will ever make, with their home typically being the first. When making a purchase of an item as expensive as an RV, it makes a lot of sense to consider the additional purchase of an extended service plan. ...

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The Rise of the Recreational Vehicle

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  Whether your RV plans are just for vacations and weekend travel or if you're planning a life on the road, RVs are a great way to see the country on your schedule. For retired folks, RV living cuts down on expenses, property taxes, and maintenance due to today's competitive loan and RV refinancing rates. For working people who can do ...

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Must-Visit RV Camps in the United States

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  More and more people are abandoning their traditional vacation plans for RV trips. It's understandable, an RV lets you travel the country in style while saving money on hotel costs, in favor of affordable, scenic campsites. However, not all camps are created equal. Here are just a few of the "must-visit" RV camps in the United States that you can ...

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  If you are shopping for cars, RVs, motorcycles, boats, and more, then you are probably hearing terms like NADA value. You may be wondering how it will affect your car, boat or RV loan. Once you understand the basics of the NADA value, then it's easy to see how it can positively affect your loan. What is NADA? NADA is the National ...

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  For people who have an RV, life does not get any better than driving down the open road to the next destination. Literally a home on four wheels, an RV can let folks see the country while still enjoying the comforts of home. However, as with any motor vehicle, having the proper insurance coverage is a necessity. When it comes ...

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  When you are wanting to buy an RV, there are several steps to take care of before you apply for a loan. The first step is to ensure your extra bills are paid off. This is something you should probably start at least a year prior to applying for an RV loan. Paying off extra bills will lower your monthly ...

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RV Traveling: Save Money & Travel Well

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  If you love to travel and are looking for ways to save money on your trips, consider using an RV or a camper for added comfort, convenience, and cost-saving options. Over time, hotel fees combined with eating out can add up. Given enough time, everyone gets sick of the traditional continental breakfast served by most hotels. Using hotels also restrict ...

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Motorhome vs. RV - Which Is the Best for Me?

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  As someone who has always loved traveling, the thought of purchasing a Recreational Vehicle or a motorhome has always been appealing. In years' past, I would happily traipse through shows held at malls and in parking lots to see the latest models and amenities while imagining myself living in them. Window shopping is fun; purchasing requires a bit more thought ...

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Making Motorhomes Greener

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  The recreational vehicle industry was struggling for a time. In the last few years, however, it has seen record numbers of consumers purchasing everything from pop-up travel trailers to giant Class A motorcoaches. Fifth-wheels with slide outs that make them bigger than many luxury apartments have become very popular among snowbirds and oil & gas industry workers that travel to ...

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What to Look For in Your New RV

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  Buying a new car can often be a trying affair. One has to consider the myriad comparable features like pricing, MPG, physical features, brand, and much more. Now take that complexity and multiply it by 10; that would put you in the process of buying a new RV. While not quite as extensive as a home purchase, the RV nonetheless has ...

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Helpful Links

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RV RV Association :Recreational Vehicle Industry Association RV USA: is your online RV guide to everything RV including RV's for sale, new RV's for sale, Used RVs for sale, RV classifieds, RV Dealers, RV Rentals etc... RVT : Find or sell new or used RV by owner or dealer Your RV Lifestyle : Information and advice for the novice or ...

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Top Five Essentials for Any RVing Trip

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Whether your RVing trip is just across town or to the other side of the country, the enjoyment is far superior to roughing it. If you're going to purchase an RV to travel in is similar to the other ones on the road today, it is a portable house with a full kitchen, bedroom, and living room all self-contained in ...

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The Top 5 Beachfront RV Camping Spots

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  Millions of RVers set out to enjoy the oceans and lakes of North America every year. From the Pacific to the Atlantic, and everywhere in between, there is plenty of ground to cover.   Crystal Cove State Park Sitting high up on a bluff overlooking the beautiful sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, Crystal Cove State Park is a California oasis that RVers ...

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After a season of traveling and enjoying the open road, it's time to winterize your recreational vehicles. While this isn't the most enjoyable aspect of owning a motorhome, it is necessary to make sure it will be in top condition when the time comes to start traveling again in the spring. The following is a step by step checklist to make ...

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  What better way to spend the holidays than with the ones that you love? If you're wondering how you'll enjoy this winter season with your family, why not consider the possibility of an RV road trip? There's simply something about the thrill and excitement of being out on the open road that really brings families together. Renting or purchasing a motorhome ...

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RV Financing Basics

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In today's market, most potential RV buyers have to rely on financing in order to obtain the RV they are interested in. If you are looking for a new or used RV and plan to get an RV loan to pay for your purchase the following guidelines can be helpful.   The Basics Choose the Type of RV and price range you want ...

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