Winterizing your RV, part 4 — ‘Check for leaks; clean inside of aerosols, food'
This is the final post of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' Another major concern of storing an RV for months is the rig’s exterior, its roof and sidewalls. After thoroughly cleaning the rig, inspect all sealants for signs of damage or cracking where wat
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Winterizing your RV, part 3 — ‘Check batteries, remove or plug into shore power'
This is the third of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' “You’ll be amazed at how simple it really is to take care of your own rig,” said Mark J. Polk, host of “Winterizing and Storing your RV” (DVD $24.95, and e-download $19.95) available through
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Winterizing your RV, part 2 — ‘Protect water systems from freezing temperatures'
This is the second of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' The number one concern during cold weather is the damage that freezing temperatures can inflict on an RV’s water system including its supply lines, holding tanks and hot water heater, said John Mela
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Winterizing your RV, part 1 — ‘Now ... or before first hard freeze'
Some parts of the country are ready experienced very cold temperatures and autumn snow. It is definitely time for RV owners to start thinking about winterizing their recreation vehicles. If you are a new to the RVing lifestyle, this four-part series will help you pro
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RV spring maintenance, part 4 -- 'Check appliances, safety devices'
This is the final installment of a four-part series on waking up your recreation vehicle after it has been snoozing all winter. Previously RV expert Mark Polk of RV Education 101 reviewed checking the RV batteries, water system, exterior and seams, and the engine and
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RV spring maintenance, part 2 -- 'Sanitize your rig's water system'
After checking your RV's batteries, says Mark Polk of RVEducation101.com, the next step in moving your RV from hibernation into camping mode is to flush the water system of antifreeze. RV Water System: If your plumbing system was winterized with non-toxic RV antifree
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RV spring maintenance, part 1 -- Mark Polk offers tips
With spring here and summer almost upon us, if you haven't done it already, now is the time to wake up your recreation vehicle for a fun-filled family camping season. In this 4-part series, longtime RV expert and master maintenance guy, Mark J. Polk of RVEducation1
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More RV holiday gift suggestions: RV Education 101 instructional DVDs, books
Looking for a 'how-to' recreation vehicle DVD or book for an RV friend for Christmas? Consider one of the 20 DVDs and books produced by Mark and Dawn Polk of RV Education 101. Of those titles, covering almost every RV topic imaginable, the top DVDs ($24.95 each) a
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RV-friendly GPS units reviewed by RV Tech Tips pro Mark Polk
As the navigator for all our RV travels, I appreciate the importance and value of a reliable GPS. Our current GPS is almost four years old, and even though I purchased a "lifetime" maps update option, I find the selected routes are not always the most appropriate for a
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Winterizing your recreation vehicle
If you are not using your RV for winter sports, and have not winterized your recreation vehicle--now might be the time. Check out what RV technician Mark Polk has to say about the right way to prepare your RV for cold temperatures. For more detail, there is Polk's R
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