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From the Industry Leader in RV Education:
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U of RV Journal #21- June 15, 2009


"Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is intellectual death." ~ Confucius (551-479 B.C.)






BY MARK





Hi Everybody,

This is Dawn, Mark's wife. Mark is not able to write this week's editorial or feature story this week. Mark's editorial will return soon.

Happy Camping!
Mark and Dawn


BY Mark Polk

RV Tip # 1 Try to limit the amount of times you open the refrigerator or freezer doors and the length of time you leave the doors open. Every time the door is opened it loses a few degrees of cooling. On a hot summer day it won't take long to lose all of its cooling capacity.

RV Tip #2 Do you know what two of the most common repairs made on RV's are? They are repairs to the steps and the TV antenna. Damage to RV steps and TV antennas occur frequently and can be costly to repair. The main reason for these frequent repairs is because you forget to do a walk around of the unit before leaving on a trip or leaving the campground.


Campers see hassle, expense in digital TV switch Ralph Deangelis planned his family's cross-country RV excursion around taking in great sights at Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon. But Deangelis also likes being able to see practical things like local TV weather reports while they're on the road......

Cross-country journey gives back to veterans Lynn Beadles answered the call. Moved by a cause dear to his heart, the semi-retired Auburn businessman volunteered just two weeks ago, with a huge personal commitment, to help Keela Carr. She’s the 35-year-old woman who is running and walking across the United States to raise money for military veterans. ....

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...with Mark
Q. We have a Pop Up and my husband and I can never seem to back it in to the camp sight where we want it to go. Do you have any advice or ideas?

Mark Says:
I have a method that has always worked well for me with two people working together. First decide who will drive and who will give directions. Let’s say your husband is driving. For this to work you are his eyes and he needs to do exactly what you tell him. When you are ready to back it in, you stand in front of the vehicle where you can see the trailer and communicate with your husband. He puts his hand on the top of the steering wheel and slowly turns the wheel in the direction you tell him. If you want the back of the trailer to go to your right you tell him to turn the steering wheel to the right. If you want it to go to the left tell him to slowly turn the wheel to the left. Don’t get upset if you need to pull forward and start over. With a little practice you’ll be backing like the pros. There is an excellent video available that not only demonstrates methods for backing a Pop Up, but it covers everything you need to know about using Pop Ups too. Get the video here..


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