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From the Industry Leader in RV Education:
RV Education 101
U of RV Journal #2 - January 19, 2009

Hi Everybody,
The Pittsburgh Steelers won the AFC championship so all is well at the Polk household. I have been somewhat of a die hard Steelers fan for longer than I care to remember.

Based on the feedback we received our "RV University this Week" weekly newsletter is a success. We promise to keep it short and informative. For those of you who offered suggestions on how to make the newsletter even better, thank you, and we are working on implementing some of the ideas we received. As always I appreciate your comments and suggestions.

So far in this month's poll results 92% of RVers answered yes, they use environmentally friendly holding tank chemicals and 8% answered no. That's good news! Did you know that many of the free dump stations available to RVers are closing because of chemicals that are harmful to septic systems and because RVers are abusing these dump stations. If we want to have access to these dump stations it is absolutely essential that we use septic safe chemicals (no formaldehyde), and that we clean up after ourselves and do not abuse dump stations. Read my article: RV Holding Tank Tips 101

If you ever want to print this page, scroll to the very bottom. On the right hand side, under "Story Options" you will see "Printable Story Format".

I'll quit rambling for now, enjoy the newsletter and we'll be back next week with another edition of RV University this Week.

Happy RV Learning,

RV Emergency Weather Planning
With the camping season just around the corner, we thought it would be timely for RVers to read up on this subject Read the article

BY Mark Polk
Tip#1: To assist in keeping your wiper blades clean and in top operating condition periodically clean them with some windshield washer fluid.
Tip#2: When putting your RV in storage add a fuel stabilizer to the gas tank. Run the engine and the generator (if applicable) long enough for it to get through the fuel system.

Freightliner's new ecoFRED
Chassis addresses environmental and fuel-efficiency concerns. A sophisticated energy management system selects the most efficient mode of operation -diesel, electric or both....

RV EDUCATED? Take the Test and see...

This week tests your knowledge regarding RV Fire Safety

Click here then scroll down to quiz # 9

...with Mark
Q. Mark, I was told that it may be possible to tow a Lexus GX 470, by putting the vehicle in neutral and the 4WD also in neutral. Lexus will not give us a yes or no. They say read the owner manual. I need somebody to give me some good answers. If you can not help me then maybe you can point me in the right direction.- Thank you for your time.

Mark Says: There are lots of things to factor in when determining if a vehicle can be towed with all four wheels down. In many cases a 4WD vehicle with a manual transfer case can be towed, but vehicles with other types of transfer cases cannot.

Sometimes even when a vehicle can be towed with four wheels down the manufacturer doesn't approve it for towing because of the liability involved. It can cost a great deal of money for a manufacturer to test a vehicle to approve it for towing in this manner.

I could not find your model Lexus listed anywhere stating it could be towed with four wheels down. It is almost always listed in the vehicle owner's manual if it can be towed with four wheels down.

Sometimes a vehicle can be modified to be towed with four wheels down. The best place to find out is at www.remcotowing.com I recommend you go to their website and contact them about your Lexus.

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