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From the Industry Leader in RV Education:
RV Education 101
U of RV Journal #78 - October 18, 2010

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"You cannot open a book without learning something."

by Mark Polk

Hi Everybody,

We are debating whether to take a Thanksgiving RV trip or Christmas RV trip this year. Of course time off, weather conditions and our work schedule will factor into our decision, but we will get one more trip in before storing the RV until the 2011 spring camping season arrives. It's always exciting to have an RV trip coming up in the near future.

We have been staying busy working on new RV savvy segments for RVTV and on a brand new website we plan to launch later this fall. I can't give you too many details right now, but I will keep you posted as things develop. I will say that we think this new site will move RV training to the next level and we are extremely excited as me move closer to a launch date.

Update: Tow your 5th Wheel Trailer Like a Pro DVD- Our replication company ran into a small problem while working on the DVD master causing a slight delay with the completion of the project. We are scheduled to receive the DVD back for a final review and then it will be replicated. My best guess is that it will be available in 2 to 3 weeks. For those of you who inquired about the DVD thank you for your patience.

Until next week, plan your trip, travel safe and enjoy your RV experiences. Remember, getting there is half the fun!
Mark Polk

RV Poll Results (3rd Installment) It has been a while since I posted some of our weekly RV poll results. It’s always interesting and fun to look back at some of our past RV polls to see how folks responded to the questions. ......... Read the article

$1K Reward Offered In Division St. Hit-And-Run
Portland police hope a $1,000 reward will spark tips in a hit-and-run crash that injured a wheelchair-bound woman. .......

News readers react to park pass plan
Proposal for annual $10 passes with vehicle registration generates questions .......

Indiana's `RV Capital of the World' still awaits Obama's promised recovery.
For 20 months now, Ed Neufeldt has kept the photograph in his wallet as a reminder of a promise made usually as fast as the app review process will allow it. ...

Check out this week's poll: " How do you prefer to learn about your RV?"
To participate in the poll, look on the left hand column (here at RV University) towards the top

...with Mark Polk

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...with Mark Polk

Q. I bought your complete set of rv 101 dvd's .... they have saved me time and kept me out of trouble....

I DO HAVE A QUESTION.... I have a Tiffin Class A motor home that is a front engine diesel and DOES NOT have an air bag system for the ride. Could you please recommend an air compressor that can inflate my tires to 120 psi... I bought a craftsman that I was told would do the job,(125 psi max, 90 psi operating) but it does not! I would like a unit I can put in the back of my motor home that will inflate my tires in minutes to 120 psi... thank you so much!

Mark Says:
Here is a link to an article I wrote on this topic that might help clear things up. There are some portable pancake style air compressors that can inflate larger motorhome tires. I have one that works okay but it is at my garage where the motorhome is so I can't give you specifics on it, but the article will help explain how sizing an air compressor works.

by Mark Polk

Mark's RV Quick Tip:
Tip 1: Make campground reservations, and ask what their cancellation policy is. There might be a small non-refundable fee involved but it’s still better to lose a small deposit than to arrive at the campground without reservations and be turned away.

Tip 2: Always use a non-toxic, white RV drinking hose for your potable water connection at the campground. Take a black or green garden hose along for all other purposes such as cleaning the RV or flushing out holding tanks. You will always be able to distinguish the difference by the color of the hose.

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Our goal with RV University This Week is to provide you with helpful information to make all of your RV experiences more enjoyable. I left my position as an RV Sales and F&I manager in 2000 to start my own company, RV Education 101. We produce educational videos, DVDs and e-books on how to use and maintain your RV. The reason I left my job was due to my concern about the lack of educational and safety awareness material available to the RV consumer, in other words, you. We are a small company. My wife Dawn left her position in RV sales to help start the company and is our Sales and Marketing Director. We currently have a 35-foot Class A motor home. We have two boys, Tyler 13 and Josh 19, both avid RVers and two dogs, Gracie and Buck. Gracie is the good one. If you would like to learn more about us and RV Education 101 feel free to visit http://www.rveducation101.com

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