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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Camper Tie Downs

Camper tie downs play an important function in securing the placement of your truck campers and allowing control on tension as well as limiting load movement. With camper tie downs your truck campers are much better positioned and secured to your truck so that the threat of your camper falling off from excessive movements during offroad trips can be eliminated.

Here are some well-known camper tie downs in the market today:

Torklift Camper Tie Downs

TorkLift TRUE frame mounted camper tie downs are far superior to all tie-down systems available. It’s one of the leading camper tie downs industry in strength, quality, advanced design and installation. The TorkLift system is unique in its design and is patented. Four independent tie down points, with no belly or crossbar, working much like the receiver type trailer hitch as the inserts are removable allowing the system to be virtually undetectable when not in use. These camper tie downs are 'one size fits all' therefore all the problems with correct fit for each particular application have been eliminated. They are designed for each make and model to fit tight to the frame so as not to compromise ground clearance.

Hijacker Camper Tie Downs
Hijacker camper tie downs features belly bar tie downs which are attached to the undercarriage frame of the truck to safely secure the camper. Heavy wall tubing and strong clamps allows a firm tie down from the camper to the truck. The receiver mount tie down attaches to your truck receiver as opposed to the truck bumper.

Happijac Camper Tie Downs
These chrome-plated camper anchors are designed to eliminate bulky, unsightly or dangerous protrusions. Front tie-downs are spring loaded to absorb unexpected bounces. It’s also one of the safest and strongest camper tied owns in the market today.

Putco Push Up Tie Downs
These high-quality tie downs from Putco "pop-up" with a patent-pending cam system that is activated by pushing in on the post for the up position, and back down on the post for the hideaway position. Each position is firmly locked into place with a click. It fits all full-size applications with stake bed pocket holes, and is zinc die cast part with 3mm OEM quality chrome plating. Its tie-down strength is rated at 1000 lbs per tie-down kit. The easy, no-drill installation utilizes Putco's patented rubber expander technology to hold the tie-downs in place.

These camper tie downs will give you a better secured and much more convenient go on the road whether you trail the smooth flowing highways or the rugged mountains.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Finding the Best Deal on Recreational Vehicle Insurance

How to Find the Best Deal on Recreational Vehicle Insurance

The only possible way to be able to find the best possible deal on recreational vehicle insurance is by thoroughly considering and evaluating all of the seemingly best options, so that you can then narrow down that search to a select few, and from there the decision will obviously be much easier. It is incredibly surprising sometimes how completely different recreational vehicle insurance rates can be when comparing one company to another, and this is why it is so important to carefully consider all as best as you can.

Experience is very important when it comes to buying recreational vehicle insurance, and after comparing all coverages and premiums, the best idea is to ask the insurance company, broker or agent the following questions: Does your insurance company specialize in RV insurance? Does your company know and understand my needs as an RVer? How long has the company been providing RV insurance? How can you look after my claim? Do you provide 24-hour claims service anywhere in North America? What happens to my premiums if I have a claim?

Another idea to save money on your recreational vehicle insurance is to make fewer claims on your insurance, in order to keep your premiums down. There are several important travel tips you can use in order to save yourself from making more claims on your insurance than you need to, and the best tip is to bring along an emergency tool box on your RV adventures. This tool box should contain at least the basics, which are: adjustable wrench, screwdrivers, pliers, jumper cables, flashlight with extra batteries, road flares, and duct tape. Also, before any trip with your RV you should be sure to get a complete travel check-up for the vehicle, including inspection of all the belts and hoses, headlights, tires, and turning signals. Other good tips to remember are to make sure that your cooking vent hood is clean to help avoid fires, and to make sure that you leave a detailed plan of your trip along with phone numbers where you can be reached with a family member or friend.

There are several places in particular that offer recreational vehicle insurance, and making yourself knowledgeable about the rates, features, and reliability that is offered is the best way to make sure that you are not only getting the best possible deal, but that you are making the best decision for you and your own personal needs.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Which is better class a or class b recreational vehicles?

How whould one know which recreational vehicle is the best for their needs? Whould a class A vehicle be good for them or a class b one? There are many advantages and disadvantages of class A as well as class B recreational vehicles. They are the following:

Why class b?

A class b van used for camping is one type of recreational vehicle that is able to retain the usefulness of a family-van as well as a sports utility vehicle. All this is done while the RV is able to provide a motorized home that is contained in itself and has qualities and characteristics that are similar to a lot of the other vehicles that are bigger.

Driving is easy in class b

Believe it or not, class b vehicles are a lot more convenient as well as easy to park, drive and fit in small spots off the road. Doing all these would prove to be very difficult if done by a larger vehicle.

Another plus of driving a class b vehicle is that it gets better gas milage. Also, a class b vehicle proves to be a quick drive. It also has parts that are a lot easier to find.

Why not class b?

Unfortunately, a van used for camping also has its disadvantages. Usually, such vans are a bit more expensive per square foot, unless of course the more luxurious vehicles are converted into buses.

Small, interior class b recreational vehicle conversions are typically best for two people, especially if they are used just for the weekend. Unfortunately, there are appliances ready to be replaced that are quite difficult to purchase in a cheap price because such parts are sized using a smaller interior.

So why class a?

Similarly, there are advantages of class A vehicles. For one, class A recreational vehicles are more popular. Plus, there are more units to choose from that are fresh from the factory. There are also used recreational vehicles that are in relatively good shape. However, the new ones are probably safier.

Affordable class a recreational vehicles

Believe it or not, class a recreational vehicles could be easily purchased via financing. Plus, insurance is easy to purchase for these types of vehicles. Another added advantage of a recreational vehicle is that they usually have a good record of repairs.

All in all, the purchase of a recreational vehicle be it a class b or class a, depends on one’s own needs, wants as well as purchasing power. At the end of the day, it all depends on you.

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