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Monday, February 29, 2016

Storing Things in RV's

Let's face it, RVs don't have a lot of storage space. Cramming things in cabinets is fine until you have to find something. Finding ways to store things effectively is key to enjoying your RV. Here are a few ideas.
  • Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Get a small, wall mounted spice rack to hold spices and get them out of your cabinets.
  • Command Hooks - Use Scotch brand Command Hooks on the wall by the door to hold coats and jackets and get them off the couch and floor.
  • Half Gallon Jugs - Half-gallon jugs fit in RV refrigerator doors. Gallon jugs do not. However, a gallon of milk costs less than two half-gallons. Buy a couple of reusable half-gallon jugs to pour your gallon of milk into so you can store it in the door of the refrigerator.
  • DVD Storage - Get rid of DVD cases and store all discs in a book-style case.
  • Hanging Fruit Basket - Hang a fruit basket in an unused corner. Use it to get fruit off the table or counter. A second basket in the bedroom could be used to hold a child's stuffed animals.
  • Shoe Organizer - Put a shoe organizer on your bathroom door to hold toiletries. They will be easy to find and won't fall all over the place while driving.
  • Toilet Shelf - Get a shelf to go over the toilet. Use the shelf to hold toilet paper or towels.
  • Matching Boxes - Purchase matching containers to hold all your food. Switch your food over to the containers making sure to keep expiration dates and important instructions from the original packaging. This will make stacking the food into the pantry much easier and will help keep pests out.

If you are in the market for an RV please contact us at Quality RV so we can help you find the best RV for your needs.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Camping in Your New RV

Once you’ve found that perfect place from which to buy your new RV, preferably an establishment you implicitly trust because it has earned the respect of area locals yet also enjoys a broader, more widespread state, and even national, reputation for excellence, you probably won’t mind travelling to get there. Indeed, travel is of course the very reason you’re buying your new RV—so why not take advantage of the buying excursion and turn the trip itself into a camping adventure!

When you choose Quality RV as your source, located in the picturesque town of Linn Creek, Missouri—mid-way between St. Louis and Kansas City on the shores of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks—you’ll already be surrounded by some of the country’s most enviable RV destinations, so that even as you purchase your new RV you’ll be fully prepared to camp!

And the tiny town of Linn Creek itself is a great place to begin—with a population of fewer than three-hundred residents, it has a surprisingly rich history and some lovely camping along its lake. Be sure to ask the locals about the town’s fascinating beginning—how the original town, known as Old Linn Creek, was purposefully engulfed by the lake’s engineers in the early 1930’s, leaving its reincarnation, so to speak, in modern-day Linn Creek to carry on! But the resilient Linden Tree, after which the town is named, is an apt symbol of the town’s strength and perseverance, and this little city’s unusual story only serves to make it so much more interesting than most small towns its size!

And one could certainly continue on from there, exploring the Lake of the Ozarks with its more than one-thousand miles of shoreline—as well as the many beautiful towns and campgrounds that grace it. There’s also the Osage River and its tributaries—the Niangua River, Grandglaize Creek, and Gravois Creek to keep you occupied! Actually, the list of camping possibilities in and around the town of Linn Creek is a bit intimidating—but then again, owning an RV is all about adventure!

In case all this isn't enough, just an hour’s drive away from Linn Creek is the Mark Twain National Forest, located near the town of Rolla, Missouri. An endlessly fascinating natural treasure, this forest is a not-to-be-missed experience—especially for someone with a brand-new RV!

For more information on these and other RV destinations, as well as the very best in service when buying or maintaining your RV, please don't hesitate to contact us at your convenience! We at Quality RV look forward to assisting you!

Monday, February 8, 2016

4 RV Maintenance Tips

A RV is so much more than just a vehicle, it is a home away from home, a vacation cottage, and a way to satisfy your wanderlust while bringing all the comforts of home with you. Recreational vehicles require more care than a standard vehicle, but regular, preventative maintenance can forestall many a costly repair.

Here are 4 simple RV Maintenance tips:

Cover Your Roof

RV roofs are susceptible to sun and wind damage, but don't get much attention as they are not easy to see. Ignoring proper maintenance of your roof can result in repairs costing thousands. The best way to prevent damage is to have your RV under a steel carport or RV cover. Carports and covers can be custom-built to your RV's specific needs and installed with a concrete pad. A regular cleaning schedule is important to keep the roof in good shape as well.

Run Your Generator

If you don't use your RV regularly or you are in your "off-season" you will need to run your generator for at least two hours every month. After 30 days gasoline will usually start to break down and it can cause damage to the internal components of the generator. Running the generator once a month keeps it primed and ready.

Check Weather Stripping and Seals

If you aren't actively living in your RV, you may not notice if a seal pops or weather stripping degrades until significant interior damage has already occurred. Check all weather stripping and seals around windows and doors every three months for deterioration and to ensure it is still secure. Check roof seals every six months for cracks, loose pieces, and water stains. The tiniest cracks can let moisture in. If you find damage, have the area resealed as soon as possible.

Open Your Vents

In the summer time interior temperatures can exceed 130 in a car or RV. This is sufficient heat to break down and weaken dozens of materials including flooring, seals, seams, plastic components, and upholstery glue. To prevent your RV's interior falling apart all you need to do is open the vents to allow the hot air to escape. As long as exterior vents are covered to prevent rain from entering, you can leave vents open all summer for optimal airflow.

 Simple prevention and common sense will keep your RV running and enjoyable for many years to come.