RV driving completely different than cruising in a passenger car. That’s why RV education classes make sense. They build your confidence and enjoyment of the lifestyle, and are a critical safety investment for you and your loved ones. If you haven’t taken classes yet, the RV Technical Education and Safety Conference is one place to get started.
4-Day Conference Gives Hands-On Training with RV Experts
Classes are small for hands-on learning.
Whether you own a towable, a van, truck camper or motorhome, getting into the RV lifestyle requires a learning curve. You can shorten it by registering for the RV Technical Education and Safety Conference, a four-day gathering that happens each spring in Elkhart, Indiana. This year in 2020, itâ€™s taking place May 13-17.
Dozens of sessions cover everything about the RV lifestyle.
â€œTo fully enjoy these vehicles it is beneficial to spend time learning about how to operate them properly and the best place to get this understanding is from the folks in the industry who create and maintain them.,â€� says Trey Sellman, a representative of the RV Safety & Education Foundation that runs the event.
â€œThe conference provides attendees a unique opportunity to have extended time with RV technician trainers, industry specialists, and lifestyle authorities who will be available to teach classes and discuss personal situations one on one.â€�
Special discount for RV Life Readers.
The conference isnâ€™t just for newbies. Itâ€™s for everyone from the wanna-be RVer to the long-time owner who wants to improve their lifestyle knowledge. â€œAbout 40% of the attendees do not yet own an RV, new RVers and full-timer RVers all attend and each group greatly benefits from the specialized training. Many return year after year to continue their ongoing education and support the conference,â€� says Sellman.
A full-time RVer himself, Sellman says the RVSEF event gives attendees the best chance to
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Every couple has communications challenges. But thereâ€™s something about travel that can raise bickering to a whole new level. Let it spiral out of control, and your trip will self-destruct. But if you learn how to get along in a small RV space, a grand adventure is yours for the taking. As my husband and I embark on our 15th year of full-time RVing, hereâ€™s how we keep the peace and ensure camping relationship survival in this fun lifestyle.
The RV lifestyle gets us closer to nature. But sometimes, it gets us a little too close, like when we’re RVing in high winds. If you’re not sure what to do when it happens in a campground, here are three lessons I’ve learned during thirteen years of full-time RVing.
Three Lessons Learned About RVing in High Winds
A windy desert day while RVing. Image: LiveWorkDream.com
Out of all the weather that we’ve experienced on the road, RVing in high winds is the most annoying. If you’re new to the lifestyle, it can also be terrifying. I used to think that high winds flip RVs all the time, but based on my experiences, that rarely happens.
It seems like even the biggest, heaviest RVs might blow over during a bad wind storm. Our own Arctic Fox fifth wheel trailer is heavier than most, but in the early days living in ours, I wasn’t sure if we would survive the rocking, rolling and relentless wind pummeling in places like New Mexico and the Southern California desert. Clearly, we did, because I’m here to tell you about it. And this is what I do when we get caught RVing in high winds.
Know the weather forecast.
Keep an eye on weather conditions so you know what to expect in the coming hours. If the forecast calls for winds over 20 miles-per- hour, it’s best to take the following precautions:
Acknowledge that you can’t change the weather.
There’s no doubt about it, bad weather sucks. As my husband says, “wind steals your chi,” and leaves you feeling tired and oftentimes, cold. But complaining about the wind, or any weather, doesn’t change the fact that Mother Nature is having a bad day and you’re part of it. Overcome the mental beating that high winds deliver, then focus on what you can change about
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Escaping the darkest, coldest days of winter isnâ€™t easy for most people. But for RVers like us, it can be as simple as pointing our rigs to Arizonaâ€™s â€œWest Coastâ€� playground, Lake Havasu. RV parks and public campgrounds in this snowbird destination make a great base camp to explore one of Americaâ€™s best year-round hot spots for water sports, golf, hiking and off-roading fans. Near the water’s edge and in the surrounding desert, Lake Havasu RV Parks roll out the welcome mat.
Meet the 2020 Newell Coach P50 1675. This two million dollar RV is what happens when Porsche Automotive and the world’s most well-known luxury RV manufacturer get together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the luxury RV designer.
Road Trip in Style with this Two Million Dollar RV
The 2020 Newell Coach P50 1675 celebrates 50 years of Newell Motorcoach manufacturing.
If you’re in the market for a custom luxury RV, Miami Oklahoma is where you go to get one. That’s where Newell Coach is located, and their engineers will create an all-custom luxury RV just for you.
Newell has a reputation for creating high quality coaches entirely from scratch, totally to your specifications.
The dinette expands for more seating and has a Corian table top.
This isn’t the first time Newell and Porsche have collaborated. The original P50 model launched in 2017 and it keeps getting better. The P50 honors the legacy of L.K. Newell, who gained a spot in RV history by building a luxury coach that features the best elements of bus and motorhome design and construction.
L.K.’s goal was to combine the desirable features of a bus-the rear diesel engine, under-floor storage, air brakes, and air suspension-with features that buses did not offer, such as a front-mounted generator, a mid-entry door, motorhome systems built into the body and chassis during manufacture, and more flexibility to custom build to the customer’s preferences.
In 1970, Newell designed and built his own pusher motorhome chassis-from scratch. He used a unique bridge-construction technique that maximized under-floor storage space, creating the first motorhome with a basement. He offered his first diesel-powered motorhome in 1972, far ahead of the rest of the industry. — History of Newell Coach
From the First Diesel Pusher to First Class Road Trip Living
RVs have come a long way since Newell invented the first diesel pusher
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The relaxing pace of the road-tripping lifestyle lends itself to leisurely pursuits, but trying to choose the best RVing hobbies can be tricky. Pick the right one and it can enhance your adventures, while the wrong one can clutter your rig and annoy everyone around you.