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The Pros and Cons Of Towing A Dinghy Vehicle

Have you seen all the vehicles that are towed behind a motorhome as you’re rolling down the highway? For those of us living the #RVLifestyle, we call those dinghy vehicles or towed vehicles.  There are many pros to towing a dinghy vehicle, but there are several cons as well. The team at Henderson’s Line-Up and SuperSteer wants to share some of these pros and cons of towing a dinghy vehicle so you can be fully aware of your towing options.   Pros to towing a dinghy vehicle When you feel like taking a quick trip to the store or want to navigate a narrow road, having a towed vehicle is a great choice. You can just hop in and go! Also, a towed vehicle allows you to drive through town without exposing your recreational vehicle. Not all small towns have streets wide enough that you can comfortably navigate your RV. When you tow your own vehicle, you don’t have to worry about renting a car, calling a taxi, or hiring a Lyft driver. In an emergency situation w ... read more

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What To Do When Bad Weather Strikes Your RV

What To Do When Bad Weather Strikes Your RV

Photo by Spaylia on Unsplash   Have you ever been traveling in your RV and you’ve hit bad weather? It can be scary and dangerous, can’t it? At Henderson’s Line-Up, we have some helpful ideas to keep you, your RV, and all of your travel companions safe when bad weather strikes your RV. Monitor the weather. Anytime you drive a motor home or trailer, you should get a daily weather report. Utilize the NOAA weather app on your phone to keep track of weather patterns along your route. Be sure to keep your phone charged so you don’t miss out on important updates. Tornadoes. In the event of a tornado, you will need to take action immediately. Develop a disaster plan for you and your family. Never try to outrun a tor ... read more

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Space Saving Ideas to Have the Perfectly Organized RV

Space Saving Ideas to Have the Perfectly Organized RV

Are you ready to prep your RV for the season? When you begin moving into your RV and remember the clutter that got to you, it is time to think about what you can do differently this year. If you don't want to make the same organizational mistakes as last year, it is essential to start by sitting down to make an inventory list of items you have. Once you see what is in your RV, you can take a hard look at quantities. Pairing down is one of the best ways to create extra space. Do you really need 12 drinking cups on board? Take a good look at your layout and decide on a home for everything. Creating a home spot for all things small and large will help you maintain organization, even things like your fly swatter, and your keys need a designated home spot. Developing a routine is imperative to keeping things clean, organized, and in its place. Setting up a weekly deep cleaning and a light daily cleaning routine will keep your space feeling fresh, and everything will make its way back ... read more

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Headlights & RV Lighting: How To Keep The Dark Away After The Sun Sets

Headlights & RV Lighting: How To Keep The Dark Away After The Sun Sets

  How to Keep the Dark Away After the Sun Sets    Nighttime driving can be tricky in an RV, especially with poor lighting. RV’s often weigh well over 7,500 lbs; The last thing any driver of a large RV needs at night is poor lighting showing the way. In addition to asking the Lord to guide our way, it is best to take the time to head into your local RV repair shop before leaving on a trip, as they are an excellent resource for common lighting issues, spare lamps, and more.   Burned out light bulbs can happen to anyone at any time. With your daily driver, you can usually head down to any auto parts store to pick up an in-stock lamp. They are relatively easy to install in a short amount of time. With a motorhome, this experience can be quite different. Replacement lamps may not be readily available or as easy to install. It is best to order and keep on hand a couple of back up lamps just-in-case. If it is challenging tracking down the right type of lamp for ... read more

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How To Winterize and Maintain Your RV

How To Winterize and Maintain Your RV

It’s December, and for many of us living the RV lifestyle, you’re probably getting ready to park it for the Winter season. This begs the question:  How do you winterize and maintain your RV?  If you are new to owning a motor home or fifth wheel, there are many steps you need to take to winterize and maintain your vehicle so it’ll be in good shape by the time we reach Spring. Here is a shortlist of the items you need to take care of for proper storage maintenance:   You need to blow the lines out to get rid of all the water.  Drain the water out of the water heater. Get an annual inspection because water leaks can cause a lot of damage. Put antifreeze in there so your lines don’t freeze. Prep the exterior and make sure your roof is well sealed to prevent water leaks. If possible, store your camper inside in a climate-controlled building. Or, you should cover it with a tarp if outside.  Wherever you store it, make sure the area is ... read more

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Things To Know Before Buying A Used Coach: Will It Be A Dream Or A Nightmare?

“Pay me now or pay me later” -- Mr. Goodwrench   I asked people, “If you were going to buy a house on the side of a mountain, would you want to know what the foundation was?”   Purchasing an R.V. can be likely the most expensive purchase you make outside of your house. Quite often I ask folks if they paid more money for their R.V. than their first house? Hands shoot up everywhere. So, I ask about the second house, the third house; again, hands go up. The point is made that purchasing an R.V. is a substantial investment.     I ask people “How many of you test drove your motorhome, pulled your 5th wheel or hauled your camper?” Maybe a quarter of the hands go up and that is a generous estimate! If they did drive or pull it, it was on a nice preselected route by the salesman. It was most likely not with truck passing, road construction, windy conditions, truck ruts and various bumps, bridge transitions, etc. these are rea ... read more

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