What is a Travel Trailer?

A Travel Trailer is probably one of the most flexible and versatile RVs in the marketplace today. Models can include smaller units with basic features to larger units with triple slide-outs, two bedrooms and all the comforts and conveniences of home. They range from a compact 13-foot unit able to be towed with a car to 36-foot units requiring a pickup truck or other truck-based tow vehicle. And, of course, everything in between.

Floorplans and amenities in Travel Trailers are almost endless.  Options can include zero, one, two or three slide-outs, one or two entry/exit doors, full size bed(s) and/or bunk beds, compact or full-size refrigerators, stoves with ovens, multiple dining facilities, full bathroom facilities with a tub/shower, and the list goes on and on.

A Brief History of Route 66

All Seasons RV is a proud member of the ROUTE 66 RV Network, the largest network of independent RV dealers in North America. But not too many people know the real history of America’s Mother Road. Time magazine offers a great summary here: 

For nearly six decades, a two-lane road, running 2,448 miles, connected Chicago to Los Angeles. It was the path to Western promise for “Okies” escaping the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, the road under the soles of American nomads like Jack Kerouac. Route 66 was once considered an essential artery, its travelers a measure of America’s pulse. But by the mid-1980s, the road was deemed obsolete.

 Twenty-five years ago on June 27, Route 66 was decommissioned. But even as the no-tell motels and mom-and-pop shops along the road disappeared, the fables of America’s “Mother Road” continued to ramble on.

In the 1920s, federal highway officials, faced with growing automobile ownership (registered motor vehicles grew from 500,000 in 1910 to almost 10 million in 1920) and the impracticality of disjointed, named trails, began to develop a numbered road system. Oklahoma real estate agent and coal company owner Cyrus Avery worked with John Woodruff, a highway proponent, to advocate a diagonal roadway running from Chicago to Los Angeles. 

As an Oklahoman, Avery, who was also largely responsible for getting America’s Main Street its name, lobbied for the route because it would redirect traffic from Kansas City, Mo., and Denver and boost the state’s prosperity. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) initially named the road Route 60 and then Route 62. 

Avery “strenuously objected” to the switch, even penning a letter to AASHTO executive secretary William Markham saying, “You are making a joke of the interstate highway.” On April 30, 1926, the route was renamed. Avery became known as the “Father of Route 66,” with Springfield, Mo., its birthplace.

 

Motorhome Maintenance

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So you went out and got yourself a fancy motorhome. These RVs are an awesome choice for anyone who doesn’t want to worry about hitching up and towing a trailer and for RVers who simply want the convenience of hopping in the RV and heading out for adventure. Unlike towables, there’s a little more maintenance that goes into a motorhome than what goes into a trailer. Here are a few tips on how to maintain your motorhome.

Change Your Oil Regularly | It might seem obvious, but we once knew someone who let their oil go 18,000 miles OVER. Yeah, not a smart move. Change your oil regularly, following exactly what the owner’s manual says to. If you know you’re going to end up going over on your mileage while traveling, just change your oil before you head out. And, while you’re at it, make sure you check your oil and top it off if necessary before you depart for your next trip.

Check Fluids | Make sure you change your transmission fluid once a year. Additionally, ensure your coolant is up to par and the cooling system is flushed and cleaned on a yearly basis. Every three months check your fuel filter to ensure it is still viable. A quality fuel filter can help save on fuel costs and fuel efficiency.

Brakes | Have these checked anytime you’re getting the oil changed. A professional mechanic will be able to tell how your brakes are wearing, estimate when they might need to be changed, and alert you of any issues that might impact them. Your brakes are incredibly important because you don’t have a tow vehicle to stop. Keep up with them and you’ll be keeping your family safe and happy.

Body | Check your rig’s exterior to make sure it’s free of any corrosion, rust, or damage that could turn into something bigger in the future. After you vacation in dusty or salty air make sure you rinse off your RV with fresh water.

If you’re still in the market for a motorhome be sure to check out our selection of motorhomes for sale in Yuba City. View our selection online or contact us with questions.

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Trailer Maintenance Package – $589.00

  • CLEAN AND SERVICE WHEEL BEARINGS
  • ADJUST AND INSPECT BRAKE CONDITION
  • CHECK TIRES AND AIR UP TO RECOMMENDED PSI
  • LUBE HITCH COUPLER AND CHECK SAFETY PIN BOX
  • LUBE STABILIZER JACKS, ENTRY STEP AND DOOR LOCKS
  • LUBE AND INSPECT SLIDE OUT SEALS
  • SERVICE REFRIGERATOR (Includes Clean & Test
  • SERVICE WATER HEATER (Includes Clean & Test
  • SERVICE FURNACE (Includes Clean & Test)
  • SERVICE ROOF AIR CONDITIONER (Includes Replacement Filter)
  • SERVICE WINDOWS AND ALL MOLDING SEALANT
  • SERVICE BATTERY (Includes Fill Charge & Test)

How to Keep the Water in Your RV From Freezing

How to Keep the Water in Your RV From Freezing

Similar to brick-and-mortar homes, winters can take a toll on your RV’s plumbing system. Freezing temperatures mean freezing water hoses and compartments. If your RV isn’t already outfitted with holding tank heating devices and insulated water hoses, these easy and inexpensive methods will help you endure cold spells on the road.

670px-Keep-an-RV-Water-Hose-from-Freezing-Step-3Use a Heating Pad

Heating pads come in handy in more ways than one when living the RV lifestyle. Place a heating pad over your RV water pump to keep it warm. Plug the heating pad into the electric supply at your campsite. If a heating pad or electricity is not available, lay a number of towels on top of the water pump to insulate it from the frigid temperatures.

Cover Your Holding Tanks

Frozen holding tanks means you’re left without water, and that just doesn’t cut it when you’re living life on the road. If your holding tank compartments are not already heated, you’ll want to layer your holding tanks with towels or blankets to insulate them from the cold.

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Heat tape is a handy item from the hardware store to keep in your RV whenever you’re expecting cooler temperatures. Heat tape is equipped with a heating element that will warm the hose to keep the water flowing freely. Simply plug the heat tape into a standard outlet to activate the heating element. Heat tape also comes equipped with a thermostat, so you can keep an eye on the temperature and ensure your hoses are always warm.

Bring Your RV to All Seasons RV Center

Applying heat tape to your hoses and finding the proper methods to keep your holding tanks warm can be a difficult task. Here at All Seasons RV Center, our certified RV technicians are ready to do all of the work for you. Even better, you can rest assured that the professionals have prepared your vehicle for the frigid temperatures you may encounter this winter.

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Find all your hitch and tow, RV exterior pieces, or maintenance essentials online!

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