Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dometic introduces new LED awning light strip > RV Daily Report |

Dometic introduces new LED awning light strip > RV Daily Report |

via Dometic introduces new LED awning light strip > RV Daily Report |.

 

 

LED lighting has come a long way in a short amount of time, Yes they have been around for some time, but as many can remember they were very expensive and in very limited use and availability.

 

So now we fast forward to today and we have hundreds if not more of LEDs type lights in most if not all types and locations available. I think it is great the engineers have made a very cost effective light in the color that most people will expect and they run very cool and draw almost no power compared to old style incandescent lighting.

 

I changed all the interior lighting over in my coach to led (and a few outdoor) because of two reasons;

 

1) was the cost factor as of now I have my coach at a seasonal site and with that we pay for the electric ourselves, now that was not bad when we were in NJ as they allow for the camper to pay home (residential) rates, but for the last two years we have a site in NY and of course NY does not allow this and we pay a accelerated commercial rate, so just so you can see this in black and white ( NJ $100 per season/ NY $90.00 per month) so you can see it makes a big difference!

 

2) This same coach which is a cedar creek 35 ts 5th wheel trailer has one single switch for all the main coach lights, and the moment when you would turn on the lights the fan for the power converter would be on high, now it does not sound bad but this means there is a big draw of power, since I changed all the interior lights over to LED, not only does the fan not come on for the lighting, but it never comes on at all! And I dropped my electric bill to about $50.00 per month, so it only took one season to pay off the lights!!

 

So to see these types of lights grow in their location use and type’s available people will start using then.

 

Now I have nothing to say wrong about local retailers and their pricing BUT like so many things when they are new and or hot items, the customer pay a very steep price for said items, but I found a location that will sell direct and they offer all types of LED bulbs in both 12 volt and 120 volts (as well as others) so go to

 

http://www.ledlightbulb.net/index.htm this web address is the manufacture in China so you will have to wait for shipping (15 to 25 day) but it is very worth the wait!!

 

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Fun In The Shade to produce Realtree Camo awnings > RV Daily Report |

Fun In The Shade to produce Realtree Camo awnings > RV Daily Report |

via Fun In The Shade to produce Realtree Camo awnings > RV Daily Report |.

 

I can see a lot of folks wanting this option, this makes sense outdoors, and camping, shade cover and Camo it all makes sense to me!!

Full Time RVer: Solution for RV Memory Foam Mattress Mildew

Full Time RVer: Solution for RV Memory Foam Mattress Mildew

via Full Time RVer: Solution for RV Memory Foam Mattress Mildew.

 

 

This is something I have never thought to look for, my couch is dry, but for anyone who owns a couch with a bed slide you now that the cool air does come up on the bottom of the slide and make the mattress cold, so condensation would be an issue.

 

I have looked into this and if you do a web search you will find (http://www.hyperventmarine.com/index.html) and it does appear to be on the expensive side “but most marine items are” But then it is your health so you can weight that out for yourself.

 

I will be looking at the issue in the spring as I do not need any other medical issues in my life, so I would highly suggest that at least you look at your mattress bottom the next time you get to your rv and take a look, I feel the most foam/rubber mattress might be affected at some time!

 

 

 

First Combined Good Sam Park ‘Guide’ Released | Woodall\’s Campground Management

First Combined Good Sam Park ‘Guide’ Released | Woodall\’s Campground Management

via First Combined Good Sam Park ‘Guide’ Released | Woodall\’s Campground Management.

 

 

Here is the first of the NEW CAMPING directory!!

 

I know there are people out there that are happy and upset about this, even some folks have said they will not purchase this directory, and there were folks who worked for (Trailer Life) who sold the listing who left their job, but in my small world I feel this will be better in the long run.

 

I understand how people can get upset, they do not want change, they had some type of situation that left a very sour taste in their mouth, I have had things like this happen to me, and I have had issues some to my family as BIG issues at the time with Good Sam, but in the long run it all worked out where all parties were made hole again, And I have been a Lifetime member with good Sam for a few years now.

 

I have not had one of these new directories in my hands as of yet, but I am sure it will help out a number of great people as they travel this great country we call home, so when you get a chance take a look, it may look new, but I am sure it will be the same great info the old directors gave as they are after all the same company ( Affinity) SO to the people who are upset about this change I am sorry, but like so many other things in the last 10 years to me and my family, life moves on, the sun comes up the next day, and so on, so take a new look!

 

42 Parks Earn ‘A’ Grades in Guest Review Survey | Woodall\’s Campground Management

42 Parks Earn ‘A’ Grades in Guest Review Survey | Woodall\’s Campground Management

via 42 Parks Earn ‘A’ Grades in Guest Review Survey | Woodall\’s Campground Management.

 

Well a very big CONGRATS to anyone who was lucky to win the award, I know I said lucky but I also know it was not luck, it takes a ton of hard work to ever win these types of titles, I hope to be able to go and camp at these parks sometime in the future.

 

Kroft: Why Have No Banking Executives Been Prosecuted? – Home – The Daily Bail

Kroft: Why Have No Banking Executives Been Prosecuted? – Home – The Daily Bail

via Kroft: Why Have No Banking Executives Been Prosecuted? – Home – The Daily Bail.

 

And what is your take on this??

Who is really happy with who there was to vote for, or is in office at this moment??

VIDEO: Isaacsons Craft Campground Light Show | Woodall\\\’s Campground Management

VIDEO: Isaacsons Craft Campground Light Show | Woodall\\’s Campground Management

via VIDEO: Isaacsons Craft Campground Light Show | Woodall\\\’s Campground Management.

 

 

This was a great little video, and with what is shown you folks deserve a very big round of applause, as it look amazing

 

Thanks for all the time and work as it is just wonderful

 

Rand McNally Taking Its Market-Leading RV Navigation into the OEM Channel – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee

Rand McNally Taking Its Market-Leading RV Navigation into the OEM Channel – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee

via Rand McNally Taking Its Market-Leading RV Navigation into the OEM Channel – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee.

 

This is great news for all who may receive one of these new RV with this system install!!

 

The system that Rand-McNally has put together with their great mapping and all the great RV functions are a marriage made in heaven for the rving community. Before you had three choices;

 

1) Pot luck; hope you did not be put into too much of a bad spot by not knowing where you going, ie; low bridges, to turn around because of size etc.

 

2) Purchase a car based Gps system and then hope (read above)

 

3) Or purchase a big rig Gps which are big bucks (well over $500.00) and they have things that an rv’er does not need, and many things are missing that are helpful to rv’er.

 

So unless you are a long haul big rig driver which most RVers are not you were stuck for the most part with the choices above which sometimes leave the person or family high and dry.

 

Now just a note of info, I have a family member who owns a large class A motor home that he uses mostly for business, and it came with a factory installed Gps, ( from Panasonic) he also had a car type Gps, and then he bit bullet and also purchased a trucker Gps and if you go any distance ( like Ny to FL, or Ny to CA) all three Gps’s will give you completely different directions, I mention this for one main reason “always have a current back up road atlas” As no Gps is perfect!

 

But I feel that this new alliance will as close as we have at this time, so look for these in nest years RV shows, Happy Camping

 

 

 

 

Solving the mystique of automatic generator starting > RV Daily Report |

Solving the mystique of automatic generator starting > RV Daily Report |

via Solving the mystique of automatic generator starting > RV Daily Report |.

 

This article may be very helpful or at least informative to some as the inner workings of you “auto start system”

 

If you have one of these (lucky you) hope this help you out with some questions you may have had

 

 

 

Cold weather kits help fridges operate in low temps > RV Daily Report |

Cold weather kits help fridges operate in low temps > RV Daily Report |

via Cold weather kits help fridges operate in low temps > RV Daily Report |.

 

I think this is a great idea, ( did not know this was a concern) as i have never camped in weather this cold, i would also like to see dometic do the same since this is a issue, will also look this up online since i never knew this was an issue like most who have never camped in weather this cold!

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