Had this sent to me today. A web based radio station talking about my book and fundraiser.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Finding, Buying and Using the Perfect RV in Print
Hatfield, PA – July 9, 2015
According to RVIA.ORG, for 2014 there were more than 350,000 new RVs sold in the US which represents just 30% of all RV sales. That means that in 2014 alone more than 1 million RV were sold. RVIA.ORG also states that there are over 9 million RVs on the road today. Finding, Buying and Using the Perfect RV takes the buyer from determining what is needed versus what is wanted and then choosing the Perfect RV for their situation. Once the perfect RV is fund the book helps to determine if there are any underlying problems by walking the buyer through a comprehensive pre purchase inspection covering all major components of the RV. Finally, the author takes the new RV owner through the process of packing, weighing and using their new RV. Making the process perfect from beginning to end.
Raymond Laubert is a Certified RV Inspector with the National Recreational Vehicle Inspectors Association (NRVIA). He is also a 40 year camping veteran and currently traveling the USA on a full-time basis. He has taken his experience and training with recreational vehicles and written an easy to understand book for those looking to buy their first recreational vehicle or upgrade to a different model.
“So many people today have no clue about buying this house on wheels. Just like purchasing a house you need to learn about all of the ins and outs about finding, buying and using the RV. Unlike buying a house, there is no real estate agent to guide you, that is were this book comes in. Helping you make your selection and reducing the chance of a lemon.”
Finding, Buying and Using the Perfect RV is available at http://rv-inspection-service.com/book-store for electronic versions or from Amazon for printed and Kindle versions.
Contact information: Raymond Laubert, Author, email@example.com,
Removed from website publication
23 Pinewood Circle,
Hatfield, PA 19440
This weeks article is on balancing the load of an RV. Although it is mainly for the trailers, motorized RVs also have some limits. So why should we worry about balancing an RVs load? Well to start with, safety. An unbalanced load is harder to pull, harder to control in emergency situations and in poorer weather. In addition, it can put your vehicle in jeopardy.
The proper weight distribution is about 10 percent of the total trailer weight on the tongue of the trailer. The way you pack the trailer will greatly effect this. Too much weigh in the front and the tongue will be too heavy causing the tow vehicle to lift the front end, reducing steering capability. To much weight in the rear will cause the tongue to lift taking weight off the rear axle and reducing your braking capabilities as well as traction. Also too much weight in the rear will cause the trailer to sway side to side. Even a light weight trailer in this condition can cause the vehicle to lose control and accidents can happen.
Now an equalizer hitch will help as it distributes the weight between the tow vehicle and trailer. It works by transferring the weight from the tongue of the trailer to the front wheels for the tow vehicle. But only to a point and only for front heavy loads on the trailer. Rear heavy loads will still cause the sway and lifting of the rear end of the tow vehicle.
So how should you load the RV? Start by placing the heavy items low in the RV. Things like can foods, water, soda, beer, pots and pans, scuba gear 🙂 in the lower cabinets. Put the lighter things up high, like left over potato chips, candy etc. Also look at side to side weight distribution. Place your tools on the opposite side of the rig from the propane tank. Inside, distribute the weight from left to right as well.
Also remember weight is a major issue (Yes I know I harp on this a lot). Your tires can only hold so much weight before they will blow out. Make sure they are properly inflated.
Recreational Vehicles are a complicated and expensive piece of equipment. They are our homes on wheels and as such have all the equipment we find in our homes plus some. If you are a mechanic, you probably feel pretty comfortable about checking the chassis, engines, transmissions etc. but how about the heater, air conditioner, water and septic systems? If your a builder you could take a good look at the construction, but you may be lost in the electronics. None of us are trained in all areas of an RV and that is where an inspection by a certified RV Inspector comes in.
The inspection process takes a few hours and will provide the piece of mind that a home inspection brings when buying the house. You get a third parties trained and certified opinion on the current condition and safety of the recreational vehicle.