RV supplies are absolutely important to your outdoor experience, and also using and servicing your motorhome. On his website MotorhomesGalore.com, Alex Morgan provides users with latest tips and expert advice.
Though modern recreational vehicles are almost like a fully furnished apartment house on wheels, affording all the comforts and luxuries conceivable can be a real pain. Then you have to maintain, service and stow when not in use. Besides, the huge initial investment on these RVs appears to be sheer wastage of hard earned money, since many users end up not using them often. Owning a recreational vehicle also means lot of work. You have to load and unload all the equipment and gear every time you go somewhere. A lot of the work can go in setting up camp, hooking up water, checking about the sanitation, electricity (the batteries will go down if left unattended the whole of winter) and drainage (the pipes invariably get clogged up). Lubrication, tune up, servicing, etc are sure to make you go roving mad.
Rent a recreational vehicle instead
If you take my tip, rent a recreational vehicle first and see how it suits you. With a valid driver’s license, you are free to rent a recreational vehicle that you can test drive for a week or so. See how it feels. If you are not used to drive heavy unwieldy wide-bodied vehicles, you may hit the curves every time you take a turn. Take an impassionate view. Do you really enjoy being in it or are you indulging yourself? Think also of all the possibilities as you are using it and see if it still appeals to you. Rent a recreational vehicle to be sure of the monster.
Rent a recreational vehicle – Benefits
Rent a recreational vehicle to test your endurance, patience and stamina. Though the brightly colored brochure gives vivid pictures of contended families traveling in a multicolored motor home through a wild reserve or a national park, traveling in a recreational vehicle involves lot of work. google_ad_client=”pub-2311940475806896″;google_ad_slot=”0098904308″;google_ad_width=300;google_ad_height=250;
See, if you can adjust to the routine. The rented vehicle will give you that chance to accept or reject it.
There is many other reasons to rent a recreational vehicle. Hiring companies spread all over the US offer excellent service that include (a). Choice of vehicle from a wide selection of fully equipped luxury motor homes from America’s top manufacturers like Fleetwood RV, Winnebago, etc, (b). All their RVs are fully company owned and operated, (c). Toll free roadside assistance with more than 1500 service locations throughout the country, (d). Online reservation.
Some useful tips before you rent a recreational vehicle
Before going to rent a recreational vehicle it may be prudent to consider the topography of the place of visit. See if it is a narrow mountain road or a high plateau. You should also consider the size of the family, their slipping arrangements, storage space, power of the engine, etc.
In late 1998, NADAguides.com was launched to provide values, tools, products and services to assist automotive, marine, powersports, recreation vehicle and manufactured housing consumers during their research and decision-making process. NADAguides offers a broad range of data, products and services, informational articles, tips and advice and video buying guides that help make the vehicle purchasing process easier for consumers. In addition to being known as the leading provider of vehicle pricing and services to consumers, NADAguides is also the largest provider of vehicle data and information to the nation’s leading banks, credit unions, fleet and lease organizations, dealers, insurance companies, government agencies and financial institutions.
Last fall, CMT (Country Music Television) introduced a six 6 show pilot called “Trick My Truck. It is a new reality show featuring a deserving trucker and his 18-wheeler in each episode. The show is a theme similar to pimpmyride and overhaulin, where old vehicles are restored except the target vehicles are semi trucks. A crew of experts searches the truck stops of America looking for run-down trucks whose owners are in need of a break. With the secret help of family members, the owner operator’s big rig is “hijacked”, and completely revamped with all the latest and greatest features and equipment.
Since independent truckers pretty much live in their rigs, dressing up their favorite big rig with exterior, interior, and lighting big rig accessories makes life a whole lot more pleasant, allowing them to bring comforts of home, such as a fridge and microwave, with them on the road.
How to trick your truck is 5 easy steps
When truckers leave home for the road, there focus is usually on everything but finding semi truck chrome accessories for their truck. However, something may spark them to call us on a whim and ask: “where can I find semi truck accessories to trick my truck?” Here are some tips to find the big rig accessories you need.
1. Have the last 8 digits of your VIN available
Unlike light truck accessories, semi truck accessories are manufacturered specifically for a truck, such as Peterbilt accessories or kenworth accessories. Or, semi truck accessory manufacturers also produce universal accessories. Universal accessories are designed to be used on all makes and models of trucks. If you have the VIN available, a good semi truck accessory distributor can look up your truck and see specific manufacturer diagrams to determine if accessories are specifically made for your vehicle. For example, if you’re looking for Peterbilt chrome or Freightliner accessories, they are easier to locate with a VIN.
2. A picture says a thousand words
It makes it much easier for a semi truck accessory supplier to find accessories for your truck if they have a quality photo to work with when they communicate with semi truck accessory manufacturers. Many times we can locate specific parts with a broadcast email to many semi truck accessory manufacturers.
3. Dinosaurs (paper catalogs) are extinct. Online catalogs are the way to go.
On any given day, we will receive 15-20 requests for catalogs. Print costs and paper are extremely expensive and usually produced every two years. They also significantly impact the cost structure of big rig accessories. Online catalogs are the best to locate your semi truck accessories because most manufacturers keep their websites current with the latest additions to their product lines. For example, Rockwood products has several new Peterbilt accessories that you can only see on their website.
4. Let your cell phone do your shopping
find a supplier willing to become your chrome guy that has the knowledge and expertise to find what you need. Call them with your VIN, tell them what you want, and let them do their job. We receive many calls each day from truckers looking to trick their truck with the newest semi truck accessories. The conversation always begins with ” where can I find this accessory”! Let the supplier find what you need and the entire transaction can take place over the phone!
6. Older trucks need love too!
At least two to three times a day someone calls with an older truck application. They are usually frustrated because they haven’t found any chrome for their truck. Ask your supplier if a custom quote is available for the accessory you want. this is not an unusual request. Semi truck manufacturers have the tooling in place to make almost any customized semi truck accessory you request.
From roof to fender to grill to cab, you can find all the accessories you need that will have your truck reflecting your independent and freewheeling spirit. Using the tips we discussed, you shouldn’t have any problem dressing up your truck with trickmytruck semi truck accessories.
The author has twenty five years experience in the automotive aftermarket in sales, marketing, product management, benchmarking and best practices, and E-Commerce web development. He is currently a Manager of Marketing and E-Commerce Business Development, and the webmaster behind a semi truck parts and accessory site chromemytruck.com.
He can be reached anytime at 888-802-0010.
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