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Archive for 2011

RVer talks about the damage to her RV and the owner tells what happened when a tornado hit his Massachusetts campground last month.

In the following video the same campground owner describes the situation where a camper was killed when her motorhome was turned upside down during the tornado.

I think it is important to note here that the tornado was in Massachusetts, a state not know for tornadoes. This spring, northern California reported three damaging tornados. Again, California is not known for tornados. It’s important that RVers experience severe weather anywhere be aware of the potential dangers.

I never get tired of watching things being built. Watching RVs being built, either a video or taking a factory tour, is especially interesting to me because it gives me insight into how they are constructed and how I can effect necessary repairs.

Below is a video showing how PleasureWay RV builds the Ford Excel model Class B motorhome.

The Ford Excel requires the most extensive work to convert because it necessitates a width increase of about 8 inches (20 cm). Once the body work is done, the next step is to seal the metal with primer and paint. After that, it is time to start fitting internal components

Low clearance overpasses can be a real concern for RVers as the video below illustrates. Despite the warning signs and flashing “Overheight” lights at this Durham, NC, 11-foot-8 clearance railroad trestle, the driver tows his fifth wheel under and cleanly scrapes the air conditioner off the roof. Not sure if he even knew what happened.

So many high-clearance vehicles crash into the trestle the railroad installed a steel crash beam in front of it. Believe it or not – they have already replaced the beam once!

RVers must know the height of their motorhomes and trailers and add an additional six inches for safety. RVers most always be aware of all overhead obstructions and when in doubt about height avoid going under them.

Watch more videos of trucks crashing into this overpass.

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