Wednesday, April 30, 2008

DVD: Alaska: RV Adventure of a Lifetime

Come along on the adventure of a lifetime! Filmmaker John Holod has done a spectacular job on this entertaining 85-minute tour of the best places to see in Alaska by RV. More than 25 years ago John Holod traveled 1,400 miles of dirt road up the Alaska Highway to visit the last frontier by motorcycle. The lure of the great state has brought him back again and again through the years. This time he invites you to come along in the comfort of his motorhome. John shares his favorite places and shows you the best routes to save you time and money on your next Alaska adventure. John begins on the Alaska Highway, then moves onto other routes, pointing out all the highlights along the way. Even if you never plan to travel the routes yourself, you will thoroughly enjoy John’s narration, his wonderful scenic videos, and his stops at the unique and scenic attractions along the way. Learn more or order

Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures (Over 50)

This completely revised and updated edition has even more information about trips, discounts, clubs, programs, and special perks for anyone over 50. "Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50" includes amazing bargains on: Airfares, hotels, car rentals, and public transportation. Vacations designed for grandparents and grandkids. Adventure destinations, tennis camps, golf vacations, ski clubs, bike trips, and walking tours. Free-or almost free-college educations. Learn more or order

Alaska Almanac

Everyone knows Alaska is our biggest state, that Mt. McKinley is North America's tallest mountain, and that Nome is colder than anywhere you should ever want to be. But did you know that your chances of being killed by a bear in Alaska are greater than your chances of being run over by a New York City cabbie? Or that it gets so chilly up there that your tires will go flat? Or that half of all Alaskan “man-overboard” accidents happen because a guy tried to relieve himself over the side? Well these are things you should know. Now you have no excuse, because this 31st edition of The Alaska Almanac will guide you toward a thorough understanding of this weird and wonderful state. Learn more or order

Silver Palaces

Once these silver palaces were on the road, well, the end of the highway was never in sight. Travel back in time and experience America's silver masters of the road with vintage trailer expert Douglas Keister as he explains the simple, historical beginning of the streamlined trailer, its evolution, and the state of vintage trailer collection and restoration today. If Airstream is the queen of travel trailers, then the Silver Streak is a sister, Spartan and Boles Aero were its cousins, and the Hunt and Thompson housecars were the mansions of the road. Photographs of all these and more-plus the vintage automobiles that pull them around the country today-will delight and entertain you. Find out how the many challenges in making mobile spaces for living were addressed, how World War II affected trailer production and evolution, and how the RV and travel associations that sprang up around the country influenced the growth of this incredibly American obsession! Learn more or order

2008 Next Exit Directory

Never take a wrong exit off an Interstate highway again. The 2008 Next Exit lists every exit along every Interstate and details exactly what you will find at each: gas stations (including which brands and if they offer diesel), campgrounds, truck stops, casinos, laundries, retail stores (by name) shopping malls, movie theaters, factory outlet malls, drug stores, hospitals, rest areas, and more. Businesses are identified by name. Looking for a Wal-Mart? The Next Exit will tell you exactly which exit to take to find it. The Next Exit is the most complete Interstate highway directory published and a best seller year after year. Learn more or order

RVer's Guide to Corps of Engineers Campgrounds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages more than 12 million acres of land and water. RVer’s Guide to Corps of Engineers Campgrounds describes over 600 Corps-managed campgrounds on nearly 200 lakes around the country. All the featured lakes have campgrounds with developed sites suitable for RVs. Detailed campground information includes location and directions to each campground, season of operation, fees, amenities and facilities, RV length limit, number of campsites and type of hookups available. Learn more or order

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wow - Postcard from surprised customer

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Yet another happy customer. Thanks so much for sharing!

The postcard reads:


So surprised to receive our order SO quick!

Great Customer service.

This was our first order, but be assured with service l ike this it will not be out last."

Friday, April 18, 2008

America's Best Low-Tax Retirement Towns

It's possible to save thousands of dollars a year in retirement by choosing a tax-friendly retirement town. Your state and local taxes will change if you move in retirement, probably to a greater degree than you’d ever imagine. Learn which towns' taxes are lowest and which are the highest in this easy-to-use guide. The authors tally the total taxes of 203 metropolitan areas and top retirement towns. They included state and local income tax, property tax, personal property tax, sales tax and a slew of other miscellaneous and well-disguised taxes, then rank each city's total tax burden for easy comparison. Learn more or order

DVD: RVing Alaska (with Joe and Vicki Kieva)

What if you had an RVer friend who was a veteran traveler of the Alaska Highway and the Alaska Ferry system, and they were willing to share everything they knew about the trip with you? Well, that’s what you get here. RV travel experts Joe and Vicki Kieva tell you what to expect and how to prepare for an RV trip to and from Alaska. Topics include: road conditions and driving tips, campgrounds, fuel stops, repair facilities, stores and restaurants along the Alaska Highway. They tell you how to prepare for the trip and offer border crossing tips. The Kievas tell you why they like to take the ferry to Alaska and then return home with their RV via the Alaska Highway. In this DVD by producer John Holod, you’ll learn about travel on the ferry, too -- costs, eating and sleeping onboard, the best time to visit to see wildlife (and avoid mosquitos), how to access the Internet along the way, and how to deal with pets if they come along. Really, Joe and Vicki pretty much answer all the questions any Alaska-bound RVer would ask about the trip. Learn more or order

Interstate Travel Guide

The Interstate Travel Guide is the book to quickly and easily locate rest areas, welcome centers, scenic turnouts, Flying J Travel Plaza locations, and RV dump stations, along America's Interstate highways. Rest area listings include amenities available such as restrooms, family restrooms, telephones, picnic tables, vending machines, RV dump stations, designated pet walk areas, handicap facilities, on-site security and wireless Internet access. You'll also find general rest area usage rules. The Interstate Travel Guide is packed with information and is one book every RV traveler should have tucked away in his or her glove box! Learn more or order

Friday, April 4, 2008

Walkthrough Reference Manual

The RV Walkthough Reference Manual is written with the help a certified RVIA technician with more than ten years experience walking new RV buyers through their newly purchased recreational vehicles. New RV buyers who do not have the luxury of an extended walk through (most dealerships will take 30-45 minutes to do the job), will find this handy little book a big help, and save much frustration trying to figure things out. For its low price, this fully detailed and illustrated manual is written concisely, and covers both towable RVs and motorhomes. An RV owner can refer it over and over, for example, when a particular RV’s manual is hard to understand or simply does not address a certain procedure or system. Topics include how to use all systems -- LP gas, electric, water, sewer including specialized topics like water heaters, thermostats, slide outs, jack leveler, awnings, antennas, storage compartments, underbelly and low point water drains. . . Learn more or order

The Green Book

This is an absolutely fascinating book. Get it for yourself or give it as a gift. Or both. You will learn hundreds of ways to change your habits to improve the Earth’s environment, and even money. For example: Don't ask for ATM receipts. If everyone in the United States refused their receipts, it would save a roll of paper more than two billion feet long, or enough to circle the equator fifteen times!

Get a voice-mail service for your home phone. If all answering machines in U.S. homes were replaced by voice-mail services, the annual energy savings would total nearly two billion kilowatt hours. The resulting reduction in air pollution would be equivalent to removing 250,000 cars from the road for a year!

With wit and authority, authors Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen provide hundreds of solutions for all areas of your life, pinpointing the smallest changes that have the biggest impact on the health of our precious planet. This isn’t just a book for RVers, but anybody. Learn more or order

Recreation Vehicle Pre Delivery Inspection

This comb-bound publication is published by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s Standards and Education Department. Until now, it was only available to RV technicians. The 8 1/2 x 11 book introduces and explains the many important steps in inspecting the RV before its delivery to the customer, including checking LP gas systems, pre-testing all appliances and accessories, testing and inspecting the AC and DC electrical system; checking safety items, lighting, window roof molding seals, and wiper blades; checking and lubing doors; visually inspecting chassis; checking lug nuts and tire pressure; testing water supply and drainage systems; and conducting a test drive. The book contains many checklists and illustrations. Learn more or order

Preventative Maintenance

This comb-bound publication is published by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s Standards and Education Department. Until now, it was only available to RV technicians. The 8 1/2 x 11 book examines what services to perform for preventive maintenance, including checking LP gas systems; servicing and adjusting appliances; testing G.F.Is; winterizing and de-winterizing coach; checking safety items; checking and lubing doors; checking exterior lights; checking window roof molding seals; changing oil and filter on power plants; checking wiper blades; Learn more or order

Introduction to Recreational Vehicle Service

This comb-bound publication is published by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s Standards and Education Department. Until now, it was only available to RV technicians. The 8 1/2 x 11 book provides an introduction to the RV industry, the various types of RVs and their structural characteristics and systems, the basic tools utilized by RV technicians, and safety in the RV workplace. Summaries of industry codes and standards and RV technician job classifications are also included as well as basic information on using RV service manuals. Developing and demonstrating solid customer relations and record keeping skills is also addressed. Learn more or order