The Advantages of a Custom-Built Chassis – Part Two

spartan_logoPreviously, we spoke with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation about the importance of a custom-built chassis to your overall RVing experience, as well as the advantages a custom chassis offers over a one-size-fits-all application.

To learn more about these benefits, we contacted the team at Spartan Chassis. Spartan Chassis is a world leader in the design, engineering and flexible production of chassis and components that consistently deliver superior performance, exceptional safety ratings and technological innovations. Both the 2015 Essex and King Aire luxury coaches come standard with a Spartan chassis.

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Newmar to Partner with Tents for Troops

T4T_LOGONewmar Corporation is happy to announce a new partnership that will allow us to show our appreciation for the brave men and women enlisted in our nation’s armed forces.

For every coach we retail in 2015, Newmar will make a contribution to Tents for Troops, an organization that works with campgrounds and RV parks throughout the United States and Canada to provide free accommodations to active military members.

To learn more, we spoke with Charlie Curry, founder of Tents for Troops and owner of the Toutle River RV Resort in Castle Rock, Washington.

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Guest Post – 8 Easy Ways to Stay Active and Healthy Out on the Road

TheFitRV-Logo-TaglineStef and James launched TheFitRV.com with the goal of “keeping you and your RV on the road.” As a Top 50 RV Blog, The Fit RV delivers valuable tips and tricks to help RVers enjoy a happier, healthier RVing experience. Whether you’re looking for workouts, recipes, RV advice or park reviews, TheFitRV.com can help.

Have you ever wondered what qualifies a person as “old?” Many say it’s the arrival of a certain age. Others simply claim old age begins when our first grandbaby is born. Still, some believe we should consider ourselves “old” after we develop certain physical attributes. Of course, we all grow older, but becoming “old” isn’t something that is inevitable or forced upon us, as many choose to believe. It comes down to our choices and how we decide to live as the years pass us by.

Staying active is the key to aging well and remaining healthy and on the road for a long, long time. There are all sorts of opportunities to stay active, even if you live in your RV fulltime. Yet it can be way too easy to relax the day away in a lawn chair, watching the activity around you instead of engaging in it. But by doing so, you’re missing out, letting your body grow older in the process.

Below, I have included some ways you can incorporate more activity into your busy RV lifestyle that will help you to look younger, feel healthier and improve your overall quality of life.

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Guest Post – 10 Simple RV-Friendly Recipes

cathyleaCathy Lea, editor of GoodRVFood.com, is a long-time RVer who loves to cook as much as she loves to travel. She uses GoodRVFood.com to provide RV travelers with simple recipe ideas, most of which can be prepared using just a stove top, camp stove or grill.

I love traveling part-time in my motorhome. I also love to eat out, but in order to keep costs down and avoid going hungry during extended stays in my favorite state and national parks, I have to develop plenty of tasty recipes. Below, I’ve shared a few of my best easy-to-prepare recipes, none of which require the use of an oven.

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The Advantages of a Custom-Built Chassis – Part One

xc-r_chassisOne of the most overlooked aspects of a high-quality motor coach is the chassis. As the foundation of your motorhome, a well-made, expertly-designed chassis plays an important role in how much – or how little – you enjoy traveling from coast-to-coast in your Class A RV.

Given our commitment to industry-leading quality and superior engineering, it should come as no surprise that we at Newmar choose to work with the world’s best to equip each of our diesel and luxury coaches with a custom-built chassis. After all, a custom chassis offers several benefits compared to a one-size-fits-all application.

To learn more about these benefits, we spoke with Bryan Henke, Manager of Product Marketing for Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation. A subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis that are renowned for their exceptional ride and handling characteristics, tight turning radius and extraordinary dependability. The 2015  Ventana LE, Ventana, Dutch Star, Mountain Aire and London Aire come standard with a Freightliner Custom Chassis, while one is an option of the 2015 Essex.

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Guest Post – 10 Rules of the Road for New RVers

Recently, we spoke with Gary Lewis, Founder of RV Basic Training, an organization established to “teach RV owners everything they need to know to enjoy a safe, comfortable and incident-rvguy_trainerfree RV driving experience.”

Based in Southern California, RV Basic Training offers motorhome enthusiasts located across the United States with expert instruction through the RV Boot Camp program. RV Boot Camp sends an experienced instructor to you so that you can learn in the comfort of your own coach.

Below, Gary talks about what led up to the establishment of RV Basic Training before explaining the ten rules all new RVers should know before hitting the road in 2015.

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2015 Newmar Coaches Continue to Garner Rave Reviews

FMC_MAGAt Newmar, our greatest validation comes from listening to our customers tell us how thrilled they are with the coaches we work so hard to design, engineer and build. Still, it’s nice to hear (or in most cases, read) positive feedback provided by the industry experts who test and review our motorhomes for the purpose of informing RV enthusiasts the world over.

So, we were more than happy to see Newmar motor coaches on the cover of both Family Motor Coaching Magazine and Motorhome Magazine for February 2015. Family Motor Coaching Magazine took an in-depth look at the all-new 2015 London Aire, while Motorhome Magazine delivered a thorough review of the 2015 Dutch Star.

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What to Do if You Have a Warranty Claim

warranty-infoRecently, we spoke with Tony Hermann, Newmar Warranty Manager and Carl Snyder, Newmar Customer Service Manager and asked them, “What should a Newmar customer do if they have a question about their warranty or need help filing a claim?” Both gentlemen shared plenty of information meant to assist our customers, including what makes Newmar’s Service and Warranty department second to none.

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The People Behind the Difference – Ritchie Diener

At Newmar, we believe our people are our greatest asset. Without their commitment to industry-leading quality and Newmardedication to doing right by our customers, there is no Newmar Difference.

To help you get to know the men and women behind our spectacular line of Class-A coaches, we spoke with several members of the Newmar team about their roles and how they contribute to our shared success.

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Guest Post – The Road Trip of a Lifetime

RTFAD-CoachinSunLast year, my wife Lynda and I began our journey as full-time RVers, driving from California to Colorado for a family reunion in our 39-foot Newmar Kountry Star diesel pusher.

Although we’d faced some challenges over the years, what ultimately led to this cross-country adventure was Lynda finding out she had breast cancer in 2006. At that point, our lives changed dramatically.

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