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Keeping a traveling log

Should I do that?


We are seeing a great rise in full time RV-living families. With this, we have had lots of questions about should I or shouldn’t I? Should I keep that open? Should I secure that while I’m traveling? Should I turn off the battery when not in use? Should I remember that noise?
Here at RV Sales we are a First-time buyer friendly company. We don’t think any question should be overlooked and we want to make sure your RV living is as smooth as possible. So, we stand behind the idea of keeping a log. I don’t know about you but I have a memory that seems to fail me at times, call it age, call it a brain too full of great idea’s, call it whatever you want but it’s the [...]

Changing your RV tires

When should I do it?

How often should I change the tires on my RV?

Well, it’s a great question because some of us don’t use our RV as much as our regular vehicles. So, if it’s just sitting why should I change the tires? Here’s our answer to that. The suggestion from the Manufacturers is that after five years the RV trailer tires should be replaced regardless of the tire appearance or tread depth. You really get about three to five years on your trailer tires, after three years, regardless of how much you use it, one third of the tires life is already gone.
Because we don’t have a magic ball to predict the future, being safe is much better than being sorry. Trailer tires just don’t last like a regular car tire and although it may be a bit expensive to replace your tires, it’s much more expensive to replace a part of your trailer due [...]

Excel has been known as one of the best RVs in the industry for more than half a century. Their innovative design and custom rigs for full-timers has created a loyal following. Unfortunately, when Peterson Industries closed unexpectedly in March of 2015 Excel owners discovered that they were owners of what is now called an “Orphan RV “. An RV is referred to as an “orphan” if the company that manufactured it is no longer in business. Two years later, many Excel owners are curious how that effects their resale value.
As Excel’s #1 dealer for Peterson Industries, we likely have the largest stock of used Excels on the market today; Here is what we know.
When Excel closed, NADA book values dropped immediately, which hurt all of us. We had eight new Excels and twenty used Excels on the lot when Peterson closed. We feel your pain but on an even larger [...]

It’s almost that time again, when RV Sales dresses up about 40 trailers to provide a safe place for our community kids to trick or treat. Not just that, but we ask our community to bring in 1 canned food or non-perishable food item for admission and everything goes to our local food pantry. We have received many donations towards this event but we’re not quite to our goal yet. Every year we bring pallets of food and cash donations to Bethel just in time for the Holiday need. This time of year is critical to some our local families and here at RV Sales, we take that seriously.

So, whether You’d like to sponsor a whole trailer, donate $5.00, 5 lbs of candy or a smiling face to hand it all out on Halloween night, we NEED you! Call us today to find out about sponsoring a trailer and do your part in [...]

Arriving in November

2018 Nash 26N

We are excited to bring another Nash onto the lot in November. This beautiful 26N has a Shimmering Sands interior color and a spacious floor plan with booth dinette slideout. This beauty comes with amazing standard features like 10 Gal DSI Gas/Elect Quick Recovery Water Heater, Digital Thermostat, Efficient Residential-Style Ducted Heating, Carefree Travel’R 12V Awning w/Adjustable Pitch Hardware, TV Antenna/Battery Disconnect, 20 Watt Solar Panel, Sidewall Solar Port and it’s Generator, Satellite and Solar ready and of course it’s a 4 seasons build. This trailer has been upgraded with a 15K Air conditioner, Thermal pane windows and a 32″ LED TV.

We are so excited to grow our Nash inventory but even more excited to offer you peace of mind on your next vacation.

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Join us May 13 and 14, 2016 for our Open House! We will be having a ton of fun, as we are also doing the ribbon cutting to celebrate BOTH our third generation of business ownership and our new RV lines, Arctic Fox and IGo! Come join us for free seminars, free food, and a great time. Representatives from Arctic Fox and IGo will be on hand to chat with you about their RVs. While you’re here, take a peek at our NEW Arctic Foxes and IGos in our inventory…or even better, come in and see them yourself before the crowds arrive!

Hello Excel Club of New Mexico Members!

The 2016 Spring Rally is coming up! It will be April 22-24, 2016 at the Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort. Call 575-744-5996 to make your reservations. The resort address is 402 Highway 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935. The resort has a new policy regarding reservations: When you call to reserve your space, they are charging the entire length of your stay instead of just the first night.

Tommy Cabe, your club president, will send out the schedule for the rally in early March–so keep your eyes on your email and the RV Sales website for updates! We will definitely be playing Pickleball, and the meal on Saturday night will be in small self-organized groups rather than a catered meal or a large group. More details will be forthcoming in the schedule!

We will see you all there!

Check it out! RV Business named the EverGreen IGo one of its Top RV Debuts for 2016! We think it’s a fantastic travel trailer, and we are glad others in the industry think so too! We have six new IGos on the lot, all with different floor plans, so come see what all the buzz is about. You can also take a look at ours at rvsalesnm.com, and see all the available floorplans, options, and specifications for the IGo, IGo Cloud, and IGo Pro at http://www.goevergreenrv.com/page/75/Travel-Trailers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(“RV Business” magazine, vol. 67 no. 1, January/February 2016: pg. 55)

We replaced more holding tanks last year than we would have liked to.  It’s a costly and messy repair. We want to help you learn more about your RV so that you can try to avoid it: Excel uses 2 piece holding tanks that are parallel to the RV under the basement. Excel made a frame from 2X2s, angle iron, and a cross member for the wider lip of the holding tank to rest upon. Most of your tanks are hanging down suspended from the frame.  When the weight of the waste accumulates in the body of the tank, it applies an extraordinary amount of pressure to the seam where the tank and the lip meet.   A majority of the tanks that fail will have stress cracks along the weakest point in the seam along that lip. To avoid splitting your tank, haul with a minimal amount of fluid/ weight whenever possible. If your tank [...]

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