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2015 Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Features Video | Pete’s RV Buyer Tips

September 18th, 2014 by josh | Posted in Bay Hill, Evergreen, Fifth Wheels, Pete's RV Video pReView, Product News, RV Buyer Tips | No Comments »

Created for the discerning RV owner who enjoys style, luxury, and innovative design, Bay Hill fifth-wheels meet and exceed all of the expectations for design and quality in its class.

Fifth-wheel owners asked for a well-built and attractive RV with attention to detail and “industry-first” touches. EverGreen delivered. Anyone seeking a spacious and elegantly appointed coach without the high-ticket price you might expect in a variety of similar high-profile fifth-wheels can now own the Bay Hill fifth-wheel from EverGreen.

RV Lifestyle Consultant Chad Shepard and Sales Assistant Laura Chartrand meet up with Bay Hill rep, Brian Walczak to mesmerize you as they walk through the high-end interior features found in the Bay Hill Fifth Wheels (using a 295RL for the demo) including:

  • Brand-Name Appliances & Furniture
  • Constructed & Equipped for Full-Time Living
  • Stainless Steel Appliances including Dishwasher (on most floorplans)
  • Amish-Crafted Hardwood Cabinetry & Self-Shutting Drawers
  • Atwood Unlimited Hot Water Heater
  • Arched Ceilings
  • Hardwood Dinette with Leaflet & Hidden Storage
  • Flush-Floor, Insulated Slideouts

Some additional features to make you fall in love with Bay Hill fifth wheels:

  • Optional Trail Air Pin Box System
  • Lippert Hydraulic Leveling System
  • Gel Coat Integrated with Body Paint for No-Fade Shine
  • Monster Belly Storage with Outdoor Entertainment Connections & Central Vac Canister
  • Outside Speakers (not often found on 5Ws)
  • Frameless, Tinted Windows with Unexposed Moldings
  • Walk-In Glass Door Shower
  • King Bed with Upgraded Pillow Top Mattress

Be sure to browse all features and specifications for Bay Hill fifth wheel floorplans at!

Video Transcript for “2015 Evergreen Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Features (Part 1 of 2)”

Laura: Hey, guys. You’re watching Pete’s RV TV. I’m Laura and this is Chad, and today we have a special treat. We’re taking you through the Bay Hill 295RL.

Chad: I guarantee you’re going to learn something today you’ve never learned before. We have factory backed help here to take us through this Bay Hill, top to bottom, inside and out. We’re going to go through it from one end to the other. First thing we noticed, the Bay Hill, beautiful. Painted front caps. We’ve got wide body construction. Things you’re not going to see in any of the other RVs. We’re excited to offer this Bay Hill product.

Laura: That’s true, Chad. Let’s head inside and meet up with Bryan Walczak. He’s our Bay Hill rep, and he’s going to explain to us all the really great features of the Bay Hill.

Hey, guys. Welcome inside. We’re here with our Bay Hill rep, Bryan Walczak, , and he’s here to explain some of the great features in here. The first thing you’ll notice when you step inside, how beautiful it is. They really go all out in this unit. He’s here to explain all the great things that they do.

Bryan, why don’t you start off by telling us some of the nice features in the kitchen, like with the cabinets?

Bryan: Absolutely. I mean, as you already know, Evergreen is getting more popular by the day in the industry for being more focused on our buying segment. Some of those things are evidenced here in our cabinets. When you look around any of the Bay Hill, as evidenced here in our 295RL, you’re going to see beautiful cabinets all lined up here. All of our hardwood cabinets feature the hidden hinges inside, all spring loaded, so they close automatically. Let me do that again real quick. Close automatically. Very, very unique features. Plus, all of our drawers feature the soft close feature, so once they’re open, then they close automatically. Very neat.

All of our countertops feature the Martha Stewart Collection countertop, which is one of the high end pieces. Plus, our dishwashers. Bay Hill is the only major manufactured fifth wheel that currently offers a dishwasher. Much easier to use.

Laura: That’s right. It’s a great feature.

Chad: So real quickly, Bryan. Bay Hill, it kicks butt in the market. Its been really a big seller for us. Its been [00:02:00] a huge step up for people who have Montana’s, or people who have a Big Horn, or someone who’s looking to upgrade their current fifth wheel, brand new. My favorite thing about it, it’s a wide body coach. Tell us a little about it. We got 100 inches wide.

Bryan: That’s right.

Chad: I mean, that’s, that’s revolutionary in the industry.

Bryan: That’s right.

Chad: Tell us what, what does that give you?

Bryan: Well, everybody’s looking for more space. Now with bigger highways, bigger trucks, we now have the ability to offer larger coaches also. And our coach is 100 inches wide, which is one of the largest on the market, bigger than any major manufactured coach. What’s that going to do is give you wider hallways, over 30 inches of passage room space, larger bathrooms, and of course, larger living areas. When you own a Bay Hill, you’ve got more space.

Chad: Without a doubt. Without a doubt. Now it also gives us taller slide heights.

Bryan: Absolutely.

Chad: I see a lot of, lot of cool stuff that this offers, without a doubt.

Bryan: Absolutely.

Laura: Bryan, you mentioned that we have Martha Stewart countertops here. Can you also tell us some of the other great brands that you guys use?

Bryan: Absolutely. Everything that we use in a Bay Hill’s going to be recognized. First you’re going to find Sharp microwaves. Of course, you’re going to find Norcold refrigerators. You’re going to find flooring that’s Armstrong flooring. You’re going to find Lauren Ashley furniture, and a plethora of other well-known brands throughout the coach.

Chad: Talk a little bit, too. When we talk about the Bay Hill, that’s one thing that strikes me. We have Shaw carpeting, Armstrong flooring, Martha Stewart Collection, Coreon. Just goes the extra mile. We talk about those steps up. It’s home style furniture in this RV.

Bryan: It, it is unique. And one of the things that I was told is the Bay Hill’s are 100% better, because we’re 1% better at 100 different things.

Chad: And people don’t realize, Bay Hill is a fairly small company. I mean, you guys aren’t running 20 or 30 of these down the line a day.

Bryan: No.

Chad: So the quality, attention to detail, and I’m assuming this is built in Elkart, Indiana.

Bryan: Actually, no. We’re built in Middlebury.

Chad: Middlebury.

Bryan: Right in the Amish capitol there. Our average production worker at Evergreen RV, they’ve been working in their teams, in their groups, for well over 20 years. They were building products even before Evergreen came together. So these guys are happy. And if you can have happy people, working at building better product, it’s going to make our customers and our dealers happy.

Chad: Without a doubt. Without a doubt. Couple [00:04:00] things I want to touch upon before we go to the outside. There are a lot of cool features. We’re going to go up and check out the bedroom, too. Laura was in here. We came and checked this out before the video. One thing she pointed out was, check the depth of the sinks, and it sounds kind of, you know, nit picking. But when we get into this level, we are nit picking.

Bryan: Mm hmm (positive).

Chad: Stainless steel sinks.

Bryan: All under mounted. All the sinks are under mounted. And you notice there’s a lot of extra sill. All the sill is neatly all around there. We don’t want to have any leaks in around our, around our sinks. Plus, all of our high rise faucets. Everything is nickel plated or stainless steel. It’s got the pull-out style. It’s got the spray end here also, very easy, very easy to use, and hot and cold feature here on the outside.

Chad: Laura, then when you were mentioning earlier too, the sleeping capacity. So this is the smallest unit. We’re at 34 feet is it?

Bryan: This is actually 34 foot 6 inches long, and it’s got all the features of our larger models packed into this 34 footer.

Chad: So over here we have the lounge recliners?

Bryan: Yeah. This is our Lauren Ashley furniture. Each of these are a theater-style seat. Right here, what we have are three independent components. So if in the future, if your customer wanted to combine them, hook them, attach them together. It’s got storage here inside, in the middle, again on the hidden hinges. Plus, there’s levers here, which allow it to recline. You’re going to find all of our furniture in the Bay Hill has a top stitch, and in some cases, depending on the décor fabric, double top stitch, to double accent exactly what’s going on with the furniture.

Chad: You got it. Without a doubt. And it gives it a great look.

Laura: Bryan, one of my favorite things about the Bay Hill is the fireplace. Could you tell us a little bit about that?

Bryan: Well, again, Bay Hill comes with more standard features than any other fifth wheel. So fireplaces do come standard, along with the leveling system also. The fireplaces are great, because they do put out heat, over 5,000 BTUs worth of heat. There should be a remote that, that’s included with it. Plus you have the larger TVs. So when you look at the entertainment center on a Bay Hill, you’re going to find largest in class, bigger TVs, bigger fireplace.

Chad: Tell us a little bit about shades. I mean, we, we talk about upgraded features. Shades. This has roller shades in ‘em.

Bryan: Yeah.

Chad: But it’s not the standard roller shade that you found, [00:06:00] like, at your home in the spare room.

Bryan: No. No, no. This is actually an upgrade. And what we’re offering is the MCD natural upgrade. This is a complete blackout shade. Okay? This is referred to as a solo shade. The idea is it can keep the heat down. Really, definitely keep the light out. But, , with the 80% tinted windows that are frameless on the outside, it keeps a lot of the heat out, but this is just an added measure.

Laura: This unit also comes with a free-standing dinette. Only the two chairs are shown now, but it comes with four chairs. Is that right?

Bryan: Yeah. Every coach should come with two chairs. There’s two additional folding chairs. Because it’s a couple’s model, we want to focus on having two people put together. Okay? But if you have guests, we understand that, and the folding chairs pack away neatly.

Chad: And Bay Hill does make a bunk model. And we talk about high ends, even the Montana doesn’t make a bunk model, and then our high end fifth wheel Bighorn the same way. This, they make a true bunk model, with the high end features, with the extra sleeping capacity.

Bryan: Absolutely. And that’s called our 385BH. Our 385BH is quickly becoming one of the top performers on the market. For years, people have bought entry level or mid level fifth wheels, and have a natural upgrade into the Bay Hill 385.

Chad: Okay. So this video’s not too, too long, we’re just going to do some rapid R factors on this. Bryan, tell us a little bit.

Bryan: Okay.

Chad: This is high end coach, full, full-time living. I mean, this has got some nice stuff in it.

Bryan: This is an all-weather coach. It’s made for full-time living. R-38 on the roof and floor. Side walls, floor, even the end walls, rear and the slide-in walls, all vacuum laminated. That makes it the best-insulated, best-constructed coach on the market. Triple insulated roof, double batten fiberglass, plus all the extra R-40 flex foil.

Chad: Tell me a little bit. Heated enclosed underbelly.

Bryan: Heated. It’s a basically infrared radiant-type system throughout the underbelly that allows it to heat evenly, not a ducted heat, which just blows air and doesn’t have a return.

Chad: Two options for hot water.

Bryan: That is correct. Our standard is a 10-gallon Atwood water heater, but now we feature the all new Atwood on-demand tankless system. It’s a completely new system on the market. It’s unlimited hot water. I have it in, in my rigs, and I, and I wouldn’t be without it.

Chad: Lighting? [00:08:00] Tell us a little bit about the lighting.

Bryan: Everything is LED. Okay?

Chad: Lights above your head over there.

Bryan: Absolutely. These, these are all LED throughout. Okay? All the LEDs are recessed into the ceiling, and even into the, , the slide rooms here. LED lights use next to no amps. They’re very, very little. And they put out no heat. So on a hot day, of course, like today, it’s not going to make it too hot inside.

Chad: You got it. So, from, we’ll have Laura show us the front bedroom in here. They can do a new position with the camera, and then we’re going to go around the outside real quick.

Bryan: Okay.

Chad: And touch up on any, when people see the Bay Hill on the outside it’s beautiful, something that people don’t forget. So we want to make sure we do a good job on that as well. So, let’s take a minute and we’ll jump outside. Laura can finish up the bedroom and the bathroom here in the front.

Laura: Hey, guys. Laura here again. I’m going to show you the bathroom and the bedroom in this Bay Hill. Okay. We’re in the 295RL. Bathroom, over here, it’s nice, a big nice size. The shower, this is one of my favorite things. It’s huge, lots of room. This thing is seamless. It’s so big that they put this in the unit before they’re even finished building it. There’s a nice three-door shower, so it gives you lots of room to get in. Look at all this wide space that you can to get in. You have a porcelain foot flush toilet, which is nice, and then right behind the door, which you can’t really see, is the vanity. We have a power vent fan in here, as well as a skylight for that extra light in here. There are no windows, so that skylight is great. Adds a lot of light.

I’m going to just squeeze by you into the bedroom. Nice big room up here. We have the option of a king or a queen bed. This is a king size bed. But you do have the options for a queen. They were talking before about the great brands that we have in the Bay Hill, and you’ll see this is a Black Label mattress. It’s a pillow top, very comfy. When you buy the RV, you’re not going to immediately think, “Oh, I have to change the mattress.” This comes, you’re going to love it. It’s very comfortable, just like all of the Bay Hill you’ll see. The slide is going to have windows on both sides for that cross ventilation, which is great up here. It’s going to keep you extra cool. We have the AC. These turn as well as shut, which is nice.

And the best thing about the Bay Hill is the two [00:10:00] closets. I don’t know if you can see back here, but we have washer dryer hookups back here, and then over here is the sliding closet, which we have even more room back here. We’re going to have a TV up here, and we’re going to have the close, glide close doors. Watch that neat. Closes all by itself. You don’t even need to worry about it. We have extra drawer space all down here. Lots of space. So you have the two closets, and then you have the drawers up here. TV, like I said. Lie down in here. You’re going to have lots of room. And then you have the option of the king mattress or the queen mattress.

The video of this presentation by Pete’s RV Center is available at:

Video Transcript for “2015 Evergreen Bay Hill Fifth Wheel Features (Part 2 of 2)”

Chad: The outside is just as beautiful as the inside. As you can tell right away, the Bay Hill, beautiful on the outside. Bryan, tell us a little bit. Let’s talk about the exterior of the coach.

Bryan: Well, when we designed the Bay Hill, the idea was to go with a full body paint look without the cost. Now, there’s still paint. This is painted. The front is painted, but all the sidewalls are injected. Okay? And what’s most important is how it’s constructed. This isn’t your standard fiberglass. This is real gelcoat. The same kind of stuff you’re gonna find in a boat haul. It’s hard core. Okay? Gelcoat is what everybody wishes they could have on their coach.

Chad: And I mean, we’re going up against products like, I mean, this is a still a step over Cedar Creek and stuff like that but they’re using hung fiberglass.

Bryan: That’s correct.

Chad: I mean, we’re taking it to another level, better quality. And I think you had mentioned to me, you know, we do a few hundred things 1 percent better.

Bryan: That’s right. Absolutely.

Chad: And this is part of that.

Bryan: This is part of that. And we want to have confidence and our customers to have confidence that when they buy at Bay Hill, they’re buying a better product. And we can’t just say that, we have to show it in the product on how it’s constructed and better quality materials.

Chad: I agree with that.

Laura: Uh, you were mentioning a little bit about the construction. Can you tell us about the sidewalls and, and how …

Bryan: Absolutely.

Laura: … they make those.

Bryan: Absolutely. Well, the industry standard with all fiberglass is just to what they call pinch rolling. Here at Evergreen, what we do is, is we take the time with our vacuum forming process. Every one of our sidewalls, floors, even our end walls are all vacuum laminated. [knocks] Very, very, strong. So, if we use better quality products and a better process to keep them together, it’s a better, better all together package.

Chad: I agree to that, as well. Talk a little bit, too. Frameless windows, what’s the advantage of a frameless window besides just being really good looking?

Bryan: Well, it is. They’re sexy. Frameless windows are sexy. There’s even some studies being done right now on frameless windows. With less metal exposed around the edges, less thermal transfer is going to happen whether it’s hot or cold on the outside into the inside of your coach. Plus, you get the jalousie feature that tips the window out so you can keep your windows open even in the rain.

Chad: Less maintenance, too, right? Laura, we talked earlier in one of our videos that there’s no seams on the outside [00:02:00], less maintenance on a yearly basis, saves people money down the road in maintaining and keeping their coach.

Laura: That’s true.

Bryan: Black, black seals will always make, look, they’ll fade over time and with these you don’t see the seals. It’s all tucked away neatly.

Laura: That’s true. And can you tell us a little bit about the slam latch doors. I…

Bryan: Absolutely.

Laura: …I love the compartments and, and how Bay Hill does this.

Bryan: Well, at Bay Hill, what we do is, we use a combination of slam latch doors and some regular hinges, also. You cannot beat the convenience of slam latch doors. The first thing you might notice is, all of the doors in A Bay Hill are what we call split doors. So, even the side doors open the side, the front doors are also split. The idea is, if you had to open this big door and stand out of the way, or worse yet, what if it came down on your head, whether it’s a magnetic clip, or a little clip itself, I’ve heard people get hurt that way.

Our doors are nice and simple. So, what we’ve done with Bay Hill is designed larger openings with easier to use doors.

Chad: You able to get that good there on the video? It’s a really a sharp look on it. One quick thing I want to point out too is, we talked about quality and stuff you don’t see all the time. These are metal hinges, latches here, okay? Not the plastic latch. So, when we’re talking about those 1 percent of things you do better.

Bryan: Absolutely.

Chad: I appreciate you guys doing that.

Bryan: Absolutely. Metal, metal’s the way to go. Many of our competitors are starting to use plastic just to save costs.

Laura: You were talking about LED lights on the inside, too. And uh, I, you can see over here that the LED lights are all on the outside, as well.

Bryan: Absolutely. I mean, we’ve really tricked out the Bay Hill. Okay? So, underneath you’ve got LED lights right here in your camping area, plus under the awning. These each come standard on the Bay Hill.

Chad: As you can hear, Pete’s RV, we are right by the airport. Actually, it’s kind of funny. We sell, you know we stock a thousand units and it’s never mind how many people come here to view units. So, I apologize for the plane flying over at the moment here.

Bryan: They’re flying in for deals, aren’t they?

Chad: Without a doubt. Without a doubt.

Laura: [Laughs]

Chad: Jack system. Tell us a little bit. There’s different types of levelers. There’s electric levelers. There’s hydraulic levelers.

Bryan: Yep.

Chad: What do we have here?

Bryan: What we have on the Bay Hill is the top end. This is the high end, hydraulic leveling in the front. Now, we space all the jacks out at the ends, so you have better stability in the front. Okay?

Chad: Yep.

Bryan: As standard [00:04:00] in every Bay Hill, we offer a full automatic leveling kit. On most of our models, on almost all, we have the 6 point leveling system. On the 295 we have a 4 point leveling system only on this one. But it’s easy. Single touch button and you’re level.

Chad: Guys, there is a ton more about the Bay Hill product that you can find out at or Pete’s RV Center. Give us a ring and we’ll be glad to help you. We stock thousands of units. We stock the full Bay Hill line up.

Bryan: That’s right.

Chad: And I can tell you, no one knows more about it than Bryan. So, we gladly will reach out to him, or us, me and Laura with any questions. We buy at the best price. We sell at the best price and we’ll take your trade, whether you’re buying Indiana or Vermont, we’d love to earn your business sometime.

Bryan: Thank you [crosstalk 00:04:35].

Laura: Thanks for watching Pete’s RV, TV. We hope to see you in one of our dealerships soon. The video of this presentation by Pete’s RV Center is available at:

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Words for the ‘Why?’ When Washing Your RV

September 5th, 2014 by Phil | Posted in Camping Lifestyle | No Comments »

Never cut corners when washing your RV!  Do it right and it will help your RV look better and last longer.

Use the proper products for cleaning RV’s. Why ? because I said so!

As a 24 year car wash industry professional, the one thing I do know is not every soap is the same.  Just like we do not recommend using dish soap on your car, we do not recommend using dish soap to clean your RV or travel trailer.  Use only the recommended amount of the correct soap.  Adding more soap does not make it stronger.  And don’t mix different cleaning solutions.  Not following the instructions on the package, mixing the correct amount of detergent ratio, or combining cleaners is asking for harm to your RV rather than good.

Hose down the entire RV first with water THEN dunk the brush or mitt into the bucket and apply the soap to the RV.  Focus on cleaning small areas at a time and rinse after you wash them.  Do not let the soap dry on the surface. Do so and you may be finding it harder to remove the dried soap film than the dirt off the surface of the RV.

Being a “Why?” guy (not to be confused with “wiseguy”), meaning  I have a tendency to invent my own way to do things with results not always going my way, here are a several tried and true suggestions and explanations for the other “Why?” guys out there:

  • Make sure you close all your windows and roof vents and DO NOT spray directly into ANY outside openings on your RV.  Doing so could cause damage or disruption to your furnace and refrigerator units or electrical systems.
  • Clean out your gutters AND THEN spray them out with the hose BEFORE washing the RV.  Otherwise, the dirty over spray and debris are going to splatter on the sides of the RV.
  • Hosing down the RV first with water knocks off the heavy stuff, sand, mud, bird droppings, pine needles, stuff that will scratch your RV surface if you scrub them off with your wash mitt or brush. The main reason why you need to wet the area you are about to wash is this:  Have you ever taken a handful of shampoo and put it on your head and tried washing your hair with it dry? Not good, right?  Same with an RV.  Pre-rinsing prepares the surface for the cleaning solution.  Putting it directly on a dry exterior will cause you to go through more soap than necessary to get the job done.
  • Keep in mind that the amount of lather and bubbles does not mean the soap is stronger. The cleaning power is not in the bubbles.  Bubbles function as a lubricant for the brush, wash mitt or sponge to work better. Even though the surface of your RV is not a car, I do not recommend using a sponge or wash mitt.  My personal choice is a soft fiber brush. Rinse the brush with the hose frequently between dunks into the soap and water bucket.  Wash from bottom to top, but always rinse from top down.
  • RVs have different types of surfaces, paint material, and all seams contain specialized caulking or sealant making it a smart choice to use RV-specific cleaning solutions.  Otherwise, exteriors may streak or haze and sealants can dry out and crack.
  • If encrusted bugs do not come off easily with the RV wash soap then use bug remover. For stubborn black streaks, spot treat with them with heavy duty cleaner made for RVs.
  • When washing the roof, use rubber roof cleaner and consult your RV dealer about the proper way to clean your brand of RV.  Many new RVs are fine to walk on as you wash it, but some manufacturers suggest standing on a ladder beside the unit using a long handled brush.
  • You don’t need to be a rocket scientist when it comes to cleaning the windows. Is it okay to use home or auto glass cleaner on your RV?  You’d think so. Whenever in doubt, use glass cleaner specifically sold for RV glass.  Just about everybody has their own theory on how to get a streak free window.  In the car wash industry, we use an ammonia free glass cleaner and two soft towels. One towel to wash the glass, and the other to buff it to a streak free shine. As the wash towel becomes more wet progressing from window to window, keep the buffing towel as dry as possible.  This and using less window cleaner as you go along will further help prevent streaking.
  • Complete the job by cleaning tires and wheels.  Not only do they look sharp when done, but using a tire protectant can help prevent premature cracking due to sun and weather exposure.


Finally, I try to wash my RV at least twice a year along with a spring and fall waxing. Since the latter has its own set of “Why?” explanations, I will save proper RV waxing techniques for a future article.

Provided by Chuck Lundberg. See more of what he and others are liking on the Facebook page!

B.E.S.T packages a nice starter kit containing RV cleaners Chuck mentioned in his article.  For our readers and followers, it is currently marked down 15% at Happy cleaning!

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Hampton Park Model Extra | Five Standard Must-Have Features

September 4th, 2014 by intern | Posted in Park Models, Product News, RV Buyer Tips | No Comments »

Hampton comes with most of the requested standard features found in other park model brands.  These include a fireplace, HD LED TV, patio door, deep stainless steel sink, lighted medicine cabinet, a living room tri-fold hide-a-bed sofa, and exterior speakers just to name a few.  Now look at some must-have features that make Hampton a standout in its class:

  • There is a large wardrobe in the master bedroom of Hampton park models.  Inside, you’ll find shelves from the floor to the roof and hangers on both sides of the shelves.  It also comes with two drawers at the bottom and is closed off by two sliding doors.  This wardrobe is great for keeping your clothes organized and out of the way.
  • Hampton park models come with a 15,000 BTU ducted air conditioner (AC) that is also wired and prepped for a second AC in the master bedroom.  A high-performance AC is a true life saver in the summer for wherever you happen to be residing.

  • If you want to listen to music in the bedroom, don’t worry about separate speakers.  Hampton bedrooms have built in speakers that are tied into the living area’s AM/FM/CD/DVD player so you can listen in one or both rooms.
  • Need to cool off quickly on a hot day?  Maybe you have a muddy dog that you want to clean up before it can go inside.  Well Hampton has just what you need with an outdoor shower.  It’s very simple and consists of hot and cold knobs and an extendable shower head.  Plus, it’s located in betweentwo slideouts so it creates a little extra privacy.

  • The frameless tinted glass windows come standard with Hampton and not only look terrific, but add a welcome layer of privacy without always needing to draw blinds or shades.   Allowing significantly less sun and heat into the coach, the windows also help to save on electricity used by the air conditioner to keep the interior cool and comfortable.

Learn everything you need to know about Hampton Park Models at Pete’

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How to Properly Use The Air Conditioner (AC) in Your Camper | Pete’s RV Quick Tips

July 30th, 2014 by josh | Posted in RV Buyer Tips, RV Parts & Accessories, RV Service, RV Service Tips | No Comments »

Resident RV Expert Randy Murray displays proper use of the air conditioning unit found in most campers on the Pete’s RV You Tube Channel.

Randy gives a quick important lesson teaching us that air conditioners work by removing warm air and moisture from around the room, which then gets sucked outside leaving the room cooler.

In order to make sure your AC is running properly, Randy shows us how to remove and check the air filter to make sure there isn’t a buildup of dirt and dust hindering performance.  Making sure the fan is on will increase efficiently with the AC system, as well as making sure that all doors, windows, and shades are closed to prevent heat from working its way back inside the camper.

Randy advises turning on the AC when temperatures are cooler (typically early morning) for optimal air flow and a cooler camper throughout the day.  By using the quick cool option to restrict airflow from the ducts, the AC can effectively cool the room faster and when it reaches a temperature to your liking, airflow can be redirected back through the vents for everyone to enjoy.

Video Transcript for “How to Properly Use The Air Conditioner (AC) in Your Camper | Pete’s RV Quick Tips”

Randy: Hey guys, Randy with Pete’s RV TV today,  another quick-tip segment for you. Today I’m going to talk about air conditioners and the proper way to use them. I’ve been taking a lot of calls around the country and  we’re in the middle of our warm season in Vermont, the little warm season that we get up here in the northeast. But people are having trouble with their air conditioners freezing up. People are saying they’re not cooling properly for them. And sometimes that’s the case, but usually it’s operator error about 99 percent of the time.

When I went to RVIA school back a million years ago when I first started in the industry and got certified to do this kind of stuff, one of the first things they taught me about air conditioners is they don’t make cool. They remove heat and they remove moisture, as well.  cool just happens to be a byproduct.

So, when we allow our coach to heat up inside,  we go to the pool all day, we’re out shopping or doing, visiting the sights around the area and we’ve got the air conditioner off, we go back to our camper at 5 o’clock at night. It’s 100 degrees inside the camper. We turn that air conditioner on. That air conditioner actually has to pull the heat out of the carpet, out of the bedding, out of the couches, out of everything inside before we start to feel cool.

So what I want you to do is I want you to do is turn that air conditioner on in the morning. it’s a little bit cooler at night, so when it’s a little bit cooler at night, of course, the coach stays a little bit cooler. So when you get up in the morning set that thermostat at about 65 degrees, 67 degrees. Let’s maintain that cool from the night before. Now, if we never let our coach heat up, the air conditioner is going to have to work a lot less hard to maintain that cool and we’re actually saving energy.

The other thing that we want to do with our air conditioner, too, is while we maintain it while we’re using it is we want to make sure that the filters are clean. So we can remove that very easily on this guy here and we just want to take this guy out and make sure it’s vacuumed. If it starts to turn brown that usually means there’s a lot of dust.

Another thing that makes an air conditioner work very effectively for us, or makes them work better, is more air flow. So with a clean filter we can get more air through this air conditioner, especially on those [00:02:00] hot, humid days.

the other thing we’ll, we’ll want to do is we want to set our fan on high. I usually use the auto setting on mine, if you let the air conditioner run all day. Again, the more air that we’re moving, the more heat we can take out of the coach and expend outside and put the cold air back inside the coach. So fan definitely on high.

We also want to make sure our doors and windows and vents are closed. I went to a camper on a campground the other day. A lady says, “My air conditioner is not cooling very well. Can you take a look at it?” I went inside. I put my hand up to the air conditioner, it was cooling just fine. What she had was both of her doors were open. She had some vents open, a couple windows open. So what that air conditioner was doing was pulling the heat from the outside and just getting rid of that and returning it so it could never bring the temperature of the coach down because it was just kind of maintaining.

What these guys will do is they’ll actually do about a 20-degree air differential, air temperature differential. So, it sucks in here, blows out here or out through our vents, and it’s going to be about a 20-degree differential. Now, if it’s just pulling air from a door, it’s never going to really bring the temperature of the coach down, so make sure all windows and doors and vents are closed. and again, that high air flow moving through the air conditioner is going to get that heat escape faster and help us with freeze up a little bit, too. The moisture will actually pass over the evaporator coil a lot quicker and not have a tendency to grab on there.

Another thing, we just got to our campgrounds, it’s 5 o’clock at night, we’ve been traveling all day, inside the camper it’s very hot because it’s a hot day out, so you got to turn your air conditioner on to cool this guy down. Instead of forcing it through the vents, if you’ve got a ducted air conditioner, open up the quick-cool option. This way we’re going to get a lot of airflow and we’re going to cool the coach down a little bit quicker.

Once we bring the temperature down, we can go ahead and close this and we can go through the ducts. The ducts are going to restrict the airflow a little bit, but once we bring the coach down the air conditioner is running efficiently, then we can go ahead and put it through the vents in the ceiling.

So if you try out my  quick tips here, run it on high, set it in the morning, let it run all day to keep that cool inside so we don’t have to remove all that heat from building up in the sun all day. Also, if you can close your shades and things [00:04:00] like that, keep the UVs down, that’s going to help out a lot as well.

But all these should help you make your air conditioner work a lot more effectively for you. Save a phone call to me and just have a better camping experience, keep you guys cool. Now, out there having fun, you get hot, you want to come into a cool area, at least I do, and it makes it a lot more fun when you’re drinking a soda or whatever while you’re watching TV, as well.

So thanks again for watching Pete’s RV with Randy today.  keep an eye out for our quick tips. Join us on our Facebook page. Sign up [ 00:04:26] on Youtube and happy camping (laughs). Have a great one.

The video of this presentation by Pete’s RV Center is available at:

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Pete’s RV YouTube Channel Surpasses One Million Views

July 29th, 2014 by Phil | Posted in Pete's News, Web site | No Comments »

Okay.  So one million views across all videos on a YouTube channel is pale in comparison to the likes of single videos going viral and getting millions of views in a matter of days.

But for an RV dealer, we are feeling pretty darn good about our feat. Especially when only a few other dealers and RV industry professionals have been able to reach the one million view mark.

Better yet, Pete’s RV made it happen going the “quality over quantity” route.  Since launching Pete’s RV YouTube Channel back in January 2010, our goal continues to be uploading videos with content that is helpful to RV owners and buyers alike.

Since getting our finger on the pulse in 2013 and putting out a bunch of videos on well-sought topics, channel views have soared.  Last year our channel had just under 450,000 views, and we are sure to eclipse that total in 2014.

As of writing, here are the top 10 videos viewed all-time on PRVtv:

1.  How to Level Your Camper | Pete’s RV Quick Tips (CC)

2.  RV Accessory Essentials | Pete’s RV Buyer Tips

3.  How to Back Up a Camper | Pete’s RV Quick Tips (CC)

4.  How to Use and Maintain a Camper Awning | Pete’s RV Service Tips

5.  Expert Walk-Through a Must for New Camper Owners | Pete’s RV Buyer Tips

6.  Mouse & Rodent-Proofing Your Camper | Pete’s RV Quick Tips (CC)

7.  RV Storage and Winterization | Pete’s RV Service Tips

8.  How To Winterize Your Camper | Pete’s RV Service Tips (CC)

9.  Understanding Tow Rating and Towing Capacity | Pete’s RV Buyer Tips

10.  Protecting Your RV with Slideout Covers | Pete’s RV Service Tips

Along with hundreds of thumbs-up and positive comments submitted to our YouTube channel, there are also regular occurrences at the dealership and consumer shows where people recognize Chad Shepard, Randy Murray and other RV consultants starring as presenters in the videos!

Planning for 2015 and beyond, our commitment as a reliable learning resource for the RVing community is even stronger.  Through the purchase of new camera equipment and editing software, the improved quality and production of an expanding video library is sure to impress.

Thanks to all for watching Pete’s RV TV!

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Heartland RVs Extra | Cyclone Toy Hauler’s 88° Radius Turning Radius

July 9th, 2014 by nate | Posted in Cyclone, Fifth Wheels, Heartland, Product News, RV Buyer Tips, Toy Haulers | No Comments »

The Cyclone brand was introduced in 2005 and has been a top selling toy hauler ever since.

Heartland’s quality build of all Cyclone toy haulers have put them above the competition.

One of the most innovative features on Cyclone is its 88° turning!

Here’s why:

1. Cornering

The problem people seem to have when cornering is the front cap of the fifth wheel hitting the cab of the truck causing damage to the truck. The 88° front cap eliminates this problem.

2. No Need For Sliding Hitches

Many people who drive short-bed or extended cab trucks need a sliding hitch to pull fifth wheel toy haulers to eliminate the front cap of the trailer hitting the cab of the truck.  The 88° front cap eliminates the need for a sliding hitch saving money for campers with short-bed and extended cab trucks.

3. Backing In to Camp Sites

The 88° turning radius allows for extra maneuverability making it easier and less stressful backing into tight and tricky camp sites.

Along with Cyclone, all Heartland fifth wheel brands are designed with this incredibly helpful (and stress-relieving) feature!  Learn all about Heartland RVs

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2014 ReZerve Travel Trailer Features Video | Pete’s RV Buyer Tips

June 24th, 2014 by josh | Posted in Crossroads, Pete's RV Video pReView, Product News, RV Buyer Tips, ReZerve, Travel Trailers | No Comments »

ReZerve by Crossroads RV is all about family fun! They offer such a large variety of user-friendly features and interior designs including many bunk house models that can accommodate everyone. These camper-tested RVs are designed with lots of generous storage, spacious living areas, and efficient kitchens that can feed the whole crew.

Pete’s RV Lifestyle Consultant Chad Shepard and resident RV expert Randy Murray provide a pass through on a ReZerve travel trailer (using an incredibly nice 33BH for the demo). It is available for viewing on the Pete’s RV YouTube Channel.

Chad and Randy highlight construction and convenience features found in the ReZerve travel trailer such as:

  • Laminated Aluminum Framed Two-tone Fiberglass Sidewalls
  • Fully Enclosed Underbelly
  • Premium Residential Furniture
  • Flush Floor Slideouts
  • Secure Stance Axels for Easy Towing
  • Awning LED Light Strip
  • High Rise Kitchen Faucet w/ Stainless Steel Sink

Some additional options and features that are worth mentioning:

  • Glazed Cocoa Cherry Cabinets
  • 7′ Ceilings
  • Island Kitchen and Bunkhouse Floorplans
  • Floorplans with Exterior Kitchen
  • Free Standing Dinettes Available
  • Nitrogen Filled Tires
  • Aluminum Rims

Be sure to browse all features and specifications for ReZerve travel trailer floorplans at

Video Transcript for “2014 ReZerve Travel Trailer Features (Part 1 of 2)”

Chad:    Hey, exciting day at Pete’s RV TV. Today we’re going to be looking at the brand new Crossroads product. This is the Rezerve.

Where this fits into the chain, this is a fiberglass sided trailer, but yet it comes in at metal sided trailer pricing. It’s very exciting, the fiberglass caps, seven foot ceilings.

We’re gonna catch up with my buddy, Randy Murray. He’s gonna take us through the insides and outsides of this Crossroads product and show us why this trailer might be the right one for your family.

I want to first start by introducing Randy Murray. A lot of videos, you guys have seen him out there. Randy is an expert when it comes to RV’s and that’s why we called upon him today here.

First thing, this is a 33BH by Rezerve. Exciting floor plan, it’s got a lot of cool stuff in it. Just the first thing I notice, solid surface counter tops all the way around here. Really nice, they put a little bowl nose around it as well.

Randy:    It’s … great look. Lift one of these up too and show them that sink. I don’t know if Josh can pan in there, but, stainless steel sinks. So, no plastic, very residential. That’s gonna wear very well for us. Pretty excited about that.

Chad:    Let’s get into the construction, let’s start there first. So we got a fiberglass skin on this trailer with aluminum studding through the sidewalls.

Randy:    It is, it is. And … and I think you mentioned it in the intro, with that [inaudible 00:01:07] price.

Chad:    Yep.

Randy:    So, that did … that’s just wonderful.

Seven foot interior ceilings.

Chad:    Yep, plenty of height … ceiling height.

Randy:    Six foot in the slide. And when you’re going … when I see a taller guy and I’m trying to sell him something, I don’t like to bring him in the travel trailers cause he’s usually dinging his head on the lights. Not the case in this camper. Great room inside, I really like it.

Chad:    What are we using for flooring in this camper Randy?

Randy:    This is gonna be a 5/8’s deck. It’s gonna be tongue and groove plywood. So, plenty of strength to last going down the road. It’s gonna wear very well for us and just a … a great way to do it.

Chad:    Instead of using chip board like some of the manufacturers.

Randy:    Absolutely right, yep.

Chad:    Ceiling on this guys is 3/8’s decking on the ceiling as well. And we could …

Randy:    Fully walkable, one piece rubber membrane for a roof, just like we’re gonna see on those more expensive campers out there. They didn’t skimp anywhere on that, so I love to see it.

Chad:    Randy, take us through the slide area here a little bit. We got flush floor slides.

Randy:    It’s a flush floor slide. While we’re talking about the floor on the slide, I want to talk about the floor through the body of the coach. They use max linoleum, so as much linoleum [00:02:00] as they can. Very easy to keep clean especially in a great bunk house unit like this guy here.

So, back to out flush floor slides. No bump, no step, this is gonna be a rack and pinion slide system. They’ve been out for a long, long time. They work very well, no issues with those. As we go … as we use them, they’ve … it’s been out a long time and we’ll see them used a lot in the industry.

Again, the height of our slides, cloth curtains. We’ve protected all the wh … string mechanism with the curtains here. Just a great look. Nice and easy to operate and we don’t get the venetian blinds banging around and making the noise as we walk around.

Chad:    Can’t see in here. We have to keep the blinds closed while you’re vi … just for videoing here. But we have tinted safety glass on all the windows as well for protection of our fabrics, keeping it new.

For those who want to know, this is the chestnut interior color. That’s gonna be the darker leather look on here.

Randy:    I tell you what, I really like this. I just watch somebody work and my hands get dirty. So, just knowing that we can clean these areas, it just … it makes it even better for me.

Look at the storage and that’s all plywood. Great place to store out heavy pots and pans as we’re going down the road. I like to bring cast iron with me to cook over those campfires. This will be a great place to put it and it’s not gonna mess up the drawers in the camper.

The other thing is outlets. As I look around this as we’re preparing for the video. Two outlets down here below this, we’ve got one by the TV, they’re just every where. And that’s not something we would typically see on our less expensive units. So, more outlets the better in my book.

Chad:    You got it.

Real quickly too. A lot of storage in this 33BH model, this is wonderful here. We’re gonna kinda cut to the chase. We got a big bunk room back here that got … we’ll cat … maybe we’ll be able to catch this a little bit in another segment of the video, but … check out this door. They’ve encased the door. If you look up here we got nice header on it.

Randy:    It’s got curvature to the wall. It’s just usually you don’t see doors on bunk house room, bunk houses because the wall is at an angle. The curve the wall and gave us a door, so the bunk house has privacy. Which is very important as we kids get a little bit older.

Chad:    It’s part of that curtain rod.

Randy:    Exactly right.

Chad:    All kinds of pantry space in here. Really nice.

What do you got behind you there Randy?

Randy:    Furnace and AC. So we got …

Chad:    We can’t catch it from the video, you may have to move over.

Randy:    Ducted air conditioner all the way through. We got a 25,000 BTU furnace in this guy [00:04:00] and it’s all controlled by one spot here. Coleman Mach is a big name in the industry when it comes to heating and cooling. That’s what we’re using in the Rezerve, I like to see it.

Chad:    This one here has the island kitchen. It’s … so we’ve got another slide out over here on this side again, that same flush floor slide.

This does have a eight cubic foot fridge. You can get this with a six or and eight cubic foot. The six is three shelves here on the side and three shelves in here. The eight cubic foot, we go to four shelves, a little more storage. Bigger families, you probably want to upgrade to the eight every once in a while.

Randy:    Another case of beer.

Chad:    Another case of beer, yeah right. (laughs)

Randy:    (Laughs)

Chad:    For those that drink. Microwaves.

A little bit too. Skylight, yep, exactly you pointed that out. It’s pretty cool.

Randy:    Just gives us some natural light. Not all the time we’re gonna have all our lights on and stuff like that. When I’m out camping, I kinda like a little bit back to nature. The more natural light we can let it into a coach, the better. As you can see as Josh pans around here, look at all the windows and the size of the windows and then add that on top of that and it … it just gives it a nice feeling here.

Chad:    We got a lot of people that ask us about warranty on RV’s and where do I get my trailer serviced? Do we bring it to you? Do we bring it to someone if we’re on vacation? How does that work?

RV’s come with a one year warranty from the manufacturer that covers about 99 percent of everything in the coach.

Randy:    Sure does.

Chad:    The vinyl flooring on this, it has a two year warranty against cold cracking. And then we’re also gonna have a 12 year warranty on this one piece rubber roof up there.

Randy:    We absolutely are, we absolutely are. And any Crossroads dealer can provide warranty work for us on these pieces here.

Chad:    Yep. So and … that’s … that’s another point thanks. So, if … if you’re in my local neighborhood and you got an issue, hey bring it on over. If you guys are camping in Fort Lauderdale on vacation, bring it to any Crossroads dealer. That can be a Sunset Trail. It can be a Rezerve. I mean they make more than a Hampton.

Randy:    Any … anybody under that Crossroad umbrella. Absolutely.

Chad:    Yeah. That’s what’s really nice about that. And so, that’s a one year, a two year and then a twelve year, fit and warranty on that.

Randy:    And in the Rezerve as well, as I’ve mentioned a couple times throughout here. Norcold refrigerator, Coleman Mach. They’re using industry standard parts. They’re using the parts that we see throughout the industry that most dealers will stock. And not like some of the gypsy brands that’ll buy knock-offs and put them in there. And you can’t ever replace one part, you gotta replace the whole … the whole system. So, great stuff in here.

Chad:    And that’s what … I think people when they start looking at [00:06:00] the Rezerve they’re gonna be confused. Cause the price is gonna be trimmed down a little bit. That they’re thinking that they’re not gonna get that …

Randy:    You’re exactly right.

Chad:    … high quality trailer. Yep. And that’s not the case at all in this.

From just the few things we’ve pointed out, just in this room alone and then I’ll point out a few more things too. And … and then we’ll skip outside. We’ve got things like spread axles. We’ve got things like electric awnings, outside kitchens.

Randy:    Front cap.

Chad:    A front cap.

Randy:    Just lots of great features.

Chad:    We’ll take them through that.

I want to show these guys the bunk room. I want to show them also the kit … the bathroom area. This has got a cool bathroom area as well.

Randy:    Great, great new floor plan. And this floor plan came out last year and it’s just really killed it in the market. So they … they’ve … great representation here. Make sure you show them everything.

Chad:    Yep, you’re good. I’ll catch up with you outside.

Randy:    Great.

Chad:    As I check out the other side. We’ve been filming the kitchen area, we just focused the camera this way. Nice rounded entertainment center. As you can see, this is where the TV would go. We’ve got cabinets above it. You can kind of see the roundness to it, if you look up top here how they round against the ceiling. It is a really sharp, sharp looking trailer.

[Mat 00:06:54] vinyl as Randy spoke about before. So we can just sweep it out at night. We’ve got 33 foot bunk house here and we’re cramped on space trying to show you all the videos. But we got the bathroom in here, it’s got a real hardwood door on it. A glass shower which you can’t see.

This is the master bedroom up front here with a hardwood door on it as well. No curtain here. This bathroom actually has a second door to it so we can scoot right back around in here in the bedroom so you don’t have to get up and change at night. If you have family over, you can just scoot through. But it has a hardwood door that closes that off as well, so.

Big bed up here, 74 by 8, wha … excuse me, 60 by 74 sized mattress on there, just to start. Really cool here.

Let’s check out that back bunk room in the rear and then we’ll catch up with Randy.

In the back room, there’s plenty of sleeping for everybody. We have four separate sleeping spots. We’ve got the one over here on the right … my right, your left. This holds 300 pounds, you can see the sticker here. They do it by using better construction. They put aluminum backers into the sidewall when they build the frame of this trailer. Allows them to use better quality construction.

We focus on the other side over here. We’ve got a sofa, which is really cool that makes into a bed. Then we also got the bunk bed that pulls out underneath, so we got three beds total [00:08:00] because this one drops down as well. And that holds 300 pounds too. Plenty of sleeping for the whole family back here.

And best yet, we even have storage for all your clothes and you don’t find that in a lot of bunk bed trailers. They don’t have any clothes storage. You know, we’ve even got a built in ladder here that’ll take you up to that top bunk.

Let’s catch up with Randy and we’ll check out some of the cool features on the outside too.

And don’t forget, Pete’s RV Center, it stocks hundreds of trailers … thousand trailers actually. So if you’re looking for the best pricing, Pete’s RV Center’s the place for you.

Let’s go catch up with Randy.

The video of this presentation by Pete’s RV Center is available at:

Video Transcript for “2014 ReZerve Travel Trailer Features (Part 2 of 2)”

Chad:    The ReZerve is an awesome looking unit, not only on the inside but the outside as well here (banging).  One piece fiberglass cap on the front.  It’s hard to catch it from this shot because we’re at an RV show here, but there’s no seams on the front of this camper.  You can see where they wrap it over and seam it on the side, so we don’t have to worry about rain or wind or rocks kicking up and hurting this front cab.  The seam’s all the way over on the side. 

We’ve got the bigger 30 pound propane tanks on the front with a nice cover, full size frame here, too.  We’re not knocking down, we’re using the full size frame on this.

Randy:    Absolutely.

Chad:    Randy, tell us a little bit more here (banging).  We’ve got some aluminum studding that we have built into this trailer.  So this is aluminum studding in this side wall.

Randy:    It is, it is.  Sixteen on center in most cases.  Again fiberglass on the outside.  Super easy to keep clean.  I don’t know, Josh, if you can point up there, it’s got the gutter extension no it.  That’s going to keep as much water off the side of the coach, keep the black streaks down and keep it away from our seal here on our front cap, so great way to do it.

Chad:    Josh, see if you can fil-, zoom in here.  We’ve got, you can see this aluminum studding.  That’s the same aluminum studding that they use in the side well as well, here, we talk about that.  I want you to go back up to that, that drip point, again, Josh.  We’ve got (banging) three inches of overlap on that roof up there (banging) and what’s nice about that is we don’t have any seams on the top of the roof where it holds the water tight up there.  So water’s w- … This has an arched roof on the top.  Here (banging) we’ve got six inches on center, rotating down.  It’s going to run that water right over the roof here (banging) and nothing’s butting up against that seam.

Randy:    Absolutely, absolutely.  Another great feature is the electric awning on this guy, and as Crossroads standards, we’ve got LED lighting throughout the roller tube.

Chad:    Really cool.

Randy:    Yeah, it looks, it looks great.  It lights it up, we don’t need to have the Budweiser cans hanging off.  It’s switched from the inside.  It rolls right up and it’s protected when we’ve got the awning away, and it’s also got the dump feature on it so if there’s water that gets up in here, if we get a late rain or what have you, it will dump and shed that water for us and then go right back so we won’t stretch our fabric.

Chad:    Dude, don’t lie …

Randy:    [inaudible 00:01:52]

Chad:    You still can put Budweiser lights on this (banging), (laughing).

Randy:    You still can put Budweiser lights on it (laughing).

Chad:    We’ve got stabilizers here on each corner of the trailer as well [00:02:00], and that will keep the trailer stable while we’re walking around on the inside.  Tinted safety glass on all the windows, and that’s just number one a safety feature but the advantage of it too is it keeps the fabrics looking nicer on the inside longer.

Randy:    Dude, it looks cool inside.  It protects the UV so it keeps that UV down to keep it a little bit cooler inside if we’re trying to shed that heat on a hot day.

Chad:    Yep.  Outside speakers here, right above your head, built into the coach (clapping).  They’re not the ones that protrude out the outside, they’re actually countersunk into the side wall.

Randy:    Absolutely.  Just a nice clean look.  Thirty inch wide door.  As I’m getting older, I’m getting a little wider, so I like these wide doors and what they bring to the table, especially if I’ve got some groceries in my hand.

Chad:    Rounded corners up there too, it’s keeps …

Randy:    It’s not going to go against our awning fabric.  It’s not going to hurt that fabric at all.  Large grab handle.

Chad:    Yeah.

Randy:    It may seem, like, trivial but when you add them all up it just makes for a better coach, a lot more usable for me and whoever’s going to be purchasing it.

Chad:    Yep.  Three stairs going up in and out.  A lot of them you see only got two stairs.

Randy:    Exactly right, exactly right.  Notice, I don’t know, Josh if you can get it in the shot, but we’ve got a spread axle on this guy, so that’s going to put more weight down to the road rather than having it on the back bumper of our truck.  It’s going to make it go down the road better for us and it’s also going to help out with sway in conjunction with a good weight distribution system.  So just a great way to do it.  I love to see it on the ReZerve.

Chad:    Yep, great radial tires to boot on that.

Randy:    Nitrogen filled.

Chad:    Nitrogen filled as well.

Randy:    And a lot of people don’t know what nitrogen is, real quick, it, air leaks over a long period of time sitting around.  Nitrogen does not so it’s, when you go to hook the back up to this guy chances of having a soft tire are going to be less than if they were filled with air.

Chad:    Yep, and Randy is right.  The reason we point out all these little, I don’t want to say knick-knacks, look at all these great features is because we’re at a price point here where people think they’re getting stripped down product but with our pricing discount that Crossroads gives Pete’s RV Center and the discounts that we can pass along to you, you’re actually getting a good quality, high quality trailer …

Randy:    Lots of amenities.

Chad:    [inaudible 00:03:48].

Randy:    [inaudible 00:03:49] pricing, you’re exactly right.

Chad:    This one has a cool outside fridge, outsi-, excuse me, outside kitchen.  Me and Randy are going to go take another shot and that will be the end of this, but I want to show you the guys that outside kitchen before we go (banging), because this is the 33 V8 [00:04:00], and this is their most popular floor plan, so let’s take a look at that before we head out.

The outside kitchen on the ReZerve is really cool.  We’ve got a one piece strutted door that holds this up so if we are getting any rain or anything we’ve got a built in awning on this.

Randy:    Absolutely, and that puts more of our awning forward on this usable side of the coach, too, so great way to do it.

Chad:    Yep.  Outside fridge.

Randy:     4.2, electric, great place to keep the kids beverages and the adult beverages after they go to sleep, so just, just real nice feature out here.

Chad:    It’s black, too.  It looks nice in here.  We’ve got that same high quality cabinetry that we had on the inside, plenty of storage …

Randy:    Con- …

Chad:    Chips, paper plates, anything you like out here.  Hot/cold running water.

Randy:    Don’t have that in every unit.  It’s nice to have out here as we’re cooking and things like that, especially if we’ve got some sauces going or some barbecue going.  We’ve got a place to plug in LP underneath, so if you’ve got an external gas grill and you don’t want to bring a bottle with you, you can plug into low pressure right there, nice way to do it.  And of course our rear jack in the back is going to give us our stability that we talked about earlier.

Chad:    Yep, so Pete’s RV Center, guys.  Just so you know, we sell thousand, we sell, we sell a lot of units.  We stock a thousand units.  We sell a lot of units.  We’re getting the best rebates from every manufacturer.  If you don’t call us for your next trailer and get a quote you’re going to pay too much.  So visit us at, or check in with me and Randy any time, we’d be glad to help you, not only with campers but towing questions as well.  (Background talking 00:05:11).  Thanks for visiting Pete’s RV TV today.

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