RVs: What’s New In The Industry?

It wasn’t too long ago when RVs were made with little wooden studs covered in aluminum sheets with a dab of paint here and there. They were heavy, ugly and were not much more than a metal sided camper. There is a new sheriff in town!

There is a new level of quality and comfort than ever before because of the newest technologies used in manufacturing. Aluminum framing, laminated fiberglass side walls and one piece roofs have made RV much lighter and more durable than they have even been. Advances in sealers and construction techniques have virtually eliminated the typical problems camper trailers have had with leaking and inefficient use of space.

Lighter weight construction coupled with advancements in suspension systems and hitches make towing so much easier than ever before. RV enthusiasts have so much more control over their trailers when towing than they have ever had. Family camping trips are now safer and a lot more enjoyable.

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This post was written by admin on January 31, 2010

Things to Consider With Car Shipping Companies

Confronted with the task of shipping a car? If so, the good news is it is a fairly painless process. That doesn’t mean, however, that there are some key things you need to know about transport companies.

Your car is a valuable asset. When shipping it, you need to take the time to make sure the company you are using is both legitimate and the right one for your particular vehicle. As with any business, some shipping companies provide a quality service at a fair price while others fall short. Let’s take a look at some of the factors you want to look at when evaluating the different car companies.

The first issue is to see whether a company is bonded and insured. These sound like boiling legal subjects, but they are vital when moving vehicles. How so? Well, the simple question is are there going to be funds to pay for any damage to your vehicle should it occur? You know there will be with a bonded, insured company.

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This post was written by admin on January 15, 2010

Green Vans Are Being Released

Many vans are being made green in the same way that loads of cars turned in the form of the Hybrid car, is this a good thing. So what can these vans do for us?

Well for starters many van owners are either sole traders or part of a big company with a lot of vans at their use. If these big companies replaced a few of their vans at a time then they would not be doing wrong and it would not cost them too much to do so. Many big companies must spend millions on their fuel every single year, changing to these vans could save money on that.

If you are just starting a business then look into getting one of these greener vans because it could save you a bit of money when you need it. Again having one of these vans could save you a lot of money in the long run. However for an existing sole trader it can be very hard to trade in your van for a new one which is where you can think about getting the van to run on vegetable oil. It is possible and it will save on those fuel bills.

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This post was written by admin on January 12, 2010

Front Wheel Drive Versus Rear Wheel Drive – Your Car’s Transmission

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Transmissions are one of the most complex systems your car has. In fact, that’s the reason many auto repair garages will refuse to work on them. Some might perform minor repairs, but will refer you to a transmission shop for anything more extensive. There are a lot of parts involved in the system, and mechanics hate to cause bigger problems.

This level of complexity often makes transmissions one of the least understood components to drivers. Adding to the confusion, they’re designed differently. Some are designed for front wheel drive while others are designed for rear wheel drive. In this article we will look at some of the differences. I’ll tell you all about your transmission’s job and help you understand the pros and cons associated with RWD and FWD.

Understanding Its Job

Your car’s engine generates power through its 4-stroke combustion process. That power must be delivered to your drive wheels in order to turn them. Also, it’s worth noting that your engine has a range of RPMs in which it operates at maximum efficiency. Your transmission has two jobs. First, it needs to deliver the power generated by the engine to the drive wheels. Second, it needs to perform this task while keeping your engine operating within its optimal range of RPMs.

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This post was written by admin on January 12, 2010

Aston Martin – What A Beauty!

Of all charming sports cars and elegance vehicles, the Aston Martin is perhaps the best item of how an automobile maker can mix style, satisfaction and glamour into on automobile. Aston Martin has been able to do that successfully since it’s inception back in 1913. Early on it was clear that Aston Martin wanted to build fast cars and they were heavily involved in the early days of automobile racing.

Business has been challenging for Aston Martin over the years as they have had to overcome many obstacles that stood in the way of their success. Back on in the life of the group it was WWI that posed the greatest problem for Aston Martin, but when that was past, it was back to business. After going ruined in 1924 the corporation was purchased and continued on for modestly one more year before going bankrupt yet a second time!

Those early years were difficult for Aston Martin, but things were about to change. In 1947 the company was bought by a successful businessman named David Brown. It was during this time that the popular “DB” naming system started, named after David Brown. The first car to be produced under his leadership was the DB1, which was built from 1948-1950. At least 15 of these limited cars were ever produced previous the conception was replaced by the DB2.

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This post was written by admin on January 10, 2010

What to Bear in Mind Before Buying a Used Car

Purchasing a used car is very often a very clever thing to do. You will obviously find it cheaper than a new model plus you do not have to worry about a lot of depreciation as soon as you buy it. This is why used cars are much better value than a new car. A new car will have depreciated in value as soon as you drive it out of the car dealer’s showroom.

When buying a used car however, you will have to be a little savvier than with a new car. For starters, new cars will obviously be guaranteed accident free, and if any issues to happen to arise, then the warranty will usually deal with these. But in saying that, nearly all used cars sold out of a dealership are guaranteed to be serviced and in great condition when you drive them away

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This post was written by admin on January 7, 2010