Summer RV Tips

  A & S RV Service Center’s RV Summer Tips, Tricks, and Reminders Tip #1: Prepare the Inside of Your RV for Summer Air out any odors that have accumulated in your RV over the winter by opening all the windows and vents. Flush out all the water lines with an RV tank cleaner product for best results. Test electric and gas appliances and make sure they work properly.  Contact a technician  if there are an issues or you smell gas. Tip #2:  Use Charcoal to get Rid of Odors That’s right this handy trick has been tested and is a good bet to rid your RV of the odor it may have accumulated over the winter odor.  Make sure to use charcoal without liter fluid . . . Read more

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4 Hidden Gems for Missouri Camping

Characterized by rolling green hills, lambent lakes, and rambling rivers from border to border, Missouri is an ideal region for summer camping.   While state parks like Table Rock, Meramec, and Babler receive accolades as excellent camping spots for good reason, Missouri features over 50 state parks, 1,000+ miles of trails, and over 3,500 campsites. With all that real-estate, there’s bound to be some great places to camp that fly under the radar. Here’s four of our favorite hidden gem camping spots in The Show-Me State.     Hercules Glades Wilderness   Hercules Glades Wilderness, located within Mark Twain National Forest in Forsyth, . . . Read more

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Do you have the right RV insurance?

  Many people place their trailers, fifth wheels, or truck campers on their auto policies to save money in the short-run, but in the event of claim, this could result in thousands of dollars out-of-pocket due to insufficient coverage.  RVs have different insurance needs than regular automobiles. Specialty RV insurance is designed for RV-ers and includes coverages not typically available in a standard auto policy including: Damage to awnings Damage to satellite dishes 24-hour towing and roadside assistance Replacement of personal items (clothing, cameras, tools, electronics, etc.) Emergency vacation expenses (pay for temporary lodging, auto rental, travel expenses if you are involved . . . Read more

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Best Road Trip Games for Kids

  Travel in Peace We all know there are sometimes on a road trip where a little peace and quiet is needed to survive. When the kids get cranky and your patience is running thin, just remember that with the great blessing of technology, your kids can give you a break while they also play fun and educational games. Here a few of our favorite kid-friendly apps that are sure to keep your family happy when the road trips get long. Google Earth One of the coolest apps available is Google Earth. Not only can your kids explore the world and actually see what it is like on the streets in certain countries, they can also learn where you are going and see the lay of the land. Showing them Google Earth . . . Read more

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Top National Parks to Visit in 2018

  Camping season is on its way and we can’t be more excited! In order to get you ready for the 2018 season, we have listed out a few of the top National Parks to visit around the Michigan area. These destinations are sure to fill your 2018 with adventure, serenity and overall camping joy! Isle Royale Isle Royale is not your average national park. This isolated island is surrounded by Lake Superior and offers a great landscape for backpacking, hiking, boating and much more! Isle Royale is made of 132,018 acres of remote wilderness that is surrounded by over 450 smaller islands. Sounds pretty ideal, am I right? There are a few species to look out for while you are exploring, mostly consisting . . . Read more

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Top 5 Michigan Rivers for Summer Fun

1. Crystal River The Crystal River is located in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The river is very popular among kayakers, rafters and canoe enthusiasts, with two outfitters located in the village of Glen Arbor. For the most part, the depth of the water is no more than 1 foot and averages 15 to 20 feet in width. The gentle current is easy for everyone to handle, although it does have a few obstacles along the way. The warm water is home to bass, sunfish and pike. The Crystal is popular with fly fishermen and has a large population of brook and rainbow trout. There is also a swimming hole down river where paddlers can take a quick dip.   2. Big Manistee River The Big Manistee . . . Read more

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RV Camping Breakfast Recipe


Southern Breakfast Favorites: Fried Biscuits

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

 2 Ingredients:

1 Large can of Biscuits

1/2 stick of butter or margarine


1. Evenly coat the bottom of a pan with a teaspoon of butter

2. Slice the biscuits in half & place them on the pan a couple inches apart making sure the pan is not overcrowded.

3. Cook over a low fire or grill for 5 minutes on each side

4. Cool biscuits, serve, and enjoy!


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RV Energy Saving Tips

  Save Energy and Be Environmentally Friendly You may wonder if it is possible to be environmentally conscious while driving a 35 ft motorhome. The answer is, you most certainly can be!  In The Nation (a weekly magazine) the author of an article stated that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted by jets during air travel is 270% more than emissions released when driving the same distances. Thus making air travel one of the most destructive things we can do for the environment. If you have ever wanted to save energy and be environmentally conscious, here on some ideas on ways you can do that. Improving Fuel Economy The first step to improving your fuel economy is easing . . . Read more

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