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The Joy of Driving A Recreational Vehicle

There’s a certain joy in getting away from home. When you choose an RV vacation, you can escape but take all the comforts of home with you. Thanks to several decades of evolution in materials and technology, today’s recreational vehicles (motorhomes and towables) offer a very high level of comfort while maintaining fuel efficiency and drivability that was unheard of in the past.

You don’t need a special license to drive most RVs or tow most trailers in Canada. If you’re an experienced driver, you should have no trouble picking up the skills required to take your vacation on the road. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

  1. Practice before you hit the highway. Because your RV or tow vehicle/trailer combination is bigger than you are used to, it can take a little bit to adapt to the larger turning radius and increased acceleration time and stopping distance. It’s better to test your skills and equipment out close to home, where you can easily return and make adjustments if you need.
  2. Make sure your equipment is in top shape before you take to the road. RVs and trailers have some specific maintenance needs – bearings need to be greased, propane systems need to be purged, etc.  Because you’ll be burning more fuel than a regular passenger vehicle, your pollution footprint will be bigger, too.  Take your vehicle for service to save money and the environment.
  3. When you’re planning your vacation, book as many campgrounds as you can ahead of time. Make sure you’re selecting a site that matches the type of equipment that you have.
  4. Remember – safety first. Many people schedule hectic drives between campgrounds on their vacation. Remember, the RV experience is as much about the journey as it is the destination. Stay safe, relax, and use the time to stay out of the rat race.

IamDiesel at Western Turbo and Fuel Injection has the knowledge and equipment necessary to help prepare your diesel RV or tow vehicle for the road this summer. Visit us at our clean, modern facility at 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg.

RV Season is Coming. Get your (Diesel) Motor Running!

Spring is late this year, but we promise you, it is coming.

With better weather come outdoor recreation opportunities.  If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who like to take to the roads in recreational vehicles as your home away from home, now’s the time to start thinking about your summer destinations, and the begin the preparations that are going to make for trouble-free travels this summer.

If your recreation involves a diesel engine, either as the power plant of your family motorhome or in your tow vehicle, you already know that diesel engines can’t be beat for hauling and towing capability.  You are also probably familiar with some of their specific maintenance needs.  Now’s the time to book yourself an appointment for service, to avoid the unpleasant occurrence of a breakdown on the road.

Vacation should be a carefree time, and vehicle performance out on the highway is not only important to prevent breakdown, but to ensure your safety.  When you expect your tow vehicle or motorhome to accelerate to facilitate a merge, you need the engine to respond.  And there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than being stranded by the side of a strange highway in the middle of the night.

IAmDiesel is Winnipeg’s diesel engine specialist.  We have experience working with diesel vehicles of all sizes, and are knowledgeable about all your engine’s systems.  Whether you need glow plugs, injector service, or just a knowledgeable eye to look over your engine and assure you that it’s ready for summer fun, you can turn to IAmDiesel for all your RV maintenance needs.

IAmDiesel is the diesel service centre at 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg.  Our technicians are trained, certified, and second to none.  Let us help you get your tow vehicle or motorhome ready for summer fun.