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Road condition information

Before heading out on the road, it is always a good idea to check road conditions. Construction, weather, and heavy traffic can all cause delays and aggravation.

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has compiled all available reasources by state on their National Traffic and Road Closure Information page. Click the map of the state for a list of road condition resources.

Some states have more resources than others. In addition to construction and weather road condition information, some states make available traffic cameras that can be viewed over the Internet.

The I-5 highway cameras in Oregon and California made our recent winter tarvel through the West Coast mountains a bit easier. Before heading out for the high passes, we used the following web sites to take a peek at the roads:

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Understanding weights and staying within vehicle ratings is an integral part of operating an RV. We offer the following resources on this web site to assist you in this task:

Are you wanting to know what is the heaviest trailer you can tow with your truck? Use our Travel Trailer Weight Calculator for the answer.

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The Learn & Research section of this web site provides general information, checklists, books, and other resources for those who are researching RV's or the RV lifestyle.

For those operating or considering large RV's, we have summarized the RV Driver's License Requirements for all fifty states.

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In the Buy, Rent, and Sell sections you will find helpful information for buyers, sellers, and renters of RV's. Be sure to read the Determining an RV's Fair Market Value (FMV) article before buying or selling.

Keeping in Touch

While on the road, stay in touch with family and friends. Numerous options are available to keep contact on the go. In the Keeping in Touch section you will find details on Internet access, phone, postal mail, sharing photos, and fax technologies appropriate for the RV lifestyle.

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