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Why Turn to Dyers For Camper Jacks

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:08:13 PM America/Phoenix

5 Examples of Leveling Jacks for Your RV 

There are a lot of very good reasons to want to keep your camper trailer level while you enjoy the great outdoors, and that has led to the invention of many ways to accomplish that seemingly-simple goal. Check out five of the products you might find at your camper trailer parts store for keeping your RV perpendicular to the pull of gravity: 

The BAL Deluxe Scissor Leveler

The BAL Deluxe is the burly version of your standard scissor jack -- simple enough that anyone who's ever had to change a tire can operate it, but strong enough to hold up a significant portion of your RV's total weight.  

The EZ-Ramp Stacking Leveler

The EZ-Ramp is just about the simplest of the simple machines: an inclined plane that you drive your trailer onto. You stack what amount to giant shims until the stack on one side is as high as the ground level on the other, drive up onto them, and presto! A level trailer appears! 

The Ultra-Fab Steel King Tripod Stabilizer

What the BAL...

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Dyers Makes Accessories Accessible

Monday, April 29, 2013 10:37:31 AM America/Phoenix

So you just bought a new camping trailer, and you're looking to deck it out with some sweet loot before you take your family on the road. Even if you live in a small camping-unfriendly community and there are no camper accessory suppliers in your area, fear not: the Internet is here to save the day once again.


No matter what kind of camper you've managed to get your hands on, a camper supply website like DyersOnline.com can help you get a hold of the gadgets and gizmos you need. You don't need any experience with camping or even with high-level comparison shopping, because Dyers provides the tools you need right there on the website.


Live Chat With a Camping Pro

Live chat help used to be the exclusive domain of online IT departments and expensive lawyers, but the truth is there's huge applications for it in any endeavor that has an 'expert class' and an 'amateur class'.  Dyers is proving it every day by offering camping novices the opportunity to chat with an expert in the field from th...

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How to Use a 5th Wheel Hitch

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:06:31 PM America/Phoenix

There are 4 vitally important things that must be checked before you start installing your own 5th wheel hitch. They'll seem obvious to a seasoned camper, but without them, it's all too easy to completely mess up a hitch installation and have an epic disaster on the road.


First: Buy the Right Hitch for Your Vehicle

Your hitch is going to be towing around a lot of poundage. With the wrong hitch, you'll find that the weight you're towing doesn't get transferred to the ground in a balanced and stable manner. Buying a generic hitch that isn't made to work with your vehicle will 'usually' work fine, but it basically means you're pulling part of a heavy load based on the strength of some sheet metal -- worth the little extra effort to get a hitch that's purpose-made to work with your vehicle.


Second: Can Your Handle The Weight?

Before you hitch anything to your vehicle, check the owner's manual for the maximum towing capacity for your model. If you're not certain about what you're reading, call ...

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Protecting Your RV: The "top" 3 RV Accessories

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:21:23 AM America/Phoenix

If you're a camping enthusiast of the 'recreational vehicle' variety, you're probably either currently in possession of or hoping to one day own a camper of your own. You're probably also acutely aware of the fact that there are more accessories for RVs than there are for Barbie dolls. Almost all of these service some useful purpose during the trip itself, but there are a few "top" accessories that get put in play during the off season.

And by "top", if you haven't figured it out, we mean that they go on top of your RV.


  • The Instant Garage: This collapsible, mostly-fabric structure can be stored on the top or back of your standard RV, but is most often kept at home and erected around the RV when it's not in use. It keeps the elements off of your vehicular domicile, protecting it for when you need it again.

  • The RV Cover: Basically the same idea as an instant garage, but an RV cover fits more snugly around the vehicle, without a lot of excess square footage taken up around it. An RV cover ...

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Low cost Camping trailer parts

Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:01:27 PM America/Phoenix

Camping Trailer Parts In Every Shape and Size: Can You Handle Them All?

There's no way to go camping in a recreational vehicle without needing some basic parts from time to time. Camping trailer parts is a huge umbrella term that covers so many parts that it's almost silly to try to list them all. After all, a camper is essentially a miniature house on wheels, and you're expected to be able to do almost everything in a camper that you do in a home and still be able to drive it down the highway at common speed.

That means that an RV supply store needs to carry:

  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Refrigerators
  • Water holding tanks
  • Microwaves
  • Ovens
  • Coffee Makers
  • Televisions
  • Satellites
  • Receivers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Furnaces
  • Fireplaces
  • Doors
  • Skylights
  • Fans
  • Windows
  • Tail Lights and Tail Light Lenses
  • Marker Lights and Marker Light Lenses
  • Tongue Jacks
  • Stabilizing Jacks
  • Hitches and other Towing Equipment, to bring along the family car
  • Power Converters and Inverters
  • Generators
  • Solar Panels
  • ...and a whole bunch more stuff.

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RV Sewage System Part 3: Valves

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:23:36 AM America/Phoenix

Lastly, and an important part of the RV waste system that we are going to look at today, is the waste valve. It is important that you have a properly sealed and working valve on your waste tank to prevent leaks/drips while you are on the road.

Sewer System Valves and Hoses

 

There are a few sizes of RV valves but the most common is 3”. This is usually what your RV will come with from the factory. Your valve will either be, handle operated or remote cable operated. A cable operated valve will protect your valves from damage due to placement in low and exposed areas. The flexible cable lets you mount in a direct push-pull position instead of the more difficult side pull. Valterra’s patented Cable Valve System converts hard to access valve handles to a simple push/pull placement. Cable handles can be positioned at the bottom of an RV sidewall, or within a control access compartment with bulkhead installation.

 

Sewer Valves

 

It is important to check the seals on your valves a few times a year to ensure that they are not dried or crack...

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RV Sewage System Part 2: Tanks

Friday, December 9, 2011 9:47:27 AM America/Phoenix

The next stage in you RV sewage system is the holding tank. This is the tank where the sewage will be stored until it is time to dump it at the appropriate waste station. There are two different types of tanks that are used in RV’ing: portable and permanent.

RV Holding Tanks

Portable tanks are normally used for pop-ups and other smaller RV’s that do not have the room or capability of carrying a permanently installed tank. The portable tank is a mobile storage tank that is normally has built in wheels and a handle or some way to tote it around. This tank is used when the RV did not come with a permanently installed tank. Because of their mobility, they are also used in other scenarios. Say you are camping in an area that does not have a direct hook up for dumping right at your site. There may be a dump station in the campground but it is not within hose reach, or you may be boon-docking it out in your favorite spot. What do you do when your tank becomes full but you may not be ready to leave? Well, you W...

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RV Sewage System Part 1: Toilets

Thursday, December 1, 2011 3:10:13 PM America/Phoenix

Let’s take a look at the components that make up your RV’s sewage system. This is going to be the beginning of a multiple post adventure, so stay tuned.  We are going to start at the top and work down; this puts us on the topic of toilets.

 

Here at Dyer’s we exclusively and proudly carry Thetford toilets. “Every Thetford toilet - from the finest china to the most economical - has thoughtful ergonomic features so you're assured of a comfortable, elegant and trouble-free toilet. Add water-saving features and ease of use, and you see why Thetford is the industry leader.”

RV Toilets

There are many factors to consider when looking at RV toilets. We will start by looking at the basics which we will call styling. You will usually notice that RV toilets have two main color choices. You can select the one that fits you RV décor the best. Most toilets have the option of white or parchment. These are not the only choices though. There are a number of toilets that are also available in “bone”.  Even though bon...

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Water Pressure Regulators

Friday, November 18, 2011 10:48:42 AM America/Phoenix

For this go around, I think it’s time we discussed water pressure regulators.  The quick and dirty is that a regulator is a simple attachment that goes between your water line and the water source.  Although, they aren’t as fancy as they sound, water pressure regulators are an absolute must have when it comes to RVing equipment.

Pressure Regulator

If you’re wondering why a regulator can be so important, the following story illustrates perfectly just how critical they are. One weekend, John Dyer, owner of Dyer’s RV, and his friend Sam went camping with their wives at Dead Horse State Park, near Cottonwood, Arizona.  Sam was new to RVing at the time and had rented a class C motor home for the occasion. Upon arrival, John offered to help Sam with the electricity and water hook ups, but Sam was gung-ho about it and tackled the job himself.

 

The following afternoon, Sam noticed the water hose was bulging abnormally.  Before anything could be done to fix it, the hose burst, shooting an impressive geyser of water...

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RV Surge Guard's

Monday, November 7, 2011 1:19:19 PM America/Phoenix

Well, I continue to discover new accessories for my RV.  This week it’s surge guards.  I know, it’s so simple it’s obvious. Right? We use surge protectors all the time.  Your computer is probably plugged into one right now.  And a surge protector for electronics makes sense to me.  Turns out, however, RV’s can be plugged in, too.  Hence, I needed an RV surge guard. Here’s what I found out.

It’s a common misconception that surge protectors are merely fancy extension cords; however, as the name indicates, surge protectors protect from unwanted “surges” of electricity, keeping electronics and appliances from being fried.  A surge in electricity originates from the source of the electrical current.  Electricity is constantly running through power lines, much like water through a hose, and a sudden surge causes unwanted damage.  Unless you use a generator, your RV will likely be hooked up to an unpredictable power source that is vulnerable to surges, and because RVs are more high tech thes...

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