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Our visit to Lake Norman
We decided to visit Lake Norman in April 2017 where we have family and we were absolutely bowled over by the place. The lake is wonderful and we had a great time there. There are three RV parks nearby to where we needed to be. One is a national park and the others are a KOA and a privately owned site. More details: www.great-escape.us
How to convert your CR Spotless machine to be more efficient.
If you want to get more DI water from your resin then watch this video. We will show you how to convert your spotless machine into a more efficient more effective DI system. http://www.rv-mods.com
How to replace your RV tailored entrance mat.
Our Entrance mat started getting really shabby due to the number of times we had to clean it after Entegra service department had left it covered in grease. So we decided to change it to a more practical solution. www.great-escape.us
Spartan Owners chassis training course
This is what to expect when you attend one of the Spartan owner's chassis training courses. We attended last Oct 2017 up at the Spartan facility in Charlotte. MI. We found the course to be absolutely brilliant and would highly recommend this course to anyone who owners an RV with a Spartan chassis.
Where do you store your RV?
Buying an RV is one thing but where do you store it. Apart from your house an RV is probably going to be the single most expensive item you will ever purchase. If you owned a brand new Corvette would you park it in a field? No of course you wouldn't. So why would you treat your RV any different.
How to re-seal your RV shower
How to change the sealant in your RV shower, really very easy to make the RV improvement. All products used are available from our Amazon shop at: http://great-escape.us/amazon
Visit to Ashville NC and The Biltmore estate
Whilst travelling down to South Carolina we decided to call in to Asheville which is a really happening pace. Great food, great bars live music. Well worth a visit if you are passing. Stay at the KOA nearby.
How good is the Entegra 2 year PDI
Ever wondered how good the Entegra warranty department is. This is our experience of collecting our Entegra Anthem after 5 months of it being at the Entegra facility in Middlebury Indiana. We are not alone in our experience and loads of people are feeling the same way.
RV LED ceiling lights upgrade
The LED ceiling lighting fitted by Entegra on the Aspire, Anthem and Cornerstone models leave a lot to be desired. The light is harsh and very cold. So with this easy upgrade you can change the whole look and feel of your Entegra Coach
All Entegra RV's have a 2 year warranty and at the end of the warranty Entegra offer a PDI (post delivery inspection) Our Entegra Anthem is now due for it's 2 year PDI which has to be carried out at the Entegra facility in Middlebury, Indiana
Entegra Top Tips Part-6
More ways to improve your Entegra, this is part 6 of our Entegra top tips video series. These improvements can be applied to any RV although you may need to install this items slightly differently.
Lazydays Tampa has to be the worst RV dealer in the US for service
This dealership has the worst service department we have come across, totally inefficient and bloody useless at what they do. Do not go to Lazydays with your RV
Our visit to Key West Florida
As part of our Florida trip we visited the Florida Keys. We stayed at the Sunshine Key RV resort in Big Pine Key which was about half way down the keys. Key West was only 1 hour away and was an amazing place to visit
Daytona Bike Week
Daytona bike week is an amazing place to visit if you happen to be around Daytona beach between 10th -19th March. Hundreds of great bikes and some real characters to see.
After watching a few youtube videos on what happens when you have a front tire blow out it was very easy to decide on buying this safety product, but the great spin off is that it totally improves the way the coach handles especially in strong cross winds and uneven road surfaces.
This is one of the best most useful product we have purchased. Amazing and it works like a dream
National Indoor Rv Centre
This is one of the most impressive dealers we have come across so far in the USA. Professional, Thorough, and very very knowledgable. They specialise in storage, service and sales and have branches in Phoenix , Atlanta, Texas and soon to be Florida. Tadd Jenkins has just been announced as the new president of NIRC so it can only get better(if that's possible)
RV beach parking in southern Texas
Parking on the beach at Padre Island is something you show try, it's $8.00 per night and you are only yards from the beach
More Maintenance Tips (Part 5)
Here are some more useful maintenance tips if you have an RV.
Our 2016 Entegra road trip across America
This is a summary of our trip across the USA in our new 2016 Entegra Anthem. 2017 is just around the corner and there's a lot more to do & see
Napa Valley Wine Region
We managed to get across to the Napa valley wine region in late October and there we went on a tour to the Opus One winery.
Wiring LED cup holders
We have been asked so many times regarding installing these LED cup holders that we have made a short video showing how's it done
Driving the Entegra down the Sierra Nevada
This is a short video from inside the cab showing what it's like driving the Entegra Anthem on a fairly narrow steep road
Entegra Top Tips (Part 4)
Here is another great additional to your RV. This will remove all of the play from your tow frame
Our visit to Yosemite national park
We parked our Entegra RV in a nearby Thousand Trails RV park and headed up to Yosemite national park in the car.
More Entegra Tips
Changing the water filters on your RV
How to fix your Entegra step
This is a step by step (excuse the pun) of how to fix the step on an Entegra coach
On Route to Sedona AZ
After leaving the balloon festival we decided to head up to the amazing town of Sedona. This is a must see village.
Albuquerque Balloon Festival & New Mexico
Visit the Albuquerque Balloon festival for a sight to behold. It's one of the most spectacular things we have ever seen.
Saying goodbye to our Mini
The US government would only allow our Mini to be in the US for a maximum of 12 months (which is up) so we have no choice but to ship the mini back to Europe.
After repair after repair we thought we were finally at the end of our problems when 4 days into this trip the step cover once again failed meaning that we had to climb into and out of our luxury RV, very impressive!
RVing in Europe (Part 2)
This is part 2 of RVing in Europe and an in site into campsite electrical supply and waste facilities.
RVing in Europe (Part 1)
Rving in Europe can be challenging especially if you have a 40+ ft American RV. See some of the differences between RVing in the US and RVing in Europe (France)
Steering: Finally Fixed
After flying over to Tucson to test drive my Rv I'm please to be able to report that the steering appears to have been fixed. I won't know for sure until i have done at least 1000 miles.
Our visit to Makers Mark whisky distillery, KY
This was our first visit to the Makers Mark Distillery in Kentucky, the tour was great and the grounds was very well maintained. Worth the $9 entry fee.
Our trip to St Louis Mo
We decided to stop off in St Louis and visit the famous arch on our way to another alignment shop.
Entegra Tips Part 2
More tips on using an RV
Entegra Tips Part 1
Here are a few of the improvements we have made to our 2016 Entegra Anthem
The latest update on the steering situation
After now visiting 8 alignment shops we are still no further with a fix for my steering.
Our steering problems continue......
After 7 months of moaning and 7 Spartan garages still our Entegra RV handles like a boat.
The Spotless RV rinse system does what is says on the box
This product is amazing, you will wonder how you ever lived without it. It makes live so much easier and provided GREAT results
Entegra Springfest 2016
This was our first ever rally, and it was far better then we imagined
2017 Entegra Cornerstone
This is Julia's first ever drive of an Rv so what better RV to drive than the new 2017 Entegra Cornerstone
This was our first time visiting Nashville and WOW, what a place, it's so good we are retuning in 2 weeks.
Entegra Steering Problem
After Spartan have had our RV for over a month we now have steering that feels like its actually attached to the wheels, but we still have far too much play in the steering.
Video 14: Visiting Malibu beach, California
Visiting Malibu beach, California
Video 13: Visiting Quartsite, AZ.
Visiting Quartsite, AZ.
Video 12: On route to the Grand Canyon
On route to the Grand Canyon in a snow storm.
Video 11: Our visit to Utah with our Entegra Coach
Our visit to Utah with our Entegra Coach this winter
Video 10: Problems with owning an Entegra Coach
Some of the problems with owning an Entegra Coach in the winter
Video 9: Collecting our RV from the Entegra Factory
Collecting our RV from the Entegra Factory after warranty work
Video 8: Our first American football game
South Carolina first American football game
Video 7: Our visit to Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach in South Carolina was a disappointment to us
Video 6: SMI Air Force One Braking System
Collecting the Mini and having a SMI braking system installed
Video 5: Julia showing off the interior of our Entegra Anthem
Julia presenting the interior of the new 2016 Entegra Anthem
Video 4: Bad oil leak repaired on route from Cape Cod to Spring Lake
We had to visit a Spartan dealer due to a really bad oil leak on the rear hub
Video 3: Visiting Portland, Maine
Destination Portland, Maine, in our new Entegra
Video 2: Arriving in the US for our first trip in the Entegra
Arriving in the USA, and staying in the RV for the first time
Video 1: Collecting the Entegra Anthem
Collecting our new Entegra RV from RVOne in Albany NY