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Have you heard about the amazing RV services you can find here at Carefree RV? We offer numerous services such as inspections, repairs, and more, and with our certified technicians who are qualified to work on everything from travel trailers to motorhomes, you can be sure that you are getting the best possible care. Check out all that we can offer you to ensure your RV is in the best possible condition.

Get the best care for your RV with our RV services department!

Maintenance Inspection

In order for recreational vehicles to remain in the best shape, there are certain inspections that must be done. For example, the roof needs to be check twice a year, and items such as the windows, doors, and hatches need checked once a year. Luckily, to ensure proper maintenance, we have a full list of inspections such as:

  • Water Test
  • Gas Test
  • Tire and Brake Inspection
  • Roof and Molding Inspection
Insurance Claims

We are proud to be the Premiere insurance repair facility in the surrounding around. If you get into an accident with your RV, you will want to get the repairs done quickly and efficiently, and when you bring this accident to us, we will give your insurance company a same day estimate and get started on the repairs as soon as possible. Plus, with a complete collision repair facility, we can take care of everything from metal walls to full fiberglass repairs.

We’ve got everything for RV in our fully stocked parts department.

Solar Panel Installation

With so much of our world depending on electricity, it is more important than ever to keep the batteries in your recreational vehicle charged and ready for anything. That is why we offer installation of a 150 Watt solar panel with charger to keep you connected and comfortable anywhere you travel.

As you can see, our RV services along with the fully stocked parts department has everything needed to properly care for your RV. So get ready to travel with the security of knowing your recreational vehicle is in the best shape possible by contacting us or coming down to our location and making an appointment to service your RV today!

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Calling all Educators, Teachers, and Support Staff in Alberta!! This is YOUR Weekend to SAVE BIG on any New RV from Carefree RV. Because we know many teachers spend their summer holidays with their families RVing and Camping, it is your turn to spend some energy on you and find the perfect RV for this years summer holidays! We have a wide selection of travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, and different types of motorhomes and are also featuring FREE RV Winter Storage for 1 year with every RV.

So, please call 780.438.2008 and print this image off and come in this weekend ONLY (Wed. Feb 28 – Sat. March 3rd) and we would be happy to help you get $1000 off the web price for the RV of your dreams!

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No Hidden Fees at Carefree RV

What does “No Hidden Fees” mean? Quite simply, when you purchase a new or used RV at Carefree RV you only pay the price of the unit and the appropriate taxes and license. Nothing more! We want to treat you as we would like to be treated… with integrity and honesty in our pricing!

We fully prep your RV which includes: a pre-delivery inspection, installing a battery, filling your propane, and provide you with a full orientation to get familiar with your new RV at no additional cost. Not to mention, the Customer Loyalty program that includes: Priority RV Service booking and a discount with RV Parts. No one at Carefree RV will ever quote you additional charges for “Freight & Prep,” or other “Services” as some RV dealers will.

When we say “No Hidden Fees” we mean exactly that. You pay the price of the unit and the appropriate taxes and license. Nothing more! If you need your trailer delivered and setup at a park, if you need a towing-receiver, hitch, additional wiring, brake controller or other accessories those are additional costs, which we quote at your request. If you need have any other questions, feel free to email us at: craig@carefreerv.ca or call Craig at 780.438.2008

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Check out RVDA of Alberta 6th Annual RV Learning Weekend at Ol’ MacDonalds Resort. Whether you are totally new to the RVing lifestyle, or have been an avid RV’er for many years, this weekend is full of facts and fun and will inspire you with lots of valuable information to many different aspects of RVs (small or large) – – Register Today to Save Your Spot!

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Top 10 Unique Holiday Gifts For The RVer & Campers!

Looking forward to Living the Carefree Life with more RVing, more camping next year? Then, check out a few simply but awesome Holiday RV Gift Ideas for you and your family/friends! Experience many happy memories while camping and RVing this upcoming 2018!

1.  Travel Journals | Documenting Your Travels Is A MUST!

A great gift idea for the RV enthusiast. You will be glad you wrote down where you went camping and what you did! Not only can you remember the important information like best campsites, reservation policies and other things, but also people you met and other precious memories.

 

2. Mini Flame Festival Edition

 
Now get our popular mini flame for a limited time with a unique design created especially for our Japanese Festival. This Festival Edition has a special black body and a globe decorated with a “Nazca’s landscape painting” pattern. Available while supplies last. Mini Light

3. Camp Chef Flat Top Griddle | Give Me Some Bacon & Eggs!


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Turn any grill into a flat cooktop in seconds!  Fry up breakfast, lunch or dinner on the Camp Chef® Deluxe Fry Griddle! It features restaurant-style high sides and a convenient grease drain, as well as a heat diffuser plate that distributes heat across the griddle’s surface to reduce “hot spots”. It’s pre-seasoned so you can start using it right away!

4. Wine Glass Holder | The Only Thing Worse Than Not Having Red Wine, Is Not Having Somewhere To Put It!


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**WARNING OVER CONSUMPTION MAY CAUSE CHAIR TO TIP OVER**

5. Personalized Plaques & Camping Signs | Makes Your RV Really Feel Like “Home”


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6. Richards Homewares Gearbox Bedside Caddy | Lets Face it we all need more storage

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7. 12 Pack Of Eco Fire Starters | When the wind & rain are against you….


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Our camp fire starters from the Big Island of Hawaii are handmade with real macadamia nut shells and dye free unscented soy wax! Besides starting a fire, they will also light up people to start talking as these original fire starters are a real conversation starter.

8. No Slide Drink Tray | You will never loose your booze…


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Stabilizes any size drink for easy, no-spill serving. Powder-coated aluminum tray with silicone bands. Additional neutral colored bands included.

9. Rand McNally Tripmaker RV GPS | Helps you get where you need to go


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Designed for the RV with award-winning routing and tools that help you plan, prepare, and enjoy the ride. Choose your vehicle from 11 different RV types, including Class A, fifth wheel, and travel trailer. The RVND™ accounts for propane restrictions and even right- or left-hand turn preferences. Or switch to car mode for everyday use.

10. Silicone Flexible Shatterproof Wine Glasses 


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Easy to clean & very cool, WARNING not a good gift for those with a tight grip.

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Everywhere you look in the Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte travel trailers for sale here at Carefree RV, you will find more and more features to make RVing life easier. From the moment you leave your home to when you get back, this camper is meant to make traveling in comfort easier and more affordable. Check out the top 3 ways this RV will make your next trip the best one yet:

Take a look inside our Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte Travel Trailers!

Easy Travel

All of the nine Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte floorplans available are built to be in the lightweight category. This plus the aerodynamic front end design will make it incredibly easy to tow. There may even be times that you forget you are towing at all! Have more confidence while driving and save money in the process with the better gas mileage you will get.

Get everything you need in a lightweight, easy-to-tow package.

Quick and Easy Setup

Once you reach the campground, you will have very little that needs to be done before you can start relaxing. Easy-to-use stabilizer jacks will make this travel trailer more stable, so walking around inside will be a breeze. Plus, with a one touch electric awning with adjustable legs, you can set up your outside sitting space at just the press of a button, and the extra TV bracket with cable located on the outside provides a way of enjoying more entertainment while still spending time outdoors.

More Residential Quality

Residential features make you feel right at home.

In every room of of the Salem Hemisphere, there will be more residential quality features to not only make you feel at home but to also increase the longevity of the RV. Design items like the plank wood linoleum in the kitchen and the residential stain resistant carpet in the living room will withstand may years of use while still looking great. You’ll also love the solid wood drawer and cabinet fronts throughout to give you plenty of storage in beautiful and high quality spaces.

When you own one of our Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte travel trailers, you can have a home-away-from-home anywhere you travel. To learn more about this incredible and affordable RV, be sure to contact us or stop by our location today!

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Attention all RVers … Go RVing Canada has a simple but important read for:

A Snowbird’s options for Staying in touch while on the road

Click Here to Read More from Go RVing Canada’s website or see the below. Again, we recommend to all RVers to connect with this wonderful resource throughout the year.

By Jill Wykes – Snowbirdadvisor.ca

Find more tips and tools for Canadian snowbirds at SnowbirdAdvisor.ca

Whether you’re on the road or at your winter destination, keeping in touch with family and friends is always a priority for snowbirds.

Snowbirds who spend their winters travelling by RV have fewer options than those who rent or own property over the winter, as they don’t have access to land lines. But thanks to mobile phones and the internet, there are still lots of ways to keep in touch.

The challenge is to find an affordable phone and plan so you can avoid getting hit with excessive long distance and roaming fees.

You’ll want to seek out a phone service that’s convenient, easy to use, reliable, cost- effective and allows you to communicate locally — as well as with your friends and family back home. The option that’s best for you will depend on your budget and comfort level with technology.

Here’s a rundown of various options – but please keep in mind that the landscape is always changing for snowbird long distance solutions, so stay on the lookout for new plans, services and apps!

You’ll also want to find RV parks that offer good Wi-Fi service so you aren’t using your data plan once you are parked to access apps and email.

Your Canadian Mobile Phone

Most Canadian providers now offer affordable roaming plans for the U.S. that allow you to make and receive calls locally in the U.S. and back to Canada. Many people prefer to use their own mobile phones so friends and family already know the number. It also eliminates the hassles associated with having multiple phones, swapping SIM cards or using an app or calling card to make calls.

However, this is only an option if your provider has an affordable plan, so be sure to check out what your carrier offers and remember to make sure it includes long distance, local calling in the U.S., text and data.

And remember, if you are using your Canadian number, your U.S. friends will have to make a long-distance call to reach you – but many Americans have free North American calling, so this may not be an issue.

If you decide to go this route, always use Wi-Fi whenever you can to cut down on your data usage while you are away.

Getting a U.S. Mobile Phone

If you prefer to have a separate U.S. mobile phone, you need to look carefully at the plan you are signing up for. Consider a prepaid plan rather than a contract because you will only be using the phone for a few months each year. Ask about whether you can suspend the service when you are back in Canada.

Also, check out the cost of long distance to Canada. You’ll want to compare the cost of a U.S. phone to using your Canadian phone.

And, of course, you’ll have a different phone number that your friends and family will have to remember — and so will you!

Get a U.S. SIM Card

Another option is to get a U.S. SIM card for your Canadian phone. There are services in both Canada and the U.S. offering SIM cards you can put in your Canadian phone that allow you to make and receive calls in the U.S., as well as to and from Canada, and provide you with a data plan for a low daily or monthly fee.

However, to use a SIM card, your phone has to be unlocked first. Your provider will usually charge a one- time fee in the range of $50.

If you decide on this option, here’s a tip – forward your Canadian number to your U.S. SIM card number so you don’t miss calls to your Canadian cell. Also, see if you can reduce your Canadian cell phone plan for the winter to save costs.

Of course, if you return to Canada during the winter, you’ll need to temporarily swap your Canadian SIM card back in your phone.
Calling Cards

If you have access to a land line – for example a pay phone at an RV park – you can purchase very inexpensive long distance calling cards from just about anywhere, including gas stations and convenience stores.

These cards offer very cheap long distance rates on a pay-per-use per minute basis. Many of these cards offer an automatic top up when you get down to $2 or $3 and some can even be used in conjunction with a cell phone. These cards are also useful when you are on the road, but check to see if they can be used from a mobile phone, or just a land line.
Internet Phones

There are a growing number of internet phone solutions which allow you to use your computer or internet connection to make phone calls and long distance calls. This technology is evolving and is not for everyone but if you are curious about it, you can do some research online and look into various Voice Over Internet Protocol – or VOIP phone –solutions that are available.

The rates are cheaper – but the quality of the service can sometimes be erratic. For a VOIP solution to work properly, you will need a strong, reliable WiFi connection at the RV parks or other places you choose to park your vehicle. A headset is also recommended for optimal sound quality.
Using Apps to Keep in Touch

Today, many people use apps to not only talk to family and friends but to see them as well.  Depending on what type of mobile phone you have, you can access your friends and family using FacetimeWhatsAppViber, Skype and other apps.

Some of these can also be utilized on your tablet or laptop.

The downside with some of these apps is that you’ll need to use a data plan or have access to Wi-Fi to use them, and in some cases, the person you are calling will need to have the same app.
Chat, Text, Instant Messaging & Social Media

Many people are also using social media and text messages to keep in touch, although this is usually used to supplement a phone plan, not replace it.

In the case of social media, it’s FREE. The most popular is Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Text is not free, so make sure you understand any limits on texting with your mobile phone plan.

Another great way to keep in touch is to share photos on FacebookSnapchatInstagramand other sites.

The many apps and platforms available today offer snowbirds more options than ever before to stay in touch with kids, grandchildren, siblings and friends.

About Snowbird Advisor

SnowbirdAdvisor.ca is Canada’s one stop resource for snowbird tips, tools, offers, services and more. Canadian snowbirds can sign up for a free membership here.

Living the Carefree Life with Carefree RV!

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Why is it important to buy from a reputable dealer when purchasing your RV?

Congratulations on deciding that NOW is the time to look at buying an RV!  You’ll be faced with many decisions throughout this process, and it’s important to take the time to understand a little more about how this industry works…

One of the most important things to know is that an RV is never “perfect” when it comes out of the factory.

All of the manufacturers that we work with have high standards in the manufacturing process – but these units are not built on conveyer belts with robots (as in the car industry).

RV’s are built by individuals and are prone to factory defects.

However, when you buy from Carefree RV, please know that we are here to work with you to make sure that any and all issues are resolved as quickly as possible, and that all of your concerns are met in each of our departments.

When a unit arrives on the lot, we do a full inspection (PDI – pre-delivery inspection) – there is no extra charge for this, it is part of our internal process to make sure that a unit has arrived safely from the manufacturing plant.  This process takes anywhere from 4 to 12 hours for a technician to complete.

During this process, if we find any “errors”, we are able to address them immediately with our Partners.

However, much like when you take possession of a new home, some defects are only found when an RV is actually being used.

And unfortunately, Murphy’s Law says that you are going to find some of the defects when you are far enough away that they can’t be fixed until after you’re done with your first holiday…

That is why, when you purchase from a reputable dealer, you can have faith that we will work with you to make sure that any and all issues are resolved. 

Plus, all of the units that we sell come with a Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Many of the components on RV’s have different warranties, with different manufacturers (for example, the microwave will be covered under a different warranty or the roof is under a different warranty).

But the dedicated team in our Service and Warranty Department will work on your behalf to manage the issues after your new purchase.

You will also be presented with a very important option to add to your new RV: The Extended Warranty which covers all mechanical issues for an extra 5-year period, as an example.

It is, however, meant to help you understand “why things are the way they are”, and to give you peace-of-mind in knowing that we, at Carefree RV, are here to help you enjoy your investment for a long time.

Buying a new RV is more like buying a new home where there will be adjustments and defects in various places.

You basically have a mini-home on wheels!

Your manufacturer’s warranty is a short-term guarantee that they’ll fix the little problems you find right away.

Your extended warranty is a long-term guarantee that you’re protected as you use your new or used RV. We can build a warranty plan to meet your needs.

This is not meant to alarm you.

It is, however, meant to help you understand “why things are the way they are”, and to give you peace-of-mind in knowing that we at Recreation World RV are here to help you.

  • We ONLY sell RV’s.
  • We are RV professionals.
  • Our Technicians ONLY fix RV’s.
  • Our Service Department ONLY manages RV issues.
  • And our Parts Department is here to support our Team where required –
  • But also to help you better take care of your new RV!

The added bonus to purchasing from Carefree RV means that you are purchasing from a reputable RV business that holds various memberships and our important partnerships such as: RVDA, showcase that we hold a high standard of business ethics and company morals.

We Care at Carefree RV and stand behind our products and service work!

Happy camping starts here and we are glad to be a part of your RVing experiences!!

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Have you heard about the Winterization Specials offered here at Carefree RV? Winterizing your RV before the weather turns cold is essential to making sure it is protected during the cold months and ready to go when the weather turns nice again. Well right now, we are offering multiple winterization packages starting at just $139, so you can get your travel trailer, fifth wheel, toy hauler, or motorhome ready for winter with any of these services!

Get your RV ready for the cold with our winterization specials!

Anti-Freeze Package

One of the main winterization processes that we will do is to drain your water system and add anti-freeze to the water lines to keep them from freezing during the cold. We use -50 degree anti-freeze to ensure that your lines are ready for even the coldest temperature. We will also bypass the hot water heater and winterize this with up to 2 gallons of anti-freeze.

System Checks

During the winterization process, we will be sure to inspect all systems to ensure that everything is working properly. We will thoroughly go over all areas such as the water heater, furnace, tires, gas lines, trailer brakes, springs, shackles, refrigerator, and more! By checking each of these features out, you can be sure that your RV goes into storage for the winter completely ready for the new RVing season.

These specials start at only $139!

Free Storage

Speaking of storage, some of our winterization services will allow you to get to free winter storage with us! Have solar panels installed or get either the 30+ full maintenance towable or motorized inspection, and you will have a safe and secure place to store your RV during the cold months when you are not using it.

We, here at Carefree RV, are committed to taking the best care of our customers RVs, so by offering these may winterization specials, we are providing essential services at a discounted price. Feel free to contact us or come down to our location to learn more about these special offers and how you can benefit from them.

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