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COVID-19 has affected the world around us in more ways than anyone could have imagined. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada advises that you avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. But, that doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t take a little break to enjoy the great outdoors. Now is the perfect time to camp and travel around BC by RV this summer.
With so many grounded flights and advisories dictating what to do when crossing international borders, many of us are dreaming of escape. Traveling by RV allows you to bring the comforts of home into the wild nature of BC. Thanks to camping options that range from full-service camping sites to rustic, natural retreats, there’s truly something for everyone.
British Columbia’s vast mountain ranges, miles of beaches, sparkling lakes, flowing rivers and lush, green forests offer the ultimate experience. Immerse yourself in nature and spend days enjoying the carefree camping lifestyle while sleeping under the stars. Whether you’re traveling in an RV or pitching a tent, the Camping and RVing BC Coalition can help you find your temporary home.
RVers are a friendly group by nature, and might crave human contact now more than ever. But until the quarantine has officially ended, it’s important to do everything possible to avoid being around people. British Columbia’s backyard provides campers and RVers with numerous choices of camping sweet spots to maintain social distancing. With over 1,700 campgrounds located throughout the province’s pristine outdoors, you can exit the confinement of a scheduled day and instead embrace nature’s tranquility.
Depending on your route, driving from Vancouver to the Rockies is approximately 800 km (500 mi) – 8 to 10 hours driving time – up and over several mountain passes. Whether your route is via the Trans-Canada Highway or Highway 3 and the Kootenays, you’ll pass through both provincial and national parks. Give yourself time to stop, stay, and explore along the way.
Whether RVing is your hobby or your way of life, repairs are inevitable. Before you set off in your RV to explore British Columpia and camp under the stars with your family, plan to see us first for a pre-trip inspection. We’ll conduct a 58-point inspection and diagnostic road test for your RV.
Our Technicians will test drive your RV over a variety of road surfaces to help reveal any potential steering, brake, and suspension problems, as well as their causes. All of our vehicle and truck inspections include full multi-point inspection in accordance with all provincial regulations to give you peace of mind before you hit the road.
At VanAxle, RV safety is our priority. Although recreational vehicles have changed since we opened for business in 1959, what hasn’t changed is our dedication to high quality, affordable service. As proud members of the RV Owner’s Association of British Columbia, we help carry out the RVOABC mission to “promote safety standards and devices for RV travelers.” Make Vancouver Axle and Frame your RV, truck, and trailer service provider in the Fraser Valley, BC. Contact us now to get started!
Trailer sway is a common cause of accidents involving trailers. This occurs when a force from the side of the trailer – such as strong wind – causes it to move side to side or “fishtail” behind the tow vehicle. If you’ve ever experienced this swaying when you pass a vehicle, then you know how scary it can be and that maintaining control can be quite difficult. Having full control over your trailer and vehicle is imperative for any towing setup. With a SwayPro Weight Distributing Hitch, you can enjoy your road trips with peace of mind knowing that your hitch provides you with both sway control and weight distribution. SwayPro ensures a smooth, level ride with superior safety features and unmatched confidence.
A weight distribution hitch is designed to create a stable ride as you tow a trailer. By keeping your towing setup level, a weight distributing hitch can ensure that the weight of your trailer doesn’t exceed that of your vehicle. Without a proper hitch, the additional weight of a trailer can potentially cause the vehicles back end to sag and the front end to point upward. Furthermore, the lessened weight on the front axle can reduce your steering, traction, and braking power.
A weight distribution hitch is beneficial for a variety of reasons. Not only does it give you a better ride and increased driving visibility, but it can also improve your ability to steer and brake. Trailer swaying is typically caused by uneven roads, high winds, and various other factors. However, if you’re still not sure if this is a necessary addition for you, here are a few more signs to look out for:
With SwayPro Weight Distributing Hitch, you get the best of both weight distribution and sway control. SwayPro works by using tension on the spring bars to keep them tight. The attached brackets ensure that the trailer remains aligned with the towing vehicle. This unique design features self-locking spring bars that flex for optimal weight distribution and clearance. But before you can determine which SwayPro model is right for you, there are a few factors to keep in mind:
SwayPro is designed with you in mind, making it the most user-friendly trailer sway prevention system on the market today. You’ll certainly enjoy the ease of quickly hooking up and disconnecting the trailer with no need to disconnect prior to backing up. Not to mention, you won’t need friction pads to enjoy a smooth and quiet ride. There are no additional clips or pins due to the self-locking spring bars that automatically lock into place by simply rotating the bar 90 degrees. In addition, the spring steel bars are able to flex for optimal sway prevention and weight distribution. The SwayPro hitch is compatible with a variety of towing vehicles from minivans to large ¾ ton pickups. Simply determine what type of vehicle and hitch head you will be using, the type of trailer coupler your travel trailer is equipped with, and select the appropriate tongue weight.
Safety is so important when driving, especially with a trailer in tow. Whether you’re pulling a trailer with horses, or a travel trailer for a family vacation, you need sway prevention you can trust. Join the other 65% of vehicles on the road who trust the safety, quality, and durability of Blue Ox products. For questions about ordering a SwayPro or any other Blue Ox products, please contact our Customer Care team.