How to Avoid Flood-Damaged Vehicles

With an increase in flash floods and storms across the United States, Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is here to provide tips for how to avoid flood-damaged vehicles.

The month of May has been incredibly unusual as many parts of the United States have experienced an increase in flash floods and severe storms. Our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is here to provide some helpful tips in how to avoid flood-damaged vehicles. When buying or leasing a used vehicle, there are specific signs you can look for to avoid flood-damaged vehicles. Contact our team at Desert Autoplex with any questions you might have.

How to Avoid Flood-Damaged Vehicles from Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona

How to Avoid Flood-Damaged Vehicles from Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona

Though an owner might be able to clean, dry-out and restore a vehicle on the outside, a flood-damaged vehicle is sure to have extensive damage on the inside including the engine, fuel, transmission, brakes, interior control systems and more. The reality is, a vehicle is not a boat and is, by no means, meant to be submerged in water. Desert Autoplex RV, serving Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix, offers this tips to avoid flood-damaged vehicles. If a vehicle has experienced flood-damage, you can be sure to find damage in the following areas:

  • vehicle electronics such as engine controls or brake signals
  • damage and rotting within the dashboard and deep down in the seats
  • damage in the safety systems such as airbags and other sensors
  • interior damage to the carpet, upholstery or roof
  • rust and corrosion to various parts and components

The most dangerous part to flood-damaged vehicles is that flooding may take months or even years to have its most worst effects. If you are looking to buy or lease a pre-owned recreational vehicle near Phoenix, be sure to let our trusted mechanics within our service and parts department at Desert Autoplex RV to take a look to ensure you’re not buying a flood-damaged vehicle. Our team knows what to look for including signs of mud, silt and water lines throughout various compartments of the vehicle.

Stop by Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, AZ to check out our current inventory of RVs and other vehicles. We look forward to serving you and your family soon!

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Leave Nothing Behind with This RV Camping Checklist from Desert Autoplex!

As you set out for your next RV camping trip, make sure you leave nothing behind with this RV camping checklist from Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

Camping season is in full-swing and our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona near Phoenix and Tempe couldn’t be more excited! As you prepare for your next RV camping trip, make sure you leave nothing behind with this RV camping checklist from your recreational vehicle enthusiasts at Desert Autoplex! There’s nothing worse than forgetting the small but essential items that make RV camping enjoyable and efficient. If you have any questions about best RV camping practices, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa.

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Leave Nothing Behind with this RV Camping Checklist from Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

For a fun RV camping trip, sock everything you need from bathroom accessories to kitchen utensils and more following this RV camping checklist from Desert Autoplex RV!

Basic First Aid Kit

This by no means an exhaustive list, but certainly some of the basics for first aid. Feel free to customize your own kit to suit you and your family’s needs.

  • Ace bandages
  • Antacids
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Blanket
  • Burn ointment
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Heat/Cold packs
  • Insect repellent
  • Peroxide
  • Personal medications
  • Poison Ivy/Oake cream
  • Road flares
  • Sunscreen
  • Tweezers

Basic Trailer Equipment

A list of basic supplies you perhaps missed in packing for your next RV camping trip:

  • Battery jumper cables
  • Emergency road kit
  • Extension cords
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Folding chairs
  • Leveling blocks or boards
  • Shovel
  • Tire-pressure gauge
  • Wheel chocks

Kitchen and Bath Accessories

For those enjoying extended stays, here are some essential kitchen and bath accessories:

  • Bath towels
  • Deodorant
  • Hand soap
  • Personal items
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Baking soda
  • Coffee pot
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Knives
  • Measuring cups
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic wrap and foil
  • Pot holders
  • Serving bowls
  • Table settings
  • Toaster
  • Trash can or trash liners

Miscellaneous Items

And for those miscellaneous items that always seem to come in handy on your RV camping trip:

  • Alarm clock
  • Backpack/fanny pack
  • Binoculars
  • Bungee cords
  • Candles
  • Clothesline
  • Compass
  • Collapsible drying rack
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra bulbs
  • Hammock
  • Hand wipes
  • Plastic bags
  • Rope
  • Small sewing kit
  • Electrical tape
  • Duct tape
  • Umbrella
  • Work gloves

Desert Autoplex RV serves Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix with RV sales, service and more and looks forward to another great year of RV camping. As you head out on your next trip, make sure you leave nothing behind with this RV camping checklist!

Drive the Comfortable and Practical Coachmen RV from Desert Autoplex!

Coachmen RV has been manufacturing vehicles that make memories for a lifetime since 1964 and our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona invites you to a test drive today!

With the summer season just weeks away, millions of Americans will plan their summer vacations and road trips to create memories for a lifetime. At Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona, our team is excited to come alongside your family to provide reliable recreational vehicles for a RV getaway of a lifetime! Coachmen RV has been manufacturing travel trailers, tent campers and motorhomes since 1964 and prides themselves on quality products with superior value and even greater customer support and service. Head to Desert Autoplex RV near Phoenix to test drive your own Coachmen RV before the summer season officially starts!

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Drive a Coachmen RV from Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

You’ve been able to find a Coachmen RV on North American roads and in North American campgrounds since 1964. With over 600,00 units sold across the span of five decades, Coachmen RV knows what it takes to design and build reliable recreational vehicles with exceptional value, dependable design and practical innovation! Our team at Desert Autoplex RV invites you to check out a new Coachmen RV for yourself to enjoy the countless comforts and features that you and your family desire. Perhaps better than any other manufacturer, Coachmen RV values relationships with their owners and provides exceptional support after purchase including warranties and solid service. For an authorized Coachmen dealer near Phoenix, head to Desert Autoplex in Mesa, AZ today and take a look at our extended inventory and exceptional service center.

Moreover, after you’ve purchased a new Coachmen RV from Desert Autoplex, you’ll love the rewards that await as part of the Coachmen Owners Association. You and your family will enjoy incredible values, such as:

  • free campground directory
  • free Easy RVing magazine
  • planned trips and rallies at bulk rate discounts
  • theme park discounts
  • fuel discounts
  • dedicated COA website
  • local and state club activities
  • Caravan Chapter membership opportunities

Desert Autoplex RV, serving Phoenix and Mesa, AZ, invites you to check out our current inventory featuring phenomenal Coachmen RV products as well as makes and models from brands like Forest River, Keystone RV Company, Newmar and Airstream!

Gear Up For Summer with Proper RV Tire Care and Maintenance!

Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona provides these helpful tips for proper RV tire care and maintenance to prepare you for a safe and adventurous summer!

Your tires might very well be the most important feature on your recreational vehicle when it comes to safety, performance and fuel efficiency. There are several things you can do to ensure your RV has proper maintained tires and our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is here to provide you with proper RV tire care and maintenance for a summer full of safe and enjoyable adventures. Contact our team with any questions you might have or swing by the dealership today!

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Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona provides RV Tire Maintenance Tips!

The first step is to make sure you weigh your RV when it is fully loaded. And when we say fully loaded, we mean fully loaded! This includes passengers, cargo, fuel and supplies, any towed vehicle or trailer behind your motor home or the tow vehicle for the RV trailer. Head to a location that can properly provide axle-end specific weights, including our service department at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa.

From there, you’ll want to make sure you have properly inflated RV tires to ensure optimum safety, performance and efficiency. The load on each tire will vary which makes weighing your RV to determine the load on each tire and the corresponding air pressure. Your RV manufacturer will provide load and inflation tables to help you determine the correct tire pressure. Moreover, you should check your RV tire pressure at least once a month and certainly before each trip.

Finally, you’ll want to check your RV tire and wheel balance to avoid “cupping” and excessive wear and tear on your RV’s heavy spots. Moreover, let our Desert Autoplex RV service department align your wheels to maintain even treadwear. Our trained technicians can do a proper RV alignment check that fits your RV manufacturer’s specifications.

Head to Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona to visit with our team about proper RV tire maintenance and care before you set out on a summer full of adventures! We look forward to serving you and your family soon!

Desert Autoplex in Mesa Looking for RV Sales People!

Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is looking for enthusiastic RV sales people to join our dynamic team serving customers across the United States, Canada and Mexico!

If you have a passion for recreational vehicles, the great outdoors and working on a dynamic team, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona! We are currently looking for RV sales people to join us at Desert Autoplex RV as we serve customers across the United States, Canada and Mexico with RV sales and service! Contact our team to find out more information or come by the dealership today!

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Join our RV Sales Team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

Desert Autoplex serves Mesa, Phoenix and beyond with exceptional new RV sales, dependable RV service and qualified RV financing. We are the premier dealers of new recreational vehicles for customers in Arizona and have a great lineup of remarkable RVs from name brands including Airstream, Newmar, Forest River, Keystone RV and Coachmen. Moreover, we provide quality RV service to keep your beloved RV running like-new! Whether you need scheduled maintenance or accident repair, our service department serves families with quality care and superior precision.

Moreover, customer service is of utmost importance to our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, AZ! From sales to service and even in the peace of mind from our extended warranty, you will love working with Desert Autoplex RV. We offer a powertrain warranty along with standard coverage and comprehensive coverage for nationwide protection and added resale value through Guardian Warranty Corporation. You will love working on a team that is passionate about serving the RV community in Mesa, AZ and beyond!

To find out more about who we are as a RV dealer in Mesa, or to simply talk more about our RV sales positions, contact our team or swing by the dealership today! Desert Autoplex RV is located at 2260 East Main Street in Mesa, Arizona and is open 7 days a week! We look forward to talking with you soon!

Take a Tour of the Refreshed 2015 Newmar Mountain Aire at Desert Autoplex!

Head to Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona to take a tour of the all-new, refreshed, and unmistakably beautiful 2015 Newmar Mountain Aire!

Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is thrilled you’ve stopped by in your continued search for a new recreational vehicle or a pre-owned recreational vehicle. We have an extensive inventory of RVs and campers, cars and trucks, powerboats, ATVs and more from name brand manufacturers like Newmar, Airstream, Forest River, Keystone RV, Coachmen and more! Our team invites you to check out the all-new, refreshed 2015 Newmar Mountain Aire, available now at our dealership!

The new 2015 Mountain Aire RV from Desert Autoplex RV truly represents everything a luxury coach should be! This beautiful and cutting-edge recreational vehicle features Newmar’s full-paint Masterpiece Finish with Super Clear Coat, VORAD adaptive cruise control and a new 500 horsepower Cummins ISX diesel engine.

Take a video tour of the refreshed 2015 Newmar Mountain Aire now:

Visit Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, AZ to test drive your own 2015 Newmar Moutain Aire or any one of our great recreational vehicles within our current inventory. We look forward to serving you and your family’s recreational vehicle needs soon!

Now is the Right Time to Buy a Prime Time RV from Desert Autoplex!

Head to Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona to get the best deal on a new Prime Time recreational vehicle!

Our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona believes now is the right time for you to buy a Prime Time recreational vehicle! We have several brand new Prime Time Bunk House Travel Trailers to choose from at prices you simply won’t find anywhere else. Even more, our financing rates will allow you to get the RV you love at a price you can afford! Contact our team or swing by our dealership today!

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Check Out the New 2015 Prime Time Travel Trailer from Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

Desert Autoplex is pleased to present a brand new 2015 Prime Time Avenger Bunk House Travel Trailer with an exclusive Advantage Package. This light weight travel trailer can be towed by just about any SUV and comes ready for your next family camping trip with room to sleep six! Check out the endless list of features and benefits on this new Prime Time RV:

  • Cambered Structural Steel Frame
  • Aluminum Exterior Skin
  • R-7 Insulation Throughout
  • 2×3 Floor Joists on 16” Centers
  • 5/8” Seamless Floor Decking with 25-Year Warranty
  • 5” Snow Load Roof Rafters on 16” Centers
  • Walk-On Roof with 3/8” Roof Decking
  • One-Piece Rubber Roof
  • PEX Plumbing System
  • Upgraded Oetiker water Line Fittings
  • Everlast Construction including 2” wall construction on 16” centers, cross banded construction and Seal Tight technology

Even more are the incredible interior standards set by Prime Time recreational vehicles. You and your family will love:

  • Cable TV hook-up with RG6 coax
  • Digital TV antenna with signal booster
  • AM/FM/CD Radio
  • 13,500 BTU Air Conditioning
  • 2-Burner Range with high output front burner
  • Range Hood with Light and Exhaust fan
  • 3 cu. ft. Dometic Refrigerator
  • 6 gallon DSI gas water heater
  • EZ Winterization hookup
  • Auto Ignition Furnace with Wall Thermostat
  • 30 amp power

As we mentioned, this light weight travel trailer is a single axle trailer and extremely SUV friendly. Head to Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona and let our team walk you through this new 2015 Prime Time Avenger. We look forward to serving you soon!

Helpful Tips from Desert Autoplex RV to Get Your RV Ready For Camping Season!

Get your recreational vehicle ready for camping season with these helpful tips from our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

Millions of Americans will hit the road this Spring Break to get away from the normal routine and enjoy the great outdoors. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips from our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona to get your RV ready for camping season. With the increasing nice weather, now is the time to get your RV ready for the road. Contact our team at Desert Autoplex RV near Phoenix if you need any help.

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Follow These Tips from Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona to Get Your RV Ready for Camping Season!

To get your RV ready for camping season, we recommend you start by giving your recreational vehicle a good look-over. Walk around your vehicle and look for any water leaks, see if the caulking around the windows, doors, roofs, vents and seams is still sufficient and make sure windows, doors and awnings are working properly. There are mechanical issues to inspect as well including your brake pads, lights and turn signals as well as the hitch and wires if you have a tow vehicle. Moreover, just like you would check your car tires for adequate tread and tire pressure, inspect your RV tires to make sure there are no bulges or cracks in the sidewalls and between the treads. These are all items that you should let our service and parts department take a look at!

Other items to check in order to get your RV ready for Spring include the hoses and valves, including the LP lines, the sewage dump hose and valve seals. From there, you’ll want to test batteries and appliances such as the smoke detectors, CO detector, stove top burner and water heater. You will also want to do a load test, which would be best done by our service and parts department at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa. Finally, check the tanks and fluids to make sure all are in adequate running order before hitting the road.

Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is excited for the return of camping season and invites you to contact our team if you need any help getting your RV ready for Spring!

Make An Appointment Online for Your Next Scheduled RV Maintenance!

If you’re having a problem with your recreational vehicle near Phoenix, make an appointment online for your next scheduled RV maintenance at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is proud to be your premier recreational vehicle dealership serving all your RV needs in Arizona. From incredibly low prices on new and preowned recreational vehicles to dependable service and parts and even automotive financing, Desert Autoplex RV is your one-stop place to go for all things RV! Moreover, you’ll quickly find that customer service is our number one priority. If you’re having problems with your RV, make an appointment online for your next scheduled RV maintenance at Desert Autoplex!

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Make An Appointment Online to Service Your RV at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

At Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, AZ, we have a state-of-the-art RV service department and certified service technicians to keep your RV running like the day you bought it! Our team will help you maintain your recreational vehicle by providing three kinds of maintenance: preventative maintenance, scheduled maintenance and emergency maintenance.

Preventative maintenance includes items you preform on your RV before a problem exists such as cleaning, inspecting, lubricating, adjusting and routinely servicing your RV. Scheduled maintenance includes items preformed based on time, mileage or hours logged on your recreational vehicle. You should always check your owner’s manual for specifics to who is responsible for what when it comes to scheduled maintenance. These scheduled maintenance items are designed to keep your RV running as it should! Finally, emergency maintenance includes items such as repairs due to component, system or mechanical failure. These, unfortunately, happen when you least expect it!

Treating your RV to preventative and scheduled maintenance will go a long way in preserving the life of your recreational vehicle and will be your best bet in preventing you from having to preform emergency maintenance. If you’re planning to take your next trip, stop by our service and parts department at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona and let our trusted technicians look over your beloved RV. It could be the difference between a safe and enjoyable trip or a costly, disastrous trip! Make an appointment online to visit our service department at Desert Autoplex!

Experience the Power, Luxury and Prestige of the New 2015 London Aire at Desert Autoplex RV!

Head to Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona to experience the power, luxury and prestige of the all-new 2015 London Aire Diesel Motor Coach.

If you’re in the market to buy or lease a new motor coach in Arizona, head to Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, AZ for an extensive inventory of new recreational vehicles. Our team is excited for you to test drive the iconic London Aire motor coach from Newmar to experience the irresistible combination of power, comfort, style and affordability for yourself!

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Test Drive the All-New 2015 London Aire from Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona!

The all-new 2015 London Aire from Desert Autoplex RV comes with a the impressive 600 horsepower Cummins ISX diesel engine, brilliantly-engineered Freightliner tag axle chassis and the premium technology of Newmar’s exclusive Comfort Drive Steering system. From the outset, you’ll love the London Aire’s distinguished exterior look with a full-paint masterpiece finish. Moreover, you’ll be in awe of the London Aire’s extensive list of amenities including a Girard power side awning with wind sensor and remote control, a Cummins Onan Quiet Diesel generator and an exterior sidewall entertainment center with a 40” Sony LED HDTV and sound bar.

Step inside the 2015 London Aire from Desert Autoplex to experience a taste of the good life. The all-new London Aire kitchen will make the cook in your family feel right at home with polished solid surface countertops and hand-made Sable Maple hardwood cabinetry. Even more, an available induction cooktop goes beautifully with the residential-style stainless steel sink with the beautiful new porcelain glass backsplash decorated with eye-catching mosaic patterns.

The re-imagined 2015 London Aire stopped at nothing to provide a modern, luxurious space you and your family will love. With incredible beauty and attention-to-detail, the new London Aire exhibits serpentine fascia designs, tone-setting accent lighting and elegant wooden window treatments and eye-pleasing fabric inlays. Enjoy your drive on a comfortable Villa Ultra Leather sofa, drive and passenger seats specifically designed and crafted for Newmar.

Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona serves Phoenix and beyond with new and used RV sales along with dependable RV service and even financing. We look forward to showing you the new 2015 London Aire available at our dealership now!