FLOE Trailers Now Available

Cargo Max and Versa Max Trailers

CargoMax™ is the sport utility trailer that is redefining an industry! Floe Trailers Ultra Body™ and fender system that is guaranteed to never rust, rot or need paint – ever!

The uni-body design includes virtually indestructible side walls which remain durable even in sub-zero temperatures. FLOE’s exclusive floor trussing system delivers maximum strength, excellent water drainage, and superior cleaning ability.

FLOE Cargo Max Trailers
Cargo Max Trailers are Great for Any Occasion

Rigid Aluminum Frame

High strength-to-weight ratio extruded aluminum frame never rusts or needs paint. Lightweight enough to be towed by a compact car and allowing it to be easily moved by hand, yet rigid enough to handle heavy loads. All joints fully welded ensuring extreme rigidity and durability.

Running Gear

Heavy-duty galvanized rust-resistant axles & wheels. Independent rubber torsion suspension tames the worst roads and handles heavy loads. Superior hub lubrication system lets you easily grease hubs without disassembly. Large speed rated wheels will stay cool over long distances.

They are lightweight and can be towed with ease.
Versa Max Trailers
Versa Max Trailers for heavier loads

Three Unique Loading & Unloading Options

Level Ramp Mode: For ATV’s and other high clearance loads.

Limited Tilt Mode: For low clearance vehicles, such as lawnmowers and motorcycles.

Full Tilt Dump Mode: For dirt, mulch, gravel and other loose material.

Learn More: FLOE International – YouTube

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Sierra Luxury Fifth Wheels

Forest River Sierra offers Luxury Fifth Wheels for Every Family

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2023 Forest River Sierra 3660MB https://www.colmansrv.com/product/new-2023-forest-river-rv-sierra-3660mb-2019676-5

Wherever you go, the Sierra Fifth Wheel line up will ensure you make the most out of every adventure. Unique floorplan designs like bunkhouses, front living spaces, rear living/entertainment, or outside kitchens will accommodate any traveler or group. Luxurious features like premium hardwood accents, an impressive stainless steel range, and patented Underbelly Armor, give the Sierra a reputation of elegance and outstanding quality.

Sierra Fifth Wheel Interior
Beautiful Interior Packed with Features

Sierra Fifth Wheel Interior Features

  • 84″ Interior height with 6’4″ slide heights
  • Hardwood slide-out fascia
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Rustic wood plank linoleum
  • Decorative backsplash
  • Two color coordinated interiors
  • Soft close full extension drawer glides
  • Hidden hinged cabinet doors with soft close full extension drawer glides
  • Stainless steel under mounted kitchen sink
  • Washer/Dryer prep
  • Handmade cabinetry with screwed lumber core stile construction
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Solid surface kitchen counter tops
  • Recessed residential lighting
  • Colored shower surround
  • Upgraded adjustable shower head with shelf
  • Theater seating with LED lighting
  • Accent lighting over dinette
  • LED lighting at islands
  • Night lights on fifth wheel steps
  • Walk-in shower with seat (most models)
  • Mocha accent crown molding over kitchen cabinets
  • Extra large picture windows throughout
  • Vented side windows in slide-outs
  • TV antenna with booster
  • Solid wood drawer fronts with birch sides
  • Upgraded raised panel cabinet doors with designer rails
  • Bedroom slideout fascia
  • LED lighted headboard
  • Teddy Bear® bunk mats
  • 50″ flat screen LED HD TV
  • Premium soundbar with built in flush mounted DVD player
  • Designer window treatment accented per décor
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tri-fold hide-a-bed sofa
  • Glider sofa with USB/110 outputs (standard in all off door bunk slides)
  • Residential stain resistant carpet
  • Quilted bedspread
  • Trash receptacle in kitchen

Shop Sierra Fifth Wheels: https://www.colmansrv.com/product/fifth-wheel?s=true&brand=sierra

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FLAGSTAFF MICRO LITE 2023 Travel Trailer

Here are just a few standard options for the Flagstaff Micro Lites…

2023 Flagstaff Micro Lite
Laminated White OR Champagne Color Fiberglass Sidewalls

The 2023 Flagstaff Micro Lite: TOWING A TRAILER DOESN’T REQUIRE A TRUCK ANYMORE. When towing size and weight are your focus, you will find that these specially designed 2023 Micro Lite models offer flexible floor plans that provide you with more comfort and amenities than you would expect — all within the towing capacity of many SUVs. Here at Colman’s RV, we carry several Flagstaff travel trailers that can be towed by a small SUV and crossovers. Better yet, you have the ability to add options to any Micro Lite such as power stabilizer jacks, gas electric fridge, bike racks, and more!

2023 Flagstaff Micro Lite Exterior:

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Attention To Detail
  • Laminated White OR Champagne Color Fiberglass Sidewalls
  • Power Awning w/ Adjustable Rain Dump & LED Lighting
  • Tinted Frameless Windows
  • Magnetic Compartment Door Catches
  • Exterior Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Cable & Satellite Hookup
  • Teton All In One Wi-Fi Booster/LTE Prep & Antenna
  • Side Solar Prep
  • Outside Griddle w/ LP Hook Up
  • Friction Hinge Entrance Door with Window Shade & ScreenShot Screen Door
  • Large, Foldable Grab Handles (All Entrance Doors)
  • Outside Shower w/ Hot & Cold Water

2023 Flagstaff Micro Lite Interior:

Micro Lite Interior
Flagstaff Micro Lite Cozy Interior
  • Newport Ash Cabinetry
  • Autumn Wood Cabinetry
  • Screwed & Glued, Solid Wood Cabinet Doors & Drawers With Hidden Hinges, Metal Drawer Glides & Residential Hardware
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Interior 12V Outlet
  • Monitor Panel Switch Station with OneControl App
  • 55 AMP Converter with Charger
  • Ceiling LED 12V Interior Lighting
  • Showermiser Water Saving System
  • Bathroom Skylight
  • Water Heater By-Pass Kit
  • Foot Flush Toilets
  • Maxxair Ventilation Fan & Cover

Learn More: https://www.forestriverinc.com/rvs/travel-trailers/flagstaff-micro-lite

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One Control RV App

Connectivity that empowers you to take on the wild.

Easy To Use

(1) Adjust your thermostat, communicate with the outside world and enjoy the kind of connectivity that gives you freedom, no matter where your travels take you.

(2)- Conveniently manage and monitor your RVs equipment – like slide-outs, awnings, lighting zones and more… right from the palm of your hand.

(3)- Receive real-time alerts and custom notifications that keep you in the know on your RV’s maintenance, tips and valuable insights that keep you prepared for adventure.

Always be ready for the road. Upgrade your RV with the tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems (TPMS), that sends you tire notifications directly to your phone.

One Control® Monitor Panel

Manage, control and monitor components on your RV right from your OneControl Monitor Panel. When your smartphone or smart device is in use, this is the easy way to make sure you have access to key components of your rig – like lights, awnings, slide-outs, water heater, water punp, tanks and more!

Learn More: OneControl ® Smart RV Technology | Lippert (lci1.com)

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R-Pod Travel Trailers

Forest River R-Pod
Laminlux Exterior Azdel Fiberglass

R-Pod Popular Features:

  • Universal Smart Vacuum System w/VacPort – No Hoses Needed
  • Solar Prep
  • Pet Friendly Frame Mounted Utility Hook & Food/Water Bowls
  • LED interior lighting
  • Tinted safety glass windows

r- pod interior
New interior look for 2023

Why buy an R-Pod Travel Trailer?

The r•pod travel trailer is the first of its kind to offer you affordable luxury at the lowest tow weight in its class. The r•pod is a perfect example of “form follows function,” with its unique shape and construction! Colman’s RV is excited to announce we now carry this brand! This travel trailer is known to be popular among thousands of campers across the globe.

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Employee RV Training and Certification

Congratulations Tony on Completing Level 2 Training for Certification!

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We are proud of your commitment not only to our company, but also our customers. You have proven your work ethic and achieving your goals and we could not be happier for you. As we continue to grow with you on our team, we look forward to 2022 and continuing to provide our customers with service work they can trust by certified technicians like yourself.

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2022 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FKBS

 2022 Micro Lite Travel Trailers

 This is the first Micro Lite ever produced with a Queen bed slide. The bed slide produces so much more room in the bedroom. The double entry makes sure you’re not disturbing anyone on either side of the walkthrough bathroom. The large window in the front of the camper lets you see all the beauty near the front of your campsite. The 67” theater seat can be optioned with a standing table and chairs or hide-a-bed sofa. There is nothing left to be desired in this under 26’ couples coach.
Micro Lite 25FKBS
Exterior Features:
  • Laminated White OR Champagne Color Fiberglass Sidewalls
  • Power Awning w/ Adjustable Rain Dump & LED Lighting
  • Tinted Frameless Windows
  • Magnetic Compartment Door Catches
  • Exterior Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Cable & Satellite Hookup
  • Teton All In One WiFi Booster/LTE Prep & Antenna
  • Side Solar Prep
  • Outside Griddle w/ LP Hook Up
  • Friction Hinge Entrance Door with Window Shade & ScreenShot Screen Door
  • Large, Foldable Grab Handles (All Entrance Doors)
  • Outside Shower w/ Hot & Cold Water
  • Outside Antifreeze Station
  • Black Tank Flush
  • 360 Siphon Vent Cap On All Black Tanks
  • Solid Entry, Strut Assist Fold Out Entry Steps (N/A 21FBRS)
  • Power Tongue Jack
  • Outside Speakers
  • Keyed Alike Locks
  • Rear Ladder
  • Two 30lb Gas Bottles w/ Molded Bottle Cover
  • Molded Fiberglass Front Cap w/ Automotive Windshield
  • 4 Frame Mounted Manual Stabilizer Jacks
  • 2″ Accessory Hitch
  • 190W Roof Solar Panel w/ 1000W Inverter

Micro Lite 25FKBS

 

Interior Features:

  • Newport Ash Cabinetry
  • Autumn Wood Cabinetry
  • Screwed & Glued, Solid Wood Cabinet Doors & Drawers With Hidden Hinges, Metal Drawer Glides & Residential Hardware
  • 13,500 BTU Ducted Air Conditioner
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Interior 12V Outlet
  • Monitor Panel Switch Station w/ OneControl App
  • 55 AMP Converter w/ Charger
  • Ceiling LED 12V Interior Lighting
  • LED TVs
  • Showermiser Water Saving System
  • Bathroom Skylight
  • Water Heater By-Pass Kit
  • Foot Flush Toilets
  • Maxxair Ventilation Fan & Cover
  • Quick Recovery Water Heater w/ Interior Gas/Electric Switches
  • Multi Zone Stereo w/ DVD, CD, AM/FM & Bluetooth Control
  • 20K BTU Furnace on 21DS/21FBRS & 35K BTU on all others
  • Night Roller Shades

Website-Illinois New and Used RV Dealer, Parts, and Service | Colman’s RV (colmansrv.com)

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RV Circuit Breakers Trip- Here is why.

Why Does Your RV Circuit Breaker Trip? See Possible Reasons Below

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The receptacles in the RV are protected by a circuit breaker and/or the GFCI system. Hair dryers, curling irons, toasters, coffee makers, etc. use a very high amount of electricity (amperage). Each circuit is rated at 15 amps. Typically, any combination of two of these types of accessories will draw more than 15 amps which will cause the breaker to trip. It may be necessary to operate only one of these types of accessories at a time.

This section gives you running amps on components that are commonly used in Recreational Vehicles. Amperages may vary, check your individual products for exact amperage.

COMPONENT (AMP DRAW)

  • Microwave (15 amp)
  • Four-Slice Toaster (15 amp)
  • Hair Dryer (12.5 amp)
  • Water Heater on Electric (11.6 amp)
  • Vacuum Cleaner (11 amp)
  • Griddle (10.8 amp)
  • 13.5k Air Conditioner (10 amp)
  • Two-Slice Toaster (7.5 amp)
  • Coffee Maker (7.5 amp)
  • Printer (7.1 amp)
  • Refrigerator (5.5 amp)
  • 19″ LCD TV (2.5 amp)
  • Computer (1.7 amp)
  • Flat Iron (1.4 amp)
  • X-Box 360 (1.4 amp)
  • Laptop (0.75 amp)
  • Curling Iron (0.7 amp)
  • DVD Player = 70 watts (0.6 amp)
  • X-Box (0.6 amp)
  • Satellite Receiver (0.5 amp)
  • Play Station 2 (0.25 amp)
  • LED Alarm Clock (0.2 amp)
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10 Tips To Sell Your RV Fast and for Top Dollar

Colman’s RV Quick Tips

How to Sell Your RV Fast and for The Most Money?

1) Clean, Clean, Clean. Remember the three things about real estate? Location, Location, Location! Well, when selling your RV its Condition, Condition, Condition!

2) Get the funk out! If your RV smells a little musty or funky, try airing it out and using one of the readily available odor eliminators on the market, like 3M Mold and Mildew Remover, Febreze, or Odor Eliminator and make it smell nice and new. No one wants their new RV to smell like grandma’s basement. 😊

3) Remove your personal belongings. Prospective buyers want to see the RV they are considering buying as their new RV, not someone else’s old one.

4) Lots and lots of pictures. Have to say this one again… lots and lots of pictures. We recommend 25-35 pictures. Make sure and show all the great features of the RV, be careful not to take too many close ups, you want them to get a total feel for it. You want nice “Glamour Shots” but also include any deficiencies or damage. Nothing will stop a deal faster than someone coming to buy it, but you didn’t show them the one small issue it has. Talk about all deficiencies openly and up front to ensure they are never a deal breaker.

5) Repairs. If any repairs or small touch ups are needed, get it done prior to showing. If you don’t have to apologize for anything, there is no reason to lower your price!

6) Service records. If you have them, flaunt them. If your RV has been well maintained – prove it!

7) Titles and registration. Locate your title(s) and registration ahead of time, no one likes scrambling around at the last minute trying to locate paperwork, and plus some banks require a copy of it if your buyer is financing their new RV.

8) Owners’ manuals. Buyers love to have the manuals. It makes the used RV seem more like a brand new one, and it helps them if they have any questions (instead of calling you!) 😊

9) Extended Warranty/Service Agreements. If you purchased a service agreement or appearance protection, like Freedom Protection or Nano Protection, on your RV, make sure you advertise it and have the paperwork ready for any prospective buyers.

10)  Where to list your RV for sale: Spend the money on a good listing on a good, classified website like RV Trader, RVT.com, RV universe, etc. The exposure is worth it, and while free listings like Facebook Marketplace and Craigs List should be utilized also, they do not have the geographic reach and marketing power that the classified websites have.

Call Us Today for more information- (217) 793-7300

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RV Slide Out Maintenance and Repair

Learn About RV Slide Outs and How To Keep Them Running Great.

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RV slide outs, also known as slides, are room extenders that can enhance the living space of your rig. They are common in motorhomes, campers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, and virtually all types of RVs for sale today. While RV slides weren’t part of the first RVs on the road decades ago, they are now common and many campers expect to see slide outs on their RV. Get the lowdown on RV slide outs and tips for keeping yours working properly if you have them on your RV.

HOW DOES AN RV SLIDE OUT WORK?

RV slide outs work by changing from an extended to retracted position depending on whether your RV is set up for camping or driving. They are typically operated through an electrical system on your RV’s control center, where the push of a button can retract or expand the slide. There are also hydraulic or manual mechanical RV slide outs.

Depending on the type of slides you have, your slide out will likely work by using a pump, electricity, or elbow grease to push or pull the slide out along its tracks. Slide outs are built to evenly distribute weight and maneuver smoothly. Inside your RV, the slide out generally has furniture or other features that, when expanded, offer added interior space to your RV.

When you’re getting ready to drive or you’re on the road, your RV slide should be in the retracted position so that your rig is as aerodynamic as possible. Under no circumstances should you drive your RV with your slide out extended, doing so can be dangerous for you and others on the road. You should only extend your RV slide out when you’re ready to camp, which is when you can open the slide to extend your RV’s interior space. Depending on the location of your slide, extending the slide add space to the kitchen, living room, bedroom, or even to the bathroom.

KEEPING THINGS MOVING WITH RV SLIDE OUT TIPS

Like other areas of your RV, maintenance is important to keep your slides functioning properly. There are several systems working together to help your slides operate correctly, and our expert RV slide out maintenance can help ensure everything continues to work at its best.

There are some routine steps you should take regularly to ensure your RV slide outs are working properly. This DIY RV slide out maintenance should include:

  • Inspecting the tracks when the slide out is extended.
  • Regularly inspecting your RV slide out seal when extended and retracted.
  • Listening to your RV slide out while it is opening or closing for any changes in its sounds.
  • Lubricate the RV slide out if it is making strange noises.
  • Inside the RV, inspect the area around the slide out to ensure there are no gaps when extended.
  • Ensure there is nothing to block the slide out from extending or retracting.

With regular care paid to your RV slide out, it will continue extending the interior space of your RV for many adventures to come.

WHAT IS MY RV SLIDE OUT WEIGHT LIMIT?

RV slides are designed to support the weight of the furniture and RV components included in them. If your RV slide out has a couch attached, don’t hesitate to enjoy the couch, dining area, or whatever other furniture may be part of the slide! After all, these sturdy slides are built to withstand regular use which includes the RVer taking advantage of the extended living area in their RV.

Unless your manual says otherwise, most RV and camper slide outs do not need additional support underneath them. It may look like your RV slide is floating in the air, but it is designed and housed with additional support in mind, so it is stronger than you think. Most RV slide outs have a weight capacity of anywhere from 600 to 1500 lbs, and larger RVs may have even higher weight capacities.

HOW TO REPAIR RV SLIDE OUTS

If you ever encounter any issues with your RV slide out, contact our service team at Colman’s RV  for expert RV service. We can help repair, maintain, replace, and troubleshoot any issues with your RV slide outs. (217) 793-7300

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