From Library Journal
The Bakers (Desktop Direct Marketing, McGraw, 1995) have written the recreational vehicle guide they wished they could have read themselves ten years ago. They tackle practical concerns such as choosing the best RV, its mechanics, and things to do in it. The authors' experiences underline the importance of the safety tips they sprinkle throughout, along with occasional illustrations and checklists, loading pointers, and discussions of pests and crossing borders. There is even a section on RV equipment for the physically challenged. Enjoyable and clear enough for armchair travelers; for public libraries with large travel sections.?Alison Hopkins, Queens Borough P.L., Jamaica, N.Y.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
In this perky repository of RV (i.e., recreational vehicle) info, precious little is said of such plebeian concerns as fuel efficiency. Rather, the Bakers emphasize enjoying life once you have cast the die for such a gas-and-road hog. Oh, frugality is a concern, but mostly in the chapters on buying your land yacht and keeping it in running trim. Commonsense nuggets appear throughout (e.g., "Ask for discounts on extended stays"), and the Bakers strive to advise on such mundane operating matters as checking air pressure in the inside tire on a "dually," as well as on larger lifestyle issues, such as what the various "classes" of RVs offer in shower space and the all-important walk-room. So doing, they successfully provide a highly readable, comprehensive, and well-organized one-stop resource on practically any concern RVers might have. This could be the classic RVer's sourcebook. Mike Tribby