Memorial Day Weekend Camping

by RVMrs 25. May 2012 03:47

So here we are, Memorial Day weekend. Probably the first big camping weekend of the summer. Out and about on the web, I have noticed that there are many states, at least in  the Midwest, reporting that their campgrounds are already filled to capacity. I lost track of how many RVs I have already seen on the road late this week.

Think that you are ready to head out on adventure in an RV? Need to upgrade to a larger RV because the family is growing? Need a toy hauler now that you actually have toys to haul with you for even more adventure? Find RV Dealers in your state or use the RV Finder to view floorplans for thousands of RVs for sale.

A heartfelt thanks to all of the past, present and future service members who have dedicated themselves to our country and our freedom. Happy Memorial Day … Happy Camping!

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Where to start to find the right RV

by RVMrs 17. May 2012 04:08

Driving down the interstate lat Friday, I noticed all of the RVs that were on the road heading for some fun destination. Got me to thinking about what one might do if they wanted to find an RV for their family to join in on heading off to a fun destination.

Start your RV Education learing about definitions and various other information for those new to the world of RVs. If you already know which type of RV that you want (ie a travel trailer, fifth wheel and so on), check out the RV finder for various features within each type.

Let’s say that you have decided on a travel trailer; don’t rule out checking into used travel trailers. Most of the time, you can get more bang for your buck by choosing a used RV. Especially if you are just beginning your adventures and want to watch those dollar signs, starting with a used RV allows you the opportunity to go camping for a season and make some observations. You can note what works and what doesn’t, what you wish you had and so on. And you can trade in on another RV that better meets your needs without taking as much of a loss. Starting with that used unit won’t make you feel like you have to camp in it for 10 years to get your monies’ worth.

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Heidi Glaus traveled to Super Bowl XLVI in an RV.

by RVgal 6. February 2012 02:27

Heidi Glaus, from a St. Louis TV station, boarded a Byerly RV to go to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. Heidi asked for viewer suggestions for where she should stop on her way to Indianapolis. She received several emails from people suggesting stops in Effingham and Moonshine, Illinois and Terre Haute, Indiana. During this time, Heidi was able to experience RVing as a full time rver.

Below is a video on how Heidi traveled in style.

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Joe Cahn Makes His Living Tailgating

by RVgal 22. November 2011 05:59

In 1996, Joe Cahn sold his business, the New Orleans School of Cooking, and embarked upon a journey that can only be called “one of the best jobs in history” as the self-proclaimed Commissioner of Tailgating. The Commish bought a motorhome and set out to explore “the new American community” -- tailgate parties.

In the 16 seasons he has been "professionally tailgating," Cahn estimates he has visited more than 800 venues and clocked more than 800,000 miles.

WATCH CNN's video with the Commissioner of Tailgating.

FOLLOW The Commish all season long by keeping track of his schedule.

It just goes to show you that there are many ways to enjoy the RV lifestyle.  Get out there, buy a new or used RV, and enjoy all of the benefits that RVing has to offer.

It's TailGating Time!

by RVgal 12. October 2011 04:58

Are you planning on traveling by an RV to watch your favorite teams this season?

Many sports fans travel to watch games even if they can’t get tickets - they just want to be close to the action. Traveling by RV is the easiest, most convenient way to join in the fun of college or NFL games. RVs offer plenty of space and access to everything that you need. Don’t have an RV? Consider renting one or purchasing a Used RV for Sale.


Here are a few tips for planning the perfect RV tailgating party:

  • Plan ahead. Contact the stadium to see if you need to reserve a specific space. This is also a good time to review the rules and requirements of that stadium.  Don’t forget, many college towns welcome sports fan with designated RV parking and some even allow overnight stays – be sure to ask.

  • Know what to serve. Search out great tailgate recipes online. FoodNetwork site offers 100 fumble proof tailgate recipes.

     
  • Have your accessories. Be sure to have enough chairs and tables for all your friends! Also, since it is football season, there’s nothing that would be more awesome to add to your RV than an outdoor entertainment center or a stainless steel grill. If you don’t have these options on your RV right now, contact your local RV dealer and see about adding it to your outside storage department.

  • Clean up. Pick up your trash and make sure that your area is clean before you leave.


Great sites to help you plan your next tailgating party:

 


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RV Travel hits current kids show

by Jenny R 12. August 2009 02:01

When I was flipping through the TV channels the other night, there was a commercial shown for a new Nickelodeon channel show called "Glenn Martin,DDS". (and no, I really wasn't watching Nickelodeon, I swear!) It is a new animated series that centers around RV travel. The show, "Glenn Martin, DDS", premiere's on Monday, August 17th, 2009 on Nick at Nite. The show centers around the adventures of traveling dentist, Glenn Martin, and his family. After learning that his favorite childhood park is about to be destroyed, Glenn takes his family on a cross-country road trip to protest the demolition. Although the protest is ultimately a bust, Glenn and Jackie realize that the trip has brought their family closer together and they decide to keep on traveling. Along the way, Glenn discovers that hitting the road is more complicated than it sounds, and learns through various run-ins (with mobsters, the Amish, and psychotic navigators) that the road often hits back in unexpected and hilarious ways. Source: Nickelodeon

As in one of my previous posts, it will probably be debated as to whether this newest show is good for RV Sales and the RV industry as a whole. I suppose it will all depend on how the series and the characters are portrayed when the show airs. However, it does have the potential to spur a whole new generation of RV enthusiasts and with kids ability to pursuade their parents' purchases, who knows where the show might lead the RV market. According to The Kids Market in the U.S., a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts, the buying power of kids tops $18 billion. Preschoolers aged 3 to 5, younger kids aged 6 to 8, and tweens aged 9 to 11 -- a compact consumer group that's nearly 36 million kids strong -- continue to pack a punch in purchasing power, which in 2005 was estimated to be $18 billion.

When you have your adorable-faced child in your ear constantly wanting something, it can sometimes be hard to ignore. Case in point, a forty-year-old colleague of mine had a junior-high-aged daughter that got it into her head that she wanted the family to buy a RV. Many of her friends' families had RVs and she wanted her family to get one so that they could be part of the fun at the local State Park every weekend. Since it was summer time, she had a lot of time on her hands. She would spend most of her days surfing the Internet checking out RVs and finding the motorhomes that she liked best. Then she would E-mail her RV finds to her father throughout the day. When that didn't seem to move him, she would call a couple of times a day, letting her father know of the "great deal" that she just found on a RV. "We had better move fast Dad or the RV will be snatched up!" She was more persistant that a used car, err...RV salesman!  So, let's see where kids buying power leads us when "Glenn Martin, DDS" premieres next week.

If you are looking for a used RV to enjoy with your family or want to search RV floor plans, please check out this RV Sales site.

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To the Pilot of the RV

by Jenny R 15. June 2009 08:23
In my first blog entry, I referenced a 2007 study by a leading RV Insurance.  The study found that two of the most common mishaps that RV owners report are backing up into a post or other stationary object and misjudging the amount of overhead/or side clearance space.  I think that these two things just might be the reason that I will never be the one driving the RV.

In 2007, I went to Los Angeles, California on a business trip.  Now, if you have ever been to L.A. you know the traffic can be horrendous.  Eight lanes of bumper to bumper, honking, swearing,...“bliss”.  In the middle of all this chaos, I saw a semi truck driver who was pulling his regular trailer load, plus an extra trailer behind that.  I thought to myself, “Boy, I am SO glad that I am not him!”  To me, driving something that large would be tough in no traffic and in traffic like Los Angeles has, it would be near to impossible.  Of course, you are listening to the person who can barely back a compact car out of my own garage, so take it as you may.

This is a salute to all of you who have gone to your nearest RV Dealer and bought a Class A Motorhome!  I am amazed at those of you who have driven your beautiful new RV for more than five minutes and haven’t run into anything!  I am afraid that those RV Dealers who get my RV sale will have to settle for me buying the smallest folding camping trailer that there is!  So, alert the RV Insurance Companies here I come to buy an RV that I will be the one driving!  Or maybe I should just stick to driving my compact car, I run into enough already and it already has a scratch!

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