When I think about America’s first RVs, it conjures up thoughts about the early to mid 1800s when American pioneers began to venture west of the Mississippi River in search of the American dream. Some of the pioneers had hopes of discovering cheap or free land with rich fertile soil to plant their crops, while others had visions of homesteading, prospecting for gold, or trapping and trading fur pelts. Regardless of the dream, this westward expansion meant these folks needed some method of travel to successfully make the 2,000 mile journey with their family and possessions in tow.
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With the holiday season ramping up, I thought this would be a great time to discuss some gift ideas for the RV owner and talk about how you can personalize and accessorize your RV with a few really cool RV products.
Some folks use their RV year-round while others put the RV in storage for the winter months. If you are part of the latter group, it is important that you store the RV properly so it will be ready to go camping again next spring. Most folks refer to this process as “winterizing the RV”. When I hear the term “winterizing” the first thought that comes to mind is to protect the RV water system from potential damage caused by exposure to freezing temperatures.
We have been educating RV owners and RV enthusiasts on how to safely and properly use and maintain RVs for over 15 years. When I look back at my first RV trip as a teenager, I realize just how much I could have used some RV education myself.
Here is the story of my first real RV adventure.
Fall has always been my favorite season for camping trips in the RV. You can turn the air conditioner off, open the windows and enjoy a cool breeze. The weather is perfect for getting outside and enjoying what nature has to offer. When I was a kid I remember my grandmother loading us up in the car and heading into the Pennsylvania hills to enjoy the spectacular changing colors of leaves on the hardwood trees. Today we resurrect those childhood memories by getting in the RV and heading to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a fall weekend getaway. It’s a great time for campfires too.
The dog days of summer are here and that means one thing, prime camping season is here too. RVs can get extremely hot when the mercury starts to rise. If you ever walked inside an RV that is sitting in the direct sunlight on a hot summer day you know exactly what I'm talking about.
There’s nothing like heading out on the open road for an RV adventure.
From the beautiful sites you see when traveling between destinations, to the simple relaxation a stay at an overnight campground presents, going on vacation in an RV is far more fulfilling than simply heading somewhere in a car to your next summer hot stop.
With that said, while the RV lifestyle tends to be more relaxing than most other forms of travel, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for your next RV trip.
Sure, everyone knows to cover the basics when packing for an extended trip in an RV – food and clothes – but unfortunately, these often cover only a fraction of the items you actually need.
For the past few weeks, I’ve spent some time scouring the Internet in attempt to locate any and all things travelers should consider bringing with them on their next vacation. And as you’ll see, from rubber bands to eyeglass repair kits, there is actually a wide selection of items to consider.
What would you say if I told you I know the best kept secret for traveling in America? A safe, cost effective, hassle-free way to see more of this beautiful country we live in. You can travel at your own pace, and on your own schedule while building lasting memories with your family and friends. It sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?
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Alumapalooza is an event like no other.
From the welcoming nature of those who attend the annual event to the fact it’s held in within a stone’s throw of where the iconic travel trailers are built, Alumapalooza seems to parallel a festival concert series more so than your garden variety, multi-day camping excursion.
This year’s event was kicked off on May 28 through June 2.