5 Signs You are a Born Rv-ER

RV living

RV-ing is fun, adventurous, and intriguing. But unfortunately, it isn’t for everyone. Are you cut out for the RV lifestyle?  There are some sure-shot signs to know.

1.You love to travel

If the great outdoors attract you, RV-ing is probably a great option for you. The flexibility that it offers makes it easier for you to explore new places and unknown terrains. If you are passionate enough about traveling, you can see a lot of the country in a fairly short period of time.

2.You love freedom

RV-ing and freedom goes hand in hand. I mean, isn’t that the whole point? If you have a keen ear for what your heart says and a sharp mind to follow it anywhere, yes you are made for RV-ing. If you dare enough to take the plunge and go for full-time RV living, you will not only say good-bye to a fixed spot, but also to apartment leases and home mortgage. You can’t get more freedom than this!

3.You love meeting new people

When you are RV-ing, the entire world can be your neighbor. Campgrounds are a great place to meet new people and make new friends. Many campsites organize events that let people socialize. These events typically include campfires with singing and storytelling. You could even make friends at the campground laundry room! The possibilities are huge once you think beyond your apartment community or friends.

4.You don’t mind either cooking or eating out

When you are out RV-ing, you will be stopping at a lot of remote places. Chances are, there won’t be many fancy supermarkets. However, it is a great chance to flex your culinary skills and cook up some quick dishes using the local produce. And, when you find a food joint, you can always give RV-ing a break and munch on some delicacies. Sounds fun? Yep, you are one more step closer to being the born RV-er.

5.You have some handyman skills

Like most other things, RV-ing cannot be all fun and game. Just like your home, there will days when you need to take care of a leak here or a damage there. Are you up for the challenge? On the brighter side, these days will pass. You don’t have a faucet leaking forever, do you?

Fun and challenge are two sides of the same coin when you are talking about RV-ing. The question is, are you up for it? If yes, then nothing should stop you from following your true nature. Here’s to road trips, raccoons, and RVs.

Four RV-ing tips with your furry friend

motorhomeLove to travel in a motor home with your pet? You are not alone! A recent survey by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association shows that 61 percent of RV owners love hitting the roads with their pets. Traveling with your adorable dog or sweet little kitten is fun, and adds more excitement to the trip. Here are four quick tips that’ll make Rv-ing with your pets even more fun:

  1. Carry Food and Drinking Water

Give your pet the kind of food he likes to eat. Stick to a brand that suits his digestive system. Switching brands will only upset his tummy, and you really don’t want that when on a vacation. Also, purchase packaged drinking water that is safe for your pet.

  1. Pack the Right Things

Before you set off, create a list of all the things that your dog will need during the journey. Things that you must include are food bowls, anti-spill water bowls, identification tags, a few paper towels, a pet bed, toys and medications. Also include your pet’s vaccination records as you’ll need them at some of the campgrounds or dog parks. Pack all of these to make your vacation a more enjoyable one.

  1. Buckle Your Pet Up

Your house-on-wheels is as good as your home. So, cuddling your little puppy or placing your kitten in your lap seems likely. But such an idea can actually be very dangerous when your RV is speeding down the road. Avoid accidents or injuries by buckling up your furry friend with a seat belt harness. It will also prevent your pet from diverting the driver’s attention from the road. You can also take a quick nap with your pet buckled up, while the driver pilots the vehicle to the next campground.

  1. Chalk out the Perfect Route

Rv-ing with your pet needs detailed planning. Make sure you head to pet-friendly campgrounds, RV parks and eateries. Look for campgrounds that specifically mention that they welcome pet dogs or cats. There is nothing more depressing than finding a dog park that is not so pet-friendly after all.

Simply kick back and unwind when vacationing in a motor home with your pets. Keeping these pointers in mind will help you stay relaxed and also let your furry friends enjoy the trip.

Home On The Road For The Holidays

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This holiday season presents special challenges for those who travel in a recreational vehicle, but the benefits and rewards of traveling during the holidays are numerous.

Make the most of your holiday by celebrating with family and friends—new and old. And remember how fortunate you are to be able to live the RV lifestyle.

To ensure your RV camping holiday is as fabulous as possible, take some time to brainstorm ways you can adapt your at-home rituals to the camping environment. Can you re-create your holiday dinners with dishes made over the campfire or in a Dutch oven? Maybe this will be the year when you hearken back to old-fashioned Christmas traditions including baking apples, roasting chestnuts, and decorating with paper chains rather than lights. You can sing carols over the glow of your lantern, take a hayride at Thanksgiving, or sleigh ride during Christmas or New Years.

To make your RV feel more like the holidays, you can decorate the exterior and interior of your RV. You can also make your RV more festive with garlands, wreaths, holiday lights, and smaller decorative touches. Opting for a 12-foot tree just isn’t going to work in an RV. However, you can put up a small, tabletop Christmas tree inside your RV and decorate simply—hang some of your favorite ornaments from home or collect RV Christmas ornaments on your travels.

If you’re heading to a southern campground for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, you can enjoy the sunny weather while you check out the local display of lights or join in the campground’s potluck Thanksgiving dinner. Nearly all campgrounds that are open for the holidays host special holiday events and put on a special meal.

Many use their RV during the holiday season to escape the cold weather and snow. They flock to snowbird hotspots in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California. Less-familiar snowbird roosts attract others to Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Nevada. These Sun Belt states are great places to soak up some rays and bask in holiday cheer.

From all of us at Motor Home Finders, happy holidays to you and yours!

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About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit Motor homeFinders.com.

 

Gifts for RVers

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So what do you get the RV’er who has practically everything, or so it seems. After all, they’re enjoying a luxurious diesel coach with all the bells and whistles. But there are a few practical items any RV’er would appreciate. Here’s our list of the top five:

  1. The Camco 22424 Water Bandit. Every get to a site and the water spigot isn’t threaded or in the best condition? The Bandit attached to any standard faucet and is available from Amazon.com for just $4.30. An inexpensive gift, but a real lifesaver if you need water from a damaged spigot. This makes a great stocking stuffer.
  2. Also from Amazon.com, consider giving the 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory. There are over 14,500 locations listed across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and the only print edition of RV parks and campgrounds in North America. Retails at $20.62 for the paperback.
  3. A crock pot. Fixing up a crock pot meal before hitting the road and letting it cook while you drive is a great idea, and you’ll have dinner ready when you stop for the night. Here’s a tip, put it in the sink to prevent it from sliding around.
  4. The Little Red Campfire Portable Firepit and Stove. Again, it’s Amazon.com to the rescue. The Little Red Campfire burns standard LP (propane) and is RV campground approved. Sturdy lid and security latches make it safe and easy to transport. Available for $114.97 with free shipping.
  5. Pre-paid gifts for RV families. These gifts truly don’t take up any space. Think Wal-Mart and Costco gift cards, or movie passes, or even passes to national parks!

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About Motor Home Finders, is a licensed motor home broker based in Dade City, Florida. Specializing in diesel, luxury motor homes and bus conversions, Motor Home Finders has 50+ years of experience in buying and selling luxury RVs nationwide. Their mission is to eliminate the difficult efforts of private sellers trying to sell their recreational vehicle by orchestrating a seamless RV transaction process. To learn more, call 1-888-783-4009 or visit Motor homeFinders.com.

Cool gadgets to use on your next motor home trip

motorhome gadgets

Looking forward to see the best of the US landscape? Then maybe it’s time to go RV-ing. But what about staying connected to the Internet, updating your social profile with some cool check-ins or calling up someone? We know what you need: a few cool gadgets. Read on to know just what..

Cell Signal Booster

Carrying a mobile hotspot is no guarantee that you’ll always remain connected on the go. If you are camping in some of the far-flung locations in the US, even the best mobile devices fail to provide a strong signal. A cell signal booster will act as the savior during all such times.

Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Gone are the days when you used to carry a music player with cassettes and CDs. Leave your CDs at home and listen to your favorite numbers on your portable music device. Listen to some great music on your next vacation via wireless, rechargeable Bluetooth speakers. Carry them wherever you want. Get outstanding sound quality in an affordable package.

E-Reader

Few motor homes have space to accommodate hardcover books, paperbacks or magazines. But you can ditch the old school rules and go for ebook readers. These are lightweight, easy to carry and maintain. Some even come with in-built light which makes reading super easy any and every where. In short, it is a very hassle-free alternative especially when you are out RV-ing.

RV GPS

The one thing that you need to buy right after you have bought your motor home is a GPS that is meant specifically for the RVs. Take it from us, your regular cell phone GPS won’t work. This is because you do need to know a lot of details such as tight corners, weather warnings, and bridge heights that the GPS on your phone won’t be able to provide. Some even come with a backup camera.

The first step to a successful RV adventure is staying prepared, and gadgets greatly help in that. Choosing the right ones can make your vacation a lot more fun. So which gadgets are you planning to carry on your next motor home trip? Let us know.