How to Ensure That Your RV is Level

RV levelDo you find it impossible to get sound sleep in your newly-bought RV on account of the head being lower than the foot of the bed? Do you find that food in your refrigerator is a little warm? No, your RV is not haunted; it may just not be level.  Thankfully, you can address the issue yourself. Here are a few options to try:

Wood Stacks

The simplest and most cost-effective way to ensure that your RV is level is to place a few planks under the tires of your vehicle. However, although this method may seem foolproof on the surface, there is one clear drawback – the storage of all the wood that you would need. You also have to be cautious so that the stack holds together while you attempt to run up on it with the vehicle tires.

Leveling Blocks

Leveling blocks are easy to use and store. They are typically sturdy, which means you can confidently pull your RV onto them. You just have to snap the plastic pieces together to form a stable ramp. Once you are ready to leave the campground, just pull away the pieces and store them inside a compact case. Sometimes, your RV may feel a bit unstable even after you have leveled it. In that case, you need to adopt some stabilizing mechanisms. Choose the RV stabilizer that’s best for you. The options include stabilizing jack stands, permanently mounted stabilizing jacks, and electric jack stands.

RV-ing is fun; all you need to do is be conscious of a few basic things. If you need any help with finding the right RV, contact us today.

“Celebs on RVs”

This month, we celebrate the movies with the 89th annual Academy Awards on February 26th. While it can be tempting to dismiss Hollywood as “out-of-touch,” several celebs have said some things about RVs that we can all agree on. Specifically, that RVs are awesome!

For instance, Jeff Daniels—who coincidentally starred alongside Robin Williams in the family comedy “RV”—has a beloved RV he calls “the Bus,” a Gulf Stream Tour Master that is just the latest in a long line of motor homes that his family has been traveling in for years. “I don’t think you can call yourself a true American until you’ve been behind the wheel of an RV,” Daniels says.

Legendary performer Robert deNiro knows a thing or two about being a wise guy, and he shows it with wise words about the best way to travel: “Airline travel being what it is these days – so unreliable. I’ll feel much more comfortable knowing I have my own bed; my own thermostat; my own lavatory facility.” Many folks agree with him, converting to the RV lifestyle for this very reason.

Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey finds his International Ocean Breeze Airstream trailer, “the Canoe,” so comfortable, he often prefers it to his house: “It’s one of my favorite places. I’ve got a house, but even when I pull into my house, sometimes I sleep in that thing in my driveway. It’s really comfortable.”

And here’s a great one to end on. Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and John Ratzenberger found that spot when he bought an RV with his family. As he put it, “RVing changed our family for the better.”

Celebrity endorsements are everywhere, and while you may not respect an actor’s opinion on which soda to drink or brand of cologne to wear, believe him about this: RVing is an amazing experience.

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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 motorhomefinders.com

“Ten years old, but not a day over brand new”

2007 Prevost XLII 45’ Double-Slide. This one comes fully loaded, folks.

On the outside: a deluxe ‘New Century’ awning package, full entertainment center, keyless entry, and automatic fresh water tank fill-up. Custom, one-of-a-kind paint job.

On the inside: walk-in wardrobe, dual sinks, a dinette booth, and leather seats all around. Custom décor, custom sculptured carpet, and a customizable logic system for cabin controls that includes energy-saving options.

At 45 feet, this beauty has plenty of floorspace after its two slides are out, but there’s more room to be had: a front slide and rear bedroom slide afford even more space for your comfort.

With just 26,000 miles and all of these custom features, we can assure you that this motor home is in immaculate condition, and is a steal at just $399,900. Check out the listing on our website for more details and a full list of features. You’ll love what you see.

Listing here: https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2007-prevost-xlll-45-double-slide/

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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 motorhomefinders.com

How to Save The Earth By RV-ing Full-Time

Full-Time RVingIf you’ve ever traveled in an RV, chances are the idea of moving into a mobile home has already popped up in your mind. Full-time RV-ing is more cost-effective than owning a house; it frees you from being tied up to one place and allows you to explore all the beautiful things that this country has to offer. Above all, it provides you a chance to help save the planet. Here is how:

Living Full-time in an RV Helps You Cut Back on Your Fossil Fuel Consumption

Your choice of a mobile lifestyle indicates that you are a nature lover. As an outdoor enthusiast, you would want to explore as many beautiful destinations as possible, embarking on extra-long road trips. These long distance trips help you attain better mileage in the long haul. Your total savings in gas is likely to exceed your electricity bill from living in a house. Wondering how? Well, living in a house (or an apartment) requires you to use and maintain a lot of demanding appliances such as heaters and air conditioners.Of course, you use many of these appliances in your RV, too. In your RV, however, you need fewer appliances and use them only to heat or cool limited space. That is why they consume so much less electricity than home appliances.In addition, if you invest in an RV solar system, you will be getting the sun’s unlimited free energy to support your mobile lifestyle. By consuming less energy than the average person, you can offer great service to Mother Nature.

How to Compare RV Window Curtains?

RV Window CurtainsPutting curtains on your RV windows is equally important as putting curtains on the windows of your home. When put properly and used effectively, curtains can set the right ambiance and add a touch of elegance to RV interiors. These days, curtains are considered to be a style statement and reflect the tastes and preferences of a person.  Take your pick from the many styles and designs of window curtains available in the market so that it matches the theme of your RV decor. Here are a few factors to consider before you make the purchase:

  • Protection of Privacy

If you need privacy, curtains that cover the windshield of your RV should be your priority while comparing curtains. You can choose from the large windshield curtains that get attached to the coach. Such curtains have a track that open and close the curtain quite easily. The fabric of the curtains also plays an important role in determining how effectively they will block out light. Pleated curtains are the best option for ensuring optimal privacy in an RV.

  • Ease of Cleaning

Another aspect that you should consider while comparing RV curtains is how easily you can clean them. While curtains made of thicker fabric may provide better privacy, they may also be difficult to wash. The color of the curtains also plays a significant role in determining how dirty they appear after a certain period of time. Cotton curtains with prints and patterns generally maintain a cleaner look than plain ones.

  • Appearance

You can also select RV curtains on the basis of how well they complement the interior. A bright-colored curtain will add a positive effect to the interior of your RV. You can try to coordinate the curtain color with the floor color to achieve a neat and pleasant impression.

Curtains are more than just pieces of fabric that provide privacy and keep the light out.They also play an important role in the overall aesthetics of your RV. So, take your time to evaluate the above-mentioned factors before you set out to buy RV window curtains. Contact us for tips related to buying an RV.

Retrofit Your Motor Home with Extra Power —Try Solar Camping

Solar CampingModern motor homes are equipped with 12 volt or 24 volt battery systems that get charged by the rig’s alternator when the engine is running. They also incorporate a 230 volt battery charger that helps in maintaining the battery when it is connected to the electricity grid. However, if you are camping in a remote location, like a National Park, 230 volt is seldom available. In the absence of power supply, running the engine or a generator is the only alternative to recharge the batteries. You can avoid such instances by installing solar panels that will charge the batteries while you enjoy nature’s scenic beauty. Here are your options:

1. Portable Solar Panels

Portable solar panels are ideal for smaller vehicles. When you park your RV in the shade, you can place the solar panel a few meters away under the sun.  Simply adjust the position of the panels so that it gets the maximum solar exposure. Some portable panels have adjustable legs to set the angle while others are foldable and have a carrying handle.

2. Rooftop Solar Panels

If your RV is large enough, you can mount solar panels on its roof. Many campers prefer installing rooftop panels for the convenience they offer. Since these panels need to withstand strong winds and constant vibration, you should seek professional help for their installation.

Before you purchase a solar panel system, you must calculate how much power you will need to charge your RV battery. Keep the following factors in mind:

  • Estimated power consumption

  • Travel plans and destinations

  • Design constraints of the vehicle

  • Budget

Once you review all these factors, you can buy a solar panel system that best suits the power requirements of your RV. Adopting solar energy to power your RV will help you select your camping sites with freedom. For more help with your motor home, contact us right away.