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Did you Know? Motor Home Stats You Won’t Believe

RV ownership looks different than you think. Motor home living and traveling is a trend that’s been on the rise for years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. People love the feeling of freedom and adventure that owning an RV gives them.

Some of these stats, sourced from The Wandering RV, are sure to blow your mind. Things like…

The Average Age of U.S. RV Owners is Just 48

There is a misconception among some people that RVs are just something for old people, like your great-uncle that parks outside grandma’s house on Christmas. This couldn’t be more untrue! The average age of RV owners gets younger all the time, and currently households in the 35-54 year old demographic are most likely to own an RV.

Over 9 Million Families in the U.S. Own an RV

An RV is the perfect way for families to travel, which is why such a huge number of families in the U.S. own one. If one of your goals for your family is to travel together, you owe it to yourself to consider purchasing an RV or upgrading your current one to a model that better fits your needs.

90% of RV Owners Say It’s the Best Way to Travel with Kids

It can be tough when you have a family to keep everyone safe and comfortable, but a motor home trip lets you take the comforts of home on the road. The consensus among RV owners is that RVing is perfect for families with kids. You can save 60% over a traditional vacation and keep everyone comfortable and happy, no matter how far you travel.

Over 1 Million Americans Live in Their RV Full-Time

If you’ve been considering going full-time but have been too nervous to take the plunge, consider that over 1 million other RVers are currently living in their motor home full-time. It can be done, and it just might be the adventure of a lifetime!

There are many more interesting RV industry statistics in the full report, which can be found here:

https://www.thewanderingrv.com/rv-industry-statistics-trends-facts/

Check it out!

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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.

MotorCoach Lots Helps You Find the Perfect Place for Your RV to Call Home

Some RVers like to use their RVs as simply a vehicle to adventure. They drive it around the country on scheduled road trip after scheduled road trip, creating unforgettable moments and seeing sights that few see. In between excursions, they keep their RV out of sight, covered and safe, waiting for the next time it will taste open road.

For others, their RV is an unshakable part of who they are. It is ever at their side, always within reach, because they could leave at any moment. They love seeing it, and home is not a home unless their RV is there. For those people, our friends have created https://www.motorcoachlots.com/

This site is the best place to go to find U.S. real estate properties equipped for the RV lifestyle.

From their website: “MotorCoach Lots is all about RV-specific real estate. A sister site to Prevost-Stuff.com– the recognized online leader in the marketing of Prevost Motorhomes–MotorCoach Lots was established to bring to you the largest selection of RV-specific real estate in the country. Clean. Simple. Easy to navigate. The days of looking at 20-30 different websites to find your ideal RV lot or destination are over.”

There you have it. They have dozens of listings available currently, so make sure you take some time to check out the site!

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Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.

A Motor Home Can Help You Overcome Traveling Worries

Traveling is about overcoming excuses. There is always a good reason close at hand to NOT take a trip—or at least, we convince ourselves that they are good reasons. Luckily, as an RV owner, you can get past many of these fears and encourage yourself to set out on an adventure now!

“I’ll Miss Home”

“There’s no place like home,” the classic quote from The Wizard of Oz goes. And it’s true: we set up our everyday living spaces with creature comforts that bring us peace and joy and stability. It can be hard to leave those behind and head out on a long trip, but in an RV, you don’t have to make this sacrifice. Our class A motor homes are equipped with amazing features that let you bring the comforts of home with you. You can cook what you like, bring your favorite pillow and blanket, watch your own Netflix account, and just generally feel like you aren’t a stranger, no matter where you choose to set up camp. Think of an RV as a home on wheels.

“I’ll Miss My Social Group”

Again, there is something to this: our loved ones at home are special to us, and leaving them behind can be tough. You will certainly miss those you are close to when you take a long roadtrip, but let’s try to reframe this as a positive: an RV adventure is a great way to meet new people and form lifelong friendships that would have never been possible if you had stayed at home. Our world runs on social media, and there are many Facebook groups and message boards for RV owners seeking to make new friends and share adventures. You can be sure that you’ll never feel lonely.

“I Can’t Afford to Travel”

It’s true: travel can get pricey, but you’d be surprised how affordable RV travel can be, especially when you choose to go full-time. RVs come in a wide range of classes and price points (most of which are available in our motor home inventory), so there’s one for everyone to afford. When you travel, your utility bills will be minuscule compared to what you’re used to, and many RVs have features that reduce these expenses even further. You never have to pay for accommodations, only campsite hookups if you so choose. Bring your own food and cook like you would at home. Do some research, and you may find that being an RV traveler is cheaper than you think.

There are doubtless many other concerns that run through your mind when you consider RV travel, but hopefully, this blog has illustrated that there are ways to get past even some of the most paralyzing fears. Take the plunge; you’ll be glad you did when you find more priceless memories than you ever imagined out on the road.

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Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.

 

Embrace Independence Through RV Ownership

July is the month when we Americans celebrated our freedom. We embraced change and fought for our right to govern our own lives, rather than acquiesce to the way things had always been. It’s this very sentiment that makes the Fourth of July one of our favorite holidays here at Motor Home Finders. We recognize that owning an RV is a way to overcome this same struggle in our own lives.

Too many people succumb to monotony and limit themselves, simply because that’s how the world expects them to live. They work 9-to-5 and take one vacation a year to a place they’ve been dozens of times because it’s all they’ve ever known. They look out their window over a cup of coffee in the morning at the same suburban backyard and try to keep themselves from daydreaming about a more fulfilled life.

This is not how RVers live.

When you own a motor home, the world is your backyard. A different setting of natural beauty greets you at your window each morning. One month it may be Yellowstone, the next, Alaska, and the New Mexican desert the month after that. They are free to enjoy moving about, seeking new adventures whenever the mood strikes. The worries that so often paralyze would-be travelers have no effect on an RVer, because they bring home with them, maintaining a stable living condition amidst constant change.

To the RV owners out there, thank you for inspiring us. Your adventures make us wonder, “Why not me?” You have chosen to embrace freedom, to break the monotony, and follow the spirit of independence. To us, you are the picture of the American Dream: the ability of anyone to make their life whatever they want it to be.

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Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.

 

This baby is barely a year old and ready for the road, with all the creature comforts of home and a reduced price tag.

Priced at $489,900, this like brand-spanking-new Newmar Essex 4531 triple slide with full wall slide is ready to take you on the road to adventure!  Here are just a few of the many reasons it’s such a great deal:

  1. Just 5,700 miles on the speedometer.
  2. Custom exterior paint job paint.
  3. Mechanical features include a 605hp Cummins diesel, Spartan K-3 chassis, air Allison MH400 transmission, On Guard Collision Avoidance System and 12.5kW Onan diesel generator with auto start. 
  4. All the comforts of home, including fireplace, an Advantium speed cook oven and range with induction cooktop, and a king bed with premier mattress.   
  5. Other extras added include caramel glazed cherry ultra-high gloss cabinetry, Xite H 360 camera system, 40” TVs in the front overhead and exterior, combo dinette with buffet table, and massaging captain’s chairs.   

Don’t let this one get away!  Want to know more? Visit https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2018-newmar-essex-4531/ or give us a call today!

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About: Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.

Get Ready For Summer RV Trips

Now that the spring thaw is putting a bee in your bonnet to hit the open road, it’s time to prep your motorhome for summertime travels. Keep the following items on your checklist before you set out on the first trip of the season.
7 Tips to Get Your RV Ready for Summer:

    •    Begin by cleaning and inspecting it from top to bottom, noting any damage.
    •    Check the maintenance book and records to determine what items were done prior to storage and what is due now.
    •    Set tire pressures, check the fluid levels in the engine and genset, differential and transmission.
    •    Charge the batteries, clean the terminals and check electrolyte levels.
    •    Flush out the freshwater and holding tanks.
    •    Check the air filter and replace if needed.
    •    Remove any cobwebs or debris, and test the refrigerator and water heater (more on that later).

Water Heater
Have you changed the sacrificial anode in your coach’s water heater lately? Winter storage, when the tank is drained, is the best time to check it. Some RV water heaters, including Suburban-brand models, have an anode that is used up in an electrolytic process, which prevents damage to the tank. It should be inspected annually for deterioration.

Motorhome owners often forget to drain and flush their water heaters.
    •    Remove the drain plug at the bottom of the tank and allow any sediment to escape with the water. Some models also have an anode rod that is part of the drain plug.
    •    Inspect the rod and replace it if it is more than 75 percent depleted. Refer to the water heater’s instruction manual for replacement details.
    •    Reinstall the drain plug and refill the tank before lighting the burner.

Sanitize Your Freshwater Tanks
Freshwater tanks should be sanitized regularly, especially in hot weather. To freshen the water system, follow these steps:
    •    Fill the water tank half full.
    •    Add a solution of 1/4-cup household bleach and 1 gallon of water for every 15 gallons of tank capacity.
    •    Open all the faucets until all air has been bled from the system and the water coming out has the odor of the bleach solution before shutting off the taps.
    •    After three to five hours, drain the water system and refill it with fresh water
    •    Run water through all faucets and then drain the system again.

Refrigerator: Are you having on-the-road refrigerator problems?
Don’t let your food spoil in warm temperatures. Check your refer to see that it is keeping perishable foods adequately cold. If you’re traveling and having problems with the refrigerator in your motorhome, here’s an online source of diagnostic information for do-it-yourselfers. Try www.rvmobile.com. This site has a large section devoted to identifying refrigerator problems, including troubleshooting, technical info and help for finding parts for repairs.

Batteries
Summertime temperatures result in faster water use in batteries. Water-use depends on temperature and charging/discharging activity. The hotter it is, the more water is needed. Also, if batteries are heavily discharged, they will use more water during driving and charging cycles. Therefore, you need to check the electrolyte level regularly and top off with distilled water for longest service life.

Onboard Generator
Make sure you don’t overlook maintenance of your onboard generator when you take your motorhome out of storage and ready it for the upcoming season. Gensets should have their oil and filter changed, fuel filter replaced, and air filter checked and serviced. Check the owner’s manual for any other procedures as well.

Keep It Cool
Radiator hoses and other coolant hoses should be replaced about every five years. Although they may look fine from the outside, many times they deteriorate inside first. They can then burst without warning and if the driver fails to notice the temperature gauge, severe engine damage may result. While you’re at it, replace the thermostat and all hose clamps, and flush the cooling system.

Avoid Overheating When Towing

Driving motorhomes in extreme temperatures while climbing hills and towing a dinghy vehicle can cause overheating. Here’s a tip that may make you uncomfortable, but could just keep your engine’s coolant from boiling. If the engine temperature gets near the danger zone, shut off the dash air-conditioner, open the windows and turn on the heater (not defrost, which runs the air-conditioner compressor, too) as hot as it can go with high fan speed. This often reduces coolant temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees. Never drive with an overheated engine.

Fuel System
Here’s a tip to control bacterial growth in a diesel fuel tank: Bacteria require water and a warm temperature to thrive in a fuel tank. It is important to identify the source of water and eliminate the source, or remove it through dehydration by using additives. Owners should consider adding BioBor or similar diesel-fuel additives, which are available at truck stops and auto-parts stores.

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About: Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.

Some of Our Most-Loved RV Features – and the Models That Have Them!

We LOVE RVs here at Motor Home Finders, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day this month, we want to take some time to show you some of the beautiful models we have in our inventory right now and highlight the awesome, unique features that will make anyone fall in love with these motor homes!

Motorcycle Lift Included

Everybody needs a tow vehicle, right? If your tow of choice is a heavy-duty hog, though, you need a special rig to make sure that beautiful bike travels safely with you. Enter this amazing 2016 Entegra Allegro Bus 45OP, which has a premium Hydralift motorcycle lift already installed! This is a rare feature on models in our inventory, so if you fancy yourself an easy rider, snatch it up now! https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2016-tiffin-allegro-bus-45op-3/ 

A Better Way to Cook

Induction cooktops are a huge new trend in home kitchens, and for good reason. They are faster, more efficient, and safer than traditional stovetops. This feature is a good barometer to determine how modern an RV is, and can be a huge boon to you on the road if you like to cook. Keep an eye out for this feature in our inventory of motor homes. You’ll find it in great models like this 2016 Mewmar Dutch Star 4018. https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2016-newmar-dutch-star-4018/

Small RV, Big Beds

In smaller RVs, like this nimble 2017 Fleetwood Flair 31W LXE, maximizing space usage is a big deal. At just 31 feet in length, it may seem like it would be difficult to accommodate guests in this motor home, but this model comes with one seriously cool feature: a “hide-a-loft” drop-down queen bed in addition to the standard queen bed and convertible sofa. Travel in an agile, compact motor home without feeling cramped! https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2017-fleetwood-flair-31w-lxe/

One Pantry, Two Pantry

Every RV needs more safe storage space, no doubt. So then what could be better than an RV that has been custom-built with that need in mind? This 2015 American Tradition 42M that we’ve got in our inventory now includes a whole extra pantry for secure storage of food, dishes, supplies, whatever. https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2015-american-tradition-42m/

Auto-Start Generator Has Your Back

Pop-quiz! Your shore power goes out while you are out adventuring, and you come back to an RV that’s been suffering from an outage for hours. What do you do? If you have an RV with an auto-start generator, like our 2015 Entegra Anthem here 44DLQ here, the answer is…nothing! It’s all been taken care of, automatically. The coach is cool, the food in the fridge is safe, and you can switch back to campsite power at your leisure. https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2015-entegra-anthem-44-dlq/

Whatever your must-have feature is, we have it here! Our inventory is full of fantastic motor homes boasting all kinds of awesome features, just waiting for someone like you to fall in love and make them yours! 

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Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.

 

Fall in Love with This Beautiful RV – Your New Valentine

With love in the air this Valentine’s Day, will you allow us to try and set you up with our friend here? She’s a real beauty, with lots to love!

She’s tall; 45’ in length with triple full-wall slides. She’s pretty, with a custom exterior paint job that will surely turn heads. That’s not all that stands out about her on the outside. Two double power awnings give you shade while you watch her exterior 40” LED TV and take in the fresh air and romantic sounds of nature. In the evenings, those same two awnings will brighten up your campground with LED lighting.

But, as we all know, it’s not just about what’s on the outside: the inside counts, too. You’ll be pleased to discover that she’s full of amazing features like heated tile flooring, a fireplace, her own WiFi network, an induction cooktop, a speedcook oven, and a buffet. Kick back after a long day of fun in one of her two recliners, and rest easy knowing you won’t have to get up for anything since the entire rig is controlled from your Sony tablet.

She’s been taken good care of, garaged when not in use and owned and operated by non-smokers. Her odometer reads just 5,700 miles, which tells you she’s like-new. And she can be yours this Valentine’s Day for just $489,900. What are you waiting for? Make a move!

Full details on this listing can be found at: https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2018-newmar-essex-4531/

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Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.

Green RVing in 2019

More and more people are identifying “going green” as one of their New Year’s resolutions. Concern for our impact on the environment is a hot topic today, and RVers can be especially attuned to the earth due to the amount of time they spend around nature.

If you travel in a motor home and you are interested in helping to reduce your footprint while on the road, here are a few tips to help you keep this New Year’s resolution.

  • Travel with more people
  • Reduce water consumption
  • Recycle paper and plastic silverware and water bottles
  • Use fewer disposable dishes
  • Keep campfires small to reduce the amount of ash released into the air
  • Purchase and use nontoxic cleaning supplies and tank additives
  • Use nature as air conditioning: Use natural shade, open windows, or awnings to cool off. Use sunlight through unshaded windows and natural barriers from the wind to stay warm
  • Keep on top of vehicle maintenance to reduce emissions and improve gas mileage
  • Make use of LED lights to save energy
  • Reduce your speed on hills and enjoy the view

All of these small actions and more can help you reduce the impact that your motor home trips have on the environment in 2019. The RV lifestyle is one that promotes a strong connection to nature, so take care of that natural beauty you love to experience by going green this year!

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Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.

 

2019 RV Resolutions

What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2019? Do you want to eat less sugar, workout more, or plant a garden? Resolutions are a great way to make changes that improve your life, with the start of a new year providing the perfect opportunity to start new habits.  There’s still time to make some for 2019.

When you are living the RV lifestyle, there are resolutions that you can make to improve your experience on the road in 2019, like…

Staying on top of maintenance

Motor homes have all of the maintenance needs of a vehicle combined with many of the maintenance needs of a house. There are a lot of systems that you need to keep up with, and if you do, your RV will work better for years longer. Make it a resolution this year to keep up with your maintenance checklists, whether or not you have a trip planned.

One of the easiest-to-forget maintenance steps that is absolutely critical to the life of your motor home is monitoring tire pressure. Keeping tires properly inflated can save you from a lot of expensive wear-and-tear, improve gas mileage, and prevent costly damage. The good news is that the days of getting down on the ground with a gauge and checking air pressure are over. Many newer RVs have sophisticated tire pressure monitoring systems installed on purchase, including many of the ones in our inventory of Class A models.

Traveling more slowly

Instead of racing through your roadtrips, plan things out so that you can enjoy the journey and see things along the way. Take your time; your destination can wait, and the stops you make might end up being just as memorable.

So the next time you hear about an adorable small town along your route or see a sign for the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, flip on the turn signal and take that exit. Savor the experiences of the road!

Leaving reviews

Online reviews help people make decisions about where & what to buy or eat and where to stay. These reviews come from people like you who take the time to share their experiences at restaurants, shops, and RV parks. Be that helpful person this year! It only takes a few minutes to leave a review. By passing along your experiences, you can make roadtrip decisions that much easier for your fellow RVers!

Whatever you want to get out of RVing in 2019, making goals and setting new habits can help you make the most of a year on the road!

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Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in New Port Richey, 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.