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New Decade, New RV

A new year and new decade is the perfect time to start looking forward in your RV life. What are your travel goals? What are your dreams? Like the classic job interview question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” 

Once you’ve got the answers to these questions, you should take some time to consider whether your current rig is the right one for you to be driving to get there. We know: your current RV is home. You’ve driven mile after mile, made memory after memory, but people change. Priorities shift. 

Maybe you’d like to try something new, like boondocking. Is your motor home equipped with solar panels, higher volume tanks, and off-road-capable tires? Many used motor homes for sale these days are. 

Maybe you want to cook more while traveling. Does your kitchen have the right tools, orientation, and space to let you prepare the meals you want to make?

Maybe you want to travel along narrower roads, and you’d like to find a smaller used class a motor home for sale with more attention paid to small comforts and luxuries than size. Or you want to treat yourself to a luxury RV mansion on wheels, fit for a king or queen. On your upcoming trips, kids or grandkids might tag along: will they have sufficient sleeping space?

The start of a new decade is the perfect time to evaluate where you’re at and decide where you’re going. Whoever you are, wherever that is, there’s an RV out there that’s right for you, one that fits your priorities, Motor Home Finders can help you find it.

Not only that, we take the hassle and worry out of selling your current motor home. If it’s the time for a change, let us help you make it happen so you can hit the road and find adventure in the new roaring 20s.

 

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.

Hot New Trends in the Motor Home Industry

2020 means a new year, new decade, and new trends in the motor home industry and newer used motor homes for sale! RVing is a pastime that’s more popular than ever and continues to grow, so RV manufacturers are stepping up their game to appeal to a whole new generation of RVers. Things like:

Lithium Ion Power

The hottest topic in RV circles lately has been lithium power sources, which provide a TON more power for the same space & weight investment—or even less! Camping World explains: “Traditionally, RVers have only been able to use 50% of their battery capacity. How can RVers use 100%, or nearly 100%, of their battery capacity? Lithium is the answer. Up until now, lithium batteries were nearly exclusively an after-market option. However, as the price of lithium power technology has come down, RV manufacturers can include it as an option or even standard. Lithium provides clean, quiet, on-demand power––perfect for visiting national parks, which often don’t have power hookups and enforce generator restrictions.”

Besides that, lithium power has better performance in cold temperatures, gets better performance out of your solar panels, and is 30% cheaper per cycle than traditional acid batteries. 2020 might be the year that you make the switch!

Pet-Friendly RVs

Did you know that more than half of RVers travel with their pets? The motor home manufacturers certainly do, because a big trend in the industry these days is building RVs with pets in mind. Unique features like leash latches on the exterior; low, hidden drawers for pet dishes; and dedicated bed & kennel space have been popping up in new motor homes in 2020. Keep an eye out for these if you have fur babies you just can’t leave at home!

Tech Integration

Luxury RVs for sale will get even more tech-forward in 2020! You’ll often find us touting exciting features like iPad controls in our inventory descriptions, and you can expect even more of those in the coming years. RV manufacturers and aftermarket developers are creating systems that connect to smartphone and tablet apps for easy, portable control. Tweak the A/C, dim the lights, monitor tank levels, or even, someday, start the engine, all from your phone. Here are Motor Home Finders, we can’t wait to see where this technology goes!

Brighter Interior Design

We are used to seeing browns and tans in RV interior design, but in 2020, motor homes will be getting brighter! Camping World describes this trend: “Manufacturers are replacing tired brown wallpaper with white walls. Backsplashes in the kitchen are running all the way up rather than strangely stopping just a quarter of the way up. Grays are joining in as a neutral, rather than just the tan. Kitchen cabinetry is brighter with lighter wood options…All around the interior of RVs is getting more aesthetically appealing and more home-like.” If you like this design philosophy, visit our inventory of diesel motor homes for sale! We have a few models available that were early adopters of this trend.

It’s all about the features. The perfect RV is one that meets all your needs, big and small, and manufacturers know this. They also know what we know: that every buyer is different, with different habits, preferences, and priorities. That’s why they are putting so much effort into providing variety in design, and that’s why we put so much detail into our web inventory and into helping you find the RV that fits you like a glove.

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.

Christmas Travel Basics for RV Owners

If you’ve decided to travel by motor home for Christmas this year, you’ve made a great choice.  Even if you’re not yet an owner are still looking for used RVs for sale, now is the perfect time to take the plunge. The ability to travel in a cozy place all your own, carrying all of the comforts of home, is the perfect way to make holiday travel—which can be awfully grueling—an enjoyable experience.

Here are a few tips from Motor Homoe Finders to make the experience even better!

Be Prepared for Winter Travel

The first step to a successful holiday trip is making sure that you can safely make the trip. Make sure that your tires are roadworthy, and, if necessary, invest in snow chains to help you brake and avoid slipping. Is your RV winterized? Cold temperatures can wreak havoc on pipes and fixtures that are used to warmer weather. Most importantly of all, be prepared to stay vigilant on the road. Combine unfamiliar roadways with potential ice and snow, as well as a higher volume of drivers on the road, and you’ve got a lot of potential for disaster. But if you’re careful and ready, you’ll be just fine!

Keep Your Family Traditions

Space is limited in a motor home, so going all-out on the Christmas decorations might not be the best idea. However, the smaller space provides an opportunity to reevaluate and determine which of your holiday traditions are the most important to your family. If your family loves decorating the tree, do it! It doesn’t have to seven feet tall; a miniature will do. Strings of Christmas lights add holiday cheer to your RV, inside and out, just like back home. Piles of presents take up way too much space, but wouldn’t it be neat if everyone got just one or two, very special gifts? Plan ahead with your family and come up with a holiday celebration plan that brings everyone Christmas cheer!

Making Christmas Dinner

One big tradition is the Christmas feast, and even if you’re planning on spending the holiday in your RV, you don’t have to skip it! Careful management of space and airflow will make sure you’re comfortable while preparing the food, and a wise selection of utensils and tools will make the work easier. Consider cooking the main course outside on a grill, while sides and desserts are prepared in the kitchen.

Whatever your travel plans this Christmas, we wish you a safe journey and a warm, love-filled holiday season! Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

 

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.

 

Christmas Gift Ideas for those looking for Luxury RVs for Sale from Motor Home Finders

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? …Who are we kidding? We haven’t either. Besides perhaps being in the market for a used class a motorhome for sale, there are all the other obligations we face this time of year.

But we are willing to share some ideas from our list to help you shop for the RV owners on yours. Gift ideas that are so simple that they are often overlooked, and so important that they show a rare thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

Gifts like…

A Travel Journal to Record Their Adventures

RVing is all about adventures and the treasured memories that come with them. Keeping a journal lets an RVer track of all of their road trip experiences. If your favorite RVer has a creative leaning and loves to express themself, this is a perfect gift. Bonus points if you get a customized cover that they’ll love!

Keeping Toothbrushes Clean and Secure

While on the road, it can be hard to keep your toothbrush clean and secure. The Pop-a-Toothbrush is a little box that hangs on the wall and makes sure two toothbrushes are protected from germs and not going anywhere until you need them. Toothbrush storage can be easily overlooked, even by the most seasoned RVers, so it’s a very thoughtful gift.

Clean Air, Anywhere

Natural air purifiers are compact and convenient, requiring no power to operate. They contain natural coals that suck up the nastiness in an RV’s air and ensures that its occupants breathe easy the whole trip. Clean air in a motor home is something that’s often overlooked, but this gift will definitely be appreciated once they experience the difference.

Taking Ownership of Their Campsite

One of the most thoughtful gifts you can give an RV owner is a personalized sign to help them make their RV or campsite feel more “theirs.” Make it yourself, order one, or commission an artsy friend to help you out. Regardless, we’re sure this will be a treasured gift!

And there you go! Something to get you started. Make your list, check it twice, and have an amazing holiday season!

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.

The Holidays are a Perfect Time for RV Travel

We are hitting the home stretch of 2019, and the holidays are upon us. It’s hard to believe that this year has gone by so fast, but we are excited to see where 2020 brings us!

We’re still full from Thanksgiving and shopping for Christmas (or another holiday you celebrate in December), and New Year’s! Where will you go? What will you do? Who will you spend time with?

December is a great time to travel. The weather is milder in much of the country, but not too cold—yet. However, in some areas of the country, snow is falling and the slopes are open! November ski trips are less crowded and just as fun. In other parts of the country, the trees have turned beautiful shades of red, orange, yellow, and even purple, and highways lined with them are just waiting for you to drive your motor home right on through.

Christmas is maybe the biggest celebration of the year, and many towns and cities around the country take it a step further—or several! A quick online search will turn up dozens and dozens of incredible light shows, festivals, concerts, and winter wonderlands for you to explore all month.

New Year’s Eve is similar: almost any city on your must-see list will have some sort of bonanza going on, so why not ring in 2020 out of town?

If you have family elsewhere, your RV is the perfect way to get to them so you can celebrate, too. While traveling in a car can be a huge pain, motor home travel is a breeze. Stay cozy on the road with all of the comforts of home. Visit new places or old favorites along the way, and really make a trip out of it. As an RV owner, you know that there is no better way to travel!

We hope that you enjoy your holiday season. Stay safe while you’re on the road, and let’s make 2020 a great 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.

Thankful to be a Motor Home Owner

There is more to Thanksgiving than just eating. Thanksgiving is a day that encourages us to reflect on what we have, the things that make life good. Family, friends, and food are at the top of that list, but we motor homeowners have a lot more to be thankful for.

The RV lifestyle gives us the freedom to travel. We have the ability to go where we want and do what we want in a way that few other travelers do. Whether that time is spent visiting loved ones or seeing the natural beauty and fascinating stories that our country has to offer, we can be thankful for time well spent and look back on cherished memories of and amazing places and adventures with loved ones.

We can also be thankful for the friends we meet while traveling. Every stop brings with it new people and new adventures. Some just help us get through the week and some become lasting friends.

As country star Dierks Bentley put it: “Every mile, a memory.” What a way to live!

Even if you’re just grateful for the satellite TV in your Class A motor home that lets you watch football on Turkey Day or the extra slide that lets you invite just one more loved one along, take the time to reflect on the things you enjoy most about your RV lifestyle and be thankful that you get to be one of the one million Americans who get to live it.

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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.

Prepping to Head South for the Winter in Your Motor Home

The time is almost here for the snowbirds to hit the road and head for warmer weather. If you count yourself among this crowd, remember these tips as you finish packing and finalize your plans. Travel south worry-free and enjoy your sunny winter!

Prepare Your Northern Home

Prepare your house to be unoccupied for a few months. Clean out your fridge and freezer and unplug them. You should also leave them open to avoid mold. Do the same for your dishwasher. Turn off your water and drain the pipes—you don’t want to come back to a flooded house! Turn your heat down low to save on the electric bill. Disconnect your landline phone, if you have one, so it’s not ringing while you’re away, driving your neighbors crazy.

Purchase timer lights for the yard that go on at dusk and shut off in the morning. It is also a good idea to install these on a few lights inside. Arrange for someone to clear snow from your driveway. Suspend your newspaper subscription. Lock your windows, as well as any gates. Robbers look for all of these to be neglected as a sign that no one is home.

Get Everything Set Up for Your Southern Home

Make sure you have everything you need at your new home. Have your mail forwarded to your new address, and pay bills online if possible so that you don’t miss an important payment. Some utility companies will allow you to take a vacation leave if you inquire about it in advance, which might save you some money.

Make sure you know where the best doctors and hospitals are local to your southern home. To prevent fraud detection from shutting down your credit cards, inform the bank that you will be traveling, or add a seasonal address. Finally, bring tax documents with you, just in case your stay extends into April.

Prepare ahead of time to eliminate any nagging worries. Traveling south in your RV is tons of fun, and your winter is guaranteed to be a blast!

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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.

Solving Scary RV Questions

If you’re a newer RV owner, the whole thing might seem scary. Buying an RV is a big investment in a big vehicle, and it can seem like a tricky switch from a compact car to a hulking home on wheels.

Luckily, there are many resources online that can help you figure out how to manage your RV and avoid scary situations. In this article, we will point you towards some detailed answers to common RV questions that keep newbies up at night.

How am I going to drive such a huge vehicle? What about blind spots?”

What’s scarier than a blind spot? Even in smaller cars, your blind spot can cause devastating accidents. Driving a large vehicle like an RV makes changing lanes high-octane nightmare fuel because your blind spots can cover a lot of space. Never fear: there is a solution. There are ways to aim your rearview mirrors for maximum effect. This article will arm you with the mirror-orientation skills you need to make frightening blind spots a thing of the past. https://www.fmca.com/polks-top-7/3161-polks-top-7-tips-for-maximizing-your-motorhome-mirrors

“How do I protect this large investment?”

Costly RV repairs can be scarier than any horror movie. Avoid encountering these monstrous break-downs by keeping up with regular maintenance. Follow a schedule or checklist to avoid a horrific experience at the mechanic’s shop. Here’s a good list to get you started: https://blog.campersinn.com/blog/rv-owners-course-motorhome-maintenance-checklist

Furthermore, don’t take unnecessary risks in your motor home. If a natural disaster is coming, get out of there. Avoid driving through standing water. Pay attention to the road. And avoid narrow roads and sharp turns that put you at risk of crashing or getting stuck. Speaking of that…

“How do I avoid troublesome roads?”

When you travel on unfamiliar roads, there’s the potential to encounter narrow lanes, dramatic hills, low clearance, and sharp turns. Finding yourself stuck on a treacherous route is any RV driver’s worst nightmare. To face this fear, consider using a GPS system designed for large vehicles, which will help you plan a route that’s easy-peasy. This article reviews and ranks several of these systems so you can find one that works for you: https://www.rvweb.net/best-rv-gps-reviewed/

There are many more scary RV situations you can find yourself in, but they all have one common solution: be prepared. Do your research and consult RV owners with more experience by interacting on message boards, following blogs, and watching YouTube videos. There are a lot of awesome sources from motor home experts, and with some time investment and a willingness to learn, you can be one, too!
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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.

Hurricane Preparation Revisited: Leaving Your RV Behind

September is FEMA’s National Preparedness Month and more severe weather is sure to come before the hurricane season is over, so it’s a great time to prepare for natural disasters.

We’re rebooting this article from a few years ago to remind you how to prepare your motor home for a storm. Sometimes you’ll choose to evacuate in your RV; sometimes you’ll choose to leave it in the path of the storm. If you choose the latter option, these tips will help you be sure that your RV is safe from the damaging effects of severe weather.

If you live in a part of the country that experiences hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme weather preparedness is key. Before the storm hits, there are steps you can take to ensure the protection of your RV.

Leave Your RV in a Safe Place

When a storm is approaching, make sure your RV is not parked in a low area that is prone to flooding, because the amount of precipitation a hurricane brings is enormous. The last thing you want is to come back after the storm to a waterlogged motor home. That lot you normally feel great about might not be so ideal in nastier weather, so make the move to one that’s safer. In that vein, make sure you have a backup scouted out ahead of time so you know right where to park.

Secure Your Motor Home

Before the storm hits, secure ALL loose items outside of the RV. In high-speed winds, anything can become a window-shattering projectile. Even a small tree branch or bucket can cause significant damage. You can also prepare for the storm by boarding up the large windows of your RV, just as you would the windows of a house. There are some smart solutions out there for easily covering windows with plywood, including Plylox, a product that allows you to easily attach and remove plywood planks that is available at any home improvement store.

To prevent your awning from being yanked apart by a strong wind, use zipties to attach it securely to its mounting brackets. Empty your holding tanks, turn off your propane tanks, and cover your regulator, vents, and A/C unit. With all of those items checked off, you can consider your RV secure and feel okay about leaving it behind while you hunker down in your home or evacuate.

Evacuate in Your RV if You Have the Option

Consider that a motor home can be a terrific vehicle to take in the event of an evacuation, though. It gives you a comfortable, familiar place to stay while away from home, so if you need to wait out a storm, you can’t beat an RV.

Preparedness is key. If you find yourself in the path of a storm, you should secure your RV much as you would your home. Plan ahead to protect this major asset and you’ll have one less thing to worry about while the wind blows.

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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.

Preparing for Storms in Your RV – Revisited

A few years ago, we covered hurricane preparedness because Harvey’s destruction of Houston was fresh on our minds. This month, we here in Florida are breathing a sigh of relief since we avoided Dorian, so we wanted to take another look at how to prepare your RV for a hurricane when you’re traveling.

Many popular RV vacation spots are in areas that are subject to occasional severe weather. If you’ve made plans to travel to one of these places this season, here are some precautions you can take to ensure your safety and the safety of your RV while you’re out on the road.

Bring an Emergency Kit with You

When you are preparing to leave home, put together a kit with supplies you’ll need in an emergency. Essentials are a good place to start: grab water, non-perishable foods, and extra prescription medications. Bring anything you might need to prepare your RV for a “hunker down.” These include tarps, trash bags, Ziploc bags, rope, and zipties—all of which will come in handy in severe weather. To be extra safe, you can even carry sheets of plywood with you, along with an easy way of attaching and detaching them.

Avoid a Flooded Motor Home

When selecting your spot at the campground, find a spot on higher ground. Flooding caused by rain can cause you to get stuck in mud or can creep into your RV, wrecking the interior. Furthermore, if you have to evacuate your area, avoid driving in water. Water on the road can be deeper than it looks, and driving into deep water can spell disaster for your motor home. Moving water may make you lose control of your vehicle and be swept off the road. Once a storm hits, avoid areas of potential flooding at all costs!

Protect Yourself from a Waterlogged RV

Severe weather brings massive amounts of rain, so you can bet that every leak in your RV will be made obvious by constant dripping—and that dripping can do a lot of damage. Cover fabric like clothes, carpet and bedding with plastic tarps and bags. Position pots, pans, and buckets to catch drips, and use towels or a large sponge to sop up puddles as they form. Important documents should be secured in Ziploc bags so there’s no chance of them getting wet.

Above All: Be Cautious

While there are ways to be safe while riding out a storm, sometimes it’s just safer to get out and away. A well-timed evacuation will save you a lot of worry and keep you out of danger. Resume your vacation somewhere more safe, or return once the weather has passed. Protect your RV with the above tips, but above all, protect yourself!

September is FEMA’s National Preparedness Month and more severe weather is sure to come before the hurricane season is over, so it’s a great time to prepare for natural disasters. Even if you don’t live in the southeast, you probably have some sort of dangerous natural events that can take you by surprise, so we hope you’ve got something out of this post that can help you prepare your RV for bad weather.
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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.