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RV Destinations to Kick Off Summer Vacation

It won’t be very long until millions of children will be out of school and ready for a few months of freedom: summer vacation! If your kids are among this group, kick off summer vacation the right way with a family roadtrip! We have ideas for you, no matter which region of the US you call home!

If you live in the northwest, Crater Lake in Oregon is a perfect spot to visit for a day or two. Volcanic destruction has given birth to this marvelous body of unbelievably blue water, surrounded by the stunning reds and grays of the rock and bright greens of the Oregon forest. A scenic way to kick off summer!

If you are in the southwest, celebrate summer vacation with a trip to Utah and one of the coolest National Parks around. Zion National Park is well-loved by vacationing families for its variety of outdoors activities. Spend a few days here to kick off summer vacation and you’ll find yourselves on a new adventure each day—hiking, horseback riding, spelunking, and more!

Middle America, a quick family road trip to St. Louis is what you need to start summer vacation off right. There is plenty to see and do in this centrally-located city, and with baseball season just getting into full swing, Busch Stadium is the perfect place to take in a ballgame, in full view of both the river and the famous arch

Just a couple of hours from anywhere in the southeast, Birmingham is an awesome place to visit to make the transition from school to summer. Visit historic landmarks that your kids probably spent time learning about in class, and see the amazing Vulcan statue, but you don’t have to make the trip to this southern city just about learning: there’s minor league baseball, country music, and some of the best barbecue you’ll ever taste to be had there.

For those in the northeast, the perfect RV way to kick off summer vacation is by taking a trip up the road from Baltimore to Acadia National Park in Maine. This scenic route takes you through many terrific New England cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and Portland, in full view of some of the most beautiful bridges and landscapes the region has to offer. Plus, if you’re a family of foodies, this trip is a dream!

No matter what route you choose to take to kick off your family’s summer vacation, make it memorable by traveling together in your home on wheels! A family that RVs together, stays together!

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Motor Home Finders is a licensed motor home broker based in Hudson, 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.

Keeping Your RV Mom Happy this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! You’re welcome for the reminder. We’re celebrating all of those super-cool RV mothers out there with some tips to help you keep mom happy on family RV trips. Because we all know: if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!

RV Kitchen Care

Is there anything mom hates more than a dirty kitchen? There are many easy solutions to clutter, like spice clips that can be installed on the inside of your cabinet door. In fact, anything that maximizes the efficiency of an RV’s limited cabinet and counter space is bound to keep mom happy. Keeping the countertops uncluttered and the cabinets well-organized has the added bonus of making the RV much safer when moving. Loose items and brakes don’t mix

Don’t forget the sink, either. Regularly sanitize the sink in your RV kitchen. You’d be surprised how much gunk and n

astiness can build up overtime, and keeping mom from having to wipe any runny, sick noses is sure to help her enjoyment of the trip.

RV Bathroom Care

Keeping the bathroom clean will also keep mom happy. With such a small size and such heavy use when the whole family is on the road, it’s bound to get gross quickly. Be careful to use cleaners specially designed for RV surfaces when cleaning it up. Not only will these special cleaners get the bathroom sparkling clean, they won’t do any damage to the fixtures or surfaces in the bathroom, or to your tanks once disposed of. Just a little bit of attention daily can make all the difference, too, instead of letting all the grime pile up into a mess that makes mom want to yank out her hair in frustration.

RV Floor Care

RV floors handle a lot of foot traffic on roadtrips, and those feet are often coming from a campsite where plenty of dirt is available to be tracked in. With neglect, an RV carpet can become stained, and that’s bound to make mom mad. Help her out by regularly vacuuming the carpet, and if stains are already present, consider the gift of a steam cleaning to refresh the look of the whole interior. You can also help keep the floor clean and make it last by wiping your feet, and using a wet mop in addition to the dry broom on any tile surfaces as often as possible. 

Dusting the RV

RVs are awesome for exploring the great outdoors, but the great outdoors has a way of getting indoors. For the sake of everyone’s noses and mom’s sanity, dust the interior of your RV every 2-3 days while out on the road using a microfiber duster that won’t spread the dirt around. 

A little bit of effort from the rest of the family goes a long way. Moms are great at handling things around the house and around the RV, so much so that we often take their hard work for granted. Your family can show mom your appreciation by sharing in the responsibilities around the RV, resulting in a happy mom and a more comfortable roadtrip environment for everyone.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the cool moms out there living the RV lifestyle! May the open road be always before you and a loving family be always at your side!

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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

 

Planning Your Summer RV Trips

For everything that people do, there is an established, habitual way of doing it. We fold clothes the way Mama did it, copy Aunt Petunia’s pecan pie recipe, and take the same roads we’ve traveled a hundred times before to get to our destination—literally and figuratively.

These things work—Auntie’s pie is awful good, after all—and that’s why we do them that way, but what if there was a better way?

This applies to RV travel planning, too. If you’re a veteran RV owner, you have certain routes to certain destinations that you take at certain times of year, and it works for you. In this article, we want to give you some tips to help you plan your summer RV vacation in a new way.

When thinking about summer destinations, a lot of people think about the beach, but smart travelers know that the best move is to go north. Many places you’ve been conditioned to avoid due to miserable winters have unbelievable weather and some terrific festivals, making them sleeper choices for summer vacation. The beach is more or less the same year-round, so why not leave that to a winter trip and check out Montana, New England, or Washington instead?

Turn multiple trips into one. Instead of a straight there-and-back route, plan a trip that takes you in a big circle so that you can hit different destinations on your way out of town and on your way back home. Plan your itinerary well and you can use your momentum to save money and time while visiting more awesome places.

Is it more important to you to see all of the celebrations and attractions the destination has to offer, or to miss the crowds? Thinking through this little detail can make a big difference in your experience. Not only that, it can bring you savings in terms of time and money. Make a decision before you even start planning.

Taking these ideas into account while planning your summer RV trips will help you make the most of your next roadtrip. Gather tips from other travelers, take a peek inside their mind, and soon you’ll be an RV travel guru!

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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.

Summer RV Destinations to Add to Your List

It’s that time of year again, RVers! The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, and you know what that means. We are fast-approaching summertime, so it’s time to start thinking about making plans for a summer RV trip. If you don’t have any ideas yet, we’ve got you covered, with four summer RV destinations that should definitely be on your travel bucket list.

Biloxi, Mississippi isn’t the first place many people think of when they think of awesome summer vacation destinations, but this coastal town has a lot to see and do. There are white sand beaches and prime seafood dinners. A casino town, Biloxi is full of exciting nightlife opportunities. A touching memorial to the destruction caused by hurricane Katrina stands in the center of town for you to visit. And every 4th of July, this military town puts on a stunning celebration.

Black Hills, South Dakota might be the best place in America to visit during the summer. Instead of frigid whiteness, the climate is pleasant, the foliage a verdant green, and the towns and parks full of interesting things to do. Sioux City, Rapid City, and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are all within a short distance, full of western frontier history and scenic landscapes. The nearby parks are a great place to park your RV while you explore this time capsule region.

If you are a photographer, Jackson Hole, Wyoming needs to be on your summer travel list. It’s a haven for folks seeking the perfect shot, whether it’s the town, which looks like a page torn out of a picturebook of the Old West, or the breathtaking natural beauty of the snow-capped mountains surrounding it. RV parks in Jackson Hole are few and a bit pricey, but the experience is worth every penny.

Summer is a great time to visit the Great Lakes! Many of the RV destinations we recommend are places where you can explore mountain ranges straight out of a landscape painting or lush forests, but the Great Lakes boast plenty of natural wonder of their own, often overlooked. Lake Superior in Michigan is home to picturesque beauty, including the waterfalls, caves, and historic lighthouses of the Pictured Rocks Natural Lakeshore, plus all of the beach activities that summer calls for.

Wherever you end up this summer, travel is just better in an RV. Check out our inventory of Class A motor homes to find your next great roadtrip 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.

Summer Roadtrip Destinations

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Summertime is finally here! Time is freer, the air is warmer, and all of the places that aren’t Florida have now defrosted, making this the perfect time to travel. We have got some awesome destinations for you to consider while planning your next RV roadtrip. With unique features and attractions at each site, each is sure to make your next trip one you won’t soon forget.

  1. Colonial Williamsburg

This ever-popular historical site takes visitors back to a time when our country was young. Experience Revolutionary War-era attractions like the blacksmith shop and Yorktown battleground, and investigate the mysterious Jamestown settlement for yourself. There’s plenty of other fun to be had on the 300-acre site, easily accessible from two full-feature campgrounds, the American Heritage RV Park or Williamsburg KOA Campground.

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  1. Crater Lake National Park

For a view that is sure to take your breath away, look no further than this Oregon destination. The nation’s deepest lake is a massive crater, as the name suggests, filled with melted snow and rainwater. Swim and boat on the strikingly blue water, or hike and bike on the forested trails. This park is the perfect place for an outdoors enthusiast to unwind, and is home to a number of RV parks to choose from, including the full-amenities Prospect RV Park and Big Pines RV Park.

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  1. Springs at Borrego

If you love the beauty of a clear night sky, this San Diego location is for you. The Springs at Borrego RV resort sits in the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and is an official “Dark Sky” community that hosts frequent “star parties.” During the day, you can play golf at the resort’s 9-hole championship course, or relax and enjoy any of the amazing amenities at the fitness center, including mineral baths, saltwater swimming, massages, acupuncture, and more.

MHF Spring at Borrego

The country has plenty more to offer the adventurous RVer, so be sure to visit our Facebook page this month as we detail some more great destinations. If you’re looking to get into the RV game or upgrade your current motor home, visit our website to view our exciting deals on top-of-the-line models.

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About Motor Home Finders: Since 2005, Motor Home Finders has been the premier broker for luxury, gently traveled, Class A, B and C diesel-powered motor homes and bus conversions. Over the past decade, they have built a national, independent buying and selling network that makes the entire buying or selling process fast, efficient and worry free. For more information, visit http://www.motorhomefinders.com.

What To Look For When Buying A Used Motor Home

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You should look for the same things we focus in on here at Motor Home Finders when stocking our hand-picked inventory.

1. Was it parked? Look for a newer model with low miles. While a ten-year-old motor home with 20,000 miles or less on the odometer might seem like a real find, but ten years of limited use can lead to all kinds of problems. The worst thing for any mechanical equipment is to leave it unused.
2. How was it stored? Was it garaged, or parked out back? Parking a motor home on grass, rather than on blacktop, results in moisture being wicked up into the rig, literally rusting it from the bottom up. One parked out in the sun risks a faded, chalky exterior, bleached upholstery and brittle plastic details.
3. Is the interior clean? The same rules to selling a home apply to selling an RV. If someone hasn’t taken the time to detail the unit before offering it for sale, they probably haven’t maintained it very well while in their care as well.
4. Did they have pets? This is a tricky one. We all love our pets, but if the owner isn’t extremely diligent about keeping their RV clean and keeping their pets from destroying furniture and flooring, then it can devastate an RV’s value.
5. Is there rust underneath? If the frame is still black like it was when it rolled out of the factory, then it was stored properly. A thick coating of rust says otherwise.
6. Check the engine and transmission. If you see any sign of red fluid leakage between the engine and the transmission could mean a leaking seal. If that seal’s not replaced before you head out, you could be looking at a blown transmission and that could cost you a fortune to repair.
Better yet, just give us a call. We’ve already done all the legwork for you!

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About Motor Home Finders: Since 2005, Motor Home Finders has been the premier broker for luxury, gently traveled, Class A, B and C diesel-powered motor homes and bus conversions. Over the past decade, they have built a national, independent buying and selling network that makes the entire buying or selling process fast, efficient and worry free. For more information, visit http://www.motorhomefinders.com.

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