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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.

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.

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.

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.

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