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Tips and Tools for RV Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving is best spent with family, no doubt about it, but celebrating Thanksgiving in a National Park, making yourself at home in your RV might be a close second. (And if your family is with you, it’s easily number one!) The only hitch might be the food prep, especially if you are making a meal for more than two people. Although most of the Class A motor homes have top-notch kitchens that make RV cooking a breeze, Thanksgiving is a holiday that requires a lot of preparation, and the space limitations of even the best RVs can make this a time-consuming, stressful task.

Luckily, there are tips and tools that can make this easier and reduce the stress on you. Here are a few:

Tips for RV Cooking this Thanksgiving

Cook Ahead: Make as much as you can ahead of time and store it in your fridge. This is best done with desserts and other items that aren’t as dependent on freshness for flavor, like the cranberry sauce.

Go outside: Take advantage of your big backyard! Most RV parks have picnic tables that you can use to set your Thanksgiving feast, as well as grills that can be used to cook up some yummy sides without taking up precious stovetop space. Try grilled veggies as a side option! Besides, some turkey prep options like deep frying are best done outside. As an added bonus, you’ll cut down on the heat buildup inside your RV, keeping it a cool place to retreat when the cooking and eating are through.

Buy a bird: Controversial, we know. But if all else fails, a store-bought turkey might just fit the bill. You can provide the home-cooked touch when it comes to sides and desserts, so no need to feel guilty.

Useful Tools for RV Thanksgiving Cooking

The Instant Pot: For those with RV cooking aspirations, regardless of how big your motor home’s kitchen is (and some of the vehicles in our inventory have impressive kitchens), the right countertop tools can be a huge stress reliever. Consider the Instant Pot, a small, easy-to-use countertop cooking contraption that does it all when it comes to pressure cooking: sauteing, slow-cooking, baking, steaming. Thanksgiving prep is a great excuse to add it to your repertoire.

Propane stovetop: Even if your motor home has a high-end induction stovetop like many of our models, Thanksgiving requires so much cooking that another set of burners may be needed. If that’s the case, you can get an awesome little Coleman stovetop for as little as $40. These run on propane—perfect for outdoor RV cooking!

If you’re ready to try a full-on RV Thanksgiving, there’s no need to fear! These tips and tools will help you make it the best Thanksgiving ever! And your Class A luxury motor home from Motor Home Finders is the perfect place to host.

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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.

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.

A Great Entry-Level Motor Home

Does the New Year mean getting into the exciting RV lifestyle?  If so, you’re in luck!

Many of the motor homes we list on our site are behemoths, loaded with features and with a price tag that matches the level of luxury they represent. We also list many smaller motor homes, like this 2016 Newmar Bay Star 3518, that are beautiful, comfortable homes in their own right. This RV represents a lower price point, and you’ll find that it includes many features that make it an excellent value.

This model is like new, with a scant 6,000 miles on the odometer. The owners have taken good care of it, with regular maintenance and a $5,000 chassis upgrade. The flooring, 12×12 vinyl tiles. It has an excellent array of appliances, including a large, 30” convection microwave and Norcold refrigerator. A rear-view camera-monitor system makes reversing a breeze.

What it lacks in length, at only 35’, it makes up for in efficiency with a folding salon table in the galley and a deluxe Hide-a-Bed sofa. The master bed is a lovely, luxurious pillow top mattress. Three slides open up to give you a comfortable living space.

As an entry-level RV, you can’t do much better than this model. It perfectly provides the home-on-the-road that RVers love at an unbeatable price point. Featured on our website, you can purchase this RV for just $110,000.

Visit the listing on our inventory to learn more: https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2016-newmar-bay-star-3518/

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

Featured Motor Home: One Elegant Lady

You have to appreciate a motor home that is named “Elegant.” This one lives up to that label.

This 2005 Liberty H3-45 Elegant Lady Prevost bus conversion has been on the road for a few years, but it is still a stunner. Huge, at 45’ long, its two slides expand the inside to be incredibly spacious. And, boy, wait until you see the inside. You might just want to move into this RV permanently once you see the gorgeous, laminate cabinetry, countertops, and marble floors. Luxury fixtures, hanging drawers, booth seating at the kitchen table…it’s unique and beautiful, and you can see yourself walking in and taking a stroll through the living area like you’re in a dream.

Other bells and whistles include a trash compactor, coffee maker, residential refrigerator, remote control electric blinds, bedroom vanity, and bunks with their own HD TVs. There’s more to see, so check out the inventory page on our website for a complete list and gallery of photos:

https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/2005-liberty-h3-45-elegant-lady-prevost-45-double-slide/ 

This vehicle has been well-kept and cared for, with 57,000 miles on the odometer. It’s yours for just $549,900 from Motor Home Finders.

She’s a beauty, worthy of the title of Elegant Lady.

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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.

Winter Destinations to Plan For

Normally when we give you RV travel destinations, we do it in the middle of the season in question. This time, we wanted to to do things a bit differently and give you a few ideas for winter travel early so that you can plan. So get out your maps and your calendars and start planning for December and January. Here are some great places to walk in a winter wonderland.

Yosemite National Park is an American treasure, a place to witness some of the most beautiful natural views our country has to offer. Seeing these wonders covered in snow is a different experience, one that you might just never forget. While the park is booming during the summer, in winter there are much fewer guests, allowing you a more intimate adventure.

While we’re on the subject of natural wonders: There are a lot of amazing things about visiting the Grand Canyon, not the least of which is a breathtaking, unforgettable view. The biggest downside can be the Arizona heat that is a staple of the region for most of the year, and the crowds present in the summer can make the experience less fun. If you visit Grand Canyon National Park in the winter, the heat won’t be a problem, and neither will the crowds. The park goes all out to celebrate the Christmas season, too, transforming the famous Grand Canyon Railway into the Polar Express on its way to meet Santa Claus.

Estes Park, Colorado is a well-known winter destination, and it should be on your Christmas party bucket list. The streets are decked out (as are the halls, presumably) and the locals are full of Christmas cheer. Take a snowshoe hike, sip some famous, award-winning wine, and enjoy some fantastic dining options—or, if you’re so inclined, hit the slopes for some snow sports. There’s no better place when the powder starts to fall!

In Stone Mountain, Georgia, they celebrate Christmas for a whole month. Activities include train rides, light shows, fireworks, Christmas characters, snow tubing and more, all at Stone Mountain Park, which has RV campsites available. If you’re in the Southeast, this might be the spot for you to take a quick December jaunt.

Wherever you celebrate this season, whether at home or on an RV trip, we hope that your winter season is full of family fun and memories. Take the time to plan something special!

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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.

Next Year Plan To Visit The Best RV Halloween Destinations

Happy Halloween!  If you’re tempted to hit the road in your RV next Halloween, we’ve got you covered, with some of the best spooky celebrations in the U.S.! All of these events are close to one or more excellent RV parks, so you can have a comfortable trip while experiencing fun and frights this Halloween!

Take your RV to the most haunted city in America

New Orleans has been called “the most haunted city in America,” and if you visit this October, you’ll see why. The city turns out for Halloween in a big way, with haunted tours, street parties, and (of course) the best music and food you’ll find anywhere. If you like getting the heebie-jeebies, visit one of the many voodoo shops in the city, or just check in at one of the many costume shops for a look at the amazing, high-quality collections of get-ups. There’s something for everyone, and, for RVers, about a dozen RV parks in the city.

Visit the website: http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/seasonal/halloween.html?utm_expid=83741828-23.6CuVW6_7S1iDkJO6mDmk_w.0

Visit the home of classic horror in your RV

There is no better place to celebrate Halloween than the historically haunted hometown of author Washington Irving, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Irving portrayed his town as one fraught with dangerous ghouls like the famous Headless Horseman, and Sleepy Hollow embraces this legacy with a gigantic Halloween celebration that includes cemetery tours, haunted trails, and, for fans of Irving’s tale, a dramatic performance of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The New York town is in close proximity to three RV parks, so this is a trip you just have to take some October!

Visit the website: http://visitsleepyhollow.com/halloween-in-sleepy-hollow/

Take a family RV trip to the World’s Largest Halloween Part

Not all Halloween fun has to be frightening, though. If you have kids or grandkids, consider taking a family RV trip to Louisville, KY. The city zoo is home to “The World’s Largest Halloween Party,” a kid-friendly event that is sure to please. Kids can dress in costumes and meet some of their favorite superheros, princesses, and cartoon characters. There’s a disco dance party and a hay maze that is sure to a-MAZE the young’uns. Five RV campgrounds provide plenty of places to stay. Kids enjoy Halloween more than anyone, and this is a trip they won’t soon forget!

Visit the website: https://louisvillezoo.org/halloween/

Whether you celebrate Halloween at home or on the road, have a safe and fun holiday with your family!

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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.

More RV Tips and Tricks

There are tons of practical and creative RV tips out there on the Internet. We’ve scanned list after list to find some that we thought were really cool to bring to you. Enjoy another installment of RV “hacks”!

Never Lose the Remote

It’s hard enough to keep track of the TV remote at home. Stuffed into couch cushions, dropped under the sofa, or buried under a pillow, remotes have a way of going missing. When you add in the constant motion of an RV on the road, you have a recipe for daily hunts for the lost remote. If you don’t already have a special place to store your remotes in the RV, like a specific drawer or pocket, try using Velcro strips to stick the remote to the side of your favorite seat so that it’s always close at hand. If you have any other important controllers that tend to slip away, Velcro them to the place you most often find yourself using them. You’ll save yourself from hours of frustration over time.

Balanced Packing

It can be easy to underestimate the importance of balance while packing up an RV. Making sure weight is distributed evenly throughout your RV can help make it easier to drive and prevent accidents. In extreme cases, if a lot of weight is on one side, controlling the RV can be awkward to the point of danger.

On some RVs, different axles can handle different amounts of weight. Figure out what each axle’s limit is and pack accordingly to make sure you aren’t putting too much strain on your vehicle. Also, pack with heavy items low and light items high. Not only does it lower the risk of your RV tipping, it lowers the risk of a bumped head—or worse—if an item falls.

Frozen Meals

When you’re on an RV road trip during the summer, you definitely want two things: a cool interior temperature and a cold fridge. This tip helps with both of those.

Before you leave, pre-cook some meals and seal them, frozen, in plastic bags to take with you. These frozen meals will act like ice packs, cooling the fridge down using less energy, and can be simply warmed up and eaten, so you won’t have to worry about getting the inside of your RV hot by cooking. Two birds with one stone!

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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.

Parking a Class A Motor Home Can Be A Challenge While On The Road. Here Are Some Tips.

RV ownership is on the rise. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, 8.9 million households owned an RV in 2011, up from just eight percent, or 7.9 million, in 2005. This increase is significant because many RV owners are trying to figure out where to park their RVs.

Most deed-restricted neighborhoods don’t allow homeowners to park RVs in their driveways, even if it’s for a short-term visit. Driveway parking stalls require a minimum of 20 feet by 10 feet. When you consider that Class A Motorhomes are typically between 24 to 45 feet long, this can be a tight fit at best.

So what about when you’re on the road, visiting a relative, or on your way to you next adventure? Where can you stay in between RV parks and campgrounds? As many seasoned RV’ers know, you can turn to the big box retailers in just about any locale in the country and find ample parking for the night. WalMart, Home Depot and Lowe’s typically don’t mind if you pull in for the evening. Just be sure to go and ask at the customer service desk before settling in, and be sure to park as far away from the entrance as you can so you don’t impede shoppers.

A lot of RV’ers look for the Flying J truck stop sign as a safe place to take a break while traveling. Most Flying J’s have RV parking that is separate from the trucker’s parking area, and they offer good deals on using their dump stations if you purchase gas there. Many also have restaurants, lounges and convenience stores.

But perhaps the best choice is any U.S. interstate rest area. They are well lit, often have a security detail on patrol, and are free and open to all.

Can we help you find your perfect travel companion? Look no further than our hand-picked inventory at https://motorhomefinders.com/rvs/ or give us a call today!

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About 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 Motor homeFinders.com.