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Ten Ways To Spruce Up Your RV For The Holidays

By Carrie Battles of Trailer Life Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tis the season of sparkling lights, hot cocoa and cozy evenings around the campfire. Whether you’re a full-time traveler, a stationary RVer, or simply hitting the road for the holidays, don’t let the lack of storage space kill your jollies. Downsizing from a house to a home-on-wheels has obvious advantages, but during the holidays, it can leave some of us scratching our heads. How can I decorate a 150-square-foot space? Where will I fit the Christmas tree? How will I store everything come January? Luckily, in regard to being creative, there is plenty of room to overcome these obstacles.

For a little inspiration… here are 10 RV decorating tips YULE love!

O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree
Let’s face it — the tree is the quintessential Christmas decoration. Can you even have a Christmas without a Christmas tree? Sure, but for many of us, it just wouldn’t be the same. But hey, if Santa can squeeze down the chimney, surely you can fit a tree in your camper! For those who prefer artificial trees, a “pencil-shaped” Christmas tree can fit into tight corners and won’t obstruct your walking space. If you’re pining for a real tree, make it a family affair by purchasing a $5 tree cutting permit from the National Forest Service. For folks who own a compact trailer like a Shasta or an R-Pod, you might not have the room for a full-size tree. In this case, take it from Charlie Brown — size doesn’t matter. Tabletop trees are the perfect addition to your dinette or countertop. Whether it’s store-bought or a clipping from the woods, a little Christmas tree can add plenty of cheer to your RV.

Fleece Navidad
A great way to feel cozy and warm this Christmas is adding holiday-themed pillows and throws into the mix. Adorning the couch with a festive blanket and adding a couple of pillows sets the mood and can instantly brighten the room. To avoid taking up extra space, consider trading out cases rather than buying new pillows; that way, you can easily fold them up and store them later. If you plan on decorating your bedroom, this can also be done with duvet covers.

Pick a Theme That Soots You
When you’re mulling over how to decorate, choosing a theme can be the best place to start. A unified style, color scheme, or pattern can really make the place feel like home for the holidays. For those who enjoy the vintage camper look, thrift stores and Etsy are chock-full of unique heirloom finds, from little knickknacks to lights and ornaments for your aluminum tree. If you want to up your Kitschmas game, get out the hot glue gun and make a wreath out of colorful baubles and tacky Christmas ornaments you find at Goodwill. For trailers with a cabin-chic feel, go rustic with flannel, burlap, pinecones and natural bark candles. When it comes to color schemes, there are so many to choose from. Of course, you can always go the classic route with red and green, a traditional Christmas color scheme never goes wrong! If you want to freshen up the space, a modern take with white and silver can light up the room. For those who aren’t afraid of color, make the place extra merry with a retro multicolor scheme that’ll brighten up those gray winter days. Patterns like plaid and stripes bring even more joy indoors this season, while shapes like stars and snowflakes can be hung on the walls or found in fabrics, ribbon and bunting.

Natural Noel
If you’re traveling fulltime in your RV, having a ton of Christmas decorations lying around might not make sense. There’s an eco-friendly alternative to buying cheap plastic decorations that are likely to be discarded after the holidays. Use natural options you find around you. Foraging your Christmas decor is an excellent way to save storage space while simultaneously cutting costs and will land you on Mother Nature’s Nice List. While out on a hike, collect fallen pinecones, evergreen sprigs, Magnolia leaves and wild berries. But whenever picking up loose wood, make sure you heed local regulations. Back at camp, enjoy some mulled wine and have a craft day.

Dreaming of a Minimalist Christmas
Whether you’re on the road or just prefer keeping things simple for the holidays, you can make a little bit go a long way. A few bows here and there, a Christmas wreath on the door, and a red or green light bulb for the doorway are some festive options for campers on-the-go. If you’re wishing for an effortless light display at the RV Park, consider purchasing a Star Shower, a projected laser light display. The best part of all — you won’t even have to climb a ladder!

Baby, it’s Bold Outside
Sleighing the outdoor decorating game involves a lot of time and effort, but the end results sure pay off! For the Clark Griswold’s of the world, we get so much joy decking out our place for the holidays. For me, this means covering as much surface area as possible. For some, the Christmas decorations become a larger display spreading throughout the campsite. From a synchronized light show to a campsite adorned with Disney inflatables, you’re bound to have your presents known!

Get Lit This Christmas
Transform your home-on-wheels into a winter wonderland by adding some dazzling Christmas lights. Before you break out the lights, the first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you won’t exceed your available wattage. To conserve energy, LED bulbs use 90 percent less energy than their incandescent counterparts. They also last longer, partly due to the fact the bulbs are made of plastic and not glass, which tend to break more easily. If you plan on being off-the-grid during the holidays, a generator or solar panel can power your lights. Another option is to skip the standard electrical lights and go battery-powered with rechargeable batteries. Indoors, lights can be hung around your windows and doorways or along your countertops and ceiling. While decorating the exterior, there are many routes you can take. Some ideas include lighting the contours of the trailer by creating a silhouette, hanging the lights along the canopy, or illuminating the walkway with some glowing candy canes or rope light. When it comes to attaching the lights, consider suction cups, magnetic clips, command strips and hooks.

Deck the Walls with Garland
For those who decide to skip a tree or simply want to add an extra dose of merriment to their camper, garlands are the perfect pick. Though most RVs have limited floor space, there are many opportunities for wall hangings. Garland can be attached to the ceiling, placed along a mantle or countertop, or hung around a door or window. If you want to add garland outdoors, they can be draped along fencing or hung from a canopy.
You can buy freshly cut garland from the store, or if you’re crafty- grab some free trimmings from Lowes, or forage from the woods and create your own. For those who prefer artificial garland, they can be bought pre-lit, or you can add your own lights. If you want to mix it up this Christmas, Michaels along with several other craft retailers offer colorful alternative garlands to hang for the holidays.

Put a Wreath on It
Hark! The herald of Christmas is undoubtedly the wreath. It’s simple, charming and it makes a home feel inviting during the holidays. Whether it’s hung on a door, over the mantle, or placed on the front of the trailer, it helps bring warmth to the coldest months of the year.These days, you can find an assortment of creative wreaths on the market or by researching DIY tutorials online. Other than the classic evergreen wreath, you can find some made with bows and baubles, sequined appliques and ribbon, pinecones and burlap, or to be extra on-point this season, miniature Christmas trees and vintage campers.

Christmas Island
Who said it has to be a White Christmas anyways? If your plans are taking you south this winter, embrace the warm weather decorations, too. Trade out the Christmas tree for a cactus or palm tree. If you still want the traditional tree, consider decorating it with a beach or desert theme. Beachy add a nice touch, and when you’re dashing through the sand, keep your eyes out for driftwood or shells that can be made into a tabletop tree. In the Southwest, luminaires can brighten up the porch, while poinsettias can add an extra splash of color. Last but not least, don’t forget the RV world’s favorite animal mascot, the pink flamingo!

RV destinations to be thankful for this holiday season.

As every RV’er knows, there’s a big wide wonderful world out there waiting to be explored, and the holiday season is the perfect time to do just that.  We took a look at some of America’s most breathtaking destinations during the holidays, or at any time of the year.

Yosemite National Park 

Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village are shops, restaurants, lodging, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery, with prints of the photographer’s renowned black-and-white landscapes of the area.

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Viewpoints include Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station and architect Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio and her Desert View Watchtower. Lipan Point, with wide views of the canyon and Colorado River, is a popular, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Highlands Hammock State Park

As the park with more rare and endemic species than any other Florida State Park, Highlands Hammock State Park is a place where a sense of wilderness and history are preserved. Visitors can walk the trails where the Florida panther and black bear quietly pass beneath the ancient, towering oaks of a magnificent hydric hammock. Deer, alligators and a variety of birds also frequent the park. To see these natural wonders, explore nine trails on foot, including an elevated boardwalk through a cypress swamp. Make sure to travel the three-mile bike loop, or take the tram for those who prefer to sit back and leisurely take it all in. Also on the property is the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum where you can learn about the men who helped build this and many of Florida’s other state parks.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park is a 2,689-acre Georgia state park adjacent to Tallulah Falls, Georgia, along the county line between Rabun and Habersham Counties. The park surrounds Tallulah Gorge, a 1,000-foot deep gorge formed by the action of the Tallulah River, which runs along the floor of the gorge.  One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge State Park is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging ten-mile trail.

Looking for the right RV to buy in which to visit them all?

New Port Richey, Florida-based Motor Home Finders can help buyers anywhere in North America find the perfect RV to fit their needs and their budget.  To explore our ever-changing inventory of Class A, B, and C diesel and gas motor homes, click here.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Give us a call at 888-783-4009 and we can search for you.  We’ll bring to bear our vast network of resources to find the ideal model for you and to get you on the open road.

 

Thanksgiving in your RV? A few modifications can save the day.

Thanksgiving is a great time to head for your favorite RV camping spot. But if the thought of prepping the “meal of the year” in a small RV kitchen feels a bit intimidating, there are ways to switch up your typical routine and save you a lot of time and worry.

Electrical appliances have come of age.

Probably the one getting the most attention these days is the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is a Canadian brand of multicookers that can free up your oven and stovetop and help you serve up tantalizing dishes. Because it can be stored away when not needed, it’s the perfect kitchen tool for RV’ers. (Although once you start using it, it could very well become a daily staple in your food prep).

Instant Pot combines all the features of a slow cooker with a pressure cooker.  One model even includes an alternate lid that turns the Instant Pot into an air fryer, making it possible to cook and crisp all in same pot.

The NuWave Oven is a lifesaver if you plan on doing a lot of baking.  The NuWave Oven cooks evenly every time, allowing you to bake a pie or casserole while using your RV oven for other dishes.

Many of today’s modern luxury RVs you can buy feature an induction cooktop, which can help increase your stove space by a lot.  The cooktop also comes in handy later when you want to cook without using up your propane.

Electric appliances can be extremely helpful when trying to cook multiple dishes at once. Just remember that these appliances do pull quite a lot of power. It probably isn’t a good idea to use more than one of these things at a time, especially if you’re on a 30-amp hookup.

Even so, using just one electric appliance in conjunction with the propane oven and stovetop will make things go much more smoothly.

Cook a few dishes each day leading up to the big event. 

This is actually good advice regardless of where you’re prepping your Thanksgiving feast.  Many luxury RVs have full-sized refrigerators, so storing those delicacies that need refrigeration can help free up your time and shorten your to-do list on the big day.  Dishes that can be  made in advance include pies and other baked goods, casseroles, potato and macaroni salads, and appetizers like veggie trays and dips.

Take the fun outside.

Kitchen space is typically limited even in the nicest of RVs. Even generously sized kitchens can seem small when prepping the Thanksgiving meal.  Fortunately, the weather in many parts of the country is crisp and inviting, allowing you to take advantage of your campsite.

Why not eliminate the lack of counter space issue by setting up a folding table outside? It’s a great place to peel potatoes or snap green beans.  You can also use a folding table to hold your electric appliance and let it cook away while you tend to other things.

Other outside methods for cooking a turkey includes the deep fryer method, where you fry the turkey in hot peanut oil.  It’s fast and results in deliciously flavorful bird.  Just make sure the turkey is completely thawed before adding it to the hot oil.

For those looking to get back to serious basics, you can always smoke your bird over an open fire pit.  A cooking tripod over the open fire and the addition of some hickory or oak chips keeps the turkey at just the right level for a good smoky flavor.

Looking for some more inspiration?

Pinterest is a great place to find recipes for these appliances and tips for meal prep in your RV.  Here’s a link to 37 recipes that would complement any Thanksgiving Day table.  https://trekkn.co/recipes-for-thanksgiving-day-in-your-rv/

No matter how you celebrate the official start of the holiday season, few things are sweeter than life in your RV shared with family and friends.

Ready to upgrade or start RV’ing for the first time?

New Port Richey, Florida-based Motor Home Finders can help buyers anywhere in North America find the perfect RV to fit their needs and their budget.  To explore our ever-changing inventory of Class A, B, and C diesel and gas motor homes, click here.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Give us a call at 888-783-4009 and we can search for you.  We’ll bring to bear our vast network of resources to find the ideal RV to buy and to get you on the open road.

 

Halloween is upon us. Here’s some spooky RV things to consider.

For some RV’ers, the scariest part of driving an RV might be parking it.  For others, it’s emptying the black water tank.  This Halloween season, we thought we’d take a look at what can stoke fear in the hearts of people who buy RVs, and not always in a bad way.

The roads to terror.

When you head out in a car,  you set your GPS and head out.  For those who buy motorhomes, that’s not a good idea. It’s alway best to thoroughly research what the roads ahead will serve up.  The blog Cheapism lists 12 of the most dangerous roads you should consider closed to an RV in the U.S.  These are winding, narrow roads that require extra precaution in a Smart Car, let alone a Class A motor home.  Many have weights limits with no warning and low clearances such as bridges and tunnels.

Cheapism recommends avoiding roads like Going-To-The-Sun Road in Montana’s Glacier National Park, which leads to the Logan Pass Visitor Center.  At some points, rocky cliffs jut out close enough to touch an RV.  Another is the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado.  It was built in the 1880s, and provides jaw-dropping vistas that are terror-inducing in an RV.  The 25-mile road is narrow with no guardrails and no shoulders.

Thing that go bump (or crawl) in the night. 

When you enjoy the great outdoors, it’s important to remember you are a guest there.  The full-time residents might be curious to check you out if you’re not prepared.  There are ways to keep your RV insect-free.  These include keeping your RV sparkling clean, removing food at the end of camping season, and installing insect screens.  You can also give mothballs a try, keep your sinks and rains covered or plugged, and even try essential oils like tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, or citrus to repel bugs, spiders and rodents.

Better yet, just embrace the season. 

Just because you’re on the road during All Hallowed’s Eve doesn’t mean you can celebrate the spooky holiday.  Check into a haunted campground or visit spooky U.S. cities like Salem, Massachusetts.  Head to Savannah, Georgia and enjoy a ghost tour of the historic part of the city.

Better yet, celebrate from your own camping spot by decorating your RV with some ghoulish accessories.  Try putting a skeleton in a lawn chair around the camp fire, or hanging some ghosts made out of sheets from the trees.  Some family parks even have trick-or-treating for the littlest ghouls and goblins.  Better yet, it doesn’t have to cost a lot.  From hay bales to Indian corn to candlelit pumpkins, it’s fun and easy to decorate for Halloween on a budget.

Spooked because you can’t find the right RV?

New Port Richey, Florida-based Motor Home Finders can help buyers anywhere in North America find the perfect RV to fit their needs and their budget.  To explore our ever-changing inventory of Class A, B, and C diesel and gas motor homes, click here.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Give us a call at 888-783-4009 and we can search for you.  We’ll bring to bear our vast network of resources to find the ideal model for you and to get you on the open road.

 

Love Your Pets? Show them the World in an RV!

We all love our pets! They are so cute and fluffy and cuddly and affectionate and fun and…

Ahem. Sorry. We got a little carried away there.

It’s hard to leave your precious pets behind when you travel, but most modes of travel just aren’t very pet-friendly. And once you get to your destination, it’s a challenge to find a place to stay that welcomes pets. Those that do often charge expensive pet fees. Most even restrict the size and breeds that they allow. Plus, you have to think about your pet’s comfort: how will they relieve themselves? Will they feel claustrophobic? For most people, they are forced to leave their furry friends at home with a pet sitter or take them to a kennel.

Yeah, that’s a lot o

f concerns. Luckily, RV owners don’t have to wrestle with these—or, at least, not to the same extent that other travelers do. True, you will still have to consider your pet’s comfort, but in many ways, for a pet, traveling in an RV isn’t much different than being at home. When traveling in your motor home with your pet, your main concerns are whether or not you brought enough food and whether you’ve plotted out sufficient stopping points to allow them to go potty and burn off energy.

They can still stretch and nap on the couch, run around the living area, and, most importantly, get lots of attention from you! The majority of RV parks are pet-friendly, with many even having dog parks and the like, and most won’t charge you a pet fee. They get to take in new sights and smells, run through new grass, and potentially make new friends.

If you’re an RV-driving pet owner, you undoubtedly know all of this already, and bringing your pet along is probably one of your favorite parts of the RVing experience. If you’re a pet owner on the fence about jumping intothe lifestyle, we encourage you to take the leap. Traveling with a pet you love makes a trip that much better!

If you are interested in creating a comfortable traveling environment for your pet, peruse our inventory of Class A motor homes. Each listing comes with a rundown of included features and a collection of photos to help you find the RV that’s perfect for you!

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.