5 Luxury Motor Home Resorts in the US That Are Must-Visits

There are times when it’s good to rough it a little, taking your motor home to the campgrounds to get a little dirty for the weekend. But sometimes, you just want to relax, be pampered, and cut loose a little. In these cases, it’s worth knowing some of the great luxury resorts our nation has to offer.

Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort in Lake Toxaway, NC

With the natural features of the Western North Carolina mountains and the amenities of a luxury motor home resort, Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort is a fine middle ground for those who want some adventure but also a bit of relaxation. The resort features tennis and bocce ball courts, pools, spas, and is in close distance to several golf courses. Or, if you’re feeling like having a more outdoorsy vacation, Mountain Falls is surrounded by opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, and more.

Aztec RV Resort in Margate, FL

What better place for a great resort than sunny Florida? Aztec RV Resort is located in Margate, FL, which is a half-hour drive from the many attractions of Fort Lauderdale. That said, there are so many attractions at Aztec to keep you occupied that you may never want to leave! Pools, spas, shuffleboard, mini golf – this place just about has it all. If you’d rather take a more active approach, Aztec hosts activities nearly every day, giving you a chance to socialize and have fun with other vacationers.

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Destin West RV Resort in Fort Walton Beach, FL

With its sunny temperatures throughout the year, Florida is a hotspot for America’s best motor home resorts. Another Florida resort worth visiting is Fort Walton Beach’s Destin West RV Resort on Okaloosa Island, just minutes from the ocean. On-site, you get all the amenities that you expect, including trash service, laundry, and free wi-fi. Plus, if you plan on bringing Fido, don’t worry – pets are allowed at Destin West.

The Springs at Borrego RV Resort in Borrego Spring, CA

Far removed from any big cities, Borrego Springs, CA is the prime location to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Springs at Borrego RV Resort is the perfect place for hitching up and taking in the desert mountains and nighttime stars. While untouched nature is a major draw to this resort, perhaps the main reason vacationers flock to this resort is for its nine-hole championship golf course. When you get tired of golfing, get a massage at the wellness center or take a hot mineral bath, all on-site.

Solstice Motorcoach Resort in Mesquite, NV

Mesquite, NV’s Solstice Motorcoach Resort sits atop the Mesquite Mesa, offering up beautiful scenes of the valleys below and the mountains in the distance. Of course, the views aren’t the only thing that make Solstice worth visiting. For those looking to be a little active, Solstice is near various hiking trails, and there are golf courses within five miles of the resort. For relaxation, take a dip in the pool or hot tub. Solstice also has indoor fun, with a game room that includes pool, ping pong, and air hockey tables.

All of these resorts have different features that make them all worth visiting. From the tropical climates of Aztec Resort to the stargazing spots of Springs at Borrego, there’s something for everyone. Do yourself a favor this summer and check out one of them out. Or, if you have a hard time deciding, make a road trip of it and visit them all!

Review: 2016 Georgetown Standard 364TS

Quality motorhome manufacturer Georgetown’s motto may be “Engineered for the road,” but if the model 364 is anything to judge by, they’ve spent some good time on all the other great things you want in an RV. The 364TS is Georgetown’s largest model, but don’t let think that they’ve wasted any space. This quality rig is spacious yet efficient, and it’s more than ideal for just about anything, from a weekend camping trip to some cross-country sightseeing. There’s plenty to love about this coach.

Spacious Floor Plan

The one thing that will come to mind when you first step into the 364TS is, “Wow, this place is big!” If you’re planning on taking this couch with the family or a group of friends, there’s no need to worry about bumping into each other, because this rig is built for people. It sleeps up to eight, and with a standard bathroom and an added bathroom attached to the master bedroom, there’s no need to worry about taking turns.

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Amenities

When it comes to being fully stocked, the 364TS is just as impressive as it is spacious. Along with the basics, such as air conditioning and heating, you can expect a full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and range. Along with a pair of bunk beds, there’s a fold-down bed at the front of coach, just in case you need the extra room. Besides the necessities, you can expect to be fully entertained inside your house on wheels, which includes a TV and radio/CD player and comfortable seating for whomever is joining you on your tour.

The Little Details

While the 364TS may win you over with its large floor plan and luxurious facilities, it’ll be the understated details that make you love it. With some of the subtle design choices of the 364TS, Georgetown has proven that it doesn’t need to be extravagant to wow you (though it does that, too). Take, for instance, the TV/DVD combos included in each of the bunk bed areas, giving your guests choice to watch whatever they want. Or take the kitchen area’s Fantastic Fan, that, by many happy customers’ accounts, lives up to its name. Plus, with a flush-floor construction throughout the floor plan, you don’t have to worry about tripping over steps. Awning support on the exterior means that you’ll be comfortable on the outside, too.

Power Under the Hood

At 22,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight, the Georgetown 364TS is heavy, but the Ford V-10 under the hood is more than capable of powering this beauty of a coach, so you don’t need to worry about handling curves and hills. Additionally, because the 364TS sports side and rear cameras, parking and reversing has never been so easy. Just as good as this RV is on the inside, it’s matched by power and capability on the inside.

At its size, the 364 is a Class A motorhome, but it isn’t just its size that makes it top class. Whether you’re looking for your first RV or you’re trading up, the Georgetown 364TS has everything you could possibly need, and more!

City Highlight: Jacksonville, Florida

With its state parks and proximity to the beautiful shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville, Florida is a great place to take the RV for a trip. And while the nature is worth the price of admission alone, so to speak, there are also tons of neighborhoods and historical sites to explore. So if you’re looking for some rest and relaxation, or you’d rather have a bit of adventure, Jacksonville has just the features to accommodate your endeavors.

Exploring Jacksonville

Jacksonville, the namesake of President Andrew Jackson, is home to many Southern historical sites such as Hemming Plaza, named after Confederate war veteran Charles Hemming, and Kingsley Plantation, a restored plantation that offers audio tours. Besides the history, there are also modern attractions to take in, such as the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, the downtown riverwalk, and the colorful Friendship Fountain near the Main Street bridge. Also, if you plan on bringing an appetite, take note of Jacksonville’s excellent seafood. The city’s location on the Atlantic shoreline means that you can find a lot of great restaurants and fresh seafood markets.

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Events and Festivals

There aren’t just a lot of things to see in Jacksonville; there are also a lot of things to do! While Jacksonville features many great places to visit, some of its best attractions are the diverse events that take place there. For music fans, look no further than the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, which is held over Memorial Day weekend, from May 26 to May 29. Other upcoming events include the Shooting and Outdoor Convention in July and the Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular in November.

The Great Outdoors

If you’d rather get out and experience Mother Nature during your trip, Jacksonville is the place to spend some time outdoors. Jacksonville has the most urban parks of any city in the country, with nearly a dozen state and national parks within the city. These include the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, which boasts tens of thousands of acres of wetlands and marshes. There are also many hiking and biking trails throughout the city. Or, if you’d rather catch a breather and get some sun, Jacksonville has plenty of beach area, too.

Bringing Your RV

One of the best parts about visiting Jacksonville is that you don’t need to rely on hotel reservations – you can bring your own home! Within the city is Flamingo Lake RV Resort, only a quick commute away from downtown. Located on a the titular lake, Flamingo offers RV hookup, free internet, a playground, and allows for activities such as fishing. A little further away from town is Pecan Park RV Resort, which is conveniently close to the Pecan Park Flea & Farmer’s Market. Pecan also has all the hookups you’ll need, free internet, and a recreational clubhouse for mingling and having some fun.

If you’re planning on hitting up Jacksonville this summer, be sure to check out the weather before you leave. Jacksonville’s climate is at its hottest in June and July, with temperatures getting up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which may be too hot for some people or just right for others. Whether it’s the warm climate or the oceanside vistas, Jacksonville has plenty hidden up its sleeves to make for a great motor home vacation.

2016 Summer Music Festivals That Are The Perfect Excuse For A Roadtrip

With summer coming, you’re definitely going to want to be putting your RV to good use and hitting the road. Instead of visiting the same old touristy camping grounds, consider making a trip out to a music festival instead. While music festivals are indeed about the music, many festivals also allow camping, which turns out to be a big part of the experience. Get some camping in and embrace your musical side at the same time with these RV-friendly music festivals coming up this summer.

Bonnaroo, June 9–12

Bonnaroo, which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, has of a reputation for being a bit of a hippie-fest, so if you’re looking for a relaxing weekend, look no further. However, don’t let that fool you – there’s a ton to do at Bonnaroo. First of all, there’s the music, with more than 100 musicians slated to perform. There are musicians representing almost every genre, so there’s really something for everyone at this festival, from huge names such as Pearl Jam to smaller indie bands such as Band of Horses. Besides the music, there are art exhibits, a cinema, and even a silent disco! Bonnaroo is a little strict in terms of their RV allowances, so be sure to read that section of their website before heading out.

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Firefly Music Festival, June 16–19

Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival is tucked away in the wooded landscape of Dover, offering the perfect escape for a weekend. Along with headliners Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & The Machine, and Deadmau5, there are plenty of artists you’ll want to see. When you’re not in the audience at the big stages, you can check out some smaller performances at an on-site coffee house or recharge your batteries in the Hammock Hangout. Firefly offers many tiers of RV camping tickets, so check out their RV ticketing page for more information.

High Sierra Music Festival, June 30–July 3

The music at High Sierra Music Festival in Qunicy, California skews more toward bluegrass, funk, and jazz bands. It markets itself as a child-friendly festival, with games, performances, and parades just for the kids. This year’s lineup includes Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. If you’re planning on bringing your family in tow on this road trip, you should know that High Sierra has a designated campground just for families, away from the noisy festival and accessible by shuttle bus service provided by the festival.

Summer Set, August 12–14

Summer Set, which fittingly takes place is Somerset, Wisconsin, bills itself as a last hurrah of the summer. This year, the festival celebrates its fifth anniversary, but don’t think let that make you think this is some kind of amateur event. While this year’s lineup hasn’t yet been released, past headliners have included Bassnectar, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Girl Talk, so you can expect an upbeat mix of EDM and hip-hop. The festival is RV-friendly, offering power hookups and space for both your RV and a car.

Even if you aren’t a big music fan, going to a festival is a wonderful opportunity to get out and meet people with similar interests to you. And with these festivals offering much more than just music, there are tons of reasons you’ll want to make one your summer destination!

Costs of Having Your Motorhome Professionally Detailed VS. Doing It Yourself

The internals of your motorhome are its most important aspect; after all, if there’s something wrong with the engine, you’re not getting anywhere. However, how your rig looks on the outside is very important, too. You want to make a good impression to everyone else, and a clean and good-looking exterior can instill a sense of pride in the eager RV owner. So, if you’re looking to add some polish to your motorhome, you’ll have to consider whether you want to do it yourself or let the professionals handle it. Here are the factors you’ll want to consider.

Doing It Yourself: The Price

As with doing anything, doing it yourself is going to be cheaper. Naturally, the price is going to completely vary, depending on how you want to go about detailing your car. But, the upside here is that you get to choose all your cleaning supplies by hand, and it’s up to you how much you’d like to spend. If you have time, you’ll be able to compare different cleaning supplies and make an educated choice based on your finances. You should be able to make all your purchases for under a hundred dollars, but again, that depends on how fancy you want to get. For example, an extendable-reach brush is going to cost more than getting on a stepladder.

Having a Professional Do It: The Price

Quite obviously, you’ll have to put up with some additional costs if you decide to hire someone else to detail your car. Consider, though, what you’re paying for: the use of tried-and-true cleaning supplies, and more importantly, the experience of the crew you trust with your rig. Keep in mind, however, that not all cleaning companies will be very flexible with prices and options. While a detailer may offer bundles or packages, you may not have as much flexibility with what you want done than if you were to do it yourself. In the end, you’ll probably spend anywhere from $5 to $15 per foot of your coach.

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Doing It Yourself: The Work

Detailing an RV yourself, or with enlisted help from a friend or family member, is going to take work. Depending on how in-depth you want to get, you’ll be polishing, maybe even applying a new paint job, and that’ll take elbow grease. As you know, there’s a lot of surface area to the exterior of your coach, and you’re going to want to cover as much of that as possible. But if you’re willing to devote a day – or maybe even an entire weekend or more – to the work, and you know what you’re getting into, then that’s the choice you can make.

Having a Professional Do It: The Work

The beauty in hiring outside help to do your detailing work is that you can just drop your rig off and take your mind off of it. If you ever want to check in and see how the work is coming, you can drop in or call. The added benefit of hiring a professional to do it, again, is that these crews know exactly what they’re doing.

Doing It Yourself: The End Result

The end result, if you choose to do it by yourself, will depend completely on you and the amount of time you put into polishing your motorhome. If you’re inexperienced, you may regret not having taken the job to professionals, and you may even end up paying more for a restoration due to your mistakes.

Having a Professional Do It: The End Result

Depending on how much you spend, you can be relatively assured that the result will please you. After all, so the team you hire have probably done this many times, and they know their way around a waxer. This is their business, so they’re not looking to do a poor job.

All told, your decision will probably come down to one point: the time involved in detailing your RV versus the money you spend on having it done professionally. Shop around your local detailers to see how much they charge, and pop into the local supermarket to see what detail kits are offered. Then, you’ll really be able to make an informed decision.

5 Travel Apps That Are Must-Haves For Your Smartphone

If you’re planning on hitting the road any time soon (And who are we kidding? Of course you are!) you’re going to need some help. In this day and age, that help probably won’t be in the form of a creased, crumpled road map. Yes, it’s time to ditch the atlas and go digital. Before your next trip, do yourself a favor and check out these five travel apps for your smartphone.

Get Around With Google Maps

There might be a chance that you already have this app; on Android phones, it’s usually installed by default. But if you either don’t have it, or you just haven’t checked it out, drop everything you’re doing and check it out now. Google Maps is the de-facto map app and offers pretty much everything you need for getting from point A to point B. Best of all, Google is constantly updating the app, so you don’t have to worry about maps being outdated or features not working. It’s true that Apple has its own map system you can use on an iPhone, but users have panned the app for its incorrect maps and just bad user design.

Stay Fueled Up With GasBuddy

When you’re on the road for an extended period of time, fueling up is simply a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it as cheap as possible. Through user-submitted information, GasBuddy tells you where the cheapest gas is around you. If you submit reports yourself, you can earn points and even money back. The gas prices you submit could help out fellow travelers!

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Share Fleeting Moments With Snapchat

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to keep your close ones in the loop with your travels, but sometimes, the process of sharing can overburden you. Nothing takes you out of the moment like seeing who liked or commented on a post. That’s why you should check out Snapchat for your photo visual sharing. The point is that your photos and videos disappear after 24 hours, creating a looser and more in-the-moment atmosphere. No, Snapchat isn’t just for teenagers, and in fact, people of all ages happily use the app to efficiently share their ephemeral experiences.

Create Simple Itineraries With Google Keep

Google Keep, the tech giant’s note keeping system, is about as easy as a to-do app gets: simply create cards for either notes or checklists. While the app is simple in concept, the applications are as wide-ranging as your imagination will allow. You can create a card for every city you plan on visiting with a checklist of activities you want to do while you’re there. Or, when a fellow road warrior recommends a great vista to check out a sunset, quickly jot it down.

Listen to Tunes With Spotify

There are quite a few music apps out there, so why choose Spotify? For one, it’s got a huge library and a huge user base, meaning that it’s not going to be changing or going away any time soon. But perhaps the biggest benefit Spotify has going for it is tons of playlists, built for any type of mood or situation. So, you can find the perfect musical match, whether that’s for white-knuckle overnight driving or soothing morning sunrises.

These are some great travel apps to get you started, but your needs are going to vary from everyone else’s. Don’t be afraid to check out your phone’s app market and see what works for you. Your smartphone is a powerful tool, and it’s worth the time and research now to try out the perfect apps that will make your travels run more smoothly.

City Highlight: Boston, Massachusetts

Boston – home of Fenway Park, the USS Constitution, and a lot of American history. You might be surprised to learn that this city is also a favored site for RVers on a road trip through the East Coast. With many campsites and even some events catered toward the motorhome crowd, you should consider putting Boston on your map.

Boston: The Site of American History

What you do on your trip to Boston will depend entirely on your tastes and what you’re looking to get out of your trip. If you like history, Boston is rife with sites that will please any history buff. If this sounds like you, take a trip to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum to see actual ships preserved from this essential moment in American history. If you don’t mind a walk, Freedom Trail is a two-and-a-half mile sidewalk that begins at the Boston Common and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument. Along the way, the path leads you through locations central to the American Revolution.

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Boston: A City of Modern Attractions

Of course, Boston isn’t just the home of many historical landmarks. It’s also a modern city in its own right, and although it’s often unfairly compared to New York City, there are tons of things to do in Boston. Places to check out include the South End neighborhood, once a dangerous part of town but now a revitalized area full of shops and hip restaurants. Boston is also home to plenty of art museums and parks, so it won’t take long to find something to do.

Campsites Near Boston

While there aren’t any RV campsites in Boston proper, there are quite a few that are only a short drive away from the so-called City on the Hill. One of the closer campsites near Boston is Winter Island Park, which is located in Salem, a place with quite a bit of history itself. Winter Island has harbors and lighthouse to peruse, walking trails, and picnic areas for you to rest at. Another camping option for RVers is Normandy Farms, a woodsy campground only about an hour away from downtown Boston. Along with the standard amenities for campers, Normandy Farms also has a dog park, disc golf course, fitness center, playgrounds, swimming pools, and more.

The Boston RV & Camping Expo

If you’re a little more serious about your motorhome pursuits, consider visiting Boston early next year for the RV & Camping Expo, which will be held January 14-16 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. At this event, the leading RV manufacturers will show off new models and motorhome enthusiasts gather to talk coaches. However, this event isn’t just for seeing what’s new in the world in the world of recreational vehicles; it’s also a chance to learn important information that you should know as an RV owner. Some scheduled seminars include “Avoiding Conflicts with Wildlife While Camping” and “RV Maintenance & Technology.” Tips you learn here could serve you well for future trips.

Whether you’re looking for a single destination or you’re hitting many locales on the East Coast, Boston is one city you won’t want to miss. With its famous sites and scenic campgrounds, this city is ideal for RV campers.

Review: 2016 Newmar Ventana LE 4037

Are you ready to hit the road in style and fully equipped? Newmar is betting you’re all in with its 2016 Ventana LE 4037, a rig it’s billing as its most affordable diesel coach. But don’t let that make you believe that Newmar has had to make concessions to bring down its prices for customers. From the inside out, the 2016 Ventana is impressive, luxurious, and uncompromising.

A Comfortable Home on Wheels

Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the comforts of home. The Ventana LE comes standard equipped with such features as a king-sized bed, a fiberglass shower, a three-burner range, and an over-the-range microwave oven. Besides the practical comforts, the Ventana is ready for entertainment, too. Enjoy a rainy (or just lazy) day in with a JBL 180-watt sound system and an LED TV. The RV has a crank-up TV antenna, but it’s also ready for a satellite if you choose to install one.

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Expert Interior Craftsmanship

With carpeted floors, decorative wall art, and bedroom carpeting, it’s almost easy to mistake the Ventana with a traditional home. The motor home comes fitted with sleek, glazed maple cabinetry and a solid-surface countertop that makes meal preparations a joy. But it’s not only the instantly-notable features that count – the Ventana is full of little details, too. Take, for instance, the dry erase board found inside the pantry cabinet door. Or consider the concealed door hinges and the passenger seat work station. The Ventana will keep surprising you and your travel mates long after your first run.

Good Looks (and Features) on the Outside, Too

What’s a great RV without an impressive exterior design? After all, you and your companions won’t be the only ones who’ll be seeing your motor home as you take your journey. It’s a good thing that Newmar extended its design tastes to the outside of the Ventana, because the rig, with its Masterpiece Finish paint job, is just as good-looking on the outside. But as an RV owner, you aren’t going to be concerned only with the looks. Put your concerns aside with knowing that the Ventana is just as feature-packed on the outside as it is on the inside, with such components as an entrance door with automatic steps, hydraulic leveling jacks, and a rear hitch for towing cars.

A Build That Rivals Its Design

It’s not just the interior and exterior design that counts. Your rig has to be able to handle the literal ups and downs of its journey. Thankfully, the 2016 Ventana LE is ready for just about any challenges it faces. The 4037, near the top of the Ventana line’s builds, sports a 360 horsepower engine, and its net carrying capacity is just under 7000 pounds. This means less time spent worrying about the capability of your home on wheels and more time spent enjoying your trip.

Whether it’s artful design or the power of a well-tuned machine, the 2016 Newmar Ventana LE 4037 has a little something for everyone. With a compelling combination of form and function, the Ventana is a great choice for your next coach.

Do you have questions about purchasing a new or pre-owned motor home or just about the luxury motor home lifestyle in general? If so, please contact us so we can answer all of your questions and concerns!

Spring Cleaning: A Guide to Prepping Your Motorhome For Travel Season

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the open road is calling to you. Are you and your motorhome ready for the travel season? It’s important to take a break from planning your trip to make sure that your RV is road-ready; after all, it is the most important part of the equation! Here are a few things you should be doing to prepare for your travel before you hit the road.

Inspect for Any Winter Damage

If you live in an area where there’s snow or rain during the winter season, you’ll want to first check that there hasn’t been any damage over the past few months. However, this doesn’t mean just making sure the roof hasn’t caved in – you should look for other small damages that might not be readily apparent at first glance. Check your rig’s interior for moisture damage, and make sure no critters have made themselves a home!

Check Tire Pressure

If you’ve left your motorhome throughout the winter, there’s a good chance that its tires have deflated to a degree. Use a tire pressure gauge to ensure that the tires are within the range specified by the manufacturer. Do note that tires go through wear and tear, and the best time to buy new tires would be before embarking on your journey. Nothing lets the air out of a vacation like changing a flat tire on the side of a road.

Check Your Propane

Gas leaks in confined spaces are dangerous, as they can cause health and fire hazards. Unfortunately, they can also be hard to detect. To check your gas connections, you can buy RV gas leak detector fluid or make your own by mixing five parts water and one part liquid dish soap. Apply this fluid to all gas connections and turn on the propane. If you notice any soap bubbles popping up, you’ll know that you have a gas leak. As always, if you’re unsure of what you’re doing, get in touch with an RV repairperson.

Sanitize the Water Supply

If you winterized your motorhome with antifreeze, now is the time to sanitize the water supply. Fill your water tank with water and a couple of capfuls of bleach, and then run the faucets until the water has passed. Then, repeat this purging process with a tankful of clean water. By the time you fill your water tank a third time, the water system should be sanitized, but if you still detect a smell of bleach, run another tank of fresh water through the pipes.

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Make It Pretty With a Wash and a Clean

Now that you have all the most important maintenance issues checked off your list, you’ll next want to give your house on wheels a proper cleaning. If the exterior could do with a bit of work, use soap and water for the first run, then give it a good wax to really shine. The interior could probably do with some cleaning, too. Dust, wipe, vacuum, sweep, and do whatever else you need to do to make the inside of your motorhome as impressive as the outside. Once you’ve finished, open up the windows to let some fresh air in.

While spring cleaning your RV can be a bit of a hassle, but hopefully, going through this preparation will get you more excited for your upcoming journeys. It’ll all be worth it once you’re out on the road!

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3 Tips For Staying Awake While Driving

When you’re on the road for countless hours each day, it can be a challenge to stay awake. Luckily, there are plenty of things that’ll keep you alert and ready while at the wheel.

Keep your passengers and yourself safe with these 3 tips for staying awake while driving.

Monitor What You Eat

Each time you pull over to fill up on fuel, it’s the perfect chance to load up on chips and other unhealthy snacks. Even though snacking on bad food is easy, it should be avoided. Many of these snacks may give you an immediate burst of energy, but you’ll soon grow tired after thirty minutes on the road. By repeating this cycle, you’re taking in empty calories that will result in weight gain.

Instead, plan healthy snacks that will give you lasting energy. Nuts, berries, granola, and other healthy options will keep you going strong. Not only are these wonder foods better for energy, but they are also the type of snacks that will keep your waistline in mind as well.

Finally, avoid prescription medications and other substances that may cause drowsiness or impair driving. For medications that you must take on a daily basis, be sure to stick to your routine regimen to avoid any disruptions while on the road.

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Keep Yourself Entertained

We live in a great age for in-car technology. Remember that book you’ve been meaning to read? A road trip is a great chance to throw on the audible version as you listen while driving. Or if your favorite tunes give you a boost while driving, load up a playlist of your favorite songs to keep energized. You can even stream your favorite TV show or movie on Netflix and listen to the audio, just be mindful of keeping your eyes on the road to avoid putting others in danger.

Your road trip will never have a dull moment if you are ready at all times with great options to keep you entertained.

Avoid Erratic Fluctuations In Sleep Patterns

If you’re on the road for many hours of the day, that’s already one thing your body is likely not accustomed to. As you mix other variables into play, it can be even more dangerous. You should avoid trying to pull an all-nighter where you attempt to drive for days on end. It’s bad for your body and could result in you falling asleep at the wheel, putting others at risk.

Pro Tip – Consider a mid-day power nap. When you feel tired and are having a difficult time staying awake, hit the next rest stop and give yourself just a quick 20 minutes of rest. This will be enough to refresh your system, without getting too deep into sleep and disrupting your normal pattern.

It’s likely that you’ll get tired at some point during your next road trip. To stay active and alert, follow these 3 tips for staying awake while driving.

Do you have questions about purchasing a new or pre-owned motor home or just about the luxury motor home lifestyle in general? If so, please contact us so we can answer all of your questions and concerns!