Keeping Warm In Your Motorhome

Staying warm in your motorhome can be a challenge. Even if your rig has a heating unit, that’s not something that you’ll necessarily want to run all night and day. In addition, even if you have a newer rig that is better insulated than what could be expected with older models, it can still get pretty chilly considering the fact that most motorhomes simply aren’t made for cold weather.

Just because the temperatures are dropping and it’s getting cold out, that doesn’t mean that you’ll want to stay home. After all, the colder weather months provide just as many motorhome adventures as their warmer counterparts.

When you head out in cold weather, remember these tips for keeping warm in your motorhome.

Check For Leaks & Cracks

The older your rig is, the more susceptible it is to damage. Therefore, if you notice that your motorhome seems to be cold, no matter what you do, begin by checking for leaks and cracks throughout. Begin by inspecting around windows and doors, and work your way around your rig as you look for any seams that would allow for air to get in. Sometimes you can make the easiest of fixes to warm up the interior by quickly patching any cracks or leaks you may have in your motorhome.

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Layer Up

Vacation is the perfect time for you to bundle up in your favorite comfy warm clothing. If you notice you’re still cold, consider adding additional layers. It’s easy to add and remove layers, so make sure you have plenty of options to choose from while traveling. This will help you keep warm, without running your rig at all times

Pro Camper Tip – Another option is to bring along an electric blanket. Not only can you add and remove a blanket as necessary, but you can adjust its temperature to maximize comfort and earthy.

Space Heater

Add a space heater to your motorhome and you’ll notice quite a bit more warmth. Space heaters are especially convenient for those who enjoy hosting and having people over, as everyone will bundle around to keep warm. Be sure to keep a close eye on your space heater and always unplug it when not in use. While it will surely keep you warm, space heaters also present some safety concerns that you’ll want to keep in the forefront of your mind while traveling.

Add Rugs

If your rig has hard flooring that is cold on your feet, add rugs for more warmth. Not only will accent rugs help to insulate and warm your motorhome, but they are also perfect for adding creative design features that show off your personality. Rugs are easy to add and can have a big impact on the comfort you experience in your motorhome.

Don’t let the cold weather deter you from getting out there and traveling during the winter months. Instead, consider these tips for keeping warm in your motorhome and you’ll enjoy your adventure no matter what the conditions are.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Motorhome Lovers

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the gifts that you’ll give to others. For the motorhome enthusiast in your family, you may not be sure of the perfect present to get. Luckily, there are plenty of options that will be perfect to give as a gift.

Take a look at this holiday gift guide for motorhome lovers to find something that is sure to be a hit.

Camp Chef Flat Top Griddle

Not every motorhome is outfitted with an oversized kitchen that accommodates for multiple family members. For those with less room, or simply wanting a quicker cleanup, the Camp Chef Flat Top Griddle is perfect. This works by placing it directly on a grill, turning the area into the perfect griddle cooktop in seconds. Whip up some eggs, bacon and toast, all on this multi-functional griddle that is perfect for your rig.

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Travel Caddy

There are plenty of storage spots inside of a motorhome, making it easy to tuck away unsightly items when guests come around. But what about when you’re on the road and you want to keep things within reach? A travel caddy is the perfect solution to this problem, as it has the space needed to keep the motorhome neat. If you have someone in your life who doesn’t put organization as a priority, this travel caddy will be the perfect addition to their motorhome.

Personalized Signage

The rig will truly feel like home on the road if you outfit it with personalized plaques and camping signs. Not only is a personalized gift going to be perfect for adding charm to the motorhome, but the recipient will know you went through the extra effort of gifting something special.

Travel Journal

In an age of technology, a notepad travel journal is a heartfelt gift that will be appreciated. A travel journal is perfect for jotting down memories and feelings while traveling. Not only will the recipient love unwrapping this gift, but also they’ll think of you every time they write a new story or read of an old one.

Portable Wireless Camera System

Some rigs have cameras already installed, but this is perfect for those who don’t have such upgrades. This small Hitch SH01 Portable Wireless Camera System makes it easier to keep the motorhome safe. It can be used to make sure there’s a clear path while backing up or to prevent unwanted visitors from approaching the rig. And with such easy installation and use, this mini camera will easily become one of the most important parts of their motorhome after you give it as a gift.

Giving the perfect gift can be a challenge. You’ll want to find something that is useful and valuable, without spending too much money in the process. The options on this list are not only financially feasible, but they are also perfect options for those looking for the ideal holiday gift guide for motorhome lovers.

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Review: 2016 Newmar Ventana 4316

The 2016 Ventana is an entirely new and revamped rig from Newmar. No stranger to making some of the best motorhomes on the market, Newmar has adapted to the changing times with their latest diesel pusher. With plenty of technological features, a beautiful interior, and a heavy-duty load under the hood, the 2016 Newmar Ventana 4316 hits on all cylinders.

We’re looking at a large rig that accommodates for bigger families. If that’s what you’re in the market for and you’re looking at a new rig, you are in luck. Here’s a review of the 2016 Newmar Ventana 4316, a majestic diesel pusher that’s beautiful inside and out.

Take A Look Inside

There’s no denying that the 2016 Newmar Ventana 4316 is beautiful on the outside, as it comes in three different color schemes that will impress. Customization is the name of the game with the newest Ventana, as you can create your rig entirely as you please. Along with three different exterior colors, Newmar also offers different fabric and wood options inside. No matter what colors you go with, you’re going to love the entire look and flow of the Newmar Ventana 4316.

Once you head inside, you’ll notice just how large the space feels. That’s thanks to the oversized pullouts that will expand the living area of your rig even more. For those that love to entertain and have guests, you’ll have plenty of room to do so inside the Ventana 4316 from Newmar.

Not only will your guests be impressed with how much room is inside the rig, but they’ll also be marveled with how well you accommodate. Thanks to a large kitchen with modern furnishings, you’ll be a master with the space you have.

From the distinguishable exterior to the roomy interior, you’re going to love the overall look of the latest Ventana model.

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Room For Everyone

After entertaining, everyone can get ready to stay the evening, as the Newmar Ventana offers room for the entire family. In the rear of the unit is a king bed that will help you rest after a long day of driving behind the wheel. Two seating areas in the kitchen convert to beds, which adds even more space for guests. The Ventana also comes in a larger model with additional bunk beds, which may be necessary for those with the largest of families. No matter how many you have to accommodate for, you’re going to love the amount of space you have inside of the Newmar Ventana 4316.

Ready To Roll

Get behind the wheel of the new Ventana 4316 and you’re ready to go right away. The command center for the driver is full of features that will get you to your destination more safely. Along with a GPS system and dash radio, you can access nearly every part of your coach from right here in the seat. Take control of the road with tons of features available in this rig.

If you’re in the market for a new motorhome, then the 2016 Newmar Ventana 4316 is an excellent option to consider.

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!

Dealing With The Winter Blues of Not Driving Your Motorhome

Old Man Winter is no friend of the adventurer who loves driving his or her motorhome. Even though the winter can make for some great cold-weather activities, it’s much more difficult (and dangerous even) to drive a large motorhome during the snowy season. With safety in mind, it makes sense to store your rig for the winter and wait it out till spring.

If you’re dealing with the sadness that sets in when you can’t take your motorhome out on the road, then you aren’t alone. Luckily, here’s how you can deal with the winter blues of not driving your motorhome.

Plan Trips For Spring

The moment that the roads clear and the weather improves in the spring, it’s the perfect chance for you to get out there to enjoy your motorhome. Therefore, plan out your trips for spring as you wait during the winter. In some cases, campgrounds may even require months of notice beforehand. By planning well in advance, you can make sure that you get the best spots available when spring rolls around. It also doesn’t hurt that setting your sights on an awesome spring vacation can also help the winter pass as well.

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Look Back At Your Last Adventure

While you wait to get out on your next trip, look back at all your amazing adventures from last year. Your family videos are fun to pull out when guests are over during the holidays, and it’s also a good chance for you to reminisce over what a great time you had. In addition, keep in mind the things that you may have missed out on last year. When the weather improves and you finally get out this upcoming spring, you can make up for any missing moments you have in those family videos.

Visit Your Rig

True love simply can’t be held apart. When you can’t go on any longer, visit your rig during the winter season. While you’re visiting, go through all of your winter maintenance to make sure it’s running well. Seeing the paint of your rig or smelling its interior will help to remind you of all the good times you’re going to have when winter finally goes away.

Connect With Others

You’re not the only person who is missing the feeling of taking out their motorhome. Look to find support from others who are going through the same withdrawal as you, as this can help you get through the winter season. Reconnect with friends you’ve met while traveling, look for local meetups, or hop online to find others who share your passion. Not only will you make it through the winter, but you may also find some great new friends to travel with.

Winter may seem endless when you want to take your motorhome out on the road. Luckily, the season will soon end and you’ll be out there before you know it. But in order to help you get through the season, keep these tips in mind for dealing with the winter blues of not driving your motorhome.

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!

Motorhome Safe Driving Tips During The Winter Season

While many motorhome owners may choose to store their rig once the weather gets colder, we know that there are plenty of drivers who enjoy heading out during the winter. After all, the ultimate adventurer knows that there are some unique places to visit that are especially wonderful during the winter.

While you may be eager to seek your next adventure, it’s important to keep everyone safe while driving your motorhome. Not only are you looking after the safety of you and your family, but there are also other drivers on the road that you’ll need to account for. In order to keep you safe while on the road, here are some motorhome safe driving tips to follow during the winter season.

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Ensure Your Rig Is Ready For Winter

Your motorhome needs to be specifically modified and prepared for winter. Even if you take it out every weekend – with no shortage of adventures during the fall – you still will want to make certain adjustments to prepare for the colder temperatures of the winter. Consider getting new tires, adjusting your alignment, and doing any other maintenance before doing any serious winter driving. If you aren’t sure which modifications are best for winter, rely on your trusted mechanic or motorhome concierge to get your rig ready for the season.

Understand The Changing Conditions

Driving a motorhome is something that requires your utmost attention at all times. Even if the sun is shining and the roads are perfectly clear, it takes plenty of focus to ensure a safe ride behind the wheel of a motorhome. When the conditions change, the necessity for attention grows even greater.

As the roads get slippery, your motorhome will react differently to the road. Allow for more time to stop and slow down, and also give yourself more space around other drivers. Accounting for other drivers is always important while on the road, especially when you are behind the wheel of an oversized motorhome. When the conditions change, it’s imperative that you are at the top of your game when driving a motorhome.

Don’t Drive If It’s Too Bad

As much as you may love testing the elements, it’s important that you know when to stop driving. If the conditions have become too bad to drive in, or if you simply don’t feel comfortable driving, then find a place to park your rig. Hopefully you have everything you need with you, and you can tough it out till the roads get better. While it may extend your adventure a bit longer, it’s better than risking the danger of being on the road.

There are plenty of places to go during the winter. While many motorhome owners may choose to pack it up for the year, that’s not always the case. If you plan to go on an adventure, be sure to keep these motorhome safe driving tips in mind during the winter season.

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!

Keeping Your Motorhome Smelling Fresh

There are plenty of odors lingering in your motorhome. Even if you’ve grown accustomed to the smell, just imagine the scents that may be off-putting to others. Whether it’s the rotten food that you left in the fridge, or remnants left in the bathroom in the back of the rig, the list goes on for items that are sure to make your motorhome smell poorly.

While some of these odors may be normal, and therefore difficult to get rid of, there is plenty that you can do to make your motorhome smell great. The better your rig smells, the more you are sure to enjoy using it. And for those that love to entertain, your guests will surely be thankful that you were considerate of how things smell as well.

Regain control of your rig and consider these tips for keeping your motorhome smelling fresh.

Clean Your Motorhome Like You Would Your House

Just because your motorhome isn’t as big as your house, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t care for it with as much diligence. Therefore, make sure that you are taking the time to clean your rig as frequently as you would your home. If you’re on the road and using the kitchen, clean it after each meal you prepare. Before you store your rig for the winter, purge the fridge and cabinets of food that may spoil and attract rodents. By cleaning your motorhome, you can get rid of smells and odors that would otherwise linger.

Keep Your Motorhome Ventilated

Even the largest of motorhomes aren’t all that big. With such confined space, there isn’t a lot of room for odors to disperse and instead they will linger in place. In order to prevent this, keep windows and doors open when possible. The more that you keep your motorhome ventilated, the better air will flow throughout the entire unit. This will help to eliminate bad smelling odors from lingering in place.

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Do You Have A Pet?

Families that travel with pets will have to work extra to keep things smelling great. Even if your pet is trained to not use the potty inside your motorhome, animals have a certain scent to them that can become overwhelming when cooped up inside a motorhome. This is especially the case after a long day of getting dirty at the lake. Wash your pet thoroughly before bringing them inside the rig, but also understand that there may be some scents you can’t get rid of if you want to bring your furry family members along.

Use The Right Products

Outfit your motorhome with cleaning products and other fragrances that will smell great. There are options such as air fresheners and potpourri, both of which will add fresh scents to your rig. Be cautious of adding too many powerful fragrances, as this can become overwhelming. However, just a bit of air freshener can go a long way in a confined motorhome.

Good or bad, your motorhome is sure to smell. In order to ensure that it’s not the latter, consider these tips for keeping your motorhome smelling fresh throughout the year.

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!

Winter Travel Destination: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Utah is full of countless natural wonders, each with their own unique beauty that you truly have to see to believe. Among the many places that are worth visiting, Bryce Canyon National Park is especially beautiful during the winter. For those that are packing up their RV and hitting the road this winter, you’re in for quite the treat when setting your destination point to this National Park.

Here’s a look at an excellent option for your winter travel destination: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

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About The Park

Located in south Utah, Bryce Canyon has been a National Park since 1928. Despite its name, you won’t find any canyons here, but instead an accumulation of natural amphitheaters. This unique land formation makes up the Paunsaugunt Plateau, which has changed over the years. Made up of rocks that vary in colors of red, white, and orange, visitors to Bryce Canyon are in for a true beauty like never before.

While visiting Bryce Canyon during the winter, you’ll also see any number of 400 species that call this area home. Bryce Canyon is home to deer, cougars, bobcats, fox, and even black bears. You can also expect to find plenty of birds – including swallows and swifts.

With so many natural beauties to see, Bryce Canyon is the perfect place for you and your family to get away from the demands of everyday life.

Things To Do

Bryce Canyon has no shortage of options for sightseeing, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and so much more. There are countless activities that the entire family will enjoy once you reach Utah, making it the perfect destination for your winter vacation. Keep in mind that the weather will have an impact on what activities you can enjoy, but there will be plenty to do no matter what the conditions may be.

Places To Eat

Near Bryce Canyon are many different dining options for you and your family. While you may want to take the time to eat inside your RV or at the campsite, you can easily get to any number of restaurants within a short drive. Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill is dinner and a show, making it one of the top options to see while at Bryce Canyon. Stone Hearth Grille is great for classic American food, and Pizza Place offers tasty pizza right off Main Street. No matter what you have a hankering for, you’ll find some tasty eats near Bryce Canyon.

When winter rolls in, your options may be limited for vacation destinations. But even with unpredictable weather conditions and many parks closed for the season, you can find a great destination in Bryce Canyon National Park. The sights that you’ll see may be second to none in any park in America. In addition, there is plenty to enjoy for the entire family. As you look for the perfect winter travel destination, set the GPS in your rig to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Review: 2016 Forest River Charleston 430BH

The recently redesigned Forest River Charleston is an excellent option for those looking for a diesel pusher. The Charleston is one of Forest River’s flagship models, and you can tell that this company put extra focus and attention into this rig. It’s the type of unit that is perfect for medium-sized families, and its heavy diesel engine is ready for whatever road lies ahead of you.

This review will take a look at the 2016 Forest River Charleston 430BH, a premium option for those looking to ride in comfort and class.

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The Forest River is built on a foundation that consists of a 266-inch wheelbase from a Freightliner XC-R raised-rail tag-axle chassis. That makes for an incredibly sturdy base that allows for a smoother ride. If you felt every bump and turn in the road in your last rig, you’ll love how the 2016 Forest River Charleston is able to take on any number of different conditions and terrains.

While the 450-horsepower engine inside won’t have any problem picking up speed on the open road, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be needing to stop extra at the gas station. With an oversized fuel tank inside, the new Forest River can go further in-between fill-ups at the gas station. While many other rigs make you sacrifice power for fuel efficiency, or vice versa, you get the best of both worlds in the Charleston 430BH.

Under the hood it’s all about power and efficiency. On the exterior, the 2016 Forest River Charleston provides a beautiful appearance that is sure to turn heads. It comes in multiple different color schemes, each of which is coated with four layers of gloss and protection. Not only will your Charleston 430BH be a beautiful looking rig, but it’s going to stay that way for years to come with that protective coat.

As you move inside, the Charleston 430BH continues to impress. For those looking to travel with their entire family, you’ll be happy with the plethora of sleeping options. Along with a large bed in the back, there are multiple bunk beds, and the couch pulls out as well. Expect to fit between 8-10 comfortably while in the 2016 Forest River Charleston.

Also inside is a large kitchen with top-of-the-line amenities. The cherry solid-wood cabinetry and high-end finishes are just part of what will steal your eye when stepping inside the Forest River Charleston. There are also beautiful fixtures in the bathroom, including an oversized shower for taller travelers.

Techies will also love the newest Forest River Charleston, as it comes with multiple televisions and a sound system that can play throughout the entire unit. Your rig will be the center place for entertainment when on the road thanks to the included technology features that come in the Charleston 430BH.

Forest River is no stranger to making quality diesel pushers. Atop their line is the Forest River Charleston 430BH. Every part of this rig is built to exceed driver’s expectations. A foundation that will handle whatever road is ahead, an exterior that turns heads as you go, and an interior that will make for an enjoyable ride in comfort. These are just a few benefits in an expansive list that make the Charleston 430BH from Forest River an excellent diesel pusher for your family.

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!

Prepping Your Motorhome For The Winter

Is your motorhome ready for the winter? If you’ve been through the seasonal changes before, then you might know just how important it is to properly store your motorhome during the colder months. Failure to do so will likely result in a variety of issues that could even make it difficult for you to travel when spring comes around.

We know how much you love your motorhome and keeping it in the best shape possible is a priority. Therefore, in order to help you keep your rig running in the best condition possible, here are some tips for prepping your motorhome for the winter.

Determine Where You’ll Store Your Rig

The biggest question to consider before winter comes is where you plan to store your motorhome. For some, you may have enough room on your property or even an oversized garage where you store your rig. Others may not be so lucky.

If you have to store your rig somewhere else, make sure that it’s a facility you can trust. Do plenty of research and look up reviews online, and you’ll quickly find out if the place you are considering is reputable. You may want to consider a lot that offers covered parking, or even garage options. This will help to protect your motorhome from snow and other winter elements.

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Clean & Flush Before Storing

When coming home from your last fall road trip, you may be anxious to get home and relax. But before you park your rig for the winter, make sure that you take time to clean it thoroughly and flush any interior systems as necessary. Leaving food, garbage or other trash presents the opportunity for bugs and rodents to get into your rig. Inside the mainframe of the rig, leaving water, waste, or liquids that could potentially freeze is also a concern.

Before you park your motorhome for the season, do one final cleanse of the entire rig. Doing so will make it easier for you to hop in and hit the road as soon as spring comes around.

Try To Visit Your Rig

If possible, find a motorhome storage facility that is within close driving distance. This will make it easier for you to get to your rig and check on it every so often. When you visit, consider starting it up and letting the engine run for a few minutes. Providing your motorhome with some running time during the winter will help to keep its engine in good shape. Turning the engine on will also help to give your battery a quick jolt, which is always vital during the winter. A strong battery and a healthy engine will keep your motorhome in great shape.

Winter is coming. For those that love being out on the open road, these cold months can be treacherous if it means you can’t take your motorhome out to explore. But if you want to make sure that your rig is ready to roll when the temperatures start to rise again, consider these tips for prepping your motorhome for the winter.

Benefits of Upgrading From an RV Trailer to a Motorhome

Your RV trailer has been great for years, but we all know that even the best units have their limitations. Whether it’s your family expanding or simply you wanting a bit more size while on the road, an upgrade to a motorhome is often a consideration that many RV owners have to think about. While there is plenty of familiarity that comes with upgrading to another RV trailer, you may be missing out by not giving motorhomes a fair chance.

Here are some of the benefits of upgrading from an RV trailer to a motorhome. If it’s time for you to consider a new rig, an investment into a motorhome is well worth it in the long run.

Less Hassle, More Fun

Having an RV is great, but it also means that you will need to have a vehicle that can pull your rig. Not only is investing in an RV pricey, but adding on a monthly car payment for something that is specific to hauling your rig is not something that most families are willing to take on. However, when you have a motorhome, it’s all one unit. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your vehicle can handle the load, but instead you have one rig that can take on whatever road is in front of you.

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Pulling an RV is one thing. Adding more weight in the form of a toy hauler is an even bigger hassle. That means you may have to leave your favorite recreational vehicles at home, which nobody wants to do. Those that want to bring along their jet skis, ATVs, bikes, and other toys, need to have a rig that can accommodate. A motorhome not only has the power to handle its own load, but it can also tow an additional hauler full of your favorite recreational toys.

Plenty of Room For Everyone

RV trailers typically max out at around six people – and honestly four is where things start to get too crowded. Inside of a motorhome, you can travel comfortably with between 10-12 people. Motorhomes are known for having more space, which means your entire family can come along for the ride. You won’t be able to enjoy your vacation if you are cramped while traveling, but that won’t be a problem inside a spacey motorhome.

Easier To Maintain

Much like a motorhome is easier to handle because it is one unit, it’s also easier to maintain for the same reason as well. When having your motorhome maintenance taken care of, not only will they look at the general performance of the rig, but also under the hood to make sure it’s in tip-top shape. Your investment matters, and being easier to maintain will help you keep your motorhome on the road for years to come.

There’s no question that an RV trailer can be ideal for some travelers. However, if you are looking to make even more enjoyable memories with those you love most, consider the insight here for how a motorhome will be the perfect option to upgrade to.

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!