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Keeping the Crew Busy on Your Next Road Trip

Games for RV travel

One of the best benefits of owning a recreational vehicle is that you can get comfortable and settle in for long trips. While having food, space, and bathroom facilities on board opens up the door for trips to farther destinations, all the comfort in the world won’t save you from the road trip’s natural enemy–bored kids.

Keeping your passengers, especially younger ones, busy can help make sure things go smoothly. So what should you bring along to keep the crew busy? Here are a few of our favorite suggestions.

Card Games

Having table space and seats that face each other available changes the game for RV trips–literally! Cards might seem impossible on a car ride, but they’re a no brainer in the RV. From the classics you play with a standard deck to specialized games like Uno, card games are versatile enough that you can get a lot of options from something that’s the size of… well, the size of a deck of cards! Switch to a new game when the novelty wears off and you’ll be able to watch the miles fly by.

Card game at an RV table

Video Games

Whether handheld or on the TV, video games are almost magic in the way they captivate children for long stretches. Even better, most modern consoles allow you to download games directly onto the console so that you can avoid losing space to a bulky collection. If you do need to bring discs, a travel DVD case can pack them into a tiny space.

Outdoor Games

Great for a campground, outdoor games help travellers to stretch their legs and get the blood flowing. Even during a rest stop, a quick game can be perfect if it’s fast to set up. Ladder ball, a game where you toss balls on strings onto a ladder made of piping, has become popular in the past few years, and its easy-to-assemble PVC frame is lightweight and compact.

You can also consider a washer toss. Similar to corn hole, this game involves tossing washers into a low box with an upright PVC pipe in the center; you get points for landing in the box, and more points for landing inside the pipe. To save space, you can use chalk in place of the box and just stand the short piece of pipe in the center.

Whatever you and your family get into to pass the time, a road trip is a great time to bond and enjoy each other’s company while you’re traveling. For more information on RV road tripping, be sure to contact Dylans RV by calling (856) 228-0090 today.

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Where Can I Store My RV for the Winter?

RV Storage in NJ

So you live in New Jersey or Maryland, own an RV, and have nowhere to put it for the winter? That’s not an uncommon problem in our area, but fortunately it’s quite solvable.

At Dylan’s RV, we’ve got a full-service storage solution that’ll keep your RV clean, safe, and out of the way while you hunker down for the colder months. And if your RV needs a little work before a long summer of exploring, we’ve got a team of skilled, experienced, RVDA-certified mechanics on-site year round to tend to your home-away-from-home. Whether it’s a minor interior or exterior detail job, cleaning, customization, or major mechanical work, our staff can handle it.

Safe, Secure RV Storage in New Jersey

Our secure indoor storage facility will protect your RV from the elements while you enjoy the winter in your stationary home. Our 10 acre gated facility is monitored 24 hours a day, so you can rest assured knowing your RV is safe at Dylan’s.

We offer monthly storage for $269.00 per month. If you know you’ll be off the road for a bit, any 6 consecutive months of indoor vehicle storage are just $1800, with a host of services included. With a 6-month contract we’ll winterize and de-winterize your vehicle, start its generator and engine monthly, and check all system components in advance of your scheduled pickup.

Getting it over to us for the winter isn’t a problem, either: We’re happy to pick up or deliver your motorhome at your convenience.

And when you’re finally ready to get back out there for more exploration, we offer “Trip Get Readys” to tune up your vehicle and ensure your travels are only as bumpy as the road ahead. To learn more about our full suite of concierge services, contact Dylans RV today online or at (856) 228-0090. We have over three decades of experience selling and maintaining RVs, so let us show you why we’re the first choice for all of your New Jersey motorhome needs.

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Thanks for Attending Our NJ Fall RV Show

New Jersey Fall RV show

October sure was a busy month for the crew here at Dylans RV. With our 3rd Annual New Jersey Fall RV show at the Wildwoods Convention Center, we were all busy making sure that everything went off without a hitch–even if we were eager to hitch up some of the best trailers and RVs around to show off during the New Jersey event.

Now that things have calmed down a bit, we wanted to take the time to say thanks to all of the RV enthusiasts, shoppers, and buyers who came out and helped to make the event such a huge success. So thank you!

Bringing RV Travelers Together in New Jersey

As a premier retailer for RVs and recreational trailers here in NJ, heading down the shore for this event is always one of the highlights of our year. It’s great to get out, show off some of the latest innovations and equipment, and meet so many passionate explorers and travelers right here in our home state! We love swapping stories, trading travel tips, and taking note of recommended destinations from our fellow adventurers.

RV show layout

If you weren’t able to make it to Wildwood for this year’s event, we’re sorry that we missed you. Don’t fret, though; you don’t have to wait until next year’s fall show to see us! You’re always welcome to come see the latest RVs in our showroom, and we attend many RV shows through the year here in New Jersey and beyond. Take a look at our upcoming events and see what’s coming up in your neck of the woods.

To learn more about upcoming events and the latest RV-related news, be sure to contact us here at Dylans RV by calling (856) 228-0090. We’re always happy to lend a hand, and we’d love to meet you!

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Recipes for an RV-Friendly Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner in your RV

Your RV may not have the all the tools of a full kitchen, but if the family’s together, it’s still home–and a great place to spend Thanksgiving. Preparing a classic, homemade Thanksgiving dinner in your RV is more possible than you might think. Here’s a few tips for doing just that.

Think Small and Roast

An RV oven doesn’t have the capacity for a full medium-to-large turkey, and an RV fridge isn’t suitable for endless leftovers (as great as those leftovers are).

Turkey breasts and drumsticks can both be bought individually. In a small pan with broth, butter, and rosemary, you can roast them to a crispy skin, saving valuable oven space and cooking time while still giving your family both white and dark meat options.

But if you’re set on a big bird…

Cook Your Turkey in a Trash Can

Yes, you read that right: a turkey can be prepared in a big steel trash can. And there’s more than one way to do it!

You can simply stake the bird over hot coals beneath the overturned can to create a convection oven, which will cook the meat in a couple of hours. But those with some technical audacity might take it a step further: By cutting a door and a few vents into that same steel trash can, you can turn it into a smoker for tender turkey goodness.

Slow-Cook Everything

Slow cookers are a basic but essential appliance for eating big while living small. It can be used for a number of Thanksgiving staples, from stuffing to green bean casserole.

But a slow cooker makes mashed potatoes particularly easy. Just peel the potatoes, cut them into chunks, and drop them into the cooker with butter, seasoning, and sour cream for two to three hours. You will have to monitor them and stir as needed, but it sure beats boiling, draining, and whipping the potatoes by hand.

Dutch Oven Your Dessert

A Dutch oven is another small-living staple. The versatile cookware can simulate an actual oven when placed over an open flame, and it can handle all sorts of food types, including desserts: soufflés, upside down cakes, and even pies. But it’s Thanksgiving, so a classic apple crisp might be the best choice.

Consider Outsourcing

There’s a reality here: you might not be able to cook every last element of your Thanksgiving dinner, no matter how hard you try. There’s no shame in store bought rolls or a jar of gravy if you just can’t swing it. The important thing, after all, is that everyone is together and well-fed on Thanksgiving.

Are you in Maryland and finally ready to see your family in an RV? The staff here at Dylans RV can help. Give us a call or send us a note if you want to get on the road for the holidays, all without sacrificing the amenities of home.

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Class B RV Craze

 Campervans- America’s camping obsession!

Everyone is going crazy over campervans or more commonly known as Class B RVs. Their compact size may be misleading; they still have all the comforts of home in a small package. From the newest technologies to luxurious sleeping arrangements everyone feels at home on the road. Young couples looking to getaway, small families looking for comfort on the road, and even retirees chasing their life dream; people are downsizing and going small. Dylan’s RV Center offers five different models of Class B motorhomes to choose from! No matter what you’re looking for or whatever your needs may be, we have the perfect RV waiting for you!

Hymer Aktiv

 

The Hymer Aktiv has more ergonomic features and functionality than you’ve ever experienced, combined with a premium design and feel. The Aktiv seats 4 and sleeps 2 with rear queen size bed. It is a gas Class B RV built on a Ram Chassis. The galley features front dining and an enclosed bathroom with cassette toilet and shower. The kitchen includes a refrigerator, 2 burner stove and microwave. The Aktiv includes a screen package, power awning and HD flat screen TV with DVD player and HDMI hookup. Hymer has also revolutionized the RV industry with ECOTrek and VoltStart technologies.

Fleetwood IROK

The  IROK Class B motorhome breaks tradition by embracing exploration in the modern age. It does so with upgraded features such as Samsung LED Smart TV, Blu-Ray player, ECO charging system, HD digital TV antenna, and all the comforts of home you’ve come to expect from a Fleetwood RV. The IROK is a 21” gas motorhome built on a Dodge Promaster Chassis. It is capable of comfortably sleeping 2 and driving 5. The galley is perfect for cooking your favorite meals with an induction cooktop, microwave, and refrigerator, you’ll feel at home! The wetbath features a porcelain toilet and shower, and the rear lounge is the perfect place to hang out when you’re not on the road!

 

 

American Patriot

 

Road trips are an inspiration, and American destinations move us to explore even more. Ameircan Coach understands this so they designed the Patriot. The American Coach Patriot is a 24’3″ diesel Class B RV built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van chassis for luxurious cross-country adventure. It has a rear lounge that can transform from a sleeping area to a dining room or a living room. The high gloss cabinetry will catch your eye and the high end features will have you feeling right at home. This coach also has solar panels on the roof to give you power even in remote locations.

 

Regency Xalta

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If you’re looking for luxury look no further! The Xalta is built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a V6 common rail direct injection turbo diesel engine providing up to 20 MPG while moving down the highway. Inside you will find real American beechwood cabinetry and Leather Touch™ furniture, plus Corian solid surface countertops, and uncompromising sleeping accommodations. The rear lounge and two side jump sofas recline into a master bed. Whether you are looking for good night’s sleep in a remote location, or a nap on the road, rest easy with Regency.

Regency Ultra Brougham

The Regency RV Ultra Brougham motor coach affords couples a consummate luxury overnight experience. From five generous exterior cargo compartments to hold the equipment for your next campfire gathering, to the generous queen-sized Murphy bed and big screen TV positioned perfectly for movie night, the Ultra Brougham makes camping convenient. Like all Regency RVs, the Ultra Brougham is crafted one at a time on the award winning Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. From the detail of our quilted, leather-touch upholstery and hand-crafted American beechwood cabinets, to the ingenious engineering behind our slideout, Murphy bed sleeping arrangements, the Ultra Brougham has more unique features than any

coach in it’s class.

Come to Dylan’s RV Center at 2190 Delsea Drive to see our full range of Class B RVs! You can also visit us online at www.dylansrv.com, or call us at (856)228-0090 to plan your next visit!

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