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Get Aktiv with a Class B MotorHome!

The Hymer brand is proud of it’s European heritage, and it’s rich company history makes it one to tell. Their founder Erwin Hymer was born poor in Bad Waldsee, Germany and worked hard to become an airplane engineer. After a drastic career change Hymer found himself designing his first travel trailer, and eight weeks later the prototype was complete. Today, they have become Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and have recently expanded to North America. Dylan’s RV Center is proud to announce that we will now be featuring the Hymer brand at our dealership! New to our inventory is the Hymer Aktiv™ class B motorhome. The Hymer Aktiv class B is great for many reasons:

Image result for hymer aktiv1. Design

The European design has some features that aren’t typical in North America. The dining area is located directly behind the driver’s seat and both front seats swivel around. This design is spacious and saves time so you don’t have to worry about converting your sleeping area for mealtimes.

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2. Storage Space

This unit has so much storage space throughout the entire coach. From the overhead cabinetry above the second row seating, to the galley storage, and the storage in the bedroom there is plenty of room for all of your belongings!

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3. Amenities

The Aktiv has its own bathroom with a state of the art Truma aquahot water system. This provides hot water and comfort heating using LP-gas, electric or both. There is also a high tech heating system so no matter where you are you’ll always be warm! There are solar panels on the roof to keep the coach charged; and this coach also has screens built into the windows and doors so you can let in the breeze in but not the bugs!

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4. Warranty

This coach has not one, not two, but three warranties that come standard with purchase. The first warranty is the six year transferable RV warranty. The 6-year unlimited mileage/km motorhome warranty covers the manufacturing
of the motorhome, appliances, electronics, plumbing and EcoTrek batteries. The second warranty is the ProMaster chassis warranty. The 5-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty covers the cost of repairs on all covered Powertrain components – the engine, transmission and drive system. The final warranty is the two-year roadside RV assistance. You can now confidently take to the roads knowing we are behind you
through every adventure.

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5. Full Kitchen Galley

This coach might be small from the outside but Hymer does not leave out any of the amenities that make a place feel like a home. While the galley is very small this allows you to stand in one spot and be a full range chef. There is a two burner propane cooktop, microwave, and refrigerator. The sink has a built in cover to make every ounce of counter top usable.

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6. Spacious Bedroom

The back bedroom has a fold-able queen bed that can fold up for more living space or fold down for sleeping. There is plenty of storage back there for all of your clothes, and the windows and back doors have screens built in to keep the unit cool.

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7. Full bathroom

It is surprising that a unit this small has enough room for a full bathroom, but Hymer makes it possible to convert your entire bathroom into a shower. The sink can fold to sit flat against the wall giving plenty of room for showering! This is a bathroom you’ll have to come check out for yourself.

AND SO MUCH MORE!

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To see this motorhome for yourself come to Dylan’s RV Center located at 2190 Delsea Drive in Sewell, New Jersey!

 

What the Truck?!

An RV that slides into the bed of a pick-up truck?! That sounds like a dream come true! Dylan’s is thrilled to announce we have expanded our inventory to now include truck campers! The NuCamp Cirrus truck camper is now available for purchase at our Sewell, New Jersey show room! If you have never considered a truck camper before you might want to! These RVs are quickly gaining popularity in the RV world and it’s obvious why.

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1. Easy to Drive

Truck campers slide right into the bed of a pickup truck so driving is no different that driving a truck. You don’t have to worry about heavy winds causing the vehicle to fishtail or hitching and unhitching every time you want to use your pickup truck.

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2. Cheaper and Easier to Maintain

The fact that the truck and the truck camper are two different units makes maintenance a breeze. If you need to service your truck or want to upgrade you can without having to even worry about your truck camper. The same applies if you want to upgrade your truck camper, you can without having to buy a new truck. How great is that?! If your truck camper needs service you can just bring it in and drive right home in your truck!

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3. Better Fuel Economy

It is much cheaper to fill up a pickup truck than a large motorhome. A truck camper is also much smaller and lighter than an RV so it does not require as much gas when on the road.

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4. Easy to Store

Truck campers come with their own support system so you can remove your pickup truck and still enjoy camping! Their compact size makes them easy to store even in small places such as driveways! But if you need a place to store your RV Dylan’s makes it easy! We even have a state of the art service center with affordable storage available! Call (856)228-1003 to find out more information on RV service or storage!

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5. No Registration Fees

Since the vehicle on this unit is a pickup truck, as long as your truck has registration and insurance you are good to go! No special registration, licenses, or permits needed.  It’s ready for you to go camping!

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6. Amenities

These truck campers are ahead of their time! They feature many luxurious features that are not standard in this type of RV. The ALDE heating system is guaranteed to keep this unit warm even in the coldest of temperatures. There are convectors in the walls and coils in the floors that release heat that circulates throughout the unit. When the heat rises it creates a barrier over the windows to keep the chill out! This unit also features a FROLI box spring system. The independent springs can be moved to different distances to eliminate any pressure points. The woven vinyl infinity flooring is built tough in the USA so you know it’s going to last. There is even an entertainment system at the end of the bed that can swivel to be viewed anywhere in the unit.  To see all of the cool features come to Dylan’s RV Center to see it for yourself, or take a virtual tour with Autumn! Watch the video below!

How to Get Wi-Fi While on the Road

You don’t necessarily need an Internet connection in order to have a successful motor home trip. After all, Americans have been travelling without access to the World Wide Web for decades, using only paper maps and old-fashioned asks for help to get around. That said, having a good connection really helps. If you’d like to take your Internet-capable devices on the road, you have a few options to make that possible.

Public and Private Wi-Fi Connections

As you know, many businesses and attractions have Wi-Fi available for you to connect to. Whether that Wi-Fi is free and open for everyone (public) or available only for paying customers (private) depends entirely on the whim of the business, but there’s little question that Wi-Fi is becoming more widespread regardless. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to expect most businesses to have an Internet hookup.

In practice, what does this mean for your motor home trip? If you’re relying only on the Wi-Fi offerings of others, you won’t want to be counting on your connection too much, as there’s no guarantee as to the next time you’ll have Internet. It helps to check with your campground in advance if this is a make-or-break situation for you. Overall, while relying on public and private Wi-Fi connections isn’t ideal, it’s free. You can get a lot of your heavy lifting done by conducting research and downloading maps in advance. Plus, freedom from the Internet might just be the digital break you’re looking to have with your trip.

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Service Providers

Say what you will about going back to basics, but many of us rely on the Internet these days, and for good reason: it makes life a lot easier. When you’re on the road, you might need an interactive map or exact directions to your campground. Or, you might want to see where the cheapest gas prices are in your area, or how long until the next rest stop. In these cases, a paper map just won’t cut it.

These days, it’s not much of an issue to rely on your smartphone to provide much of your crucial Internet means. However, for those with limited data plans, this isn’t always possible. That’s why most of the major cell phone carriers, like AT&T and T-Mobile, offer mobile Wi-Fi hotspots that rely on the same data networks that their phone plans operate on. The devices themselves, which function like wireless routers, usually cost under a hundred dollars, though you’ll want to do a provider-by-provider comparison to find the exact plan that works for you.

Other Options

For most people, a mix between relying on Wi-Fi hotspots and using a mobile service provider hotspot will probably be the best option. But, for whatever reason, that might not work out exactly for your needs. In that case, there are a few other options that, while not totally practical, you might find feasible for your trip.

For some time, the motor home Internet connections relied on satellite to get hooked up to the ‘Net. These days, popping a satellite dish on your coach isn’t as practical as it once was; not only does the dish itself cost thousands of dollars, but the service itself also costs money, which some motor home enthusiasts say is only rising. For those with smaller budgets, a Wi-Fi booster might do the trick. The device does exactly what it sounds like – it allows your device to connect to signals that are farther away. With this option, though, you’re again dependent on those public and private networks that may or may not be there when you need them.

Each year, the Internet, and the number of devices that connect to it, grows and grows, so it’s getting easier to always be connected, wherever you happen to be. However much you need an Internet connection depends, of course, on your needs and budget, but these options will be more than enough to get you started on your digitally-connected motor home trip.

Why You Should Tow Your Car With You on Motor Home Trips

Let’s be honest: motor homes aren’t always the most convenient form of transportation, especially when you plan on making short trips after you’ve arrived at your destination. That’s why many motor home travellers tow another vehicle along with them when they hit the road. There are a few downsides to towing a car–it can make your motor home slightly less maneuverable, for instance–but in most cases, the advantages far outweigh the negatives. Here are just some of the reasons why you should tow your car with you on your motor home trips.

Easier to Explore Around Your Destination

However many stops you make along your route, there will probably be nearby sights you want to see. If the attraction is across town or a little farther away, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to drive your motor home back and forth, especially in areas that are more densely packed and not great for motor home driving. Having a car to travel around with after you’ve parked your motor home will make you a bit more agile, so you won’t have to think twice about seeing all the sights.

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Better Comfort When Running Errands

In reality, the attractions surrounding your campsite only make up part of the short trips you might have to make during your trip. At some point, you’ll have to run some errands, such as making a trip to the local supermarket or dropping by the post office to mail something off. Wouldn’t you rather do these chores from the comfort of a car, rather than at the seat of your motor home?

Money Saved If You Plan on Making Short Trips

One big drawback to towing a car behind a motor home is that it decreases your motor home’s fuel efficiency. That said, you could make up that difference depending on how much you plan on driving once you’ve parked your motor home. If it’s a concern, you might want to bust out a calculator to get some estimates on how much you’ll be spending on gas on either side of the equation. Still, plenty of motor home vacations would be happy to lose a little bit of money on the ease that bringing a car gets them.

More Options for Your Group

Solo travellers get to go where they want, when they want, but if you’re travelling with a group, you’ll have to make some sacrifices. For example, some might want to sleep in, while others may be up early and ready to go explore. An extra vehicle allows your group to split up and do the things they want to do.

Preparation for the Unplanned

Despite your best preparations, things happen. A wrong turn could leave you out of gas, or poor road conditions could result in a flat tire. It isn’t out of the question to plan for possible motor home maintenance while on the road, as unpleasant as it may be. So, rather than be stranded without a set of wheels, towing your car along with you can allow for a backup just in case you need one.

Whether you should tow your car with you in your motor home travels is up to you, but as you can see, there are many benefits you just can’t get without having an extra vehicle with you. From reasons of safety to concerns for logistics, you’ll most likely find that bringing your car along on your travels only improves the freedom that a motor home can provide for you.

City Highlight: Aspen, Colorado

Summer might be prime traveling season, but winter vacations have their merit, too. While you might traditionally think of the winter vacation as a chance to get away from the snow and head to sunnier areas, there are some places in America that you just can’t miss after a good snowfall. Aspen, Colorado is one of them, and for plenty of reasons, not the least of which is its mountainside attractions.

The Rockies: One of America’s Best Mountain Ranges

Apsen’s biggest draw, of course, is its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, making it an excellent wintertime travel destination, especially if you enjoy snow sports. Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass make up the four ski resorts nearby, meaning that, if you’re a skier or snowboarder, you’ll never hurt for variety. You don’t need to have the balance of a skier to have fun during an Aspen winter, however. There are other activities, such as snowshoeing and tubing, that you can also take part in.

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Plenty to Do in the Summer, Too

While Aspen is one of America’s best winter attractions, there’s still plenty to do in warmer weather when there’s less snow about. The Rocky Mountains are no less pretty during the summer, and the more forgiving weather means that you can more easily hike, camp, raft, and experience the beauties of nature. In fact, some of the resorts stay open during the summer, still offering gondola rides to the top for some beautiful views of the neighboring mountains.

Small-Town Downtown Aspen

If you’re visiting Aspen, you’re not visiting for the big-city experience. You can drive three-and-a-half hours to Denver for that. That’s not to say, however, that there’s nothing to do “apres-ski” in downtown Aspen, whose small-town feel betrays its vibrancy and activity. From the clubby nightlife found in the Aspen and Snowmass Village to the souvenir shops that take up the main drag, there’s a little something for everyone’s tastes. One thing you won’t want to miss, though, is the Wheeler Opera House, a gorgeous theater built in 1889 that hosts films, live music, and more.

Bringing Your Motor Home

Due to Aspen’s natural surroundings, there are tons of camping options for those who want to bring their motor home. Among them are Glenwood Canyon Resort and Ami’s Acres Campground, both of which offer full hook-up and extra amenities. Of course, with so much to do nearby, you probably won’t need any extra fun to keep you occupied. Do note that some Aspen-area roads are limited by vehicle size, such as Highway 82 over Independence Pass, which prohibits vehicles longer than 35 feet. Also, with steep slopes and curvy roads throughout the Rocky Mountain area, you’ll want to do a little research ahead time and practice extra caution when driving through.

While there’s a bit of something for everyone in Aspen, the real reason you’ll want to check it out is to get a taste of the Rockies, whether it’s from the slopes or the ski lodge, during winter or summer. With a little bit of luck, perhaps you’ll even get that “Rocky Mountain High” that Aspen native John Denver sang about.