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Top 5 Christmas Gifts For the RVer in Your Life

December 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For the RVer in Your Life

It’s the time of year when Christmas carols fill the air, the smell of fir trees (or cactus or palm trees, depending on your location) waft through the RV, jolly thoughts of eggnog and food—and gifts are exchanged. Following are 5 gift ideas on what to give the RVer in your life or even add them to your own Christmas wish list. 1. Good Sam Club 1.5 million RV owners are members of the Good Sam Club. Membership benefits include 10 percent discount on the regular night camping rate at 2,100+ Good Sam RV parks and campgrounds, up to 30 percent discount at Camping World; discount on fuel purchases at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, and four free issues of MotorHome or Trailer Life magazine. Also, you may join a local chapter, attend Samborees, and enjoy RV caravan tours to a variety of destinations such as the Rose Bowl Parade and Alaska. A Good Sam Club membership is $25.00 per year. Two and three years memberships are also available for $45.00 and $59.00 respectively. For additional information... [Read more...]

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

December 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

About seven months ago I reported that a group of Minnesota partners were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers five miles south of Watford City, North Dakota. North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold When initially proposed, the idea prompted mixed reactions. “So many people thought we were crazy,” Louis Bonneville of Carlton, Minnesota, one of the park’s owners, told the Forum News Service. But for workers like John Coffer, who spent North Dakota winter months in his RV and once got stuck inside when the door froze, the option to move his camper indoors was a pleasant change. “It’s nice to step out of your RV and not step into a pile of snow,” said Coffer, a natural gas plant operator. The North Dakota Indoor RV Park recently expanded and the owners have turned down offers to replicate the concept elsewhere, said Bonneville, the park’s managing partner. The park consists of 10 insulated and climate-controlled buildings... [Read more...]

It’s Time for Snow…Birds, That Is

December 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s Time for Snow…Birds, That Is

We have chosen to be reasonably warm year-round, so we are snowbirds. Winter weather is close to perfect in Palm Springs and the other desert resort cities in the Coachella Valley. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved Every year when I hear the honks of the Canada geese overhead at our home in Alberta, something in my genes starts pulling my inner-compass to the South. And an inner voice whispers: “Surely you’re as smart as a goose.” Feeling that I am at least as smart as a silly goose, I line up the motorhome with that compass pointer and head for the Sun Belt. Yes, the migration has begun. The weather is frigid and snowy and the days are shorter. And for Snowbirds, the U.S. Sunbelt has the ideal weather and is the ideal location to stop and spend the winter months. Who Are The Snowbirds?  Snowbirds tend to travel about the same way our feathered friends travel, north to south. Snowbirds from Maine to Minne-snow-ta to Alberta have begun their journey south to balmy weather in their... [Read more...]

Snowbird Destinations—Escaping to the Sunbelt

November 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Check out the following snowbird tips and info from our Snowbird Destinations newsletter, delivered every month to your inbox. Get advice on everything from social activities to side trips, and use this information to get a great start for that long-term trip to the Sunbelt. Keep an eye on your inbox for future editions of Snowbird Destinations. Get to know Your Roost Don’t settle into a snowbird destination without exploring the area’s history, attractions and recreation opportunities. Check out national, state, county and regional parks, national wildlife refuges, national and state forests, scenic byways, fisheries and fish hatcheries, nature parks and centers, aquariums, wildlife and zoological parks, and game reserves. Many offer guided tours and hikes, educational seminars and talks, and opportunities to observe and photograph birds and other wildlife. Take up bird watching. Many of the colorful birds found in Sunbelt regions are tropical species, reaching their northern range... [Read more...]

Pine Mountain RV Resort – far from your typical RV resort, park or campground

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Pine Mountain RV Resort is far from your typical RV resort, park or campground. In fact, it’s recreating outdoor recreation and relaxation. Take your ideal natural environment and mix it with your favorite hotel experience, and you have Pine Mountain RV Resort – an RVC Outdoor Destination.  See why this property has better value and start redefining your vacation experience. Pine Mountain RV Resort offers a wide range of amenities and activities for the whole family to enjoy.  119 total RV sites that are big-rig friendly, with full-hookups, 30/50 amps, free Wi-fi and cable TV.  New modern cabins with loft, furnished with G.E. appliances, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV, full kitchen, porch, grill and amazing views.  Don’t forget about our trendy and furnished yurts with climate controls, fresh linens, skylights, and picnic table.  At Pine Mountain RV Resort, guests can enjoy a large state of the art saline swimming pool, hot tub and kiddie pool.  Many activities available... [Read more...]

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the Far West

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the Far West

America’s Far West region is a virtual paradise for extended stay RVers, with parks that accommodate long-term guests in compelling regions. From the Pacific Coast to the Grand Canyon to the Columbia River, this region keeps RVers coming back. Arizona Three Cal-Am resorts attract extended stay guests in Mesa, Arizona. Mesa Regal RV Resort accommodates long-term guests with lighted tennis courts, golf driving ranges and a host of luxuries and comforts. Val Vista Village RV Resort and Valle Del Oro RV Resort also treat guests to fabulous amenities and frequent social gatherings. In Yuma, Sun Vista RV Resort keeps guests busy with sporting events, a two-story fitness center with nearby swimming pools and several clubs and classes, not to mention the great professional entertainment. California California’s extended stay RV parks offer contrasts that range from rugged desert spots to lush coastal communities near the Pacific shore. Indian Wells Carefree RV Resorts in Indio puts guests... [Read more...]

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the South

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Enjoy an extended stay in the embrace of Southern Hospitality. Walk the beaches on the beautiful Atlantic Coast, go gaming in Mississippi and explore Louisiana’s lush landscapes and tasty cuisine. Florida Florida certainly has its share of extended stay parks. Big Cypress RV Resort in Clewiston, Florida, is nestled in the beautiful Western prairie of the Florida Everglades and is just an hour’s drive from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Naples. In Southwest Florida, Craig’s RV Park, located in Arcadia, boasts southern hospitality along with Bluegrass Jammin’ Weekends. Nestled between the resort communities of Naples and Florida, Imperial Bonita Estates MH & RV Resort in Bonita Springs is close to miles of pristine beaches, golf courses, restaurants and more. Riverside RV Resort & Campground in Port Charlotte sits amid lush palm trees, has spacious sites and includes organized activities like the Riverside’s End of Summer Store-n-Stay Potluck. Louisiana Hidden... [Read more...]

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the West

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing epitomizes America’s West quite like Texas. Explore wide-open prairies, rolling hills and historic sites with roots that stretch back to North America’s early history. Located in the Rio Grande Valley, Alamo Rec-Veh Park is a haven for winter Texans with outdoor activities such as fishing, shuffleboard and horseshoes. Have fun in the large, air-conditioned recreation hall with billiards, crafts, card games and more. If you prefer the big city, head to Houston’s Lake View RV Resort, which boasts superior amenities and just the right combination of facilities. Enjoy great service and affordability located conveniently close to shopping and attractions in the metro area.

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem, and mineral shows, plus numerous flea markets and the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show. “If you’re looking for anything related to RVs, you’ll find it at the RV show in Quartzsite,” says Kenny King, show promoter. There will be several hundred new and used RVs on display in 2014 and over a dozen service bays will be offering immediate installation, repairs, and service on many of the items that will be exhibited at the show. This phenomenon started over 30 years ago and is now billed as “The Largest Gathering Of RVers in the World”. The inaugural Quartzsite RV Show opened January 28, 1984 at the corner of Highway 95 (now... [Read more...]

San Diego RV Resort-Sunland, CA

October 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

San Diego RV Resort-Sunland, CA

Green practices are a big part of Sunland RV Resorts, and San Diego RV Resort Sunland is no exception. Once you’re parked here, you can turn off the ignition and take an environmentally friendly form of travel. The resort is just a stroll from one of the San Diego Trolley’s stops. Ride the rails to Petco Park, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and other top attractions in the popular SoCal city. After a long day of sightseeing, you can relax in one of the 174 well-groomed sites, which include full hookups and concrete patios. Take a refreshing shower, do a wash in a modern laundry facility or simply relax at the resort’s pool and spa. Blow off some steam at the state-of-the-art fitness center or enjoy a game of billiards. The RV resort’s conference hall accommodates groups for business meetings or potlucks. Make sure you take your dog for a walk; pet walking is allowed throughout the resort. San Diego RV Resort is part of the Sunland family of resorts. Find more info on San Diego RV... [Read more...]

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