Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/30/2011
Even when they’re simply enjoying the community horseshoe pit or making a friendly wager on the putting green with the rest of the visitors, Donald Cerrone and his friends stick out at Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight, along with three friends and members of his fight team, are a bit of an oddity in a campground largely occupied by snowbirds and travelers with families.
“It’s like a senior citizen community,” Cerrone said with a laugh. “One lady told us, ‘You guys might want to try the (RV park) down there by Circus Circus. It’s a rowdier crowd.’ ”
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/29/2011
Looking for something different to check out at the many RV events coming up next year? Check out one of the coolest rides that you can demo at the Goodtimes RV Show!
PLEASANTON, CA, Dec 29, 2011 -- With the demand for RVs growing and signs that the economy is improving, organizers of Northern California's largest indoor RV show have decided to create a new kind of buzz around their event. GoodTimes Promotions is adding electric motorcycles created by Zero Motorcycles to its winter RV show for the first time.
The 24th Annual Manufacturers RV and Sports Show, sponsored by Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel, will feature four cutting-edge Zero Motorcycles models in addition to the RVs and accessories it traditionally offers during its Jan. 6-16 show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/28/2011
HGTV will be airing a special about RVs called "RV 2012", from the Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show, the #1 RV Trade/Retail Show in the nation, which is held annually at the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts® Company – Giant CenterSM, in Hershey, PA. the show ranks #11 out of the 200 largest tradeshows in the U.S. and Canada. 59 leading manufacturers and over 100 supplier vendors are represented. The show will air January 1, 2012 at 3pm EST and will be hosted by Brandon Johnson and Chi-Lan Lieu.
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/27/2011
When you're on the road, I'm sure it's hard to keep up with anything you would normally cook at home. Sometimes you just hit up the fast food chains for convenience, food marts at gas stops, or when you do go to the grocery store, it's mostly snacks.
For the times you do cook, do you get stumped on what to make that isn't too difficult or time consuming? I have compiled a few pages that might help you on your journey wherever you go.
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/23/2011
Choose from Clear Water Blue, Arctic White, Vintage Red or Timber Stone Brown
The two new, twin axle 26-foot Element models include the ET26 SRK rear kitchen and the ET26 SRL rear lounge floor plans. The sleeping capacity in both new floorplans increases by one adult.
MIDDLEBURY, Ind.-Evergreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, unveiled the retro-modern Element series travel trailers first in 2011. For 2012 EverGreen enhances the Element line with two new twin-axle floor plans designed for larger families and more camping comfort.
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/22/2011
Taking care of your RV/Trailer/Motorhome/5th Wheel's exterior is a task that some seem to put off sometimes because such a tedious task, but in the end, it will extend the life of your vehicle.
Here is an article from RV.net to help you get started and hopefully these tips with assist you with keeping up with the maintenance on your RV.
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/21/2011
What qualities do campers most value when considering where to pitch a tent or hook up the RV?
Good service is key, of course. But dependable Wi-Fi is also big on campers' wish lists.
So says Bob MacKinnon of GuestRated.com, a sort of TripAdvisor for the outdoors set. For the past four years, the site has invited happy (as well as unhappy) campers to share their evaluations of RV parks and campgrounds they've slumbered in. Results for 2011 – consisting of 30,000 responses covering 3,000 individual facilities – are out. And while the A-list (44 campgrounds made the top grade) is too lengthy to get into here, 12 of those have earned a perfect grade for four years running.
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/20/2011
Lately there’s been a growing trend of ‘glamping’ – glamorous camping. What is it you ask, well, we’re talking fabulous teepees, tents and “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” style cabins and lodges, with heated floors and the stuff you have at home only fancier– but mixed in with mother nature.
Most of us who go normal camping, go for the hard, rocky floors, cold nights, and sitting by the fire with smores. We like to get away from the daily grind and away from home; maybe spend some quality family time, or just have a couple’s retreat. The fun part about camping is making do with what you have, relying on mother nature to provide you with what you forgot or chose not to bring and bringing people together.
With these new glamping sites, I guess you can do the same thing except now in a fancier setting.
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/19/2011
Looking at what to get for the RVer in the family?
There are many gifts ideas out there that will definitely make any RVer a happy camper!
Posted by Cristina Escarilla on 12/16/2011
For anyone hitting the road and looking to save a little cash, here is an article to help you along the way.
Hitting the road in your RV and the RV lifestyle can be one of the most economical ways to travel. If you do a little planning and research ahead of time, it’s easy to save even more – without ever feeling like you’re pinching pennies.
One obvious way to take the frugal route is to plan your RV travel during the “shoulder seasons” - before and after prime travel time - when discounts are often offered at various campgrounds and attractions.
Here are 5 cost-cutting RV travel tips that are good any time of the year:
1. RV Travel On One Tank of Gas
2. Put Your RV On A Diet And Get Better Gas-Mileage
3. Plastic not Paper Dinnerware - A More Economical Approach Overall
4. Drive Less, Stay More - Save on Gas AND Get Campsite Discounts
5. Stop and Shop - At Local Discount or Dollar Stores
Posted by Jason Villalobos on 12/15/2011
RV Replacement Parts Market Thrives
Not all economic downturns are equal. Even in the RV industry, which tends to bear the brunt of challenging market, some segments manage to thrive while others struggle.
Take the RV replacement parts market, for example. It’s generally doing well, spurred on by the fact that RVers are holding onto their motorhomes and towable units longer, creating demand for repair parts and upgrade accessories.
Here’s a look at three companies that have found the silver lining in a still struggling economy. CLICK HERE TO VIEW REST OF ARTICLE
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Posted by Jeff Wishek on 12/1/2011
Easy camping recipes for everyone
The first essential camping food is ‘Egg in the hole’ and it is my favorite breakfast. It does require a frying pan and not just an open fire, however. First you take a piece of bread and remove a large hole through the center. This can be done with a glass, using the rim like a cookie cutter, if you have one, or just a knife or your bare hands. Butter both sides of the bread. You then place it in the pan, browning it on each side for just a few minutes. When the toast is as you like it, crack an egg into the pan in the center of the toast. Let it cook until well done or over easy depending on your tastes. Take a spatula and remove the entire piece of toast and egg in one motion and put it on your plate. Yes it is still just an egg and a piece of toast, but something about the design and it being cooked in the wilderness just makes it taste incredibly yummy. Plus, kids love it when food is just a tad bit different than they are used to. It is a great surprise!
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Cooking food over an open fire when camping is an absolute must. One incredibly yummy food to try is pigs in a blanket. Sure, we all have roasted a hot dog on a stick at some point, but did you ever think to cook the bread over the fire too? It is simple and delicious. All you need is a can of refrigerated biscuits. First, put your hot dog on your roasting stick and let it cook for just a bit in the flames. You just want to start to get it warm. (Or if you are one of those campers that need to char it black to enjoy it, feel free to drench it in the fire.) Once it is where you like it, take a biscuit and stretch the dough out into the longest rope-like shape you can. Carefully wrap the hot dog with the dough, sealing it at the top and bottom. Hold it over the flames, being very careful not to ignite the dough, and after about 5 minutes at the right height, you will have a most delicious pig in a blanket. My mouth is watering just thinking of it!
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