Rollin' on TV: Jay Flight & Wildcat Max, Vintage Trailer Resort



On this week's program (#2016-07), Rollin' On TV looks into "Lite & Ultra Lite" trailers and key in on the Jayco Jay Flight and Forest River Wildcat Max. Then they look at a vintage trailer resort where you can stay in a classic vintage trailer for a few nights, and Jeff Johnston reviews a few great books on traveling the Great North West. Later Evanne Schmarder whips up an avocado chocolate pudding.

About Rollin' on TV
In production since 2010, Rollin' On TV has become one of the leading RV lifestyle television programs on the air today, reaching over 30 million homes on both cable and satellite TV. The weekly program is also available online. For more information, visit www.rollinontv.com.

Review: ZUS USB Car Charger by nonda + Discount Offer!



Recently I was given a product called the “ZUS” from nonda, a tech start-up company based in Palo Alto, Calif., that they wanted me to try out for a review I would share with you.

UPDATE: Use the code: ZUSROADTRIP for $5 off when you purchase the ZUS at http://www.nonda.co/products/nonda-zus-smart-car-charger. Promo ends May 15, 2016.

The people at nonda say the ZUS it’s “the world’s first truly smart car charger.” I say it's the best USB charger you'll ever own. (The video above is me talking about it, the video below is by nonda)
I’ll be honest; my first thought was “It’s a car charger. What’s the big deal?” It turns out it is a big deal. I truly didn’t expect to like it as much as I did, and primarily for the following reasons:
  • You can use it to charge two devices at the same time. 
  • It charges up to two times faster than normal car chargers 
  • You can use it to easily locate where you parked your car. Using a free App (iOS or Android), your smartphone will locate the ZUS via GPS, Bluetooth and Google Maps.
  • It seems to be made of quality, durable materials and will last a long time. In fact, nonda says the ZUS is “Military Grade Quality” and is the only car charger to meet U.S. Military MIL-STD-810G High Temperature Standard. (Temperature as high as 100ÂșC)
Put to the Test
We put the ZUS to a test to confirm its fast-charging claim when the family and I drove to New Your City not that long ago. The night before our trip, I purposefully let the battery completely drain on my iPhone. On the drive to New York the next day, we plugged my iPhone into one of the ZUS USB ports and my wife plugged her iPad into the other port. I also activated the Waze App on my iPhone. Waze is a highly recommended GPS-enabled routing App that’s also a big-time power-hog.

With all that going on, my iPhone charged to 100% battery level in about 40 minutes. That’s pretty good, and for that reason alone the ZUS is worth the $29.99 price tag.

Other features of the ZUS include:
  • Smart Device Detection knows whether you have an iPhone or an Android, and charges your phone appropriately.
  • ElegantShine Lighting System, providing ambient lighting for increased visibility in dark environments.
  • Engineered in Germany.
Don't take my word for it; feel free to read some of the reviews on Amazon where 77% of people gave it at least four stars (64% gave it 5 out of 5 stars).


The Fit RV videos: Coachmen Orion, Winnebago Fuse, Fiamma RV Bike Rack, + Angles & Exercises



About The Fit RV

Meet Stef & James: Travato-owning outdoor enthusiasts keeping fit and active on the road. Get inspired, be entertained, & find (sometimes) useful RV tips! Follow The Fit RV on their websiteblogFacebook pageTwitter account and on Pinterest.

RV Repair Club videos: Holding Tanks, TV Antennas, Quick Release Water Connectors


About RV Repair Club

RV Repair Club is an online resource for RV enthusiasts who want quality maintenance, repair, and upgrade information – a community where passionate RVers can come together to gather knowledge and share their experiences.

RV Repair Club provides instructional RV repair and improvement videos — some free, others available through paid subscription — by RVing experts who take the time to walk you through the techniques and demonstrations, providing helpful tips and ideas along the way.

For more information, visit the RV Repair Club's website, like their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Colorado River + National Parks = Unforgettable Adventure

Veteran Outfitter Western River Expeditions Suggests Following the Colorado River To Access Three National Parks This Centennial Year
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 18, 2016 – Veteran outfitter Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) has in its 50-plus years of operating whitewater expeditions introduced thousands to rafting on the Colorado River and en route to three of the nation’s most coveted national parks: Arches (UT), Canyonlands (UT) and Grand Canyon (AZ).

2016 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park System and expectations are for a record year for visitation as throngs participate in a national park activity, www.findyourpark.com. Western River Expeditions and its sister company,Moab Adventure Center in Moab, UT, offer a variety of programs centered on the mighty Colorado, the fifth longest river in North America, and along park trails and back roads.

From its source in a wooded meadow just north of Grand Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park to the Gulf of California in Baja, Mexico, the Colorado River begins as a stream and gains prominence as it flows through the Colorado Rockies and enters Utah, flowing a total of 1,450 miles touching the southern border of Arches National Park and coursing through the heart of both Canyonlands and Grand Canyon National Parks.

Following are programs accessing this river and the national parks it touches. The company advises, however, that because of high demand (especially in the Grand Canyon), people should plan and book as early as possible or accept the fact that they may not be able to secure a space until the 2017 season.

Off-river in Arches National Park visitors may sign up for Moab’s must-do hike in the maze-like Fiery Furnace, accessible only when accompanied by an experienced guide. Moab Adventure Center naturalist guides lead two-hour hikes in this trackless area, pointing out hidden attractions such as Surprise and Twin Arches as guests marvel at contorted orange-tan fins, towers, spires and arches. A moderately strenuous hike. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/national-park/archeshike.php.

An Arches guided and narrated Sunset Bus Tour presents the famous Balanced Rock, Courthouse Towers, La Sal Mountains, Petrified Dunes, and Panorama Point plus short guided walks to the North and South Window Arches, Turret Arch, as well as the legendary Delicate Arch Overlook. The views only get better as the setting sun paints the surrounding sandstone monoliths and La Sal Mountains spectacular shades of color.http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/national-park/arches-bus-tour.php

Canyonlands National Park is vast and remote, but two rafting and flightseeing programs provide effortless access.Cataract Canyon Classic – 4 Day Whitewater Rafting Trip begins 30 minutes south of Moab for a Colorado River voyage that winds deep through canyons and past Dead Horse Point State Park where, beyond the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers, guests experience nature in its most rugged and pristine form, revealing dwellings and carvings from ancient civilizations and coming head to head with world-famous class III-V whitewater. The way out is by air. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/moab-rafting-cataract-canyon-classic/

For time-challenged travelers Cataract Canyon 2 Day Express carries guests on a customized motorized raft. This journey through the series of nearly 30 whitewater rapids that make Cataract Canyon legendary ends on the still waters of Lake Powell. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/moab-rafting-cataract-canyon-express/

New this year is a 70-minute flight-seeing adventure out of Moab. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Flightseeing Tour reveals the best of Canyonlands National Park including Upheaval Dome, Green River Goose Neck, the White Rim, The Maze, the Confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers. In Arches National Park guests view Devil’s Garden, Landscape Arch, Klondike Bluffs and iconic Fisher Towers.
http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/flights/arches-national-park-scenic-flight.php

Grand Canyon National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Rated among the top 10 rafting expeditions in the world, Western’sGrand Canyon Rafting – 6 and 7 Daystraverses 187 miles in a week’s time, digging deeper daily into geologic time, with side canyon hikes revealing ancient Anasazi ruins and tumbling waterfalls. Scenery here, already astounding, is enhanced by the thrill of over 60 major rapids. Western’s unique motorized J-Rig rafts, designed for maximum excitement and safety, tackle the biggest with ease.http://www.westernriver.com/trips/grand6day/

A shorter option perfect for beginners is Grand Canyon 3 Day that covers the lower 100 miles of the canyon to its end at Lake Mead. Guests have easy access from Las Vegas.http://www.westernriver.com/trips/grand3day/

For a copy of Western River Expeditions’ 2016 catalog, questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669), or visit:http://www.westernriver.com/.

About Western River Expeditions
Western River Expeditions is an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. Annually from March through October it escorts more people down rivers on professionally guided rafting trips in Utah, Idaho and Arizona than any other company. It is the largest licensed outfitter in the Grand Canyon and the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT, through its division Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/).

Western River Expeditions, providing Grand Canyon rafting, Utah rafting, and Idaho rafting trips, was founded in 1961 by Colorado River rafting pioneer Jack Currey. It has been named one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by the editors ofNational Geographic Adventure magazine. The company is the proud recipient of the "Best of State" award through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program for nine consecutive years.

Fox Island Lighthouse Association seeks volunteers

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced the Fox Island Lighthouse Association is seeking volunteers mid-May through August for the Camper/Keeper Volunteer program at South Fox Island Light Station.

This opportunity gives people a great experience involving wilderness camping on one of the prettiest islands in northern Lake Michigan. Volunteer duties include offering tours to the occasional visitor and performing minor maintenance tasks, such as mowing the lawn and painting. There is a minimum two-week-stay requirement for volunteers.

South Fox Island Light Station is located on Lake Michigan, 17 miles northwest of the Leelanau Peninsula. The light station has two lighthouses, a fog signal building, a boat house, assistant keeper’s quarters, a carpenter's shed and an oil house – all in various stages of restoration.

For more information about the Camper Keepers Program, visit the Fox Island Lighthouse Association website or contact John Wells at kjwells@speednetllc.com or 231-933-0125.

RV Geeks Australian Trip Part III: Koalas, Kangaroos & Brekky on the Barbie



About RV Geeks


The RV Geeks offer RV maintenance, repair & travel tips from “Do-It-Ourselves” full-time RVers. They’ve handled most of their own RV maintenance during more than a decade of exploring North America. While not RV technicians, the RV Geeks are mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. They handle most of our own minor service, repair and upgrade work on our 2005 43′ Newmar Mountain Aire diesel pusher. We also maintained our 2002 39′ Fleetwood Bounder Diesel during our first two years on the road. Visit their website and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

AIS Insurance launches specialty RV insurance comparison website

AIS Insurance has launched a new insurance website, QuickRVInsuranceQuotes.com, dedicated to specialty insurance for motorhomes and other recreational vehicles, such as travel trailers, motorcycles, boats, jet skis and more. Consumers can learn more about and obtain quotes for specialty RV insurance policies that provide greater benefits over adding an RV to a driver’s standard car insurance policy.

“We want to help recreational vehicle owners get the most enjoyment and value out of their investments in these unique types of vehicles, including protecting them with the right insurance coverage,” said Mark Ribisi, president and CEO of AIS Management LLC. “With our new QuickRVInsuranceQuotes.com website, RV owners can compare the rates of multiple insurance companies to find out just how affordable a specialty RV policy can be.”

While it’s common for drivers to add an RV to an existing car insurance policy, there are significant benefits, with little to no added cost, to securing a specialty RV policy. Important coverages such as full purchase price reimbursement, full-timers coverage, campsite liability and emergency expenses are included with a specialty RV policy.

Since RV owners often have boats, ATVs and other recreational vehicles, insurance for these products is also available through QuickRVInsuranceQuotes.com.

Lastly, recognizing that RVs are more than just a vehicle and represent a lifestyle, QuickRVInsuranceQuotes.com features a blog with articles on safely owning, maintaining and enjoying recreational vehicles. The site also hosts social communities on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

About QuickRVInsuranceQuotes.com and AIS:QuickRVInsuranceQuotes.com is a brand of AIS. It is dedicated to the RV and recreational vehicle community, offering comparison shopping on specialty RV insurance policies to help owners make informed choices to protect and get the most out of their recreational vehicle investments.

Auto Insurance Specialists, more commonly known as AIS, has been providing insurance coverage to customers for almost 50 years. One of the nation’s largest independent insurance agencies, AIS is based in Cerritos, California and offers consumers a comparison shopping experience on a wide variety of insurance types, including auto, homeowner, renters, motorcycle, recreational vehicles, business insurance and more.

Source: Press Release

RoverPass Introduces New Booking Technology to Booming RV Industry



In a recent company announcement, Austin,Texas-based startup company RoverPass introduced new booking and reservation technology to the RV camping and travel industry with a mission of making outdoor recreation easier for everyone.

In January 2016, RoverPass launched the first of its kind RV park and campsite online booking service for RVers and campers nationwide. Founded in 2014, RoverPass was focused on growing their database of RV parks campgrounds. Now after recruiting more than 14,000 parks, RoverPass is ready to launch in full force as it gears up for the 2016 camping season.

RoverPass technology allows travelers to find, compare and book campsites across the nation in a few clicks and from one place. The technology supports filtered searches based on a person’s campsite preferences: amenities, activities, location. Users can also post reviews and pictures, favorite certain campsites, and get discounted pricing with the RoverPass Discount Club.

RoverPass was founded by veteran entrepreneurs and co-founders Ravi Parikh, Paul Cross and Jay Manickam. The trio started the company after realizing how difficult it was to find and reserve their own campsites during a trip to Coachella Music Festival in 2012.

After realizing the need for campsite booking technology, they discovered an opportunity also existed within the RV and camper industry. RVs and campers have been steadily rising in popularity over the past several years, with Airstream sales increasing over 26-percent and RV sales increasing over 11-percent in the last year.

Now with a full database of RV campsites and with fluid and user-friendly technology, RoverPass is positioned to launch the RV industry into the future.

“We have to educate and explain how technology can revolutionize the way this industry has operated for a long time,” Parikh, CEO, stated in a release.

On the backend, RoverPass allows RV parks to customize their pages and rank in searches.

Claim your RV Park page or sign up to book your next stay: roverpass.com

Source: Press Release

Tour One of America’s Most Iconic Brands – Winnebago



More than 10,000 people come to the Winnebago Visitors Center in Forest City, Iowa, each year to experience the story of one of America’s most iconic brands – Winnebago. Now, visitors can see firsthand why Winnebago is the most recognized name in RVing with a free factory tour.

Founded in 1958, “Winnebago” became a household word when the Company became the first RV manufacturer to build motorhomes in an automotive-style assembly line system. Roughly six decades later, a tradition of innovation has continued.

“We build our motorhomes in one of the most technologically advanced RV manufacturing facilities in existence today,” said Winnebago Director of Marketing Chad Reece. “The tour not only shows you how our motorhomes are built from start to finish, it also highlights the technology and innovative designs that set our motorhomes apart.”

The tour starts with a video (see above) that offers a preview of the manufacturing process. A tour bus then departs for a drive-through of the grounds. Walk-in tours of three buildings are available for observation: the Chassis Weld facility, where the raw chassis is prepared to become a home on wheels with the front cab and basement storage added; the Stitchcraft facility that builds quality chairs, window valances, sofas and other innovative furniture pieces that are only found in Winnebago motorhomes; and the main production area named Big Bertha.

Equivalent in length to three football fields, Big Bertha features three production lines. With a line speed of eight inches per minute, a vehicle can be assembled from start to finish in 24 production hours. Visitors will see the magnitude of this building thanks to mezzanines that provide a bird’s eye view.

Before or after the tour, visitors can also visit the Winnebago Museum which is located in the Visitors Center. The museum chronicles the Company’s 58-year history, as well as the design and construction of the Company’s motorhomes.

During the spring and summer months, the Visitors Center also features some of the latest models of the Company’s motorhomes and towables. Visitors can also see one of the first motorhomes built by Winnebago, the classic 1967 D22, as well as a 1959 trailer. The Visitors Center is also home to WIT Club, the company’s product owners club and the Winnebago Outdoor Store, which offers a variety of Winnebago branded apparel, gifts, and outdoor lifestyle gear from Orion coolers to the SylvanSport GoEasy utility trailer.

Tours are free, and all ages are welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The Visitors Center is accessible to those with disabilities; however the factory tour does include three staircases.

Tours last approximately two hours and are offered twice daily at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday from April through October, and at 1 p.m. in November. If your group is larger than six, reservations are recommended.

For more information, please call 641/585-6936, visit: http://wgo.net/company/visit or email info@wgo.net.

Source: Press Release

Campground to Host 'Great Horror Campout' - How About a Big Fat 'No!'

Editor's Note: I am the biggest scaredy cat when it comes to these things. My wife and friends like to take me to haunted houses before Halloween because I get scared/startled/pee-my-pants so easily. This thing looks ridiculous. I'm not even going to share some of the photos I came across while researching the event. And if you read their disclaimer at the bottom ... all I can say is there ain't no way on God's Green Earth I would ever go to this.

Ten Thirty One Productions Brings Back Its Highly Anticipated Great Horror Campout, Overnight Horror Attraction For Summer 2016

Ten Thirty One Productions (TTO) is excited to announce the return of Great Horror Campout on June 10th and 11th, 2016 in Los Angeles at Elysian Park. The production is an interactive 12-hour overnight event that puts guests into an immersive horror camping adventure jam packed with content.

This year, the cable network Freeform will team up with Ten Thirty One to integrate their new original series Dead of Summer into the Great Horror Campout experience. In the series, set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater's dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. The partnership will bring a new dimension to the experience that places the camp grounds as a character in the attraction that acts as a haunted alter ego campsite. Welcome to the Great Horror Campout at Camp Stillwater!

"The Great Horror Campout has become our cult phenomenon. The emails demanding information for this year's event have been piling up so I'm thrilled to be able to finally announce our return," explains Ten Thirty One CEO, Melissa Carbone. "We want to milk every minute of the twelve hours this year to create a slow torture, drawn out terrorizing feel with challenges that will hurl campers into their worst fears but in an enormously fun way. Nobody should be afraid of the event. It's all about fun at its core," adds Carbone.

The Great Horror Campout at Camp Stillwater offers campers a choice of sleeping in two- or four-person tents. Campers can choose their level of engagement when they choose their activities and level of participation. The experience can be an extreme horror adventure or a more mild horror adventure based on preference. However, whether they decide to stay in their tents with friends or venture into the darkness they are fair game. And unlike the LA Haunted Hayride, the performers at Great Horror Campout may touch you.

Campers will report to the Great Horror Campout, Base Camp where they will meet the Camp Headmaster for the first time, partake in a mandatory Camp Orientation, receive tent assignments at the Camp Stillwater campgrounds, Hell Hunt Bags and more.

The Hell Hunt is the ultimate challenge of fears, sending campers into the dark and in search of their worst nightmares. For those that like a milder side of scary, they can stay near Base Camp with the comforts of their blankets, bonfires and scary movies….that is until what's watching, decides to stop watching and comes out of the woods to start ruining.

Tickets are now available for $99. Campers are highly encouraged to pack an extra change of clothes, picnic baskets and coolers to last them for the twelve hour experience. There will be a general store with drinks and snacks for purchase. Campers are advised to watch their emails and texts for game play clues and information leading up to the event as the challenges have been known to start before your bloody little feet even hit the Campout soil.

To purchase tickets or get camping information, please visit www.GreatHorrorMovieNight.com.

Disclaimer: During Great Horror Campout you may be forcibly handled, moved, bound, hooded, chained and subjected to simulated torture by our actors. You may witness strong verbal content, which may be considered offensive in nature. This content is part of the experience and is presented for entertainment purposes only. Space is Limited and based on availability. Tickets are General Admission and each ticket is good for one person in a four person or two person tent depending on your ticket selection. Persons Under 18 years of age will not be admitted. Ticket Price is $99 per person and includes: One-night tent accommodations, Parking, Hell Hunt Experience, Canvas Hell Hunt Bag, Great Horror Campout T-shirt, Horror Movies, & Marshmallows. Items not included: Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Flashlights, Drinks.

Source: Press Release

Which Fastway Flash ball mount best meets you needs?



In order to make it easier for RVers to determine which of its adjustable aluminum Fastway Flash ball mounts would best meets their needs, Fastway Trailer Products, a Provo, Utah-based manufacturer of a variety of towing and other products for the RV industry, recently launched a video and infographic comparing the features and benefits of each model.

In the video, Fastway Account Manager Trevor Millar explains the differences between Fastway’s three top-selling adjustable aluminum models: the ALBM, STBM and E series.

According to a company release, RVers looking for a ball mount with “lightning-quick adjustments, stunning good looks and one that’s almost impossible to steal” should consider the Flash ALBM. With integrated (built-in) locks, RVers will know know their ball mount is secure on their truck, and the dual locking hitch balls make towing different trailers a snap. With a “gorgeous finish and beautiful engineering,” the ALBM is top-of-the line in design and function.

The Fastway Flash STBM is one of the quietest anti-rattle ball mounts on the market. The STBM not only eliminates hitch noise, its sleek design and hand-polished aluminum is attractive and its adjustable height and dual hitch balls make it an excellent choice for towing multiple trailers.

The Fastway Flash E series offers superior design, engineering and craftsmanship. The finish is gorgeous, and adjustments are quick and easy, making it effortless to switch between trailers and get on the road faster. There is no other pin-style ball mount on the market that can compete with the look, feel, and quality of the E series ball mount, officials stated.

Source: Press Release

Good Sam Club's Top Destination RV Parks



Editor's note: I'm a little behind in getting to some of these posts, so I apologize.

For March, Good Sam’s "12 Months of RVing Calendar" shines the spotlight on recommended Destination RV Parks.

Located near some of North America’s top travel destinations, these select parks help RVers fulfill their traveling dreams. Whether seeking entrance into the Magic Kingdom or gazing at the towering red-rock spires of Sedona, the RVers who visit these resorts are able to scratch prized attractions off their bucket lists.

RV Parks in Focus: Some of the Destination Parks on the list put RVers right in the back yards of the attractions they’re visiting. Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, for example, sits on the property of one of Florida’s most popular tourism meccas. In Texas, San Antonio’s Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort is a great home base for travelers eager to explore the city’s legendary Alamo and its fun-filled Riverwalk.

Pulling from the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide's database of more than 7,000 private RV parks, the 12 Months of RVing calendar highlights some of the finest RV parks in North America.

Destination RV Park Tip: RVers are advised to research the destination they’re interested in to avoid visiting during peak crowding.
Recommended Destination RV Parks (listed by state, then city):

Whittington Woods Campground (Illinois)
Alaska
Alaskan Angler RV Resort & Cabins, Ninilchik

Arizona
Distant Drums RV Resort, Camp Verde
Payson Campground and RV Resort, Payson
Apache Palms RV Park, Tempe
Meteor Crater RV Park, Winslow

Arkansas
Tom Sawyer's RV Park, West Memphis

California
Anaheim RV Park, Anaheim
San Diego RV Resort-Sunland, La Mesa
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, Newport Beach
Oceanside RV Park, Oceanside
Orangeland RV Park, Orange
Vines RV Resort, Paso Robles
Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles
Los Angeles KOA, Pomona
La Pacifica RV Resort, San Diego
Ocean Mesa At El Capitan, Santa Barbara
Tradewinds RV Park Of Vallejo, Vallejo

Colorado
Tiger Run RV Resort, Breckenridge

Connecticut
Seaport RV Resort & Campground, Mystic

Florida
Craig's RV Park, Arcadia
Chokoloskee Island Park, Chokoloskee
Big Cypress RV Resort, Clewiston
Sonrise Palms Christian RV Park, Cocoa
Tampa East RV Resort, Dover
Gold Coaster RV Resort and Manufactured Home Community, Homestead
Whisper Creek RV Resort, La Belle
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Lake Buena Vista
Crystal Lake RV Resort, Naples
Orange City RV Resort, Orange City
Sarasota Sunny South RV Resort, Sarasota
Tampa RV Park, Tampa
Cypress Campground & RV Park, Winter Haven

Georgia
Coastal Georgia RV Resort, Brunswick
Lake Pines RV Park & Campground, Columbus
Atlanta South RV Park, McDonough
Pine Mountain an RVC Outdoor Destination, Pine Mountain
Red Gate Campground & RV Park, Savannah
Stone Mountain Park Campground, Stone Mountain

Idaho
Sawtelle Mountain Resort, Island Park
McCall RV Resort, McCall

Illinois
Sunset Lakes Resort, Joslin
Whittington Woods Campground At Benton, Whittington

Indiana
Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Santa Claus

Kansas
All Seasons RV Park-Wichita, Wichita

Louisiana
Cajun Palms RV Resort, Henderson
Coushatta Luxury RV Resort at Red Shoes Park, Kinder
French Quarter RV Resort (FQRV), New Orleans
Pine Crest RV & MH Park of New Orleans, Slidell

Maryland
Cherry Hill Park, College Park

Massachusetts
Circle CG Farm Campground, Bellingham
Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins, East Falmouth
Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort, Foxboro
Pinewood Lodge Campground, Plymouth
Sandy Pond Campground, Plymouth

Petoskey Motorcoach Resort
Michigan
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, Mackinaw City
Little River Casino RV Park, Manistee
Harbortown RV Resort, Monroe
Petoskey Motorcoach Resort, Petoskey

Missouri
Musicland Kampground, Branson

Montana
Billings Village RV Park, Billings
Indian Creek RV Park & Campground, Deer Lodge
Ennis RV Village, Ennis
7th Ranch RV Camp, Garryowen
Osens RV Park and Campground, Livingston
Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort, Polson

Nevada
Canyon Trail RV Park, Boulder City
Lake Mead RV Village, Boulder City
Comstock Country RV Resort, Carson City
Gold Dust West Casino & RV Park, Carson City
LVM Resort, Las Vegas
Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, Las Vegas
Carson Valley RV Resort & Casino, Minden
Keystone RV Park, Reno
Silver Sage RV Park, Reno
Gold Ranch Casino & RV Resort, Verdi

New Hampshire
Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort, Freedom
The Bluffs RV Resort, Freedom
Mountain Lake Camping Resort, Lancaster

New Jersey
The Depot Travel Park, Cape May
Country Oaks Campground, Dorothy
Liberty Harbor Marina & RV Park, Jersey City
Ocean View Resort Campground, Ocean View
Atlantic City North Family Campground, Tuckerton

New Mexico
Isleta Lakes & RV Park, Albuquerque
Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire



New York
Black Bear Campground Inc, Florida
King Phillips Campground, Lake George
AA Royal Motel & Campground, Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Campground & Lodging, Niagara Falls
Interlake RV Park & Sales, Rhinebeck
The Villages At Turning Stone, Verona

North Carolina
Camping at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte

North Dakota
Roughrider Campground, Minot

Camp Sandusky (Ohio)
Ohio
Lazy River At Granville, Newark
Camp Sandusky, Sandusky

Oklahoma
Little Turtle RV & Storage, Eufaula
Council Road RV Park, Oklahoma City
Rockwell RV Park, Oklahoma City

Oregon
Seven Feathers RV Resort, Canyonville
Portland Fairview RV Park, Fairview
Woahink Lake RV Resort, Florence
Logan Road RV Park, Lincoln City
Expo Center RV Park, Redmond
Hee Hee Illahee RV Resort, Salem
Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort, Sisters

Gettysburg Campground (Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania
Artillery Ridge Camping Resort & Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg
Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg
Granite Hill Camping Resort, Gettysburg
Hersheypark Camping Resort, Hershey
Flory's Cottages & Camping, Lancaster
Stoneybrook Campground, Lehighton
Pinch Pond Family Campground, Manheim
Yogi at Shangri-La, Milton
Shenango Valley RV Park, Sharon
Otter Lake Camp-Resort, Stroudsburg

South Carolina
Oak Plantation Campground, LP, Charleston
The Campground At James Island County Park, Charleston
Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach
Pirateland Family Camping Resort, Myrtle Beach

South Dakota
Beaver Lake Campground, Custer
Fish'N Fry RV Park & Campground, Deadwood
Crooked Creek Resort Inc, Hill City
Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort, Hill City
Mystery Mountain Resort, Rapid City
Rapid City RV Park and Campground, Rapid City
Rushmore Shadows Resort, Rapid City
Chris' Camp & RV Park, Spearfish
Sturgis RV Park, Sturgis
Sleepy Hollow Campground, LLC, Wall



Tennessee
Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort, Cosby
Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Hurricane Mills
Memphis Graceland RV Park & Campground, Memphis
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort, Nashville
Two Rivers Campground, Nashville
Pine Mountain RV Park, Pigeon Forge
River Plantation RV Park Inc, Pigeon Forge
Riverside RV Park & Resort, Sevierville

Texas
Oasis RV Resort, Amarillo
Shady Creek RV Park and Storage, Aubrey
Oak Forest RV Park, Austin
Top Of the Hill RV Resort, Boerne
Destiny RV Resorts-Dallas, Denton
Bennett's RV Ranch, Granbury
Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, New Braunfels
Northlake Village RV Park, Roanoke
Admiralty RV Resort, San Antonio
Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort, San Antonio

Utah
WillowWind RV Park, Hurricane
Salt Lake City KOA, Salt Lake City

Virginia
Americamps RV Resort, Ashland
Lake Gaston Americamps, Bracey
Greenville Farm Family Campground, Haymarket
Lake Ridge RV Resort, Hillsville
Aquia Pines Camp Resort, Stafford
Holiday Trav-L-Park Of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach
Williamsburg KOA, Williamsburg

CANADA
British Columbia
Burnaby Cariboo RV Park and Campground, Burnaby
Hazelmere RV Park & Campground, Surrey
Capilano River RV Park, West Vancouver

RV Geeks Australia Trip Part II: Australian Campervan Tour, Hook Up & Dump Tanks on an Australian Campervan, Tasmanian Devil Feeding Frenzy, Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, Duck-Billed Platypuses,



About RV Geeks
The RV Geeks offer RV maintenance, repair & travel tips from “Do-It-Ourselves” full-time RVers. They’ve handled most of their own RV maintenance during more than a decade of exploring North America. While not RV technicians, the RV Geeks are mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. They handle most of our own minor service, repair and upgrade work on our 2005 43′ Newmar Mountain Aire diesel pusher. We also maintained our 2002 39′ Fleetwood Bounder Diesel during our first two years on the road. Visit their website and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Love Your RV videos: Joshua Tree National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Whitney Pockets, Virgin River Gorge & Candy Cliffs



About Love Your RV
Three and one half years ago Ray and Anne Burr sold their home in Victoria, British Columbia, and bought a brand new fifth wheel trailer. They set off on an amazing one-year journey traveling all around the U.S. and Canada. About three months into it, they knew this was the life for them and became full timers traveling south in the winters and retreating to the north for the summers. They regularly update their blogsite of their travels and adventures.

Natural Habitat Adventures launches 'Safari America'

Natural Habitat Adventures' Safari America Series brings together catered camping with distinctive lodge stays in America’s iconic National Parks

The nature travel professionals at Natural Habitat Adventures have come up with a fresh way to explore America’s national parks and reserves. By choosing paths less traveled and incorporating deluxe catered camping, guests experience in solitude the wonder of the country’s most magnificent landscapes without compromising comfort.

Natural Habitat’s (http://www.nathab.com/) newest trip seeks to replicate a traditional African safari experience with large canvas tents, fine dining and a telescope for stargazing. The first offering in the Safari America series, Safari America: Under the Desert Sky, is a 9-day, 8-night adventure that combines moderate hiking with catered camping and classic lodge stays at four premier parks: Grand Canyon (the quieter North Rim that hosts just 10 percent of all visitors to the park), Bryce, Zion and rarely visited Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Departures begin and end in St. George, UT. 2016 dates are Aug.7-15 and Aug. 25- Sept. 2. The per-person double rate is $3,995; single supplement $1,095. Guests spend four nights in walk-in canvas tents with real beds (two twins or a queen) and down comforters, a private toilet for each tent, and hot showers. Home-cooked meals are served at a table set with linens and porcelain dinnerware, complemented with fine wines. Three nights are spent in classic western lodges.

Evoking the concept of a mobile African safari, camps are secluded on private lands adjacent to national parks. An open-sided lounge tent provides a gathering space, with comfortable chairs for relaxing. A high-powered telescope is situated for shared use after dark. Camps are set in areas known for near-perfect conditions for stargazing, with low humidity, isolation from ambient light and the darkest skies in the West. While accommodations are not luxurious, they offer full-service, classic tented camping at its finest.

Interspersed during the week between safari camp stays are three nights at exclusive western lodges. Guests enjoy two nights in rustic luxury at Zion Mountain Ranch, a private spread with its own bison herd, perched atop a plateau under wide-open skies. From individual cabins with private decks, guests watch buffalo and wild deer graze in meadows before retreating inside to the warmth of a wood-burning fireplace. The ranch restaurant prepares acclaimed farm-to-table meals featuring seasonal dishes sourced from local growers. Guests also spend a night at Bryce Canyon Lodge, the venerable 1920s hostelry recently restored to its original splendor and that remains the only lodging on the rim inside Bryce Canyon National Park.

Two naturalist Expedition Leaders share with a maximum of 14 guests per departure the highlights and hidden corners of the Colorado Plateau's dramatic topography, a trip that includes the little-visited Grand Staircase-Escalante, a geological wonderland of broad mesas, narrow slot canyons, stacked sandstone and arid washes. While tenting in Escalante and on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, guests may gaze at the heavens with a high-powered telescope under a canopy of stars. While traveling throughout this region, each guest has a window seat in one of two comfort-designed vans.

The canyon country of the American West has long held a storied place in the annals of travel adventure. From John Wesley Powell’s Colorado River explorations to Mary Colter, who influenced Southwest architecture, to Teddy Roosevelt, who fell in love with the Wild West, intrepid pioneers and everyday explorers alike have pursued the allure of these rustic landscapes. This trip’s focus in tandem with Nat Hab partner World Wildlife Fund is a classic journey into America's high deserts, forests and canyonlands, shunning crowds by staying in secluded areas where quiet and solitude reign, just as they did for the early explorers.

For details, visit http://www.nathab.com/us-national-parks-tours/southwest-national-parks-camping-tour/.

For information on all of Nat Hab’s trips, descriptive itineraries, date availability and reservations call 800.543.8917 or visit http://www.nathab.com/. Click HERE to order a copy of the 2016 catalog.

About Natural Habitat Adventures
Natural Habitat Adventures is a world leader in responsible adventure travel and nature-based ecotourism. Since its founding in 1985, the company has offered eco-conscious expeditions and wildlife-focused small-group tours to the planet’s most remarkable nature destinations. Inspired and created from years of scouring the planet for the singular and extraordinary, Nat Hab’s itineraries are artfully crafted experiences that are far from “typical.” Trips are guided by professional naturalist Expedition Leaders, and Nat Hab enjoys a longstanding reputation for hiring some of the world’s best guides. Conservation is at the forefront of everything NHA does, and its philosophy is simple: tourism must work with and benefit local communities, which will in turn find value in protecting natural resources and wildlife. NHA is proud to be the travel partner of World Wildlife Fund, sharing a mutual commitment to travel as a means of helping to protect the world’s wondrous natural places. Nat Hab has donated more than $2 million to WWF and will continue to donate 1% of gross sales plus $100,000 annual through 2018 in support of WWF’s mission. 


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Source: Press Release

RV Education 101 videos: RV Tire Inflation Basics, Trailer Towing Safety Quick Tip, RV Sewer Solution, RV Sun Damage Repair



RV Education 101 e-book series
As I've said many times, Mark Polk is my favorite RV expert. I'm pleased he and his wife, Dawn, have allowed me to sell his RV e-book series. E-books (electronic books) are immediately downloaded to your computer after you make the purchase. The RV Education 101 e-book series includes:
  • "The Original Checklist for RVers"
  • "The RV Book"
  • "RV Campground Basics"
  • "101 Tips for RVers"
  • "RV Care and Maintenance"
  • "Insiders Guide to Buying an RV"
  • "Winterizing & Storing your RV"
  • "RV Awning Use & Care"
  • "Deep Cycle Battery Care & Maintenance"
  • "RV Buyers Survival Guide"
  • "Complete Guide To: RV Towing, Weights, Hitch Work & Backing"
  • "Pop-Up Basics 101"
  • "Dinghy Towing"

'Never Leak RV Roofing' Launches Nationwide Franchise Program



Never Leak RV Roofing, a Florida-based company providing affordable and quality-assured RV roof repair, replacement, remodeling and inspection, announced today (March 29) that it has launched a franchise program designed to expand the company’s footprint nationwide.

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“Demand for our services is skyrocketing, and we’re constantly getting calls and emails from RV owners across the country who want us to end their frustrating, dangerous and costly leaky roof ordeal,” commented Michael Saegesser, the owner of Never Leak RV Roofing who launched the company three decades ago, and has a background in carpentry and general contracting. “The best way that we can serve these customers is by building a nationwide network of authorized franchisees, and giving them the training, tools and support they need to be successful.”

After
Never Leak RV Roofing franchisees can be located in any state, and the franchise fee for a protected territory has been set at $10,000 – which is significantly lower than competitors that typically charge between $25,000 and $50,000. Also unlike competitors, Never Leak RV Roofing is not obligating franchisees to purchase and maintain costly warehouses, and all repair, replacement, remodeling and inspection jobs can be completed with a minimal two-person crew.

In terms of marketing and business support, all franchisees will receive:

  • Marketing materials, including business cards and brochures
  • The opportunity to purchase deeply discounted products (e.g. sealant)
  • A designated storefront website attached to Never Leak RV Roofing main website at http://nvrlkrvroofing.net, which receives thousands of unique hits per month from prospective customers nationwide

With respect to lead generation, franchisees do not have to worry about channel conflict, as Never Leak RV Roofing will route all incoming leads via website, email or phone to the appropriate franchisee based on the customer’s location. For example, an email inquiry from a customer in Phoenix, AZ will be forwarded to the authorized franchisee in that area.

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Individuals and businesses interested in learning more about potentially purchasing a Never Leak RV Roofing franchise are invited to submit an initial, brief letter of interest to Saegesser at nvrlkrvroofing@gmail.com. All correspondence will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

Those who move forward through the process and are ultimately awarded a franchise will be invited to attend on-site training in Florida. Details and schedules will be discussed at the appropriate time.

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“Helping people protect their investment, preserve the value and extend the life of their RV isn’t just profitable, but on a personal level it’s also highly fulfilling," added Saegesser. "The look of relief on our customers’ faces as we finally put their leaky roof nightmare behind them is priceless! We’re looking forward to partnering with franchisees across the country who want to make a positive difference in their communities, be part of an established brand that has an exceptional reputation, and provide a highly-demanded solution that is essentially recession-proof. In fact, the tougher the economy gets, the more demand there is for what we offer.”

For more information on Never Leak RV Roofing visit http://nvrlkrvroofing.net.

Source: Press Release

You could win the 'Big Outdoor Adventure RV Giveaway'

Keystone RV, Thousand Trails, Cycle Trader, RV Trader and ATV Trader partnered to launch The Big Outdoor Adventure Giveaway. The sweepstakes will run for three months, ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2016 and the winner will be selected by random drawing after the conclusion of the promotion.

One grand prize winner will receive a 2016 Keystone Fuzion Impact VaporLite 26V RV and a pass for one year of camping at any of the Thousand Trails locations in the United States. The RV is valued at approximately $40,000 and the camping pass is worth $2,995, bringing the total prize value to $42,995.

“Through this partnership with the Trader brands and Thousand Trails, we will be reaching out to millions of families who enjoy the outdoors and the RV lifestyle,” said Jeff Runels, president of Keystone RV Company. “Keystone RVs are among the top-searched brands on RV Trader, and many Thousand Trails members own Keystone RVs. The Big Outdoor Adventure Giveaway is a golden opportunity for us to reacquaint these families with all the benefits Keystone has to offer and to introduce new families to the Keystone brand.”

“We are excited to partner with RV Trader, Cycle Trader, ATV Trader and Keystone RV Company to sponsor this fantastic giveaway,” said Dan Perlis, senior vice president for Thousand Trails. “The winner will enjoy access to more than 80 campgrounds across the country with a Thousand Trails Camping Pass. There’s simply no better way to make the most of a new RV!”

Outdoor enthusiasts can enter to win the Big Outdoor Adventure Giveaway at: http://www.BigOutdoorGiveaway.com. In addition, motocross and supercross fans will be able to view the RV and register in person at select CycleTrader.com/Rock River/Yamaha race team events across the nation.

As Paige Bouma, vice president of RV Trader, Cycle Trader, and ATV Trader said, “All of our consumers are passionate about being outdoors which is why we are thrilled to offer a grand prize that allows them to do what they love - take a great adventure! We hope they will spend the rest of the year enjoying their new Keystone RV at all the great campgrounds Thousand Trails has to offer.”

About Keystone RV 
Keystone RV Company is the #1 manufacturer of fifth-wheel and toy-haulers in North America and a leading manufacturer of travel trailers. With over 1,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada, you are never far from a Keystone dealer. Keystone is a subsidiary of Thor Industries one of the world’s largest manufacturers of RVs.

About Encore and Thousand Trails 
Encore RV resorts and Thousand Trails campgrounds feature more than 180 locations across North America comprising nearly 70,000 sites. Owned and operated by Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc., Encore, Thousand Trails and their affiliates offer RV and outdoor recreation enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations, complemented with resort-style amenities. For more information please visit RVontheGo.com.

About Cycle Trader 
Cycle Trader is made up of a unique portfolio of premier powersport buying and selling sites. These include: Cycle Trader, ATV Trader, PWC Trader, and Snowmobile Trader. With its wide variety of products, Cycle Trader provides a comprehensive digital marketing solution for all businesses serving the powersports industry. With over 450,000 units for sale and over two million visitors every month, Cycle Trader reaches more active buyers across all devices than any other source, making it the leading online powersports marketplace. Private sellers are able to take advantage of the site’s free basic listings in order to sell their bike online.

About RV Trader 
RV Trader is the premier online classifieds website for buying and selling RVs. Over 145,000 new and pre-owned recreation vehicles are available from dealers and private sellers across the country. With over 2.5 million visitors every month, RV Trader is the perfect place to search, shop and sell RVs. RV Trader.com offers dealers a comprehensive suite of digital marketing products to help them advertise their products to potential buyers across all devices. Find your dream RV today on RV Trader!

Source: Press Release