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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Tips on Buying a Recreational Vehicle

Before buying a recreational vehicle, you should consider the type of motor home that will meet your lifestyle needs. You should also consider the importance of different factors such as value, usage, space requirement, and the size of the recreational vehicle. Here are some suggested buying tips for you.

1. Always have in mind that recreational vehicles are usually priced according to their size especially to their length. The height and the width measurements may not affect the value significantly.

2. You must decide on what type of recreational vehicle you want to purchase. Know the features and classes of the caravans that will fit your needs. The class A motor home vehicles are the largest and the most expensive while the class B motorized designs are modified with extension van conversions. They are smaller compared to the class A caravans but they provide fuel efficiency and great performance on off roads. Most owners find the class C as the most affordable and most convenient among the other classes of recreational vehicles.

3. You should negotiate the dealer’s price according to its true value. You may ask for an affordable value to get more room at a bargain price. In fact, there are many recreational vehicle stores where you can find the brands and models that you may want at reasonable prices.

4. You can also visit the regional and national recreational vehicle shows held every year on different shops and RV showrooms. You may also find advertised vehicles in local newspapers or on television.

5. You should be aware that recreational vehicles are big to handle. Make sure that you can drive comfortably with these types of vehicles. You will also need a special license issued by the State Transportation Department.

6. You should test-drive a recreational vehicle before making any disclosure to the dealer. You may rent from US El Monte RV or in Cruise America to feel what its like to drive such large vehicles.

7. Purchase only the vehicle that is within your finances. You can make the transaction through your bank loan or through lending institutions. The prices of recreational vehicles may range from $40,000 to $100,000 depending on the brand and model.

Purchasing a recreational vehicle can be as complicated as buying a house. It is important to consider all the possible alternatives on how you can find the right recreational vehicle for you.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Getting Ready for Camping Cooking

A camp outing can be fun, especially if you are planning to cook for yourself for the first time. It’s a way of exploring your own skills that you may have unconsciously learnt from your mom in the kitchen when you were at home. Nonetheless, you never had had the opportunity to try it out on you own. Camping cooking is one of the most entertaining things to do in camping activities, besides jungle trekking, hiking and so on; but not if you’re not prepared for it.

Being prepared would mean that you have all the things that you essentially need to cook and protect the food. This would require you to be equipped with the equipment and supplies, and perhaps recipes for good camping cooking.

Equipment

This includes the stove, gas cylinders, ovens, fireplace, grilling pits and so on. One of the most famous ones is the Dutch oven, which is basically a covered pot made of heavy metal used for cooking. This oven is mostly made of cast iron or aluminum and varies from extremely heavy ones to relatively light weight ones. Some come with strong metal legs to support the oven over the heat source as well. These ovens, which use charcoal or coals to work, have lids that tightly fit into the bottom and have also a rim around the edge to hold the coals.

You can also try out other alternatives such as pit and brick ovens or mobile stoves, which come with a small gas cylinder that can last for more than 50 hours of camping cooking usage.

Supplies

Having a place to cook properly is not enough. You need good food to get you moving in your other camping activities as well. Having this in mind, you must make sure your camping cooking food supply, either raw or canned must be sufficient. Raw foods would include meat, vegetables, and fruits and so on. And to preserve these, you need to have a small cooler equipped with dry ice handy. Nutritious canned food is a good and simpler alternative. Try meat available in cans which you can just grill or fry and eat straightaway.

Cookbooks and Recipes

If you are good at cooking, but not sure what to cook during the camping season, you can collect recipes exclusive to camping cooking. Some cookbooks have a long list of food choices available; from a vegetarian barbeque and fried fish with baked potatoes to the more exquisite Turkish cuisine and Bali fried foods.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

First Aid Kit

Be safe, don’t leave home without it: a first aid kit

Camping requires a significant amount of time away from civilization and a lot of active time walking, trailing and enjoying all the glory of the outdoors.

However, wherever there is camp away from real-world conveniences, the possibility of needing some form of first aid – however little – is a necessity.

The following are a few tips and advice to pack that vital first aid kit when out camping.

First thing first, take lessons

Believe it or not, there are a lot of classes available that provide first aid lessons. There is a basic EMT or emergency medical technician course that one could take. However, for those who do not have much time, short lessons are available. The American Red Cross provides such courses.

Check your local community. Basic first aid lessons are generally inexpensive yet valuable once learned. Once such knowledge is acquired such a training could allow anyone to provide immediate care to an individual who is injured or sick.

Children could also be given basic first aid information. When camping with children, it definitely would not hurt if they are introduced to the first aid kit. Show kids the items inside the first aid kit, its purpose and when is the probable time it would be needed.

Older kids may also be pointed out certain situations wherein they could get hurt and what are the possibilities one should do when such a situation happens. A child who knows or has a basic idea of first aid will panic less once an injury or a slight emergency situation occurs.

First aid kit: what to pack and how

To better understand your first aid kit, do not forget to bring on a manual. The American Red Cross provides a good one.

Also, a small swiss knife is a very useful tool to bring out to a camping trip. An emergency blanket must be brought in too. Be aware that a blanket made of wool could get wet and after which may smell a bit bad. There are emergency blankets that does not weigh much and could be easily packed.

A razor blade may also be brought. This item is great for removing splinters. Another tool to bring into a camping trip is a magnifying glass.
Usually, this item is effective for starting out fires. You could also bring a match for additional convenience. But if bringing one, make sure that the matches you have are those that still light even if they are wet.

Another handy and useful item to bring is a handy mirror. Mirrors are useful especially when signaling for help. Of course, it would be better if you do not need to have a reason to use it other than for vanity.

A thermometer is another item that could be brought in a camping trip. Usually, the best thermometer is one that is similar to a small strip that is black in color and works the same way as a mood ring.

A cold pack is usually brought in a camping trip in order to prevent any exhaustion that is caused by heat. It could also be used to treat away burns, sprains, bruises, swelling, toothaches and headaches.

A water packet – the sterilized kind – usually containing about four ounces of water is an efficient and useful item used for water drinking and cleaning a wound. Fortunately, this item has a shelf life of five years.

For wounds, a medical tape should also be brought in. Also, try to pack in threads and a needle. Gloves, safety pin, scissors, eye dressing, band aid as well as a wrap bandage that is elastic.

For any injuries located in the shoulder or arms, a triangular bandage should also be brought in the camping trip. A gauze pad should also be brought in, and lots of it also. A bandage that is large and compressed should also be brought.
A wrap gauze should also be available when camping, wipes that are antiseptic, a lip balm (to protect the lips from the sun), and Neosporin (for kids with small wounds).

Meanwhile, for adults, a pain reliever like Tylenol should also be available. For children, a non-aspirin tablet should be available. Decongestants like Dimetapp is a good medicine to bring. Antihistamines are a great option for adults. For a hot camping trip, do not forget to pack in a salt tablet.

All in all, camping is fun if you are prepared for all the activities and experiences the outdoors will bring.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Camper World In This Side Of America

Utah is not just known for its heavily Mormon residents but also for its diversity in geology, climate and ecosystems. That is why it is no wonder why this is the home to Camper World.
Established in 1977, Camper World is a unique private and exclusive resort. Their locations provide memorable recreational experiences in scenic forested mountains, on the banks of sparkling rivers, peaceful streams and picturesque lakes.

All of the resorts in Camper World are affordable and family-oriented. It is has the finest recreational facilities in the whole of Utah. Each has 24-hour security, full-service hook-ups, upscale dressing rooms, shower facilities and much more. From small travel vehicles to the most luxurious motorcoaches, Camper World has all the necessary amenities to meet your needs and all of this, without a reservation.

Here are the different parks of Camper World that you would surely want to spend more than just one night.

* Lake Powell Wahweap
Located on the south end of Lake Powell, Wahweap is like no other place on earth. Its blue-green water is perfect for fishing and boating, surrounded by spectacular red rock towers (or hoodoos) and red sand beaches.

* Nebo Loop
This miniature Shangri-La is one of Utah's best kept secrets. It's a photographer's dream with many overlooks and wildlife viewing opportunities. The brilliant fall foliage of the Uinta National Forest is hard to match anywhere in the nation. Eight cabins are available for rent to members and their guests.

* Hot Springs
Enjoy hot mineral pools to soak in, a very large hot mineral swimming pool and jacuzzis. It also has its our own golf course and many more fabulous amenities in this beautifully secluded area.

* Pine Forest Park
This startlingly beautiful park is located high in Ashley National Forest, only about three and a half miles from Flaming Gorge Dam and Cedar Springs Marina. The scenery is much like Yellowstone National Park, with endless stands of tall pine and aspen trees that landscape the surrounding mountains.

* Echo Island Ranch
You'd never believe it's only a one hour drive from Salt Lake City. While adding beautiful campsites with lush lawns and tall stands of shade trees, Camper World has maintained the country atmosphere by leaving much of this land to open meadows, meandering streams and small islands.

* Pleasant Creek Ranch
Enjoy the fresh mountain air while swimming in the spacious heated pool, playing tennis, or any of the other fun activities available. Nearby lakes and streams offer trout fishing and thousands of acres of forests are minutes away for big game hunting and scenic beauty that is unsurpassed.

* Lakeside Resort
Lakeside Resort stands out like an oasis in the nearby beautiful rolling hills with layers of red shale rock & sage brush. It's lush lawns, tall trees, and the shimmering water of Starvation Lake as a backdrop make it truly unique to this area.

* Apple Garden Park
Apple Garden Park is located just across the street from the beautiful expanses of Bear Lake, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the western part of the United States.

* Knotty Pine Resort
Fishing is great right in your back yard in the Provo River. The majestic wooded hillsides surrounding Knotty Pine are alive with deer, elk, and other animals. Knotty Pine is famous for its trails and ATV riding.

* Lake Powell Bullfrog
Every bit as beautiful, Bullfrog is more secluded than Wahweap. Explore breathtaking, meandering red rock canyons, crevices, buttes, spires and other natural wonders.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Motor Home Rental

Planning for an ultimate holiday getaway on wheels with your friends or family? Whether you go for hiking, fly-fishing, or simply escaping from your stressful life in the city, traveling on a motor home is an experience worth taking. It is wonderfully fun and exciting knowing that it gives you freedom to explore everything worth discovering on earth with no limits.

Now if you are serious with your holiday getaway plan, but you’ve never owned a motor home, then don’t just lose hope. There’s a good solution for that – to consider a motor home rental.

Motor home rentals are available anywhere in the United States and the world these days. A lot of motor home rentals companies are in fact out there to give you the right motor home to rent and drive. You can even find these companies online as there are a lot of sites out there on the virtual world that offer services for finding your right choice. Perhaps what it all takes is time and effort.

Considering a motor home rental, however, has never been so easy. One main reason for this is the fact that thousands of options are available out there for you to choose from. Another thing is that almost all of the rental companies offering motor home rental services are claiming to have the best service available, creating confusion on the part of the customers. The good news is you can do something to avoid such confusion by determining first what you really want and desire.

So before you take a motor home rental to drive, make sure that the vehicle you are considering can answer all of your needs. Think about the space requirement, the amenities and facilities included, or everything that it provides for a comfortable and safe traveling. Also consider the number of people you are taking with you on the trip. Note that there are a lot of motor home types available today and each of these types features a number of things that are unique from the other. Each type even has its own space requirement.

Once you’ve determined your desire and everything related to your needs, try then to test drive the motor home rental you are considering. Test driving is a good way of ensuring that the vehicle you are driving is in good condition, thus capable of taking you where you want to go safely and securely.

Then it’s time to check what it provides for your ultimate living on wheels. See if it offers all the luxury of a comfortable home. Check the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, dining and living area and all the amenities it gives. Make sure that the motor home rental you are considering is capable of giving you the best RVing experience you’ve never imagined.

Finally, know your responsibilities as a renter. Note that you are not the owner of the vehicle and you are just taking it for rent. So take and drive the motor home with much care. This is also needed as you are not the only one traveling on that vehicle. You’ve got friends and families in there.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Don’t Leave Home Without Your Camping Checklist

I remember the day when I was so proud I had actually sat down and made my camping checklist. I was certain that I was not going to miss anything at all, while I had this item checked off and that item checked off, and in the end, I still didn’t remember everything I was supposed to take.

This wouldn’t have happened if I would have used my camping checklist in the right of manner. I should have been crossing off the items that I had, rather than just making note of it within my mind. Come to find out, I had forgotten the batteries, and well, there were a whole lot of unhappy campers with me that day!

You want everything to run smooth and like clockwork, you should take out your camping checklist and make sure you have put each and every last item into the cases they are being packed away in.

You’ve Made Your List, Now Check It Twice

Don’t just create your camping checklist and then forget it ever existed. You took the time to create the camping checklist, and now you have to take the time to scratch off each item so you can make sure there are no untied strings.

Even with my camping checklist, I am never fully secure I remembered to put everything on it, but without the camping checklist, I would surely forget many different kinds of camping gear and accessories.

Don’t just put down the necessity items you need on your camping checklist. If you decide you want to take your child out panning for gold, make sure you write down to remember the metal detector, as well as the other items necessary to find your gold. Otherwise, you may find out when you’re halfway there that gold is not going to be on your agenda this week.

Your Camping Checklist Should Contain All Pertinent Items For Camping Rustic Style, Even If You Are Staying At A Camping Ground.

Just to be honest with you, your camping checklist should provide all the equivalent necessities involved in survival, even if you aren’t camping rustic style. It doesn’t matter where you are, or who you’re camping with, an accident can still happen. Accidents aren’t called “accidents” because we plan them. Make sure you are carrying a first aide kit, as well as common over-the-counter medications.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Choosing a Camper Trailer

The beauty of camper trailers is that if you choose well and buy the best, you’ll enjoy the trip, get the comfort that you need, and possibly get most of your investment back once you’ve finished.

The fun in traveling usually starts on the pre-trip preparations. The decision over the “living quarters” poses the greatest difficulty. Aside from the wide range of camper trailers that can be bought “off the shell” or custom-made to your preference, there are also a lot of new camper options that are coming out in the market such as slide-ons and roof top tents that satisfy the comfort factor with ready-made beds and a compact living solutions. No more bother with setting up airbeds and sleeping bags, all the bedding is stored where it will be used.

Dilemma is, what may be perfect for you is not perfect for the next person, in the same way that, what may be perfect for you today, may not be tomorrow.

Some people argue that towing a trailer for an off-road trip is an inconvenience; however there are a lot of advantages of a camper trailer. Making a good purchase of a camper trailer can overcome this idea of it being an inconvenience.

How do you choose a camper trailer?
When you first start looking for camper trailers, don’t easily fall into the trap of making comparisons based on aesthetics and options, rather check on the major components that really set the trailer apart from another. Consider your budget and your growing or diminishing family. Whether you buy or hire a camper trailer, your needs come first and the enjoyment and safety of your trip depends on a perfectly chosen camper trailer.

Major Components
* Chassis
The longevity of your camper trailer’s life depends on the quality of the chassis, both materials and construction. Have an extremely robust trailer but keep an eye on the weight. Some manufacturers use box tubing which does not allow twist. It’s not necessary to increase the size of the tubing because an increase in wall thickness of the tubing makes the chassis stronger. Be aware that the use of zincseal or zincannel in camper trailers means there is less rusting hence longer life than can be achieved by paint alone.
* Springs and suspension
Springs are important to camper trailers and are often the part that falls when people take trailers into off-road trips, that’s why it’s wise to consider how to repair or replace a broken spring on a trailer. Be aware of the right springs for the right weight or use of trailer. If over-engineered, the trailer could bounce excessively on some tracks, or if too soft, will “bottom-out” likely breaking the leaves, 6-9 leaf is appropriate. Use of shockers in combination with springs will smooth the ride, but the angle should be right or they will be inefficient.
* Doors/Tailgate
Anything that opens or shuts on your camper trailer has to be dust and waterproof or you’re in for a mess when you stop to setup camp. Those who have towed any sort of camper will understand this. To the new ones, it is critical that you look for excellent seals on trailer doors, even for tool boxes. Look for automotive style rubber seal, ideally adjustable sealing locks to allow tighter sealing with use. Doors need to be lockable.
* Tyres / Rims
Although tyres on your camper trailer are not driving wheels, do not accept second rate tyres, for they are the best storage option for spares for the vehicle, so always ensure that they are all the same profile, width and running on the same rims. It’s also a driving advantage if you’re camper trailer can run in the same way paved by your vehicle in heavy-going 4WD situations, such as sand, mud, ruts, and others.
* Canvas & Awnings
Camper trailer canvas needs to be waterproofed and ideally mildew-proof. The roof and over-trailer canvas has to be heavy-duty for good waterproofing. Look for strong and long lasting flymesh, as some will perish with continuous folding and UV exposure. An awning is an essential addition to your camp to sit under, cook under, and to provide shade, shelter and extended living space.
* Mattresses
The whole point of towing a camper trailer is for the comfort of having a place to sleep. Choose a suitable mattress size for your trailer. A proper sprung mattress will out-way the cost difference with longevity. Most “off the shelf” trailers will only accommodate a foam mattress so check if the travel cover is deep enough for an inner spring mattress.
* Stoneguard
All vehicles flick up stone, when a vehicle is pulling a trailer, the stones often hit the trailer, damaging both the front of the trailer and often rebounding back that could break the vehicle’s rear windows. A stone deflector on a camper trailer is advisable to have.
* Trailer Hitch
It is vital to use a coupling that enables almost full 360 degree turning to safely tow a trailer behind a 4WD in off-road conditions. The most popular system is TREG.
* Add Ons
Kitchen
Tool Box
Water tank
Boat rack
12 Volt power
Electric brakes
Bike rack

Knowing how to choose the right camper trailer should come with knowing how much it will cost too. Camper trailers range in design and construction to suit the buyer’s needs and budgets which is anything from $8,000 - $25,000.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Motor Home Dealers Online

Planning for an out of town vacation with your friends or family? Want to experience an ultimate home-away-from-home on wheels? If that is what you’ve planned and want that to happen, then considering a motor home could no doubt be a good option for you to start.

Well, thousands of motor homes are out there hitting the road these days; each features strengths and weaknesses that are deemed unique from the others. However, with their number, finding the right unit can be puzzling and time consuming. It can be more puzzling especially if you have no idea of where to find them. This is where the importance of knowing the largest motor home dealers comes in.

A number of motor home dealers are actually out there advertising their own product lines. Most of these dealers can be found online and it’s nice to know that they are available 24/7 in just a matter of clicks. Now, if you want to know what the most well-known and most-visited motor home dealers online are, then you’ve got the right page. Below is a short list of the most notable motor home dealers on the web. Read on and find out if these dealers can answer your motor home vacation needs.

Simpsons Motor Caravan Centre at Simpsonsmc.com

Situated in East Anglia and across Great Britain, the Simpsons Motor Caravan Centre is regarded as one of the leading motor caravan dealers in the Eastern part of England. They offer a number of luxury motor homes and other types of recreational vehicles for those who love to travel. And, it’s nice to know that all of the motor home models included in their product lines boast a number of features expected from a perfect motor home: well-equipped, spacious, and highly functional.

Winnebago Industries at WinnebagoInd.com

The Winnebago Industries, Incorporated is one of the widely recognized manufacturers and at the same time dealers of luxury motor homes. All of the motor home models developed by this motor home dealer have swept the United States and the world by storm, and it’s worth noting that until now the Winnebago Industries has continued to lead the entire motor home industry. Yes, they continue to develop and offer the best in quality motor homes with the state of the art technologies and the ultimate comfort and convenience. They have introduced new developments on the product lines, but the general quality of their luxury motor homes remains superb.

PPL Motor Homes at PPLMotorHomes.com

The PPL Motor Homes is actually an acclaimed RV consignment dealer in the United States. This motor home dealer operates online knowing the more and more adventure trekkers are considering the Internet as a good source for finding the best in quality motor homes and motor parts. Recognizing that fact, the PPL Motor Homes continue to offer the top rated motor home models available, and perhaps what’s nice to know about their motor home dealer is that it helps consumers of recreational vehicles to find the best deal.

The option doesn’t just end there. A lot of other motor home dealers are searchable online. Perhaps what it takes to find these portals is strong interest, enough time and effort. So be ready for the search.

Monday, March 19, 2007

The Exotic World of Private RV Rental

If you are interested in private RV rental, the sky is virtually the limit in terms of what can be achieved and what type of vehicle you can end up with. There are several options as far as what to put in your private RV rental package and you could end up with a pretty great RV for the road. Many people like the feeling that they are living the life of luxury, even if it is just for a moment. It is this type of style that makes private RV rental a popular option among the more discerning travellers. Private RV rental in this sense gives you many options for the RV because it is a private company offering special merchandise.

As far as options in terms of private RV rental, it is really all up to the consumer to decide what they want. You can end up with a basic private model of RV that includes a simple single sleeper unit and a bathroom facility along with a small table for eating. This usually is known as a base model and does not cost that much to rent. It is popular for couples or single travellers that are heading on a small journey and do not need much space. This model would, of course, not be recommended for a longer journey with more people. For that, you would want to upgrade the model to something else with more space.

Roomier Models

For larger families and longer trips, you may want to consider one of the deluxe models for private RV rental. It is this type of model that can transform your travel experience into a wonderful voyage of fun and excitement. There will be ample room for sleeping, eating, and enjoyment with a larger model of RV. It is this type of RV that makes staying in the vehicle a great part of a summer trip because of the room and the features within. There is now no limit to what can be put in to an RV; everything from TVs and DVD players to deluxe kitchen units find their way into modern deluxe RV units.

Rental Agreement

When you are considering your rental, be sure to take a look at all of the fine print on the rental agreement. This is to ensure that you are protected with the proper insurance policies and that you are signing off on the right aspects of the agreement. Do not sign what you do not understand and be educated about the particulars in your private RV rental agreement.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Be Familiarized with the Brands of Recreational Vehicles

You may find various types of recreational vehicles in regional caravan shows held every year. Potential buyers may see the latest models and innovative designs of caravans, which are displayed in these regional shows. You can meet dealers who can provide you with various options according to the brands you want. Here are some brands and models you can chose from:

1. The 2004 Winnebago Vista can provide you with driving satisfaction with its strong 201-hp V6 engine. It also has an independent front hydraulic bar suspensions for comfortable driving on off roads. The latest model features a convenient, refurnished interior with a large space. The Vista is categorized as a class C caravan that you will surely enjoy on long travels. It brings you a precision-engineered thermo structural panel for the caravan’s long lasting exterior beauty.

2. The 2004 Winnebago Rialta is a classic beauty with its exterior features. You may experience the pleasure of having something that is elegant and extravagant. Aside from its beauty, it is also fuel-efficient and it can be maneuvered at about 22 feet. As a class C motor home, it features a pull-up table in the center lounge area. It also comes with a thermo panel sidewall and sky roof designs that pressure bonds the outer features and aluminum framework of the vehicle.

3. The 2004 Ultimate Advantage will give you the ultimate experience of your travel. The floor plan features a triple slide out that is built to maximize every space of the bedroom and living room. You will not encounter any problems in storage places with high volume of loads. Its 32,400 GVWR chassis provides you with great performance and maneuvering. The storage compartments give you large spaces and accessible slide out systems for convenient storing and carriages.

4. The 2004 Itasca Sunstar is one of the most head-turner caravans. Its exterior design is compared to the Volkswagen cab. Many people are awed with its power and fuel efficiency and its 201-hp V6 engine. You will surely enjoy the built-in accessories, which are standard in this class C motor home. You will also enjoy easy driving on different kinds of roads.

These brands may give you an idea of what type of recreational vehicles you may want to own. Always remember to choose the vehicle that meets your wants and needs. Make sure that you compare all the prices and buy a vehicle that is within your budget.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Give Your Body A Break and Bring A Camping Chair

If you have ever been rustic camping, you would know then it is hard on the back. Sitting on the ground just isn’t for the people who are starting to feel their aches and pains. This is part of the problem why some people quit going out and enjoying their time out in nature. You can make this situation better on yourself by bringing yourself along a camping chair, and this will provide more support for your back and make it more comfortable to enjoy the evening.

Your camping chair will usually have a spot in one of the arms, or even both, for placing your beverage down. You can even get matching tables to go with your camping chair, so you can rest your belongings on a safe surface. Camping chairs are made to be sturdy and are made out of a material that is tough and often water-resistant. For the most part, your camping chair looks very similar to a director’s chair, only camping chairs are often made out of metal and directors chairs can also be made out of wood.

Your Camping Chair Is More Comfortable Around the Campfire.

Every actor and child on this earth seems to give off the impression of the ghastly stories being told around the Campfire. Yet, as our bodies grow older, and our muscles grow weaker, we can’t seem to find the interest in listening to these ghastly tales as long as we used to. We have to get up, stretch, walk around in pain and then decide it’s time to hit the sack.

Now you can sit around the campfire on your camping chair, and be able to listen to the stories you have been missing out on. The campfire is the main ingredient to spending time out in the wilderness, and so many wonderful thoughts and viewpoints are shared there.

Get More Back Support With A Camping Chair

Back support while you are camping is important if you don’t want to end up feeling crippled by day number three. You get more back support with your camping chair and allows for more enjoyment of your evenings.

Your back must be balanced with the spine in order for the rest of your body to maintain it’s balance, so it only makes sense you should be sitting in a camping chair the next time you go camping.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

How To Pick The Best Tent To Ensure A Comfortable And Safe Refuge While Camping

An essential outdoor piece of equipment, your outdoor camping experience is largely dependent on the tent quality of your choice. Which is why a large selection of it are available for you to select from.

The first and simplest way so as narrow your tent choices is to decide the tent dimension that you require.

Tents are constructed to house a specific number of individuals. So that a solo backpacker will be looking for a tent that is smaller much different from family campers that require a bigger and roomier tent.

Almost all tents are labeled with description and their capacity which indicates how many individuals the tent can hold.

So that if you really do not intent on having a collection of tents in different capacity or sizes, it is wise that you establish the largest number of individuals you believe will sleep altogether in the tent.

If you normally backpack with a companion but this summer is going solo, then it is wise purchase a “two-person” tent.

Basically, there are four tent components namely the poles, tent body, rain fly and the tarp which is some kind of footprint or ground cloth to extend your tent’s floor life.

Apart from these basic components, here are some guidelines in choosing the best tent for you:

1. Consider your needs. Know your particular camping requirements, such as where do you mostly go camping, at what season, would be backpacking? And how many are you. All these can give you a clear idea of what type of tent you will need.

2. Set your budget. When you allocate a budget before you go looking for a tent, most likely, you will not overspend.

3. Tent weight and size. How many individuals will be sleeping in the tent? The size of your tent will not really matter should you go “car camping”; however, if you intend of going backpacking, then consider a “light-weight” tent.

4. Tent features. Today, there tent manufacturers offering a lot of features for their tents.

Mesh panels allow the breeze go in your tent at the same time keep the mosquitoes and bugs out, “shock-corded” tent poles allow speedy setup, waterproof and flame resistant for safety, a rain fly for added rain protection, etc.

Make certain you choose the tent that best caters to your all your basic requirements.

5. Make certain that you select a durable fabric tent. It will cost you more money however definitely this is an area certainly worth spending extra money.

6. Select the proper tent color. Inspect how the color of the tent transmits light well unto its interior. Certain colors generate a brighter interior, whereas others create a cave-like and dreary ambience.

Light colors, take note are best during summer camping since they tend to be cooler whereas dark colors are able to absorb in solar energy so that they are great during camping in cold weather.

7. Check the tent’s coating. Remember that you must see a waterproof and shiny coating inside the floor and rain fly. If this is not visible or you can not feel this on the tent’s fabric, than it is not thick enough so to withstand heavy use.

8. Know that your tent needs when camping in the summer is very much different compared to camping in the snow.

Almost all tents available in the market have weather ratings. Make sure that you purchase a tent specifically made for a particular weather condition or season that you will be out camping.

9. Tent manufacturers. Various tent manufacturers have their unique design and name. Some are identified to make inexpensive tents, while others are well recognized to make high quality but expensive tents.

Popular tent makers are Coleman, Wenger, Eddie Bauer and Greatland Tents. Choose a tent manufacturer that has been trusted for years.

In the forest or wilderness especially, the wrong camping equipment if not kill you, will really send you down packing to a motel and regret having planned camping.

For that well-planned and enjoyable camping vacation, take your time when you purchase your tent.

Remember, it will be your home for a few days. Having the right tent will keep you comfortable and warm especially on rainy and cold nights.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Camper Supplies

Must- Have Camper Supplies

Planning for an outdoor adventure but you are not fully decided on what are to bring? Before you go to the nearest store and purchase all those camper supplies, better put those into writing so the what-is-next-to-buy-problem will not consume your precious time. It is also but wise to consider the budget and read those gear descriptions. If you have lots of questions, do not hesitate to throw them in. It just goes to show how intense your curiosity is.

Below is a list of camper supplies, not just those you would want to bring, but those that you really need to.

* Sleeping Pads, Bags and Pillows
The first thing to consider when buying a sleeping bag is its temperature rating. An adequate bag should exceed the temperature extremes where you camp. You'll find light sleeping bags rated at 40° to 50° for summer camping, heavy mountaineering bags rated at -20° and below, and everything in between.
Compare the prices of these camper supplies from top maufacturers:
Sleeping pads- $12.95 by Therm-A-Rest
$114.22 by Slumberjack
$44.99 by Coleman
$13.24 by Wenger
Sleeping bags- $58.32 by Coleman
$25.95 by Eureka
$89.95 by Columbia
$78.95 by The North Face
Sleeping pillows- $15.00 by Coleman
$22.95 by Stearns
$24.95 by Therm-A-Rest
$24.95 by Sierra

* Tents
Tents come in many shapes, sizes, and styles. For family camping you'll likely want a large dome tent or a multi-room rectangular tent. Shop around to find the one that offers you the room and privacy to camp in comfort with your family.
Compare the prices of these camper supplies from top manufacturers:
$59.99 by DC America
$79.94 by Coleman
$79.43 by Suisse Sport
$79. 95 by Texsport

* Lanterns
Campgrounds typically don't have lighting available, so you'll need a lantern to see what you're doing after dark. Most are inexpensive and come in 1 mantel or 2 mantel styles. They use propane, white gas, or other fuels. Some also use either a match to light or an electronic lighter.
Compare the prices of these camper supplies from top manufacturers:
$12.99 by Coleman (battery)
$76.95 by Coleman (fuel)
$39.99 by Coleman (propane)

* Stoves
A camp stove is another essential item needed for camping. Cold foods get old after a while, and you can only cook so many dishes over a campfire or on a grill. Like lanterns, there are various styles and different fuels used.
Compare the prices of these camper supplies from top manufacturers:
$36.84 by Coleman
$49.95 by MSR
$109.99 by Camp Chef
$74.99 by Century Tool

* Coolers and Ice chests
If you like cold drinks at the campground or you need to preserve perishable foods, you're going to need a cooler or ice-chest. The size and efficiency of any cooler will be determined by your camping habits.
Compare the prices of these camper supplies from top manufacturers:
$15.00 by Coleman (small)
$19.99 by Igloo (medium)
$34.84 by Rubbermaid (large)

* Footprint Tarps
Extend the life of your tent with the added protection of a ground cloth. This footprint tarp protects against abrasion and acts as an added barrier to help keep moisture out of the tent and make it more comfortable for those inside. Most tent manufacturers make footprint tarps cut specifically to the dimension of your tent. Otherwise, use any tarp, but be sure to tuck the edges under the tent.
Compare the prices of these camper supplies from top manufacturers:
$79.99 by LTD
$59.99 by Kelty
$78.00 by Bibler
$38.95 by Pacific Outdoor Equipment

Remember that these camper supplies are not just in any way beneficial, they are simply a must- have. Visit www.about.pricegrabber.com for more information.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Mini Motor Homes

Mini motor homes, also known as Class C motor homes, are one of the most well-known types of motorized recreational vehicles. They are the ones commonly noted for not being so big like the Class A, but not so small like the Class B, making them ideal for an average group or family.

The mini motor homes have been popular since its introduction in the early 70s. Because of its comfortable, not so big but not so small size, mini motor homes have remained as the favorite for family vacations and holiday getaways on wheels. They are also deemed safer than the other motor home types perhaps for its cockpit construction, which features a frontal crush area and all steel cage that offer protection for the passenger and the driver in a rollover situation.

What distinguishes the mini motor homes from the other types is its general appearance. It is often comes with a sleeping bunk on top of the cab which ca be used as additional bedroom or as storage room when not used as a bedroom. Also, it is built on a cutaway van chassis, meaning that the entire front of the motor home is constructed general the same. As a result, the mini motor homes appear like a pickup truck or a van.

There is one particular feature that makes the mini motor homes an ideal choice for a holiday getaway on wheels – the cockpit design. It is this design actually that sets Class A and Class C apart each other. As you may know, the Class A type of motor home considers the cockpit design as one of its major weaknesses, the reason that most holiday trekkers these days consider the mini motor homes than the Class A for its relative crashworthiness.

Another thing that makes the mini motor homes safe and comfortable for a life on the road is the brilliant placement of the television in the room. In this type of motor home, you will usually find the television mounted in an entertainment center in the cab, just over behind the cockpit area. You could also find it placed off to one side in the mini motor home’s living room. This television placement is what also sets the mini motor homes different from the Class A where the TV is often mounted over the driver’s and the passenger’s heads in the cockpit.

The mini motor homes, however, share a common feature with the Class A type in terms of slide outs. Yes, the Class C provides such wonderful feature. The slide outs actually provide additional space for the passengers. The slide out can move a portion of the motor home’s exterior wall outwards as much as 3 ½ feet, and this is what allows more space for the sleeping, dining or living area, as well as for the kitchen. And, note that this slide out can be moved at a touch of a button. That high-tech!

The mini motor homes or Class C motor homes now provide many of the same comforts and conveniences as the other motor home types provide. So for those who may be looking for a unit that can accommodate family for hiking, camping, or fly fishing, then the Class C or mini motor homes could no doubt be the ultimate answer.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Benefits You can Enjoy from a Blue Book of Recreational Vehicles

The blue book has become significantly the term of choice in finding out the price of a recreational vehicle. You may find listings of the different brands and models specifically on the Kelley Blue Book RV official RV guides. It is a national appraisal listing of vehicles that is available for subscription to anyone who wants to purchase a recreational vehicle.

There are two types of the Kelley Blue Book. The Kelley Blue Book Guide provides you a list of motor homes, van conversions, and truck campers with their published price value. The other one covers folding trailers, fifth wheel, park model trailers and travel trailers.

Most people are more aware of the consumer edition of the Kelley new car and used car listings. You may find these listing guides in all bookstores nationwide. The new car guide provides the buyer with information on the value and latest models of the recreational vehicle. It also covers the manufacturer’s suggested retail price and the dealers’ cost as well as other extra costs that may be included like the pricing schedules and the shipping of the vehicle.

On the other hand, the Blue Book used car guide provides all the information on the prices of the recreational vehicles for the last 10 to 15 years. The guide gives you listings of the private sale values where you can find out the price of the vehicle depending if you sold it to another person. You will also find out the retail price from its previous car dealership. You will also have an idea of how much you would pay if the dealer offers you a trade-in vehicle.

The used car listing also comes with charts and figures for you to have an estimated price according to the condition and shape of the vehicle. You may also consider the mileage and other factors that could affect the whole price package of the recreational vehicle. It also gives you some important details regarding the different factors that may increase the value of the vehicle.

Kelley only covers used cars that are sold and purchased in the United States. If there are recreational vehicles sold outside the country, they may have different price values. However, the Kelley Blue Book can serve as a guide when a pre owned recreational vehicle is sold to a different country such as Canada and Mexico but it cannot be used as information in regional market price guides.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Car Camping

If your vacation funds are limited and lodging at a motel is out of the question, why not consider car camping? Car camping is not turning your vehicle into a rolling motel, but rather packing up your camping gear and heading out to the campsite of your choice. Once you have arrived at your destination unpack the equipment, set up camp and enjoy!

There are many benefits to car camping. Some of those benefits include the nearness of handy transportation for scenic trips or errands and a close convenient storage site.

Packing

When packing your automobile to go car camping it is tempting to bring along many items that defeat the purpose of camping. Camping is an opportunity to relax, refocus and enjoy the outdoors. It is highly suggested that packed items include the basics of life such as food, clothing and camping gear.

While packing keep in mind the unpacking order of items needed upon arrival and pack accordingly. Also, try to remember your daily routine when at home and make sure you only bring those items that are a necessary part of that routine.

In addition, plan a menu. Pack only the quantity of the food products needed to prepare the menu item for everyone in your group.

Bringing along a computer, television, portable DVD player and other electronic equipment can be counterproductive. Give yourself a chance to really enjoy your surroundings and the people you're with. You will be back to the “real world” soon enough!

Car Check-up

Your car is an integral part of car camping. It is prudent to make sure that your vehicle is in good operating condition. Therefore, check the tire pressure, water, engine hoses and make sure that the spare tire is in good working order.

Arriving at the Campground

The earlier the better is a good rule of thumb in getting the best choice of campsites at the campgrounds. Depending on your preference you can be close to the bathrooms for convenience or further from the restrooms for seclusion. Getting the tent up before dark can also save you a lot of frustration. A practical hint in setting up your tent would be to practice before you leave home on your car camping trip. Finally, setting up your campsite further away from the trash disposal area is prudent to avoid the insects they attract.

Items Needed

Specific items needed for your car camping trip should include extra propane containers for cooking on your outdoor stove and for the lantern. Adding a touch of home would include comfortable lawn chairs and a tablecloth for the picnic table. Using starter logs is much easier if you plan on a campfire.

Few Practical Tips

Your car camping experience will be even more enjoyable when you follow a few practical tips. For obvious reasons take along extra toilet paper, don’t forget the sunscreen and insect repellant and pack a first aid kit. The best time to use the shower is when it has just been cleaned.

Cautions while car camping would include being careful not to drain your car battery. Also, if a fire has been built make sure the logs are drowned if left unattended. Adhere to the rules of the campground for your safety and those around you. Finally, make sure you lock your valuables in the vehicle to keep honest people honest.

Enjoy the Experience

Car camping is an opportunity to detach from the routine and connect with yourself, your family and the beauty of your surroundings. Smile a lot, walk a lot, enjoy a sunrise, enjoy a sunset. Finally, just enjoy.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Three Tips to Choosing the Right Camping Backpack

“It’s just a bag”

That’s what most inexperienced campers say. Unknown to them, the choice of bag is no trivial matter to any serious camper. You will never appreciate how a good backpack can benefit your trek until you try going on a major one using an ill-fitting pack.

Take for example the experience of a trekker who went on a trip to the Appalachians in 1994. Instead of an exhilarating camp experience, he had to go home broken and bleeding from the weight of an ill-fitting pack damaging his hips. A decade later – with him a lot wiser and experienced – this hiker, accompanied by a better fitting pack, made 960 miles of terrain – a better and greater experience than having your trip cut short by inconveniences due to terrible equipment.

Now you know how important a good pack is, here are a few tips to help you choose a good pack for the journey that lies ahead of you.

1. Know what you need – hikers and campers vary sharply in camping preferences, some are very minimalist in nature and take only the bare essentials. Others take a lot more equipment on their trips. The amount and type of equipment you bring will definitely shape the decision you make towards what backpack you will need.

You can then do some simple computation on your space needs. Most capable sales representatives can give you the amount of space their bags offer. When doing this try using the measurement for the amount of equipment you take for the longest trip you expect to go on.

2. Is it comfortable – this is probably the most important consideration when choosing a backpack for camping. The goal of every good camping bag is to help campers carry the most amount of weight with the least amount of effort – and inconvenience for that matter.

Good packs distribute weight efficiently, allowing you maximum comfort when carrying the pack. To know how well a pack does this, you will have to test the pack itself. Most camp stores will have sand weights to place in the pack so that you can test how the pack holds up to the weight. You will have to carefully consider how comfortable these packs are before even considering them for purchase.

A rule of the thumb to remember is that the shoulder straps should carry about 30% of the weight, while the hips – being a lot more stable should carry about 70% of the weight. When testing the pack, make sure the shoulder straps are not uncomfortable or restrictive. Try moving around in them to see how much mobility the backpack gives you.

Most packs also have a sternum strap. These straps help stabilize the backpack. Sternum straps should be positioned below the collarbone to ensure comfort and stability.

The hipbelts on the other hand should not constrict your breathing, nor should they be too thick that they reduce your mobility too much.

Designs always vary and backpack companies are always heralding a ‘new and improved’ technology for campers to try out. The only way to really know if these new bags work is for you to try them out

3. Choose your frame – there are two types of frames to choose from – internal and external. Internal frames are slimmer and hug your body closer, making them ideal for hard trails since they are so maneuverable and do not restrain mobility. They are a bit harder to load though. External framed backpacks are great for beginners on easy trails since they are easier to pack. However, they are a bit stiffer and may restrict mobility. It’s the best type of backpack for children and beginners though.

4. Extras – when purchasing backpacks consider whether the pack is compatible with weather sheets to protect your pack against the elements. Also consider how attachments can be adapted for your pack. Most packs rings and snap-ons that allow for accessories to integrate with your pack.
Conclusion
In the end, a good pack is almost synonymous with a great trek. Choosing a good pack will definitely enhance your camping experience tenfold. Choose carefully, since your backpack will probably be your most trusted companion in all of your camping trips. Good luck hunting!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Camper Shells

Often referred to as truck tops and cab extenders, camper shells are the ones attached to a pickup vehicle’s bed to create cargo space that is protected from the weather and secured from theft. This also helps in improving fuel efficiency especially that the price of a barrel of crude oil in the world market has inflated. This is done by enhancing the aerodynamics of the pickup vehicle.

Camper shells are either made out of fiberglass or aluminum. The difference is that aluminum tops are from a standard mold that do not contour around and sold at a $400 price range. In the otherhand, fiberglass tops are from a custom mold specifically designed for the manufacturer and model. It is sold at around $1, 000 that comes painted to match the color of the pickup vehicle.

There are four considerations before purchasing camper shells:
* These are relatively heavy and difficult to remove and replace on a frequent basis. It even takes two people to install it on the pickup vehicle. However, there are creative owners that have devised ways to store and hoist the camper shells by themselves.
* Consider the lift system that is built into the truck top itself. Most truck beds were not designed to have constant 200 pounds of pressure pushing or pulling on the front corners of the bed, so the cap's lift system plays an important role. For example, there are gas
props that add pressure to the truck bed. Some manufactures have built-in systems to their truck tops alleviating the pressure from the props, thus extending the life of the truck bed and framework of the truck top.
* Determine which features you would like to add as options to the standard truck top. You can choose from third brake lights, gas-assisted shocks, interior dome lights. tempered safety glass, paint finish, rear window packages, clothes rod, carpeted interior, style of trim, power locks, windshield wiper, defrost system, spoilers, air deflectors, side access doors, utility racks and roof mounted racks.
* Finally, you'll want to select from a manufacturer that makes a custom fit for your particular vehicle make and model. While the majority manufactured today will fit most in every model but, there are some that does not.

There are also two types of camper shells namely hard cover and soft cover. Hard covers wont blow off even at highway speeds but are available with hinge systems for easy lift. It provides better security because it is lockable. It is also completely waterproof so you need not worry when there is a heavy rain. In the otherhand, soft covers provide less rigid top. However, some are sturdy enough for 1-2 people to stand on it and can even support 12 inches of wet snow with ease. These come with adjusters that allows one to select the tension desired.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Fleetwood Motor Homes

The Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. has long been considered as one of the largest producers of motor homes and recreational vehicles in North America. The company was actually founded in 1950, but it was only in 1965 that Fleetwood introduced its initial public offering.

Since its introduction, the Fleetwood has developed a lot of remarkable motor homes and other types of recreational vehicles. They have traveled a long way since 1950 and it was the best lines of Fleetwood motor homes actually that brought the company’s name to fame.

The Fleetwood motor homes are generally classified according to types and series. To mention but two, there are some Fleetwood motor homes that are classified under the Diesel category, and the rest are classified under the Gas motor homes category. Consider what are included in each of these categories by reading the following:

Diesel Fleetwood Motor Homes

The Diesel type of Fleetwood motor homes are classified according to two classes: the Luxury Diesel and the Class A Diesel. :

* Luxury Diesel Motor Homes – This line of diesel Fleetwood motor homes is said to be the perfect unit for an enjoyable ride. It has a number of features that makes it highly notable, such as side by side refrigerator, high definition TV, heating system, home theater system, adjustable shelves, and a lot more. It is well-equipped and is capable of giving you all the luxuries of a perfect, complete home, hence the name. And, it’s nice to know that this line includes a number of models, all are noted for their wonderful features and excellent performances. These models include: the American Heritage, the American Eagle and the American Tradition.

* Class A Diesel Motor Homes – This Fleetwood motor home line is the one perfect for large families and groups. It can accommodate the entire family for an ultimate holiday getaway. As what is expected from a Class A motor home type, the Fleetwood motor home models included in this category are capable of providing the comforts and convenience of an ideal home. They offer everything that the passengers need, and they are easy to maneuver. The Fleetwood motor home models included here are the Revolution LE, Excursion, Providence, Expedition, Bounder Diesel and Discovery.

Gas Motor Homes

Just like the Diesel line, the Gas motor homes of Fleetwood are divided into two main types: Class A Gas and Class C Gas.

* Class A Gas Motor Homes – The Fleetwood motor home models included in this line all presents a number of the same features provided by the Class A Diesel. The only difference lies on the fact that all of the motor homes available in this line are propelled by gas, so it’s no wonder that they all feature a gas engine. This line also comes in different models: Pace Arrow, Southwind, Bounder, Flair, Storm, Terra and Fiesta.

* Class C Gas Motor Homes – These are by far built for one particular purpose – to provide families the chance of experiencing a highly comfortable vacation with enough space and amenities. All of the models, like the Tioga and Jamboree series, provide additional space with their sleeping bunk that is built atop a cab. This feature is what particularly distinguishes the Class C gas from the Class A gas line. But, generally, all the comforts and conveniences that the Class A gas provides are also available at the Class C gas line of Fleetwood motor homes.

Now, if you want to know more about these Fleetwood motor home models, then try to visit their site at FleetwoodRV.com. That’s simply it!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Judge Carefully Before You Buy Recreational Vehicle

If you want to buy a recreational vehicle, the cost varies between US $30,000 to $600,000 and more, depending on its body style and engine type. A person has to consider different factors before he decides to buy a recreational vehicle. The following buying tips will help you safely go to buy a recreational vehicle.

First, the coach must be affordable if you would like to save more money. You should also decide if your budget can afford the expenses of possible repairs and replacement if you are going to buy a recreational vehicle.

Always try to avoid a recreational vehicle with a transmission set up in a low power level. It may encounter engine struggles on mountainous travels and long run driving. You may purchase an automatic one if you are confident to have a standard and overall control on the vehicle.

You must also check if there are mechanical leaks in the automatic transmission. There may be constant leaking in the transmission when the engine is diesel oriented. Often there may be overheating when the transmission is set up with hydraulic components that may cause vehicle problems.

Always consider the integrity of the vehicle body. It is more advantageous to buy a recreational vehicle with large intact coaches and bus-like features. Be sure to check the body for any possible signs of algae and slime that may lead to leaks and rusting.

Check the Price of the Recreational Vehicle

Try to be cautious if you feel that the pricing of the vehicle is too low. Before you buy a recreational vehicle, verify any documentation and information on the vehicle. Ask the seller for any warranties and permits that will ensure the legality of the recreational vehicle.

You should also get the dealer’s name with his address and telephone number in case of any disagreements or arguments that may occur during the transaction. Some laws may only be applied in particular areas and will not cover any transactions done outside the state.

Find a credible and reputable RV dealer to ensure a safe purchase. Always bring with you a trusted mechanic to check if there are any signs of problems and needed repairs.
The buyer needs to be serious and cautious on the selling price and service record of the vehicle to avoid problems in the future. He must also see whether the vehicle must follow the permits issued by that particular state.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Get the Best Accessories for Your Recreational Vehicle

If you want your recreational vehicle a bit more like your home, accessorizing could be the answer. Adding accessories can bring comfort, longevity, safety, and efficiency. There are different types of accessories you can purchase today. They are developed and modified according to the continuous innovation of the recreational vehicle industry. Here are some accessories you can consider in satisfying all your needs for your recreational vehicle.

1. You may add towing aids like towing mirrors to lessen the risk of damages on the trailer. There are mirrors you can purchase from $15 to $150 each. Determine the type you need that will fit according to the designed attachment points of your RV.

2. You may add cooling and lighting accessories on your recreational vehicle. You may find hatches for all types of caravans and they provide extra light and cooling using a 12-volt fan as an alternative when the air conditioning is not functioning. These accessories shut off on their own and are rain sensitive. They are available from $420 to $620.

3. You may also add security accessories on your caravan. Hitch locks provide tight connection of the ball joints of the trailer and the car. You can buy them only for $25. You may also find locks that secure the recreational vehicle from the parking lot and the driveway. Alarms and security screens may also be bought if you want to have a more secured caravan on your travels.

4. Water hoses are very essential in providing water supply on your recreational vehicle. You should remember that the drinking water hose should be non-toxic so that it will ensure that the water is clean and safe to drink. You may also install a water filtration system to ensure a more purified and non-toxic water. These accessories may range from $60 to $350.

5. You may install solar panels as charging mediums that will allow you to have a longer power supply. They can be partially efficient but they can be expensive and space consuming. You may also attach a gas fuse for added safety. The gas fuse button prevents any gas leaks. These are available from $30 to $50.

When you are on a trip, it is important to consider the possible accessories you may need. Your travel can be convenient and quicker if you have the right accessories installed on your RV. Also, make sure that the accessories you choose are those that you need to ensure safety and convenience.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Camping At Beach Parks

Take the Time To Get Away, and Yet Stay Somewhat Close, by Camping At Beach Parks

Maybe the rustic style just isn’t for you, and you require somewhat of modern day life when you go camping. Then camping at beach parks should be right up your alley, and you should start packing right away!

Camp In Style With Running Water, Electricity, and A Groomed Beach

Camping in style means some out of pocket expenses and also means a quieter existence. When you go camping at beach parks, there are rules, routines, and regulations that must be followed. These are simple rules of respect towards others. After all, everyone is close to each other and noise is often not permitted after a certain time in the day.

This doesn’t mean that camping at beach parks is not any fun. Many times they offer boat rentals, fishing contests, and several different kinds of amusement for children. You can jump in the shower, end the day watching a little television, and still not be interrupted by the telephone.

Camping at beach parks is fun because everyone loves to dive into that fresh clean water. Children will stay interested all day long when water is near and it’s beautiful to watch a sunset with the water in the distance. You will see a myriad of animals when you are camping at a state park, particularly birds. Site seeing is often a fun addition to any camping at beach parks that you participate in.

You’ll Still Enjoy The Same Benefits As Rustic Camping

There are many reasons why people elect to go camping at beach parks, but one of the main reasons is because they own this big, awesome deluxe style camper. No one wants to bring an expensive camper like that out into the woods to get scratched up and not be able to enjoy the modern conveniences that the RV has to offer.

If you are camping in style, you will want to go camping at beach parks so that your modern conveniences are not greatly changed and you have less to adapt to. To fully enjoy your camping experience, make sure you leave your cell phone at home. Because to go camping means you are not willing to be bothered with the daily treachery of living.

Each night, you and your loved ones can sit cozy inside the RV, with electricity burning, and everyone mindlessly playing a good game of Yahtzee. With running showers, you will always be able to be fresh and clean without freezing while you scrub, and with a caretaker on the property, you are sure to get help in a medical emergency.

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