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Classic Trailers - The Scamp 13

The Scamp 13 is a specific model within the Scamp line of compact fiberglass travel trailers. It is one of the smallest and most popular offerings by Scamp Trailers, known for its lightweight and easy-to-tow design. Here are some features and details about the Scamp 13: Compact Size: As the name suggests, the Scamp 13 has a total length of approxim...

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Stealth Camping 101 Tips for Urban Camping With or Without a Stealth Camper

What is stealth camping? Stealth camping refers to camping in an urban environment in a discreet manner. These stealth campers are often found on public ... Read more

10 Top Stargazing Camping Spots in North America

Put a stop to video streaming and turn to a different show: the night sky. From the right vantage point, campers can see endless spectacles of constellations, clusters and planets. Take in views of the Big Dipper from the Texas prairie or marvel at the Milky Way Galaxy from eastern Nevada. Embark on a stargazing camping trip to see the galaxy (and beyond) without leaving the ground at the following places. But first, some stargazing camping basics:

What time should you start stargazing?

If you’ve ever been late getting the RV leveled and set up, dinner cooked, and the camping chairs set up, then stargazing might be for you. Because once the sun sets beneath the horizon, you’ll still need to wait. Stargazing is best done after twilight, when no remainding sunlight can obscure the light of distant stars and planets. The benefit of stargazing while camping is that you’re likely away from city lights, but you still need to stay up late enough that sunlight isn’t a problem, too.

How do you plan a night of stargazing?

First things first when trying to plan the perfect night of stargazing: check the weather. Overcast skies are a sure-fire way to ruin the best laid stargazing plans. Be sure to check your local area on Clear Dark Sky to see your visibility forecast for the week. Also, avoid full moons while stargazing. This light, like sunlight, can prevent you from getting the full stargazing effect.

Another key aspect to planning a night of stargazing is to download your favorite stargazing app which will help you and your friends and family locate and identify constellations and planets.

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Why Every RVer Needs Both Tools and Roadside Assistance

Tools to manage repairs on your own and a roadside assistance plan when you require help beyond what you can tackle yourself — no RVer’s rig is complete without both of these critical emergency options.
Good Sam Roadside Assistance helps you get back on the road when the job requires professional help.

 

Over the years, I’ve talked to plenty of folks who wanted to hit the open road, but were afraid of what might go wrong. Traveling in an RV, particularly one that’s old enough to vote, has more than its share of headaches. Parts that have been plugging along since the Clinton administration finally snap. Brittle belts break. Tiny squeaks suddenly turn into big bangs. Further into the RV, sinks drip, toilets leak, fans stop spinning. But no one should let these problems stop them from creating awesome memories with their families.

Everyone who owns an RV should be prepared for the inevitable. Thankfully when good RVs go bad, having roadside assistance and the proper tools in your vehicle will stop most situations from getting worse.


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5 Class B Motorhomes for Couples

Below, we will show you five excellent class B motorhomes for sale today that are perfect for taking your next trip to the campground. These couple’s coaches feature amenities like cozy captain’s coaches, versatile interiors, and outdoor space is your love. Learn more about the class B motorhomes for sale at RVingPlanet.com today.

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Roadtrek Play Motor Home Class B

The first unit we will highlight today is this Roadtrek Play class B motorhome that features sleeping for two and a floorplan with plenty of storage. You can save over $13,000 on this RV today. The Ram ProMaster 3500 Extended Van chassis is paired with a 280 hp gas engine to ensure you always get where you’re going.

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Power AwningMagnetic Bug Screen5-Cu. Ft. RefrigeratorUnder-Sofa DrawersWet BathYou will love having the space to cook and entertain.

Winnebago Travato 259G Motor Home Class B

The Winnebago Travato 259G class B motorhome is the next unit will take a look at today. This incredible RV features a Truma Combi Eco Plus heating system to keep you warm no matter how chilly it gets outside. The rear 49” x 77” bed ensures you get a great night’s sleep, and you’ll love having a wet bath on board to help you clean up after a long day on the road.

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What to Look For In Campgrounds Near Lakes

RVing lakeside — it’s hard to beat. Depending on the location, you get the best of both worlds, enjoying the comforts of your RV while in close proximity to waterfront entertainment like beaches, swimming, and boating. And, during summers as hot as these, escaping to the water for a swim makes the heat more manageable. But not all campgrounds near lakes offer the same experience, and it’s an important consideration before booking just any lakeside campground. 

Let’s explore how to find lakeside campgrounds, what to look for in a great campground by the lake, and what to bring to complete the experience.

What are lakeside campgrounds?

Proximity matters, especially when choosing a lakeside campground. While looking for a campground near a lake, make sure you research how far you actually are from the water. If you imagine a beach within walking distance, verify before booking. 

For those with a boat who plan to launch onto the water, this is less of a concern. You’re driving already. But if you want to hike or walk to the waterfront, some campgrounds listed as “lakeside” may be a mile or more from your campground, and that might be a dealbreaker, depending on your aims. 


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Boler Trailer

The Boler Trailer is a classic fiberglass travel trailer known for its compact and lightweight design. It was one of the first molded fiberglass trailers produced in Canada and gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. The Boler's unique rounded shape and charming appearance have made it a beloved vintage trailer among RV enthusiasts. Here are some...

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Newport Dunes Delivers California Fun on the Water

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina carves out a corner of tranquility in a bustling Southern California beach community right in the heart of Newport Beach. Guests can dip their toes in the sands of the peaceful Newport Dunes Lagoon or get out on the calm water on an SUP, kayak, or electric Duffy boat. The highly-rated (9.5/10*/9) resort’s camping sites let guests unwind and relax in a beach environment, with a slew of amenities just a short stroll away.

But rollicking adventure is never far away. Kids can cavort on the floating play structures in the lagoon, while grownups can sip tasty cocktails at the beachfront bar while enjoying the ocean breeze. Beyond the resort, world-class dining, boating, shopping, and family adventures await throughout Orange County. Beach bums, retail mavens, and boating enthusiasts will find a reason to stay at Newport Dunes.

Poolside Cabana at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina.

Water, Water Everywhere

Newport Dunes occupies a large area on the banks of its horseshow-shaped lagoon. The resort makes the most out of this prized waterfront real estate with all the perks you’ll need for a first-class stay. This is Newport, after all, ranked as one of the wealthiest cities in Orange County. Appropriately, Newport Dunes makes guests feel pampered and relaxed.

Water recreation is a big deal here, and the resort invites guests to a dip in its Resort Pool Complex, including a 200-square-foot wading pool, a 1,650-square-foot heated pool, and two in-ground spas with massage jets. Lux poolside cabanas include a covered lounge area with living-room-style seating, a ceiling fan, Wi-Fi access, privacy drapes, lounge chairs, and an extended sunbathing area. 

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Route of the Day - Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

The Peak to Peak Scenic Byway is a picturesque and popular route in Colorado that stretches for approximately 55 miles from Estes Park to Black Hawk. Here are some key highlights and features of this stunning RV route: Location: The Peak to Peak Scenic Byway is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, northwest of Denver. It offers breath...

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Gainesville to Atlanta: Where To Go, What To See

Every year, thousands of RVers make their way northbound on I-75 from Gainesville, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia, whether as a single trip, along the snowbirds’ trek back north, or as a leg along any given road trip.

If done right, this five-hour drive is one you can look forward to, including stops at state parks, museums, natural landscapes, and a Love’s Travel Stop that’s perfect for RVers everywhere. Don’t miss these great roadside destinations next time you travel from Gainesville to Atlanta. 

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Less than an hour into your trip, enjoy hiking, bicycling, canoeing, and wildlife at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Or stop in the museum there and learn about the folk music icon who wrote “Old Folks at Home” about the scenic Suwannee River that runs through the park. 

While it may be a little soon for a rest stop, this park is a great, lesser-known attraction worth a visit. Check the schedule to see if your trip aligns with any music events hosted at this location. And, if not, just head up the interstate and visit the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park and Campground.  

Not far from the culture center are two other incredibly beautiful designated areas: Big Shoals Wildlife Management Area and Suwannee Valley Conservation Area. And if you happen to miss these spots altogether, the drive continues along the Suwannee River, adjacent to the Woods Ferry Conservation Area. So you’re sure to see some beautiful spots still along the way. 


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Route of the Day - Atlantic Road (Atlanterhavsveien)

The Atlantic Road, also known as Atlanterhavsveien, is a picturesque and thrilling route in Norway that offers stunning coastal views and an unforgettable driving experience. Here's an overview of the Atlantic Road route: Starting Point: The Atlantic Road route begins in the town of Kristiansund, located on the western coast of Norway. 1. Kristians...

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4 Deals on Class C Motorhomes That are Ideal for Family Vacations

Getting your family to the campground is easy when you have an RV that is easy to drive and provides all the amenities from home. Check out these four deals on class C motorhomes that are ideal for family vacations below. We will show you four great motorhomes that make getting to the campground easy.

Find more deals on motorhomes when you shop at rvingplanet.com today.

Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22M

The first unit we will highlight today is this Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22M class C motorhome on order now. This unit features a rear slide-out master bedroom with a 60“ x 75“ bed. Additionally, you will find an overhead bunk over the cab and a U-shaped dinette for more sleeping space. The galley kitchen features a three burner stove and dual basin sink.

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Bunk Over CabRear Corner BedroomU-Shaped DinetteLighted Trunk StorageYou will love driving in this cozy cab.

Thor Motor Coach 31WV Chateau

Next, the Thor Motor Coach Château 31WV class C motorhome sleeps up to six and features a private bathroom. There’s plenty of storage space for all your clothing in gear, a pantry, and a kitchen with a three-burner stove. The front of the RV features a 68-inch jackknife sofa and a 71-inch dream dinette.

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Route of the Day - Yellowstone Grand Loop

The Yellowstone Grand Loop is a scenic driving route that encompasses the main attractions and landmarks within Yellowstone National Park. It is a looped road system that connects the park's major points of interest and covers a distance of approximately 142 miles. Here's an overview of the Yellowstone Grand Loop: Upper Loop: The Upper Loop of the ...

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Fuel Efficiency & Your RV

The fuel efficiency of an RV (recreational vehicle) can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the type and size of the RV, the engine specifications, weight, aerodynamics, driving conditions, and driving habits. Motorhomes or RVs typically fall into three categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C. Class A motorhomes: These are the large...

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Top 7 Toy Hauler Fifth Wheels

Getting your toys out to the campground is a great way to ensure you have the adventures you deserve. The low we will take a look at our top seven toy hauler fifth wheels for 2023 so that you can find the perfect combination of amenities and garage spaces for your needs. Learn more about these deals below.

Grand Design Momentum M-Class 336M

The first toy hauler will take a look at today is this Grand Design Momentum M-Class 336M toy hauler fifth wheel. You can save over $8000 on this RV that sleeps up to eight and provides plenty of interior living space for entertaining your friends and family. The slide-out garage is underneath the rear master bedroom, and you’ll love having an entertainment center in the front of the RV.

Additional Features:

Front LivingFireplaceTwo 70″ Tri-Fold SofasKitchen Island with Bar StoolsShower with SkylightQueen Lift Bed Above Garage 63″ W x 117″ D x 66″ -77″ HeightThis metal kitchen makes cooking for a crowd easy.

Keystone RV Fuzion 357

The Keystone Fuzion 357 toy hauler fifth wheel is another excellent option for large groups. This unit is on sale with over $56,000 in savings and features a 13-foot separated garage area. You’ll love that this unit provides a private master bedroom and a garage space that easily converts into a second bedroom for the kids or your guests.

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Classic RV's - Winnebago Minnie Winnie

The Winnebago Minnie Winnie is a classic motorhome model that has been a popular choice for many RV enthusiasts. Here are some key features and information about the Winnebago Minnie Winnie: Class C Motorhome: The Winnebago Minnie Winnie is a Class C motorhome, which means it has a cabin chassis with a separate living space built on the back. It is...

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Colorado Front Range RV Sites

Colorado's Front Range offers numerous RV camping options with beautiful scenery and a range of amenities. Here are some popular RV camping destinations: Rocky Mountain National Park: Located just west of Estes Park, this national park offers stunning mountain landscapes, alpine lakes, and abundant wildlife. The park has several campgrounds th...

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Garden Route (South Africa)

The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of coastline in South Africa that offers breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and charming towns. Here are some key details about the Garden Route: Location: The Garden Route is located along the southeastern coast of South Africa, stretching approximately 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Mossel...

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Owyhee River Expedition

Get truly off the grid and experience the backcountry of Oregon with an adventure into the Owyhee Canyonlands, also known as The Grand Canyon of Oregon, carved by the Owyhee River, a favorite trip for geologist-turned-river guide K.M. Collins. 

 

 

Combining the first initial of each state, the southeast corner of Oregon and its companion lands in Idaho and Nevada are affectionately referred to by locals as ION. Wrapping like a ribbon through the volcanic and sedimentary bedrock of the basin and range province, the Owyhee River carves what’s known as the Grand Canyon of Oregon.


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Money-Saving Tips When Buying An RV

If you're looking for money-saving tips when buying an RV, here are some strategies to consider: Research and comparison shop: Take the time to research different RV models, brands, and dealerships. Compare prices and features to ensure you're getting the best deal possible.Buy used: Consider purchasing a pre-owned RV instead of a brand new one. Us...

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