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RV Solar

RV solar power systems are a popular and eco-friendly solution for generating electricity while on the road or when camping in remote locations. These systems typically consist of solar panels, a charge controller, a battery bank, and an inverter. Here's an overview of RV solar power systems: Components of an RV Solar Power System:Solar Panels:Moun...

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Good Sam Adventures: Add Thrills to Your Next Trip

Exciting Destinations

Turn your next vacation into an adventure. The following destinations put campers in some of North America’s most exciting spots for boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and more. Keep your eyes on this page for more adventures.

April Adventure: Total Solar Eclipse

It’s never too early to plan for your spring vacations, and skywatchers won’t want to miss the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8. During this rare celestial event, the moon will blot out the sun across a long swath of North America, plunging the landscape into darkness.

The spectacle first appears over the skies above Mexico’s Pacific Coast around 11:07 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, crossing Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Vermont, Maine, New Brunswick, and Labrador-Newfoundland, exiting North America at 5:16 p.m. Newfoundland Daylight Time. Consult NASA’s Total Eclipse website for locations and times for eclipse watching across North American states and provinces.

If you’re planning to camp in a region affected by the eclipse, don’t hesitate to make your reservations today. Check out some of the campgrounds that lie in the path of the eclipse, and get some tips on fun and safe eclipse watching.

 


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Unearthing the Fountain of Youth in Niland, California: A Desert Oasis Beckons

Nestled within Southern California’s arid landscapes, the Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort in Niland, California, is more than a myth; it’s a tangible and captivating destination. Let’s explore the history of the Fountain of Youth and the myriad attractions in the surrounding area.

The Mythical Fountain of Youth: A Real-Life Discovery

The concept of the Fountain of Youth, promising eternal youth and vitality, has intrigued humanity for centuries. Although the Fountain of Youth in Niland doesn’t grant immortality, it offers rejuvenation. The natural hot springs in this region are reputed for their therapeutic properties. Visitors can immerse themselves in the soothing mineral-rich waters, enveloped by the serene desert surroundings. These hot springs hold the power to alleviate stress and tension, making a visit to the Fountain of Youth a perfect retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Soothing hot water in the Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort.

Things to Do and See in the Area

Hot Springs Relaxation: The centerpiece of the Fountain of Youth is the revitalizing hot springs. Renowned for their healing properties, these mineral-rich waters have a long history of attracting visitors in search of relaxation and well-being.

Desert landscape around the Salton Sea.

Mountains reflected on a serene lake surface.
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RV Maintenance on the Road

Maintaining your RV on the road is crucial for a smooth and trouble-free journey. Here are some tips for RV maintenance while traveling: Regular Checks:Tire Maintenance:Regularly check tire pressure and inspect for signs of wear and damage. Carry a tire pressure gauge and be aware of the recommended pressure for your RV.Fluid Levels:Monitor oil, co...

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RV Nomads

RV (Recreational Vehicle) nomads, also known as full-time RVers or RV dwellers, are individuals or families who have chosen a lifestyle centered around living and traveling in their RVs on a continuous basis. This lifestyle allows them the freedom to explore different places, experience new cultures, and embrace a sense of adventure. Here are some ...

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RV Insulating

Insulating your RV is crucial for maintaining a comfortable interior temperature, whether you're dealing with hot summers or cold winters. Proper insulation can help regulate the temperature inside the RV, making it more energy-efficient. Here are key considerations for RV insulation: Type of Insulation:Fiberglass Insulation: Fiberglass is a common...

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Van Life Pitfalls

The white marlin (Kajikia albida) is a species of billfish found in the Atlantic Ocean. Here are some key characteristics and information about white marlin: Appearance: White marlin has a streamlined body with a pointed bill, or rostrum, and a distinct lateral line that runs along its sides. The upper part of the body is generally dark blue to cho...

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Good Sam Introduces 10/10*/10+ Rating

Good Sam is taking it up a notch when it comes to guiding travelers to the best campgrounds in North America.

To recognize Good Sam Campgrounds that go above and beyond in terms of customer experience, Good Sam has launched its new 10/10*/10+ Campground Rating.

The new criteria separates campgrounds that have exceeded the expectations of the established 10/10*/10 system based on ratings, recreational items, services, social amenities, and anything else that goes into creating an unforgettable camping experience. Enjoy the best campgrounds that Good Sam has to offer.

—Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort in Oregon

10/10*/10+ Parks for 2024

 

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RV Utilities and Hookups

Managing utilities and hookups is an important aspect of RV camping to ensure a comfortable and convenient experience. Here's a detailed guide: Water Hookup:Water Hose:Use a drinking water-safe hose to connect your RV to the campground's water supply. Ensure it is long enough to reach the water hookup without kinks.Water Pressure Regulator:Attach a...

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North Carolina RV Routes

North Carolina offers a variety of scenic routes and destinations for RV travel, showcasing the state's diverse landscapes, from the mountains to the coast. Here are some of the best RV routes in North Carolina: Blue Ridge Parkway:Route: This iconic scenic highway runs along the Appalachian Highlands, connecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park ...

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RV Life Tips

Living the RV life can be a rewarding and adventurous experience. Here are some tips to enhance your RV life: Plan and Budget:Plan your routes and destinations in advance, and create a budget that includes fuel, campground fees, maintenance costs, and other expenses associated with RV living.Downsize and Organize:Embrace a minimalist lifestyle by d...

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Patio Mats

An RV patio mat is a portable and often reversible mat designed for outdoor use, providing a clean and comfortable surface for various recreational activities. Here are some key features and benefits of RV patio mats: Material:RV patio mats are typically made of durable, lightweight materials such as polypropylene. This material is resistant to mol...

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Florida’s Terra Ceia Village RV Resort Expands With More Fun, Luxury

On the heels of a major expansion, Encore Terra Ceia Village RV Resort gives guests more reasons to stay and play in this lush corner of southwest Florida.

Located in Palmetto on Florida’s Gulf Coast between Tampa and Sarasota, Terra Ceia Village RV Resort recently added several amenities along with new, roomy sites. Guests can use the resort as a launching pad for day trips to surrounding attractions, from Walt Disney World to Seaworld to Longboat Key.

Big Expansion

The park hosted a Grand Opening event on November 4th showcasing all the major improvements made to accommodate guests and add more fun, including the following:

The addition of 190 new sites, with plenty of room for slideouts along with picnic tablesA new swim area with a pool, deck, and pavilionNew clubhouse with ample gathering space and restroomsNew state-of-the-art fitness centerNew restrooms and bathhouse4 new pickleball courts.

Terra Ceia’s new pool and clubhouse.

In addition to the main clubhouse, an activity center on the resort’s west side gives guests additional ways to relax. There’s a screen porch along with a second pool as well as shuffleboard courts.

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Winter RV Travel Destinations: Top 10 Places for Snowbirds

It’s that time of year again when the air becomes crisper, the snow starts to fall, and winter RV travel is on the horizon. For those looking to escape the cold weather and enjoy a cozy getaway, snowbird destinations offer the perfect retreat. Whether you’re a retiree seeking warmer temperatures or an adventure enthusiast craving winter sports, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are the top 10 winter RV travel destinations for snowbirds:

1. Florida Keys, Florida:

With its stunning beaches and vibrant culture, the Florida Keys are a haven for snowbirds seeking a tropical escape. Enjoy snorkeling, fishing, and sunbathing in this paradise.

2. Palm Springs, California:

Known for its year-round sunshine and breathtaking desert landscapes, Palm Springs is a popular destination for snowbirds. Explore Joshua Tree National Park or relax in one of the city’s famous hot springs.

3. Tucson, Arizona:

Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson offers mild winters and a wide range of outdoor activities. Hike through Saguaro National Park or visit the vibrant downtown area filled with shops and restaurants.

4. Gulf Shores, Alabama:

If you’re looking for beautiful beaches and a relaxed atmosphere, Gulf Shores is the place to be. Enjoy fishing, golfing, and breathtaking sunsets on the Gulf Coast.

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Best RV Routes in Alberta

Alberta, Canada, offers stunning landscapes and diverse attractions that make it an excellent destination for RV enthusiasts. While there are numerous routes to explore, here are some of the best RV routes in Alberta: Icefields Parkway (Highway 93):Known as one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway stretches from Jasper Nati...

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Scotty Trailers

The Serro Scotty trailers, commonly known as Scotty trailers, are a vintage brand with a distinctive design that gained popularity in the mid-20th century. Here are some key points about Scotty trailers: History:The Scotty trailer brand was originally introduced in the 1960s by the Serro Corporation, founded by John Serro. The brand became known fo...

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Classic RV Brands

Several classic RV (Recreational Vehicle) brands have been popular over the years, offering a range of motorhomes and trailers for outdoor enthusiasts. Here are some classic RV brands that have stood the test of time: Airstream:Airstream is renowned for its iconic aluminum travel trailers, known for their distinctive rounded shape. Airstream has be...

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5 Places to Explore Around Salina, Utah

If you’re making your way out west and looking for an enchanting detour, then Salina, Utah, might just be worth the pit stop. With plenty of serene and scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, golf, and more, it’s a great excuse to stretch your legs and stay a while.

To help give you some inspiration for an improvised itinerary, here are 5 places to explore around Salina, Utah.

 

1. Fishlake National Forest

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The largest freshwater mountain lake in the state of Utah, Fishlake National Forest is a haven for bird watching, hiking, trophy fishing, or just taking in the sights of the serene aspen landscape. With hundreds of miles of motorized trails, diverse vegetation, and a diverse ecology of wildlife, there’s plenty to explore.


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Best RV Routes Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia offers some breathtaking landscapes and diverse travel experiences, making it a great destination for RV enthusiasts. Here are some of the best RV routes and destinations in Nova Scotia: Cabot Trail: The Cabot Trail is one of the most famous scenic drives in Nova Scotia, if not all of Canada. This 185-mile loop on Cape Breton Island tak...

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Houston: A Stellar Snowbird Destination

Where you can find a rodeo, space rockets, and skyscrapers in the same town? Welcome to Houston, America’s fourth largest city, with a subtropical climate and a distinctly Texas attitude. Houston offers a wealth of diverse experiences to explore, including a world-class Museum District, abundant parks, and a thriving arts scene.

McGovern Lake in Houston Hermann Park Conservancy. Getty Images

Meander the Museum District

Nearly 20 museums await you in Houston the Museum District, and half of them offer free admission. You might find yourself examining one of the Menil Collection’s Picassos, gazing up at a dinosaur skeleton in the Houston Museum of Natural Science, or paying solemn respects at the Holocaust Museum Houston.

You can learn about human health, Buffalo Soldiers, the Slavic culture, and so much more. If the kids are among along, make a stop at the Children’s Museum. When you’ve had your fill of halls of treasures, venture outside to Hermann Park, a 445-acre green space featuring a railway, pedal boats, and a Japanese Garden amid a natural landscape.

The Bloch Cancer Survival Plaza in the Museum District. Photo: Viephoto Studio

Gazebo-type structure under night skies.
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