Sabrina Artel’s Trailer Talk has been featured on CNN and in The New York Times as well as RV Travel Magazine, The Towne Crier newspaper (Livingston Manor, NY), The River Reporter (Narrowburg, NY), The Sullivan County Democrat (Callicoon, NY), and Hudson Valley Inside Out magazine (Athens, NY).
There are several ways for you to find repo travel trailers at auction. One way to find repo travel trailers is to search local newspapers classifieds and specialty RV selling guides. Another possible way to find an auction location is by checking with local lending institutions and that regularly issue loans on RV travel trailers. You can start with the company currently financing your RV or ask a few dealerships who they would recommend for RV financing. (Tip: There may be one department dealing with RV and car foreclosure. Not every one at the bank will know how to help you. Persistence my be required) The last, and most effective way to find out when and where travel trailer auctions occur is to develop a relationship with a small RV dealer and ask them when, where and how often these take place. Many times these RV dealers go to these auctions on a regular basis. If you are lucky they may even teach you more about how auctions specific to your area work. Your state may require a license to bid (most don’t), and an rv dealer may be ready to help bid at auction in exchange for a small fee.
Such amenities are nice to have, but as with all types of RV travel units, the more amenities they have, the heavier they are to tow, the larger the vehicle necessary to tow them and the more they cost.
California has some of the most magical sites the entire world, much less the United States, has to offer. There are things to do for every type of traveler from one end to the other of the state. Lets face it though, it is a huge place and it is tough to know where to start. With RV travel, fun in California will be at your fingertips for a great price.
Planning a vacation to California can be an ominous task because there is just so much beauty, excitement, and events to plan for! Expensive flights and trying to navigate taxis to and from airports can suck the fun out of your next trip. This year, take a look into RV travel fun in California. Remember, sometimes the journey is as exciting as the destination, and this could not be more true in the beautiful sunny state of California.
Invariably, in these sorts of impromptu overnight camps, RV travellers choose to remain in �departure mode�. No awning, no camp chairs, no gear stored beneath the RV, no stabiliser jacks — and generally facing toward the �exit�. Next day, if feeling more relaxed about the site, a longer stopover might be considered.
How could one take a trip to California without checking out the L.A. area. From Hollywood to Santa Monica Boulevard, you can experience these iconic locations that have become household names, and at an affordable price. Things can get expensive in L.A. with huge restaurant bills and blown up hotel fees. Take that hassle out of the equation with well-priced RV travel. Countless RV sites and hookups are located within minutes of all of these historic sites. The best part, they can be found for as cheap as just a few dollars a day!
“It should be kept in mind, when reading this travelogue, that Steinbeck took liberties with the facts, inventing freely when it served his purposes, using everything in the arsenal of the novelist to make this book a readable, vivid narrative. The book remains ‘true’ in the way all good novels or narratives are true. That is, it provides an aesthetic vision of America at a certain time. The evocation of its people and places stay forever in the mind, and Steinbeck’s understanding of his country at this tipping point in its history was nothing short of extraordinary. It reflects his decades of observation and the years spent in honing his craft.”
Would you like to take a recreational vehicle on your next vacation? If you do, you would not be alone, more and more people and families of all ages are discovering the joys of travel in a recreational vehicle. You don’t have to make any hotel, plane or restaurant reservations, you can spend as much time as you would like in any one place and you will be spending quality time with your family and friends. Whether you rent or buy, a recreational vehicle vacation may be just what you are looking for.
More and more Americans are enjoying the versatility, security, convenience and the grandeur of visiting and touring the country with motorhomes, more popularly known as RV’s.
According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, 1 out of 12 American families own motorhomes, thus the increase of 7.8 percent of the numbers of such vehicles in the past four years. To stretch the statistics further, this means that seven million families or households have RV’s.
So why is there an increase on the use of motorhomes? Post September 11 analysis reveals that people want to have more control of their trips and are opting to travel more by land than by air. Aside from this, they want to avoid airport hassles and traffic.
But more than these reasons, Americans want to enjoy more times with their families and to be in control of their travel schedules. And in these stressful times, going outdoors and communing with nature seem to be one of the solutions which can be greatly accomplished by motorhome traveling.
Motorhomes have become more comfortable and more luxurious since the release of the first RV. Some motorhomes nowadays, have complete upholstered furniture, state of the line appliances like microwaves, televisions and refrigerators. Other deluxe motorhomes provide features such as dining and living areas, queen beds, cabinets and storage plus a shower in the full-size bathroom.
Other motorhomes also became flashier with stereos and CD players installed in the vehicle and other enhanced comforts such as double door refrigerators and wooden tabletops. Moreover, they have also become efficient in terms of the space and materials they use for their construction.
Aside from these conveniences inside the motorhome, motorhome vacationing also became popular because of the improved campgrounds and fancy motorhome resorts. Some motorhome resorts offer luxurious amenities such as swimming pools and golf- courses. Fitness enters for the health conscious can also be found in such motorhome parks aside from computer centers. Aside from these, others also provide schedules for sports meets and dance activities.
Beyond, these perks and joys, however, traveling in a motorhome needs some planning especially on the activities you and your family want to accomplish on the trip. Aside from these, your motorhome should be equipped with the following essentials before you hit the road:
- bottle/can opener
- camera and film
- first-aid supplies
- fishing gear
- flashlights and lanterns
- folding chairs
- grill and fuel
- insect repellent
- nature field guides
- picnic basket
- road flares
- rope, cords, or wire
- shovel (small, folding type)
- sports equipment
- toilet paper
- tool kit
- trash bags
- water hose
Aside from these, families and individuals also have responsibilities in conserving energy and making a conscious effort of taking care of the environment while traveling on the road and while settling in camps. Here are some few tips you need to know also while traveling in your motorhome:
1. To decrease emissions and to conserve energy, keep the motorhome well tuned.
2. Make sure that the campsites where you camp are marked as “RV campsites”.
3. While driving, make sure that you stick to the roads that the motorhome can travel into.
4. Try to avoid using disposable things such as cups, plates and spoons.
5. Make sure that the campfires you make are small and avoid putting stuff into the fire that will not burn such as rubber, foil, plastic etc. It is also important to note fire rules in motorhome campgrounds.
6. Avoid using supplies for cleaning that can be toxic. Look for ecologically friendly cleaning stuff.
7. If you are bringing your pets in your motorhome travel, and they are permitted in campgrounds, make sure that they are kept inside the motorhome or use stakes to tie them there. Barks can be damaged when they are tied in a tree.
8. Be considerate wit your neighbors when playing music or when playing computer games. Other campers may consider this as noise.
9. Always make sure that you recycle while traveling.
10. Make sure to leave all areas in the motorhome park clean and dispose your trash in properly designated areas in the park.
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