Your mind-blowing experience is this week at these powerful RV Shows




The RV brands vary at each show and include new RVs from top names like Winnebago, Tiffin, Fleetwood RV, American Coach, Heartland, Thor Motor Coach, Dutchmen, Leisure Travel Vans, Roadtrek, Vanleigh RV, and more! RV shows also offer a great selection of certified used motorhomes and other used RVs.
Many of the RV shows are in the country’s top RV destinations, including Arizona, Florida, California, and New Mexico. RV show parking and admission are often free and many even allow you to bring your pets.
You can take your time browsing everything from Class A diesel pushers to small travel trailers – all in one place. At RV shows, there is something for every lifestyle and budget, and representatives are readily available to answer any questions you may have to help you find the RV that’s perfect for you and your family.
Go ahead and Experience Life in an RV! Owning an recreational vehicle can take you across the country and to your favorite destinations without leaving the comforts of home behind
Are you ready to see all the RV lifestyle has to offer? Check the RV show Upcoming Events to see what RV show event are happening near you!

Solano County Vallejo RV Show

This Thursday through Sunday, August 25-28, do not miss the massive RV show at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA. Find the best prices on new and used RVs from some of the top RV brands, such as Winnebago, Heartland, Fleetwood, American Coach, Thor Motor Coach, Keystone RV, Leisure Travel Vans, Roadtrek, and more!
Get incredible deals on the RV you have been dreaming of. A huge selection of RVs to choose from, suitable for any lifestyle and budget, will be at the Solano County Fairgrounds and at fantastic RV Show pricing! These deals will not last, so hurry!
This is an inside and outside RV Show! Hours are 9am to dusk, daily. Free parking and admission!

Solano County Fairgrounds Vallejo RV Show



Starts: August 25 @ 9:00am
Ends: August 28 @ 6:00pm
Location: Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94589
WestWorld of Scottsdale Arizona RV Show

Now’s your chance to start Experiencing Life. Save on the RV of your dreams! Bring the whole family to this huge RV Show and check out all the new and used RVs priced to sell, such as:
  • Class A diesel and gas motorhomes
  • Class B touring van motorhomes
  • Class C motorhomes
  • Fifth wheels
  • Toy haulers
  • Travel trailers
Free parking and admission!
Westworld of Scottsdale Arizona RV Show

Starts: August 25 @ 9:00am
Ends: August 28 @ 7:00pm
Location: Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260




Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius



Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in a civilized society: it’s a wonderful experience. That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. We have come up with some camping hacks that you should use on your next camping trip. Here are 15 powerful camping hacks that are smart and unique:


  Tent Floor Tile

Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.





Campfire Banana Boats
What’s not to love about bananas filled with marshmallows and chocolate chips and then cooked over a campfire?
 

Solar Charged Stereo Cooler
Use the sun to power your music with the solar powered stereo set up in a cooler for convenient transport.

TicTax Boxes for Spices
Perfect to store spices for your next camping trip.

Learn how to make authentic cowboy coffee! No coffee bags here.
Here's how to make it: https://driftaway.coffee/how-do-you-make-cowboy-coffee/

Put a battery-powered votive candle into an empty peanut butter container to make portable lanterns.




Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.


Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.

Turn a bottle into a spoon.


Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.



                                                        Kid’s Craft Camping Lantern
A battery operated tea light, tissue paper, a plastic jar, 
and a bit of glue will make beautiful camping lanterns that your kids can craft themselves.



                                                    Cook Crescent Rolls over the Fire
          Wrap crescent roll dough around a y-shaped branch for campfire crescent rolls


                                                              Egg Carton Fire Starter
                      Place charcoal into an egg carton for a simple fire starter.


      


Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.




Cook Cinnabon's (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.

Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.


                                                                Bonus Hacks:

                                                                             Camping Wind Turbine
             A wind turbine can help power some of those electric items you’d rather not do without.


                                                                                       Willow Whistle
                                                         Learn to craft a whistle from a willow branch!


Here's some additional Camping Hacks to check out when you go camping:










What Happens to Decommissioned National Parks?




It’s no secret that the U.S. is home to some magnificent national parks — from Yosemite to the Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon, these natural sites are summer shrines for RVers and campers alike.


Most of us don’t question how these parks earned their titles as “national parks,” or how they’re maintained. It’s easy to take for granted that the sights and trails we love will always be available for us to visit, well cared for by the National Park Service (NPS).


In reality, not all national parks remain as national parks forever. So, what happens when parks are decommissioned? Does anyone take care of them? Can you still visit them?

Why Are Some Parks Decommissioned?

Decommissioned national parks are sites that have fallen out of favor with the National Park Service (NPS). Due to varying reasons — from low visitor numbers, to remote locations, or high upkeep costs — there are 26 national parks that have been decommissioned over the past century and a half. That represents 6% of the total national parks ever created, according to Bob Janiskee, a frequent contributor to the website National Parks Traveler.


In one of the most interesting and peculiar decommissioning cases, Fossil Cycad National Monument in South Dakota closed in 1957 after too many visitors plucked its petrified fossils to call their own.


Today, these two dozen decommissioned national parks and monuments remain in various states, forms, and functions. Many have been transitioned into National Forest Service sites; while others remain as train stations, private clubs owned by presumptive presidential nominees, and state properties.


The sites that have become national forests, state parks, and recreation areas are often much less expensive for camping than national parks. Although not all are appealing destinations for RVers, there are certainly a few decommissioned national parks worth visiting next time you hit the road:

Lewis and Clark Caverns, Montana

Find additional info here: http://stateparks.mt.gov/

These caverns were discovered long before Europeans made contact with North America. The unique limestone interior is part of an extensive cave system that was developed in the early 20th century. Lewis and Clark Caverns was established as a national monument in 1908, before being disbanded nearly 30 years later due to its remote location. The caverns were transferred to the state, and became Montana’s first State Park.


Open each season from May 1 to September 30, Lewis and Clark Caverns is 70 miles south of Montana’s capital city Helena — and its relative remoteness makes it the perfect destination for an overnight RV trip. Nine of its campgrounds have electrical hookups, and there are multiple guided tours of the caves daily.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California


Formerly known as Shasta National Park, this mountainous area may go down in history as the national park with the shortest lifespan. It was only managed by the NPS for three brief years, from 1945 until 1948, when it was adopted by the U.S. Forest Service.  


The largest forest in California, Shasta-Trinity National Forest is home to the gorgeous Shasta Lake — the perfect destination for explorers, boaters, or hikers wishing to see the full moon rise over water. There are six RV sites in the park. Enter along one of the park’s several scenic byways, and you’ll be blown away before your camping experience even begins.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma

In a former life, part of the Chickasaw area was Platt National Park, a site that was run by the NPS between 1906 and 1976. Low visitation was by no means the reason this park was decommissioned — in fact, in 1914 the park hosted more visitors than either Yellowstone or Yosemite. Unlike many “wilder” parks, Platt was planted and pruned by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an employment creation program that was an integral part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.



In 1976, the park was combined with the Arbuckle Recreation Area, to form what we now know as the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Today, the legacy of Platt National Park lives on in this much larger national recreation area. Tribute is paid to the older portion of the park in the Travertine area, which the park refers to as “an oasis in the Oklahoma prairie.” RV camping is nestled in an old oak forest, providing ample shade in the summer, and easy access to the lake.


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