Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2016 Winnebago View and Navion Motorhomes

Winnebago, the iconic builder of motorhomes continues to evolve and change with market demands. The concepts of fuel sipping and RV are rarely used together, until now. Winnebago’s View and Navion motorhomes are built with a fuel sipping 188 HP Mercedes Benz diesel engine. Now you can travel further on less fuel. And they’re easy to maneuver too!

Get away for the weekend or an extended trip in style and class. Comfort surrounds you with Euro style cabinetry, a host of electronic entertainment features like flat screen TVs and plenty of storage all in a compact vehicle. Plus a host of safety features including rear-view camera, air bags, four wheel anti-lock brakes and adaptive electronic stability control.

Take a peek at the 2016 View and Navion from Winnebago and then come experience one yourself at your nearby La Mesa RV Center.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

RV Job Fair Coming to Springfield, Oregon!

Now Hiring RV Positions at La Mesa RV

Watch your career take off! La Mesa RV is in town for two days to find the best RV Technicians, experienced RV Service Advisors, RV Parts personnel and RV Warranty administrators to work in one of our 12 premier RV dealerships in Arizona, California, Florida, and New Mexico. Relocation assistance is available.

RV Job Fair

Join us for a two day job fair in Springfield, Oregon, February 26-27, 2016.

Where:
Holiday Inn
919 Kruse Way (I-5 @ Beltline Rd.)
Springfield, Oregon 94777

When:
February 26th — 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
February 27th — 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come find out if you have what it takes to rise to the top and out perform. La Mesa RV has been an RV industry leader for over 40 years. Explore more about our company at www.lamesarv.com. We know RVs!

La Mesa RV is a financially stable company that focuses on providing excellent customer service. We live by our FAMILY core values of Fun, Attitude, Make their day, Integrity, Listen and quality, and we pride ourselves on having happy employees. We offer excellent pay and benefits! Are you an Experienced RV Technician who is willing to relocate? Are you RVIA, ASE , Smog certified? Do you have RV repair experience?

This is an unique opportunity, so don’t miss it!

Submit your resume to careers@lamesarv.com or call Human Resources at 800-945-8561 to schedule an interview time. Walk-ins welcome.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 Roadtrek CS Adventurous Overview

Is the 2016 Roadtrek CS Adventurous your next motorhome? It’s compact, yet feature filled and technologically advanced. It’s powered by a Mercedes Benz diesel engine. It goes places other RVs can’t. Check out this short video showcasing this spacious and luxurious Class B motorhome and tell us what you think!

A huge thank you to the La Mesa RV team involved in the production of this video: Kern Lehman (narrator), Rich Leal (driver), Cristin Combs (model and assistant producer), Kyle Burke (videographer, editor and producer), Skylar (white Shepard), and Orion (black Shepard).

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Best Hobbies for Life in an RV

Family fun in an RV

Traveling in an RV can be a fun way to live, but there is more to the life than traveling and camping. Many people who RV also have other hobbies to pass time and to expand their horizons. Sightseeing is always an important activity for RVers, but even the most dedicated travelers need time to rest and recharge. Passengers might also want an activity they can do while someone else is driving. Some RVers are also able to use their hobbies as a way of generating extra money, especially if they are making crafts. This is where hobbies that can be done almost anywhere come into play.

Outdoor

  • Loads of people who RV also golf or fish. Though these activities fit the RV lifestyle well, they also require equipment that take up space, so be sure to consider how much storage you have.
  • Hiking and biking are popular, especially since many people use campgrounds as a docking point for their RV anyway.
  • Geocaching — in this activity, people place items in a hidden spot. Then, they list the GPS coordinates (usually in an online database) for others to find. When people find the caches, they usually note when they found it. Geocaching.com is a good place to get started.
  • Bird and wildlife watching — you might even find a local group in the area that you can join.
  • Water activities, such as swimming, kayaking, and canoeing, are also great ways to explore the area up close.
  • Pickleball is extremely popular in many RV parks. Pickleball is similar to tennis, but on a smaller court and with a slower pace, which makes it ideal for RVers of all ages.

Crafting and Creative Work

  • Carpentry and woodworking sound counterintuitive to an “on the road” hobby, but if you have tools on hand to make minor repairs, this can be a nice addition to the RV life.
  • Painting/drawing, especially to capture those new places and views.
  • Knitting, crocheting, and other yarn crafts — if you make different items, you can even sell them at markets or on etsy.com for some side money.
  • Photography captures your sights. Thanks to digital photography, you can do this with fewer materials.
  • Writing and blogging — it can be fun to read back on past adventures and keep up with family back home.
  • Sewing and embroidery not only fix garments, but can allow you to create totally new things.
  • Making videos, much like photography, has been more user-friendly and easier to access than ever before.
  • Playing musical instruments allows for creative expression and can be a great way to meet new people.
  • There are numerous crafts that a lot of people may not know about, such as basket weaving, making spinners (a great way to reuse empty cans!) and more.
Visit ghost towns, such as Bodie, California, in your RV

Learning

  • Learning a new language on the road is not only fun, it can be helpful if your adventures take you to other countries. Software such as Rosetta Stone and apps such as Duolingo allow for practice at any time.
  • With Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), you can learn about anything from psychology to chemistry to art. These classes vary in intensity and time commitment, but being able to learn at your pace and whenever you have time, day or night, makes it a fantastic opportunity for RVers.
  • Following genealogy and filling out your family tree is a great activity for RVing, as you can actually go to the places where your ancestors lived. Sites such as ancestry.com or familysearch.org can show you places to get started.
  • Anywhere you go, there are bound to be historical spots. You can learn about various local traditions, crafts, or even explore ghost towns.
  • Learning new card or board games lets you learn new activities and meet new people.

Conclusion

While many people think of RVing as a hobby in and of itself, there are a number of other activities that can also bring joy and learning to an RVer. These activities can serve to introduce you to new people and areas you might have overlooked. Even when you are on the road, you can enrich yourself in new ways wherever you are.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Vanleigh RV: Luxury Fifth Wheels for Full-Time Comfort

Vanleigh RV Luxury Fifth Wheels Vilano 365RL fifth wheel from Vanleigh RV
2016 Vilano fifth wheel from Vanleigh RV

The high-end fifth wheel "fiver" market has an impressive new addition, meet the 2016 Vilano 365RL from startup company Vanleigh RV.

Vanleigh’s introduction into the high-end 5th wheel market is with the new 365RL floorplan. The Vilano 365RL is a luxurious and spacious retreat with three slideouts. Kitchen, bedroom and living areas all feature luxury embellishments that set the Vilano apart. Your guests are greeted by a spacious kitchen island that is illuminated with recessed LED lights. Hardwood cabinetry thru out and stainless appliances are the finishing touches of the spacious chef’s kitchen. The master bedroom is outfitted with a king size memory foam bed that is complimented with dual nightstands. The living area not only features a 50” LED TV with theater seating but an 80” sofa that converts into additional sleeping space. Outside the Villano features abundant storage, electric patio awning, 6-point electric stabilizers and an overall length of 39 feet from pinbox to ladder.

2016 Vilano 365RL floorplan

2016 Vilano 365RL Features:


Kitchen

  • Large island with overhead recessed LED lighting
  • Oversized 70/30 stainless steel double sink
  • 18 Cu. Ft. French door refrigerator
  • Residential kitchen faucet with pull-down
  • Stainless steel microwave and oven
  • Hardwood dinette table and chairs
  • Oversized pantry with motion sensored lighting
  • Solid surface countertops and sink/range covers

Living Area

  • Full profile ceiling
  • Multiplex wiring system
  • Full overlay hardwood cabinetry and faceframes
  • Hardwood slideout fascia and window valances
  • 8 Ft. tall slide boxes
  • Recessed LED ceiling lighting
  • Night roller shades
  • Whisper Quiet A/C system

Master Bedroom

  • 80" x 70" memory foam king bed
  • Full sized wardrobe with motion sensored lighting
  • Hardwood six drawer dresser
  • 32" LED TV
  • Full size under bed storage area
  • Side-by-side washer & dryer prep
  • Dual USB ports in nightstands

Additional Features

  • 70" theater sofa
  • 80" sofa hide-a-bed
  • 50" LED TV in living area
  • 5K BTU residential fireplace
  • 35K BTU furnace
  • 48" x 30" shower
  • Bathroom vanity with medicine cabinet
  • Linen and coat closets
  • Dual low-pro 15K BTU A/C's
  • LED exterior lighting system
  • Pre-wire for solar panels
  • 12V tank heaters
  • 4 step aluminum steps

Who is Vanleigh RV?

Vanleigh RV is the newest manufacturer to the luxury fifth-wheel market. Not a newbie by any means to the RV industry, Vanleigh RV, based in Burnsville, Mississippi is co-owned by Leigh, Van and Bob Tiffin, three generations of the founding family of Red Bay, Alabama based Tiffin Motor Homes. The Vanleigh RV team has over 40 years of RV manufacturing experience and is focused on building a company that offers quality products using the best materials, supplies, and methods of production.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

7 Simple Organizing Solutions for RV Living!

Seven simple solutions for storage and organizing your RV

Traveling in a recreational vehicle is a carefree way to enjoy the country, but it means that you have to get a bit creative about space. If you want to live comfortably on the road, you have to find ways to incorporate the everyday items you will need with a much smaller living space. Even the largest Class A motorhomes or fifth wheels for sale today require some creative thinking to best utilize interior and exterior space.

With an innovative approach to storage and organization in your RV, you won’t ever want for any modern-day conveniences and you won’t feel crowded, either. Take a look at these space-saving storage and organizational tips for RV living:

1. Hang a Waste Basket From a Cabinet Door

Instead of using up square footage for your garbage receptacle, install hooks over a cabinet door and hang your trash can inside it.

2. Use Magnetic Strips

Instead of storing your knife set on the counter, hang a magnetic strip and stick your knifes there instead. Magnetic strips can also be used for spices, to hang metal spoons, scissors, keys, and much more. For safety reasons, be sure to store any sharp or heavy items attached to magnetic strips in a drawer while the RV is in motion.

3. Hang Hooks

Wherever you have an item that can be hung (towels, cooking utensils, etc.), install simple hooks on the sides of other hardware. When you aren't using the hooks, they won’t take up a lot of space just being there.

4. Use Velcro

There isn’t much surface space in a RV to set things like TV remotes, but you can get creative by adhering Velcro to the back and sticking them to cabinets or tables. You can also use Velcro straps to hang items like coiled extension cords and hoses. You’ll save space and also know exactly where these items are located when you need them.

5. Get Creative With Office Organizers

A lot of the items that you would typically see on top of a desk can double as storage units in a RV setting. Consider using freestanding file folder holders for kitchen supplies, or pencil holders for cooking utensils. Since these items are not permanently affixed, they can be moved out of the RV when needed or moved to a different spot. You can also connect folders on the inside of cabinet doors to store extra items and make the most use of space.

6. Hang a Pegboard For Cooking Items

Instead of filling your cabinets with pots and pans, hang a basic pegboard with hooks. You can also hang items like mixing spoons and spatulas to save space and easily access when you are cooking in your RV.

7. Use Organizers That Hang on Back of Seats

Be sure to use the prime real estate on the back of the driver and passenger seats to your advantage with over-the-seat organizers. Store things like maps, magazines, water bottles and flashlights in it for quick access. You can even house emergency road trip items in it.

Making the most use of your space on RV road trips will make them smoother, and long-term stays in RV parks more convenient.

What are your best space-saving tips for RV travel?

Monday, February 1, 2016

2017 Winnebago Vista 29VE

Sneak Peek: 2017 Vista 29VE

Coming soon: the Winnebago Vista 29VE is a Class A gas motorhome built on a Ford F53 chassis with a strong Triton V10 engine. What is exciting about this Vista's new floorplan is the full wall slide and optional outside tailgate package!

The roomy full wall slideout houses a 40" x 66" sofa/bed, kitchen with double sink, three burner range, refrigerator, overhead cabinetry, pantry, bedroom wardrobe and vanity.

The Vista 29VE has an optional tail gate package that is perfect for entertaining outside. The exterior features on this option include a flat-screen TV, sound system, refrigerator, sink, and storage cabinets.

Included on the 2017 Vista 29VE are:

  • Full wall slideout
  • Queen bed 60" X 75"
  • Booth dinette 42" x 70"
  • Complete bath
  • 40" HDTV in living area
  • 30,000 BTU furnace
  • Tandem sliding door
  • Front swivel seats
  • Plenty of overhead and bedside storage
  • Available exterior entertainment center with 40" HDTV, adjustable mount, and speakers
  • 145 cubic feet of exterior storage space
  • Powered StudioLoft™ bed; the industry’s largest
  • Powered front window shade and visor
  • Dual pantry storage
  • 25" x 38" shower with glass door

Optional Tailgate Kitchen

  • 2.6 cubic feet refrigerator
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Ice chest with lid
  • Stainless steel RV grille
  • Auxiliary holding tank with "Full" level sensor and dump switch
  • Abundant storage with Tambour doors
  • Pull-out counter space
  • 1,000 watt inverter