Sporting Events & RV's

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If you’re the proud parent of an avid sports player, a team captain, a die-hard baseball fan, a horse lover, or a NASCAR fanatic, you likely spend quite a bit of time on the road. Whether you’re working with a rowdy crowd of fans or your child’s team of enthusiastic sluggers or soccer champs, traveling RV-style can elevate the experience and allow you the space and convenience of taking your home on the road. Let’s take a quick look at how RVs can make this year’s sporting event all the more memorable.

Sporting events and RV travels

RV TAILGAITING

Tailgating parties are as integral to sports as jerseys and rally cries. Whether it’s in support of high school, college, or professional leagues, a good tailgate party can bring strangers together and turn a sporting event into a dawn-to-dusk celebration. With an RV you have the benefit of a kitchen and bathroom on deck, allowing you to construct a tailgating affair that is not soon to be forgotten.

Tailgating essentials revolve around food, drinks, comfort, and of course, fanfare. With an RV, you have all your amenities at your fingertips, and plenty of space to pack in all of your friends and equipment. RV tailgating allows you to ditch the long lines to the portable bathrooms and keep your cash from getting eaten when your hunger leads you towards the concession stands. Set up camp in an RV and you can show up early to stake out a great spot, party in style, and then leave after most of the traffic has already gone. With all the luxuries of a home away from home, an RV offers you more time in which to revel in the tailgating fandom.

TAKE THE TEAM ON THE ROAD

Are you tired of toting around your little league teams in a long caravan of cars and trucks? Instead, consider loading all those boisterous bodies into an RV, and you’ll remove the need to stop for bathrooms and snacks along the way. With room to pack up all the necessary equipment and have room to load up the kids, you’ll never again have to go chasing down lost pieces of equipment or argue over who rides with whom. Save on food, gas, and time by combining all your team’s needs into one multipurpose vehicle. With all their needs taken care of in advance, your team will show up happy, fed, rested, and ready to play at every game. And while they’re on the field, you’ll have a home away from home to host other parents and loved ones that might need a break or a quiet place to talk. Coaches, kids, and parents will thank you for it!

SPRING TRAINING

Are you ready to travel to spring training this year? As equipment is being hauled out and players are taking to the fields, you can be cleaning the cobwebs from your winter-weathered soul with a baseball spring training trip to Arizona or Florida to see those bats fly. Whether you’re in Florida for the Grapefruit League or Arizona for the Cactus League, there is plenty to do outside the stadium as well. Having a home on wheels offers a wide variety of great benefits when it comes to the road tripping experience.

Without having to worry about high hotel prices, transportation, or perfect planning, you and your family are also free to drive about the area. Take a tour around nearby towns and grab a bite to eat or check out the local baseball museums, such as the Sports Immortals museum in Boca Raton, or the Cactus League Experience history exhibit in Mesa.

Arizona and Florida are both beautiful areas with many national parks, lakes, and golf courses. Take the family for a hike or play a round of golf while you’re not at the stadium. Never seen the Grand Canyon? A spring training RV road trip would be the perfect time.

TO THE TRACK

Take a trip to the Kentucky Derby and drink a mint julep or throw on a derby hat. Louisville Kentucky can be a difficult place to find lodging around race time, but with an RV you don’t have to worry about trying to get that last rental car or hotel room.

If cars are more your style, head to the Sprint Cup or XFINITY NASCAR series. As some of the world’s most regularly attended single-day sporting events, these events bring loyal fans from near and far. With any size RV motorhome, you can combine a love for road trips, camping, and car racing into one great experience.

Whether you prefer your speed racers to be equipped with rubber wheels or metal horseshoes, NASCAR and horse races are both great events to get your adrenaline pumping.

RV travel to equestrian events and to the races!

EQUESTRIAN EVENTS

RVs are a great commodity when you are participating in the horse show circuit. After a day of riding, dirt, and outdoor activities, having all the benefits of a hotel while still remaining close to the stables is almost a necessity. With multiple events a day, and horses and riders that need to be cleaned, fed, and cared for, RVs take the prize in convenience. Many of these equestrian events can span days or even weeks, meaning that horses and riders must be prepared for the long haul from day one until the event ends. RV camping allows riders to stay close to their horses so that they are never more than a few minutes away from exercising, grooming, feeding, tacking up, or providing any veterinary care.

Having a home base on wheels is a great way to get around without the fuss of multiple carpools, stops for the bathroom, and settling for fast food meals on the go. And with so many amenities, you can beat the crowds and stop worrying about negotiating those frustrating flight prices and hotel reservations. You can stop trying to wrangle multiple little league caravans, and instead take a fun and peaceful journey to your final sporting destination.

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Essential Items for Your RV Toolkit

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Top RV checklist of important tools for your RV

RV Toolkit Checklist

RVs are sturdy, robust vehicles that can take you to the ends of the earth and provide you comfort every step of the way. Unfortunately, as much fun as you have on the road, you can’t always predict what will happen. If it can break, tear, spring a leak, or loosen, it will and at the least opportune time. The best thing you can do is stay prepared with the right tools. Here are some of the most important items to keep in your RV toolkit.

The RV Toolbox

  • A claw hammer to drive stakes and nails and bend things back into shape
  • Phillips and flat head screwdrivers (in various sizes) for tightening and loosening screws and prying things open
  • Standard pliers for squeezing things together and holding machine nuts in place
  • A cordless drill with a spare battery and charger
  • A small drill bit set
  • A socket wrench set
  • An adjustable wrench
  • Wire cutters for trimming electrical wire
  • A small tape measure
  • A mini hacksaw for any heavy duty metal cutting
  • A hobby knife for more precise cuts in paper, wood, canvas, tape, and plastic
  • Leather work gloves
  • Latex or nitrile rubber gloves
  • Super glue for high strength adhesive repairs and closing up nasty cuts (only in emergencies)
  • Seam sealer to mend tents
  • Threadlocker glue to keep screws and bolts tight
  • Silicon sealant to keep out drafts and rain
  • Duct tape for nearly anything

Lights

  • Spare fuses in various amperage ratings for blown fuses in your power panel or power converter/charger
  • A small voltmeter for tracing shorted circuits
  • Spare bulbs for brake, turn, running, and interior lights
  • A roll of insulated wire (10-gauge to 12-gauge)
  • Electrical tape
  • Flashlights
  • Head lamps
  • Weatherproof safety matches

Miscellaneous

  • Permanent markers
  • Two-way radios/walkie-talkies
  • A travel-size spray can of lubricant
  • A tube of ball hitch lube
  • Zip ties
  • Rope
  • Adhesive weatherstripping
Essential items for your RV Toolkit
Don't be caught without the right too, keep these tools on hand to avoid and mitigate any disasters that might spring up during your trip. Visit RVPartsWorld.com for these and additional items for your RV toolkit!

Pre-Trip RV Inspection

Remember to always do a pre-trip inspection of your RV before starting out. Nothing is worse than a breakdown once you get on the road. Simple maintenance can prolong the life of your RV, travel trailer, fifth wheel and toy hauler. At La Mesa RV, after 40 years of refining every detail of RV service, we are uniquely qualified to provide you the ultimate in customer service that no one else can promise. With service centers located in California, Arizona, Florida, and New Mexico, we're never too far from some of the most desirable RV destinations in the United States. Be sure to schedule your pre-trip inspection with us today.

Did we miss anything? What else do you keep in your RV toolkit? Let us know in the comments.

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