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Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the Far West

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the Far West

America’s Far West region is a virtual paradise for extended stay RVers, with parks that accommodate long-term guests in compelling regions. From the Pacific Coast to the Grand Canyon to the Columbia River, this region keeps RVers coming back. Arizona Three Cal-Am resorts attract extended stay guests in Mesa, Arizona. Mesa Regal RV Resort accommodates long-term guests with lighted tennis courts, golf driving ranges and a host of luxuries and comforts. Val Vista Village RV Resort and Valle Del Oro RV Resort also treat guests to fabulous amenities and frequent social gatherings. In Yuma, Sun Vista RV Resort keeps guests busy with sporting events, a two-story fitness center with nearby swimming pools and several clubs and classes, not to mention the great professional entertainment. California California’s extended stay RV parks offer contrasts that range from rugged desert spots to lush coastal communities near the Pacific shore. Indian Wells Carefree RV Resorts in Indio puts guests... [Read more...]

Put Down Stakes at These Top Extended Stay RV Parks

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Some RV travelers love hitting the open road, while others relish putting down stakes in one place and making themselves at home. With this in mind, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the top Extended Stay RV Parks in North America. This list is tailored for travelers seeking campgrounds that provide the amenities and social activities that keep guests comfortable and busy for long periods of time. The Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s top Extended Stay RV parks are: Mesa Regal RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona Sun Vista RV Resort, Yuma, Arizona Val Vista Village RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona Valle Del Oro RV Resort, Mesa, Arizona Indian Wells Carefree RV Resorts, Indio, California La Pacifica RV Resort, San Diego, California Mad River Rapids RV Park, Arcata, California Palms River Resort, Needles, California Santa Nella RV Park, Santa Nella, California Big Cypress RV Resort, Clewiston, Florida Craig’s RV Park, Arcadia,... [Read more...]

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the South

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Enjoy an extended stay in the embrace of Southern Hospitality. Walk the beaches on the beautiful Atlantic Coast, go gaming in Mississippi and explore Louisiana’s lush landscapes and tasty cuisine. Florida Florida certainly has its share of extended stay parks. Big Cypress RV Resort in Clewiston, Florida, is nestled in the beautiful Western prairie of the Florida Everglades and is just an hour’s drive from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Naples. In Southwest Florida, Craig’s RV Park, located in Arcadia, boasts southern hospitality along with Bluegrass Jammin’ Weekends. Nestled between the resort communities of Naples and Florida, Imperial Bonita Estates MH & RV Resort in Bonita Springs is close to miles of pristine beaches, golf courses, restaurants and more. Riverside RV Resort & Campground in Port Charlotte sits amid lush palm trees, has spacious sites and includes organized activities like the Riverside’s End of Summer Store-n-Stay Potluck. Louisiana Hidden... [Read more...]

Mark, My Words: Q & A with Mark Nemeth – November 2013

November 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Hi, folks, As promised, some winterizing questions are addressed this month, along with a couple of general maintenance issues. Enjoy the crisp fall nights if you can: All too soon it will be winter! Send your RVing questions to mmw@escapees.com ——————————- Mark: I have purchased a 2013 Puma park model and have parked it on a friend’s farm in Granite Falls, NC.  I spend most long weekends there and want to know if there are any special preparations I need to do over the winter. Sharon Hi, Sharon, A lot depends on how cold it gets in your area. If it only occasionally drops below freezing at night and warms up during the day, your park model will probably be fine as long as you have a source of dependable heat in it while you are gone. If it gets well below freezing, like down into the teens, or often stays below freezing for several days, it would be better to winterize it if you will only be using it occasionally during... [Read more...]

Top Extended Stay Parks for RVers in the West

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Nothing epitomizes America’s West quite like Texas. Explore wide-open prairies, rolling hills and historic sites with roots that stretch back to North America’s early history. Located in the Rio Grande Valley, Alamo Rec-Veh Park is a haven for winter Texans with outdoor activities such as fishing, shuffleboard and horseshoes. Have fun in the large, air-conditioned recreation hall with billiards, crafts, card games and more. If you prefer the big city, head to Houston’s Lake View RV Resort, which boasts superior amenities and just the right combination of facilities. Enjoy great service and affordability located conveniently close to shopping and attractions in the metro area.

Mark, My Words: Q & A with Mark Nemeth – October 2013

October 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark, My Words: Q & A with Mark Nemeth – October 2013

Hi, folks. As the cold weather approaches, it’s almost time to start winterizing those rigs. For now, I’ll field a few general RVing questions, but if you have questions about winterizing, please send them in and we’ll talk about it next month. Thanks for writing, and keep those questions coming!  ____________________ Mark: Don’t know if you can help or perhaps you can send me in the right direction. Does anyone sell or can give me an idea how to get stairs into my Trail Cruiser C-22 that might have a handle for a handicapped person to use to go in and out for balance? Thanks, Ginger Hi, Ginger, There are a few options that you might consider. First, I’m assuming that you need some kind of step that will work on an RV that is in use. There are a number of nice step assemblies with built-in handrails available, but they are designed to be used on an RV that is parked in one place most or all of the time. If that is your situation, any mobile home or manufactured home dealer... [Read more...]

Serenity and Scenery at San Diego County Parks

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Serenity and Scenery at San Diego County Parks

San Diego County  parks can be found in a variety of ecosystems, from the hot inland desert to the rolling hills to ocean bluffs. RVers traveling through the sprawling region will discover great RV amenities, compelling regional attractions and fun activities for all members of the family. Take classes, go on hiking trips, attend special events or simply relax in a well-appointed site where stellar views are the norm. Here are the county parks that RVers can choose from: Agua Caliente Hot Springs Want to experience desert life? Agua Caliente Hot Springs is a 910-acre San Diego County Park next to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, one of the largest state parks in the United States. Visitors can enjoy developed hot springs, dine at a picnic area or simply relax under shade trees at theirs site. When the mercury climbs to 100, soak your feet in two natural pools. Spring-fed, warm showers are available, and when the weather cools down, play shuffleboard, horseshoe or set out on one of the... [Read more...]

Top Green Parks Chosen by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide

October 15, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Top Green Parks Chosen by the Good Sam RV Travel Guide

RVers would hate to see anything bad happen to the green meadows, unspoiled forests and pristine mountain ranges that greet them on the highway. That’s why the editors and consultants of the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide have gone to great lengths to select the Top Green RV Park across North America. These RV parks have adopted earth-friendly practices, ranging from aggressive recycling policies to solar panels, energy-efficient lighting and environmentally sound landscaping. Although the parks in this list take a variety of approaches in staying green, the goal is the same: to help preserve the natural, wide open spaces that make traveling in America such an amazing experience. After all, don’t we all want to see our natural resources preserved for our children and grandchildren when they take to the road in their own RVs? So visit the following parks if you’re a traveler seeking campgrounds that adhere to an ecologically sound philosophy without sacrificing the comforts and... [Read more...]

Heathly Tips You Can Take on the Road: Toxin-Free Cleaning with Eco-Me

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Every RVer wants a clean vehicle, with gleaming countertops, spot-free windows and surfaces free of dirt and grime. Unfortunately, many cleaning products contain harmful toxins that can cause asthma, allergies or lead to serious diseases. To complicate matters, the relatively confined quarters of a recreational vehicle only exacerbate the threat of harm. Don’t rely on the label to tell you what’s in that bottle of cleaner; only seven percent of cleaning products adequately disclose their contents, according to the Environmental Working Group, a consumer-advocacy organization that ranks cleaning products by levels of safety. Consumers should be pro-active when it comes to shopping for cleaning products. According to research studies, RV shoppers looking for healthy cleaning products should avoid any products that contain anything from the following rogue’s gallery: Petrochemical solvents Ethoxylates Sulfates Synthetic fragrance Alcohol Artificial dyes Parabens Although you may have... [Read more...]

San Diego RV Resort-Sunland, CA

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San Diego RV Resort-Sunland, CA

Green practices are a big part of Sunland RV Resorts, and San Diego RV Resort Sunland is no exception. Once you’re parked here, you can turn off the ignition and take an environmentally friendly form of travel. The resort is just a stroll from one of the San Diego Trolley’s stops. Ride the rails to Petco Park, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and other top attractions in the popular SoCal city. After a long day of sightseeing, you can relax in one of the 174 well-groomed sites, which include full hookups and concrete patios. Take a refreshing shower, do a wash in a modern laundry facility or simply relax at the resort’s pool and spa. Blow off some steam at the state-of-the-art fitness center or enjoy a game of billiards. The RV resort’s conference hall accommodates groups for business meetings or potlucks. Make sure you take your dog for a walk; pet walking is allowed throughout the resort. San Diego RV Resort is part of the Sunland family of resorts. Find more info on San Diego RV... [Read more...]

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