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Preparing your RV for Burning Man

Whether you are looking to rent an RV for Burning Man or you have your own, the last thing that you want to do after an amazing Burning Man experience is spend hours and hours cleaning your RV. The Playa dust gets absolutely everywhere! So we’ve put together some tips to keep your RV clean at Burning Man. Okay, maybe not clean but cleaner.

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Become one with the dirt
The playa dust leaves a film behind that is difficult to break. A vinegar solution helps but no matter how many precautions you take the dust gets everywhere! So do plan to do a big deep clean afterwards. The hardest places to clean – plastic and rubber surfaces.

Cover all vent openings
Either cut up some cheap AC filters, use bandanas or anything to cover over the internal and external vents. Pay close attention to behind the fridge and any openings to circuitry.

Tape over switches and seams
Tape up your external switches and seams (windows, poor sealings, etc). This helps keep electronics from locking up. Just imagine not being able to retract your awning during a dust storm! Any switches that you won’t be using regularly near doors and windows, tape them up too.

Protect upholstery
Cover up any soft surfaces with extra sheets or scrap fabric. This not only protects the upholstery, but when the dust becomes too much you can shake them out.

Wax on
Give your RV (inside and out) a good solid wax before heading out to Black Rock City. It does help the dust blow over instead of sticking right away.

Close it up
If you’re leaving your camp, close everything up – windows, vent fans, doors and retract your awning. Wind and dust storms kick up out of no where and the last thing you want is to arrive back at your camp with your awning blown away.

Minimize openings
This may go without saying but don’t leave your door open and try to limit the amount of times you enter and exit your RV. Some people construct a ‘dust room’ at the entrance to help block the dust and allow for a space to take of dusty clothing and shoes before entering. Baby wipes are great near the door for a little clean up before entering.

Give your flooring some help
Help with the post-playa cleanup by buying sheets of painters plastic and tape them to the floor of the RV.

Tape tips
Make sure to keep tape only on the plastic trim or vinyl floor of the RV. Tape can sometimes remove the finishing from the veneer. Painters tape is great but can sometimes fall off half way through.

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Class C RV Rentals

Class C RV’s are the most common type of RV. Class C RV’s are characterized by the large bed directly over the drivers cabin. Class C’s are available in many sizes. I have seen them as small as 22’ and as larger are 35’. These motorhomes tend to sleep more people than a similar sized Class A as you get that extra bed over the driver. Most Class C RV’s allow you to walk from the driver’s area into the cabin of the RV, but I have seen exceptions to this, so it is always good to ask before you rent the RV if this is important to you. This RV will tend to be a little easier to drive compared to a Class A motorhome because the wheelbase is much more similar to regular passenger vehicles. In the end this is the most popular type of RV simply because of the extra sleeping space that it provides. Class C RV’s can be rented from almost any major city across the US including, Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN),Boston (BOS) Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Ft Lauderdale (FLL) Las Vegas (LAS), RENO (RNO), New York City (NYC), Dallas (DFW), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Seattle (SEA).

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Class A RV Rentals

Class A RV’s are characterized by the large flat front, similar to a bus. While Class A RV’s tend to be the longest of the RV’s available they also tend to sleep fewer people as there is no bed over the driver’s area of the RV. Class A RV’s also tend to be the most luxurious RV’s available, having more high end features. These RV’s are usually over 28’ long and some can be as long as 45’. Driving a Class A RV will take a little practice as they drive a little differently than most vehicles. You will need to take corners wider than with most vehicles as a Class A handles more like a bus. Any Class A RV that you find available for rent on this site will only require a standard driver’s license. Class A’s can be rented from Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Las Vegas (LAS), RENO (RNO), New York City (NYC), Dallas (DFW), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Seattle (SEA).

The motorhome you choose is really a matter of preference, and how many people you need to accommodate in your rental.


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Class B RV Rentals

Class B RV rentals are compact vehicles set up to make your camping experience more comfortable. Class B RV’s or vans usually sleep 2 or 3 people. Many of these vans are set up with toilets and showers and small kitchens. The amenities in the Class B vans vary depending on where you rent them from so check the vehicle details to see which van is right for your trip. Class B vans can be rented from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Denver, Miami, New York, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Check the quote program for vehicle availability and pricing.


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RV’ing during Superbowl LI

As Super Bowl LI approaches, if you’re in the Houston area, you maybe be thrilled to know that even if you didn’t score one of the coveted tickets, you can still party like a rockstar at Super Bowl parties. The Superbowl 2017 festivities start January 28, 2017 during a week long party – Super Bowl LIVE in downtown Houston’s Discovery Green. The best part, the event is free and an expected 1 million people will enjoy food and entertainment.

If you’re headed direct to watch the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off live in the NRG Stadium, an RV is the way to go, not to mention the amazing RV tailgating parties. Make sure to arrive early as parking is first come first served. You’ll also need to pre-purchase minimum of two parking spaces designated for RV parking. And please remember to leave your pets at home for their safety.

Are you, football fans, ready to celebrate your heart out on February 5? Rent an RV today, from luxury RV’s to economic RV’s there’s always something for everyone to provide the most comfortable stay.

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Happy Holidays

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Wishing everyone a very happy holidays this season and very other day and all the best in the coming new year. Happy travels everyone!


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Valley of FIre

Valley of Fire in an RV

Valley of FIre As the oldest and largest state park in the US, and one that is open all year, it’s a great getaway. Only 6 miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the park showcases ancient trees, petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs. Red sandstone formations formed from the sand dunes shifting 150 million years ago, hence the name Valley of Fire.

With summer temps exceeding 100-120 degrees, and mild winters, with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees, makes this a great winter camping destination.

Valley of FIre If you’re looking for more information on each rock point and some greta points of interest, visit: valley-of-fire.com. Each rock formation is fabulous on it’s own and the stories behind just add to the enchantment. The petrified wood and animals that cohabitate in this area are a worth the drive to explore.

 

The desert is extremely fragile so remember to pack out absolutely everything that you pack in leaving no trace and preserving this wondrous destination for years to come.

Valley of FIre If you’re looking to extend the exploration, campsites are available. RV camping with power and water hookups are also now available if you’re looking to add a little luxury to your stay. Camping is limited to 14 days in a 30 day period and we offer a number of budget RV’s to suit the journey.

 

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Special

We offer the best price guarantee, even during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All sales numbers are already updated in our system to provide you with the best price for your next fun RV road trip adventure. Book between November 25-28, 2016 to save!

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Thanksgiving in an RV

As the weather turns cooler, pot lucks begin and then finally a wonderful gathering of family at Thanksgiving. This time of year always makes me think of my roots, where it all began. Family road trips can be it’s own adventure, but why not take one to the roots of Thanksgiving.

TOP STOPS:

Plymouth, Massachusetts

There’s no better place to start this journey then where the first historic gathering happened, Plymouth, Massachusetts, a 45 minute drive from Boston. At Plimouth Plantation, you can experience history brought to life with outdoor living exhibits, the Mayflower II, Pilmoth Grist Mill and traditional New England trimmings where you can talk about the 1621 feast that started it all.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

To learn more about Native American culture, head to Santa Fe for its world-renowned art galleries and museums. A three-day Winter Indian Market hosts 200 artists, native dance groups and music for all the entertainment and history you can handle.

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New York City, New York

If you’re a fan of gatherings and thanksgiving, the biggest gathering to celebrate the holiday is in the Big Apple at the Thanksgiving Day Parade with over three million spectators. If crowds aren’t your thing, cozy up with the family in an overlooking hotel room for the ultimate high up viewpoint.

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Where will you be spending this Thanksgiving? Will you be joining us on the road for a family fun road trip?

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RV Travel Apps

If you are getting ready to start your RV adventure you may want to check out some of these helpful apps to make your trip a little more carefree.

There are lots of apps helping you to decide where to stay. I don’t like dishing out money to buy apps, there are lots of free apps available, but some of these are worth the price. Here are some of the most popular.

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ALLSTAYS-Camp & RV, this app lets you find and filter places with or without available internet. This is a great app that includes filtering by tenting, RV resorts, parking lots (that you are allowed to stay in), fuel stops, rest areas, and more. It’s worth the price. Allstays also has a Walmart Overnight Parking app that comes in handy when you are just looking for a place to get a few hours sleep.

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Some of the best apps for navigating come built into our phones. The built in IOS map app is a great app, Suri gives good directs so that you do not need to be looking at your phone while you are driving. Even for an iPhone user like me the Google app has its place. When you are on a website and hit the get directions link it usually uses Google maps. I don’t think that it is as smooth as the IOS version but not everyone is lucky enough to have an iPhone.

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There is a RV travel blog http://www.technomadia.com/ that I have been reading and they have created some of there own apps based on RV travel need. This one lets you track cellular signal off line so that you can check and make sure that the campground you are planning on staying at has cellular connection.

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Let’s face it, we want to rent an RV so that we can reconnect with our family. The last thing we want the kids to be doing is staring at their cell phones. Why not use the phones do get everyone in the same place interacting with each other. The Campfire Songs app will remind you of all those great songs that you used to sing as a kid.

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How about taking the kids on a treasure hunt with this Geocaching app. This is a great way to get everybody together, to get moving and see somewhere that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

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This has to be my favorite apps for getting people moving and interacting with the world. Don’t discount Pokemon Go as an app only for kids. I would say it is for ages 10-99. This apps gets people out walking, and interacting with other people playing the game. When you are at a Pokestop you end up talking to other people that are there and comparing Pokemon, finding out where they are from and a little of their story. The draw back to this is that you need to be in populated areas to find the Pokemon. If your RV rental trip includes some city stops you should give this app a try, you may be surprised.

 

There are sani-dump apps and gas price check apps, things to do apps, weather apps, hiking trail apps, the list is endless of what is available to us online. Check out the star gazer apps that will name constellations as you view them through your phone. What a great way to spend an evening by the campfire.


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