Your RV is a great way to experience Fall Foliage


Location map of White Mountain National Forest.

Location map of White Mountain National Forest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The kids are back in school, football season has started, and there may even be a bit of a nip in the air where you are. For many, this is also the time of year to plan their Fall Foliage trip.

Fall is right around the corner, and before you know it, the leaves will be changing color, and putting on one of nature’s most vivid shows! It’s also an exciting time of year for many RVers and their families. Whether you’re driving in your motorhome, or doing some fall camping with your travel trailer or fifth wheel, there are many who consider this the best time of year to spend outdoors, and take to the road in an RV.

Here are some trips to consider if you’re thinking about checking out fall foliage in all it’s splendor!

MAPLES & MOUNTAINS TOUR – Maine – This tour begins in Naples, the heart of the Lakes Region, heads north to Pleasant Mountain , and continues north to South Paris.  From there it’s on to Bethel, a classic New England village, and then  south on Rt. 113 through the White Mountain National Forest to Evans Notch, which offers magnificent foliage panoramas of the White Mountains. After that it’s time to start heading south again to Fryeburg and then back to Naples again.

JACOB’S LADDER SCENIC BYWAY – Massachusetts –  The Jacob’s Ladder Scenic Byway winds through the small towns of Russell, Huntington, Chester, Becket and Lee, providing views of the Wild and Scenic Westfield River along the way. Known also as the “Jacob’s Ladder Trail,” the route was designated a Massachusetts Scenic Byway in 1992.

English: Leaves changing color in Lorain, Ohio

English: Leaves changing color in Lorain, Ohio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

APPALACHIAN FALL FOLIAGE TOUR – Ohio – When you think of fall foliage destinations, Ohio may not immediately come to mind, however it’s rated by many as a top location to see the leaves turn. The Appalachian Tour is just one of several you can take in Ohio.

FEATHER RIVER SCENIC BYWAY – California – The Feather River Scenic Byway begins in the lush Sacramento Valley, ascends to the dense forests and massive rock formations of the Sierra Nevadas and finishes among the vast open spaces in the Great Basin. Throughout the journey, visitors to the byway will experience history, outdoor activities, and stunning mountain and desert vistas.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Don’t delay too long though. You know how fast the season can change! If you decide to take one of these trips, or one of your own, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to stop back and share your experience with us!

Until next time … Happy RVing!

 

This is the Toy Hauler you’ve been waiting for!


Update 7/17/12: We’ve just uploaded some brand new pictures of the Fuzion 342 on our Pinterest Product Information page!

 

Many of our toy hauler customers over the years have inquired about a double axle 5th wheel toy hauler that also has a 12′ garage so they could fit some bigger toys. Well, the wait is over…

Introducing the new Keystone Fuzion 342!

Not only will you find a bigger garage, but you’ll also enjoy a very roomy Keystone Fuzionfloorplan that includes triple slides, a queen size master bed, and a side aisle bathroom!

This floorplan — a double axle, triple slide, 12’ garage with loft — is exclusive to Fuzion and you won’t find it anywhere else. A 3/4 ton towable with all the features of a triple axle. Incredible!

Keystone Fuzion 342

Keystone Fuzion 342

This new model is packed with amenities, but some of it’s most unique features include:

  • 12’ garage w/ 40” loft (all other double axle toy haulers have a 10’ garage, there is no other option other than Fuzion for a 12’ garage on a double axle!)
  • Garage storage locker
  • 22” LCD TV in the garage and bedroom
  • Kitchen  pantry and large kitchen island
  • Premium entertainment center – 40” Samsung LED TV, Samsung sound bar, Sony Blu Ray / DVD, Bluetooth / MP3 / Auxiliary
  • Fireplace
  • Dual closets w/ base cabinet and  full dresser in bedroom
  • Dual power awnings (32’ of continuous awning coverage)

The best way to check out this new Fuzion 342 will be in person, and White Horse RV Center will be one of the first dealers in the world to have one in stock! Keep an eye on our website, Facebook, email blasts and other White Horse RV communications and we’ll let you know when it arrives.

Until next time … Happy RVing!

Would you make a good Workamper?


Many RVers we talk to have the dream of one day being able to leave their jobs, friends, family, and basically the day-to-day life they’ve been living, in order to travel in their RV to destinations unknown. Sure, many folks do wait until retirement and do just that,  staying on the road for months, or even years at a time.

What if you don’t want to wait, but you still need income? Well, some people are turning to Workamping. The short version is that these individuals, couples, and sometimes families travel  Recreational Vehiclefrom place to place and find work in exchange for a free campsite, utilities, wages  or some combination of all.

They’ll typically find positions at privately owned campgrounds, RV resorts, seasonal work (i.e. Christmas trees, fall hay rides, pumpkins, etc.), state and national parks, and even some retail stores. You’ll usually find that Workampers are couples, including many retirees, but it’s not uncommon to find single individuals as well.

Although there are some year-round Workamping jobs, most are seasonal, which fits in just fine with the folks that fill the jobs since most people enjoy the travel that comes along with Workamping.

If this is sounds like something that might interest you, probably the best place to start is on the Workamper website,  Workamper.com.

Good luck if you decide to look into this.

Until next time… Happy RVing!

Kids Corner – Get ready for Spring Camping!


Now is the perfect time to get ready for Spring Camping Season! We’re  all looking forward to some sun and outdoor fun,  so here are a few ideas we came up with to get your family excited for your first (or next) camping trip in 2011!

RV Camping Checklist

Camper’s Check List:
This is something easy and fun to do with kids of all ages! Using a sheet of paper, list all the items you will need for your trip,  leaving a space next to each item to be checked off when it’s loaded onto your RV. Use one list for the whole family, or have each person make their own list of what’s important to them so nothing is left behind. Having the lists is a big help, plus  a little teamwork always comes in handy to make sure you have everything for everyone!

Learn-a-Little:Look up your destination
Another thing you can do before heading out on your next trip is to grab an atlas, computer or book  where you can look up information on the places you’re  going to visit.  Have your kids  list all of the things they are interested in doing and seeing,  and try to learn a little about the area you are headed to!

Keep a journal on your tripBring  A Journal:
A great way to document your trip is to bring a journal for each person, or use one for the whole family.  Fill it with sayings from the trip, new or different things learned, photos or pictures drawn, memories of the adventure, and anything else you come across. You’ll find that a journal will be a great conversation piece full of great memories of  your time together that you can enjoy for years to come!

A treat for the road or home!

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to share this recipe.

Irish Potatoes Made Easy!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 16-oz box of powdered sugar
  • 2½ cups coconut
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
Directions:
  1. Place butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating after each addition. Continue beating until mixture forms a stiff ball.
  3. Stir in coconut.
  4. Roll the mixture to form small potato shapes.
  5. Roll “potatoes” in cinnamon to cover.
  6. Refrigerate until firm, about an hour.
  7. After chilling, roll each ball again in the cinnamon and serve.

Hope you enjoy them!

Until next time… Happy RVing!

Celebrate where it all began


This Fourth of July, many people around the country will tune into network TV and see star-studded celebrations taking place in New York, Washington, and Boston. We may be a little biased, being located just 25 minutes from Philadelphia, but every year Philadelphia puts on a week-long celebration that is second to none. And why not. Philadelphia is the birthplace of America!

This year, why not experience this celebration first hand by getting in your RV, finding a nearby campground, and visiting Philadelphia to take part in  the activities that interest you?  Some of the highlights of the Wawa Welcome America Philadelphia celebration includes:

  • Wawa Hoagie Day,  followed by a special screening of the movie Rocky at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on June 30th.
  • A Screening Under the Stars of Avatar takes place on July 1st at Penn’s Landing.
  • Peter Nero and the Philly Pops will perform on July 2nd at Independence Hall.
  • All you can eat ice cream, fireworks, and more from the Philadelphia Orchestra on July 3rd at Penn’s Landing.
  • And a fully packed day of activities on July 4th starting with the Celebration of Freedom ceremony in the morning and ending with a Concert on the Parkway; this year featuring the Goo Goo Dolls, The Roots, Chrisette Michele and Chuck Brown followed by more fireworks!
  • While you’re there, don’t forget the “must see” attractions like the Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art and much more!

To find a nearby campground, try GoCampingAmerica or your favorite campground search site. Whatever you decide to do Independence Day weekend, have a very fun and safe celebration.

Until next time, Happy RVing!

Now we’re cookin!


If you had to pick one thing that you know most RVers are really, really good at, its eating! And who can blame us. Not only does the RV lifestyle give us the opportunity to take time to cook up some great food, it also gives us plenty of opportunities to taste the favorites of our camping neighbors and exchange recipes.

"Chef" Dave

Speaking of great recipes (you knew there had to be some kind of tie in didn’t you!), we wanted to congratulate one of our White Horse RV salesmen, Dave Munyan, whose burger recipe is currently featured on Wingtime.com as a Recipe of the Month.  Be sure to check out Wingtime.com more fantastic, spicy ideas, but for now, here’s Dave’s delicious creation:

2 lbs. ground chicken
1/4 c. Wing-Time Medium
1/2 c. Wing-Time Garlic
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
bread crumbs
8 oz. blue cheese

whole grain buns

  • Mix chicken with Wing-Time Medium, 1/4 cup Wing-Time Garlic and Parmesan cheese; add enough bread crumbs to bind mixture together. Form into patties; it’s best to make patties well before cooking and refrigerate them until ready to grill.
  • Lightly toast buns on grill. Set aside.
  • Grill burgers on one side over medium heat, being careful not to burn, for about 10 minutes (depending on the size of the patties). You cannot over-cook ground chicken, only burn it!
  • Flip the burgers; pour on some Wing-Time Garlic. Sprinkle crumbled blue cheese on top and grill for 5-10 minutes more.
  • Serve on a toasted whole grain burger bun with lettuce and more Wing-Time!

As you can imagine, there are literally thousands of recipes out there, many of them specifically for RVers. Here are just two links we found that have a big variety of ideas for you to try.

Outdoor Cooking Recipes from RVUSA.com
FoodFreeway.com – Featuring dishes for cooking in your motorhome!

Be sure to stop back and leave your comments on
what you liked or didn’t like so much!

Fortunately, all these extra calories are often easily burned off since another huge benefit of RVing is all the fantastic activities we get to be involved in. Now that’s what I call a good balance!

Until next time, Happy RVing!