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!

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Getting to know Galloway


White Horse RV Center's New Galloway Store

White Horse RV is back on the White Horse Pike!
With the opening of our second location at  309 E. White Horse Pike, we’ve finally returned to the White Horse Pike after a 15+ year hiatus. We’re excited to have a facility that can now conveniently serve our customers and campgrounds along the NJ coast in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as those with easy access to the Garden State Parkway, such as  Middlesex, Union and all the way north to Bergen county!

If you haven’t visited White Horse RV’s new Galloway dealership since it opened back in September of 2011, you wouldn’t recognize the place now!  Our new Galloway team, under the guidance of  General Manager Heather Shannon, has been hard at work getting things up to date in order to meet the high level of service White Horse RV has become renowned for. We thought this would be a good opportunity for you to meet some of the Galloway Team.

Heather Shannon – General Manager

Heather joined her family’s  White Horse RV business back in 1994, working primarily in sales, but filling in occasionally in other areas of the business over the years.  When the time came to name a General Manager for the new Galloway location, the decision was easy.

Heather grew up camping as a young girl, and has helped White Horse RV grow into one of the regions biggest RV dealerships. “Our goal has always been to make sure our customers end up with the right RV for their lifestyle, it’s up to us to ask the right questions and really get to know our customers.”

Heather has received numerous professional certifications and awards including Winnebago Peak Performer Certification in 2007 and 2008, Jayco Masters Achievement in 2000, 2005, 2007, and 2011, Fleetwood Training Achievement in 2005, Newmar Training Achievement in 2004, Holiday Rambler Training Achievement in 2000, and being a Top Sales Winner for Jayco in 1998. She holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Rider University, and Post-Baccalaureate New Jersey Teacher Dual Certification: Elementary K-8 and Secondary 9-12 from Rowan University, Summa Cum Laude.

Mike Cahill White Horse RV Center Sales
Mike Cahill – Sales

Mike joined the Galloway team just recently, but has over 12 years RV dealership experience in both sales and finance. Mike says he likes to sneak away and play some golf when possible, but with a wife and 6 children to consider, it’s hard to believe he gets out much! In the summer you’ll  find Mike, his wife Biz and the kids on the beaches of LBI as much as possible, and enjoying all their kids many activities throughout the rest of the year. Originally from Monmouth County, he now resides in South Jersey, but remains an avid NY Giants and NY Rangers fan.

Billy Ray Owneburg, Jr. – Sales

Billy Ray Owneburg, Jr.After a recent hiatus to travel around the country, Billy Ray is back putting his 20+ years RV experience to work with White Horse RV in Galloway. Since the age of 14, when Billy Ray began working in a campground, he’s  been around RVs in some capacity. He even began selling RVs at the young age of 17! With all that experience, not to mention a great rapport with his customers, Billy Ray has been a great addition to the White Horse RV Galloway team! Stop in and say hi!

Rodger Brown – Service

With over 30 years in the RV business, including a background as a dealership owner, shop foreman, and service manager, when it comes to questions about your RV, Rodger would be a great place to start. A former machinist by trade, Rodger has extensive training in the RV industry as well, including RVIA certification, Draw-Tite, Reese, Norcold, Suburban, Atwood, Dometic, and Cummings certification, and many more!  Rodger has lived his whole life in Atlantic County and is an avid camper, with Hatteras being his favorite getaway (he has to get out of Atlantic County sometimes, doesn’t he!).

Joe Kuhn

Joe Kuhn – Parts

Joe is retired from both the  Monroe Township Police Department as the Officer in Charge of the Detective Bureau and the U.S. Army as a Sergeant Major. He is also a certified helicopter mechanic. As you can imagine, based on his careers, Joe likes to keep active. He also loves RVing, so getting into the RV business seemed like it would be a great fit… and it has been. Joe and his wife of almost 40 years own a Jayco Seneca 35HD and have been RVing for almost 10 years. In his spare time, you will find Joe riding and repairing old Harley’s or at the shooting range where he is an expert at repairing all types of firearms.

Now that you’ve met most of the team, we hope you’ll stop in and see us!

Two Great Locations to Serve You
With 60+ RVs in-stock, there’s plenty to choose from at our Galloway location, however if you don’t find what you’re looking for in Galloway,  remember to check out our Williamstown dealership also, located on Route 42 in Williamstown!

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!

Ready. Set. Go!!


Jayco Travel Trailer

Planning ahead will give you the freedom you want!

One of the biggest benefits of owning an RV is the freedom it gives you. In just a few minutes, you can hitch up your travel trailer and head off to your favorite campground, or look for a new adventure. Simply hop in your motorhome, and off you go, visiting friends and family, or just flipping a coin to choose your destination.

In order to get to that point, however, you’ll need to do some preparation. Having your motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel, or toy hauler, stocked with the essentials plays a vital role in you being able to take off at a moments notice. So, what should you have ready in advance? That’s where we come in. After scouring the web and talking to various folks, here are some suggestions to help make your last minute trips smooth ones!

Essentials

First, it’s a good idea to have a basic tool kit around. Wrenches, screw drivers, a hammer, etc. will come in handy on a pretty regular basis. Another essential will be a first aid kit. Since you’ll probably be spending much of your time outdoors, it’s a good idea to be prepared for scrapes and other bumps and bruises.  A few more things you’ll need are a flashlight (be sure to keep fresh batteries around too), navigation system or maps, matches and/or a long-nosed butane lighter, and some candles.

Kitchen

Obviously, you don’t want to store anything perishable for a long period of time, so look for some canned goods and boxed items with a longer shelf life that will keep you going until you’re able to get to the local grocery store. You should also make sure you’re stocked up on staples like aluminum foil, plastic wrap, paper goods (plates, napkins, etc.), dish soap & scrub pads, dish towels,  and trash bags. Salt, pepper and other seasonings you use regularly should also be included. All of this is assuming that you’ve already stocked your RV with pots, pans, dishes, can & bottle opener, and other necessities.

RV Toilet Paper

One of the essentials!

Bathroom

Of course, number one on this list, is to help with “number two”toilet paper! And, we also want to be clean and smell nice, so don’t forget the soap and shampoo. It’s also a good idea to have your own personal toiletry kit on board with toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, nail clippers and whatever else you normally use. And don’t forget clean towels and wash clothes.

Bedroom

This is one area where  you can only do so much in preparation. Of course, you’ll want a set of sheets and blankets for each of the sleeping areas in your rig, but for clothes, much of what you bring will have to be decided at the last-minute. That said, there are clothes items  you should always keep on board. Sweatshirts and/or jackets, extra socks and underwear, hats, boots, and an umbrella/rain gear are all things you can keep stowed away in advance.

Kids

If you’re traveling with kids, books, toys, card games, board games, and plenty of videos are a must!

So there you have it. Hey, we’re not perfect though. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section.

Until next time, Happy RVing!