RV Planet | Grape Creek RV Park | San Angelo, Texas | Rv Parks

7 Toy Hauler Fifth Wheels for 2023

Cyclone-Main-1

Today, we’ll show you the best toy hauler fifth wheels options to take your family to the campground in 2023. Learn more about our seven favorite floorplans below and find your next big adventure. Order today and save big on your future vacations.

Cyclone Main
Take home your next toy hauler fifth wheel today.

2023 Heartland Cyclone 4006

You’ll love that this Heartland Cyclone 4006 toy hauler fifth wheel offers a 13′ garage space with a loft overhead for additional sleeping or storage space. The living room features dual opposing slides and triple sofas to give you plenty of sleeping space for your whole family. The kitchen is a compact design with plenty of cabinet space.

Additional Features:

  • Loft
  • Dual Entry Doors
  • Bath and a Half
  • Front Master Suite
  • Outside Refrigerator
Cyclone Bedroom
Get a great night’s sleep.

2023 Grand Design Momentum 376THS

Another way to haul your camping gear to the campground is this Grand Design Momentum 376THS toy hauler fifth wheel that offers a garage below the master bedroom. You’ll find a ramp door and 9′ 9″ of garage space to make it easy to haul your toys and more. There’s a front living room in this floorplan, which is perfect for entertaining guests or family movie nights.

Additional Features:

  • 9′ 9″ Below-Floor Garage
  • Separate Living Room
  • Rear Bedroom
  • Theater Seating
  • Kitchen Island
  • Outside Kitchen & TV
Grand Design Entertainment
The disappearing TV allows you to keep your space looking tidy and sleek.

2023 Genesis Supreme 28 CRT

This Genesis Supreme 28 CRT toy hauler fifth wheel is an excellent way to get all your favorite toys to the campground with ease. There’s a 15′ 11″ garage with plenty of tie-downs to allow you to keep everything in place while on the move. The power ramp door lets you easily load and unload all your biggest toys.

Additional Features:

  • Power Queen Bunk
  • Two Swivel/Rocker Chairs
  • XL Residential Microwave
  • 15′ 11″ Cargo Space
  • Beaver Tail Ramp Door
Genesis Bathroom

2023 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pack 315Pack12

Save over $40,000 on this Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pack 315Pack12 toy hauler fifth wheel when you order today! There’s a slide-out in the living room to maximize your living space to give you more room for entertaining. The dual entry system allows you to have easy access to the garage or the living room.

Additional Features:

  • Happijac System
  • Front Private Bedroom
  • Fireplace
  • Party Patio
  • Outside Kitchen
Forest River Kitchen
This kitchen is perfect for quick meals and fine dinners.

2023 DRV Luxury Suites Fullhouse JX450

If you’re looking for something that is packed with luxurious features, this DRV Luxury Suites FullHouse JX450 toy hauler fifth wheel provides just what you need. You’ll find the 10′ garage space doubles as an excellent guest house at the campground, giving you sleeping space for up to four. The fully equipped kitchen offers stainless steel appliances and residential features that you’ll love.

Additional Features:

  • Kitchen Island
  • Fireplace
  • Opposing Slides
  • 10′ Separate Garage
  • Three TVs
  • Private Bedroom
DRV Living
The theater seating in this RV is great for kicking back after a long day.

2023 Alliance Valor 36V11

Inside this Alliance Valor 36V11 toy hauler fifth wheel, you’ll find a kitchen that will make you feel at home no matter where you travel. The four-burner range with a residential refrigerator makes this kitchen perfect for creating delicious meals for your crew. Additionally, there are two hutches and a pantry to give you all the space you need.

Additional Features:

  • Two Hutches
  • Fireplace
  • Loft
  • Front Private Bedroom
  • Dual Entry Doors
Alliance Garage
This patio deck is an excellent way to maximize your space at the campground.

2023 Jayco Seismic 359

Save big on features you’ll love with this Jayco Seismic 359 toy hauler fifth wheel. There’s a patio deck that is ideal for enjoying an evening outdoors, and a spacious storage area in the 11″ separated garage. The master bedroom is equipped with a king bed, so you’ll be sure to get a great night’s sleep no matter where you go.

Additional Features:

  • Party Deck
  • HappiJac Electric-Lift Queen Bed
  • Overhead Garage Storage
  • Fireplace
  • King Bed
  • LED HDTV
Jayco Kitchen
There’s plenty of space for making all your favorite meals.

Find more toy haulers available at RVingPlanet.com.

5 New Class A Motorhomes for Under 120K

Thor-Main-1

Traveling is easy wherever you plan to go when you have a class A motorhome. You’ll find that these class A motorhome for under 120K are an excellent way to get to the campground and enjoy an easy setup and spacious interiors. Learn about our favorite floorplans below!

Thor Main
Find more amazing options when you shop at RVingPlanet.com!

2023 Thor Motor Coach Vegas 24.1

Save over $50,000 on this Thor Motor Coach Vegas 24.1 class A motorhome today! Inside, you’ll find a set of twin beds that easily convert into a king so that you can get a great night’s sleep wherever you go. Additionally, you’ll find a flip-up countertop in the kitchen so that you have plenty of space for making meals for your crew.

Additional Features:

  • Twin Beds with King Conversion
  • Drop-Down Overhead Bunk
  • Sofa Bed with Removable Table
  • Winegard ConnecT 2.0
  • Touchscreen Dash Radio
Thor Living
The large slide-out opens up the living space.

2023 Thor Motor Coach Vegas 24.4

On sale for just $116,000, this Thor Motor Coach Vegas 24.4 class C motorhome is a steal! You’ll love that there’s a coffee table between the driver and passenger seats. The Murphy bed allows you plenty of space for entertaining and a cozy spot to rest at the end of the day.

Additional Features:

  • Cockpit Coffee Table
  • Full-Wall Slide
  • 32″ TV
  • 75″ Dinette
  • Flip-Up Countertop
Thor Dinette
This large dinette converts into additional sleeping space.

2023 Thor Motor Coach Axis 24.3

The rear bathroom in this Thor Motor Coach Axis 24.3 class A motorhome makes it easy to avoid late-night trips to the bathhouse. There’s a bunk over the cab so that your kids will have a comfortable place to rest. Enjoy family movie nights on the 32″ TV in the living room.

Additional Features:

  • Large Closet
  • Removable Pedestal Table
  • Drop-Down Overhead Bunk
  • 32″ TV
  • Single Roof A/C
  • Cockpit Table
Thor Bathroom
This bathroom offers ample space for your family.

2023 Coachmen Pursuit 29XPS

Our next stop is the Coachmen Pursuit 29XPS class A motorhome. This unit offers a rear queen bed in the private master bedroom and a drop-down bunk for the kids. There’s a pantry in the kitchen to ensure you can keep all your must-have snacks and ingredients. Order yours today!

Additional Features:

  • Drop-Down Overhead Bunk
  • Queen Bed
  • Pantry
  • Private Toilet and Sink
  • Dream Booth Dinette
  • Shower Skylight
Coachmen Kitchen
This kitchen is fully equipped to give you a great place to cook!

2023 Coachmen Pursuit 27XPS

There’s a separated bathroom, which makes it easy to get ready for the day if you don’t have access to a campground bathhouse. You’ll love that you can easily listen to all your favorite tunes on the exterior Bluetooth radio. This Coachmen Pursuit 27XPS class A motorhome is available for under $100,000! Order now!

Additional Features:

  • Bunk Over Cab
  • Rear Private Bedroom
  • Separated Bathroom
  • 63″ sofa
  • Exterior Bluetooth
Coachmen Bedroom

Find more great deals on RVingPlanet.com!

4 Travel Trailers with a Bathtub You’ll Want to Take Home

Coachmen-Main-1

There’s nothing quite as relaxing after a long day of driving as sinking into a tub and enjoying a long soak. These travel trailers with a bathtub allow you to take that comfort on the road wherever you go. Learn more about these RVs with bathtubs available near you and find the perfect combination of features to take home!

Coachmen Main
Find more travel trailers for sale near you.

2022 Coachmen Catalina Legacy 293QBCK

This bunkhouse RV is an excellent example of how Coachmen RVs blend luxury and practicality. The bunkhouse offers the kids a space to call their own while you can enjoy the comfort of the private master bedroom. Additionally, there’s a slide-out in the living room to maximize your living space.

Additional Features:

  • Private Bunkhouse
  • U-Shaped Dinette
  • Queen Bed
  • Outdoor Camper Kitchen
  • 18′ Electric Awning
  • Flip-Down Cargo Rack 
Coachmen Bunks
Take home a Coachmen Catalina Legacy 293QBCK travel trailer today.

2022 Dutchmen Colorado 26BHC

Save up to $10,000 on this Dutchmen Colorado 26BHC travel trailer today, and take home an RV with a set of double-sized bunks. The bathroom offers a bathtub/shower combo that gives you the option to enjoy a quick rinse or a soak whenever you want. The outdoor storage space is large enough to give you all the space you need to bring your camping essentials.

Additional Features:

  • Single Slide Out
  • Double-Size Bunks
  • EZ Storage
  • Private Bedroom
  • Pass-Through Storage
Dutchmen Living
There’s plenty of seating space for your whole family inside this RV.

2022 Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 26DBH

Find sleeping for up to eight in this Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 26DBH travel trailer. You’ll love that the double-sized bunks provide sleeping space for up to two adults each. Additionally, the kitchen offers a large sink with a high-rise faucet to make it easy to clean up after dinner.

Additional Features:

  • Double-Size Bunks
  • U-Shaped Dinette 
  • Dual Entry
  • Outside Storage
  • Outdoor Kitchen
Forest River Kitchen
Make delicious meals for your crew in this incredible space.

2022 Heartland Trail Runner 199BHSS

Save big on this 2022 Heartland Trail Runner 199BHSS travel trailer! This unit is part of a year-end closeout sale; you can take it home for just $28,681! Order today before it’s gone! There’s sleeping for seven, a set of bunks, and a comfortable place to rest your head in this fantastic RV.

Additional Features:

  • Bunk Beds
  • Queen Bed
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Outside Shower
Heartland Bedroom
Get a great night’s sleep no matter where you stay.

If you are looking for the perfect RV for future vacations, don’t miss the deals on these RVs with bathtubs that allow you to take luxury on the road wherever you go.

5 Class B Diesel Motorhomes You’re Bound to Love

Midwest-Main

Finding the perfect way to travel with your loved one is in one of these great class B diesel motorhome for sale near you. Shop a fantastic collection of these RVs available at RVingPlanet.com and find the deal you’ve been waiting for today! Learn more about these amazing class B diesel motorhomes below.

Midwest Main
Get more out of your travels when you enjoy the road trip as much as the stay!

2023 Midwest Automotive Designs Passage 144 FD2 Lounge

This brand new floorplan is an excellent way to start your next season of camping! Check out the features in this 2023 Midwest Automotive Designs Passage 144 FD2 Lounge class B diesel motorhome, which offers a rear power lounge for comfortable seating. There’s an LED HDTV to ensure you never miss an episode of your favorite shows.

Additional Features:

  • Rear Power Lounge
  • Wet Bath
  • LED HDTV
  • Exterior Shower
  • Rear Hitch w/Wiring Package
Midwest Interior
This rear lounge transforms into a cozy bed for two!

2022 Grech Turismo 4×4

Save $19,000 today on this Grech Turismo 4×4 class B diesel motorhome. Inside, you’ll find a kitchen with a two-burner propane cooktop that makes it easy to make breakfasts for your family. You’ll love that this unit is equipped with an LED Smart TV so that you can watch all your favorite shows no matter where you go.

Additional Features:

  • Wet Bath
  • Memory Foam Power Sofa Bed
  • Two-Burner Propane Cooktop
  • 24″ LED Smart TV
  • Patio Screen Door
Grech Bathroom
This wet bath gives you the space you need to wash off after a day on the trails.

2023 Entegra Coach Launch 19Y

One of the things you’ll love about this Entegra Coach Launch 19Y class B diesel motorhome is that there’s a garage in the rear. There’s a power lift bed to give you the space you need to get a great night’s sleep, while the space underneath allows you to haul along your must-have camping equipment like chairs, bikes, and more!

Additional Features:

  • 4×4
  • Power Lift Bed
  • Wet Bath
  • Solar Panels
  • Induction Cooktop
Entegra Interior
You’ll love having so much space for your things.

2023 Coachmen Galleria 24FL

This Coachmen Galleria 24FL class B diesel motorhome offers a Mercedes 3500 Ext chassis with a 3.0L Turbo V6 diesel engine to make the drive comfortable and smooth no matter where you go. Additionally, the swivel captain’s chairs allow you to have plenty of seating once you’ve arrived at your destination. You’ll love that there is a wet bath on board, so you can enjoy a hot shower before bed every night.

Additional Features:

  • Wet Bath
  • Two Jump Seats
  • Rear Sofa
  • 24″ LED Smart TV
Coachmen Kitchen
The galley kitchen gives you all the space you need to make delicious meals for two.

2023 Airstream Interstate 19

Take everything you need for comfort and functionality on the road in this Airstream Interstate 19 class B diesel motorhome. There are so many storage spaces tucked inside this motorhome you’ll love being able to haul all your campground essentials with ease. Additionally, the rear lounge gives you space for seating for guests and doubles as a cozy bed for two.

Additional Features:

  • Rear Sofa/Bed
  • Smart Storage Spaces
  • Wet Bath
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • Slide Out Pantry
Airstream Living
There’s plenty of space for relaxing after a day at the campground.

No matter what you are looking for in your next RV, you’ll find it at RVingPlanet.com! Shop today and find incredible deals on all your favorite brands.

6 Incredible Toy Hauler Travel Trailers with Outdoor Kitchens

Forest-River-Main-4

These fantastic toy hauler travel trailers with outdoor kitchens are the best way to get your family out to the campground! We’ll show you six of our favorite deals ongoing now so that you can take home the best combination of features for your family. Learn more about these RVs with spacious garages and outdoor kitchens below.

Forest River Main
Order this Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 27RR toy hauler travel trailer today!

2023 Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 27RR

Your family of six will love traveling together in this Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 27RR toy hauler travel trailer. There’s an 11′ separated garage to give you plenty of room for all your outdoor toys and equipment. Additionally, this space doubles as a second bedroom for the kids or your guests.

Additional Features:

  • Walk-Through Bath
  • U-Shaped Dinette
  • Dual Entry
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • 11′ Separate Garage
Forest River Kitchen
The kitchen is perfect for quick meals.

2022 Forest River No Boundaries NB10.6

Take home this couple’s coach with a ramp door and plenty of space for outdoor toys. Additionally, you’ll love that the roof tent gives you plenty of storage and sleeping space. There’s an outdoor kitchen with a refrigerator and all the appliances you need to make meals around the campfire.

Additional Features:

  • Ramp Door
  • Outside Cooktop/Refrigerator
  • Dual Entry
  • Wardrobe
  • Lounger Bed
Forest River Exterior

2022 Grand Design Momentum G Class 25G

Your family of six will feel right at home in this Grand Design Momentum G Class 25G toy hauler travel trailer. There’s a 13′ 6″ garage space with a kitchen slide-out and sleeping space for the kids. You’ll love that the refueling station in the garage will help you keep all your toys ready for the trails ahead!

Additional Features:

  • 13′ 6″ Garage
  • Double-Entry Bath
  • Euro Chairs
  • Ramp Door/Patio
  • Fuel Station
  • Outside Kitchen
Grand Design Exterior
The ramp door doubles as a nice deck for enjoying evenings at the campground.

2022 Heartland Torque TQ T322

One of our favorite toy haulers for families is the Heartland Torque TQ T322 toy hauler travel trailer. This unit offers a bath and a half design with a front private bedroom. There’s space for up to seven, so you’ll be able to bring your whole family and a few friends easily. Additionally, the outdoor kitchen makes it easy to enjoy meals without missing a moment.

Additional Features:

  • Dual Entry Doors
  • Bath and a Half
  • Front Private Bedroom
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Outside Shower
Heartland Kitchen
The indoor kitchen is fully equipped to ensure you have everything you need.

2023 Keystone Outback 335CG

Find sleeping for eight and a large garage in the Keystone Outback 335CG toy hauler travel trailer. This unit features a beautiful interior living space that will make it easy to entertain your guests at the campground. Additionally, there’s a 21′ awning and an outdoor kitchen to give you a luxurious outdoor space as well.

Additional Features:

  • Separate Cargo Garage
  • Kitchen Island Skylight
  • Double Entry Bath
  • Sofa Sleeper
  • 21′ Awning
  • Outside Kitchen
Keystone Outdoor Kitchen
Make meals while watching the kids play around the campsite.

2022 Palomino Puma XLE Lite 25TFC

There are two sleeper sofas in this Palomino Puma XLE Lite 25TFC toy hauler travel trailer! You’ll love that the garage space provides you with plenty of sleeping space for friends and family. The outdoor kitchen offers a griddle, a mini-fridge, and a sink. The bathroom is equipped with a tub/shower combo and a foot-flushing toilet.

Additional Features:

  • Two Sleeper Sofas
  • Separated Bathroom
  • Front Private Bedroom
  • 7′ 3″ Ramp Door
  • Outside Shower
Palomino Living
Take home your next family RV today and save big.

Find more amazing toy hauler travel trailers for sale at RVingPlanet.com!

8 Cold Weather RVs for Year-Round Camping

If camping throughout the year is what you love to do, don’t miss these cold weather RVs! Below, we’ll show you the best options for camping in any weather and all the amenities you’ll need. Find more reasons to love these incredible RVs in this review.

Forest River Main
Find more RVs for sale at incredible prices when you shop at RVingPlanet.com.

2023 Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 26RL-L

There are so many things to love about the Forest River Cherokee Alpha Wolf 26RL-L travel trailer that features sleeping for up to four. The dual opposing slides give you more space for entertaining in the living room when the weather is too chilly to be around the fire. You’ll love that the coffee bar makes it easy to get your cup of Joe in the morning.

Additional Features:

  • Dual Opposing Slides
  • Coffee Bar
  • Free-Standing Table w/Chairs
  • Home Theatre Seating
  • Kitchen Island
  • Juice Pack
Forest River Dinette
The free standing table and chairs are great for sitting around for a game of cards.

2022 Crossroads Cruiser Aire CR33BHB

Save big on this bunkhouse RV that offers plenty of space for your whole family. This CrossRoads Cruiser Aire CR33BHB travel trailer is on clearance now, so you can save up to $21,000 today! Enjoy features like the outdoor kitchen, plenty of slides for maximum living space, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Additional Features:

  • Bath and a Half
  • Private Bunkhouse
  • U-Shaped Dinette
  • Dual Entry
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Double Slides
Crossroads Outdoor Kitchen
The camp kitchen offers a pull-out grill and more!

2022 Cruiser Stryker ST2313

Save $25,000 on this incredible Cruiser Stryker ST2313 toy hauler travel trailer with a 13′ garage space. The power ramp door allows you to easily load and unload all your outdoor toys. The master suite ensures you get a great night’s sleep no matter where you decide to stay, and you’ll be able to keep warm all year long.

Additional Features:

  • Master Suite
  • Lounge Chair
  • 8-Cu. Ft. Refrigerator
  • Power Queen Bunk
  • 13′ 4″ Garage
Cruiser Bedroom
Get a great night’s sleep.

2023 Heartland Gravity 3210

This Heartland Gravity 3210 toy hauler fifth wheel offers sleeping space for up to seven and features an 11′ separated garage. You’ll love that the garage easily doubles as a second bedroom for your guests while you get to enjoy having a private master bedroom with a king bed! The cold and crack-resistant flooring will give you the durability and insulation you need to stay comfortable any time of year.

Additional Features:

  • Power Queen Bed
  • Large Sofa Slide
  • King Bed
  • Stainless Steel Residential Faucet
  • Pleated Night Shades
Heartland Garage

2022 Forest River Berkshire XL 40E

Take luxury anywhere you go in this Forest River Berkshire XL 40E class A motorhome. There’s a master suite with plenty of sleeping space for both you and your partner and an attached bathroom to give you a private place to get ready for the day. There’s a second full bathroom for the kids.

Additional Features:

  • Master Suite
  • Bunk Beds
  • Fireplace
  • Bunk Lift
  • Two Full Bathrooms
  • Exterior Entertainment
Forest River Bunks
The massive bunks provide plenty of sleeping space for the kids.

2022 East to West Tandara 320RL

Movie nights at the campground will be fun for everyone in this East to West Tandara 320RL fifth wheel. Inside, you’ll find theater seating, a fireplace, and a 50″ TV to make watching all your favorite shows easy. Additionally, you can save up to $29,000 on this unit when you order today!

Additional Features:

  • Theater Seating
  • Free-Standing Dinette
  • Double-Door Pantry
  • 50″ TV w/Fireplace
  • Kitchen Pendant Lights
  • MORRyde Entry Steps
East to West Entertainment
The entertainment center is ideal for family movie nights.

2022 Coachmen Chaparral 367BH

If you’re looking for an incredible multi-family vacation RV, this Coachmen Chaparral 367BH fifth wheel is the way to go. Inside, you’ll find sleeping for up to seven and two full bathrooms to give you all the space you need to let everyone get ready for the day.

Additional Features:

  • Two Full Bathrooms
  • Dual Entry
  • Private Bunkhouse
  • Two Pantries
  • Free Standing Table
  • SolidStep Entry
Coachmen Kitchen
The residential-style fridge is perfect for keeping all drinks and snacks cool!

2023 Crossroads Hampton HP380RKS

This CrossRoads Hampton HP380RKS destination trailer is equipped with radiant tech foil insulation to keep you warm in any weather. Additionally, there are four slide-outs to maximize your living space so that you can entertain guests while enjoying your time at the campground. There’s even a breakfast bar to make it easy to serve meals to guests and more.

Additional Features:

  • Four Slide Outs
  • 60″ Theater Seating
  • Free-Standing Table and Chairs
  • Bar Top
Crossroads Kitchen
You’ll fall in love with this spacious kitchen.

Find more incredible RVs with features you’ll love when you shop at RVingPlanet.com.

Grape Creek RV Park | San Angelo, Texas | RV Parks San Angelo Tx

200+ Texas Holiday Events in 2022

The Holidays are here and so are a LOT of fun events all across the Lone Star State! Light Shows, parades and more: We've listed all that we've found by city/town. Get into the Holiday Spirit with some community fun!...

We Had a Sidewall Blowout On Our Motorhome's Front Tire!

We've all seen the videos of Class A motorhomes cruising down the highway when the unthinkable happens... a front steer tire blows out! Like other RVers, a front tire failure has always been one of our biggest fears. Until now...

November 2022 Fairs, Festivals and Fun Events Across Texas

Our monthly list of fairs, festivals and fun events relaunches this month! November brings great weather and tons of fun options to Texas. It's a fantastic time to get outside and celebrate food, culture, movies and more...

We Dry Camped for 10 Straight Days!

This week we take you along for a day-by-day account of our recent 10-day boondocking adventure. How did it go? What happened? How did our 48-volt lithium and solar system work out? Were we able to run our air conditioners off of our RV's batteries? How did we get fresh water? Where did we find dump stations? We share all of this and more...

Wingin' It With Switch It Up!

There aren't many folks out there who have an RV as recognizable as ours. But... then one day in Moab... a big white, green and black rig parked in the site next to us pulled by a big black truck with green accents. And there, on the front of the fifth wheel was the logo... our new neighbors were Todd and Sheila from Switch it Up!

Wingin' It With Traveling Robert!

One of the things we love most about the RV lifestyle is all of the great people that we meet out on the road. Robert Morales (aka Traveling Robert) is a fellow RVer who we have always hoped to cross paths with. We have watched his YouTube Channel for YEARS and have communicated online, but our paths have never crossed... until now!...

Grape Creek RV Park | San Angelo Tx | RV Parks San Angelo Tx

Grape Creek RV Park San Angelo, Texas | Blog 

10 Tips For Full Time RV Living With Kids

Full time RV living with kids

10 Things You Should Know About Full Time RV Living With Kids

Full time RV living with kids is becoming more and more popular. Why wouldn’t it be? Telecommuting jobs and other forms of online work are increasingly abundant, and finding ways to stay connected in order to do those jobs gets easier every year. Not only that, but homeschooling is becoming more mainstream, and subsequently, resources to school your kids on the road are becoming more accessible.

Yes, for many families, it just seems to make sense to get out there and see the world. That said, RV living in general—and especially RV living with kids—is not all sunshine and roses. There are some things you will want to know in order to ensure the longevity of your family RV adventures.

In this article, we are going to share some of our top tips for full time RV living with kids. Use these tips to help ensure your RV adventure is as wonderful as you hope it will be. 

1. Choose your RV wisely

First and foremost, you must choose your RV wisely. A rig with a separate bunk room and master bedroom is crucial.

Doors inside the RV are a must-have, and having plenty of storage space (as well as floor space for playing) is ideal. Some families might also want to consider looking for a rig with two bathrooms.

2. Set up an outdoor living space

Even the biggest RV is going to seem tiny at times, especially when your whole family is crammed inside. For this reason, it is important that you set up an outdoor living space wherever you park. Doing so will give you and your family a place to escape when things feel too crowded. 

Your outdoor living space can include things like a Clam tent for extra work/play space, a hammock or two for relaxing, an outdoor rug, plenty of chairs, and some sort of lighting. Make it feel comfortable so people actually want to spend time out there!

3. Purge, purge, purge

Regularly purging unnecessary items is another thing that will help you feel more comfortable in a tiny home. Kids come with a lot of stuff, and they tend to accumulate more pretty quickly—seriously, how do they do it?—especially when spending time with family. 

Of course, you will want to do a good purge of toys, clothes, and household items before you move into your RV. That said, you’ll also want to set aside time to purge again at least every six months in order to ensure clutter stays at a minimum and your family has space to breathe. 

4. Stay organized, but get accustomed to mess

Of course, having a good organization system will also help the space feel bigger. We mentioned buying a rig with plenty of storage space before. Do that, but also find ways to make the most of that storage space. Bins with lids, hanging storage systems, and vacuum bags are all useful items to have. 

Just keep in mind that no matter how much you organize your RV, there is always going to be clutter. You live in the space, and there really isn’t anywhere for the messes to hide. For this reason, you will need to learn to embrace the mess as a sign that your family is really making the most of life. 

5. Discuss water and electricity conservation

If you ever plan on boondocking or camping without hookups—and you almost certainly will end up doing this, at least occasionally—you will need to talk to your kids about conservation.

Boondocking (or dry camping) means camping without any hookups whatsoever. This means electricity, water, and waste tank space are all very limited, so you really can’t run water mindlessly or leave electronics running for no reason. You will have to take the time to teach your kids these things. 

6. Dole out chores

Kids who live in houses have chores. There is no reason kids who live in RVs shouldn’t have chores also. In fact, we highly recommend that you do give your kids some household tasks to keep up with. 

These tasks might look different than typical household chores, but kids can do things like wipe down countertops and sinks, help dump tanks, and even walk trash to the campground dumpster if they’re old enough. 

Kids at the ocean

7. Roadschool your way

We mentioned homeschooling on the road at the beginning of this article. This is what most RVing families do, as it offers a level of flexibility that allows them to travel as they see fit. It also offers the opportunity to tailor your homeschool style to fit your child’s needs and even weave your travel adventures into your studies!

Give yourself freedom to create your own unique roadschool style. Don’t worry about doing the same thing a school would do or conforming to any particular style of homeschooling. Instead, pick and choose what works for your family and run with it, making sure you allow it to morph as your family grows and changes.

RV LIFE offers an excellent Masterclass entitled Ready to Roadschool. The course will guide you through the basics of roadschooling as well as the different laws in different states, making the transition into homeschooling, and more.

8. Know where to find traveling friends

Nobody wants to go without friends for a long period of time. This is especially true of kids who crave peer-to-peer interaction.

Fortunately, the idea that RVing kids don’t have friends just isn’t true, and you can totally find friends for your kids and for yourself while RVing full time. 

The trick? Knowing where to find other RVing families. We’ve found that Thousand Trails campgrounds are always full of full time RVing families. Additionally, communities like Fulltime Families, Xcapers, and Republic of Nomads all have events for younger RVers, meaning plenty of families with kids. 

Once you meet some families that your family clicks with, get their contact info and make plans to intentionally meet up as often as possible. 

9. Include the kids in planning

People tend to be much more excited about trips that they help plan. Within reason, try to give the kids a say in where you go and what you do. Offer choices as often as possible, and always take everyone’s opinions into account.

This will help keep the whole family happy on the road so your full time RV lifestyle can be as long-lived as you’d like it to be. 

10. Take things slow

Learning to travel slowly will help keep you on the road longer. This can be challenging at first, since you start out wanting to see and do ALL the things. However, trying to live in vacation mode for more than a couple of months will definitely lead to burnout. 

Instead, allow yourself a few weeks or even a couple of months to explore each area, keep travel days short and sweet, and allow plenty of days for work, school, chores, and simply hanging out at home. You’ll be glad you did!

 

Plan your next family trip

For all of your camping and trip planning needs, look no further than RV LIFE Campground Reviews and RV LIFE Trip Wizard. Campground Reviews is a trusted source of campground and RV park reviews offered by camping and RV enthusiasts just like you. With its accompanying RV LIFE App, RV Trip Wizard gets you to your camping destinations utilizing RV-friendly routes specific to your RV and travel preferences.

Been to a campground lately? Don’t forget to leave a review! Reviews help other RVers like yourself, and they help the campground. Leave a campground review today!

Related articles:

 

The post 10 Tips For Full Time RV Living With Kids appeared first on RV LIFE.

5 Things Park Rangers Want You To Know

Female blond National Park Ranger hands out brochure through window at Bryce National Park, Utah

Park rangers want you to feel welcome! Photo from Shutterstock

What Park Rangers Want You To Know

For most RVers, camping can be an opportunity to make amazing memories that will last a lifetime. And this isn’t just because our parks are located in exceptionally beautiful wilderness areas. State, provincial, and national parks are run by park rangers who have an absolute passion for the outdoors and helping people enjoy it. 

Park rangers are responsible for ensuring everyone brings home happy camping memories. From helping you get the right campsite to making sure the washrooms are spic and span, park rangers do a lot to help make sure you have the best possible stay at the campground. However, there are five things park rangers would like you to know to help ensure everyone has a good time at the park. 

1. Learn the park’s rules. 

Park rangers love helping people enjoy the outdoors. Their job is to help ensure that everyone has a good time, while protecting the park’s flora and fauna. In order to do this, park rangers post a list of the park’s rules on the website and at the park.

It’s your job to learn what the park rules are and to follow them. Park rangers don’t like having to remind you about the rules. Learn the rules before you camp and obey them.

2. Understand the reservation system.

More people want to camp in our parks than there are campsites available. Park rangers have no control over the reservation system, and there is no way around having to book campgrounds that offer sites by reservation only.   

There are less popular parks full of natural beauty that have plenty of first come, first served campsites available. That being said, if you want a campsite in a more popular park, you’ll often need to book three to five months in advance.    

3. Make sure you are in the right site.

Not much is worse for a park ranger than finding campers all set up and settled into a different campsite than the one they reserved. 

Imagine having to tell these people to move to their own campsite. Know your campsite number and stick with it, unless the park ranger says it’s okay to switch sites.

4. Park rangers aren’t there to clean up after you.

Don’t make a mess. It’s hard to believe, but park rangers report that some people go camping and leave trash, toilet paper, and even tents behind when they leave the campsite. Don’t be one of these people. 

Leaving trash behind attracts wildlife to campsites and can make wild animals very ill. Leave your campsite just like you’d like to find it. And, I don’t know who needs to hear this, but campfire pits are not for leaving trash in. Please pick up all trash and any dog waste and dispose of it into a nearby trash receptacle.  

5. Ask questions!  

Parks are beautiful places. Enjoy all they have to offer. Park rangers aim to help make your stay five-star! 

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. They want to help you find the best area attractions, places to hike, local swimming holes, and fishing spots.   

Conclusion

Park rangers are there to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Find out about the reservation system and park rules before you go, and be sure to ask the park ranger about must-see spots near the park.

I’d like to thank veteran park ranger Kathy Carlson of the BC Park Service for her input into this article.  

For all of your camping and trip planning needs, look no further than RV LIFE Campground Reviews and RV LIFE Trip Wizard. Campground Reviews is a trusted source of campground and RV park reviews offered by camping and RV enthusiasts just like you. With its accompanying RV LIFE App, RV Trip Wizard gets you to your camping destinations utilizing RV-friendly routes specific to your RV and travel preferences.

Related articles:

 

The post 5 Things Park Rangers Want You To Know appeared first on RV LIFE.

Great RV Gifts For This Holiday Season

Small airstream camper surrounded by tree and rv gifts

Great Ideas for RV Gifts for Your Favorite RVer

Ho, Ho, Ho! Go Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Jayco, Airstream and Winnebago.  It’s that time of the year again, as we count down the days to giving gifts and good cheer. Nothing says cheer for an RVer as much as getting new gadgets for RVing and camping.  Here’s a list of some of our top holiday RV gifts.

LITO Glamping Package

The ultimate gift for adding ambience, style and comfort to your campsite is the  LITO glamping package which includes their signature outdoor tablecloth which is wipeable, waterproof and will last for years. It also comes with two high tech stainless tumblers with leak proof tops, a pair of  all natural soy essential oil candles and LITO’s new line of snazzy rugged solar lanterns. You get to choose your favorite colors, patterns and candle scents when you buy.

The LITO glamping package is a great RV gift.

Harvest Hosts Membership

You’ll no longer be limited to RV parks and Walmart parking lots.  Harvest Hosts is a membership program that gives you unlimited access to overnight stays at a network of farms, museums, wineries and other attractions. For a limited time, RV LIFE readers get a total of 30% off. Use our link to get there, and use the on-page coupon code (FRIENDS30) for a total of 30% off!

wine glasses on a barrel with winery in background

Save 30% on Harvest Hosts

GasStop – Propane Emergency Shutoff

Keep your favorite RVer safe with RV gifts from GasStop. GasStop will instantly and automatically shut-off the supply of propane in the event of a major leak or regulator failure, and can also be used to test for minor leaks prior to use. The handy pressure gauge will let you know when your propane is running low, letting you plan your refill ahead of time. Visit GasStopUSA.com

The COMFY Wearable Blanket

Know someone who complains of the chill in their bones when RVing during the winter?  Or someone who’ll never complain despite the shivers? They all need this oversized microfiber wearable blanket.  It’s soft as silk and perfect for snuggling up in cold weather.  As seen on Shark Tank.  Available on Amazon.

woman wearing Comfy wearable blanket

Unique RV Gifts

Portable Fire Pit

Unlike other fire pits, the portable UCO Flatpack folds up to a compact size – only 1.5 inches thick, which will fit in a backpack.  Its unique design keeps the fire off the ground and will protect your flames from the wind.  And when you have some nice coals going, you can throw the grill on there and rustle up some grub!  Available on Amazon.

Collapsible Water Bottles

The WaterStorage Cubes are portable lightweight water carriers that easily collapse for storage when empty.  They’re made with high quality BPA free materials, and are built to withstand the rigors of outdoor camping use.  In other words, they don’t leak.  And they have a comfortable carrying handle.  They’re also great for having water standing by in case of emergency. Available on Amazon.

collapsable water bottles

RV Gifts to Travel America

America The Beautiful Pass

Every avid RV traveler needs the National Parks pass.  It’s the golden ticket for discounted entry to the parks, and can save hundreds of dollars for those who love to ogle our breathtaking heritage.  And it supports a great cause!  Great value at $80 for a year. Visit usparkpass.com .

The America the Beautiful RV gifts park pass

Roadside Emergency Kit

This 118 piece heavy duty roadside assistance kit is an essential gift for any road tripper.  It comes with 14’ long jumper cables, a reflective safety vest, a warning triangle, tow straps and a portable air compressor.  You’ll feel at ease knowing you’re equipped to deal with any mishap and get your family back on the road safely. Available on Amazon.

Clever RV Gifts

Compact Cheese Board

Cheese plates are the perfect low maintenance meal while chatting around the camping table.  So a compact cheese board is a wonderful holiday gift for the RV foodie.  This bamboo board folds out to a circle but collapses down to a wedge for easy storage.  And it comes with knives to cut the cheese.  Available on Amazon.

compact cheese board

RV Gifts from The Chemical Guys

RV and automotive enthusiasts alike can appreciate great stuff from The Chemical Guys. Whether it’s their handy disposable wipes, or something else from their Holiday Gift Guide page, they are sure to have something for that RVer that says that have everything, but really don’t.

Wildland Coffee

Who doesn’t love coffee? Ok, so maybe there are a few. But for those that do, lugging that coffee maker around when camping or RVing can be a pain. If only coffee existed in little bags, like tea. Surprise, it does! Check out the unique single serve coffee offerings at Wildland Coffee.

Wildland coffee brew bags

GPS Trackers for Every Need

Keep track of that travel trailer, ATV, fishing boat, or snowmobile with a GPS Tracker. WhereSafe GPS trackers cover a variety of needs, mounting and attachment options, and various tracking plans. Keep an eye on your stuff with a GPS tracker.

Portable Power

RVers love extra power, and when that power is compact, it’s even better. The EcoFlow RIVER 2 Portable Power Station is powerful, compact, and on sale! With a 300-watt output, ultrafast charging, and over 3000+ full battery cycles, the RIVER 2 will keep you going for up to 10 years. Plus, the RIVER 2 weighs less than 8 lbs. Now available at ecoflow.com.

ecoflowriver2

EcoFlow RIVER 2

RV Gifts for Every Camper

This year, get creative when shopping for your favorite campers. RV gifts that are clever, unique, compact, and portable are perfect for RVers. 

The post Great RV Gifts For This Holiday Season appeared first on RV LIFE.

What To Do If Your RV Black Water Tank Is Frozen

travel trailer in snow with camping chairs outside on sunny day

Winter camping is all fun and games until a tank gets frozen. Photo from Shutterstock

Is Your RV Black Water Tank Frozen? Here’s What To Do

For outdoor enthusiasts, winter camping can be a lot of fun. Ice fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, and tobogganing are all fun winter activities. They are even better when you have a cozy RV to warm up in at the end of the day. 

Winter is a great opportunity to go camping and enjoy nature without the crowds you find in the summer. While this is all very good, having a frozen holding tank can really chill all the fun.

So, what should you do when your RV black water tank gets frozen? In this article, we’ll look at what you should do if your black water tank gets frozen and how you can keep it from happening again (without heading south).

How to thaw an RV black water tank

If your RV black water tank is frozen, here’s the step-by-step process to get it thawed out. 

Note: When your holding tank valves are frozen, leave them alone. Never try to force frozen valves open. Plastic plumbing fittings become brittle when frozen. The last thing you want is a broken valve pull, especially if your holding tanks are frozen. 

Instead, we’ll start by thawing the holding tank and get to the valves last. For this job, you’ll need a headlamp and a hair dryer or heat gun.   

Thawing an external RV black water tank

  1. First, put your headlamp on because you’ll be going under the RV.
  2. Starting at the top of the black tank, use the blow dryer or heat gun to gently warm the black tank. Keep the blow dryer/heat gun in constant motion to avoid melting the tank. Tanks melt fairly easily, so you’ll need to be careful.  
  3. Work your way down the tank until you are sure it’s thawed. Then work on the termination valve, being sure to avoid overheating the plastic.  
  4. Now you should be able to evacuate your tank.

Thawing an internal black water tank

You’ll need to thaw your tank gently and slowly. Putting a light in the basement area closest to the tank is the best method.  

Prevent your black water tank from freezing  

You probably won’t want your black water tank to freeze again after you thaw it out. Dump a gallon of RV antifreeze into the tank via the toilet to help keep it from freezing again.

There are a few simple things you can do to keep your black water tank from freezing in the first place. Here is what I recommend.

1. Use RV skirting 

There are some great commercial RV skirting options that will help stop cold air from getting under your rig. For example, AirSkirts offers an excellent option that will do the job while looking great. 

But, you can also DIY your own RV skirting out of just about anything that will block the wind and keep warm air underneath your RV. You can use plywood sheeting, foam board insulation, straw bales, and even snow to help protect the underbelly of your RV from freezing air.  

2.  Install RV holding tank heaters/heating pads

RV holding tank heaters are heating pads that stick directly onto the tank with adhesive. They are hardwired into the RV’s DC electrical system. 

Tank heaters are available with a built-in thermostat, so you don’t need to install a switch for them. They turn on by themselves when temperatures approach freezing, and then they turn back off when it warms up. Tank heater installation is an easy DIY project for anyone with basic RV electrical skills.

3. Put a light or small heater under your insulated RV

You can sometimes avoid frozen tanks just by having a little bit of heat under your RV.  

Find great spots for winter camping

For all of your camping and trip planning needs, look no further than RV LIFE Campground Reviews and RV LIFE Trip Wizard. Campground Reviews is a trusted source of campground and RV park reviews offered by camping and RV enthusiasts just like you. With its accompanying RV LIFE App, RV Trip Wizard gets you to your camping destinations utilizing RV-friendly routes specific to your RV and travel preferences.

Been to a campground lately? Don’t forget to leave a review! Reviews help other RVers like yourself, and they help the campground. Leave a campground review today!

Related articles:

 

The post What To Do If Your RV Black Water Tank Is Frozen appeared first on RV LIFE.

3 Ways To Simplify The RV Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Kimberly Crossland and her dog in front of her RV

Kimberly Crossland has started multiple businesses on the road as an RV entrepreneur.

Being An RV Entrepreneur Is Easier Than You Think

Wonky internet connections. Unexpected travel delays. Noisy neighbors. Running a business from your RV has its fair share of unique challenges. While many blogs, podcasts, and articles exist about running a freedom-based business, few understand the actual challenges behind being an entrepreneur and running a business from your RV. That’s because this lifestyle isn’t the norm, and we love it. 

Running a business that lets you hit the road whenever you want, explore the country (and even the world) on the backroads, and free yourself of crowded airports or musky hotel rooms is highly desirable. It’s also highly uncertain and can lead to many fresh hurdles in mainstream business media that aren’t talked about often enough. 

If you’re eager to simplify your RV entrepreneur lifestyle, these three strategies are for you. 

1. Get choosy about what you consume as an entrepreneur

One of the most common things you and I do as entrepreneurs is soak up new information. If you’re like many entrepreneurs I talk to, you’re a sponge for the latest insights and ideas because you know that this world is moving quickly. The problem? All that knowledge intake can lead to scattered thinking, shiny object syndrome running, and the ever-toxic comparison game. 

The harder part about this is that you have extra time to listen into podcasts because your commute between campgrounds tends to be longer. Rather than driving for a half hour to the office, you drive for four hours to the next campground. During that time, podcasts usually fill the quiet space, sharing ideas, strategies, and fresh takes on entrepreneurship. 

Once you arrive and set up camp, you might sit back in your rocking camping chair and pop open your email. Waiting inside are more tips, ideas, articles, and courses to navigate this unpredictable journey.

Stay focused on your goals

As a podcaster and an email marketer, this next piece of advice might sound strange. It’s time to unsubscribe and get choosy about what you consume. The more you listen to and consume, the more likely you are to change course as often as you change campgrounds. That knee-jerk reaction to making updates to your business will stunt your growth. 

To stay focused and stay on track, get choosy about who you listen to and how well they know your lifestyle. Be sure you’re leaning in and committing to a few strong voices in the world of entrepreneurship as you navigate your business. The better you can do this, the more open you will be to finding creative solutions to your uncommon challenges. And the easier it’ll be to stay focused on your big, lofty goals for your business.

Kimberly Crossland speaks at the RV entrepreneur summit

Kimberly Crossland speaking at the RV Entrepreneur Roundtable

2. Segmentation first. Automation second.

You’ve probably heard the age-old entrepreneurship advice of knowing your audience. And you might have already gone through the exercise of drafting out who you’re targeting, their demographics, and maybe even some psychographics.

That’s all good advice and important to do. But, here’s the thing about dividing your audience into various segments: You’re not identifying your best buyers or amplifiers (the ones who are most likely to share about your business) based on age or income levels alone. You’re dividing them up based on how far along in their journey they are and then selling to them from there.

Let me say that again. This isn’t about who they are. It’s about where they are in their path towards the transformation you promise to deliver with your product or service.

This is an important differentiator. As soon as you infuse audience identifiers within your marketing strategies, you open a whole new world to reaching your audience where they’re at with your content. The right message delivered at the right time is the secret sauce for business growth, and automating those messages based on your various customer segment’s behaviors will let you continuously show up for your people, even if you’re off-grid, in the backwoods, or unable to upload that reel you’ve been working on for days. 

Focus on segmenting your audience based on where they’re at in their journey and then building up funnels that will continue to give them what they need without overloading them with irrelevant information. The better you do that, the better you can fine-tune your messaging and tug on the right heartstrings so that they’re more inclined to purchase from you without you having to be on Zoom calls or sales calls. 

3. Abandon the idea that you have to do this alone

Two of the loneliest journeys are entrepreneurship and RVing. Being an entrepreneur requires you to wear all the hats and make all the decisions in a silo. Alone. In your RV. That RV? It’s usually parked at a healthy distance from others. And even if you are close by, your neighbor at the campground will rarely be up for a campfire chat about business growth to wrestle with the many sticky points you’re facing.

Loneliness in entrepreneurship isn’t talked about enough if you ask me. Neither is the loneliness of camping. But loneliness is stifling in business, and it will cause you to swirl around in your head without actually taking action. 

The need for community isn’t talked about enough. The ability to connect with, bounce ideas off of, brainstorm out loud with people who get it, or even just sit quietly on a Zoom call to co-work on something specific for an hour can be life-changing for your business and for yourself. Find a group of people you can trust, mastermind with, and learn from, and you’ll see transformational results for your business. 

Your next step: Find your people and focus you learning

I run the Roadpreneur Community, which brings RVers and entrepreneurs into one space. 

Connection. Collaboration. Continued content templates. Copywriting feedback. Live coaching. It’s all available inside to help you get out of your head, stay out of your comfort zone (but not too far out), and get the healthy connections that’ll fuel your journey with enthusiasm rather than fear. 

Join now here. Cancel anytime if it’s not right for you. It’s time to simplify your life on the road while growing a business that supports your RV lifestyle.

Related articles:

 

The post 3 Ways To Simplify The RV Entrepreneur Lifestyle appeared first on RV LIFE.

Visit Aztec RV Resort Near Fort Lauderdale

Aztec RV Resort entrance

Aztec RV Resort. Photos via RV LIFE Campgrounds

RV Trip Ideas: Aztec RV Resort Near Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you own a Class A RV and are looking for a great Florida destination, check out Aztec RV Resort near Fort Lauderdale. This is a luxurious place that is exclusive to Class A RVs. It can sometimes be hard to find campsites and resorts that can accommodate vehicles this large, so it’s nice to have a place where you know your needs will be met. 

Florida is a popular destination for snowbirds, beach lovers, and anyone who loves the vibrant cities in this area. As such, you have a huge selection of resorts and campgrounds to choose from. We think that Aztec RV Resort stands above the rest though, so keep it in mind as you plan out your next trip!

We’ll cover some details about this amazing resort below. You’ll be able to learn more about their amenities, rental/ownership policies, and some attractions that are located in the area. The best way to judge a place is by word of mouth, so we’ll also cover some reviews this resort has gotten from visitors. 

RV site options

Aztec RV Resort is located at 1 Aztec Blvd, Lot #1, Margate, FL. It’s near Fort Lauderdale and a few other cities in the area. Three canals surround the property, so there are lots of places to dip your feet in and cool off. This resort is also gated, so you can rest easy knowing that you and your vehicle are protected.

Like many other Florida resorts, this one is open all year round! If you’re looking for a warm place to spend the winter, this is a fantastic option. It has a grand total of 645 sites, so it’s one of the larger resorts in the area. However, some of these sites are permanently occupied by residents, so the actual number available for renting is a bit lower. 

Speaking of which, let’s talk about renting vs owning here. Visitors can rent lots on a nightly, weekly, or seasonal basis. The sites start at $59 per night, but it may vary a bit depending on the size, amenities, or location. If you’re interested in owning a lot, you can also purchase one through the resort. 

Lot owners can set up their RV full-time, but they also have the freedom to build on their lot and add personal features. Some optional add-ons include: 

  • A patio
  • Tiki hut
  • Gazebo
  • Concrete shed (10′ X 14′)
  • Deluxe outdoor kitchen
  • Landscaping package

All the build options are highly modern and luxurious. If you’re not interested in building, condos are available for a monthly fee. Whether you rent or buy, you still get access to all the resort amenities as well. 

Aztec RV Resort motorhome

Resort amenities

Speaking of amenities, let’s dive into some of the offerings of Aztec RV Resort! Because the resort is so large, it needs to have multiples of a few things. For example, there are two heated pools, two tennis courts, and two spas included in this layout. There’s also a top-of-the-line fitness center with a variety of workout equipment. 

A media library is also on-site. Visitors can borrow a variety of books or movies from the resort as long as they keep them in good condition! This library is a great place to try out new things and expand your tastes. 

Access to the luxurious clubhouse is also included in your stay. It comes with a tiki hut, which matches the decoration scheme of the resort perfectly. There are lots of places to relax, chat with people, and enjoy games in here. 

Speaking of games, let’s talk about some outdoor games and activities that are part of Aztec RV Resort. They have:

  • Shuffleboard courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  •  A putting green
  • A pickleball court
  • A volleyball court
  • Pétanque courts
  • And more!

 

The resort also hosts daily events and activities, so there is always something new to try. These might include game nights, BBQs, crafting, musical performances, movie nights, holiday parties, etc. 

Aztec RV Resort is also equipped to meet your day-to-day needs. They offer full hookups at every RV site, as well as a community laundry room and Wi-Fi access.

view from Aztec Resort

Nearby attractions

The resort is a great place to set up camp and relax, but sometimes you need to get out and explore. Whether you live here full-time or are just passing through, you’ll appreciate the variety of attractions in the area.

There are lots of convenience options nearby such as a Walmart, Walgreens, Home Depot, and a bank. If you need food, medicine, or supplies, they’re within easy reach!

As mentioned above, Fort Lauderdale is also within striking distance of this resort. You can visit this vibrant city and enjoy its marina, shopping centers, restaurants, and lively entertainment. Miami is less than an hour away and the Florida Keys are within a day’s drive.

If you’re interested in the famous Florida beaches, you have a lot of options to choose from. If you just drive for a few minutes, you’ll be able to access Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Pompano Beach, and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. These are all beautiful and sunny destinations where you can enjoy watersports, boating, swimming, and much more. 

This area is also a sports hub! If you’re a fan, you can enjoy games of hockey, football, basketball, and baseball played by the local teams. Fishing, boating, and water rentals are also available at many locations. 

Everglades National Park is also nearby, so you can spend a few days exploring the natural beauty of Florida. Wildlife is around every corner and this is a wonderful experience for nature lovers. All in all, the Aztec RV Resort has a fantastic location that puts it right in the middle of some of Florida’s best offerings. There’s something for everyone when you book a stay here.

Campground reviews

Now let’s get to the bread and butter of resort discussions: the reviews. The Aztec RV Resort has a lot going for it in terms of visitor feedback. 

The resort currently has an average rating of 8.1 out of 10 on the RV LIFE Campgrounds review platform. This is one of the highest ratings in the area. The vast majority of RVers gave the resort an excellent or good review. 

According to one reviewer,

“The park is impressive! Whereas we spent 2 separate nights here (one going to Key West and one coming back), the park is really not a one-nighter kind of place. It’s a place you would want to settle in for a week, a month or longer! RVs older than 10 years are against the normal rules but exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis (I saw several that were well past 10 years but looked nice.” – via Nrf on RV LIFE Campgrounds

If you have a Class A RV and want to experience everything that Florida has to offer, set your sights on Aztec RV Resort. It’s one of the premier resorts in the Fort Lauderdale area. For further information and resort contact info, visit their website at aztecrvresort.com.



Find more Florida campgrounds

For all of your camping and trip planning needs, look no further than RV LIFE Campground Reviews and RV LIFE Trip Wizard. Campground Reviews is a trusted source of campground and RV park reviews offered by camping and RV enthusiasts just like you. With its accompanying RV LIFE App, RV Trip Wizard gets you to your camping destinations utilizing RV-friendly routes specific to your RV and travel preferences.

Been to a campground lately? Don’t forget to leave a review! Reviews help other RVers like yourself, and they help the campground. Leave a campground review today!

Related articles:

 

The post Visit Aztec RV Resort Near Fort Lauderdale appeared first on RV LIFE.

RV LIFE | Grape Creek RV Park

10 Tips For Full Time RV Living With Kids

Full time RV living with kids

10 Things You Should Know About Full Time RV Living With Kids

Full time RV living with kids is becoming more and more popular. Why wouldn’t it be? Telecommuting jobs and other forms of online work are increasingly abundant, and finding ways to stay connected in order to do those jobs gets easier every year. Not only that, but homeschooling is becoming more mainstream, and subsequently, resources to school your kids on the road are becoming more accessible.

Yes, for many families, it just seems to make sense to get out there and see the world. That said, RV living in general—and especially RV living with kids—is not all sunshine and roses. There are some things you will want to know in order to ensure the longevity of your family RV adventures.

In this article, we are going to share some of our top tips for full time RV living with kids. Use these tips to help ensure your RV adventure is as wonderful as you hope it will be. 

1. Choose your RV wisely

First and foremost, you must choose your RV wisely. A rig with a separate bunk room and master bedroom is crucial.

Doors inside the RV are a must-have, and having plenty of storage space (as well as floor space for playing) is ideal. Some families might also want to consider looking for a rig with two bathrooms.

2. Set up an outdoor living space

Even the biggest RV is going to seem tiny at times, especially when your whole family is crammed inside. For this reason, it is important that you set up an outdoor living space wherever you park. Doing so will give you and your family a place to escape when things feel too crowded. 

Your outdoor living space can include things like a Clam tent for extra work/play space, a hammock or two for relaxing, an outdoor rug, plenty of chairs, and some sort of lighting. Make it feel comfortable so people actually want to spend time out there!

3. Purge, purge, purge

Regularly purging unnecessary items is another thing that will help you feel more comfortable in a tiny home. Kids come with a lot of stuff, and they tend to accumulate more pretty quickly—seriously, how do they do it?—especially when spending time with family. 

Of course, you will want to do a good purge of toys, clothes, and household items before you move into your RV. That said, you’ll also want to set aside time to purge again at least every six months in order to ensure clutter stays at a minimum and your family has space to breathe. 

4. Stay organized, but get accustomed to mess

Of course, having a good organization system will also help the space feel bigger. We mentioned buying a rig with plenty of storage space before. Do that, but also find ways to make the most of that storage space. Bins with lids, hanging storage systems, and vacuum bags are all useful items to have. 

Just keep in mind that no matter how much you organize your RV, there is always going to be clutter. You live in the space, and there really isn’t anywhere for the messes to hide. For this reason, you will need to learn to embrace the mess as a sign that your family is really making the most of life. 

5. Discuss water and electricity conservation

If you ever plan on boondocking or camping without hookups—and you almost certainly will end up doing this, at least occasionally—you will need to talk to your kids about conservation.

Boondocking (or dry camping) means camping without any hookups whatsoever. This means electricity, water, and waste tank space are all very limited, so you really can’t run water mindlessly or leave electronics running for no reason. You will have to take the time to teach your kids these things. 

6. Dole out chores

Kids who live in houses have chores. There is no reason kids who live in RVs shouldn’t have chores also. In fact, we highly recommend that you do give your kids some household tasks to keep up with. 

These tasks might look different than typical household chores, but kids can do things like wipe down countertops and sinks, help dump tanks, and even walk trash to the campground dumpster if they’re old enough. 

Kids at the ocean

7. Roadschool your way

We mentioned homeschooling on the road at the beginning of this article. This is what most RVing families do, as it offers a level of flexibility that allows them to travel as they see fit. It also offers the opportunity to tailor your homeschool style to fit your child’s needs and even weave your travel adventures into your studies!

Give yourself freedom to create your own unique roadschool style. Don’t worry about doing the same thing a school would do or conforming to any particular style of homeschooling. Instead, pick and choose what works for your family and run with it, making sure you allow it to morph as your family grows and changes.

RV LIFE offers an excellent Masterclass entitled Ready to Roadschool. The course will guide you through the basics of roadschooling as well as the different laws in different states, making the transition into homeschooling, and more.

8. Know where to find traveling friends

Nobody wants to go without friends for a long period of time. This is especially true of kids who crave peer-to-peer interaction.

Fortunately, the idea that RVing kids don’t have friends just isn’t true, and you can totally find friends for your kids and for yourself while RVing full time. 

The trick? Knowing where to find other RVing families. We’ve found that Thousand Trails campgrounds are always full of full time RVing families. Additionally, communities like Fulltime Families, Xcapers, and Republic of Nomads all have events for younger RVers, meaning plenty of families with kids. 

Once you meet some families that your family clicks with, get their contact info and make plans to intentionally meet up as often as possible. 

9. Include the kids in planning

People tend to be much more excited about trips that they help plan. Within reason, try to give the kids a say in where you go and what you do. Offer choices as often as possible, and always take everyone’s opinions into account.

This will help keep the whole family happy on the road so your full time RV lifestyle can be as long-lived as you’d like it to be. 

10. Take things slow

Learning to travel slowly will help keep you on the road longer. This can be challenging at first, since you start out wanting to see and do ALL the things. However, trying to live in vacation mode for more than a couple of months will definitely lead to burnout. 

Instead, allow yourself a few weeks or even a couple of months to explore each area, keep travel days short and sweet, and allow plenty of days for work, school, chores, and simply hanging out at home. You’ll be glad you did!

 

Plan your next family trip

For all of your camping and trip planning needs, look no further than RV LIFE Campground Reviews and RV LIFE Trip Wizard. Campground Reviews is a trusted source of campground and RV park reviews offered by camping and RV enthusiasts just like you. With its accompanying RV LIFE App, RV Trip Wizard gets you to your camping destinations utilizing RV-friendly routes specific to your RV and travel preferences.

Been to a campground lately? Don’t forget to leave a review! Reviews help other RVers like yourself, and they help the campground. Leave a campground review today!

Related articles:

 

The post 10 Tips For Full Time RV Living With Kids appeared first on RV LIFE.

5 Things Park Rangers Want You To Know

Female blond National Park Ranger hands out brochure through window at Bryce National Park, Utah

Park rangers want you to feel welcome! Photo from Shutterstock

What Park Rangers Want You To Know

For most RVers, camping can be an opportunity to make amazing memories that will last a lifetime. And this isn’t just because our parks are located in exceptionally beautiful wilderness areas. State, provincial, and national parks are run by park rangers who have an absolute passion for the outdoors and helping people enjoy it. 

Park rangers are responsible for ensuring everyone brings home happy camping memories. From helping you get the right campsite to making sure the washrooms are spic and span, park rangers do a lot to help make sure you have the best possible stay at the campground. However, there are five things park rangers would like you to know to help ensure everyone has a good time at the park. 

1. Learn the park’s rules. 

Park rangers love helping people enjoy the outdoors. Their job is to help ensure that everyone has a good time, while protecting the park’s flora and fauna. In order to do this, park rangers post a list of the park’s rules on the website and at the park.

It’s your job to learn what the park rules are and to follow them. Park rangers don’t like having to remind you about the rules. Learn the rules before you camp and obey them.

2. Understand the reservation system.

More people want to camp in our parks than there are campsites available. Park rangers have no control over the reservation system, and there is no way around having to book campgrounds that offer sites by reservation only.   

There are less popular parks full of natural beauty that have plenty of first come, first served campsites available. That being said, if you want a campsite in a more popular park, you’ll often need to book three to five months in advance.    

3. Make sure you are in the right site.

Not much is worse for a park ranger than finding campers all set up and settled into a different campsite than the one they reserved. 

Imagine having to tell these people to move to their own campsite. Know your campsite number and stick with it, unless the park ranger says it’s okay to switch sites.

4. Park rangers aren’t there to clean up after you.

Don’t make a mess. It’s hard to believe, but park rangers report that some people go camping and leave trash, toilet paper, and even tents behind when they leave the campsite. Don’t be one of these people. 

Leaving trash behind attracts wildlife to campsites and can make wild animals very ill. Leave your campsite just like you’d like to find it. And, I don’t know who needs to hear this, but campfire pits are not for leaving trash in. Please pick up all trash and any dog waste and dispose of it into a nearby trash receptacle.  

5. Ask questions!  

Parks are beautiful places. Enjoy all they have to offer. Park rangers aim to help make your stay five-star! 

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. They want to help you find the best area attractions, places to hike, local swimming holes, and fishing spots.   

Conclusion

Park rangers are there to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Find out about the reservation system and park rules before you go, and be sure to ask the park ranger about must-see spots near the park.

I’d like to thank veteran park ranger Kathy Carlson of the BC Park Service for her input into this article.  

For all of your camping and trip planning needs, look no further than RV LIFE Campground Reviews and RV LIFE Trip Wizard. Campground Reviews is a trusted source of campground and RV park reviews offered by camping and RV enthusiasts just like you. With its accompanying RV LIFE App, RV Trip Wizard gets you to your camping destinations utilizing RV-friendly routes specific to your RV and travel preferences.

Related articles:

 

The post 5 Things Park Rangers Want You To Know appeared first on RV LIFE.

Great RV Gifts For This Holiday Season

Small airstream camper surrounded by tree and rv gifts

Great Ideas for RV Gifts for Your Favorite RVer

Ho, Ho, Ho! Go Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Jayco, Airstream and Winnebago.  It’s that time of the year again, as we count down the days to giving gifts and good cheer. Nothing says cheer for an RVer as much as getting new gadgets for RVing and camping.  Here’s a list of some of our top holiday RV gifts.

LITO Glamping Package

The ultimate gift for adding ambience, style and comfort to your campsite is the  LITO glamping package which includes their signature outdoor tablecloth which is wipeable, waterproof and will last for years. It also comes with two high tech stainless tumblers with leak proof tops, a pair of  all natural soy essential oil candles and LITO’s new line of snazzy rugged solar lanterns. You get to choose your favorite colors, patterns and candle scents when you buy.

The LITO glamping package is a great RV gift.

Harvest Hosts Membership

You’ll no longer be limited to RV parks and Walmart parking lots.  Harvest Hosts is a membership program that gives you unlimited access to overnight stays at a network of farms, museums, wineries and other attractions. For a limited time, RV LIFE readers get a total of 30% off. Use our link to get there, and use the on-page coupon code (FRIENDS30) for a total of 30% off!

wine glasses on a barrel with winery in background

Save 30% on Harvest Hosts

GasStop – Propane Emergency Shutoff

Keep your favorite RVer safe with RV gifts from GasStop. GasStop will instantly and automatically shut-off the supply of propane in the event of a major leak or regulator failure, and can also be used to test for minor leaks prior to use. The handy pressure gauge will let you know when your propane is running low, letting you plan your refill ahead of time. Visit GasStopUSA.com

The COMFY Wearable Blanket

Know someone who complains of the chill in their bones when RVing during the winter?  Or someone who’ll never complain despite the shivers? They all need this oversized microfiber wearable blanket.  It’s soft as silk and perfect for snuggling up in cold weather.  As seen on Shark Tank.  Available on Amazon.

woman wearing Comfy wearable blanket

Unique RV Gifts

Portable Fire Pit

Unlike other fire pits, the portable UCO Flatpack folds up to a compact size – only 1.5 inches thick, which will fit in a backpack.  Its unique design keeps the fire off the ground and will protect your flames from the wind.  And when you have some nice coals going, you can throw the grill on there and rustle up some grub!  Available on Amazon.

Collapsible Water Bottles

The WaterStorage Cubes are portable lightweight water carriers that easily collapse for storage when empty.  They’re made with high quality BPA free materials, and are built to withstand the rigors of outdoor camping use.  In other words, they don’t leak.  And they have a comfortable carrying handle.  They’re also great for having water standing by in case of emergency. Available on Amazon.

collapsable water bottles

RV Gifts to Travel America

America The Beautiful Pass

Every avid RV traveler needs the National Parks pass.  It’s the golden ticket for discounted entry to the parks, and can save hundreds of dollars for those who love to ogle our breathtaking heritage.  And it supports a great cause!  Great value at $80 for a year. Visit usparkpass.com .

The America the Beautiful RV gifts park pass

Roadside Emergency Kit

This 118 piece heavy duty roadside assistance kit is an essential gift for any road tripper.  It comes with 14’ long jumper cables, a reflective safety vest, a warning triangle, tow straps and a portable air compressor.  You’ll feel at ease knowing you’re equipped to deal with any mishap and get your family back on the road safely. Available on Amazon.

Clever RV Gifts

Compact Cheese Board

Cheese plates are the perfect low maintenance meal while chatting around the camping table.  So a compact cheese board is a wonderful holiday gift for the RV foodie.  This bamboo board folds out to a circle but collapses down to a wedge for easy storage.  And it comes with knives to cut the cheese.  Available on Amazon.

compact cheese board

RV Gifts from The Chemical Guys

RV and automotive enthusiasts alike can appreciate great stuff from The Chemical Guys. Whether it’s their handy disposable wipes, or something else from their Holiday Gift Guide page, they are sure to have something for that RVer that says that have everything, but really don’t.

Wildland Coffee

Who doesn’t love coffee? Ok, so maybe there are a few. But for those that do, lugging that coffee maker around when camping or RVing can be a pain. If only coffee existed in little bags, like tea. Surprise, it does! Check out the unique single serve coffee offerings at Wildland Coffee.

Wildland coffee brew bags

GPS Trackers for Every Need

Keep track of that travel trailer, ATV, fishing boat, or snowmobile with a GPS Tracker. WhereSafe GPS trackers cover a variety of needs, mounting and attachment options, and various tracking plans. Keep an eye on your stuff with a GPS tracker.

Portable Power

RVers love extra power, and when that power is compact, it’s even better. The EcoFlow RIVER 2 Portable Power Station is powerful, compact, and on sale! With a 300-watt output, ultrafast charging, and over 3000+ full battery cycles, the RIVER 2 will keep you going for up to 10 years. Plus, the RIVER 2 weighs less than 8 lbs. Now available at ecoflow.com.

ecoflowriver2

EcoFlow RIVER 2

RV Gifts for Every Camper

This year, get creative when shopping for your favorite campers. RV gifts that are clever, unique, compact, and portable are perfect for RVers. 

The post Great RV Gifts For This Holiday Season appeared first on RV LIFE.

What To Do If Your RV Black Water Tank Is Frozen

travel trailer in snow with camping chairs outside on sunny day

Winter camping is all fun and games until a tank gets frozen. Photo from Shutterstock

Is Your RV Black Water Tank Frozen? Here’s What To Do

For outdoor enthusiasts, winter camping can be a lot of fun. Ice fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, and tobogganing are all fun winter activities. They are even better when you have a cozy RV to warm up in at the end of the day. 

Winter is a great opportunity to go camping and enjoy nature without the crowds you find in the summer. While this is all very good, having a frozen holding tank can really chill all the fun.

So, what should you do when your RV black water tank gets frozen? In this article, we’ll look at what you should do if your black water tank gets frozen and how you can keep it from happening again (without heading south).

How to thaw an RV black water tank

If your RV black water tank is frozen, here’s the step-by-step process to get it thawed out. 

Note: When your holding tank valves are frozen, leave them alone. Never try to force frozen valves open. Plastic plumbing fittings become brittle when frozen. The last thing you want is a broken valve pull, especially if your holding tanks are frozen. 

Instead, we’ll start by thawing the holding tank and get to the valves last. For this job, you’ll need a headlamp and a hair dryer or heat gun.   

Thawing an external RV black water tank

  1. First, put your headlamp on because you’ll be going under the RV.
  2. Starting at the top of the black tank, use the blow dryer or heat gun to gently warm the black tank. Keep the blow dryer/heat gun in constant motion to avoid melting the tank. Tanks melt fairly easily, so you’ll need to be careful.  
  3. Work your way down the tank until you are sure it’s thawed. Then work on the termination valve, being sure to avoid overheating the plastic.  
  4. Now you should be able to evacuate your tank.

Thawing an internal black water tank

You’ll need to thaw your tank gently and slowly. Putting a light in the basement area closest to the tank is the best method.  

Prevent your black water tank from freezing  

You probably won’t want your black water tank to freeze again after you thaw it out. Dump a gallon of RV antifreeze into the tank via the toilet to help keep it from freezing again.

There are a few simple things you can do to keep your black water tank from freezing in the first place. Here is what I recommend.

1. Use RV skirting 

There are some great commercial RV skirting options that will help stop cold air from getting under your rig. For example, AirSkirts offers an excellent option that will do the job while looking great. 

But, you can also DIY your own RV skirting out of just about anything that will block the wind and keep warm air underneath your RV. You can use plywood sheeting, foam board insulation, straw bales, and even snow to help protect the underbelly of your RV from freezing air.  

2.  Install RV holding tank heaters/heating pads

RV holding tank heaters are heating pads that stick directly onto the tank with adhesive. They are hardwired into the RV’s DC electrical system. 

Tank heaters are available with a built-in thermostat, so you don’t need to install a switch for them. They turn on by themselves when temperatures approach freezing, and then they turn back off when it warms up. Tank heater installation is an easy DIY project for anyone with basic RV electrical skills.

3. Put a light or small heater under your insulated RV

You can sometimes avoid frozen tanks just by having a little bit of heat under your RV.  

Find great spots for winter camping

For all of your camping and trip planning needs, look no further than RV LIFE Campground Reviews and RV LIFE Trip Wizard. Campground Reviews is a trusted source of campground and RV park reviews offered by camping and RV enthusiasts just like you. With its accompanying RV LIFE App, RV Trip Wizard gets you to your camping destinations utilizing RV-friendly routes specific to your RV and travel preferences.

Been to a campground lately? Don’t forget to leave a review! Reviews help other RVers like yourself, and they help the campground. Leave a campground review today!

Related articles:

 

The post What To Do If Your RV Black Water Tank Is Frozen appeared first on RV LIFE.

3 Ways To Simplify The RV Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Kimberly Crossland and her dog in front of her RV

Kimberly Crossland has started multiple businesses on the road as an RV entrepreneur.

Being An RV Entrepreneur Is Easier Than You Think

Wonky internet connections. Unexpected travel delays. Noisy neighbors. Running a business from your RV has its fair share of unique challenges. While many blogs, podcasts, and articles exist about running a freedom-based business, few understand the actual challenges behind being an entrepreneur and running a business from your RV. That’s because this lifestyle isn’t the norm, and we love it. 

Running a business that lets you hit the road whenever you want, explore the country (and even the world) on the backroads, and free yourself of crowded airports or musky hotel rooms is highly desirable. It’s also highly uncertain and can lead to many fresh hurdles in mainstream business media that aren’t talked about often enough. 

If you’re eager to simplify your RV entrepreneur lifestyle, these three strategies are for you. 

1. Get choosy about what you consume as an entrepreneur

One of the most common things you and I do as entrepreneurs is soak up new information. If you’re like many entrepreneurs I talk to, you’re a sponge for the latest insights and ideas because you know that this world is moving quickly. The problem? All that knowledge intake can lead to scattered thinking, shiny object syndrome running, and the ever-toxic comparison game. 

The harder part about this is that you have extra time to listen into podcasts because your commute between campgrounds tends to be longer. Rather than driving for a half hour to the office, you drive for four hours to the next campground. During that time, podcasts usually fill the quiet space, sharing ideas, strategies, and fresh takes on entrepreneurship. 

Once you arrive and set up camp, you might sit back in your rocking camping chair and pop open your email. Waiting inside are more tips, ideas, articles, and courses to navigate this unpredictable journey.

Stay focused on your goals

As a podcaster and an email marketer, this next piece of advice might sound strange. It’s time to unsubscribe and get choosy about what you consume. The more you listen to and consume, the more likely you are to change course as often as you change campgrounds. That knee-jerk reaction to making updates to your business will stunt your growth. 

To stay focused and stay on track, get choosy about who you listen to and how well they know your lifestyle. Be sure you’re leaning in and committing to a few strong voices in the world of entrepreneurship as you navigate your business. The better you can do this, the more open you will be to finding creative solutions to your uncommon challenges. And the easier it’ll be to stay focused on your big, lofty goals for your business.

Kimberly Crossland speaks at the RV entrepreneur summit

Kimberly Crossland speaking at the RV Entrepreneur Roundtable

2. Segmentation first. Automation second.

You’ve probably heard the age-old entrepreneurship advice of knowing your audience. And you might have already gone through the exercise of drafting out who you’re targeting, their demographics, and maybe even some psychographics.

That’s all good advice and important to do. But, here’s the thing about dividing your audience into various segments: You’re not identifying your best buyers or amplifiers (the ones who are most likely to share about your business) based on age or income levels alone. You’re dividing them up based on how far along in their journey they are and then selling to them from there.

Let me say that again. This isn’t about who they are. It’s about where they are in their path towards the transformation you promise to deliver with your product or service.

This is an important differentiator. As soon as you infuse audience identifiers within your marketing strategies, you open a whole new world to reaching your audience where they’re at with your content. The right message delivered at the right time is the secret sauce for business growth, and automating those messages based on your various customer segment’s behaviors will let you continuously show up for your people, even if you’re off-grid, in the backwoods, or unable to upload that reel you’ve been working on for days. 

Focus on segmenting your audience based on where they’re at in their journey and then building up funnels that will continue to give them what they need without overloading them with irrelevant information. The better you do that, the better you can fine-tune your messaging and tug on the right heartstrings so that they’re more inclined to purchase from you without you having to be on Zoom calls or sales calls. 

3. Abandon the idea that you have to do this alone

Two of the loneliest journeys are entrepreneurship and RVing. Being an entrepreneur requires you to wear all the hats and make all the decisions in a silo. Alone. In your RV. That RV? It’s usually parked at a healthy distance from others. And even if you are close by, your neighbor at the campground will rarely be up for a campfire chat about business growth to wrestle with the many sticky points you’re facing.

Loneliness in entrepreneurship isn’t talked about enough if you ask me. Neither is the loneliness of camping. But loneliness is stifling in business, and it will cause you to swirl around in your head without actually taking action. 

The need for community isn’t talked about enough. The ability to connect with, bounce ideas off of, brainstorm out loud with people who get it, or even just sit quietly on a Zoom call to co-work on something specific for an hour can be life-changing for your business and for yourself. Find a group of people you can trust, mastermind with, and learn from, and you’ll see transformational results for your business. 

Your next step: Find your people and focus you learning

I run the Roadpreneur Community, which brings RVers and entrepreneurs into one space. 

Connection. Collaboration. Continued content templates. Copywriting feedback. Live coaching. It’s all available inside to help you get out of your head, stay out of your comfort zone (but not too far out), and get the healthy connections that’ll fuel your journey with enthusiasm rather than fear. 

Join now here. Cancel anytime if it’s not right for you. It’s time to simplify your life on the road while growing a business that supports your RV lifestyle.

Related articles:

 

The post 3 Ways To Simplify The RV Entrepreneur Lifestyle appeared first on RV LIFE.

Visit Aztec RV Resort Near Fort Lauderdale

Aztec RV Resort entrance

Aztec RV Resort. Photos via RV LIFE Campgrounds

RV Trip Ideas: Aztec RV Resort Near Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you own a Class A RV and are looking for a great Florida destination, check out Aztec RV Resort near Fort Lauderdale. This is a luxurious place that is exclusive to Class A RVs. It can sometimes be hard to find campsites and resorts that can accommodate vehicles this large, so it’s nice to have a place where you know your needs will be met. 

Florida is a popular destination for snowbirds, beach lovers, and anyone who loves the vibrant cities in this area. As such, you have a huge selection of resorts and campgrounds to choose from. We think that Aztec RV Resort stands above the rest though, so keep it in mind as you plan out your next trip!

We’ll cover some details about this amazing resort below. You’ll be able to learn more about their amenities, rental/ownership policies, and some attractions that are located in the area. The best way to judge a place is by word of mouth, so we’ll also cover some reviews this resort has gotten from visitors. 

RV site options

Aztec RV Resort is located at 1 Aztec Blvd, Lot #1, Margate, FL. It’s near Fort Lauderdale and a few other cities in the area. Three canals surround the property, so there are lots of places to dip your feet in and cool off. This resort is also gated, so you can rest easy knowing that you and your vehicle are protected.

Like many other Florida resorts, this one is open all year round! If you’re looking for a warm place to spend the winter, this is a fantastic option. It has a grand total of 645 sites, so it’s one of the larger resorts in the area. However, some of these sites are permanently occupied by residents, so the actual number available for renting is a bit lower. 

Speaking of which, let’s talk about renting vs owning here. Visitors can rent lots on a nightly, weekly, or seasonal basis. The sites start at $59 per night, but it may vary a bit depending on the size, amenities, or location. If you’re interested in owning a lot, you can also purchase one through the resort. 

Lot owners can set up their RV full-time, but they also have the freedom to build on their lot and add personal features. Some optional add-ons include: 

  • A patio
  • Tiki hut
  • Gazebo
  • Concrete shed (10′ X 14′)
  • Deluxe outdoor kitchen
  • Landscaping package

All the build options are highly modern and luxurious. If you’re not interested in building, condos are available for a monthly fee. Whether you rent or buy, you still get access to all the resort amenities as well. 

Aztec RV Resort motorhome

Resort amenities

Speaking of amenities, let’s dive into some of the offerings of Aztec RV Resort! Because the resort is so large, it needs to have multiples of a few things. For example, there are two heated pools, two tennis courts, and two spas included in this layout. There’s also a top-of-the-line fitness center with a variety of workout equipment. 

A media library is also on-site. Visitors can borrow a variety of books or movies from the resort as long as they keep them in good condition! This library is a great place to try out new things and expand your tastes. 

Access to the luxurious clubhouse is also included in your stay. It comes with a tiki hut, which matches the decoration scheme of the resort perfectly. There are lots of places to relax, chat with people, and enjoy games in here. 

Speaking of games, let’s talk about some outdoor games and activities that are part of Aztec RV Resort. They have:

  • Shuffleboard courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  •  A putting green
  • A pickleball court
  • A volleyball court
  • Pétanque courts
  • And more!

 

The resort also hosts daily events and activities, so there is always something new to try. These might include game nights, BBQs, crafting, musical performances, movie nights, holiday parties, etc. 

Aztec RV Resort is also equipped to meet your day-to-day needs. They offer full hookups at every RV site, as well as a community laundry room and Wi-Fi access.

view from Aztec Resort

Nearby attractions

The resort is a great place to set up camp and relax, but sometimes you need to get out and explore. Whether you live here full-time or are just passing through, you’ll appreciate the variety of attractions in the area.

There are lots of convenience options nearby such as a Walmart, Walgreens, Home Depot, and a bank. If you need food, medicine, or supplies, they’re within easy reach!

As mentioned above, Fort Lauderdale is also within striking distance of this resort. You can visit this vibrant city and enjoy its marina, shopping centers, restaurants, and lively entertainment. Miami is less than an hour away and the Florida Keys are within a day’s drive.

If you’re interested in the famous Florida beaches, you have a lot of options to choose from. If you just drive for a few minutes, you’ll be able to access Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Pompano Beach, and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. These are all beautiful and sunny destinations where you can enjoy watersports, boating, swimming, and much more. 

This area is also a sports hub! If you’re a fan, you can enjoy games of hockey, football, basketball, and baseball played by the local teams. Fishing, boating, and water rentals are also available at many locations. 

Everglades National Park is also nearby, so you can spend a few days exploring the natural beauty of Florida. Wildlife is around every corner and this is a wonderful experience for nature lovers. All in all, the Aztec RV Resort has a fantastic location that puts it right in the middle of some of Florida’s best offerings. There’s something for everyone when you book a stay here.

Campground reviews

Now let’s get to the bread and butter of resort discussions: the reviews. The Aztec RV Resort has a lot going for it in terms of visitor feedback. 

The resort currently has an average rating of 8.1 out of 10 on the RV LIFE Campgrounds review platform. This is one of the highest ratings in the area. The vast majority of RVers gave the resort an excellent or good review. 

According to one reviewer,

“The park is impressive! Whereas we spent 2 separate nights here (one going to Key West and one coming back), the park is really not a one-nighter kind of place. It’s a place you would want to settle in for a week, a month or longer! RVs older than 10 years are against the normal rules but exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis (I saw several that were well past 10 years but looked nice.” – via Nrf on RV LIFE Campgrounds

If you have a Class A RV and want to experience everything that Florida has to offer, set your sights on Aztec RV Resort. It’s one of the premier resorts in the Fort Lauderdale area. For further information and resort contact info, visit their website at aztecrvresort.com.



Find more Florida campgrounds

For all of your camping and trip planning needs, look no further than RV LIFE Campground Reviews and RV LIFE Trip Wizard. Campground Reviews is a trusted source of campground and RV park reviews offered by camping and RV enthusiasts just like you. With its accompanying RV LIFE App, RV Trip Wizard gets you to your camping destinations utilizing RV-friendly routes specific to your RV and travel preferences.

Been to a campground lately? Don’t forget to leave a review! Reviews help other RVers like yourself, and they help the campground. Leave a campground review today!

Related articles:

 

The post Visit Aztec RV Resort Near Fort Lauderdale appeared first on RV LIFE.

RV Lifestyle | Grape Creek RV Park San Angelo TX

There was a problem loading this feed.