Tuesday, September 16, 2008


2005 241 BUNKHOUSE BY PILGRIM INTERNATIONAL. This unit is very clean and comes with Microwave Oven, 2 door refrigerator, Oven and 3 burner stove, outside shower, cable hookup, awning and slide out. The Pilgrim 241 sleeps 8 with 2 bunks in the rear and a separate master bedroom. $9,995

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

RVing Still One of the Most Affordable Means of Vacationing

Despite record-breaking fuel prices, typical RV trips remain the least expensive type of vacation, according to a new study comparing vacation costs. PKF Consulting, an international consulting firm with expertise in travel and tourism, found that “typical RV family vacations are on average 27 to 61 percent less expensive than other types of vacations studied.” Even factoring in RV ownership and fuel costs, the study reveals that RV family vacations tend to be significantly less expensive than other types of vacations.

“This study re-affirms what RVers have long known, that RV vacations deliver greater economic value compared to other types of vacations,” says Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). “RV vacations continue to be the most affordable way for a family to travel because of the tremendous savings on air, hotel and restaurant costs. And these savings offset the cost of fuel.”
“On average, RV vacations were more economical than the other types analyzed in all but one case,” says Kannan Sankaran, PKF’s lead researcher for the study. “Even as fuel prices increase, our findings show that almost all RV vacations are still significantly less expensive than non-RV ones.”

Fuel prices would have to more than double for typical motorhome vacations to become more expensive than other forms of travel.The study also shows that fuel costs would have to more than triple for trips in lightweight travel trailers or folding camping trailers to be more expensive than the least expensive non-RV vacation. Almost 80 percent of the RV market consists of towable RVs, including lightweight units which can be towed by car, van or pickup.

The study showed that a family of four traveling from Phoenix, Ariz. to Napa, Calif., with their folding camping trailer for 10 days, staying in campgrounds at the local average of $33 per night, would save 52 percent, or $2,379, over the same trip taken by car, staying in hotels averaging $122 per night and eating in restaurants. Taking the same vacation by a Type C motorhome would save $1704, or 37 percent, over going by car.

Shorter getaways by RVs were also found to be more economical. For example, a family taking a three-day vacation from Pittsburgh, Pa. to Lancaster, Pa., would save $323 or 31 percent by towing a conventional travel trailer, rather than going by car, staying in hotels and eating in restaurants. The savings would be even greater — $889 or 52 percent — for families taking the same trip by a Type C motorhome rather than flying.

Article from Pennsylvania RV and Camper Association

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Just Arrived

2005 Jayco Jayfeather 21J Expandable Trailer. Ultra lite weight, Aluminum frame. Air conditioner, Awning, AM/FM Radio with CD Player. Microwave plus Stove with Oven, 2 door Norcold refrigerator, Double sink, Roof vent, Outside shower, LP detector, Sleeps 4 + . $12,995


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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring is here. It's time for camping.

The weather is getting nice and it's time to get out and go camping. If your looking for a nice clean pop up tent camper for you and the kids, here it is. This 2004 Coleman Cheyenne is a very spacious unit with heat, hot and cold running water and a 3 way refrigerator. This popup is in great condition and will sleep 8.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Winterize your RV

It's starting to get a chill in the air and that means it's time to think about winterizing your RV.

Before you get started there are a few items you will need to have. These items can be found in most RV parts stores:
  • Non-toxic RV antifreeze (the amount depends on the layout and length of your plumbing lines. 2 to 3 gallons will normally do).
  • A water heater by-pass kit, if not already installed.
  • A water pump converter kit, or tubing to connect to the inlet side of the water pump.
  • Basic hand tools to remove drain plugs.
Now you can winterize the RV water system to protect it from freezing. Be sure to read your owners manuals for unit specific winterizing guidelines. Follow the steps below that apply to your RV.

  • If you have any inline water filters remove and bypass before starting.
  • Drain the fresh water holding tank.
  • Drain and flush the gray and black holding tanks.
  • Drain the water heater. Open the pressure relief valve, remove drain plug. CAUTION (never drain when hot or under pressure).
  • Open all hot and cold faucets; don't forget the toilet valve and outside shower.
  • Locate and open low point drain lines. Using the water pump will help force water out, but turn it off as soon as the system is drained.
  • Recap all drains and close all faucets.
  • By-pass the water heater. If you do not have a by-pass kit installed the water heater will fill up with antifreeze before it goes through the water lines, wasting six gallons of antifreeze.
  • Install a water pump converter kit, or disconnect the inlet side of the pump (the line coming from the fresh water holding tank) and connect tubing from the pump into a gallon of RV antifreeze.
  • Turn the water pump on and pressurize the system. Starting with the closest faucet slowly open the hot and then cold valves until antifreeze appears.
  • Repeat on all faucets from the closest to farthest away. Don't forget the outside shower.
  • Flush the toilet until antifreeze appears.
  • Turn the water pump off and open a faucet to release the pressure. Go to the city water inlet. Remove the small screen over the inlet and push in on the valve with a small screwdriver until you see antifreeze. Replace the screen.
  • Pour a cupful of antifreeze down each drain. Pour a couple of cups in the toilet and flush into the holding tank.
  • If your water heater has an electric heating element turn it off. This will protect the element if the unit is plugged in while being stored.
  • Make sure all faucets are closed.
  • The unit is winterized.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Halloween Super Sale

October 15th through the 31st, Briens RV is having a Halloween Super Sale. Great deals on Crossroads Cruisers and Zingers. Check out the sale ad here.

Friday, September 28, 2007

RV Special of the Week

2000 Rockwood Freedom 2280 Pop Up Tent Camper
Made by Forest River this pop up camper sleeps 8, has an outside shower, dinette, propane stove and couch. Only $3,995