If you are anything like me, you’ll daydream, day-in and day-out about RV living. If you’ve been dreaming about a 2007 Holiday Rambler Admiral 33SFS, you’re in luck: one just rolled onto the lot of our Utah RV dealership. Let’s find out a little more about it:
About Holiday Rambler – The Company
Holiday Rambler is a trusted motorhome manufacturer. Many RV owners swear by their Holiday Rambler – there is even an owner’s club! What we love about this manufacturer is that they understand that not every RV owner is alike, and every journey is different. To accommodate, they have created several models, including:
The Navigator; and
Our 2007 Holiday Rambler Admiral
We loved that Holiday Rambler really focused on quality within this vehicle. This is a very well built, excellent quality class A motorhome.
Under the Hood
Technically speaking, this white and tan beauty is a powerhouse, with a sturdy workhorse chassis, your ride is sure to be smooth sailing. Paired with an 8.1L gas engine and an Allison Automatic Transmission, your home was built to last! Other features we love include:
Hydraulic leveling system;
On-board Onan generator;
Ducted roof-top AC unit;
A furnace with ducted heat; and
10-gallon DSI water heater.
What it Looks Like
Use your electric, double-entry step to step inside your luxurious 33ft long motorhome easily. At this length, it isn’t too big and isn’t too small – this rig is just right for any adventure. You and your co-pilot will comfortably enjoy long stretches of the open road from your two, leather captains seats.
Enjoy your extra elbow room with the large wall-slide for the living room and bedroom. Imagine finally being able to comfortably being able to walk around the bed again! You’ll also love cooking in your new kitchen, complete with:
Gas grill with 3 burners and a gas-powered oven;
2-way fridge and freezer combo;
Convenient convection microwave oven with a hood; and
Ample kitchen storage.
Other features we love include:
Basement storage WITH and outside shower;
Large rear bathroom; and
Oversized shower with skylight.
Visit Your Trusted RV Dealership in Utah
This 2007 Holiday Rambler Admiral is available for a limited time at our family-owned Utah RV Dealership, Recreation RV Sales. We have been a trusted part of the Draper community for years, and are proud to offer our RV expertise in sales, service, and parts. We have financing options available, as well as extended warranties available for the majority of our vehicles. Stop by and see us today, or schedule your test drive by calling 801-572-0525 today. Your adventure is our business – find out how we can help today!
Halloween is right around the corner! Just because you’re adventuring this year doesn’t mean you can’t go all out with the spooky decorations. If you’re like us, you go all-out at home. This year, take Halloween to the next level with this list of RV Halloween decorations and ideas.
Use Lighting for Your RV Halloween Decorations
Lighting is vital to create the perfect atmosphere at any RV campground. How many times have you seen those beautiful bulbed lights tied around trees and round patios? The great thing about lamps, lanterns, and other decorative lighting is that they are both beautiful and functional, helping to light up the ground to avoid injuries and other dangers.
This Halloween, swap out the everyday lighting for spooky-themed lights. Although you have a wide variety of places to shop, we’ve found these Crazy Eyeball Party String Lights from Oogalights.com that may be just the thing you’re looking for. This store has a lot of lighting options for you to choose from.
Decorate your RV with Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns
Nothing quite gets our family in the mood for trick-or-treating like carving out a Jack-o-Lantern. Sometimes though, we don’t feel like getting the RV covered in “pumpkin guts” (or we run out of time). Those years, we will opt to paint our pumpkin instead!
Besides roasting the pumpkin seeds, our favorite part about the Jack-o-Lanterns is that we get to let our creativity run wild. Everyone gets their own pumpkin and makes them as spooky or silly as they would like! We’ve even seen some people this year opting to use WATERMELONS!
Need to boost the spook-factor on your pumpkin this year, try adding some dry ice inside! Try this neat dry ice trick from ThoughtCo.com.
Fill Your Windows with Creepy Cutouts (and Turn on the Lights)
If you’re looking for a fun project for the family, pick up a poster board or two and cut out creepy shapes; think skeletons, cats, witches on brooms, etc. Using double-sided tape, fix the cutout to the window, with a semi-sheer, light-colored curtain behind it. Then all you have to is wait for the sun to go down.
After dark, flip on the RV or camper lights and run outside for a spooky surprise! Your cutout will show in the window like a shadow!
You can get as creative as you want with this! Running out of time? Most stores have fun cutouts available on their Halloween aisles.
Decorate the Yard with Halloween Decorations
Have some elbow room at your campground? Consider putting out yard decorations! Theme your display or add a haunted house to have a frightening effect. Try these crowd favorites:
Haunted pirate ship;
Homicide investigation; or
Visit your Favorite Family Utah RV Dealership
Did you decorate your RV this Halloween? What RV Halloween decorations did you use? Share a picture with us below! We want to see it!
Next time you’re ready to upgrade your vehicle, need service or repair, or are looking for a part, stop by and see a trusted RV dealership in Utah. At Recreation RV Sales, our family-owned operation puts your adventure first. Your fun is our business! Have a question? Call us at 801-572-0525 to speak to one of our friendly team members. Just want to daydream? Check out our current used RV inventory!
One of the biggest struggles fulltime and parttime RV families experience while being on the road is trying to make sure that kids get to participate in some of the fun traditions that kids with a stationary home have – like trick-or-treating for Halloween! If this is a new lifestyle, or you simply want to vacation this October 31st, you’ll be happy to hear that many RV parks and other campgrounds organize holiday events for everyone to enjoy. As a family-owned Utah RV dealership, we put our families first! These are a handful of our favorite RV campgrounds around the country for Halloween with family-friendly activities for kids of all ages.
If you happen to be in the area before Halloween, this is a great opportunity for Halloween fun for everyone! Every weekend in October, this campground features Halloween themed events including:
Halloween themed crafts;
Pumpkin carving contests; and
Trick-or-Treat parades (Saturday evenings).
Adults can get in on the fun, too! They have a site and cabin decorating contest each weekend with prizes! Finally, if you’re looking for something a little spookier, be sure to visit the Creekside Manor Haunted House Friday or Saturday nights!
For more information, call 301-223-7571 or visit the KOA website to book a reservation.
If you are looking for one of the best Halloween RV campgrounds for kids, this is one of our favorites! This is the last weekend before the park closes for the winter and is their second Halloween festival of the year. This year, they have listed that there will be:
A popular mix of crafts and games;
Site decorating contest;
Trick-or-Treat parade; and
Halloween Party with DJ (Saturday night).
Other guests have enjoyed that they have more than enough to do, from coloring contests to hayrides and ghost stories by the campfire.
For more information, call 717-642-5713 or visit the KOA website to book a reservation.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort – Canyon Lake, Texas
October 25 – October 27, 2019
With several weekends of Halloween-themed fun, Jellystone Park makes us want to give up traditional neighborhood trick-or-treating for a whole park full of fun! Yogi Bear and friends offer fun for everyone, including;
Magic pumpkin patch;
Night-time laser tag (indoor);
Scavenger hunts and more!
For more information, call the park directly at 830.256.0088.
Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort – Santa Claus, Indiana
October 25 & 26, 2019
Don’t let the name fool you! This campground and resort is not full of Santa’s elves! Right now, they are prepared for lots of spooktacular Halloween activities! This location is a long-time family tradition that everyone will love. Stop by to check out these activities:
Bonfire ghost stories;
Costume and site decorating contests;
Rudy’s Kid’s Carnival;
Frightful film classics;
Car glow parade; and
A Halloween themed dance party!
For more information, call their toll-free number at 888-929-7010.
Inn Town Campground – Nevada City, California
October 1 – October 31, 2019
If you aren’t feeling too festive but would like the kids to have a fun photo opportunity, this may be the perfect spot for you! This is their second ever Halloween festival, named the Halloween Haunted Pathway. This family-friendly campground offers a self-guided walk through the tall trees at the campground. It’s even spookier at night! Campers also get to enjoy trick-or-treating at their sister property, The Outside Inn, on Halloween.
San Franciso North/ Petaluma KOA – Petaluma, California
October 1 – 31, 2019
If you’re on the west coast searching for the best Halloween RV campgrounds for kids, this one is worth a look! Thanks to their year-round sunshine, this location in sunny Cali has a full month of festivities! Every weekend in October, your kids will love having plenty to do (and you’ll love their squeals of laughter!) Stop and enjoy:
Arts and crafts;
Scavenger hunts and
If you’re lucky enough to be there on October 27th, you’ll love their Spooktacular Pot Luck Dinner. The nights menu: worms and eyeballs (spaghetti and meatballs and the epic fountain of mud (chocolate). Be sure to wear your best costumes!
For more information, call 707-763-1492, or book directly on the KOA website.
Your Utah Family RV Dealership
We hope this blog helped you find something to do in your area of the country. All information was verified by each location’s website, so you can travel with confidence! If you find yourself in Salt Lake City, be sure to stop by and say hello! We are a trusted, family-owned RV dealer in Salt Lake City, but we also offer RV service, repairs, and parts! Stop by and see us the next time you’re in town!
Do you know of another great RV campground for kids this Halloween? Share your favorites below to help another RV family out!
Fall is the perfect time for RV maintenance. Spring and summer are traditionally heavy travel months for our RV families, while the colder weather of fall and winter keeps people close to home and family. This is also when the weather makes dramatic shifts. Whether you enjoy your RV for vacations or you are a fulltime RV family, now is the time to check over your rig after the hard work it put in over the last few months and to winterize it to prevent potential damage. Here are some tips to keep your RV running smoothly:
Work From the Top: Inspect the Roof
Have you ever left something out in the sun for an extended time? What happened to it? It likely showed a significant amount of sun damage.
The same thing happens to the roof of your RV. Although it is meant to last at least 10 years, that does not mean that you do not have to maintain it. If you can wipe your hand on the roof and you have a chalky film come off, or if you see black streaks running down the sides of your vehicle, these are both good indicators that you have some roof problems. Regular RV maintenance can prevent your roof from deteriorating without your knowledge.
We recommend checking your roof, molds, and seals twice a year (spring and fall). The seals are vital because they wear down first, but they also cause the most extensive damage if left unchecked. You’ll also want to check the roof for any cracks or chips. If you see any of this, it is essential to make repairs as soon as possible. Most roofs have a warranty for 10-15 years, and some up to 20.
Under the Hood: Test the Batteries
Nothing is worse than waking up on a winter morning and going to start the car, and it won’t start because you have a dead battery. Proper RV maintenance can reduce your chances of this. RV batteries last 3-5 years, at which point they will need replacing.
If you do not plan to drive your RV for the rest of the RV, you’ll want to begin the winterizing process. It’s no secret that batteries and cold weather do not get along. Our advice is, if you don’t plan on using your RV this winter, charge, then remove ALL batteries in your RV and store them in a dry place. Is it necessary everywhere? Not really, but we do recommend it! Here’s why:
A fully charged battery will freeze at -55 or -60 degrees; and
A battery with a 20% charge freezes at 20 degrees above zero.
Check the List: Everything In Between
There is a laundry list of other items that you should check between the roof and the tires. Here are some key points to focus on:
Clean your slide and it’s seals;
Wash and completely dry the awning;
Flush your wastewater systems;
Change the oil;
Do a systems check lines and fluids for air, coolant, fuel, and hydraulics (and the filters); and
Check the electrical wires to a tow vehicle (if necessary).
Wrap it Up: Check the Tires
These are last but certainly not least. In fact, before every big trip, we recommend checking that all of your lug nuts are tight and that your tires are inflated to the recommended capacity. As the temperatures shift, so does the density of the air inside (science). This means that for a change of seasons, you need to add or remove some air for safety. While you’re down there you’ll want to:
Check the tread life;
Inspect for tears or wearing; and
Survey or replace the brakes.
Get Help from a Utah RV Dealer
We know this is a lot to handle! Just like you would take your car to a repair shop or hire a professional for your home, there are professionals to help prep your RV for the change of seasons. At Recreation RV Sales, we are a family-owned operation that will inspect and repair your vehicle quickly and correctly to factory-certified standards. Put our service department to the test! Call our RV service department to schedule your post-season inspection at 888-958-7848.
The United States is full of beautiful places to visit, especially in the fall. From highways and scenic byways lined with gorgeous autumn foliage to stunning hikes that can be enjoyed at a cooler temperature, the fall is one of America’s favorite times for an adventure. However, if you’re looking for something new to try, or want an exceptional experience, Utah is arguably one of the best-kept secrets for vacation destinations. Whether you want to find the best place to go in an RV or you’re flying in, find out some of the best things to do in Utah in the fall:
Explore “The Mighty Five”
This could probably be a blog post in itself, and maybe we will write it one day! So what is “The Mighty Five”? Overall, Utah may be one of the most beautiful states in the country, but southern Utah definitely takes the cake! Southern Utah is home to not one but FIVE exceptional National Parks. While the Grand Canyon is still within driving distance and Yellowstone is gorgeous, these five parks are worth a day trip each, if you have the time. If you’re looking for the best things to do in Utah, be sure you drive, camp, hike, bike, or otherwise visit:
See the Leaves and Dinosaur Bones
One of our favorite things to do in Utah in the fall is to take a drive. The Energy Loop: Huntington and Eccles Canyons National Scenic Byway is a lesser-known drive that you don’t want to miss. If you’re lucky enough to catch it in late-September or October, you’ll enjoy the gorgeous autumn foliage that comes with the change of seasons. With elevations reaching around 10,000 feet, this memorable drive winds through the Wasatch Plateau. But, magnificent views aren’t all this drive offers! If you keep driving, you’ll find the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, an active quarry that has recovered more than 12,000 dinosaur bones.
Enjoy Local Festivities
If there is one thing that Utah does right, it is its emphasis on having plenty to do! No matter what city you find yourself in, a major city nearby will likely have a fall festival, a corn maze, or a haunted ghost tour for you to enjoy during your trip! Check-in with newspapers or even on social media to find out what is happening in a town near you!
Travel in an RV
One of the best ways to experience Utah is with an RV. All of the parks listed as well as most public and private campgrounds accommodate RVs in Utah, although some are more upscale than others. Experience views you won’t ever see from a hotel room! If you’re in the market for a used RV for sale in Salt Lake City or the surrounding areas, Recreation RV Sales is here to help. For decades, we have been a family-run establishment. If you’re dreaming of an adventure, we are here to help! Check out our used RV inventory today or call us at 888-958-7848 to schedule a test drive!
If your current RV is no longer suiting your needs, it may be time for you and your family to trade-in for another model. However, after the time, love, and care that you’ve put into your current rig — not to mention the cost of a newer vehicle — you want to be sure you get the absolute most value for trading in your RV. Here are a few tips and tricks of the trade that have helped other families get the most for their motorhome or fifth wheel:
Exterior: Just like you want your home to have excellent curb appeal, you also want your RV to sparkle and shine. Potential buyers form the decision about whether they’re interested in a vehicle by looking at the outside. It is really difficult to come back from a bad first impression; therefore, dealers make sure the exterior stands out. If your’s is in excellent condition, it saves us the extra time and money, which will put more money into your pocket.
Maintenance: If you haven’t done the maintenance this season, its time to check that off of the to-do list! If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, a trusted RV dealer can do a thorough inspection. Areas to be on the lookout for:
Roof: Check the roof for leaks, stains, or cracks. Make any necessary repairs.
Windows: If your windows have stains, leaks, cracks, or dings, we will have to pay to replace them, which can reduce an offer.
Tires and Wheels: A set of newer tires will help you earn more than tires over 5 years old.
Electrical and Plumbing: Be sure to test out all electrical, from the battery to the generator and the appliances. Then, check all of the water lines and plumbing. Just like you want them working when you get your new RV, someone else will, too. Before anyone purchases an RV from us, we perform a thorough 30-point inspection and perform factory certified repairs. If it can’t be repaired to optimum working condition, we replace it. The less necessary repairs, the more money you make.
Cleanliness: Interior cleanliness goes hand-in-hand with the exterior appeal. Psychologically, if a potential buyer walks into a less than sparkling interior, they’ll immediately begin to create a list of negatives for the vehicle. Instead, accentuate the positives and help them envision themselves living or traveling in the RV with a clean interior!
Ask a Trusted RV Dealership in Utah
If you’re thinking of trading in your RV, visit a reliable Utah RV dealer, Recreation RV Sales. Whether its performing seasonal maintenance, upgrading a motorhome or outfitting your current rig with parts and accessories, our goal is to give you a fair market value so you can have more to spend on your family. Call us today at 888-958-7848 to find out how we can help, or visit our see our current used RVs for sale! Your family memories are our business! With more than 50 years of experience, find out what makes us Utah’s trusted RV dealer!
How do some people seem to score amazing deals on RVs? The truth is, there are a few tricks that savvy RV buyers know and use to their advantage. Here are a few tips to help you get the best deal, every time, no matter where you buy an RV.
Tip #1: Expand Your Search Area
Although it’s nice to search nearby and support the local economy, you also want to be sure that you get the most bang for your buck. Expanding your search area to other states and even to the rest of the country can save you thousands of dollars. Here in Utah, we aren’t forced to have exorbitant profit margins to make up for harsh winters; therefore, our prices are often more reasonable than our northern neighbors.
Tip #2: Buy in the Fall and Winter
It’s no secret that spring and summer are peak months for RV travel, which makes them peak sales months for RV dealers, as well. In those months, we can drive a harder bargain because there are simply more people in the market to buy an RV. Demand slows in fall and winter, which is prime time for you to swoop in and get that deal you’ve been waiting for!
Tip #3: Buy a Used RV, Motorhome, or Fifth Wheel
When you buy an RV brand new, it loses value as soon as you drive it off of the lot. Even with the high turnover rate of RV’s (people are always trading in and upgrading!) you’ll never make back what you paid for your brand new RV. Buying a used RV has already undergone the initial depreciation, which dramatically slows after the first couple of years. Plus, buying used lets you know that it has been tested and all of the brand new kinks have been worked out of it already!
Tip #4: Know the Market
Some larger RV dealerships have two different prices: the one that is listed in bright colors on the windshield and the “real” price. Inexperienced RV buyers are often drawn to the fluorescent numbers. In many of the larger dealerships, that price can go lower! Get the best deals on RVs by doing market research ahead of time. Knowing how much the RV should cost gives you more confidence when it comes to negotiations and ensures you aren’t paying too much.
Tip #5: Openly Compare Utah RV Dealers
Buying an RV is a significant investment! It is natural and savvy to compare prices between various competitors. As a trusted, family-run RV dealership in Utah with more than 50 years of experience, we strive to give you the best possible vehicle at fair market value. At Recreation RV Sales, your fun family vacation is our business, and we will do what it takes to help you drive away happy. Call us today at 888-958-7848 or check out our wide selection of used RVs for sale!
RVers impatiently anticipate the months between September and November for the awe-inducing annual changing of the leaves. It’s true that countless travelers flock to the Northeast to enjoy the iconic American fall months; however, you can enjoy the stunning display throughout the country. As a Utah RV dealership, it is important to us to help you create lasting memories. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite fall RV destinations:
Acadia National Park, Maine
October is typically the prime time to enjoy the autumnal foliage along the coast of Maine. Consistently ranking at the top of RV destination lists, the quaint town offers historical hotels, kayaking, and whale and bird watching in an undeniably gorgeous setting. Kick back and relax with your favorite fall drink where the salt air meets the crisp breeze. This destination is definitely a place to slow down and just enjoy the beauty of the area.
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
October is also the peak time to enjoy the golden hues of orange and yellow in the Ozark National Forest. With over one million acres of mountains, springs, parks, and rivers, you’re in for a real visual treat. We suggest you have your cameras ready for this picture-perfect opportunity!
The ideal time to see the beautiful golden Aspens for which the city is named is mid to late September. Locals to the state recommend choosing your travel dates rather than a specific RV destination itself because the leaves only change for about 10 days before they fall for the winter. See for yourself how the golden Aspens seem to shimmer in the sunlight, creating a gorgeous combination when paired with the evergreens of the surrounding mountains. It’s something you have to see to believe!
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
The 80-mile canyon offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest. If you arrive between mid-September and mid-October, you’ll be awestruck by the beautiful crimsons, oranges, and yellows. Visitors not only enjoy miles of tree-lined hiking trails, but they can also enjoy the beauty while kayaking or rafting down the river along the border of Washington and Oregon.
Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, New Mexico
New Mexico has long been known as The Land of Enchantment, which is why it makes sense that they named this 83-mile strip the “Enchanted Circle.” This stretch of highway takes you through all of the gorgeous terrains that New Mexico has to offer, including mountains, valleys, mesa, and national forestlands. Plan to take this route this fall to see the stunning yellows, reds and even purples! It’s a perfect RV destination!
Visit Your Trusted Utah RV Dealership
At Recreation RV Sales, we pride ourselves as being a trusted RV dealer in Draper, UT. Our trained and knowledgeable staff go above and beyond to assist you with all of your RV needs. From our pre-owned RV inventory to certified maintenance and repairs, we look forward to helping your family have a fun and memorable trip. Start making memories today! Stop by and see us or call 888-958-7848 to say hello!