Two Great Camp Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

One of my favorite camping recipes to enjoy is not only delicious and gets the day started right, but it also is cost effective. With tasty camp recipes like these, you can save yourself some money – no need to eat out and overspend your food budget! Here are two homerun camp recipes – one for breakfast and one for dinner. You might find them so filling that you could skip lunch entirely and just snack on granola bars and some fresh fruit!

Camp Recipes

Breakfast Hash


  • 6 oz. bacon
  • 4 red potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper

You’ll also need:

  • Dutch oven
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


  • Dice bacon and fry in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Remove pieces as they begin to crisp; drain on paper towels.
  • While bacon is cooking, dice potatoes and onion. Once the last of the bacon is cooked, pour off most of the grease, reserving 3-4 tablespoons. Add potatoes and onion into the reserved bacon grease and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Keep the Dutch oven lidded while the onion and potatoes, removing only every once in awhile to stir to prevent sticking. Cook until tender.
  • Scrape potatoes and onions to the side, and crack eggs directly into the free space of the pan,  whisking and scraping with spatula to scramble.
  • Once the eggs are scrambled and cooked through, put all of the cooked bacon back into the pot.
  • Add cheddar cheese and stir to combine. Serve warm.
Camp Recipes

Once breakfast is cleaned up, you can get an immediate start (and finish!) on dinnertime faster than you can say “Get ready to leave for the day!” Wipe out the Dutch oven and throw in three ingredients – yes, only three ingredients! Set it on low heat and you’re good to go!

Savory Stew


  • 1.5 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 can Campbell’s Golden Mushroom soup
  • 1 can Campbell’s French Onion soup

You’ll also need:

  • Dutch oven or Crock Pot
  • Can opener


  • Combine all three ingredients in a Dutch oven or Crock Pot, cover, and place in oven at 250* for 6 hours. (Low heat for 4-6 hours if using Crock Pot.)
  • Easy sides: a quick salad, grilled corn on the cob, or a side of mashed potatoes. You’ll discover this stew creates and cooks in its own gravy, so a side of potatoes or pasta is great to pair with it – easy pantry staples you’ll already have on hand!
Camp Recipes

Add these camp recipes to your list of camp meals while camping in your new or used RV, and we guarantee they’ll be family favorites!  Contact us if you have any questions about shopping for a new or used RV or scheduling some routine RV maintenance before you hit the road. Happy trails!

Introducing Cardinal Fifth Wheels from Forest River!

Introducing our new Cardinal fifth wheels for sale from Forest River! When you step into a new Cardinal RV, you’ll truly feel like you’ve come home. These beautiful fifth wheels are full of high end amenities to provide you the most comfortable, peaceful, and relaxing vacation you’ve had in years – or maybe ever! Take a look inside in our Cardinal fifth wheel review below.

Cardinal Fifth Wheels

Two Full Baths

Depending on which model you choose, your new Cardinal fifth wheel may include two full baths. This is an option you’ll never regret investing in, and your family will thank you for it! Having two full baths means no one has to wait for the bathroom, and it’s easy to accommodate overnight guests with their own space to freshen up.

Cardinal Fifth Wheels

Regardless of whether you choose one of our Cardinal fifth wheels with one or two baths, the following bathroom features are included in each model:

  • Fantastic Fan with Rain Sensor
  • Porcelain Toilet with Foot Flush
  • Shower Skylight/Dome
  • Glass Shower Door
  • Adjustable Shower Head
  • Medicine Cabinet with Mirrored Door
  • Dedicated Heat and A/C Duct

Enjoy Time with Your Family

The living area in our Cardinal fifth wheels for sale is beautiful! Different layouts will provide you with the space to enjoy a movie or game night with your family on comfortable furniture and cozy surroundings.

Cardinal Fifth Wheels

Each of the living rooms include:

  • LED Lighting Throughout
  • Dimmer Switch
  • Theater Seats with LED Light and Massage
  • 50” LED TV
  • Digital TV Antenna with Signal Booster
  • Cable TV Hook-up

Sleep in Peace

You will love the bedrooms in our Cardinal fifth wheels for sale. You’ll have plenty of room to stretch out and relax. There’s also a 32” LED TV in the bedroom!

Cardinal Fifth Wheels

The other bedroom features include:

  • Denver Mattress
  • Designer Bedspread, Pillows and Sham
  • Full Height Hanging Wardrobe
  • Washer/Dryer Dual Electrical Outlets (Operates Washer/Dryer at same time)
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Under Bed Storage
  • 2 Reading Lights w/Individual Controls
  • 2 Bed Side Power Outlets
  • Night Stands with 2 USB Ports
Cardinal Fifth Wheels

Our Forest River Cardinal fifth wheels for sale can really be best appreciated in person, so come see us! Contact us today if you’d like to take a look. You won’t be disappointed!

Veterans Receive Extra RV Discounts on Military Mondays!

We appreciate our service men and women and love to honor their sacrifices! That’s why at Modern Trailer, every Monday is Military Monday for our veterans. We want to express our gratitude for all that you do, so think of it like a weekly Veteran’s Day.

Military Mondays

Extra Savings for Our Veterans

Does it matter which day of the week you buy a new or used RV? It does if you’re a veteran! Every Monday, veterans receive $500 off the purchase of an RV. That’s $500 off our already low prices! Giving our veterans $500 off the purchase of an RV on a weekly basis is our way of remembering and thanking you for your service. Veteran’s Day comes annually, but your service is something that impacts your life – and the life of your family – and a weekly special is a small way to acknowledge it. If you want to take the week or weekend to browse our new and used RVs for sale and make your final decision on a Monday, we don’t blame you!

Discounts on Select Parts

Veterans will also receive a special discount in our store on Military Mondays. Enjoy 20% off select RV parts. This is a great way to repair or maintain anything on your RV at a more affordable price point. Browse our online RV parts catalog or stop in to our store. We run one of the largest RV parts and accessory stores in the Midwest!

Sometimes finding just the right part you need can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, and we can help! If you’re trying to locate a hard to find RV part, we might be able to special order it for you.

We will always appreciate our military men and women. We have so much to be thankful for because of you, and our veterans discounts on Military Mondays are one way we can give back. Military families deserve to enjoy fantastic vacations more than anyone, and if we can help with that by giving you some extra discounts on your new or used RV, we’re more than happy to do so. Contact us today if you have any questions!

Vibe Travel Trailer Review

If you’re ready for a year full of fun, adventure, and good vibes, take a look at our Forest River Vibe review. Our Forest River Vibe travel trailers for sale accommodate families of any size. Read more below to see if a Vibe travel trailer may be the perfect RV for your family.


Outside Kitchens

Most of our Vibe travel trailers for sale feature an exterior kitchen. What better way to make the most of beautiful days than to fix your supper outside on the cooktop and grab a cool drink from the fridge.


You’ll love how relaxing meal prep can be when you’re outside, and you’ll love the memories you create with the family when you’re gathered around the campfire eating a delicious meal while the sun goes down. Shop from our Vibe travel trailers for sale with outside kitchens here.


Bunkhouses to Accommodate Larger Families

No one likes feeling cramped and crowded while camping, and in a Forest River Vibe, you don’t have to! Many of our Vibe travel trailer floor plans feature a bunkhouse in a variety of mattress configurations, so you can easily sleep up to ten people depending on which model you choose.


Additionally, you’ll find drawers or under bed storage space to accommodate suitcases, duffel bags, and backpacks so all of your luggage stays out of the way. Compare our Vibe travel trailers with bunkhouses here.

Spacious Walk Through Bathroom

Hard doors, not curtains, close off the bathroom in the Forest River Vibe, giving you extra privacy. Some models include a walk-through bathroom, allowing you easy access from dual sides. And the spacious shower, vanity, and sink give you plenty of room to freshen up in the morning.


If a day of fun means you return to your Vibe travel trailer a bit muddy, take advantage of the outside shower to get quickly rinsed off without tracking in mud and dirt.

Ready to pick a Vibe travel trailer that suits your needs? Shop all of our Vibe travel trailers for sale here, and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions. Browse a full list of Vibe travel trailer features here, and contact us today if you’d like to take a look in person.

Keystone Laredo Review: Your Luxury Home Away From Home

What do you want in a luxury RV? Comfort, class, and convenience should be top of the line in order for you to truly enjoy your getaway and get the most out of your camping excursion, whether you’re out for the weekend or a few weeks at a time. Whatever you’re looking for in a luxury fifth wheel or travel trailer, you’ll probably find in our Keystone Laredo review. Explore some of our favorite features in this luxury RV – you won’t be disappointed!

Keystone Laredo

Spacious Living Area

Each of our Keystone Laredo RVs for sale include single, double, or even triple slide outs, so you’re able to maximize your interior space. Say goodbye to feeling cramped and crowded!

Keystone Laredo

Enjoy the large flatscreen HDTV, fireplace, and relaxing sofas in the living room. Decorative features that make your Laredo RV look beautiful include:

  • Residential-grade carpet
  • Solid wood mortise & tenon cabinet doors
  • Designer window treatments
  • Pleated shades

Oversized Conveniences

From the king bed in most units to the extra large showers to the option of even having double refrigerators in some models, you’ll find the Keystone Laredo doesn’t skimp on anything that affords you extra convenience while traveling!

Keystone Laredo

You’ll find large overhead cabinets and oversized lighted and heated pass through storage, so you even have extra storage room both inside and out.

Keystone Laredo

Luxury Exterior Features

Many of our Keystone Laredo RVs for sale include an exterior shower as well as a luxury exterior kitchen. You won’t have to run inside for anything while cooking your meals outside, because it includes a fridge, cooktop, microwave, and mini pantry.

Keystone Laredo

It even includes an outside TV so you can put on a favorite movie! You’ll have everything right at your fingertips with the Laredo exterior kitchen!

Each of our Keystone Laredo RVs for sale are unique and beautiful, and we have a variety of floor plans that are ready to suit every kind of family! Contact us today to check them out. We’d love to help you get on the road with a Keystone Laredo!

Coachmen Freedom Express Ultra Lite Travel Trailer Review: Check Out Our 2020 Models!

The Coachmen RV Freedom Express Ultra Lite has it all! You are going to love our new 2020 Freedom Express Ultra Lite travel trailers for sale! We have several different Freedom Express Ultra Lite floor plans to compare, and whether you have a family of 3 or 9, there’s a floor plan for you! Check out some of our favorite features in this Coachmen Freedom Express Ultra Lite travel trailer review below.

Freedom Express Ultra Lite

Towable by a Variety of Vehicles

The Freedom Express Ultra Lite definitely lives up to its name! It’s designed to be towed by mid-size SUVs and half-ton vehicles. Depending on floor plan, it also comes in a variety of lengths, from 22’ to 35’, so you can pick the size that’s best for your family and towing vehicle.

Loaded with Necessities and Luxury

Freedom Express Ultra Lite

You’ll love exploring the features in this travel trailer! One of our favorite elements of this travel trailer is how uniquely it’s designed for any family. Take your pick from units including a front bedroom, rear bedroom, a bunkhouse or even a Murphy bed. Plenty of convertible furniture like sofas and a dinette will give you extra sleeping space if you need it.

Indoor and Outdoor Kitchens

While the standard kitchen includes the microwave, oven, cooktop, and fridge that make meal prep of any kind easy, several of our Freedom Express Ultra Lite travel trailers for sale also include an exterior kitchen, so you can maximize the time you spend outside on gorgeous days.

Freedom Express Ultra Lite

It’s the perfect way to enjoy spending time with your family without feeling cooped up inside. Warm, Spring days are just around the corner – so get outside and enjoy them!

Creative and Spacious Storage

Freedom Express Ultra Lite

One of the best things about the Freedom Express Ultra Lite travel trailer is something all moms everywhere can appreciate: loads of storage space. You’ll love being able to choose a model that includes the cabinets, closets, and overhead storage your family needs to pack along the vacation things you need without everything being tossed everywhere all the time! The interior storage options as well as the exterior pass through storage means you can keep everything in its place easily while making sure it’s still accessible when you need it.

Freedom Express Ultra Lite

Ready to take a look at our Coachmen Freedom Express Ultra Lite travel trailers for sale and pick out the floor plan that will help make your vacations even better? Contact us today. We know you’re itching to get on the road, and we can help you pick out the perfect RV to do so!

Our Factory Price RVs Include Springdale Travel Trailers Starting at $11,995!

Ready to check out the lowest prices around on brand new travel trailers? We have Springdale travel trailers for sale starting at only $11,995! With approved financing, your payments could be as low as only $136 a month – making your vacations for years to come more affordable than a cell phone payment!

Springdale Travel Trailers Starting at $11,995

A Springdale for Every Family Size

Whether your getaways are for 2 or 3 people or up to 8, we have a Springdale for you! We have several different Springdale travel trailers for sale, and you won’t find them for a better price. These are our factory price leaders, so the price is well below the MSRP. Enjoy the savings in a travel trailer that is perfect for your family’s needs! Several of our Springdale travel trailers for sale include a bunk house, which gives you the option of having guests or grandkids stay overnight.

Luxury Features at Factory Prices

Our Springdale travel trailers starting at $11,995 are loaded with features you’d normally find in more expensive RVs.

Springdale Travel Trailers Starting at $11,995

Check out just a few of these standard interior features in our 2019 and 2020 models:

  • Range hood with light and exhaust fan
  • Furrion oven with glass top and LED lights
  • Sleek black Furrion microwave
  • Solid hardwood cabinetry
  • 6 or 7 cu. ft. gas/electric refrigerator
  • Fireplace
  • DVD/CD/MP3/Bluetooth stereo
  • CD/Bluetooth radio
  • Cable TV hookup with booster
  • LED lighting
  • Decorative residential light fixture in slide

Click here to see a full list of features included in our Springdale travel trailers for sale, including optional features you can choose to include to make your travel trailer uniquely yours.

Bottom Dollar RVs for Sale

We have dozens of factory price RVs for sale, which means you not only can take advantage of the lowest prices around, but have plenty to choose from – you don’t have to settle for something you don’t love just because it’s affordable. Pick the RV you want and the RV you can afford because you have the luxury of options! Browse all of our factory price RVs for sale and remember that we have Springdale travel trailers starting at $11,995. Contact us today if there’s a factory price RV you can’t pass up!

Oranges, Spice, and Everything Nice! Decorate Your RV for Christmas!

Oranges, spice, and everything nice! Here’s how to decorate your RV for Christmas in ways that are beautiful, delicious, and fragrant!

Orange and Cloves

Christmas Decorations

Press whole cloves into oranges and tie a ribbon around the orange. Hang from your overhead compartments, windows, bathroom, or any place that could use a spicy citrus fragrance!

Dried Orange Slice Ornaments

Slice oranges in quarter-inch slices. Bake in your oven at 250-degrees for approximately 2 ½ hours, flipping every 30 minutes to prevent burning. Once dry, they will be slightly translucent. Press whole cloves or star anise into the orange. Thread some twine through it and hang from your fireplace mantel, on your tree, or anywhere you have twinkly white lights to shine through.

Christmas Decorations

Homemade Potpourri

In a wooden bowl, mix an assortment of dried orange slices (dry according to directions above), dried apple slices (prepare in similar fashion), whole cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, whole star anise, miniature pinecones, and any dried red flowers to give a pop of color.

Christmas Decorations

Mulled Cider

Christmas Decorations

Your family will love this mulled cider, and it’ll fill the air with a delicious smell, too!


  • 3 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup whole cloves
  • 1 cup cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • Star anise (optional)
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 14 cups unsweetened apple juice

You’ll also need:

  • 6 quart stock pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ladle
  • Cheesecloth
  • String


  • Tie the cloves and cinnamon pieces together in a piece of cheesecloth.
  • Simmer sugar, water, and spice ball together over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and warm through for at least 10 minutes.

All of these ways to decorate your RV for Christmas will make it look rustic and beautiful, and smell (and taste) wonderful! If you have any questions about any of our new or used RVs for sale that you’d love to decorate for your family’s own Christmas, don’t wait – contact us today!

Shop Now & Enjoy Three Years of Warranty Forever Maintenance FREE

We love our customers! As our way of thanking you for being great, we’re offering a gift you won’t want to pass up! When you shop now through November 30th for a new or certified pre-owned RV, you can enjoy 3 years of Warranty Forever Maintenance absolutely FREE!

Warranty Forever Program

Warranty Forever Program at Modern Trailer Sales

Most new RVs usually come with a one year or limited warranty. Not so at Modern Trailer Sales! We offer the Warranty Forever program, which offers you affordable annual maintenance on your RV! There is no deductible, we handle all service, and you can even make a claim while traveling in the unfortunate event of a breakdown while on the road!  

The Warranty Forever program means you can travel with the peace of mind and not put off costly repairs or maintenance. The annual fee of the program is only $160.50, and all parts and labor for covered components are covered at 100%. It’s an investment that will truly pay for itself!

You can read more of the details of our Warranty Forever program here.

Three Years of Warranty Forever Maintenance FREE

As affordable as our Warranty Forever program already is, we want to thank our customers for being so great! So right now, we’re giving you three years of Warranty Forever maintenance FREE! This is good on all of our new or certified pre-owned RVs for sale. It’s a fantastic way to pocket some extra savings in your first few years of RVing.

Limited Time Offer

There are only a few more days left in November! We’re giving three free years of our Warranty Forever on all of our new and certified pre-owned RVs, only through November 30th, so what are you waiting for? Start shopping our new and used RVs for sale and contact us today if you have any questions or are ready to take home a new RV and enjoy three free years of our Warranty Forever program!

Bullet Travel Trailer Review: You’ll Love This Lightweight RV!

Come take a look at our Keystone Bullet and Bullet Crossfire RVs for sale! We have a variety of new and used models that each sleep between 4 and 10 people, so there is a Bullet for every family. Check out some of our favorite features in our Bullet travel trailer review below, and take a look at our inventory!

Lightweight Construction

One thing you’ll love about our Bullet and Bullet Crossfire RVs is that they’re designed to be easily towed behind smaller vehicles. No enormous truck requirements here! These are easy to tow thanks to the following features:

  • Aggressive front profile for increased towability
  • Aluminum-framed side, front and rear walls
  • 2” aluminum framed floor
  • Aluminum framed slideouts

Exterior Amenities

Let’s face it, when you’re going camping, nobody really wants to stay cooped up inside all day. Our Bullet RVs for sale include exterior features that will keep you enjoying the great outdoors long after the sun goes down. Whether you cook your meal on the outside kitchen, set up an outdoor movie night using the optional outside TV, or just enjoy each other’s company under the awning with LED lights, the Bullet is designed for your enjoyment and comfort inside and out. Check out some of these other exterior features:

  • Outside speakers
  • TV antenna and cable/satellite hook-up
  • Electric awning
  • LED awning light
  • Outside shower (hot and cold water)
  • Outdoor kitchen (depending on model)

Interior Comfort and Fun

The Bullet has space for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves! In the morning, get up and enjoy a cup of coffee and make a hot breakfast in the beautiful kitchen.

It includes a 3 burner range, 6 cubic foot stainless steel double-door refrigerator, and a stainless steel sink. You’ll also appreciate the spacious cabinets for your dishes and dry goods, as well as these additional features:

  • Full-extension drawer glides
  • Microwave
  • Low-profile range hood
  • Ultra-durable Whitewater™ continuous-edge kitchen countertops
  • Dream Dinette™
  • Hidden-hinges on cabinet doors (most models)
  • Bluetooth AM/FM Stereo with Aux, USB, CD/DVD and iPod Hookup

A Bedroom Floor Plan for Every Family

You’ll definitely appreciate the private bedroom in each Bullet that includes a Queen bed, but you have several sleeping arrangement options to pick from based on your family size! Convertible dinettes and sofa sleepers are always an extra perk, but you can also choose from a variety of bunk houses which will give your kids their own space to play and sleep.

We have several Bullet and Bullet Crossfire floor plans in our inventory, and many of these features vary by unit. Whether you have a family of 4, 10, or any number in between, we know there’s a Bullet travel trailer that can suit your needs perfectly. Browse all of our new and used Bullet and Bullet Crossfire RVs for sale here, and contact us today if you have any questions or need help choosing the perfect Bullet for your family!