Colorado Travel Trailer Review: The RV That’s Just Right!

Come check out our brand new Colorado travel trailers for sale from Dutchmen RV! These travel trailers are perfect for both seasoned travelers and beginning RVers alike, so no matter where you are in your journey of shopping for a new or used RV, there might be a gorgeous Colorado travel trailer calling your name! Learn more below in our Colorado travel trailer review.

Standard Exterior Features

First up is the obvious thing you see right away: the exterior! Dutchmen RV has made it easy to enjoy safe and reliable travels for years to come, thanks to the following standard features:

  • High Output Furnace
  • 13.5 Roof Mount A/C
  • Solar Prep
  • 35 Amp Converter
  • Power Awning with LED Lights
  • Power Tongue Jack
  • Magnetic Baggage Door Catches
  • Dual 20lbs Propane Tanks
  • 6 Gallon Gas Water Heater with DSI
  • Backup Camera Prep
  • Spare Tire
  • 30 Amp Power Cord
  • Power Stabilizer Jacks
  • Friction Hinge Entry Door
  • Extra Large Pass Through Storage

Interior Accommodations

Your new Colorado travel trailer will feel like it’s custom built to your specifications! We have several floor plans available, accommodating families of 4 to 8 people, so you’ll definitely be able to pick something that feels just right. The kitchen features the following:

  • 3 Burner Range with Glass Space Cover (select models)
  • 7 cu ft. Gas/Electric Refrigerator with 12v Option
  • Full Extension Drawer Guides Throughout
  • Galley Sink with High Rise Faucet
  • Convertible Dinette

The living room area is a cozy space that you can enjoy includes

  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Over Sized Windows
  • Upgraded Residential Flooring
  • AM/FM/MP3 Player
  • Blackout Night Shades Throughout
  • Fireplace (depending on model)

You’ll also be able to get a great night’s sleep, thanks to the Queen bed and blackout shades in the bedroom, with plenty of space to stash your things as well.

The convertible dinette offers you sleeping space for other family members, and some of our Colorado floor plans also include a bunkhouse.

We’d love for you to come check out these great travel trailers for yourself, to see which one is perfect for you. Contact us today!

Try This Easy & Delicious Labor Day Camping Recipe!

Nothing heralds the arrival of summer like grilling burgers on your first camping trip of the season – and nothing bids summer “seeya til next year!” like – you guessed it – burgers on the grill. Here’s an easy and delicious Labor Day camping recipe that will finish up your summer season on a high note.

Labor Day Camping Recipe

Smoky Gouda Burgers

makes four burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef, divided into 4 equal portions (I recommend an 85/15% blend)
  • 4 slices smoked Gouda cheese
  • Sesame seed buns
  • Bread & butter pickle chips
  • ½ cup French fried onions
  • 2 Tbs butter, optional
  • 1 Tbs olive oil, optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Other toppings:

  • Whatever you want on your burgers – try this yummy and delicious sauce you can make at home.

Tools you’ll need:

  • Iron skillet
  • Spatula

Let’s get grilling!

  • First things first: zap the French fried onions in the microwave on a paper plate with a paper towel for about 15 seconds. They’ll get hot and crispy! Set aside.
  • Divide the ground beef into four equal portions and roll into balls. Smash with your hands or a spatula, nice and thin. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Get your grill rip roaring hot – or your iron skillet! If using your skillet, throw a bit of butter and olive oil in the pan.
  • Grill burgers until desired doneness is achieved, flipping occasionally to cook evenly. 155-160 degrees will get you to well done.
  • Just before removing burgers from heat, top with slices of cheese.
  • Layer up the burgers on buns with bread & butter pickles and French fried onions, as well as any other toppings of your choosing.
  • Enjoy!

This is a tasty and easy Labor Day camping recipe you may just keep handy the rest of the year! We’re also ready to help year round with all of your RV and camping needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us today if you need help shopping for a new or used RV or need to schedule some RV service.

Premier Ultra Lite Review: This RV Has Everything Except the Weight!

The Premier Ultra Lite travel trailer has everything you want in a new or used RV – except for the weight! They’re incredibly lightweight units that don’t compromise on the luxury and conveniences you want and need while on the road. Learn more in our Premier Ultra Lite review below.

Lightweight Construction & Exterior

First, take a look at the exterior and construction features. It offers a sleek and lightweight design with these exceptional features included:

  • NORCO® HSLA steel/automotive deposition coated frame assembled w/ huck bolts
  • Dual battery rack
  • Electric tongue jack
  • Aluminum framed floor and walls
  • Sliding windows w/ tinted safety glass
  • Full front cap w/ KeyShield™ automotive-grade paint & protective liner
  • Fully walkable roof with one-piece TPO membrane
  • Rear ladder
  • Norco cable slide system
  • 2″ heat duct into underbelly
  • One piece ABS enclosed underbelly
  • Dexter E-Z Lube® axles
  • Aluminum wheels w/ easily accessible spare tire
  • (4) electric stabilizer jacks
  • Friction hinge door with oversized grab handle on main entry
  • LCI® SolidStep® with extra-wide first step
  • 51 cu. ft. of pass-through storage w/ peg board storage, 42″ wide baggage doors w/ slam latch & magnetic catches
  • Back up camera prep
  • Battery disconnect
  • Docking station w/ winterization, black tank flush, & water heater bypass
  • 43 gal. fresh, 30 gal. black, 30 or 60 gal. gray (select models)
  • LP quick connect at back bumper
  • Detachable power cord, TV prep, & 110v outlet
  • Outside hot/cold shower w/ showerhead & black tank flush
  • Electric awning with adjustable arms and LED light strip
  • Roof/sidewall solar & inverter prep

Sleek Interior

The interior is even more beautiful! The living room offers these standard features:

  • LED TV w/ entertainment system (AM/FM/CD/DVD/Bluetooth/Aux/USB)
  • Beauflor® w/ woven flooring in slides
  • Roller shades
  • Coastal Cottage painted hardwood cabinet doors w/ hidden hinges
  • Tri-fold sofa or theater seating w/ cupholders & storage
  • 6′ 11″ interior height with vaulted ceilings
  • Electric fireplace (select models)

Kitchen Standards

The kitchen makes meal time a snap! You’ll enjoy these included features that give you the full ability to cook up a hot meal without being bulky and oversized:

  • 8 cu. ft. gas/electric refrigerator
  • Furrion® microwave
  • Furrion® three burner gas range & oven w/ flush mount glass cover & low profile hood
  • Full depth cabinets & full extension drawer guides
  • Solid surface countertops
  • Single basin stainless steel sink w/ stainless steel roll up cover
  • Stainless steel high rise faucet with pullout sprayer
  • Stor-Mor drawers & Dream Dinette™, U-shaped dinette, or table & four chairs  
  • LED lighting w/ decorative fixtures over islands & dinettes

Bed & Bath

Put your feet up! The Master suite and bathroom offer just the right amenities to give you privacy and comfort:

  • 60″ x 80″ full size queen bed
  • LED reading lights above bed
  • Double 110v and USB outlets on each side
  • TV hookup and 110v outlet in every bedroom
  • Ultra durable continuous edge countertops w/ stainless sink & residential size faucet
  • Full tub/shower surround w/ built-in shelves & skylight
  • Porcelain foot flush toilet
  • Power roof vent

A lightweight travel trailer isn’t just for small families! Our Premier Ultra Lite travel trailers for sale accommodate up to 9 people, depending on floor plan, so you can enjoy the ease and towability of a lightweight model even with a bigger family. Contact us today to come take a look!

Wildwood Review: Take a Look at These Stunning Travel Trailers

Come take a look at our fantastic Wildwood travel trailers for sale! These trailers from Forest River RV come in three different lines with unique floor plans, so you can pick something with exactly the amenities and creature comforts your family wants and needs. Compare these incredible units in our Wildwood review below!

Wildwood Midwest

The Wildwood Midwest line gives you plenty of traveling advantages! The Best in Class Value Package affords the following included features:

  • Upgraded Designer Furniture Package
  • Heated & Enclosed Accessi-Belly (w/ Removable Underbelly Panels)
  • Versa Lounge (Most Models)
  • Extra Large Panoramic Window Package in Main Slide
  • Large Capacity 11 Cu. Ft. Frost Free Refrigerator (12 Volt)
  • Accent Lighting Package (Awning & Over Main Slide-Out)
  • Seamless Countertops (No T-Mold)
  • Modern Cloth Roller Shades w/ AutoStop
  • Green Pkg: Furrion Solar Prep & LED Mushroom Lights
  • Power Awning w/ Adjustable Legs
  • Power Tongue Jack w/ LED Light
  • True Stabilizer Jacks w/ JT StrongArms
  • 30″ Built-In Electric Fireplace (Heater)
  • (2) Zone Residential Soundbar (FM, Bluetooth, HDMI & USB)
  • Ext. Convenience Pkg: Friction Hinge & Baggage Door Magnets
  • Stainless Steel Roll Up Sink Cover
  • Slide-Out Awning Prep
  • WiFi Prep

Wildwood Northwest

Enjoy more comfort, style, and luxury features while you’re vacationing. The Wildwood Northwest travel trailer includes the following:

  • Extra Large Panoramic Window Package in Main Slide
  • Modern Cloth Roller Shades w/ AutoStop
  • Green Pkg: Furrion Solar Prep & LED Mushroom Lights
  • Power Awning w/Adjustable Legs
  • Power Tongue Jack
  • True Stabilizer Jacks w/ JT StrongArms
  • External LED strip lighting
  • 30” Built-In Electric Fireplace
  • Friction Hinge Entry Door
  • Stainless Steel Roll Up Sink Cover
  • Black Tank Flush
  • USB Port Package
  • Blue Tooth Stereo
  • Upgraded Pillow Top Mattress
  • Upgrade Appliance Package
  • Designer Spring Faucet

Wildwood West

Travel beautifully! The Wildwood West travel trailer is furnished inside and out with features and amenities that are both functional and stylish. Some of the features you’ll love include:

  • New Shaker Style Cabinet Doors
  • Hidden Hinges Throughout
  • Double Door Refrigerator (2-Year Warranty)
  • High Rise Spring Faucet
  • Residential Style Under Mount Kitchen Sink
  • 3-Burner, High Output Range w/Oven (2-Year Warranty)
  • Full Extension Ball Bearing Drawer Guides
  • Shelving in Overhead Cabinets in the Kitchen
  • Large Pots and Pans Storage Under Dinette (Per Floorplan)
  • High Definition Countertops
  • Large Dinette Picture Window
  • Bluetooth FM Stereo
  • Cable TV Hookup Living Room and Bedroom
  • New Upgraded Mattress w/Pillow Top in Master Bedroom

No matter which Wildwood region line you choose, we’re sure you’ll find something the whole family loves. Our Wildwood floor plans accommodate families from 4 to 11 people, so there’s truly a unit for everyone! Contact us today if you’re shopping for a new or used RV – and take home a Wildwood!

Avalanche Review: Epic Vacations Await in This Luxury Fifth Wheel!

Make your next adventures epic for years to come in an Avalanche fifth wheel from Keystone! These luxury fifth wheels deliver style, class, and performance like none other, and accommodate families of any size! Learn more in our Avalanche review below.

Luxury Exterior

Take a look at the exterior and construction of our Avalanche fifth wheels for sale! The construction is peerless and the quality is long lasting.

Its luxury features include the following on most models (may vary by floor plan):

  • 10” or 12″ I-Beams w/ Z-frame technology and 100″ wide-body construction
  • Road Armor™ shock absorbing hitch pin
  • Max Turn Technology™ and Hitch Vision™ w/ LED lighting
  • Laminated sidewalls w/ double-welded aluminum construction and double insulated rear-end wall
  • Large, tinted safety glass windows (80% tint)
  • Dual pane windows
  • Painted fiberglass cap w/ patented Key Shield™ protection and LED lighting
  • Radius roof w/ 5″ pre-engineered roof trusses and walkable rafters
  • 1-piece Alpha Super Flex TPO membrane (18-year limited warranty)
  • Exterior ladder
  • Summit slide-rooms w/ 6’10” interior height and hydraulic selector valves for slide outs
  • Heated and enclosed underbelly w/ 1-piece polypropylene
  • Dexter® heavy duty 7,000 lb. axles w/ Nev-R-Adjust brakes
  • Road Armor™ Shock Absorbing Suspension
  • Heavy duty G-rated Tires (6-year warranty)
  • One touch, 6-point hydraulic level up system
  • Super size, 6′ 4″ tall, 30″ wide entry door
  • SolidStep® by Lippert Components®
  • 200 cu. ft. heated basement storage and class “A” style, dual latch “slam” doors
  • Back-up and side camera prep
  • Battery quick-disconnect
  • Easy access water works center – fully enclosed and heated
  • Outdoor kitchen/entertainment
  • 50 AMP service w/ detachable power cord
  • Outside shower w/ hot and cold water
  • Carefree power awning w/adjustable arms
  • 2” Accessory Hitch w/ 300 lb. Capacity
  • 2” Towing Hitch w/ Wiring Harness (3,000 lbs. Towing Capacity)
  • Solar-prep

Interior Standards

The interior of your new Avalanche delivers unmatched style and beauty! The standard interior features include:

  • Dual Quiet Cool (2) high-pressure A/Cs w/ 15,000 BTU and 13,500 BTU Whisper Quiet Technology and cold air return vents (2)
  • Fully programmable dual zone temperature control
  • 35,000 BTU gas furnace
  • Huge 50″ LED TV and 12V/AM/FM/CD/DVD home theater system w/ surround sound effect speakers
  • Designer floor throughout
  • Extra tall, 6’10” main slide height
  • Hardwood slide out fascia w/ wood accent
  • Night roller shades
  • Designer upholstered window valances
  • Stunning solid wood cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and cabinet framing
  • Thomas Payne® furniture equipped w/ heat, massage, LED lights, and USB charging in theatre seats
  • Crown molding
  • 40″ designer fireplace w/ decorative surround

Kitchen Furnishings

The kitchen makes quick and easy work of meal prep.

You’ll love these features:

  • 18 cu. ft. gas/electric refrigerator
  • 30″ residential microwave
  • Furrion® kitchen appliances
  • Solid-surface countertops
  • Stainless steel, extra deep sink w/ dual bowls and a solid surface sink cover
  • High-rise, single-lever faucet w/ sprayer
  • Amazing Legless Dinette Table w/ storage; and (4) high-back dinette chairs w/ storage

Master Bedroom

Kick back and relax – and get a great night’s sleep!

The Master bedroom in each Avalanche fifth wheel includes the following:

  • King bed
  • Two LED overhead reading lights
  • Bedside outlets on both sides of the bed
  • Quilted bedspread
  • TV hookup in bedroom
  • Modern, nail-head decorative headboard

And there are plenty of floor plans to accommodate the whole family, with design elements like a bunkhouse and convertible furniture. Click here for a full list of features, check out the photos, and contact us today to see these incredible fifth wheels or any of our new and used RVs for sale in person!

4th of July Recipe: BBQ Salmon and Fruit Skewers

Happy 4th of July weekend! Whether you’re at home or on the road in your new or used RV, you’re probably planning on doing some delicious grilling. Kick it up a notch with this great 4th of July recipe for grilled BBQ salmon and fruit skewers! This recipe is adapted from AllRecipes, and you can find the original here.

  • 4 wooden skewers
  • 1 (1 lb) fillet salmon
  • 1/4 cup + 3 Tbs barbeque sauce, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1 peach, pitted and cut into large chunks
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 Tbs water
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey

Let’s get grilling!

  • Get the grill ready by lightly oiling the grate and preheating to medium-high. Let the wooden skewers soak in water while you prep the rest.
  • Slather both sides of the salmon with the barbeque sauce and set aside.
  • Combine bell pepper, peach, and pineapple chunks in a bowl. In a separate dish, whisk together 3 tablespoons of barbeque with the water, lime juice, olive oil, and honey. Pour it over the fruit and pepper mixture, and toss to coat well.
  • Remove skewers from water and thread with alternating pieces of the fruit and pepper mix.
  • Grill the fruit skewers, turning every couple of minutes until each side is brown – about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Place salmon on grill skin side down, grilling until the fish is opaque and the flesh flakes easily – about 6 to 8 minutes per side.

We’d love to help you pick out the perfect new or used RV for your summer travels – and one with an outdoor cooktop or grill means you can make delicious meals like this one while the sun goes down! Contact us today with any questions about our RVs for sale or to schedule some RV service and maintenance before you hit the road!

Springdale Mini Review: The Right Camper at the Right Price!

Our Springdale Mini single axle travel trailers are the right camper at the right price! These fantastic lightweight travel trailers accommodate from 3 to 5 people, depending on floor plan, so they’re perfect for the small group of travelers who love a great weekend getaway! Check out some photos and features in our Springdale Mini review below.

Keystone Exclusives

Keystone RV offers exclusive features to ensure you have a trustworthy and reliable unit that you can enjoy for years to come. The Keystone Exclusives you’ll find in each of our Springdale Mini travel trailers for sale include the following:

  • Color-coded unified wiring standard
  • 4G LTE and Wi-Fi prep
  • Tuf-Lok™ thermoplastic duct joiners
  • In-floor heating ducts
  • Tru-fit™ slide construction

Exterior Design

You’ll also be pleased with the construction and exterior features of your new Springdale Mini. The exterior includes the following:

  • Floorplan specific i-beam frame w/ full width outriggers
  • Maximum 16″ O.C. wood sidewall construction
  • Safety glass functional windows in slideouts
  • LCI® Schwintek slide system (N/A 1750RD, 1800BH)
  • Dexter® E-Z Lube® axles
  • Friction hinge entry door
  • LCI® SolidStep®
  • Pass-through storage compartment
  • 30 AMP service
  • Power awning w/ LED light strip
  • Solar prep

Interior Furnishings

Inside, you’ll find a kitchen with a two burner cooktop, sink, microwave, and more. Some models include a pantry or booth dinette (or both!), and the pressed kitchen countertops in each unit give you long lasting durability.

Other interior design elements that deliver quality and convenience include the following:

  • 2″ x 3″ floor joists, 12″ on center
  • Metal mini blinds
  • Designer upholstered window valances

Bed & Bath

Our Springdale Mini travel trailers for sale are compact, but they still include a full interior bath, which is great for freshening up in the morning and having some privacy. The bathroom includes:

  • Formica® bathroom countertop
  • Shower w/ surround
  • Durable foot-flush toilet

And you’ll also appreciate the bedroom, which offers a 60” x 74” Queen bed and plenty of bedside outlets so you can charge up your phone or other devices when you head to bed and wake up in the morning to a fresh and full charge.

You’ll definitely want to see what these great units have to offer in person, so check out more features and photos here and then contact us today to schedule a time to see them or any of our new and used RVs for sale!

5 Camping Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner and we’ve got some great camping gift ideas for Dad! If you’re looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, use some of these ideas to get started – followed by a great vacation in your new or used RV! All of these items can be found with your favorite online retailer or outdoors store.

Multi Tool

This is a given. You can’t (or shouldn’t!) go camping or find yourself without the essential tools, and a multi tool has different can’t-live-without-it functions all in one.

Solar Lantern

Collapsible solar lanterns are space and energy efficient – and really, really cool. They do exactly what they sound like: collect solar energy during the day, then can be used as a lantern at night. The best part? They can even charge your devices!

Portable Charger

This is one of our family’s handiest gadgets. Charge it before you hit the road and use it as a power bank for any of your devices. It’s a great thing to have on hand when you’re out of range of a charging outlet! And, it doubles as a great emergency tool to have on hand to make sure your devices stay charged during power outages.

Waterproof Fire Starter & Ferro Rod

Waterproof fire starter is a must-have item for our family! Nothing is worse than wet matches or kindling that won’t light, but waterproof fire starter defies the elements and burns hot every time. Plus, with a ferro rod, you can be assured you’ll get hot sparks every time. No more worrying about wet matches!

Paracord

Everybody has seen paracord bracelets, but the cool thing is that they’re multipurpose!  The bracelet can be unknotted in a pinch – or, save yourself the time and just buy a bundle of paracord to have in the supply kit. It’s good for just about everything from tying things down to hanging or anchoring essentials.

What are you waiting for? Get your Father’s Day shopping completely taken care of for Dad – and contact us if you have questions about shopping for a new or used RV or scheduling some RV service and maintenance before you hit the road!

Dutchmen Colorado Review: The Compact RV for Full Size Adventures

Come check out our Dutchmen Colorado travel trailers for sale! These phenomenal travel trailers provide all the amenities you need while being compact and lightweight, and accommodating families of up to eight people based on floor plan! Learn more in our Dutchmen Colorado review below, and take a look at our video tour here.

Exterior Features

You’ll appreciate the power package, which includes a power tongue jack, power stabilizier jacks, and more! The exterior is loaded up with the following included features:

  • High Output Furnace
  • 13.5 Roof Mount A/C
  • Solar Prep
  • 35 Amp Converter
  • Power Awning with LED Lights
  • Power Tongue Jack
  • Magnetic Baggage Door Catches
  • Dual 20lbs Propane Tanks
  • 6 Gallon Gas Water Heater with DSI
  • Backup Camera Prep
  • Spare Tire
  • 30 Amp Power Cord
  • Power Stabilizer Jacks
  • Friction Hinge Entry Door
  • Extra Large Pass Through Storage

Interior Furnishings

Inside, you’ll find a great floor plan configuration that supplies everything you need in a space efficient way! LED interior lighting gives you long lasting, energy efficient power, and plenty of overhead storage throughout helps you stash your things out of the way.

You’ll find these other interior features:

  • 3 Burner Range with Glass Space Cover (select models)
  • 7 cu ft. Gas/Electric Refrigerator with 12v Option
  • Full Extension Drawer Guides Throughout
  • Over Sized Windows
  • Central Control Panel
  • Galley Sink with High Rise Faucet
  • Upgraded Residential Flooring
  • AM/FM/MP3 Player
  • Blackout Night Shades Throughout
  • Queen Bed
  • Fireplace in Slide out Models Only

Depending on your family’s needs, check out our Colorado floor plans that include a bunkhouse! These double over double bunks offer plenty of space to children as well as overnight guests!

We’d love to help you pick out the perfect new or used RV for your family’s needs, and so contact us today if you’d like to check out our Dutchmen Colorado travel trailers for sale!

RV Tips for Camping with Pets

If you’re planning your camping trips with your family and can’t imagine leaving your fur baby behind, we don’t blame you! Follow our tips for traveling and camping with pets to make sure it’s be enjoyable for everyone, and gives you plenty of opportunities for successful camping trips in the future for years to come!

Pre-Trip Plans  

How does your pet feel about road trips? Does getting in the car create excitement, or anxiety? Now is the time to start preparing them for a road trip. If they’re not used to traveling, start acclimating them to short distances and gradually lengthening it. If they experience anxiety or motion sickness, ask your vet for recommended medications to help. This is also the right time to make sure your pet is microchipped, gets a preventative tick/flea treatment, and has all their shots up to date.

Know the Policies

Also before you leave, you’ll want to check on the campground policies ahead of time for rules regarding pets are, such as cleaning up after your pet and any noise ordinances. Knowing ahead of time what the rules and expectations are will spare everyone involved frustration and hassle.

Pack Their Bags!   

You’ll want to pack for your pet, and more than just their food and feeding dishes. Make sure you bring any medications they are currently taking, and a pet first aid kid (ask your vet for suggestions on what to include). You’ll also want to remember to pack a leash, favorite pet toys, and pet waste removal bags.

Say Cheese

Now’s the time to really make sure you have the photos of your fur baby on your phone that you really need – just in the event your pet goes missing. Include front and side photos of your pet to include all visible markings, and make sure the photos are clear and well-lit.

Increase Your Travel Time

Plan to add in extra travel time to allow your doggo to run and play, stretch their legs, and do their business outside. Your pets need time to stretch their legs at stops along the way just like you do, and if you make sure to make time for it in advance, the road trip will be more comfortable for everyone!

RVs for Pet Owners

We have a great inventory of new and used RVs for sale, and many RVs today are being designed with pet owners in mind – such as including exterior leash hookups or pet feeding stations inside. Contact us today to ask about the RVs we have that will accommodate your fur baby so you can enjoy camping with pets like never before!