Indiana Dunes National Park: Your Next Camping Destination in Indiana!

This year has certainly been difficult for planning trips and vacations, but an outdoor vacation is about as safe as it can get – and fun, too! Fill up the remainder of your summer with an awesome vacation with your family to Indiana Dunes National Park. It’s a beautiful camping destination in Indiana with plenty of things to do and explore, and gorgeous late-summer weather to enjoy. Read more about planning your trip to Indiana Dunes National Park below!

Things To Do

Indiana Dunes National Park has it all: swimming and flying kites at the beach, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and more. Read up on your opportunities for these activities below:

  • Biking: Indiana Dunes National Park offers an amazing interconnected bike trail system that spans 37 miles! Learn more about biking at Indiana Dunes National Park here.
  • Hiking: 14 trail systems spreading over more than 50 miles of trails! This is a hiker’s paradise! Read about your hiking options here.
  • Horseback riding: equestrian trails are offered through Glenwood Dunes Trails. You can learn more here.
  • Fishing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and more! Get your boat out on Lake Michigan and enjoy all it has to offer. Read about your options here.
  • Birding: Indiana Dunes National Park is a crucial feeding and resting spot for birds in migration, so bird watching is popular at this area of Lake Michigan. Late summer and early autumn may afford you plenty of bird watching opportunities as migration patterns pick up. Learn more here.
  • Beaches: Indiana Dunes National Park has several different beaches your family may enjoy! Check those out here.

Places to Stay

Indiana Dunes National Park has plenty of camping opportunities! Check out what the park itself has to offer here and make your reservation today!

Traveling and Visiting Safely

These are strange times for sure, but the National Park System is staying in compliance with federal guidelines in order to offer you and your family a safe and fun visiting experience. If you have any questions or need to inquire about Covid-19 updates, make sure to contact the park before you make a reservation or arrive for your scheduled camping trip.

Despite many of the traveling restrictions families have faced this year, traveling in a new or used RV can still offer one of the safest and most memorable vacations you can take with your family. Contact us today if you need some help shopping for a new or used RV, or need some RV service before you hit the road!

Springdale Travel Trailer Review: Travel Comfortably

If you’re looking for a fun and all-inclusive RV at an affordable price, take a look at our Keystone Springdale travel trailers for sale. The goal of the Springdale design was simple: “Incredible value for your dollar.” Keystone has definitely delivered on this, giving you the most bang for your buck. These awesome travel trailers start out at just $148 a month with approved financing! Read more in our Springdale travel trailer review to learn more about the standard features in these travel trailers.

Kitchen Amenities

Let’s start off in the kitchen. You’ll have everything you need to quickly and easily prepare a hot meal.

The standard kitchen features include:

  • Range hood w/ light and exhaust fan
  • Furrion oven w/glass top and LED lights
  • LED lighting
  • 6 or 7 cu. ft. gas/electric refrigerator, depending on model
  • Sleek Black Furrion Microwave

You can enjoy it at the convertible dinette, which doubles as extra sleeping space for either the kids or grandkids, or even overnight guests. Eat dinner and play a board game or two at the dinette before converting it into a bed in the evening!

Comfort and Entertainment

The living room is also designed for comfort and convenience – even on a budget! Enjoy the large panel LED HD TV and fireplace, and relax on the pull out sofa.

An 8000-15,000 BTU air conditioner and 20,000-30,000 BTU furnace (BTU depending on model) means you camp comfortably no matter the season. If you wanted a freezing or hot and sweaty night, wouldn’t it make sense to go tent camping? In your brand new Keystone Springdale, you’ll always sleep comfortably at night!

Bedroom Features

Speaking of sleeping comfortably, take a look at the standard bedroom features in our Springdale travel trailers for sale.

  • Reversible bedspread
  • Closet
  • Mirrored bedside storage
  • Overhead lighting

Want to see more photos and features? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at all of our Springdale travel trailers for sale, and contact us if you have any questions about getting on the road comfortably and affordably!

Our Factory Price RVs Allow You to Travel Affordably!

If you want the lowest price around on a brand new RV, take a look at our factory price RVs for sale. These fantastic RVs are priced far below the MSRP and the prices are so low, you won’t find them anywhere else. Our factory price RVs have such steep discounts, they go fast…so if you see something you like, don’t hesitate to ask to see it! We’re always bringing in new factory price units, so check back often even if there’s nothing that’s just right for you at this time.

Factory Price Travel Trailers

Take a look at this Forest River Wildwood 22RBS travel trailer for sale. This 26’ travel trailer includes a walk in shower, 8 foot chaise lounge, and comfortably accommodates a family of four.

Enjoy the rear kitchen and make a hot breakfast before setting out for the day. With approved financing, you can snag this RV for as little as $190/month. Look at more features and photos of this travel trailer here.

Factory Price Toy Haulers

We also have factory price toy haulers for sale! This Springdale Tailgator 27TH for sale comes in at $185/month with approved financing. It doesn’t get better than an extremely affordable toy hauler!

With three flip-over sofas and an 8 foot garage door, you’ll have room not only for all of your outdoor gear but the whole family too. This toy hauler sleeps up to six people! Check out more features and photos here.

RVing is a fantastic option for countless families, but shopping for an RV can feel intimidating. Thankfully, our factory price RVs for sale take the edge – and the expense – off the RV shopping experience. Be sure to also check out our used RVs for sale and other new RVs for sale if you need a wider selection. And, we’re here to help or answer any questions you may have. Contact us today!

RV Tip: Meals Made Easy!

As you get ready for your vacation in your new or used RV, you probably have a huge check list of things of things to pack and plan. You have your campground reservation, your list of sight seeing stops, and activities you plan on enjoying with your family. You’ve budgeted for each of those. But meals are in a league of their own, because it’s easy to plan one thing and end up doing another. It’s really easy to overspend your food budget by eating out more than you intended. But here are some great RV tips to help save your time and money on your meals, while making the most of your new or used RV’s kitchen features.

Make a Meal Plan – And Stick to It

This might sound like a pain, but it’s pretty easy! An example meal plan for a week long vacation may include 3 meals made in your RV, eat out 2 meals, leftovers for 2 meals:

  • Monday: eat in RV
  • Tuesday: eat out
  • Wednesday: leftovers
  • Thursday: eat in RV
  • Friday: eat out
  • Saturday: leftovers
  • Sunday: eat in RV

Make a list of easy meals to prepare that you already enjoy at home. Shared ingredients between recipes can also help you save money because you’re purchasing items more efficiently. If several meals all need ground beef, diced tomatoes, or chopped onion, for example, you can purchase a larger amount and divide it in advance at home.

Fill the Pantry

Many of our new and used RVs for sale include a great pantry! Make this space work for you. Stock it with the dry goods, soup mixes, seasonings, and other pantry staples that you’ll need to pair with your planned meals. Breakfast and lunch are made easy if you choose canned soups, instant oatmeal, and other “heat and serve” items.

Preassemble Like a Boss

The more you can pre-make, the easier it will be for you to stick with that meal plan! Once you’ve bought and divided up your bulk ingredients at home, mix up the meals that you can and store them in gallon size storage bags. Freeze them flat to save on freezer space. When you preassemble, all you have to do while on vacation is pull a meal from the freezer and throw it on the grill or in the oven.

Just a little bit of planning can save you a lot of headache on meals when you’re traveling, and make life in your new or used RV more enjoyable. Contact us today – we can help you shop for the perfect RV that has the kitchen features you need!

Shop for a New or Used RV By Floor Plan

Did you know you can shop for a new or used RV by floor plan style? Our search engine makes it easy. Shopping for the perfect RV for your family can be overwhelming when you’re looking at a dealership’s massive inventory, so narrow your search terms and shop by floor plan to make the process faster!

What Do You Want in an RV?

One popular floor plan feature when shopping for a new or used RV is a bath and a half. Having an additional half bath is a feature you’ll never regret opting for. In our 2020 Keystone RV Fuzion 430 toy hauler fifth wheel for sale, you’ll find a full bath connected to the private bedroom. It includes dual entry for easy access, so no one has to walk through the bedroom to get to it.

Shop By Floor Plan

At the other end of the RV, enjoy the convenience of a half bath located between the kitchen and garage. This allows anyone to slip out quietly in the early morning for a sunrise kayak outing without waking everyone up.

Shop By Floor Plan

Having a bath and a half in your RV will be something your entire family appreciates – nobody has to wait on the bathroom again! Take a look at all of our new and used RVs with a bath and a half for sale.

Another floor plan features that many families love is a bunkhouse. We have dozens of RVs with a bunkhouse for sale, and the possibilities are nearly endless! Some of our RVs with a bunkhouse include double bunks in the rear corner. You can also pick a bunkhouse configuration which includes single bunks with a dinette so kids can enjoy their own game or movie night.

Shop By Floor Plan

This 2020 Keystone Sprinter 341BIK for sale includes a bunkhouse that gives you two single bunks, an entertainment center set up, plenty of storage, and a lower sofa!

Shop By Floor Plan

Our Forest River Wildwood X-Lite travel trailers for sale also give you different bunkhouse configuration options, like this L-shaped bunkhouse that has plenty of room for all the kids or grandkids!

Shop By Floor Plan
Shop By Floor Plan

Compare our RVs with a bunkhouse here.

Shop for the Floor Plan That’s Just Right

Need some ideas to get started on shopping for a new or used RV by floor plan? Here are some of our customers’ favorite features to get you started:

Need some assistance? We’re ready to help. Contact us today if you have any questions about shopping for a new or used RV by floor plan. We’d love to help you pick out the perfect RV for your family!

Sprinter Campfire Review: Cozy and Comfortable!

Enjoy camping like never before in a Sprinter Campfire travel trailer or fifth wheel from Keystone RV! Take a look at the standard features you’re sure to love in our Sprinter Campfire review below, then check out all of our available Sprinter Campfire RVs for sale.

Camping Made Easy Package 

The key to having a fun, comfortable camping trip is in the features of your RV. Camping shouldn’t be difficult or miserable. And it’s not in a Sprinter Campfire! Whether you opt for a Sprinter Campfire travel trailer or a Sprinter Campfire fifth wheel, you’ll find these standard features on every model:

  • Outside TV hookup with 110 recep, and cable prep in exterior storage area
  • Triple entry steps
  • Interior access, manual override for the slide rooms
  • Dual battery tray
  • Solar prep
  • LED interior lighting
  • Dimmer switch in living room slide-out

Stainless Steel Appliances

Another feature in our Sprinter Campfire RVs for sale is their stainless steel appliances throughout. Stainless steel is durable, easy to care for, and absolutely beautiful. Your new Sprinter Campfire will include:

  • Stainless steel vanity sink in bathroom
  • Large stainless steel sink in kitchen
  • Stainless steel range and refrigerator

Take a look at all of the appliance features in our Sprinter Campfire RVs for sale here.

Cozy Living Room

One of the best parts of any camping trip is gathering around the campfire with your family. And when you’re in a Sprinter Campfire RV, you’ll find that it’s just as easy and comforting to gather with your family. The living room offers a wonderful place to settle down for a movie or game night, or offer extra sleeping accommodations to overnight guests.

Gather the family! Our Sprinter Campfire review will have you ready to plan your camping trips!

Take a look at the standard features in the Sprinter Campfire living room:

  • Sound bar entertainment system with Bluetooth technology, front-facing quick HDMI hookup, and USB port
  • HD LED TV
  • Tri-fold memory foam sleeper sofa w/storage
  • Dedicated location below TV for DVD/satellite receiver
  • Shaw High grade carpeting
  • Dimmable light switch in main slide
  • LED ambient lighting
  • Fireplace prep

Browse and compare our Sprinter Campfire RVs for sale and contact us. We’d love to answer any questions you may have and help you pick out the floor plan that’s perfect for your family!

Mammoth Cave: Visit this Camping Destination in Kentucky!

Have you ever visited Mammoth Cave with your family? This fantastic national park in central Kentucky is a beautiful and memorable place to take a camping trip. Your entire family will love taking an RV camping trip to Mammoth Cave National Park. Check out some of the great things to see and do while you’re there!

About the Park

Mammoth Cave is the longest known cave system in the entire world – more than 400 miles! The park includes 53,000 acres of forested land. Whether you’re above ground exploring almost 70 miles of nature trails, or spelunking below and enjoying almost 12 miles of caving trails, Mammoth Cave National Park is a great camping destination you’ll want to return to again and again.

Caving Tours

As national parks begin to reopen, following federal guidelines, you’ll want to keep an eye on their available activities. You can enjoy a variety of cave trails at Mammoth Cave, which range from quarter mile distances and easy terrain to three-miles cave trails which are more moderate to difficult. There are even some cave trails that are accessible, so everyone in your family can enjoy this beautiful natural phenomenon.

Caving tours run seasonally and reservations are not required, but strongly recommended. Browse the different cave tours and find the best fit for your family’s interest, skill level, and schedule here.

RV Camping at Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave National Park offers several campgrounds with RV campsite options. Take a look those campgrounds here. Remember, even if things are still closed in the coming days, national parks are working to reopen, and you’ll want to be ready to make a reservation as soon as possible. Now is a great time to take a look at your RV campsite options at Mammoth Cave and get an idea of where you want to stay in your new or used RV!

We know you and your family are probably itching to be able to enjoy traveling again, and Mammoth Cave is a great camping destination in Kentucky. Need some RV service or repair before you hit the road? We can help. Contact us today!

Last Call for Our 2019 RV Closeout Sale!

Last call for our 2019 RV closeout sale! Don’t miss our closeout pricing on our remaining 2019 RV inventory. We have only a few brand new 2019 RVs for sale left in stock, so take a look now while you still can!

2019 RV Closeout Sale

Travel Trailers to Fit Any Family Size

Our brand new 2019 RVs for sale fit families of all sizes! Starting with our CrossRoads Sunset Trail Super Lite SS250RK for sale, which sleeps two, you can head out for a comfortable weekend or week away with your spouse and even your furry companion. If you need something that accommodates up to six people, take a look at our Forest River Wildwood travel trailers for sale. We have several other travel trailers that accommodate families between 2 and 6 people!

Closeout Pricing to Fit Any Budget

Can you start RVing for less than you spend on your monthly cell phone bill? Absolutely! Our 2019 RV closeout sale prices are as low as $139 a month with approved financing, allowing you to get a top of the line, brand new RV at a price point your budget approves. You don’t have to break the bank when shopping for a new RV, and our closeout sale offers clearance prices on beautiful RVs.

Floor Plans to Fit Any Fancy

You may be tempted to think that in an RV closeout sale, the limited stock means you can’t get an RV that features what you want and need, but don’t be fooled: our 2019 RVs for sale include plenty of the most popular floor plan features many RVing families love, from a bunkhouse to an outdoor kitchen. Since our remaining stock is limited, you do want to check it out while you still have time.

Once you’ve taken a look at our 2019 RV closeout sale, let us know if you have any questions. Contact us today if we can help you with additional information, answer some questions about RV financing, or anything else!

We Are Still Open – And Ready to Help You Shop and Travel Safely

We are still open and we’re still here for you! Now is the perfect time to do your RV shopping online from the comfort and safety of your own home and take all the time you need to do your shopping without feeling rushed. Here are the ways you can still shop and contact us during this time.

Shop for an RV Online

You can make the most of your time at home by shopping for a new or used RV online. We have a wide inventory of new RVs for sale and used RVs for sale, so start browsing today. Utilize our “Popular Ways to Shop” tabs on our home page to shop by RV type, floor plan styles, sleeping capacity, weight, or price. It’s an easy way to pare down what you’re looking for in our large inventory!


Our Service Department is Still Open

We can still provide RV service and maintenance, too! Contact us to schedule an RV service appointment. Whether you’re planning some summertime camping trips and want to get your RV road ready or your RV is your primary residence – or even if it’s being used for isolation/quarantine purposes – now is a great time to make sure it’s in excellent condition. We know you’re probably looking forward to those summer camping trips more than ever, and we don’t blame you!


We’re Still Here for You

During this time, we’ve all seen changes from week to week – and sometimes even day to day. There’s definitely a sense of loss and lack of control. But it’s important to look at what hasn’t changed and the constants we still have. One thing that hasn’t change is that Modern Trailer Sales is still here for you, providing excellent RV service and repair, and affordable RV financing on an exceptional inventory of new and used RVs. Contact us today during our business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am – 2 pm.

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  • 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!