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!

Check Out Our RVs with Bunkhouses!

One of the most popular features for families when shopping for a new or used RV is buying a travel trailer with a bunkhouse! It’s the perfect floor plan feature when you want to travel with the whole family, grandkids, or even host overnight guests. Many RVs offer furniture that converts to offer extra sleeping space, such as a convertible dinette or sofa sleeper, but a bunkhouse offers you an entirely separate sleeping area to give everyone their own space.

We have dozens of RVs with a bunkhouse for sale in our inventory, and we can help you pick out the perfect unit to suit your family’s needs! Check out some of our favorite bunkhouse RVs for sale below!

L Shaped Bunkhouses

We have multiple floorplan options for L shaped bunkhouses, such as our Forest River Vibe travel trailers for sale or our Sunset Trail travel trailers for sale offer your kids or grandkids a room that feels like paradise!

The L shaped configuration gives them their own sleeping space while also providing the space to play, hang out, and just have fun!

Double Over Double Bunks

Our Vibe travel trailers for sale also include bunkhouse options like the double over double bunks!

These are fantastic, space-efficient options and definitely give your loved ones the space they want and need and a great night’s sleep at the end of a long day!

Triple Single Bunks

With a unit like our Bullet travel trailers for sale from Keystone RV, you’ll find a fantastic bunkhouse configuration that provides three single bunks plus even more bedding thanks to the convertible cube sofas below – topped off with plenty of closet space to stash your things.

Want to explore our RVs with bunkhouses for sale? We’d love to help you pick out the perfect unit that your entire family will love. Contact us today!

Sprinter Limited Review: Camping Made Easy!

Have you ever avoided camping trips because they seem like too much work and not enough of a vacation? If so, you need to take a look at our Sprinter Limited review. These stunning fifth wheels from Keystone RV designed and loaded with features that maximize your comfort and convenience. Learn more below!

Camping Made Easy Package

The Camping Made Easy package included with our Sprinter Limited fifth wheels for sale kicks things off with modern conveniences like a dimmer switch in the living room slide out to simple necessities like triple entry steps that make entry and exit easier for everyone. Other features in the package include:

  • Outside TV hookup with 110 recep, and cable prep in exterior storage area
  • Interior access, manual override for the slide rooms
  • Dual battery tray
  • Solar prep
  • LED interior lighting

Cooking Made Easy

Meal time is no longer a hassle! Say hello to an easier, more relaxed meal prep thanks to the kitchen features in your new Sprinter Limited fifth wheel.

The kitchen features include:

  • Stainless steel appliances
  • 16 cu. ft. stainless steel, French-door, 110 fridge w/ 1000 watt independent inverter & battery disconnect
  • Furrion Drop-in Range w/ Piezo Ignition and glass stove top cover
  • Overhead cabinets above sink
  • Lighted range hood with exhaust fan
  • Microwave with carousel
  • Sink cover/cutting board
  • Led ambient lighting under kitchen countertop
  • Crown molding cabinetry
  • 6-gallon gas/electric DSI auto ignition water heater
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • Premium sink cover/cutting board

Relaxation Made Easy

In a Sprinter Limited fifth wheel, even relaxing is made easier.

The Master bedroom includes the following:

  • King bed 70″ X 80″
  • Shaw high-grade carpet in master bedroom
  • Under bed storage
  • Color matched bedspread
  • Electrical outlets near bed
  • Roof vent
  • Ample closet storage

We have several floor plans available that accommodate 4 to 9 people, so choose a Sprinter Limited with a bunkhouse to easily provide space for the whole family!

Fun Made Even Easier

A Sprinter Limited can even make having fun even easier! The living room is loaded with comfortable furniture and brand new technology so whether you’re just spreading out to relax or enjoying a family movie night, it’ll be the easiest fun you’ve ever had! The living room includes the following:

  • Sound bar entertainment system with Bluetooth technology, front-facing quick HDMI hookup, and USB port
  • HD LED TV
  • Fireplace
  • Dedicated locations below living room TV for DVD/satellite receiver
  • Under booth dinette storage with easy access hinged cushions
  • KeyTV single point control of over-the-air cable, and satellite feeds
  • Dimmable light switch in main slide
  • Dedicated location below TV for DVD/satellite receiver
  • Shaw High grade carpeting
  • Tri-fold memory foam sleeper sofa w/storage

If you’re ready to start enjoying camping trips that are easy, our Sprinter Limited fifth wheels for sale won’t let you down. Contact us today to schedule a walk through or compare any of our new and used RVs for sale!

Arcadia Fifth Wheel Review: Luxury on Wheels!

Our beautiful new Arcadia fifth wheels for sale have hit our inventory and you won’t want to miss them! These stunning fifth wheels from Keystone RV deliver high end amenities and features that will have you camping comfortably. Find out more in our Arcadia fifth wheel review below!

Maximum Comfort

Step inside your new Keystone Arcadia fifth wheel. This unit sleeps up to four people, so you can spread out and relax comfortably in an incredibly spacious area without feeling crowded.

The bedroom maximizes your comfort levels with these features:

  • King bed
  • (2) LED overhead reading lights
  • Upgraded Simmons mattress
  • Walk-in master closet w/ dresser drawers
  • Stylish and modern headboard design

Kitchen Amenities

You’ll finally be able to enjoy preparing a delicious meal on the road thanks to the kitchen features.

This gorgeous area of your new Arcadia fifth wheel includes the following:

  • Custom cabinetry designed specifically for each floorplan to minimize stiles and maximize usable storage
  • High rise pull-down single lever faucet
  • Flip-up island workstation
  • Stainless Steel double bowl farm sink w/ sink cover

High End Interior Design

Every inch of our Arcadia fifth wheels for sale is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. The quality Keystone puts into its design means your RV can stay in beautiful condition for years to come. The interior features include:

  • Designer vinyl flooring throughout
  • Flush-floor main deck slides including galley slide
  • Residential Roman shades w/ black-out backing
  • Tufted EZ-sit foam XL tri-fold sofa, converts to a king bed
  • Forward leaning front cap and arched roof line for more interior height
  • 48″ 5,000 BTU flush-mount fireplace w/ remote control

Exterior and Construction

The exterior of your new Arcadia fifth wheel is as functional as what you find on the inside! The reliability of Keystone’s manufacturing design is what help makes them a trusted name in the RV business. You’ll find these standard features included:

  • NGC2 Next Generation Crawlspace Chassis
  • Curt equalized suspension w/ slipper spring design
  • Curt 2″ 300 lb. receiver hitch w/ (4) pin towing harness
  • Fully laminated one piece sidewalls
  • Dual pane windows w/ 80% tint (Optional)
  • Higher front-cap profile for more interior height
  • Radius roof w/ 5″ pre-engineered roof trusses and walkable rafters
  • 101 gal. fresh, 88 gal. grey, 49 gal .black
  • 50 amp service w/ 2nd A/C prep
  • Door side quick-connect external spray port
  • 16′ power awning w/ adjustable arms

For a full list of features and photos, click here. We’d love to help you pick the perfect new or used RV to suit your needs, and to schedule a walk through of our Arcadia fifth wheels for sale if you think this is the RV for you – so contact us today!

Camping Games Your Whole Family Will Love

You probably have plenty of fun activities in mind for your upcoming camping trip in your new or used RV from Modern Trailer Sales. But take these great ideas for camping games with you in your back pocket. You never know when they’ll come in handy!

For Little Kids

Kids love scavenger hunts! Browse Pinterest for some nature and camping scavenger hunt printables. They’ll love coloring in their scavenger hunt list and you’ll love that it keeps them occupied!

Get creative on a nature hike with your family. Keep the scavenger hunt list in your head! Give your little ones things to find along the way. The game I play with my younger kids is “Sets of Five.” I have them search for 5 acorns, 5 yellow leaves, 5 spotted rocks, and so on.

For Middle Grade

Make sure to bring a package of glow sticks for this one! Snap the glow sticks to get them glowing, and set up pegs for a ring toss. When it gets dark, take turns throwing the glow rings!


For Teens

Get camp life set up quickly and with some fun competition! Give teens certain set-up tasks – like a campfire starting race using flint fire starter (and safety parameters and guidelines, of course!).

A silly game you might be able to get everyone in on is sleeping bag hop – zip up your teens in sleeping bags, and have them hop a set distance (like an old school sack race).


For The Whole Family

What you want most out of your camping trip is time well spent with your family and the good memories that comes from that. Make sure to have at least one night around the campfire with s’mores and stories – leave the phones inside and just enjoy being with each other.

You’ll also be smart to plan for inclement weather, so pack a couple of board games. My family loves cooperative games, which mean we all work, win, and lose together. It’s a great way to develop teamwork!

If you’re just starting out on your journey of shopping for a new or used RV, we can help. Or, if you need some RV service before you hit the road, or need help dewinterizing your RV, we’re just a phone call away. Contact us today!

Road-Schooling: How to Homeschool from Your RV

This year has been a crazy one for sure! As many parents face this school year with uncertainty or even frustration, some families are embarking on a new journey (literally): combining homeschooling with the RV life. We like to call it road-schooling.

How Do You Homeschool?

That’s a huge question, and one that’s a little too difficult to answer in one blog post! However, each state varies in its guidelines for homeschooling, so it’s important to establish right away exactly what you intend to do.

If you plan to do virtual learning at home (or in your new or used RV), through your local school district, you can fairly simply stay enrolled and follow your school’s guidelines.

If you plan to fully disenroll your kids from the school system, you will need to do an internet search on “homeschooling in my state” for the guidelines that keep you in compliance.

You can homeschool using a package curriculum, online learning, or the curriculum your state’s schools recommend. The market for online classes has definitely increased exponentially this year, so if you feel nervous about tackling certain subjects, don’t worry! There are countless resources available. Since WiFi is available virtually everywhere, your kids can stay connected to their online classes easily.

Hit the Road and Learn Along the Way

True story: when I was 15, my mom made me take the ACT while on vacation. It was one of the worst days of my life! While that’s not an educational tactic I would recommend, the great thing about seeing the world around you as an educational environment is that learning is never limited. Road-schooling is a perfect way to learn about the ties between history, geography, science, social studies, and more.

For example, start with the National Parks. Whether you go to Yellowstone, the Badlands, the Grand Canyon, or dozens upon dozens of other federal parks, you’ll be immersed in the realization that history always connects to science and geography. Studying different habitats and the wildlife who live in them will be a rich experience of its own!

Other stops – such as San Francisco, Albuquerque, and Chicago, will give you opportunities to immerse yourself in rich cultural history. And the Midwest is filled with learning opportunities about the farmers who help run our nation’s agriculture.

Be Flexible with Your Time

When you think about it, there aren’t actually 8 straight hours of intense, focused learning packed into a school day. There is some instruction time, and some application time. However, the size of classrooms are one factor in drawing out the length of time both instruction and application take.

You might be surprised to discover that a child between kindergarten and third grade might complete a day’s worth of school in under an hour! Or that fourth through seventh graders could easily be done before lunch. This kind of flexibility allows you to hit the books early in the day and head out in the afternoon for sight seeing, exploring, and integrated learning with the world around you.

Travel gives people rich opportunities and experiences that they wouldn’t trade for anything. Many people who find themselves frustrated by a busy life end up regretting that they didn’t travel more. Why not give your kids the experience of a lifetime during this time when our world has flipped completely upside down? Don’t just read about the oceans, canyons, and forests. Go explore them!

When you give the gift of travel and opt to road-school in your RV, you offer rich education that will fill their memories for years to come. We’d love to help you pick out the perfect new or used RV for your road-schooling adventures, so contact us today.

Take a Look at Our RVs Under 5500 Lbs

Are you looking for RVs under 5500 lbs? You’ve come to the right place! We can help you find the perfect RV for your towing needs. Take a look at some of our options below!

RVs Under 5500 Lbs

Know What You Can Tow

First off, if you’re looking for an RV under 5500 lbs, you probably already have an estimate of what your vehicle can safely pull. If you don’t, use our handy tow guide to determine what’s best for you.

Go Shopping!

Now that you have an idea of the weight, you can start narrowing down your search. For example, if you have off-roading gear that you want to bring with you, you probably will benefit from a toy hauler, such as our Forest River Wildwood FSX toy hauler for sale, which offers you plenty of room to bring your toys, loaded easily using the ramp, and convert the garage to extra sleeping space.

RVs Under 5500 Lbs

Shop by RV type below:

Shop By Family Size

Another option that can help you while shopping for a new or used RV is to shop by family size. We have plenty of RVs under 5500 lbs for sale that sleep anywhere from just 2 people to over 9 people! Shop from those options below:

Shop By Floor Plan Feature

Many families know exactly what they want and need in an RV, so let those features guide your search! Some of the popular floor plan options you’ll find in our RVs under 5500 lbs are:

Check out this outdoor kitchen on our Keystone Premier Ultra Lite! It’s the perfect way to stretch out beautiful days while camping this fall.

RVs Under 5500 Lbs

We’d love to help you pick out an RV that’s perfect for your family’s traveling needs. If you have questions about our RVs under 5500 lbs for sale, or questions about your vehicle’s towing capacity, we’re ready to help. Contact us today!

Alpine Fifth Wheel Review: A Roomy RV for Your Every Need

Our Alpine fifth wheels for sale will take your vacations to new heights! These beautiful fifth wheels from Keystone RV will offer you comfort and convenience like never before. Read more about some of our favorite features in our Alpine fifth wheel review below.

Exterior Storage

You won’t feel crowded in your new Alpine fifth wheel, because there’s room for everything you need, and loads of storage space! First, take a look at the exterior pass through storage:

The exterior features also include the following:

  • Road Armor™ shock absorbing hitch pin
  • Solar prep
  • Rear observation camera prep
  • 50 AMP service w/detachable power cord
  • Hydraulic selector valves for slide-outs
  • 6-point hydraulic level up system
  • Rear ladder
  • One-touch electric awning package with adjustable arms
  • Class ”a” style dual latch ”slam” baggage doors

Kitchen Storage

Inside, you’ll find a roomy kitchen and dining area, which includes the following features:

  • Furrion® RV Chef Collection kitchen
  • 30” convection oven/microwave
  • 12-gallon DSI 2- way water heater
  • 35,000 BTU furnace
  • Heavy-duty ball bearing drawer guides
  • Deluxe Solid Surface Package
  • Solid surface countertops
  • Solid surface sink cover
  • Stainless steel, extra deep sink with dual bowls
  • High-rise, single-lever kitchen faucet with sprayer

And thanks to this oversized kitchen storage, you get more drawers and pantry space than ever before!

Bedroom Storage

In the private bedroom, you’ll relax on a King mattress with a quilted bedspread and pillows. And – because you get extra storage space in the bedroom too, check out this great underbed storage!

Interior Design Options

The Alpine offers more than just plenty of storage – you can also choose your décor and colorways as well! If you prefer a lighter décor tone, you might consider the Claridge colorway:

Or if you like darker accents, you might choose Stanton:

Whichever Alpine you decide on, we know you and your family will love all it has to offer for years to come. Contact us today to check out these great Alpine RVs in person or any of our new and used RVs for sale!

RV Renovation Tips: The 4 R’s

Thinking about renovating your RV? We think it’s a great idea! Maybe you’ve owned your RV for many years and it just needs a bit of freshening up. Or maybe you’ve gone with a budget-friendly option of shopping from our used RVs for sale and want to breathe some life into a pre-owned RV to make it truly yours. This is an amazing option to keep your RV looking in pristine condition. Here are some top RV renovation tips.

Revive

Maybe the kitchen needs an update or some more counter space. Did you know our RV parts catalog is full of items that can freshen up your new or used RV? Ask us about adding some countertop extensions, or investing in a portable camp kitchen for some outdoor meals.

RV Renovation Tips

Or it may be as simple as adding a new throw pillow or two, or a shower caddy that helps keep down the bathroom clutter. Think about ways to add or subtract to freshen up your RV’s look!

Recover

Maybe your U-shaped dinette or free standing chairs are looking a little worn. Don’t get rid of them! If the cushion is still in good shape with lots of life left, consider reupholstering them instead.

RV Renovation Tips

One way you can save money on renovating your used RV is to keep and update what you can rather than just automatically tossing it.

Repair

“Time marches on…sooner or later, you realize it’s marching across your face.” – Dolly Parton in Steel Magnolias.

Time and age can do a number on us all – even your RV! Roof cracks, scuffed floors, small carpet rips…these things can be repaired fairly easily. Our RV service department can give your new or used RV a tune up and some much needed maintenance and repair on a number of issues.

Replace

Sometimes you just need to rip something out and let it go, whether it’s pulling up carpet, taking down curtains, or replacing an old sofa. Again, our RV service department can help on some major repairs or replacements to help get your RV road ready.

Ready to shop for a used RV? With these RV renovation tips, you can make a pre-owned RV look just like new! Contact us today to ask if we can help you with any of these RV renovation tips.

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!