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5 Helpful Tips for Rookie RVers

The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom of owning an RV has made recreational vehicle (RV) travel immensely popular among  many over the years.  If you just purchased your first RV, congratulations!!    Whether you are a Rookie RV-er or a “Seasoned” RV-er, these tips can be very helpful for all RVers.

Here are 5 Tips for Rookie RVers

Learn how your rig works before hitting the road!

You’ll be thankful later that you took the time to learn your way around. There’s a small list of things to test and check before hitting heading out. Even with a new RV, it’s a good idea to confirm your systems are all working well in the driveway.

Plan your route

Half of the fun of a road trip is the planning! Spend time researching points of interest and booking campsites nearby. Don’t forget to plan your actual road route as well. Always check for road conditions before you leave so there are no surprises along the way.

Pack light

Yes pack light, but don’t forget to pack the essentials. Unfortunately, what you need to pack differs for everyone. Consider factors like the length of your trip, the size of your rig, and whether you are staying in Canada or will be crossing the border. Remember to pack the appropriate tools for minor repairs that might happen on the road.

Drive slowly

Slower than you want to. Towing a trailer is a lot different than driving a sports car through the city—especially if your road trip takes you through winding mountain roads. It’s okay to go a little below the speed limit if you aren’t comfortable. Just stay to the right to let faster vehicles pass you.

Talk to your RV neighbors

Always ask for advice! RVers are some of the friendliest people in the world, in our opinion. Everyone has a story to share around the campfire or a tip that will make your trip a little easier. Start chatting!


Now that you have these 5 helpful Rookie tips, you are all set to hit the road. The RV lifestyle is more popular than ever. Why not jump on the trend you’ve been dying to try?!

Do you have some other helpful tips to share?  Feel free to leave them in the comments for other fellow RVers.

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy New Year’s Eve

Whether it is staying home and watching Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest or going out in your swankiest attire to ring in the new year with friends…we want to make sure you stay safe and healthy while doing so.  We found these helpful tips by The Huffington Post (original article:

New Year’s Eve: Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

New Year’s season is one of the most fun and joyous holidays of the year. However, did you know that it is also one of the most dangerous holidays of the year? It is estimated that during Christmas and New Year’s season, almost 95 million Americans will be on the road traveling to visit family and friends. People are much more likely to drink and drive around Jan. 1 than during any other major holiday of the year. Almost half of all car accidents on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are due to drinking and driving.

When planning New Year’s Eve, the majority of people aim to celebrate as best they can and create one of the most memorable nights of the year. This often involves lots of alcohol. While it is hoped that most make responsible plans, many often do not. By not ensuring the safety of yourself and others around you during this night, you put yourself at a higher risk of the biggest dangers surrounding this holiday. Make sure you take the proper precautions to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of those around you. Here’s what you should know to avoid some of the biggest dangers and to stay safe and healthy during the New Year’s season:

Don’t drink and drive

Jan. 1 is the No. 1 day of the year with the highest percent of deaths related to alcohol, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety data. Between 2007 and 2011, alcohol accounted for 42 percent of all traffic deaths during the holiday. The more alcohol we consume, the slower the activity of the brain, heart and lungs. Before you celebrate, plan ahead. Aim to have a designated driver, or at least to take a cab or an Uber. Beware of other drunk drivers as they are probably more of a worry than yourself. And as always, wear your seatbelt!

If you will be drinking, pace yourself

What many people don’t realize when drinking is that our bodies absorb alcohol faster than we metabolize it. Therefore, the faster we drink, the more time the toxins from the alcohol spend in our bodies. As a result, we have harsher hangovers. Aim to drink no more than one drink per hour. Our livers metabolize about one alcoholic drink per hour. Know the difference in the amounts of the types of alcoholic drinks you are consuming, and that one beer does not equal six shots (12 oz. beer = 4-5 oz. of wine = 1.5 oz. of hard liquor). When drinking, sip slowly. Melted ice will dilute drink, so order drinks on-the-rocks. Add more club soda or tonic water to your drinks than alcohol.

Know what to mix, and what not to mix

Make sure to stick with the same drink all night. While it is a myth that mixing drinks causes greater intoxication, is remains true that it can often makes people sick and experience worse hangovers. To avoid this, choose light liquors such as vodka. Dark liquors have a higher concentration of toxins which make hangovers more severe. Instead of mixing with soda, use non-carbonated fruit juice or water instead. Carbonated mixers speed up the rate of absorption in the blood. Avoid diet mixers such as Diet Coke. With less sugar and calories, the alcohol goes directly into your bloodstream.

Alternate alcoholic drinks with water

Alcohol is a diuretic. This means that the more you drink, the more you have to urinate. More frequent urination leads to dehydration. Dehydration causes hangover symptoms such as headaches and dizziness. Aim to drink at least one large glass of water before and in between drinking alcoholic beverages. You should drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume. This will also keep you from getting too drunk.

Eat before you drink, and snack while you drink

Never drink on an empty stomach. Make sure to eat a full meal before drinking, and continue snacking while drinking. Eating while drinking will slow down the absorption of alcohol in the digestive track. This gives the alcohol more time to metabolize in the body. Aim to eat foods high in protein such as cheese, meat, and nuts. Fatty carbs work well too, however these are not as healthy.

Myth: Coffee sobers you up

Many people believe that coffee sobers you up in that the caffeine will speed up alcohol’s metabolism. As a result, many think it is helpful to drink a quick cup of coffee before hitting the road. However, this is a MYTH. Coffee may help you wake up a bit, but will not sober you up. The only cure for being drunk is time. If you need to get home and don’t have time to wait, get a ride from a sober driver or call a cab. You don’t want to risk getting into an accident and hurting yourself, or someone else.


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If you are looking for a place to celebrate New Year’s in the Pearland, Alvin, Clear Lake, Sugar Land, Houston area, check out these events:

Houston area New Year’s Eve events 2016-2017


Have a safe & Happy New Year!!

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5 Actions You Can Take To Help Safeguard Your Identity While RVing

Identity thieves don’t take a vacation when you go RVing. In fact, 30 percent of Americans have either been the victims of identity theft while traveling, or know someone who has, according to a 2014 survey conducted by Edelman Berland on behalf of Experian’s ProtectMyID®.

Crooks have no trouble hitting a moving target. That’s why it’s important to take steps to protect your identity as you prepare for your trip, and also while you’re traveling. Here are five actions you can take to help safeguard your identity.

1. Plan Your Trip Carefully

When you are out and about on vacation, carefully plan where you’ll go and the sights you’ll see. Investigate the companies you’ll be traveling with and learn the names of reputable taxi companies and transportation providers at your destination.

2. Back Up Important Documents

Before you leave home, make copies of your driver’s license, passport, credit cards, and any other vital documents, and carry them with you. When you leave your hotel room, lock the copies in the hotel safe. If your wallet or purse gets lost or stolen while you’re out sightseeing, you’ll have the backups safely stored at the hotel.

3. Travel Light

The more you take with you, the more you have to lose. Carry only the essentials, such as your driver’s license, passport, credit card, and health insurance card. Leave everything else securely stored at home, including your Social Security card, extra credit cards, and other forms of identification.

4. Prep Your Home

Criminals who break into your home now can do worse than simply take your belongings. They also can steal your identity if they find documents or electronic items that contain sensitive information. Take steps to ensure it looks like you’re still at home. Put lights on a timer so they switch on automatically when it gets dark. Put a hold on all mail and newspaper delivery. Ask a trusted friend to water outside plants or bring trash cans off the street so your home looks lived in. Secure important documents in a lockbox inside the house. Finally, turn off your home Wi-Fi network so no one can access your home systems while you’re away.

5. Stay Alert for Identity Theft Situations

Of course you want to have fun and relax while RVing, but always be aware of your surroundings as you sightsee or pass through busy areas; thieves can pick your pocket and then use the information they find to commit identity theft. Also, stay alert to scams — the “taxi” driver in an unmarked car who promises entry to a popular attraction at half the price or without a wait, or a RV Park Host who wants to keep your credit card for the duration of your stay.

If you suspect your identity may have been compromised while traveling, check your credit report for signs, such as new credit accounts you didn’t open. When you return home, you also should review all your credit card and financial accounts to determine if there are any unauthorized transactions. Contact your bank or credit card company immediately if you see any activity you don’t recognize.

With a few simple steps, you’ll have peace of mind during your next RV vacation.

Safe travels!

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