The Great Canadian Outdoors has a lot to offer for those who enjoy traveling, adventure and nature. If you happen to be in Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie or anywhere in Alberta, there’s no better way to get around than in your RV or motorhome. Of course, there are many who take to RV living year round too.
Does your family go camping frequently? Why rent an RV when you can own it? Had enough of the expense, hassle and stress of maintaining a home? RV living may be the ideal choice for you. Now is a great time to buy your new or used RV.
Among the leading RV dealers in the Grande Prairie, Calgary, Red Deer area, Happy Trails RV offers a huge selection of RVs and motorhomes for all of Alberta. Winnebago, Jayco, Starcraft, Heartland—our showroom has a full lineup of these trusted RV brand names and more.
Essential RV Living Tips from the Experts at Happy Trails
- Just like a regular home and vehicle, make sure you take your RV in for maintenance checks from time to time.
- Choose wisely—price and brand name matter, but what matters more is the level of comfort you are seeking, how many people will occupy your RV, will you use it only in the summer or in the winter too, will it be a temporary or a permanent home—consider all these factors.
- Think of ways to make your RV energy and fuel-efficient—by adding a rooftop solar power system and LED lighting, for example.
- If you camp often during cooler months, you may face condensation issues. You can avoid or minimize condensation by putting vent covers on the unit. You can open them up to let out the moist air and turn on a ceiling fan to circulate the air. Also consider installing a dehumidifier in your motorhome.
- Find campgrounds you will visit often—ask about seasonal or all-year passes to control your parking costs.
- Avoid bulky seating and beds. Consider hammocks, fold-up tables and chairs, collapsible closets, etc.
- Organize storage with proper shelving to keep your RV free from clutter.
- Safety first! Never leave an unattended stove or wood fire burning. A tiny spark can send your RV into flames.
- Prepare for emergencies. Always have emergency food supplies, first aid, extra blankets and clothing for any eventuality.
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