3 Signs You’re Ready for an RV Adventure

1) You are hypnotized by routine

You wake up. Hit the shower. Pack the kids’ lunches. Gulp down a coffee. Wait in traffic. Sit in a meeting. Stare at your computer. Wait in traffic. Cook dinner. Watch a show. Go to bed. Repeat and repeat and repeat…It’s easy to find yourself caught in a loop doing the daily grind. Sometimes it feels like a month goes by in the blink of an eye.

An RV adventure is the perfect way to break up the routine and swerve out of your normal lane. Head out to visit a new state or go to the lake you’ve been dreaming about at work. You can set your own schedule, so every day can be something new. Your regular life will be waiting for you, but there’s no need to hurry!

2) Your screens are giving you a headache

Many of us spend all day at work staring at a computer screen, then all night staring at a TV or a tablet with plenty of phone time in between. It often feels like our eyes are glued to the rectangular pieces of glass that surround us. Sometimes, all this screen time will even give us eye strain and headaches.

RVers know the best cure for screen-eye is a sunset over a beautiful vista. Unglue yourself from your devices and pack up for your rig for a weekend of restoration and recovery. You won’t find any clickbait out on the lake, and the beach doesn’t have an email address. Let the country’s natural beauty be the tonic for your tired eyes.

3) You’re spending too much time on the couch

We get it. Couches are comfy. There’s nothing better after a long day at work than plopping down with a snack to watch your favorite shows. Yet, it’s easy to fall into the couch potato lifestyle. Too many nights in a row, and you start to get up slower and get back down faster. Soon, comfort turns into lethargy and the couch becomes more of a trap than a respite.

When you feel like you’re becoming part of the couch, hurry out to your RV and get away to the campground. Get your legs moving by hitting the trail and going for a hike. Stretch out your back and start fishing. Replace your remote with a canoe paddle. Once you get outside, you’ll forget what kept you tied down to your old landing pad, and you will be inspired to get out more in your day to day life.

 

RV Canada
2098 Prince of Whales Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
613-226-8228
http://www.rvcanada.ca/

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3 Reasons Why the RV Community is the Best

Every summer, RVers across the country pack up their campers and hit the road. Some are heading to their favorite campground retreat. Others are venturing out to explore the nation or heading to the stadium to cheer on their team. Anywhere they go, they will join a community of fellow RVers out to have a good time and live the RV life to the fullest.

The chance to make new friends with people who share your interests is one of the greatest benefits of RVing. These friendships can last a weekend or a lifetime, and RVers will always cherish sharing bike races, campfire sing-alongs and breezy summer evenings with their camping buddies.

A neighborhood away from home

Whether you are staying for a weekend, a week or the whole summer, campgrounds abound with opportunities to mix and mingle. Kids can meet up away from school and screens to explore the park on their bikes or help each other perfect their rope-swing cannonballs. Many campgrounds also feature scheduled activities, like arts and crafts, yard game tournaments, and ice cream socials.

While the kids are playing, parents can relax on the beach and swap campfire recipes or favorite summer reads. Make plans to wake up early to fish for trout, and then get the families together in the evening for a cookout. When night falls, gather around the fire and ask everyone to share their favorite ghost stories and songs.

For RVers with a regular spot or a seasonal site, the campground becomes your neighborhood away from home. You’ll look forward to returning weekend after weekend to catch up with your camp friends and enjoy the outdoors.

Kindred souls on the road

RVers also use their rigs to roam the country and discover new states, natural wonders and historical landmarks. Check the license plates in any National Park to see how far RVers will travel to enjoy their hobby.

When you pull up to an RV park, you can be assured you’ll find kindred souls waiting for you. Maybe you’ll see someone who drives the same brand as you, or you’ll spot a canoe or a mountain bike at their site. With so many people around who love RVing, it’s easy to strike up a conversation. You can share tips about past adventures and find inspiration for new trips in the future.

With social media, you can turn these one-time encounters into long-term friendships. Follow the rest of each other’s journeys online and continue to trade stories and photos from your travels.

Make sure to stay in touch, and arrange a meet up the next summer. Soon, you’ll have built a network of RV friends around the country. They may even come in handy if you need a driveway to park in for a night.

It’s always a party

Camping isn’t the only activity RVers enjoy. Many use their campers to tailgate at the stadium where their favorite team is playing. The parking lot is always a party. Celebrate with other fans decked out in jerseys, face paint and elaborate costumes. Use your RV’s grill to cook brats and sausages for everyone, and crank up the game coverage on your outdoor entertainment center to show off your team spirit.  For racing fans, many tracks allow campers to park their RVs in the infield to watch the cars chase after victory.

RVers can find many other events to participate in, as well. Associations like the Family Motor Coach Association hold rallies which draw RVers from all around the area, and a number of concert festivals encourage campers to stay on the festival grounds for a long weekend of music and camaraderie.

Wherever your adventures take you, the strength of the RV community means you’ll always have people nearby to make your trips even more memorable.

RV Canada
2098 Prince of Whales Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
613-226-8228
http://www.rvcanada.ca/

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Locally When RVing

When you are on a road trip, chain restaurants are everywhere. Rest stops and highway exits abound with familiar logos that promise cheap food for the RVer on the go. While these spots might be convenient, you may be missing the diverse cuisine that makes our country so unique.

Here are three reasons why you should forgo the fast food on your next RV trip and make your meals part of the adventure.

Experience local culture

Go to any city or town in the country and ask a local what they are most proud of about their region. Chances are they will say the food. Cuisine remains one of the defining aspects of regional identity, and locals will work hard to convince you their dishes are better than anyone elses. Take them up on the challenge. Your stomach will thank you.

Before you head out on your trip, research the delicacies of the areas you’ll be visiting. Heading to New England? Make sure fried seafood is on your list. Maybe you’re traveling to North Carolina? Then, barbeque is a must. When you arrive at your destination, ask locals what their favorite places are. Sometimes, you’ll find the best meals are hidden off the beaten path.

Engage with local history

In a melting pot like America, every dish is packed with history. Pumpkin pies echo back to the earliest meetings between Native Americans and the English, while Cajun cuisine tells the story of French settlements in Louisiana. Southwestern food traces its roots to the Spanish conquistadors and continues to evolve to this day. Taste the country’s long tradition of immigration from around the world by indulging in raviolis, pierogis, pho, samosas and more.

You can even explore the history of American industry through food. Texas beef evokes the spirit of cowboys on the range and lobster rolls will remind you of hard days at sea off the Atlantic coast. Sink your teeth into a block of cheddar cheese to savor the results of the Midwestern dairy empires. By eating locally, you’ll connect directly with the people who built a region’s character over generations.

Expand your horizons

While cooking your meals on the road is a great way to save money, it’s easy to find yourself stuck rotating through a few standard dishes during the trip. Even if you decide to eat out, national chains often offer the same handful of options like hamburgers, fried chicken, mozzarella sticks and Buffalo wings. While these foods are all delicious, they can become stale if you eat them too frequently.

When you go on an RV adventure, try to use it as an opportunity to discover new foods along the way. Instead of plain old pasta, try some Cincinnati Chili with meat and cheese piled high on a bed of spaghetti. Leave the cereal its box and wake up to Southern-style biscuits and honey. Have a bison burger, instead of beef, or fried catfish, instead of fish and chips. The options are as varied as the places you’ll visit.

Wherever you are traveling, try to plan at least a few nights on your trip to discover the flavors, dishes and delights of local cuisine.

RV Canada
2098 Prince of Whales Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
613-226-8228
http://www.rvcanada.ca/

Our Large Inventory

At RV Canada we have a large inventory and wide selection of models and floor plans, along with competitive pricing, allowing us to make you a great deal on the Dutchmen, Forest River, Heartland, Jayco, Keystone, Open Range, Palomino, RoadTrek, Rockwood, or Winnebago of your choice. At Ottawa, Ontario’s RV Canada, our main goal is to assist you in making a confident RV purchasing decision. Our friendly and professional staff members are here to answer your questions and listen to your needs. No matter where you are in your New or Pre-Owned RV purchasing process, we’re here to help.

 
 

RV Canada
2098 Prince of Whales Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
613-226-8228
http://www.rvcanada.ca/

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We are here to provide you with the tools that will make buying an RV easier. You can browse our new and used Travel Trailer, Motorhome, 5th Wheel and other RV inventory, get a quote, apply for credit, value your trade in or make a service appointment easily online, from anywhere in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces.

 RV Canada
2098 Prince of Whales Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
613-226-8228
http://www.rvcanada.ca/

Our Mission

Whether you’re looking for our range of breath-taking new RVs or our diverse selection of high-value used RVs in the Ottawa, Ontario area, we’re your one stop destination for all of your RV needs. At RV Canada we are happy to continue to grow and become one of the highest selling Ontario new and used RV dealers, one of the premier RV dealers in Ottawa, and one the best RV dealers in the Nepean, Kanata, Vanier, Gloucester, Stittsville, and Hunt Club Park areas. We simply put service and the needs of our customers first, and choose avoid the run-around and hassles commonly found at other dealerships.

 

We provide a unique collection of Dutchmen, Forest River, Heartland, Jayco, Keystone, Open Range, Palomino, RoadTrek, Rockwood, or Winnebago in our inventory with the prices to ensure you’ll find the perfect new or used RV with us. You expect the best experience possible, and the RV Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada will provide just that.

 

RV Canada
2098 Prince of Whales Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
613-226-8228
http://www.rvcanada.ca/

4 Random RV Tips For Summer Fun In The Sun

RV tips are a dime a dozen. The following are probably even cheaper than that. We compiled a random list of some of our favorite RV tips for summer for your enjoyment. Some are time tested and general reminders while others may surprise you. We hope you find a little of both!

RV Tips for Summer #1: Get Your RV Interior Space Ready

  • Air out your RV by opening all of the windows and vents. This may not get the job done and require a little something extra. (See RV Tip#2)
  • Flush out the water lines. Be sure to add a tank cleaner/freshener product to get rid of any lingering bacteria that worked itself into your system. We know that many people use bleach in their tanks then run the faucets till they can smell bleach. They then let it sit for 24 hours then flush the system before refilling for use.
  • Quickly spot check that all the interior fixtures and appliances are working. Both electrical and gas appliances should be tested. If you notice any issues then call a technician immediately, especially if you smell gas.

RV Tips for Summer #2: Remove Those Phantom RV Odors

Use this handy trick for ridding your RV of unwanted odors:

  • There are some weird smells that can be created while your RV is stored for the winter months. We found that charcoal is your best bet for fighting odors. Place some charcoal strategically and liberally to the affected area. It can take quite a bit of charcoal if it’s a large area that has the odor. Best if you find charcoal without lighter fluid on it.

RV Tips for Summer #3: Take Care of Your RV Awning So It Can Take Care of You

Summer means sun, and sun means shade is at a premium. Your RV awning is by far the most useful tool for creating shade and helping make your stay at any RV park more enjoyable. It doesn’t matter if its rain cover, shade producing, or even for a little more space for your RV lifestyle, the RV awning is a staple for summer RV travel.

  • The RV awning needs special care to work as intended and so it performs well for years to come.
  • Remove dirt and sediment from it on a regular basis
  • Always lower one edge so that rain and debris doesn’t sit stagnant on top of it
  • Try to anchor the awning when possible to minimize twisting
  • Any moving parts should be lubricated every year
  • Repair any holes immediately

RV Tips for Summer #4: Protect Your Noodle with a Noodle

  • If you have ever seen a pop-out in a RV park with a modified children’s pool toy on its edges than you may have seen this idea without realizing it. This modified toy idea helps to save your back, head, and appendages from getting gouged by your pop-out while walking or working around them.  Simply take a pool noodle and cut it on one edge then cut it to length to fit the edges of your pop-out and they should slider right on then right off for removal when necessary.

RV Canada
2098 Prince of Whales Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
613-226-8228
http://www.rvcanada.ca/