50 Waterfront RV Parks To Visit Across The 50 States

If your top priority is the sun & sand when choosing the right campground this is the list for you!  We have updated our popular list from 2014 to 2017 of waterfront RV friendly campgrounds across the United States.  Just having a beach didn’t get a spot on this list, each of these hand picked campgrounds offers something unique.  Whether it’s the scenic views, awesome amenities or surrounding cities each of these campgrounds is sure to excite all of your senses.  So here it is General RV Center’s list of the 50 best waterfront RV friendly campgrounds across the 50 states. View the list below!

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Top Craft Beers To Enjoy Camping This Fall | RVing 101

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 Best Beers To Enjoy In The Fall

What is better in life than a cold beer and a campfire?  The smell of crisp air as the leaves change in the fall leave you wanting something a little less light and a little more “cozy”.  These beers are the perfect accompaniment to a fall camping cookout! 

 

1. Shorts Brewery Bourbon Carrot Cake – Dessert With A Kick! 

Bourbon Carrot Cake is an experimental dessert ale made with carrots, marshmallow, vanilla, maple syrup, orange zest, walnuts, pecans and spices and then aged in bourbon barrels. The aroma is enticing, emitting fragrances that literally recreate a slice of carrot cake that has been soaked in bourbon, right down to the cream cheese frosting. Incredibly complex, yet surprisingly balanced, the flavor of each specialty ingredient seems to take its turn. Pleasant flavors of spice and cream resonate on the pallet causing an uncontrollable craving to taste more.

2. Bells Two Hearted Ale – A rich amazing IPA made in Michigan, great for all seasons!

Defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

3. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA – At 9% ABV You May Want To Be Careful With This One 

90 Minute IPA was the first beer we continuously hopped, allowing for a pungent — but not crushing — hop flavor. 

4. Founders Breakfast Stout – A great breakfast on a fall morning…hey it’s camping right?

The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

5.  Souther Tier Brewing Company 2xMAS – Put a cinnamon sugar rim on the glass and have a little taste of heaven

Brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glogg, Ale brewed with figs, orange peels, clover, cinnamon and ginger.  The spices balance with sweet malt with a slight hop bitterness.

6.  Samuel Adams Octoberfest – Celebrating years of tradition

Samuel Adams version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating.

7.  Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby – A Pumpkin ale with a Rum kick

Fall seasonal. Released in August in six pack bottles and draft 
Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.

8.  Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale – for the lover of beer & bourbon, the best of both worlds

Award winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale® is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Ale is aged for at least six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries.  Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrels. Pleasantly smooth and robust, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale may also be served as an aperitif or after dinner drink.

9.  Arcadia Brewing Company Jaw-Jacker – Bursting with Autumn flavors

This spiced amber-wheat ale is our celebration of the arrival of Autumn. Using the finest malted barley and little wheat for mouthfeel, Jaw-Jacker displays a brilliant orange-amber color, despite the absence of pumpkin in the recipe. The addition of cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg (in the exact proportions of our brewer’s Grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe) creates a refreshingly spicy, season brew.

10.  Sebago Brewing Company Bonfire Rye– Rye Ale Stoked With Hops 

The combination of malts complement the generous amount of late-addition American hops, creating a perfect balance between the earthiness of the rye and the resinous hoppy aroma.

10 Must-See Toy Hauler RVs

toy-hauler-rv-dealer-fifth-wheel-travel-trailerSeveral years ago RV manufacturers saw a need for a space that could fit motorized toys & accessories within an RV vs. having to haul an additional trailer.  Why not add a garage area to RVs and now a small selection of motorhomes with a ramp door for easy on and off…Alas! The Toy Hauler is brought to life.  Toy Haulers are perfect for many different uses; extra living space, an outdoor entertainment area, guest bedroom, pet living space and of course a garage to haul and store your toys.  Below are some picks for 2017’s hottest and must see toy haulers in all shapes, sizes and forms.

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Fun Facts About 4th Of July You May Not Know!

America’s birthday is a holiday campers and RVers look forward to year round. It’s a time boasting with Patriotism, smells of campfires and barbecue fill the air and fireworks light up the night sky for miles.  It’s no surprise we LOVE the Fourth of July.  Here are some fun facts about the holiday that you can spout off to your friends at the campground while sipping a cold beer (or water), eating a hot dog and talking about the best firework shows in town!

$3.6 Million: Amount of American Flag Imports

Millions of American flags are actually manufactured abroad. Nearly all of them – 97 percent – came from China last year, which sold us $3.5 million worth.

The U.S. exports plenty of flags as well. Turkey happens to be the biggest buyer of American-made flags, having purchased $673,000 worth from the U.S. last year.

 

48 Million: Consumers Shopping for Red, White and Blue

More than 48 million Americans will be shopping for decorations, apparel and party supplies this Independence Day, with average household spending jumping up to $71.23 – 4.5 percent higher than 2014’s $68.16 per household.

“Consumers this summer and for the 4th of July will take advantage of lower gas prices to head to the beach or get together with family– something they’ve had to think long and hard about in recent years with higher energy costs and limited budgets,” Pam Goodfellow, consumer insights director at Prosper Insights & Analytics, said in a statementaccompanying the National Retail Federation report.  ( Source: via U.S News)

10 QUICK FACTS 

• According to author Kenneth C. Davis, July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but it’s celebrated on the fourth because that’s when congress accepted Jefferson’s declaration

• Thomas Jefferson changed the wording of the Declaration of Independence from “the pursuit of property” to “the pursuit of happiness”

•John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826

• Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 — John Hancock and Charles Thompson

•Congress declared July 4th as an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays, Christmas being one of them

•The “Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key and was originally a poem stemming from his observations in 1814 concerning the British attack on Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It was later put to music, though not decreed the official national anthem until 1931

•Including John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (mentioned earlier), a total of three US presidents have died on July 4th. James Monroe is the third president to share this fate

•In 1776, about 2.5 million people lived in the United States verses 311.7 million people in 2011

•1 out of 8 signers of the Declaration of Independance were educated at Harvard (7 total)

•87.5% ($2.8 million) of imported U.S. flags are from China.

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10 RVs With Amazing Outdoor Entertaining & Kitchens

These 10 RVs bring all the pleasures of hanging out on your deck and grilling at home.  10 RVs that offer unique outdoor kitchens and entertaining spaces that will wow all your neighbors in the campground.  If you love a good cookout or hanging on the deck at home, these RVs will bring you all the luxuries of outdoor entertaining at home… and then some!

1.  Coachmen RV Apex Ultra-Lite 

The Apex convenient outside kitchen includes a Coleman grill, refrigerator, sink and additional storage for outdoor grilling at its best! It’s standard on 215RBK and 300BHS models.

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2. Prime Time LaCrosse

The LaCrosse travel trailer has a mini fridge, overhead cabinet storage, a sink with running water and a grill.  The faux stone gives it a unique design element.  The LaCrosse also has an outside shower with detachable hose (318BHS, 329BHT, 330RST, 336BHT) Outside TV Bracket & Hookups and Marine Grade Outside Speakers.

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Best Family Friendly RVs Of 2016!

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Like baseball, camping with the family is one of America’s favorite pastimes.  Manufacturers have been introducing new and improved features year after year from sleeping astronomical amounts of people in teeny tiny spaces to adding on sliding doors, patios, outdoor kitchens and more!  We have put together a list of some of our favorite bunkhouse floorplans of 2016, because what makes you think of camping with the family (or wanting room for extra guests) than a bunkhouse.  All of these floorplans have been hand picked to showcase a variety of family friendly RVs each with unique features suited to different campers needs.

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