5 Southern Travel Gems

Owning an RV is the greatest way to explore all of the natural beauty, unique architecture and diverse culture that exists throughout this magnificent world of ours. It’s a freedom unlike anything other, providing you and your loved ones with countless opportunities for learning and growth.

Still, after several years of traveling, it can be difficult to branch out and identify new roads you’ve yet to discover. That’s why the folks at Newmar are excited to share with you a series of blog articles – each one focusing on a different region in the U.S. or Canada.

Today, we’d like to tell you about our five favorite “lesser-known” Southern locations – each representing some of the best camping in the Southeast.

St. Augustine, Florida

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Home to the fabled Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine boasts plenty of amenities to keep you feeling young. Nestled on Floridas east coast, St. Augustine offers plenty of beaches, fresh seafood, recreation, boutiques and of course, beautiful weather. But as the oldest continuously occupied European Settlement in the U.S., founded by the Spanish in 1565, what sets St. Augustine apart is its history. The heart of the city is known as the Plaza de la Consitucion, and features many historic buildings within just a few blocks. 

Where to stay: North Beach Camp Resort

The Outer Banks, North Carolina

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This 200-mile strip of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina is the perfect destination for active tourists. Recognized as one of Americas best windsurfing locations and well-known for its gorgeous lighthouses, a vacation here will be anything but boring. Those who enjoy the outdoors will fall in love with the many fishing, biking and hiking opportunities.

Where to stay: Camp Hatteras

Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Gulf Shores is a coastal, resort community known for it’s white-sand beaches made almost entirely of quartz grains washed down from the Appalachian Mountains. As a vacation spot, Gulf Shores has flown under the radar for years. Now, more people are starting to realize what an amazing getaway awaits on Alabama’s southern border.

Where to stay: Gulf State Park

Morgan City, Louisiana 

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Over Labor Day weekend, this small Cajun town hosts the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. The festival offers three days of music, rides, and many deep fried foods, like gator on a stick. Theres plenty to do throughout the year as well, like a relaxing stroll through the downtown area or along the elevated seawall walkway. For beautiful sunset photos, head over to the Long-Allen truss bridge, which was opened in 1933. 

Where to stay: Lake End Park

Tybee Island, Georgia

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Home to only about 3,000 full time residents, Tybee Island makes for the perfect relaxing, laid-back getaway. Tybee Island features a wide, three-mile long beach with rolling grass-covered sand dunes. For a taste of culture, visitors can travel the 18 miles to Savannah and indulge in high-quality cuisine and art. 

Where to stay: River’s End Campground

How to Properly Maintain Your Class A RV Tires

newmartireOne of the most overlooked aspects of Class A RV ownership involves tire maintenance. While navigating hazardous weather conditions may be the biggest challenge your car’s tires will ever face, Class A RV tires must accommodate several thousand pounds and handle off-road conditions associated with camping and other outdoor activities.

To help you stay on top of the condition of your coach’s tires, we’ve compiled a set of RV tire care recommendations to help you stay safe as you travel from one destination to another.

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5 Midwest Travel Gems

midwestOwning an RV is the greatest way to explore all of the natural beauty, unique architecture and diverse culture that exists throughout this magnificent world of ours. It’s a freedom unlike anything other, providing you and your loved ones with countless opportunities for learning and growth.

Still, after several years of traveling, it can be difficult to branch out and identify new roads you’ve yet to discover. That’s why the folks at Newmar are excited to share with you a series of blog articles – each one focusing on a different region in the U.S. or Canada.

Today, we’d like to tell you about our five favorite “lesser-known” Midwest locations – each representing some of the best camping in the Midwest.

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Inside Look: Newmar’s Unmatched Approach to Quality Control

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A key component of The Newmar Difference comes from our unwavering commitment to quality in everything that we do, from building world-class motor coaches to providing industry-leading customer service.

Still, achieving and maintaining such high standards is easier said than done, and requires an aggressive approach when it comes to quality control. To learn more, we spoke with Kevin Bogan, who has spent the past 13 years with Newmar and is currently Vice President of Manufacturing, and Dennis Ramer, Quality Manager and Newmar employee for the past 43 years.

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LA_PanoramaFor most RV shoppers, selecting the right floor plan is one of the most important aspects of purchasing a new motor coach. There’s a lot to consider, and it can be difficult to decide what kind of layout will best suit your lifestyle.

To fill you in on what to look for as well what Newmar is doing to meet the needs of virtually every RV traveler, we spoke with John Sammut, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Newmar Corporation.

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GoNewmar.com – A New Social Sharing Site Just for RVers

GoNewmar_logoAt Newmar, we not only love building world-class RVs, we love the RV lifestyle. Countless Newmar employees – including Newmar President Matt Miller – enjoy covering thousands of miles in their own coaches each and every year. And while it can be a lot of fun to travel from coast to coast with little more than a map, the rise of the internet has made it possible to enhance just about any journey using reviews, photos and other tips and tricks shared by fellow RVers.

Unfortunately, we struggled to find websites where RV travelers can interact and exchange photos and information safely and easily. As RV enthusiasts, we wanted to build an online destination where RV owners could join together and share their favorite destinations, from parks and landmarks to campgrounds and restaurants. So we decided to create GoNewmar.com, a user-friendly website designed for RVers, by RVers.

With GoNewmar.com not only can you share your open-road adventures with your fellow travelers, you can win great prizes at the same time! Read on to learn how it works…

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buildacoachNewmar has long been known for providing RV buyers with a wide range of choices and options. Selecting a Class A motor coach is a big deal, and we want you, our customer, to hit the road in a coach that you feel is tailored to your specific wants, needs and preferences.

With that in mind, Newmar Corporation works hard to bring you the industry’s best shopping materials, from detailed product brochures and online model overviews to 360º interior views and video walkthroughs that take you through each and every Newmar model.

Nevertheless, it can still be difficult to decide how to outfit your next motor coach. That’s why we’re thrilled to tell you about our latest easy-to-use shopping resource, the Newmar Build-a-Coach tool. With Build-a-Coach, you can assemble your coach your way, from the exterior paint finish to features and options. Let’s get started…

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