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


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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How to Choose the Perfect Floor Plan

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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Create the Newmar of Your Dreams with Build-a-Coach

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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The Advantages of a Custom-Built Chassis – Part Two

spartan_logoPreviously, we spoke with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation about the importance of a custom-built chassis to your overall RVing experience, as well as the advantages a custom chassis offers over a one-size-fits-all application.

To learn more about these benefits, we contacted the team at Spartan Chassis. Spartan Chassis is a world leader in the design, engineering and flexible production of chassis and components that consistently deliver superior performance, exceptional safety ratings and technological innovations. Both the 2015 Essex and King Aire luxury coaches come standard with a Spartan chassis.

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Newmar to Partner with Tents for Troops

T4T_LOGONewmar Corporation is happy to announce a new partnership that will allow us to show our appreciation for the brave men and women enlisted in our nation’s armed forces.

For every coach we retail in 2015, Newmar will make a contribution to Tents for Troops, an organization that works with campgrounds and RV parks throughout the United States and Canada to provide free accommodations to active military members.

To learn more, we spoke with Charlie Curry, founder of Tents for Troops and owner of the Toutle River RV Resort in Castle Rock, Washington.

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Guest Post – 8 Easy Ways to Stay Active and Healthy Out on the Road

TheFitRV-Logo-TaglineStef and James launched TheFitRV.com with the goal of “keeping you and your RV on the road.” As a Top 50 RV Blog, The Fit RV delivers valuable tips and tricks to help RVers enjoy a happier, healthier RVing experience. Whether you’re looking for workouts, recipes, RV advice or park reviews, TheFitRV.com can help.

Have you ever wondered what qualifies a person as “old?” Many say it’s the arrival of a certain age. Others simply claim old age begins when our first grandbaby is born. Still, some believe we should consider ourselves “old” after we develop certain physical attributes. Of course, we all grow older, but becoming “old” isn’t something that is inevitable or forced upon us, as many choose to believe. It comes down to our choices and how we decide to live as the years pass us by.

Staying active is the key to aging well and remaining healthy and on the road for a long, long time. There are all sorts of opportunities to stay active, even if you live in your RV fulltime. Yet it can be way too easy to relax the day away in a lawn chair, watching the activity around you instead of engaging in it. But by doing so, you’re missing out, letting your body grow older in the process.

Below, I have included some ways you can incorporate more activity into your busy RV lifestyle that will help you to look younger, feel healthier and improve your overall quality of life.

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Guest Post – 10 Simple RV-Friendly Recipes

cathyleaCathy Lea, editor of GoodRVFood.com, is a long-time RVer who loves to cook as much as she loves to travel. She uses GoodRVFood.com to provide RV travelers with simple recipe ideas, most of which can be prepared using just a stove top, camp stove or grill.

I love traveling part-time in my motorhome. I also love to eat out, but in order to keep costs down and avoid going hungry during extended stays in my favorite state and national parks, I have to develop plenty of tasty recipes. Below, I’ve shared a few of my best easy-to-prepare recipes, none of which require the use of an oven.

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