Last year, my wife Lynda and I began our journey as full-time RVers, driving from California to Colorado for a family reunion in our 39-foot Newmar Kountry Star diesel pusher.
Although we’d faced some challenges over the years, what ultimately led to this cross-country adventure was Lynda finding out she had breast cancer in 2006. At that point, our lives changed dramatically.
As we mentioned in our last post, Travel Savings Contributing to the Growth of RV Ownership, 54% of RVers bring pets on the road with them*. With this in mind, we wanted to share some tips and advice to help you and your four-legged companions better experience the RV lifestyle together. So whether you’re a dog lover or more of a cat person, you’ll find information that will ensure you and your furry friends safely enjoy your next journey together.
Whether you’ve just taken delivery of your very first coach or have been a part of the RV lifestyle for as long as you can remember, you’ll agree that owning a motorhome provides a level of freedom and comfort nothing else can match. But what if you don’t have friends or family members who are RVers like you? What if you’ve done your fair share of traveling, but aren’t sure where to visit next? Or what if you’re looking for organized rally events and other opportunities to explore North America with those who share your passion for the road?
The answer to all of these questions, as you may have guessed, comes in the form of RV club membership. For owners of Newmar motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel models, that RV club is the Newmar Kountry Klub, one of the leading RV social clubs in the industry for nearly 30 years. With members from across the United States and Canada, Kountry Klub has something for every Newmar owner, including:
- Opportunities to travel across the U.S. and Canada and gather for rallies, caravans and other special events year round, without having to worry about finding a campground or making reservations.
- An invitation to attend the Kountry Klub’s annual International Rally. This year’s event, happening from July 14-19 at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba, Michigan, includes six days and five nights of camping, meals, entertainment. Plus, giveaways, seminars, a golf tournament, new model displays, vendors, suppliers, service technicians, a parts store, pet contest – even a chance to meet with Newmar executives.
Spending time with your family members – away from daily routines and the familiarity of home – is invaluable. In fact, most of us wouldn’t trade our family vacations for anything. We make time to travel because it is an opportunity to refresh, renew and reconnect with the ones we love.
But what if you could plan an excursion without having do so much planning? What if you didn’t have to compromise on a final destination, restricting you and your family to what happens to be printed on a plane ticket or rental agreement?
Taking delivery of your just-built Newmar motorhome can be an incredibly exciting experience for you, your family – even a handful of your neighbors. At the same time, because of the amount of premium technology and long list of features you’ll find on your brand new motor coach – from the flush-mount entertainment center on the Canyon Star to the Sony® S-Pad tablet in the King Aire – you may feel a bit overwhelmed the first time you step inside, even if you consider yourself to be an experienced RVer.