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Yakry Y14 HD DIY One Wire System Backup Camera 7 Inch Monitor Kit

  • ►【2nd Camera Can be Added】Monitor has capability to monitor two video inputs V1/V2, one license plate camera or standard camera can be added to the system. V2 video input will have priority (reverse camera) for safety.
  • ►【Very Easy to Install】Instead of power for the camera and monitor separately, you just need connect the monitor to cigarette lighter adapter/Acc/Fuse ect, and wire camera and monitor with the wire.
  • ►【Warm Hint】 Bracket Adapter and Pigtail wire Plug compatible Furrion pre-wired Bracket and Power outlet can be provided according your need. Back up camera is connected to monitor direct by 43ft+23ft video cable according your need.
  • ►【Backup Camera System】The monitor can be mount on the dash or windshield mount. IP69K waterproof with 7 infrared lights, vision view clearly at night,150 degree wide viewing angle.
  • ►【Two-Year Technical Support and Quality Warranty】Yakry provide tech support and replacement service for each item.
  • #2


    AMTIFO A8 FHD 1080P RV Wireless Backup Camera with 7'' Touch Key DVR Split Screen Monitor Rear Observation System

  • ►【Stable Signal】Upgraded FHD 1080P Digital Wireless Backup Camera. 984 ft range with no interference for reliable performance on up to 56ft vehicles. ★ Warm Hint ★ : We have two version Bracket Adapter and Power Pigtail Outlet Wire for Furrion Pre-Wired. B089R9C4ZJ and B08CK5RCQC.
  • ►【4CH 1080P Monitor】Capacitive touch button sensor more durable and smoothly as well as extend the service life. It can take up to four cameras.B07QRQBNNN camera is compatiable with it. Also you can use the side view bracket B089R9M9XJ as side view camera
  • ►【Super large HD 1080P 7” monitor】The image is super clear and any distortion is reduced to a minimum. Thus, you will get to enjoy a flawless parking and driving experience. The image could be fliped between mirror(rear view) and facing(front view),Backup lines optional to turns on/off. Built in record function and loop recording, continuous record when memory card is full and auto erase old files.
  • ►Cameras with a very high IP rating of 69 it’s very waterproof and weather resistant. It has a wide viewing angle of 150 degrees,the image quality is HD with 18 infrared lights. The Screen made by IPS pannel, It allows you to see a clear picture at any angle without any reflection or blurring.
  • ►2 year Warranty, free tech support and replacement service.
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    eRapta Backup Camera 2.0 with Monitor

  • ►Backup Camera Blind Spot Camera When Parking Backing Reversing Your Trailer to Get Decent Image Quality to Make Your Reversing More Confident and Safty
  • ►Rear View Rearview Backing Backup Camera and Monitor Kit : Waterproof Camera With18 Infrared Lights and Advanced Sensor & Night Version
  • ►Reverse Backup Car Dash Security Sensor Camera For Trucks RVS , Will Offer Much Safty Drive With It ,Extra Eyes on Trucks Behind and Side
  • ►Flexible Vehicle Comatability:Voltage Range From 12-24V DC Power to Accomodate a Wide Variety of Large Vehicle as Semi-Trailer/Box Truck/5th Wheel/Trailer/Bus
  • New Boost RV Sound System Recommendation

    If you have an older RV with the original stereo and speakers in it, or if your RV came with a cheap sound system that sounds like it was made in the 1980’s, maybe its time to make an upgrade, stop struggling to find stations while driving or parked at your favorite campground.  Technology is a lot more advanced with CD’s, MP3’s and smart phones, so you never have to worry about stations with static again.  Check out our recommendations below for upgrading your RV’s audio.

    • Receive bt (a2dp, avrcp) streaming audio from bt enabled audio source; 30 station presets (12am/18fm)
    • USB input allows playback of MP3/WMA files from compatible flash drives; dvd plays cd, cd-r, cd-rw, dvd/dvd+r, dvd rw, dvd-r, dvd-rw and mp3
    • Video format supported: cd-da, mp3, wma, dolby; blue backlit
    • Encoded volume control; front a/v stereo/video 1/8
    • Auxiliary Input Yes
    • Color NONE
    • iPod Ready Yes
    • Mounting Style NONE
    • Power – Output (Watts) 50W x 4

    PACKAGE KIT INCLUDES: 1 Kenwood KMRM315BT Bluetooth Bluetooth SiriusXM Radio Ready USB AUX

    • Stereo Marine Boat Yacht Receiver = 2 Pair (Total of 4) Magnadyne WR45W 5 Dual Cone Waterproof Coaxial Marine Speakers = 1 Metra 99-9000 Universal Fully Encloses Under Dash Installation Kit = 1 Enrock Wired Antenna For Better Radio Receptions. + 1 Enrock 50 Foot 16 Gauge Wire for speakers.

    5 Best RV Parks In Southeast Georgia

    Mossy Oaks RV Park & Campground – Jesup, GA

    Located near the beautiful Altamaha River in southeast Georgia, the country setting provides for a quiet relaxing stay. Wildlife roam leisurely in the surrounding area and occasionally through the campground. 

    Sites:  30 sites. Full hookups. 20/30/50 AMP service.  Can accommodate any size RV

    Amenities:  Dump station, restrooms, showers, laundry, pavilion, picnic tables, and fire rings.

    Recreation:  Walking, biking, nature trails, fishing, horseshoes, and more.

    Directions:  Take the Jesup exit off of I95 and travel 30 mi to Gardi. Proceed .25 mi past Gardi. Make a right at the Mossy Oaks RV sign on Cemetery Road.

    Rate: $30-$40

    Contact Information:
    1162 Whaley Rd.
    Jesup, GA 31546

    WWCC RV Park – Washington, GA

    The Wilkes County Country Club and RV Park is a lovely country club, golf course, and RV park in historic Washington, Georgia.

    Sites:  Full hookups. 30/50 AMP. Pull through sites. Back in sites. Room for slide outs. Big rig friendly. Gravel pads. Patios & picnic tables at site. Can accommodate RVs up to 70’

    Amenities:  Dump station, ice, restrooms, showers, laundry, fire pits, pets welcome (breed restrictions may apply)

    Recreation:  Golf, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, season swimming pool, birding, biking, and more!

    Nearby Attractions:
    • Historic Downtown Area
    • Peaceful Lakefront RV Sites
    • Donald Ross Golf Course
    • Callaway Plantation

    Rate: $40

    Contact Information:
    300 Country Club Dr. Washington, GA
    (706) 401.9636

    To help those who travel up and down the East coast, Drive I-95 is a new style of guidebook. It combines colorful easy-to-follow pictorial maps and fun stories, eliminating the trepidation of a road trip down America s busiest highway. Travelers can look ahead exit-by-exit to see which motels and gas stations are coming up, where the radars trap are or where to stop for a good homemade meal.

    Jenny Ridge RV Park – Folkston, GA

    Jenny Ridge is a year-round RV park located in south-east Georgia.
    We are located 40 miles north of Jacksonville, FL, 50 miles to the Golden Isles of Jekyll Island, St. Simon's Island & Sea Island, and 35 miles south of Waycross, GA.

    Sites:  Full hookups. 20/30/50 AMP. Pull through sites. Back in sites. Fire rings. Picnic tables. Can accommodate various size RVs

    Amenities:  Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, laundry, handicap accessible, dump station, LP

    Recreation:  Walking, biking, basketball, fishing, dog park, clubhouse, nature viewing, and horseshoes

    Contact Information:
    2790 2nd St. South
    Folkston, GA 31537
    (912) 496.1172

    Nearby Attractions:
    • St. Simon’s Island
    • Golden Isles of Jekyll Island

    Directions:  Located 1 mile south of Folkston, GA on US Hwy 1 & 301 (also known as Second Street). On the east side of the Hwy 1.

    Rate: $39

    Lake Pines Campground – Midland, GA

    Situated on 20 acres of pine forest, Lake Pines RV Park & Campground welcomes visitors with a family-centered retreat away from the busy world.

    Sites: Full hookups. Partial sites. 30/50 AMP. Pull through sites. Back in sites. Tent sites. Picnic tables. Can accommodate various size RVs

    Amenities: Restrooms, showers, laundry, dump station, RV storage, and LP

    Recreation: Walking, biking, and more.

    Nearby Attractions:
    • USA Freestyle Kayak National Championship
    • Whitewater Rafting
    • Callaway Gardens
    • Pine Mountain
    • Chattahoochee Riverwalk
    • National Infantry Museum
    • Blue Heron Ziplining

    Directions:  Located on the corner of US-80 and Garrett Rd, 9.5 miles east of I-185.

    Rate: $44

    Contact Information:
    6404 Garrett Rd.
    Midland, GA 31820
    (706) 561.9675

    Walkabout Camp & RV Park

    Perfect for Snowbirds!! The campground  is conveniently located at Exit 7 on I-95 between the city of Woodbine and Kingsland Georgia.

    Sites:  40 sites. Full hookups. Pull thru sites. 30/50 AMP service.
    Can accommodate any size RV

    Amenities:  Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry, clubhouse, picnic area, pavilion, access to Crooked River, propane, gazebo

    Recreation:  Swimming pool, nature trails, and local activities.

    Nearby Attractions:
    • Fernandina Beach
    • Cumberland Island Ferry
    • Woodbine Opry
    • Amelia Island
    • Jacksonville Zoo
    • Okefenokee Nat’l Park

    Directions:  Take exit 7 off of I95 and travel west .3 miles and make a left on Old Still Road. Proceed south .4 miles to Walkabout Camp & RV Park.

    Rate: $39-$42

    Contact Information:
    742 Old Still Road
    Woodbine, GA 31569

    RV Larger Than 40? – Try These Premier Luxury Resorts

    Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort – Polson, MT

    There are many reasons to stay at Montana’s finest RV Resort.Experience the very best in luxury RV Resort living in the heart of Montana’s Flathead Lake region. This beautiful RV Resort enjoys majestic views of Flathead Lake and The Mission Mountains and is a short drive to Glacier Park. Motorhome owners may rent an RV site for a single night, a month, or stay forever!

    Horseback riding, golf, Wild Horse Island, National Bison Range, Glacier National Park, Miracle of America Museum, and a whole lot more.

    Rates: $70-$250

    Service Dates: April 15-October 15

    Resort Features:

    • Exclusive Class A accommodations in a luxury RV Resort setting.
    • Professionally designed to maximize glorious views with lush landscaping.
    • Brand new facilities and amenities, including commercial equipped gym.
    • Over sized lots, typically 46′ x 75′, 200 amp, WiFi.
    • Fenced Dog Run.
    • Common areas with expansive views, gas fire pits.
    • Extensive lot upgrade options of dining/living areas, outdoor kitchen, gas firepit and more.
    • Large covered activity deck with million dollar views.
    • Multiple Shower & laundry facilities with granite counter tops, etc.
    • Onsite storage for trailers, boats, etc.
    • Wide Paved Roads.

    Contact Information:

    200 Irvine Flats Road
    Polson, MT 59860

    Vines RV Resort – Paso Robles, CA

    Nestled in the fabulous wine country of Paso Robles, CA, the Vines RV Resort offers fantastic luxury accommodations and amenities that are sure to impress. There are also a great selection of local attractions like local wineries, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Hearst Castle and much, much more! Come and experience life to the fullest at Vines RV Resort.

    Resort Features:

    • Group Outings
    • Pool
    • Dog Park
    • Library
    • Fitness
    • Store
    • Storage

    Nearby Attractions:

    Pismo Beach, Hearst Castle, local wineries, golf, shopping

    Rates: Call

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    Contact Information:

    88 Wellsona
    Paso Robles, CA 93446
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    Durango RV Resort – Red Bluff, CA

    Just off Interstate 5 in the Redding area, Durango RV Resort sits on the bank of the Sacramento River in Red Bluff, California. As a destination for RV camping, Durango is conveniently located less than an hour from several of Tehama and Shasta Counties’ famous parks, including Mount Lassen National Park, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

    Resort Features:

    • 30-35 wide pull-through sites
    • 75-90 length spaces
    • Angled spaces (for easier access)
    • 25-30, 2-way paved roads
    • 20, 30, and 50 amp power connections (100 amp potential)
    • Broadband connection (wireless internet connection)
    • Cable TV hook-ups (all spaces)
    • 16×70 concrete parking pads
    • 24-hour security with gated entry
    • “Super spaces” with extra outdoor landscaped areas
    • 11 riverfront spaces
    • 21 water-feature spaces
    • Buddy RV spaces

    Nearby Attractions:

    Sacramento River, Whiskeytown Recreation Area, Shasta National Forest, Lassen National Park, casinos, on site spa/massage

    Rates: $60-$68

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    Contact Information:

    100 Lake Avenue
    Red Bluff, CA 96080

    Las Vegas Motor Coach Resort – Las Vegas, NV

    This premier motor-coach resort is beyond your typical RV resort. It is a Luxury RV resort fit for a king. It is the crown jewel of luxury, amenities and attractions – a place you can own and call home. You’ve traveled far and wide, but there is only one Las Vegas – and only one LVM Resort. The true Premier Motor-coach Resort. Salute, Cheers, Bravo – you have arrived!

    Resort Features:

    • 41-acre award-winning resort
    • Over 1,000 palm trees
    • More than 400 large beautifully landscaped coachsites
    • State-of-the-art hookups for water, sewer, power-50 amp electric and telephone
    • 10,000 square foot clubhouse
    • Resort-style swimming pool, two whirlpools and a tanning pool
    • Complimentary wireless internet
    • Full-time, dedicated on-site staff
    • Restaurant On-site

    Nearby Attractions:

    Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, casinos, golf, shopping

    Rates: Call

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    Contact Information:

    8175 Arville St
    Las Vegas, NV 89139

    Bella Terra of Gulf Shores – Foley, AL

    Located just minutes from the sugar white sands of the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast, Bella Terra of Gulf Shores is an upscale RV resort community designed with the discriminating RVer in mind. Bella Terra’s owners and guests enjoy our 6000 sq ft clubhouse, infinity pool, exercise facilities as well as gorgeously designed over sized lots with views of our stocked lake and lush foliage.

    Resort Features:

    • Oversized RV lots for sale or rent (some lots as large as 4500 sq ft)
    • Fenced-in Dog Parks with ample space for your furry friends to run freely
    • Open-space landscaped with lush foliage
    • Zero-entry, infinity-edge pool
    • Jacuzzi & dry sauna
    • Center Piece Lake – fully stocked for “catch & release” fishing
    • Expansive lake views seen from throughout the resort
    • Grand Clubhouse (6,000 sq ft) with outdoor fire pit & BBQ
    • Private movie theater that comfortably seats 14

    Nearby Attractions:

    Waterville USA, Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary, Alligator Alley, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, National Aviation Museum, Dolphin Boating and Sailing Cruises, much more!

    Contact Information:

    101 Viabella Terra
    Foley, Alabama 36535

    Rates:  Call

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    Ozarks RV Resort on Table Rock Lake – Oak Grove, AR

    Most of the 164 sites are professionally landscaped and have a view of the lake or waterfalls, or you can opt for a pull in or back in water front site where the lake view can be seen from your window. After you are finished setting up, take a walk or drive around to view our boat docks and ramp, our 9 hole golf course, 2 swimming pools/hot tubs and our crown jewel- the clubhouse on top of the hill overlooking the lake. You have the option of renting daily, weekly or monthly, but once you have stayed here your thoughts will turn to ownership.

    Resort Features:

    • 163 Landscaped sites with cement pad and picnic tables
    • Full 50 amp hookups
    • Free wireless internet
    • Private fenced playground for your pet
    • Two hot tubs and swimming pools
    • Bath house   
    • Laundry facility
    • Lighted Tennis courts
    • Two lighted Pickle Ball courts
    • Nine hole Par 3 Golf course adjacent to the lake
    • Electric golf cart rental
    • 12 slip courtesy dock and boat launch
    • Trailer storage for your boat or car haulers
    • Full service marina close by with boat, tube, ski rentals and fishing gear

    Nearby Attractions:

    Ozark Valley, Branson

    Rates: $65-$95

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    Contact Information:

    1229 CR 663
    Oak Grove, AR 72660

    Motorcoach Country Club – Indio, CA

    Motorcoach Country Club invites you to luxuriate in the ultimate motor coach oasis located in the world-famous Palm Springs, CA, area. With its breathtaking Club House and spa, guests can live in 5-star splendor, playing tennis and golf, relaxing poolside, or cruising along our two-plus miles of gorgeous waterways.

    Resort Features:

    • More than 400 beautifully landscaped lots (with concrete pads) situated among hundreds of palm trees and seasonal foliage
    • Over 2 miles of navigable waterways (approved for 18’ electric boats with up to 7.5 hp motors)
    • Private docks on all waterfront lots
    • Full-time, on-site staff and concierge
    • 3 swimming pools, featuring spas, bathhouses and laundry facilities
    • 9 hole par 3 with two sets of tees
    • 3 lighted tennis courts
    • Fitness center featuring water aerobics and yoga classes
    • 10,000 square foot Club House featuring 5-Star fine dining at the Top of the Falls Restaurant
    • The Yacht Club with a private lounge, billiards and card room
    • State-of-the-art hookups and wireless internet (WiFi)
    • 9’ x 13’ Casita optional

    Nearby Attractions:

    Old Town La Quinta, The Gardens on El Paseo, The Open Air Street Fair at COD, Village Fest – Palm Springs. The Living Desert, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum, El Paseo Art Walk, much more!

    Contact Information:

    80-501 Avenue 48
    Indio, CA 92201

    Rates: Call

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    Mountain View at Rivers Edge – Creede, CO

    Mountain Views RV Resort and RV Park is nestled among the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado along the banks of the mighty Rio Grande River near the town of Creede. At Mountain Views, we pride ourselves on creating unique experiences for our guests. Our outdoor RV Resort and RV Park offer luxury amenities and unparalleled outdoor opportunities in the Rocky Mountains.

    Resort Features:

    • Full-service hook-ups at each site; water, sewer, & electric (20/30/50 AMP)
    • Extra wide roads & large spaces
    • All sites are level and easily accessible
    • Accommodate largest rigs (4 slideouts)
    • Clean Historic Rental Cabins
    • Free WiFi / DSL Internet for Park Guests
    • Commercial Grade Laundry (20 washers/24 dryers)
    • Private showers, spotless restrooms
    • Picnic table at each rental site
    • Pony Express mailroom
    • Fenced Dog Run (pets not allowed in ANY buildings)
    • Fitness center and hot tub (Resort Lessees only)
    • Bear Lodge – Pool table, cable TV, game tables – No Pets
    • Elk Lodge – Pool table, cable TV, table tennis, game tables – Full kitchen for planned events – No Pets
    • BBQ area with outdoor dining accommodations
    • Stocked fishing ponds
    • Stocked river frontage for fly fishing on the Rio Grande River
    • Fish Cleaning Station
    • Paddle Boat
    • Horseshoes, bocce ball, badminton, croquet
    • Fire Ring/Campfire area
    • Planned activities such as fitness classes, crafts, hiking tours, ATV/Jeep adventures and more (See RV Resort & Park Activities)
    • Reservations can be arranged for rafting, guided fishing trips, horseback riding, Theatre, fine dining, historic tours, and more
    • Gift Shop and RV Supplies
    • LP Gas and Ice
    • Security through controlled access
    • Year-round storage units and toy/trailer storage available

    Nearby Attractions:

    Creede Repertory Theater, Natural Hot Springs, railroads, fishing and rafting, waterfalls, horseback riding, much more!

    Rates: $60

    Service Dates: Call for open/close dates as they may vary depending on weather.

    Contact Information:

    539 Airport Road
    Creede, CO  81130

    Seaport RV Resort & Campground – Mystic, CT

    Located in the phenomenal vacation destination of Old Mystic, CT, Seaport offers an East Coast retreat that you won’t soon forget. It’s no wonder families bring their RVs and tents to Seaport – this resort is a camper’s paradise with large sites, fantastic amenities and a great variety of local attractions.

    Resort Features:

    • Pool
    • Fishing
    • Laser Tag
    • Volley Ball
    • Bocce Ball
    • Play Ground
    • Mini Golf
    • Basketball
    • Group Outings
    • Birding and much more

    Nearby Attractions:

    Mystic, Connecticut Shoreline

    Rates: Call

    Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

    Contact Information:

    45 Camp Ground Rd.
    Mystic, CT 06372
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    Destin West RV Resort – Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Situated on Florida’s gorgeous Emerald Coast, Destin West RV Resort is a new family- and pet-friendly waterfront RV resort featuring luxury amenities, lush tropical landscaping and lovely views of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

    Resort Features:

    • Full-service hook-ups for water and sewage
    • 30- and 50-amp electrical service
    • Daily trash service
    • Complimentary cable TV
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • 10′ x 20′ patio on each lot
    • Outdoor heated swimming pool overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay
    • Restrooms with full showers
    • Laundry facilities
    • Gift and sundry shop
    • Children’s recreation activities in the summer
    • Snowbird program in the winter
    • Pet-friendly environment
    • Extended stays (maximum of six months

    Nearby Attractions:

    Florida’s Gulfarium, The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, Heritage Park, Emerald Coast Science Center, much more!

    Rates: Call

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    Contact Information:

    1310 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
    Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

    Everglades Isle – Everglades City, FL

    From a full service on-site spa to an exclusive social club, Class A guests and owners enjoy easy access to a wide range of luxurious amenities.

    Resort Features:

    • 38′ x 60′ landscaped brick paver pad with 100 AMP hook up
    • Elegant clubhouse
    • Resort-style pool and spa
    • Movie theater
    • Spa treatment salons
    • Lounge
    • Gathering room/Catering Kitchen
    • Men’s and women’s locker rooms
    • Billiards table
    • Toy Box Storage
    • Wi-Fi access
    • Golf cart rentals
    • Marina
    • Boat launch
    • Fueling station
    • Dry dock storage

    Nearby Attractions:

    Museum of the Everglades, Marco Island, Sea Manatees, Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours, Big Cypress National Preserve

    Rates: $115-$150

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    Contact Information:

    803 Collier Ave.
    Everglades City, FL 34139

    Bulldog Park RV Resort – Athens, GA

    Bulldog Park is the only upscale RV facility designed and built for the University of Georgia sports fans. Each space is individually owned and is available for the owner’s use throughout the year. David Pollack Facility offers many amenities that are not currently available to the RV owner in Athens. Ownership provides an investment opportunity. Arrival times and departure are at the discretion of each owner.

    Resort Features:

    • Oversized pad with room for the RV and 2 automobiles
    • Easy access to the pad for your RV
    • Full hookups for electrical, sewer, and water
    • Pavilion with climate controlled restrooms and showers
    • Entertainment area
    • BBQ’s and picnic table areas
    • Playground
    • 10-15 minute shuttle service to and from the stadium beginning 2 hours before kickoff
    • The only luxury RV Park in Athens, GA
    • Security staff
    • Attendants for the restrooms and picnic areas on game days
    • Game day entertainment
    • Key entry to the facility
    • Professionally landscaped
    • Area for pets
    • Bulldog Park is open 12 months a year
    • One-time purchase price of $33,750
    • Choose your own space, and receive a deed for it.

    Contact Information:

    1 Hancock Industrial Way
    Athens, GA 30605

    Hearthside Grove – Petoskey, MI

    Set in the lush countryside of Northwest Michigan, you’ll find a retreat that’s as rich in craftsmanship and luxury as it is in natural beauty.

    Resort Features:

    • Stone-laid hearth fireplaces
    • Resort-style pool
    • Stainless steel kitchen areas
    • Laundry facilities
    • Fully appointed fitness center
    • Wireless Internet
    • Full Service Cafe
    • Business center
    • Five-star Guest Services Staff
    • Recreational activities

    Contact Information:

    2400 US 31 North
    Petoskey, Michigan 49770

    Nearby Attractions:

    With prestigious art galleries downtown Petoskey features ever-changing exhibitions and a variety of eye-catching performances year-round.History buffs can spend time at the Little Traverse History Museum for exhibits on Ernest Hemingway and a rich lesson on the local community.

    Rates: Call

    Service Dates: Open Year Round

    These Driving Tips Will Help You Travel Like a Pro

    Generally, folks traveling by RV travel short distances each day (150-350 miles), make frequent stops to stretch and sight see.  Stopping along pullouts, rest areas, and places of interest help to make the most of your trips.  Since driver fatigue is the number one cause of RV related accidents, you may want to remember the following guidelines the next time you head out on the open road.

    #1 Driving Safety Tips

    Change Drivers Frequently

    If you are traveling with your spouse or travel partner, make sure you switch off often to ensure you’re only behind the wheel when well rested.  If you don’t like driving at night, arrange your schedule so you only travel during the day time.

    Chew Gum

    While eating does help you stay awake, it can add extra calories to your diet since your sitting the majority of the time.  Chewing gum accomplishes the same thing but without the weight gain.

    Don’t Take Medication

    Some medications cause mild to severe drowsiness and often will make you extremely tired.  Also, avoid mixing medications which can also have adverse affects, and impair your driving ability.

    Recognize Signs Of Drowsiness

    Yawning and heavy eye-lids are two of the most common signs of drowsiness.  If you experience these, stop your vehicle as soon as you can and switch drivers.  If you’re traveling along an interstate, pull off at the next exit, or better yet a truck stop or rest area.  Walk for a bit or take a cat nap.  Making frequent stops will help with drowsiness.

    #2 Tire Safety Tips

    Since tires are one of the most important parts on your RV and your tow vehicle, learning about the proper care for them can mean the difference between a memorable vacation or one filled with anxiety.  While more RV tires have a life span of 4-5 years, always be sure to check the sidewalls for any signs of cracking.

    If you particular unit has dual tires, its best to consider spending money on a high quality set of valve extenders. Once installed (which you can do yourself) it will make it a lot easier to reach the tire valves on the inside tires on a dual system.  One end fits onto the valve, and then the hose gets clamped onto the hub of the wheel giving you easier access when reading and increasing tire pressure.  Also, since checking your tires at a gas station can be a bit awkward, you may consider carrying an on board air compressor.

    #3 Braking Tips

    One of the commonly overlooked safety items on an RV is the brake system. Most people don’t realize how important their brakes are until they don’t work!

    All brake systems should be routinely checked and tested.  This is especially true after driving through water.  While driving in wet conditions, apply pressure to the brakes (brake, release, brake, release…) until you have safely stopped your vehicle.  If you have an automatic transmission, you can avoid going into a skid if you shift to neutral.  Once the wheels grip the road you can then shift to drive and begin to maintain a safe speed.

    Don’t brake and turn at the same time: While turning, momentarily take your foot off of the brake.

    Most vehicles are now equipped with an anti-lock braking system which automatically goes through a repeated brake-release actions as soon as the brake is depressed which eliminates the need for pumping the brake.

    3 Main Types Of Braking In Good Road Conditions

    1. Threshold Braking: this is when you press as hard as you can on the brakes without locking them up or skidding the tires.  Release brake pressure if the wheels lock and then re-apply without pumping the brakes.  Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use your toes to apply a firm, yet steady pressure on the pedal just shy of locking up.

    2. Steer Around An Object: Use the threshold braking method above, and then steer to the left or right.  If you are attempting to enter another lane, make sure there is a clear path before proceeding.  While this may sound like common sense, many new RV owners forget they are in an RV and not a car!

    3. Four Wheel Lock Braking: You’ll use this method mainly when you need to stop quickly.  Press the brake as hard as you can and hold it down until you lock the brakes.  While this is the fastest way to stop, with locked brakes the vehicle will continue in a forward direction and you will have no steering capabilities.

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    Common, Yet Not So Commonly Practiced Points To Remember:

  • Always keep a safe distance from other vehicles.  Maintain at least a 3 second interval from the vehicle in front of you at all times.

  • Adjust your drivers seat to the proper setting before you depart.

  • Adjust all mirrors (rear view, and side) for optimum visibility.

  • Watch for blind spots and frequently check your mirrors

  • Be on the lookout for children and animals which have a habit of running out in front of you.

  • Watch for open doors on other vehicles.

  • Always use your turn signals, even if you know where you are going!

  • Keep a copy of RV driving safety rules handy and familiarize yourself with it frequently.

  • Are you beginning to take the thought of going full time in your RV seriously?  Would you like to get a first hand look at what it's really like?  This guide contains tips and real stories from people living out on the open road.  It's a must have if you're thinking of living full time in your home on wheels and breaks the whole process down into 10 easy steps!

    While RV owners don’t require any special license to operate one at this time, make sure you are up to date on safety regulations, and keep yourself educated by doing your own training and be sure to practice, practice, practice!

    How To Winterize Your RV Correctly

    Properly winterizing your RV can be a daunting task, particularly if you have never done it yourself.  This is why many beginning and seasoned RV owners hire an RV maintenance professional to winterize their unit.  However, for the do-it-yourselfer, we have put together the following tips and techniques to assist you should you decide to tackle it yourself.

    While it is possible to live in an RV during the cold winter months it is certainly not without some inherent problems. Expect to add RV antifreeze through your pump and fresh water tank.  You can still hookup to city water if you wrap your water hose with a heat strip covered with foam cylinders.  Also, plan to dump your tanks when they are near full, and be sure to store your hoses when finished to avoid freezing.

    All lines must be free of water.

    Option 1: Not recommended

    Clear your lines using compressed air through the system.  Some folks claim this is the best way, but it’s certainly not foolproof since some water residue can remain in the lines and freeze causing future problems the following spring.

    Option 2: Preferred method

    Add RV antifreeze to the system.  You can do this by bypassing your fresh and hot water tanks once drained.  If you add RV antifreeze to directly to your fresh water tanks it may be difficult to remove it from the system come spring, depending on the location of the drain.  The location of the drain on some RVs is near the bottom.  If you particular model is set up this way, an uncertain amount of antifreeze will remain in the system if the valve is left open.

    The best way is to insert a bypass hose directly into the jug of RV antifreeze and put it through the system.  Start by opening the water faucet  farthest from the pump.  Proceed by turning each one on (including the shower), until you see antifreeze coming out.  Then, flush the toilet until you see antifreeze coming out, and pour a small amount down the toilet and through the grey tank as well.

    Special Note: If you plan to use your RV in temperatures below freezing and your tanks are not located in a heated compartment, you can add about a 1/2 cup of RV antifreeze to both the gray and black tanks after dumping.  This will also allow the antifreeze to collect next to the valves.

    Caution:  NEVER add windshield wiper antifreeze into your system!  Make sure you are using only approved RV/Marine antifreeze which is safe for you and your unit.

    If you are going to use your RV in the winter, and you don’t have the water hoses wrapped in heat strips, don’t connect to campground hook-ups.  It is better to carry water with you in containers, or if your fresh water tank is heated, fill the tank, disconnect the water hose and then store it where it won’t be subject to freeze.  Take the same precaution with your sewer hose.  Wait to dump your tanks until they are near full and then connect your hose, dump and then store it.  Any hoses which are not protected by heat strips, or properly stored will be subject to freezing and splitting.

    Check, clean and charge your battery

    Top up your batteries with distilled water, but be careful not to overfill them.  If you don’t plan on using your RV over the cold months, you can remove the battery and store it in a cool and dry place.  Draw out a diagram of the connections so you will remember how to install the battery when it comes time to use it again.

    Clean the inside and outside of your unit

    Start with the refrigerator.  Clean it thoroughly and then turn it off.  Keep the door of the refrigerator and freezer open to ensure mold and mildew does not grow.  Place several boxes of baking soda inside the refrigerator and freezer.  Cover all external vents and openings where pipes and cords come into your RV.  Many RV owners use steel brass wool (not steel wool which can rust) into the cracks and crevices to prevent rodents and other pests from moving in your unit!  Also, cover your air conditioner unit with an appropriate cover or tarp.

    Place moisture absorbing agent in several places throughout your unit

    You can use a commercial product such as Dri-Z-Air to control moisture build up.  You can purchase it from most RV parts stores or online.

    Close all drapes and blinds

    This will help to keep the sun’s rays from fading and deteriorating the furnishings in your unit.  It is also recommended to crack open a vent or window to properly ventilate your RV.

    Keep your gas/fuel/LP tanks full to prevent condensation

    Turn off your propane tank and then make sure that your RV is level for storage. Extend/add jacks to stabilize your unit which helps to relieve stress on your RV’s frame.

    Use Dri-Z-Air dehumidifier products to safely remove and absorb excess moisture and musty smells from the air. Dri-Z-Air helps maintain woodwork and items in your

    Is Daily Glass of Wine Really Good for You? Myths and Reality

    In a poll done in 2011 by the American Heart Association, one thousand adults were asked about the potential health benefits of red wine.  They found that 76% believed that drinking red wine was good for heart health, but only 30% actually knew what the recommended limits were.

    So if you currently drink red wine, or have heard that it’s good for your health, it’s important that you are aware of the limits.

    While scientific research has shown that wine does in fact contain healthy compounds, people unknowingly go overboard, and some even have adopted the attitude: it’s good for me.

    The Heart Health Benefits Of Reservatrol

    Both red wine and grape juice come from red grapes, and as such have some good things to offer.  They contain natural, and healthy antioxidants which include reservatrol and flavonoids.  Reservatrol studies have been conducted going clear back to the 1980’s, and the research actually has some promising findings.

    Some of these include:

    1. Protection from free radical damage to the lining of the arteries
    2. Protection against leaky blood vessels inherent with age-related macular degeneration and retinopathy caused from diabetes, which can be a major cause of vision loss
    3. Improvement of mitochondrial function (energy produced by cells) and aerobic activity in mice

    If the benefits of reservatrol are on your mind, you can just as easily get it from peanuts, grapes, and also berries, specifically blueberries and cranberries.  You can also find the same compounds in supplement form.

    Additionally, some of the compounds contained in alcoholic beverages, such as reservatrol, may help to counteract blood clotting and reduce the risk of heart attack and/or stroke.  It should be clear though, that ongoing research is necessary to learn the specifics.

    As far as moderation goes, the American Heart Association indicated consuming no more than two drinks per day for men, and 1 drink per day for women.  One drink is equal to 4 ounces.

    For more information including guidelines set by the AHA, visit this link.

    Must See Sites Along Route 66


    This is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route whether you’re driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding.



  • Grant Park, Chicago.
  • Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation.
  • Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, Chicago.
  • Willis Tower, Chicago (formerly the Sears Tower).
  • Union Station, Chicago.
  • Old St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago.
  • Berwyn Route 66 Museum, Berwyn.
  • Slovenian Union of America, Joliet.
  • Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet.
  • Joliet Historical Museum.
  • Route 66 Raceway, Joliet.
  • Gemini Giant, Wilmington.
  • Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington.
  • Illinois Route 66 Mining Museum, Godley.
  • Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station, Dwight.
  • Odell Station, Odell.
  • Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, Pontiac.
  • Pontiac Oakland Museum, Pontiac.
  • International Walldog and Sign Art Museum, Pontiac.
  • Livingston County War Museum, Pontiac.
  • Museum of the Gilding Arts, Pontiac.
  • Old Illinois State Police Office, Pontiac.
  • Sprague’s Super Service station, Normal.
  • Normal Theatre, Normal.
  • Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove.
  • McLean Depot Train Shop, McLean.
  • America’s Playable Arcade Museum, McLean.
  • J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum, Atlanta.
  • Atlanta Museum, Atlanta, Ill.
  • Route 66 Arcade Museum, Atlanta, Ill.
  • Old Route 66 in Towanda, Ill.
  • Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center. Bloomington.
  • World’s Largest Covered Wagon, Lincoln, Ill.
  • The Mill, Lincoln.
  • Mahan’s Gas Station at Fulgenzi’s Pizza, Springfield.
  • Old State Capitol, Springfield.
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield.
  • Lincoln’s Tomb, Springfield.
  • Our Lady of the Highways, near Raymond.
  • Henry’s Rabbit Ranch, Staunton.
  • Country Classic Cars, Staunton.
  • Mother Jones Grave, Mount Olive.
  • Soulsby Station, Mount Olive.
  • Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, Litchfield.
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville.
  • World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, Collinsville.
  • Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.
  • Missouri:

    Newly updated! Includes reverse driving directions (west-to-east). This is the 4th Edition of the original, acclaimed Route 66 Map Series by Mother Road historians Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross,. In print continuously since 1994, the Route 66 Map Series remains the #1 choice for roadies worldwide when it comes to functionality and precise, accurate, turn-by-turn driving directions.


    New Mexico

    In Travel Route 66, Route 66 expert and enthusiast Jim Hinckley provides detailed descriptions and itineraries that allow travelers of all ages and inclinations to explore the myriad wonders to be found along the highway’s 2,500 miles.



    A reference book with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel. It’s illustrated with more than 1,000 old and new, color and black and white photographs and pieces of memorabilia.

    Great Places to Camp In New England

    Boston Minuteman Campground – Littleton, MA

    Clean, quiet, and friendly campground in a convenient location.

    Resort Features:

    • 30 amp electric
    • Water
    • Sewer
    • Cable
    • Wi-Fi ­at campsite
    • Picnic table
    • Fire pit
    • Clean air conditioned/heated restrooms with hot showers (nearby)

    Nearby Attractions:

    House of the Seven Gables, Gloucester Harbor, Whale Watching, Plymouth Rock

    Rates: $54-$68

    Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

    Contact Information:

    264 Ayer Road
    Littleton, Massachusetts 01460

    Bayview Campground – Bourne, MA

    Located near beaches and the Cape Cod Canal.

    Resort Features:

    • 30/50 amp electric
    • Wi-Fi
    • Tennis/basketball courts
    • Ice cream parlor
    • Planned activities
    • Dog run

    Nearby Attractions:

    House of the Seven Gables, Gloucester Harbor, Whale Watching, Plymouth Rock

    Rates: $55-$77

    Service Dates: May-October

    Contact Information:

    260 MacArthur Blvd. Route 28
    Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

    Campers Haven – Dennisport, MA

    Our 500-foot stretch of secluded sand has an ocean-front picnic gazebo, a boating area for small vessels, a jetty for fishing and access to pristine waters that average 70-degrees during summer.

    Resort Features:

    • 30/50 AMP
    • Wi-Fi
    • BBQ
    • Beach
    • Billiards
    • Bingo
    • Bocce
    • Cable Available
    • Clubhouse
    • Controlled Access
    • Covered Pavilion
    • Crafting
    • Darts
    • Fishing
    • Full Hook Up
    • Golf Nearby
    • Karaoke
    • Kids Activities

    Nearby Attractions:

    Kennedy Museum, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod League Baseball, Martha’s Vineyard/Nantucket, Provincetown

    Rates: Call

    Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

    Contact Information:

    184 Old Wharf Road
    Dennisport, MA 02639
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    Chamberlain Lake Campground – Woodstock, CT

    Located along Route 197 in Woodstock, our campground is in a nice rural setting in the upper Northeast corner of Connecticut.

    Resort Features:

    • 30 amp electric
    • Water
    • Sewer
    • Cable
    • Wi-Fi ­at campsite
    • Picnic table
    • Fire pit

    Nearby Attractions:

    Antique shops, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides

    Rates: $40

    Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

    Contact Information:

    1379 CT-197
    Woodstock, CT 06281

    Wilderness Lake Campground – Willington, CT

    Located minutes from Interstate 84 in Northeastern Connecticut near the Massachusetts line, with easy on & off access to the highway (Exit 70).

    Resort Features:

    • 30 amp electric
    • Water
    • Sewer
    • Cable
    • Swimming
    • Boating
    • Fishing
    • Mini-Golf

    Rates: $60

    Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

    Contact Information:

    150 Village Hill Rd
    Willington, Connecticut

    RV Traveling With Horses?

    Horspitality RV Park & Boarding Stables (Arizona)

    Horspitality is a unique experience. As you enter the Western Arch Entrance you can feel the Old West come over you.

    Look out at the mountains that surround the park. As you drop down into the Hassayampa River Valley observe the giant palm trees and the large Mulberry trees which shade the sites. Beyond are very large Cottonwood Trees located in the stable area.

    51802 US Hwy 60 89
    Wickenburg, Arizona 85390

    On Site Amenities: 16 x 16 or 12 x 24 horse pens (some partially covered), large 160 x 80 arena and two round training and turnout pens which are approximately 60 feet in diameter, horse wash and an excellent farrier who lives at the park, rec room, laundry, LP, Wi-Fi, showers, restrooms

     Rates: Rates vary depending on site, horse accommodations, etc.  Please contact the park directly.

    Kiva RV Park & Horse Motel (New Mexico)

    Horspitality is a unique experience. As you enter the Western Arch Entrance you can feel the Old West come over you.

    Look out at the mountains that surround the park. As you drop down into the Hassayampa River Valley observe the giant palm trees and the large Mulberry trees which shade the sites. Beyond are very large Cottonwood Trees located in the stable area.

    21 Old Highway 60 West
    Bernardo, New Mexico 87006

    On Site Amenities:

    • Barn – 4 Stalls with Runs
    • 4 Stalls – 12×12
    • 7 stalls 10×10 with or without runs
    • Piped Corrals (30’x60′) with Weather Shelter (3 available)
    • Isolation Stalls with or without runs (2 available)
    • Extra large corrals with advance notice.
    • Maximum 4 horses per pen.

    Total available horse accommodations: 14 stalls with or without runs, 3 pipe corrals (30′ x 60′), and 60′ round pen.

    Kiva RV Park operates year round and can accommodate all camper, RV, and tenting needs. We host 36 large full

    • 36 Large RV hook – up sites ( accommodates your towed vehicle)
    • 20/30/50 amp service
    • Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates
    • Wireless Internet
    • Recreation Room
    • Clubs Welcome (We honor most club memberships)
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Restrooms and Showers
    • Fax Service
    • Tenting area available (close to restrooms and showers)
    • Pets Welcome
    • Horse guided tours (must provide own horses)
    • Clean quiet setting

    Many guests enjoy our proximity to US Route 60 which provides a cutoff to Interstate 40, in turn avoiding the congestion of Albuquerque.

    Rates: $30-$35 for RV site, $20 for first horse, ask about weekly & monthly rates

    Hoof Prints Ranch – RV Park & Horse Motel (Texas)

    A quaint RV Park and Horse Motel, located in the Cowboy Capital of the World.

    1495 S US Hwy 281
    Stephenville, TX 76401

    On Site Amenities: 13 spaces that have full hook ups including sewer, water and 30-50 amp power.  Nine spaces can house some of the biggest rigs on the road with room to spare.  Five additional spaces are back ins with full hook ups.  This is a safe and clean RV Park that is monitored continuously, and the scenery is beautiful!

    RV Sites: $30-$35
    16×16 uncovered stalls for $15 per horse per night.
    16×24 fully covered 6 rail permanent stalls for $20 per horse per night.
    16×16 barn stalls for $25 per horse per night.

    Blake Ranch – RV Park & Horse Motel (Arizona)

    Additionally the ghost towns of Chloride and Oatman are easy day trips.  There’s plenty to do and see in the area. We’re 12 miles East of Kingman, AZ. Historic Route 66 runs through Kingman.


    9315 East Blake Ranch Road
    Kingman, AZ 86401

    RV Sites: $35-$48
    $20 for each horse

    On Site Amenities: Private showers and baths, a modern laundry facility, dog runs, horse stalls, a horse ring, riding areas, a full service park store, and much more!

    No Train Noise • Full Hook Up’s • 30/50 Amp • Cable TV • WiFi Hotspot is “Free to Overnight Guests” • Wide Pull Thrus • Paved Roads • Gravel Sites • Best “Private” Shower Rooms in the West. • Open Year-Round •Conveniently located 12 miles east of Kingman, AZ  just off Interstate 40, on Blake Ranch Road Exit #66, quietly removed from the nearby Truck Stop and Restaurants.

    Hooves N’ Wheels – RV Park & Horse Motel (Texas)

    Hooves N Wheels RV Park is designed with convenience in mind.  Whether you’re in Mineral Wells, Weatherford, Ft. Worth, Cresson or any of the surrounding communities, you’ll love our proximity to highways such as I-20, US-171, US-180 and Granbury Highway.  We are proud to provide a quiet atmosphere, full hookups, hot showers, rec room, laundry facility and much more.

    4128 Granbury Hwy
    Weatherford, TX 76087

    On Site Amenities: Quiet atmosphere, 30-50 amp electric, Large laundry facility, Free wireless Internet Recreation room, Horse stalls, Shower facilities, On-site management, RV & boat storage, On-site propane sales

    RV Sites: $45-$55
    Horse Stall: $30