A Recognition Of RV Women

As we look ahead to Women’s History Month in March, let’s take a moment to reflect on the all the women throughout history who’ve made extraordinary leaps and bounds, advanced the course of our understanding of the world, or simply entertained and amazed us. And maybe the best way to celebrate their accomplishments is to simply thank and honor each of the extraordinary women in our own lives. In the RV community, we’re surrounded by them!

Minnesota’s own pioneering women include: Ann Bancroft, polar explorer and first female to reach both the North and South Poles; authors Louise Erdrich and Laura Ingalls Wilder; screen icon Judy Garland; actress Jessica Lange; and Olympic Gold Medalist Skier Lindsey Vonn, just to name a few.  You can always take the your new motorhome or travel trailer and visit the Woman Suffrage Memorial Garden on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to discover more about the Women’s Suffrage movement and the extraordinary Minnesotans who made a difference.

Who has inspired you to make a bold move, branch out as a pioneer in your own field, or maybe just pull out the map and plan a daring road trip? Let us know!

Take Your Fall RV Trip to the National Balloon Festival

Hot air balloons add brilliant touches of color to the sky at ballooning events across the U.S. and many offer opportunities for camping in your St. Cloud RV.   One of the coolest sites you can see in your new or used Minnesota RV is at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – the world’s largest ballooning event featuring about 600 hot air balloons.

The Balloon Fiesta offers RV camping, and according to their website, there’s still space available.  They do recommend that you call, however, for all the latest information: 505-821-1000 or 1-888-422-7277.

Considering a fall road trip?  Here are a few details for the week long event:

Dates:  October 6-14, 2012

Location:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

RV Sites:  There are four types of sites: STANDARD (dry camping), PREMIUM (electricity with 20 Amps minimum and water provided), VIP (dry camping adjacent to the Launch Field with entry passes included) and PRESIDENT’S COMPOUND (premier sites on a bluff overlooking the Launch Field with city water pressure and 30 Amp minimum electricity).

Check In:  You’ll be able to check in between 12 noon and 7 pm on the day you arrive, but the Fiesta staff strongly recommends that you arrive before 3 pm on days other than Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday to avoid the heavy traffic congestion.

Weather:  The weather is usually incredible in October, but be sure and bring a heavy jacket for those early morning events. It’s chilly! Expect spectacular sunrises over the Sandia Mountains!

The 10-day schedule of events includes mass ascensions, balloon rides, evening balloon glows, fireworks and more!

Jayco Trailer on a 1000-Mile Durability

 

2010 Jayco Eagle

Jayco is known for building high quality, high value and competitively priced products. Their travel trailers have a long list of standard features and several floor plans to choose from. But when it comes time to buy a new travel trailer, you’re probably going to want more than just luxury. You’re going to want to make sure you have a product that will last over time and endure all of your family’s various camping or road trips. Check out this video of a Jayco trailer undergo a 1000-mile duration test, and let us know what you think!