Warmer RV Destinations for Fall

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Wisconsin has enjoyed a pleasant start to fall, but the frigid temperatures and snowfall are just around the corner. There’s no better time to hit the road for a cozy southern destination than now. If you’re thinking about being a snowbird this season, or are just considering a quick fall getaway to a warmer climate, consider one of these three must-visit warm destinations in the U.S.

Palm Springs — California

Palm Springs is a desert city in the Golden State that is also a dream getaway destination. It’s a place for golfers, rock climbers, hikers, bikers, shoppers, foodies and just about every type of traveler. Even better, Palm Springs is loaded with luxurious RV parks and campgrounds that are geared toward those trying to escape the cold, so you can enjoy all of the luxuries of a resort getaway in the comfort and convenience of your RV.

Jekyll IslandGeorgia

Many snowbirds and travelers in search of warmer weather head directly to Florida. However, those who stop short and settle in Jekyll Island, Ga., enjoy an entirely different kind of warm-weather paradise. This southern island paradise is quickly becoming a popular beach destination for its welcoming towns, deserted beaches and unhindered natural beauty. Miles of beaches, marshes and maritime forests allow you to get out and play while your friends back home are sitting by the fire.

Scottsdale — Arizona

Scottsdale isn’t a new destination for snowbirds, but it’s one of the best. The comfortably warm climate, world-class golf courses, endless shopping options, renowned eateries, hiking trails and ongoing list of things to do — indoors and out — ensures there’s never a dull moment in your escape from the cold. Although, Scottsdale’s laid-back city vibe, numerous resorts and spas allow you to relax whenever you’re looking for a slower pace.

Don’t forget to stop and see us here at Link RV Direct before you start your journey down south. We’re here to help with all of your fall RV travel needs.

Decorating Your RV For Halloween

If decorating your home for Halloween is one of your favorite parts of the holiday, you don’t have to miss out because you’re traveling in your RV. In fact, decorating your RV can be as easy and fun as decorating your home. Follow this simple guide to decorate your RV without buying costly decorations or toting around bulky supplies while you travel.

Shop Locally

Shopping at local farmers’ markets is one of the best ways to explore your destination and give back to the community you’re visiting. Farmers’ markets are also some of the best places to find locally-grown Halloween decorations, like gourds, pumpkins, decorative corn stalks and bales of hay.

Take your little campers to the market with you, so they can have a hand in choosing the decorations and picking the perfect pumpkin to carve.

Make Your Own

You don’t need expensive craft supplies to make spooky Halloween decorations. Stock up on construction paper, scissors, glue and tape at a local craft store and let your little ones go to town making creepy bats, spiders, ghosts and other festive items to hang throughout your RV. Decorate the exterior of your RV and your campsite by hanging their hand-crafted decorations from your awning and trees — just be sure to clean up all of your decorations before you leave the campground.

Shop Second-Hand

Purchasing brand-new decorations can be expensive and impractical when traveling in the compact space of an RV. Feel less guilty about your purchases by shopping at a local Goodwill, Salvation Army or non-profit thrift store. These stores are usually loaded with Halloween costumes and decorations in the fall months. Additionally, shopping at local non-profit shops helps create jobs in the community you’re visiting.

Stop and See Us

Shop for your dream RV this fall at Link RV Direct. We’re offering deep fall discounts to help you get in a new RV for the fall and snowbird travel seasons.

Keeping Your Food Fresh for the Long Haul

Trying to keep perishables lasting longer in your RV when you’re on a long trip?

This is especially handy when you’re trying to push through to your destination and don’t want to get snagged up with grocery shopping in a town you’re passing through.

Rule 1 is buying only what you’ll be able to plan to use in the immediate future. This reduces potential waste. When you buy for too far in advance, unforeseen circumstances can prevent you from getting through all of your fresh food before it goes rotten.

With that said, you can also try storing your fruits and vegetables separately. Fruits give off large amounts of ethylene gas, which vegetables are sensitive to. Make sure that you keep them apart if you want your vegetables to last a bit longer.

Also, use your fridge strategically. Not everything has to be put in there. In fact, some items do better out of the fridge. Find a cool, dark place in your RV to store things such as potatoes, onions, garlic, and squash. Tomatoes are also in this category. Tomatoes will last even longer if you store them at room temperature upside down away from heat.

To help your meats last longer, make sure that they’re stored in airtight containers and frozen. Only thaw what you plan to use the day of or the next day.

Visit Jack Link RV Centers

Come by Jack Link RV Centers for RV sales, service, parts, and accessories. Ask to see models that have extra nice galleys, which are the best way to keep your food items fresh when you’re on the road.

RV Parks in Wisconsin

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Traveling through Wisconsin? Need a good place to plant your rig? Wisconsin has no shortage of good RV parks, and we’ve got a few of the best ones collected here.

Westward Ho RV Resort and Campground

Located in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, Westward Ho RV Resort is located on 103-acres of scenic grounds, and has spacious RV sites. Resort amenities include a petting zoo, heated pools, mini golf course, volleyball and basketball courts, RC car track, crafts, and much more.

Hidden Valley RV Resort and Campground

Located in Milton, Wisconsin, Hidden Valley RV Resort is a clean, modern park with well maintained grounds and great wifi coverage. If you visit this month, you can enjoy their haunted barn!

Jellystone Park Warrens

This top-tier campground has a water park and other unique resort facilities. Located in Warrens, Wisconsin, Jellystone Park Warrens has daily activities, mini golf, paddleboats, and campfires every day.

Sherwood Forest Camping and RV Park

If you’re looking for a quiet getaway within walking distance to downtown Dells, Wisconsin, then head to Sherwood Forest Camping and RV Park. With easy access to the interstate, huge heated pool and splashpad, themed weekends, and planned activities and events, you’ll never be bored. Big rig friendly sites are available!

Visit Link RV Direct

Need an RV to stay at one of these fine RV parks? Visit Link RV Direct this October for RV sales, service, parts, and accessories. Link RV Direct is your dealership in Wisconsin for all things RV.