Our Pick for The Best Blog on RV’ing

A recent article on TripSavvy about the five best RV blogs to follow caught our attention. So we dived right in to discover which blogs we thought our fans would enjoy. Hours and many pages later, we found ourselves still on the first listing: Love Your RV hosted by a Canadian named Ray.

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Ray and his wife Anne have been a full-timers for seven years and have logged over 60,000 miles from their home base in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. His monthly blog has 6 sections: Tips & Tricks, Mods & Upgrades, Product Reviews, RV Travel, Boondocking, and of course, About Us. 

Ray offers a free eBook, Tips to the RV Life, as a gift when you sign up. We did! The eBook is beautifully done, well written, and packed with great photos and super useful articles, tips, and suggestions. Fifth Wheel owners will want to read the eBook article on 5th wheel maintenance. Every article was well organized, full of great stuff, and worth reading. 

The home page has a link to an Amazon shopping page that could save time if you’re looking to buy outdoor furniture, sanitation supplies, lighting, and a host of RV wants and needs.

The blog has over 400 posts, so you’ll want to bookmark their site for hours and hours of good reading. In fact, they’ve recently launched a sister site to LoveYourRV.com called RVHappyHour.com, a social community where RVers can meet and mingle online. He calls it a “virtual happy hour”—sort of a sit-around-the-campfire-with-new-friends-and-share -experiences-to-help-each-other-out kind of blog.

Ray comments how social the RV lifestyle is and says that he’s made more friends and connections since they began their RV lives than he made in the previous 20 years. He sounds like a great guy. We checked his travelogue at travellerspoint.com and discovered he’s never stayed at Floridays RV Park. Hopefully, the next time they come through Florida they’ll look us up.

Meantime, here’s a link to their best photos taken of places they’ve visited. Enjoy!h

Let’s Go to the Show!

The Tampa Florida RV SuperShow celebrates 34 years of being one of the best RV shows in the country. Last year, over 73,000 attended. The show runs for 6 days beginning on January 15, 2019, at the Florida State Fairground in Tampa. While the first day of the show is reserved for RV businesses and companies only, the public can enjoy everything the show offers for five full days beginning on January 16. 

  • Education Seminars
  • Daily Entertainment
  • New RV Products and Accessories

Brought to you by the Florida RV Trade Association, this show attracts more than 450 vendors in the RV trade. Visitors can stroll through two huge exhibit halls full of parts and accessories and towing supplies or pick up tons of literature and information about campgrounds, RV resorts, and tourism to plan your on-the-road adventures in the coming months or years. Whether you are just dreaming about a spanking new RV, or are in the market for an upgrade to the latest in RV manufacturing and accessories, there will be everything from small travel trailers to bus conversion luxury motorhomes. 

Tampa Florida RV SuperShow

January 16 – 19,  Wednesday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
January 20, Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Hwy 301 North, Tampa

Can’t made the Tampa SuperShow? Here’s the 2019 schedule of RV shows in Florida.

Ft. Myers RV Show

January 24 – 27, Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
January 28, Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, Ft. Myers
Details »

Jacksonville RV Mega Show

February 7 – 10, Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
13611 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
Details »

West Palm Beach RV Show

February 21 – 24, Monday – Thursday (see details for times)
South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL
Details »

Ocala RV Show

February 28 – March 3, Florida Horse Park, 11008 County Road 475, Ocala, FL
Details »


Campground Tips

recreational-vehicleRVing and camping in general should be relaxing. In fact, many of the rules that Floridays has posted are intended for just that purpose—to promote harmony and understanding. We’re always happy to enhance your stay, and in that vein we found an article that promotes just that.

As Carrie Todd writes in her article, “Top Campground Tips: What to Do and Not Do”…

Rights and responsibilities, privileges and politeness—it seems more difficult than ever for people to get along with each other. This has even become evident when staying in RV parks, where you can often pick your site, but you can’t always pick your neighbors. Although most campgrounds have posted courtesy signs and a set of easy-to-follow rules, there are many aspects that are left up to “common sense” and interpretation, and oftentimes, people just don’t know what to do.

The article (see the full article here) explores Do’s and Don’ts from both safety and etiquette perspectives. Reviewing these should lead to a more pleasant experience, whether here in South Florida or at your favorite spot.

Food Network Again Goes RVing

Does anyone remember the old Food Network show featuring a guy in an RV? Jim O’Connor’s show, The Secret Life Of… always received mixed reviews. Most loved his almost manic but amicable personality. Others just marveled that a guy living in an RV who was better at “eating” than “cooking” could have his own cooking show.

Fast forward to 2018 and RVing is again being featured on the Food Channel. In the opening show, the hosts demonstrated to viewers how to “elevate their camping experience” with two fun recipes made in the kitchen of a 5th wheel.

In Episode 2, a young couple looks for the perfect RV to take out on the open road on a limited budget in order to start a new chapter in their lives. 
Watch this episode and others online »

The Go RVing PR team is also preparing for upcoming national television spots that will showcase RVing including four features on the business network CNBC this summer. Go RVing will take over the plaza outside the New York Stock Exchange to set up an RV, which will be the setting for “Closing Bell” anchors to come outside and interview an RV industry executive. The live segments are scheduled May to August.

In addition, RVs will be featured on the highly-watched “FOX & Friends” morning show on June 2. Go RVing spokespersons representing key RVer demographics will appear throughout the morning against the backdrop of an urban campground the PR team will construct outside the FOX studio. The morning will include three RVs—two trailers and a motorhome.

“These are exciting opportunities to let viewers see how versatile RVs can be, and to imagine how they might use one themselves,” said director of media relations Kevin Broom. “Whether it’s a family traveler, an outdoor adventurer, or a grandparent interested in multigenerational travel, we’re going to make sure viewers understand there’s an RV that’s right for them.

GoRVing Does it Right

GoRVing is the public face of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association representing almost all RV manufactures and parts suppliers. You probably have a black and gold RVIA sticker on your motorhome, or a silver and black seal if you have a Fifth-Wheel.

These guys keep a good eye on the industry as a whole, help us find answers to even the most complex questions about the RV lifestyle, and even help us decide where to roam.

Their website offers a plethora of information and a little entertainment too. Check out a few of our recent favorites:

Weekend Wanderers

A couple that loves adventure and gets it with their travel trailer.

Campskunk’s Story

A legend in the RV community for his creative modifications on a small RV.