The Life Style

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The New Google Community Feature

I just wanted to let all of our readers know that I've started a Google Community. Google just came out with this feature, and I think it has a lot of promise. I wanted to make a place that people could come together just to share there stories and adventures on a regular basis! Go on over to Google and check it out, it's called A RV Adventure. I would love to bring together a community of RVers who just want to share their photos and blog pieces with others!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 Coachmen Enounter 36KS Picture Review

Coachmen Encounter 36KS in Pictures

Camping in Class A Luxury

We just had the Coachmen Encounter 36KS Class A gas motorhome arrive on our lot. We haven't had any of these on our lot for a while. Actually, we do have a used one, but not new. I thought it would be cool if I posted some of our pictures here on the blog and gives a couple of my own comments on the build and quality. Even though I work for a RV Dealership, it doesn't mean I like all the units that come through...crazy right? Well here we go!

This coach has a different look on the front than most of the Georgetown's and Mirada's that come through our lot. I really like it, it sort of has that modern look. You'll notice that it has what I call a "full view" wind shield. This means it is one piece of class. It's gives great visibility. 

I think this because it has an outside shower. Makes it easy to wash the feet off or mud after a pretty busy day. The only problem, if I remember right, was that this section is very close or under one of the slides, making it difficult to reach.

I don't have much to say about this, but thought I would share with you what it looks like in the front.

The first thing you notice is that there is lots of room. We ordered this one with real tile which is really nice. I love the coaches that have real tile. Usually, only the higher end RVs have tiled floors. I think the Forest River Georgetown is the only other one we carry with this kind of floor.

Here is a close up of the cabinet space right above the driver's seat. It's solid wood! That's  big plus in the RV industry. Quality control in the industry can be very sad, and it's nice to see quality in this model, but you'll end up paying for it!

I've said in the past to my co-worker at our RV dealership, that I would always want a large kitchen and bathroom. If I get married one day, I'm pretty sure this will be a requirement. This is getting very close to what I want.  The counter tops are made of solid Corian Countertops and back splash. Notice the drawers below the stove. Imagine all of the pots and pans! :) Yeah, that's what I'm thinking.

Oh, I forgot to mention the really cool silver ware compartments as well.

This is probably one of my favorite features. The residential fridge! You'll never go hungry...just sayin'.

This is randomly cool. The toilet is in a separate room, but right in front toilet is a pull out section to put all of your laundry! Isn't the 2013 Coachmen Encounter 36KS awesome! :)

I really like this bathroom. See the mirrored door over there? That door closes bathroom off from the kitchen and you even have another door that separates the bathroom from the master bedroom, or you can just keep it open and have that "master bedroom" feel. If you look over near the sink, you'll notice that section it is recessed very deep, this gives you a lot of storage space. :)

Here is the queen bed. There is really nothings special about it, just your basic queen size bed.
Now this is the cool part about the master bedroom. The wardrobe and entertainment system! Here I'll show a picture of some of this massive storage, just to give you some insight!
Isn't that huge...and it's not just my wide-angle lens. :)

Here's another picture to give you better perspective. See how the master bedroom is connected to the bathroom? This probably wouldn't work so well with big families, but for couples, I think this works out perfect.

I love my iPhone 4s! It let's me get really cool panoramas! Well that's the 2013 Coachmen Encounter 36KS. What do you think? Leave your comments below! Also, if you like these pictures reviews let me know, I might do more!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Going RV Boondocking? The Ultimate Resource!

Boondockers Welcome
Are you thinking of going RV boondocking? Boondocking can be one of the best adventures that you will have. However, it can be difficult at times to find a place to park your RV. What's the solution to this problem? Enter in, a website and really a community of RV lovers across the United States and Canada who have opened up their property and home to those who need to park their unit for a night or two.

I recently Emailed Marianne Edwards, the owner of the site and she graciously consented to writing a guest blog piece for Florida Outdoors RV Center Blog. As you may know, we not only want to sell RVs to our community, but we want to provide them with community and education to keep them on the road. We realize that there are hundreds and hundreds of resources on the web, and it is our goal to bring you some of the resources. Marianne's article can be found at our RV Blog.  

Basically, her website had brought in hundreds of RVers or RV lovers across the country to donate their land for people to boondock for a night or even a couple. We think this is a great idea. After all, the RV community is about sharing and being selfless. At least that's what we feel about it!

So the next time you are going RV boondocking, don't hesitate to check out Boondockers

Friday, December 7, 2012

An RV Caboose?

Okay, so it actually never was an RV, but this guy and her husband have turned cabooses into living spaces! I think this is pretty cool. Basically, Gary and his wife Jan from Virginia run a camping spot called Heavenly Acres and decided to expand their offerings through renovated cabooses.  This was reported at

Protect Your Investment - AZDEL Side Walls

AZDEL Composite Panels
We just posted over on our on site blog where we talked about AZDEL composite walls. It's pretty important to know what your RV is made of before you buy it. There are many manufacturer out there that use inferior products. In short, AZDEL composite walls are lighter and stronger than the inferior RVs using wood.

Hop on over there and read our piece that goes into detail about AZDEL composite panels and it's benefits.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

RV Life Styles

Robbie Molton has been in the RV business and industry for over 10 years and currently works for Florida Outdoors RV Country in Okeechobee, Florida.

I think that a lot of people who get into the RV lifestyle generally start out as a Camper or Weekender. It's a safe and fun things to do. It takes a lot of vulnerability to get out and go full time. It takes an adventurous heart to go out and explore the great outdoors.

This is kind of a detour, but  I've heard it called "wander lust." I was actually at a RV show the other day where Florida Outdoors RV had set up a number of RVs like RV travel trailers and fifth wheel campers. At this show, and elderly couple showed up to look at some RVs. The man was in love with the idea of having an RV and exploring the world. The wife on the other hand was probably there just to appease his "wander lust." It's very interesting how the love and appeal of the RV lifestyle can come over a person so strong. Anyways, back to the RV lifestyles.

The first is the Camper or Weekender. This is where the love of RVing begins. This person will find just about every available weekend to get out there and explore the great unknown. They may tend to rough it in the out doors or just find a quiet place at a national park.

The Vacationer is somewhat similar to the Weekender in that they don't RV all the time. These are the people who may buy an RV because when they visit their in-laws they don't want to stay with them :) Well, I'm not sure if this is quite true, but it sounds good...right? The Vacationer loves to get away from everything and get away, but isn't quite ready for that full-time commitment.

The Snowbirds are the RVers who want to enjoy great weather all the time. In the Winter they are in the South and in the Summer they are up North. It's like the best of both worlds! Though I'm sure many of the Snowbirds love RVing, I would tend to think they love the idea of living in the North and South more.

The last, and not least is the full timer. The full-timer most likely doesn't have a house. These are dedicated people love the RV lifestyle. They have the freedom to park as long as they want anywhere or explore the whole country.

That is my summary of the different lifestyle of RVers. I'd love to here in the comments below what you all categorize yourself as, as an RVer.

I wish the best of RV adventures to you! Relax. Unwind. It's What you Do. :)