Top 3 Destinations for Winter Escapes

Do you know that feeling that you have after the holidays are over, and the days during winter starts to feel like another boring, cold, snowy day? Yep, we know that feeling very well, and that's why we want to help you feel great again by giving you a couple of ideas to places that you can go during this cold time of the year.

     It's time to take a winter vacation!

Most people think of a tropical getaway during those dark and cold days of the winter. Something that is polar (no pun intended) opposite of the climate that we love to hate here in the northeast part of the U.S. But you really you don’t have to fly anywhere. Just grab your RV and head just a little south where you can still get beautiful views and lush landscapes as little as 6 hours. Here are a couple of our top suggestions.

  • Louisville, KY - 5.5-hour drive and boasts 60-degree weather through December. It starts to get quite a bit colder by early January averaging in the mid 40’s. Still much better than our usually -10 degrees by then, but for just a couple of extra hours, you can take another trip in January
  • Gatlinburg, TN - 10-hour drive and is the home of country music and absolutely beautiful landscape. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one place you must see.  World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park. Here is a helpful link to plan your trip:
  • Myrtle Beach, SC - 14-hour drive. If you’re really looking for the sun and sand, look no further. No need to make that arduous trip all the way down to Florida, Myrtle Beach is a top tourist destination and some great RV parks located right on the water.

     Upgrade to an RV that can withstand the winter. Here are a few of our suggestions:

Our Lance 1995 travel trailer is rated as a light-weight travel trailer and has heated and enclosed tanks and valves which are essential in the cold so your water doesn’t freeze. The thermopane windows - dual pane window - keep everything well insulated and warm inside for optimal comfort even when it’s a blizzard outside! It also offers insulated hatch covers that snap into place for easy installation when it gets really cold. With its small stature, it takes much less energy to heat and makes for an ideal winter camping RV.

Another great option is to go with a motorhome which is already set to withstand the harsh elements of the winter with enclosed tanks and valves. American RV is also a top dealership for Coachman Motorhomes. Coachman offers the Camper Cozy package which is heated tanks and dual pane windows. An added benefit during the summer is that these dual pane windows provide a quieter ride going down the road and you’ll hear less of your neighbor's kids staying up until all hours of the night!

A couple other brands to consider would be Montana as a great option for full-time campers. Sprinter is rated from zero degrees to 100 degrees with the extreme thermal package. Arctic fox and Lance truck campers are also great for easy transport and great in the winter. Check out our full line-up of truck campers!

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We have many more options to choose from, just stop by the dealership at any time and one of our sales representatives would be happy to get you on your next road to freedom!

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