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Furrion FOS48TAPK-BL Wireless High-Speed RV Observation System with Mounting Bracket

Furrion FOS48TAPK-BL Wireless High-Speed RV Observation System with Mounting Bracket

Description: Furrion’s observation system boasts amazing features including the latest in digital wireless technology, eliminating interference from the outside environment. The powerful infrared wide-angle lens camera digitally locks to the 4.3″ LCD color display and delivers seamless video transfer for specialty vehicles up to 100ft in length.

Overview: Furrion’s backup camera system uses the latest in digital wireless technology delivering smooth, clear and uninterrupted live videos so you can travel safely. The camera system also boasts amazing features including the latest in digital wireless technology, eliminates interference from the outside environment.

Features:

  • Digital wireless technology for specialty vehicles up to 100ft
  • Upgraded CPU with 5x signal stabilization
  • Vibration smart Designed and tested for vibration resistance
  • Climate smart Designed and tested for extreme climates
  • 4.3″ multifunction LCD color display with external antenna

Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with 7″ Display (Black) RVS-770613

Features:

  • Color CCD backup camera with 130° viewing angle
  • 18 infra red lights allow you to see up to 50 feet even in the darkest night
  • Backup camera is completely waterproof with an IP69K rating
  • 7″ DIGITAL TFT LCD rear view color monitor with universal mount
  • System comes complete with a 66′ cable with aircraft grade connections and all components necessary for installation

Rear View Safety Backup Camera System with 7″ Display

eRapta ERW01 Wireless 7 Inch Waterproof Backup Camera and Monitor System

Features:

  • Use as a Full-Time Rear View Monitor or as a Back-up High Quality Image. Superior View and Safety While Driving. No More Blind Spots!
  • Wireless Cameras Built In 2.4GHz VIDEO Transmitter with 18 Individual Infrared (IR) light Camera Waterproof Camera With 18 Infrared (IR) Lights and CMOS Sensor . Transmission: 100M Open Air.
  • Flexible Vehicle Comatability:Voltage Range From 12V-24V DC Power to Accommodate A Wide Variety Of Large Vehicle Such As Semi-Trailer/Box Truck /RV/Motorcoach/5th Wheel/Trailer/Bus
  • Customer Service: 30-Day Money Back Guarantee; 12 Month Replacement Warranty And Lifetime Support

New Boost RV Sound System Recommendation

If you have an older RV with the original stereo and speakers in it, or if your RV came with a cheap sound system that sounds like it was made in the 1980’s, maybe its time to make an upgrade, stop struggling to find stations while driving or parked at your favorite campground.  Technology is a lot more advanced with CD’s, MP3’s and smart phones, so you never have to worry about stations with static again.  Check out our recommendations below for upgrading your RV’s audio.

  • Receive bt (a2dp, avrcp) streaming audio from bt enabled audio source; 30 station presets (12am/18fm)
  • USB input allows playback of MP3/WMA files from compatible flash drives; dvd plays cd, cd-r, cd-rw, dvd/dvd+r, dvd rw, dvd-r, dvd-rw and mp3
  • Video format supported: cd-da, mp3, wma, dolby; blue backlit
  • Encoded volume control; front a/v stereo/video 1/8
  • Auxiliary Input Yes
  • Color NONE
  • iPod Ready Yes
  • Mounting Style NONE
  • Power – Output (Watts) 50W x 4

PACKAGE KIT INCLUDES: 1 Kenwood KMRM315BT Bluetooth Bluetooth SiriusXM Radio Ready USB AUX

  • Stereo Marine Boat Yacht Receiver = 2 Pair (Total of 4) Magnadyne WR45W 5 Dual Cone Waterproof Coaxial Marine Speakers = 1 Metra 99-9000 Universal Fully Encloses Under Dash Installation Kit = 1 Enrock Wired Antenna For Better Radio Receptions. + 1 Enrock 50 Foot 16 Gauge Wire for speakers.

Personal Health Monitor Right on Your Wrist

At Last…A Smart Fitness Watch That Does It All!

About the Device

  • Fitbit Blaze syncs automatically and wirelessly to 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. Syncing to computers requires Internet connection and USB port. Syncing to mobile devices requires Bluetooth and Internet connection. Syncing range: 20 feet
  • Water Resistance: Fitbit Blaze is sweat, rain and splash proof, but is not swim proof. We recommend taking it off before showering, as it’s best for your skin if the band stays dry and clean. Battery life: lasts up to 5 days. Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Warning: Do not use if you have a pacemaker or other internal, or implanted medical device. Not intended for use by children under 13. Always consult your physician. Slippery when wet
  • We recommend charging your device every few days to ensure you are always tracking.
  • Charge time: One to two hours
  • Syncs with Windows Vista and later, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 gen. and later, and leading Android and Windows devices

5 Best RV Parks In Southeast Georgia

Mossy Oaks RV Park & Campground – Jesup, GA

Located near the beautiful Altamaha River in southeast Georgia, the country setting provides for a quiet relaxing stay. Wildlife roam leisurely in the surrounding area and occasionally through the campground. 

Sites:  30 sites. Full hookups. 20/30/50 AMP service.  Can accommodate any size RV

Amenities:  Dump station, restrooms, showers, laundry, pavilion, picnic tables, and fire rings.

Recreation:  Walking, biking, nature trails, fishing, horseshoes, and more.

Directions:  Take the Jesup exit off of I95 and travel 30 mi to Gardi. Proceed .25 mi past Gardi. Make a right at the Mossy Oaks RV sign on Cemetery Road.

Rate: $30

Contact Information:
1162 Whaley Rd.
Jesup, GA 31546
912.427.4452
sarahfrances@usa.com
www.mossyoaksrvpark.com

Golden Isles RV Park – Brunswick, GA

Open Year Round! Right off of I-95, Exit 29. Offering Good Country Cooking at Fran’s Place Restaurant! The restaurant is open for breakfast & lunch, Monday-Friday, and is closed on the weekends.

Sites:  135 sites. Full hookup sites. Pull thru sites. Tent sites. 20/30/50 AMP service. Can accommodate any size RV.

Amenities:  Wi-Fi, cable TV, restrooms, showers, laundry, fire rings, picnic tables, playground, handicap accessible, phone, propane, ice, movie rentals, TV lounge, and dump station.

Recreation:  Swimming pool and local area activities.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Three Oaks Farm
  • Golden Isles Speedway
  • Jekyll Island
  • Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise
  • Sea Island
  • St. Simons Island

Directions:  9/10 miles off I-95, Exit 29

Rate: $36-$43

Contact Information:
7445 Blythe Island Highway
Brunswick, GA 31523
912.261.1025
goldenislesrv@bellsouth.net
www.goldenislesrvpark.com

To help those who travel up and down the East coast, Drive I-95 is a new style of guidebook. It combines colorful easy-to-follow pictorial maps and fun stories, eliminating the trepidation of a road trip down America s busiest highway. Travelers can look ahead exit-by-exit to see which motels and gas stations are coming up, where the radars trap are or where to stop for a good homemade meal.

Southeast Georgia RV Park – Folkston, GA

Located just 7 miles from the Okefenokee Swamp entrance!

Sites:  26 sites. Full hookups. Pull thru sites. Back in sites. 15/20/30/50 AMP service.

Amenities:  Wi-Fi, cable TV, dump station, restrooms, showers, laundry, security, BBQ, picnic tables, clubhouse, fire rings, fitness center, recycling, on site owner, and grassy sites surrounded by cedar trees.

Recreation:  Fishing, biking, playground, horseshoes, and more.

Contact Information:
915 S 3rd Street
Folkston, GA 31537
912.816.8984

Nearby Attractions:

  • Folkston Golf Club
  • Okefenokee Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Directions:  At Highway 23 and Old US 1 in Folkston, turn east onto Main Street. Travel 100’ to the stop sign and the make a right onto 3rd St. Proceed .75 mi to the campground which will be on the left.

Rate: $30

Kiki RV Park – Kingsland, GA

Kiki RV Park is conveniently located off of I-95.

Sites:

22 sites. Full hookups. 20/30/50 AMP service.
Can accommodate RVs up to 60’

Amenities:

Wi-Fi, cable TV, nearby fuel, and restaurants.

Recreation:

Walking, biking, and more.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Aqua Culture & Farming Tours
  • Kingsland Beaches
  • Sam’s Skate World
  • Treaty of Coleraine

Directions:  Take exit 3 off of I95 and make a right. Kiki RV Park is located on the right behind the raceway.

Rate: $40

Contact Information:

1135 East King Avenue
Kingsland, GA 31548
912-673-7336

Walkabout Camp & RV Park

Perfect for Snowbirds!! The campground  is conveniently located at Exit 7 on I-95 between the city of Woodbine and Kingsland Georgia.

Sites:  40 sites. Full hookups. Pull thru sites. 30/50 AMP service.
Can accommodate any size RV

Amenities:  Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry, clubhouse, picnic area, pavilion, access to Crooked River, propane, gazebo

Recreation:  Swimming pool, nature trails, and local activities.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Fernandina Beach
  • Cumberland Island Ferry
  • Woodbine Opry
  • Amelia Island
  • Jacksonville Zoo
  • Okefenokee Nat’l Park

Directions:  Take exit 7 off of I95 and travel west .3 miles and make a left on Old Still Road. Proceed south .4 miles to Walkabout Camp & RV Park.

Rate: $35-$37

Contact Information:
742 Old Still Road
Woodbine, GA 31569
912-729-4110
info@walkaboutcamp.com
www.walkaboutcamp.com

RV Larger Than 40? – Try These Premier Luxury Resorts

Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort – Polson, MT

There are many reasons to stay at Montana’s finest RV Resort.Experience the very best in luxury RV Resort living in the heart of Montana’s Flathead Lake region. This beautiful RV Resort enjoys majestic views of Flathead Lake and The Mission Mountains and is a short drive to Glacier Park. Motorhome owners may rent an RV site for a single night, a month, or stay forever!

Nearby Attractions:

Horseback riding, golf, Wild Horse Island, National Bison Range, Glacier National Park, Miracle of America Museum, and a whole lot more.

Rates: $60-$160

Service Dates: April 15-October 15

Resort Features:

  • Exclusive Class A accommodations in a luxury RV Resort setting.
  • Professionally designed to maximize glorious views with lush landscaping.
  • Brand new facilities and amenities, including commercial equipped gym.
  • Over sized lots, typically 46′ x 75′, 200 amp, WiFi.
  • Fenced Dog Run.
  • Common areas with expansive views, gas fire pits.
  • Extensive lot upgrade options of dining/living areas, outdoor kitchen, gas firepit and more.
  • Large covered activity deck with million dollar views.
  • Multiple Shower & laundry facilities with granite counter tops, etc.
  • Onsite storage for trailers, boats, etc.
  • Wide Paved Roads.

Contact Information:

200 Irvine Flats Road
Polson, MT 59860
406-883-2333
info@polsonrvresort.com
www.polsonrvresort.com

Vines RV Resort – Paso Robles, CA

Nestled in the fabulous wine country of Paso Robles, CA, the Vines RV Resort offers fantastic luxury accommodations and amenities that are sure to impress. There are also a great selection of local attractions like local wineries, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Hearst Castle and much, much more! Come and experience life to the fullest at Vines RV Resort.

Resort Features:

  • Group Outings
  • Pool
  • Dog Park
  • Library
  • Fitness
  • Store
  • Storage

Nearby Attractions:

Pismo Beach, Hearst Castle, local wineries, golf, shopping

Rates: $56-$111

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Contact Information:

88 Wellsona
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-467-2100
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Durango RV Resort – Red Bluff, CA

Just off Interstate 5 in the Redding area, Durango RV Resort sits on the bank of the Sacramento River in Red Bluff, California. As a destination for RV camping, Durango is conveniently located less than an hour from several of Tehama and Shasta Counties’ famous parks, including Mount Lassen National Park, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

Resort Features:

  • 30-35 wide pull-through sites
  • 75-90 length spaces
  • Angled spaces (for easier access)
  • 25-30, 2-way paved roads
  • 20, 30, and 50 amp power connections (100 amp potential)
  • Broadband connection (wireless internet connection)
  • Cable TV hook-ups (all spaces)
  • 16×70 concrete parking pads
  • 24-hour security with gated entry
  • “Super spaces” with extra outdoor landscaped areas
  • 11 riverfront spaces
  • 21 water-feature spaces
  • Buddy RV spaces

Nearby Attractions:

Sacramento River, Whiskeytown Recreation Area, Shasta National Forest, Lassen National Park, casinos, on site spa/massage

Rates: $53-$60

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Contact Information:

100 Lake Avenue
Red Bluff, CA 96080
www.durangorvresorts.com

Las Vegas Motor Coach Resort – Las Vegas, NV

This premier motor-coach resort is beyond your typical RV resort. It is a Luxury RV resort fit for a king. It is the crown jewel of luxury, amenities and attractions – a place you can own and call home. You’ve traveled far and wide, but there is only one Las Vegas – and only one LVM Resort. The true Premier Motor-coach Resort. Salute, Cheers, Bravo – you have arrived!

Resort Features:

  • 41-acre award-winning resort
  • Over 1,000 palm trees
  • More than 400 large beautifully landscaped coachsites
  • State-of-the-art hookups for water, sewer, power-50 amp electric and telephone
  • 10,000 square foot clubhouse
  • Resort-style swimming pool, two whirlpools and a tanning pool
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Full-time, dedicated on-site staff
  • Restaurant On-site

Nearby Attractions:

Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, casinos, golf, shopping

Rates: $70-$110

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Contact Information:

8175 Arville St
Las Vegas, NV 89139
866-897-9300
www.lvmresort.com

Bella Terra of Gulf Shores – Foley, AL

Located just minutes from the sugar white sands of the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast, Bella Terra of Gulf Shores is an upscale RV resort community designed with the discriminating RVer in mind. Bella Terra’s owners and guests enjoy our 6000 sq ft clubhouse, infinity pool, exercise facilities as well as gorgeously designed over sized lots with views of our stocked lake and lush foliage.

Resort Features:

  • Oversized RV lots for sale or rent (some lots as large as 4500 sq ft)
  • Fenced-in Dog Parks with ample space for your furry friends to run freely
  • Open-space landscaped with lush foliage
  • Zero-entry, infinity-edge pool
  • Jacuzzi & dry sauna
  • Center Piece Lake – fully stocked for “catch & release” fishing
  • Expansive lake views seen from throughout the resort
  • Grand Clubhouse (6,000 sq ft) with outdoor fire pit & BBQ
  • Private movie theater that comfortably seats 14

Nearby Attractions:

Waterville USA, Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary, Alligator Alley, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, National Aviation Museum, Dolphin Boating and Sailing Cruises, much more!

Contact Information:

101 Viabella Terra
Foley, Alabama 36535
866-417-2416
www.bellaterrarvresort.com

Rates:  $48-$98

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Ozarks RV Resort on Table Rock Lake – Oak Grove, AR

Most of the 164 sites are professionally landscaped and have a view of the lake or waterfalls, or you can opt for a pull in or back in water front site where the lake view can be seen from your window. After you are finished setting up, take a walk or drive around to view our boat docks and ramp, our 9 hole golf course, 2 swimming pools/hot tubs and our crown jewel- the clubhouse on top of the hill overlooking the lake. You have the option of renting daily, weekly or monthly, but once you have stayed here your thoughts will turn to ownership.

Resort Features:

  • 163 Landscaped sites with cement pad and picnic tables
  • Full 50 amp hookups
  • Free wireless internet
  • Private fenced playground for your pet
  • Two hot tubs and swimming pools
  • Bath house   
  • Laundry facility
  • Lighted Tennis courts
  • Two lighted Pickle Ball courts
  • Nine hole Par 3 Golf course adjacent to the lake
  • Electric golf cart rental
  • 12 slip courtesy dock and boat launch
  • Trailer storage for your boat or car haulers
  • Full service marina close by with boat, tube, ski rentals and fishing gear

Nearby Attractions:

Ozark Valley, Branson

Rates: $75-$85

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Contact Information:

1229 CR 663
Oak Grove, AR 72660
870-749-2700
www.ozarksrvresortontablerocklake.com

Motorcoach Country Club – Indio, CA

Motorcoach Country Club invites you to luxuriate in the ultimate motor coach oasis located in the world-famous Palm Springs, CA, area. With its breathtaking Club House and spa, guests can live in 5-star splendor, playing tennis and golf, relaxing poolside, or cruising along our two-plus miles of gorgeous waterways.

Resort Features:

  • More than 400 beautifully landscaped lots (with concrete pads) situated among hundreds of palm trees and seasonal foliage
  • Over 2 miles of navigable waterways (approved for 18’ electric boats with up to 7.5 hp motors)
  • Private docks on all waterfront lots
  • Full-time, on-site staff and concierge
  • 3 swimming pools, featuring spas, bathhouses and laundry facilities
  • 9 hole par 3 with two sets of tees
  • 3 lighted tennis courts
  • Fitness center featuring water aerobics and yoga classes
  • 10,000 square foot Club House featuring 5-Star fine dining at the Top of the Falls Restaurant
  • The Yacht Club with a private lounge, billiards and card room
  • State-of-the-art hookups and wireless internet (WiFi)
  • 9’ x 13’ Casita optional

Nearby Attractions:

Old Town La Quinta, The Gardens on El Paseo, The Open Air Street Fair at COD, Village Fest – Palm Springs. The Living Desert, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum, El Paseo Art Walk, much more!

Contact Information:

80-501 Avenue 48
Indio, CA 92201
888-277-0789
www.motorcoachcountryclub.com

Rates: $134-$231

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Mountain View at Rivers Edge – Creede, CO

Mountain Views RV Resort and RV Park is nestled among the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado along the banks of the mighty Rio Grande River near the town of Creede. At Mountain Views, we pride ourselves on creating unique experiences for our guests. Our outdoor RV Resort and RV Park offer luxury amenities and unparalleled outdoor opportunities in the Rocky Mountains.

Resort Features:

  • Full-service hook-ups at each site; water, sewer, & electric (20/30/50 AMP)
  • Extra wide roads & large spaces
  • All sites are level and easily accessible
  • Accommodate largest rigs (4 slideouts)
  • Clean Historic Rental Cabins
  • Free WiFi / DSL Internet for Park Guests
  • Commercial Grade Laundry (20 washers/24 dryers)
  • Private showers, spotless restrooms
  • Picnic table at each rental site
  • Pony Express mailroom
  • Fenced Dog Run (pets not allowed in ANY buildings)
  • Fitness center and hot tub (Resort Lessees only)
  • Bear Lodge – Pool table, cable TV, game tables – No Pets
  • Elk Lodge – Pool table, cable TV, table tennis, game tables – Full kitchen for planned events – No Pets
  • BBQ area with outdoor dining accommodations
  • Stocked fishing ponds
  • Stocked river frontage for fly fishing on the Rio Grande River
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Paddle Boat
  • Horseshoes, bocce ball, badminton, croquet
  • Fire Ring/Campfire area
  • Planned activities such as fitness classes, crafts, hiking tours, ATV/Jeep adventures and more (See RV Resort & Park Activities)
  • Reservations can be arranged for rafting, guided fishing trips, horseback riding, Theatre, fine dining, historic tours, and more
  • Gift Shop and RV Supplies
  • LP Gas and Ice
  • Security through controlled access
  • Year-round storage units and toy/trailer storage available

Nearby Attractions:

Creede Repertory Theater, Natural Hot Springs, railroads, fishing and rafting, waterfalls, horseback riding, much more!

Rates: $28-$45

Service Dates: Call for open/close dates as they may vary depending on weather.

Contact Information:

539 Airport Road
Creede, CO  81130
719-658-2710
www.mountainviewsrv.com

Seaport RV Resort & Campground – Mystic, CT

Located in the phenomenal vacation destination of Old Mystic, CT, Seaport offers an East Coast retreat that you won’t soon forget. It’s no wonder families bring their RVs and tents to Seaport – this resort is a camper’s paradise with large sites, fantastic amenities and a great variety of local attractions.

Resort Features:

  • Pool
  • Fishing
  • Laser Tag
  • Volley Ball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Play Ground
  • Mini Golf
  • Basketball
  • Group Outings
  • Birding and much more

Nearby Attractions:

Mystic, Connecticut Shoreline

Rates: $46-$88

Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

Contact Information:

45 Camp Ground Rd.
Mystic, CT 06372
888-886-2477
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Destin West RV Resort – Fort Walton Beach, FL

Situated on Florida’s gorgeous Emerald Coast, Destin West RV Resort is a new family- and pet-friendly waterfront RV resort featuring luxury amenities, lush tropical landscaping and lovely views of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Resort Features:

  • Full-service hook-ups for water and sewage
  • 30- and 50-amp electrical service
  • Daily trash service
  • Complimentary cable TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 10′ x 20′ patio on each lot
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay
  • Restrooms with full showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Gift and sundry shop
  • Children’s recreation activities in the summer
  • Snowbird program in the winter
  • Pet-friendly environment
  • Extended stays (maximum of six months

Nearby Attractions:

Florida’s Gulfarium, The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, Heritage Park, Emerald Coast Science Center, much more!

Rates: $99-$129

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Contact Information:

1310 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
800-947-0701
www.destinwestrvresort.com

Everglades Isle – Everglades City, FL

From a full service on-site spa to an exclusive social club, Class A guests and owners enjoy easy access to a wide range of luxurious amenities.

Resort Features:

  • 38′ x 60′ landscaped brick paver pad with 100 AMP hook up
  • Elegant clubhouse
  • Resort-style pool and spa
  • Movie theater
  • Spa treatment salons
  • Lounge
  • Gathering room/Catering Kitchen
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Billiards table
  • Toy Box Storage
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Golf cart rentals
  • Marina
  • Boat launch
  • Fueling station
  • Dry dock storage

Nearby Attractions:

Museum of the Everglades, Marco Island, Sea Manatees, Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours, Big Cypress National Preserve

Rates: $110-$150

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Contact Information:

803 Collier Ave.
Everglades City, FL 34139
239-494-3966
www.evergladesisle.com

Bulldog Park RV Resort – Athens, GA

Bulldog Park is the only upscale RV facility designed and built for the University of Georgia sports fans. Each space is individually owned and is available for the owner’s use throughout the year. David Pollack Facility offers many amenities that are not currently available to the RV owner in Athens. Ownership provides an investment opportunity. Arrival times and departure are at the discretion of each owner.

Resort Features:

  • Oversized pad with room for the RV and 2 automobiles
  • Easy access to the pad for your RV
  • Full hookups for electrical, sewer, and water
  • Pavilion with climate controlled restrooms and showers
  • Entertainment area
  • BBQ’s and picnic table areas
  • Playground
  • 10-15 minute shuttle service to and from the stadium beginning 2 hours before kickoff
  • The only luxury RV Park in Athens, GA
  • Security staff
  • Attendants for the restrooms and picnic areas on game days
  • Game day entertainment
  • Key entry to the facility
  • Professionally landscaped
  • Area for pets
  • Bulldog Park is open 12 months a year
  • One-time purchase price of $33,750
  • Choose your own space, and receive a deed for it.

Contact Information:

1 Hancock Industrial Way
Athens, GA 30605
706-473-0990
www.bulldogpark.com

Hearthside Grove – Petoskey, MI

Set in the lush countryside of Northwest Michigan, you’ll find a retreat that’s as rich in craftsmanship and luxury as it is in natural beauty.

Resort Features:

  • Stone-laid hearth fireplaces
  • Resort-style pool
  • Stainless steel kitchen areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fully appointed fitness center
  • Wireless Internet
  • Full Service Cafe
  • Business center
  • Five-star Guest Services Staff
  • Recreational activities

Contact Information:

2400 US 31 North
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
888-476-8388
www.hearthsidegrove.com

Nearby Attractions:

With prestigious art galleries downtown Petoskey features ever-changing exhibitions and a variety of eye-catching performances year-round.History buffs can spend time at the Little Traverse History Museum for exhibits on Ernest Hemingway and a rich lesson on the local community.

Rates: $39-$99

Service Dates: Open Year Round

Is Daily Glass of Wine Really Good for You? Myths and Reality

In a poll done in 2011 by the American Heart Association, one thousand adults were asked about the potential health benefits of red wine.  They found that 76% believed that drinking red wine was good for heart health, but only 30% actually knew what the recommended limits were.

So if you currently drink red wine, or have hears that it’s good for your health, it’s important that you are aware of the limits.

While scientific research has shown that wine does in fact contain healthy compounds, people unknowingly go overboard, and some even have adopted the attitude: it’s good for me.

The Heart Health Benefits Of Reservatrol

Both red wine and grape juice come from red grapes, and as such have some good things to offer.  They contain natural, and healthy antioxidants which include reservatrol and flavonoids.  Reservatrol studies have been conducted going clear back to the 1980’s, and the research actually has some promising findings.

Some of these include:

  1. Protection from free radical damage to the lining of the arteries
  2. Protection against leaky blood vessels inherent with age-related macular degeneration and retinopathy caused from diabetes, which can be a major cause of vision loss
  3. Improvement of mitochondrial function (energy produced by cells) and aerobic activity in mice

If the benefits of reservatrol are on your mind, you can just as easily get it from peanuts, grapes, and also berries, specifically blueberries and cranberries.  You can also find the same compounds in supplement form.

Additionally, some of the compounds contained in alcoholic beverages, such as reservatrol, may help to counteract blood clotting and reduce the risk of heart attack and/or stroke.  It should be clear though, that ongoing research is necessary to learn the specifics.

As far as moderation goes, the American Heart Association indicated consuming no more than two drinks per day for men, and 1 drink per day for women.  One drink is equal to 4 ounces.

For more information including guidelines set by the AHA, visit this link.

Great Places to Camp In New England

Boston Minuteman Campground – Littleton, MA

Clean, quiet, and friendly campground in a convenient location.

Resort Features:

  • 30 amp electric
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Cable
  • Wi-Fi ­at campsite
  • Picnic table
  • Fire pit
  • Clean air conditioned/heated restrooms with hot showers (nearby)

Nearby Attractions:

House of the Seven Gables, Gloucester Harbor, Whale Watching, Plymouth Rock

Rates: $51-$64

Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

Contact Information:

264 Ayer Road
Littleton, Massachusetts 01460
978-772-0042
info@MinutemanCampground.com
www.minutemancampground.com

Bayview Campground – Bourne, MA

Located near beaches and the Cape Cod Canal.

Resort Features:

  • 30/50 amp electric
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tennis/basketball courts
  • Ice cream parlor
  • Planned activities
  • Dog run

Nearby Attractions:

House of the Seven Gables, Gloucester Harbor, Whale Watching, Plymouth Rock

Rates: $49-$71

Service Dates: May-October

Contact Information:

260 MacArthur Blvd. Route 28
Bourne, Massachusetts 02532
508-759-7610
www.bayviewcampground.com

Campers Haven – Dennisport, MA

Our 500-foot stretch of secluded sand has an ocean-front picnic gazebo, a boating area for small vessels, a jetty for fishing and access to pristine waters that average 70-degrees during summer.

Resort Features:

  • 30/50 AMP
  • Wi-Fi
  • BBQ
  • Beach
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Bocce
  • Cable Available
  • Clubhouse
  • Controlled Access
  • Covered Pavilion
  • Crafting
  • Darts
  • Fishing
  • Full Hook Up
  • Golf Nearby
  • Karaoke
  • Kids Activities

Nearby Attractions:

Kennedy Museum, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod League Baseball, Martha’s Vineyard/Nantucket, Provincetown

Rates: $58-$91

Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

Contact Information:

184 Old Wharf Road
Dennisport, MA 02639
844-726-6510
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Chamberlain Lake Campground – Woodstock, CT

Located along Route 197 in Woodstock, our campground is in a nice rural setting in the upper Northeast corner of Connecticut.

Resort Features:

  • 30 amp electric
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Cable
  • Wi-Fi ­at campsite
  • Picnic table
  • Fire pit

Nearby Attractions:

Antique shops, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides

Rates: $40

Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

Contact Information:

1379 CT-197
Woodstock, CT 06281
860-974-0567
www.chamberlainlakecampground.net

Wilderness Lake Campground – Willington, CT

Located minutes from Interstate 84 in Northeastern Connecticut near the Massachusetts line, with easy on & off access to the highway (Exit 70).

Resort Features:

  • 30 amp electric
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Cable
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Mini-Golf

Rates: $60

Service Dates: Call for open/close dates

Contact Information:

150 Village Hill Rd
Willington, Connecticut
860-684-6352
www.wildernesslakect.com

RV Traveling With Horses?

Horspitality RV Park & Boarding Stables (Arizona)

Horspitality is a unique experience. As you enter the Western Arch Entrance you can feel the Old West come over you.

Look out at the mountains that surround the park. As you drop down into the Hassayampa River Valley observe the giant palm trees and the large Mulberry trees which shade the sites. Beyond are very large Cottonwood Trees located in the stable area.

Location:
51802 US Hwy 60 89
Wickenburg, Arizona 85390
928-684-2519
www.horspitality.com

On Site Amenities: 16 x 16 or 12 x 24 horse pens (some partially covered), large 160 x 80 arena and two round training and turnout pens which are approximately 60 feet in diameter, horse wash and an excellent farrier who lives at the park, rec room, laundry, LP, Wi-Fi, showers, restrooms

 Rates: Rates vary depending on site, horse accommodations, etc.  Please contact the park directly.

Kiva RV Park & Horse Motel (New Mexico)

Horspitality is a unique experience. As you enter the Western Arch Entrance you can feel the Old West come over you.

Look out at the mountains that surround the park. As you drop down into the Hassayampa River Valley observe the giant palm trees and the large Mulberry trees which shade the sites. Beyond are very large Cottonwood Trees located in the stable area.

Location:
21 Old Highway 60 West
Bernardo, New Mexico 87006
505-861-0693
www.kivarvparkandhorsemotel.com

On Site Amenities:

  • Barn – 4 Stalls with Runs
  • 4 Stalls – 12×12
  • 7 stalls 10×10 with or without runs
  • Piped Corrals (30’x60′) with Weather Shelter (3 available)
  • Isolation Stalls with or without runs (2 available)
  • Extra large corrals with advance notice.
  • Maximum 4 horses per pen.

Total available horse accommodations: 14 stalls with or without runs, 3 pipe corrals (30′ x 60′), and 60′ round pen.

Kiva RV Park operates year round and can accommodate all camper, RV, and tenting needs. We host 36 large full

  • 36 Large RV hook – up sites ( accommodates your towed vehicle)
  • 20/30/50 amp service
  • Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates
  • Wireless Internet
  • Recreation Room
  • Clubs Welcome (We honor most club memberships)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restrooms and Showers
  • Fax Service
  • Tenting area available (close to restrooms and showers)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Horse guided tours (must provide own horses)
  • Clean quiet setting

Many guests enjoy our proximity to US Route 60 which provides a cutoff to Interstate 40, in turn avoiding the congestion of Albuquerque.

Rates: $30-$35 for RV site, $20 for first horse, ask about weekly & monthly rates

Hoof Prints Ranch – RV Park & Horse Motel (Texas)

A quaint RV Park and Horse Motel, located in the Cowboy Capital of the World.

Location:
1495 S US Hwy 281
Stephenville, TX 76401
254-968-4393
www.hoofprintsranch.com

On Site Amenities: 13 spaces that have full hook ups including sewer, water and 30-50 amp power.  Nine spaces can house some of the biggest rigs on the road with room to spare.  Five additional spaces are back ins with full hook ups.  This is a safe and clean RV Park that is monitored continuously, and the scenery is beautiful!

Rates:
RV Sites: $30-$35
16×16 uncovered stalls for $15 per horse per night.
16×24 fully covered 6 rail permanent stalls for $20 per horse per night.
16×16 barn stalls for $25 per horse per night.

Blake Ranch – RV Park & Horse Motel (Arizona)

Additionally the ghost towns of Chloride and Oatman are easy day trips.  There’s plenty to do and see in the area. We’re 12 miles East of Kingman, AZ. Historic Route 66 runs through Kingman.

Location:

9315 East Blake Ranch Road
Kingman, AZ 86401
928-757-3336
www.blakeranchrv.com

Rates:
RV Sites: $35-$43
$20 for each horse

On Site Amenities: Private showers and baths, a modern laundry facility, dog runs, horse stalls, a horse ring, riding areas, a full service park store, and much more!

No Train Noise • Full Hook Up’s • 30/50 Amp • Cable TV • WiFi Hotspot is “Free to Overnight Guests” • Wide Pull Thrus • Paved Roads • Gravel Sites • Best “Private” Shower Rooms in the West. • Open Year-Round •Conveniently located 12 miles east of Kingman, AZ  just off Interstate 40, on Blake Ranch Road Exit #66, quietly removed from the nearby Truck Stop and Restaurants.

Hooves N’ Wheels – RV Park & Horse Motel (Texas)

Hooves N Wheels RV Park is designed with convenience in mind.  Whether you’re in Mineral Wells, Weatherford, Ft. Worth, Cresson or any of the surrounding communities, you’ll love our proximity to highways such as I-20, US-171, US-180 and Granbury Highway.  We are proud to provide a quiet atmosphere, full hookups, hot showers, rec room, laundry facility and much more.

Location:
4128 Granbury Hwy
Weatherford, TX 76087
817-599-4686
www.hoovesnwheels.com

On Site Amenities: Quiet atmosphere, 30-50 amp electric, Large laundry facility, Free wireless Internet Recreation room, Horse stalls, Shower facilities, On-site management, RV & boat storage, On-site propane sales


Rates:
RV Sites: $45
Horse Stall: $30

8 Must Visit Sites In Minnesota

#1 Mall of America

Location:
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
www.mallofamerica.com

Overview:
Mall of America® is located in Bloomington, Minnesota—only 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Mall of America features—520 stores, 50 restaurants and attractions galore, including Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor theme park, and the American Girl store. Plus, there’s no sales tax on clothing or shoes!

#2 The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Location:
1225 Estabrook Dr.
St Paul, MN 55103
www.comozooconservatory.org

Overview:
The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is operated by the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department. The zoo features a seal island, a large cat exhibit, a variety of aquatic life, primates, birds, African hoofed animals and a world class polar bear exhibit. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has two acres under glass with a number of different wings dedicated to a variety of plant life including bonsai trees, ferns, orchids and seasonal flowers. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory also features many outdoor gardens.

#3 Cathedral of St. Paul

Location:
239 Selby Ave.
St Paul, MN 55102
www.cathedralsaintpaul.org

Overview:
The City of Saint Paul was known as the Pig’s Eye Settlement until in 1841, when the first Catholic priest in the area, Fr. Lucien Galtier, dedicated his log chapel on the bluff to Saint Paul, requesting that the settlement adopt the name as well. The Cathedral of Saint Paul is now a civic landmark and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paul and Minneapolis. 

#4 Glensheen Historic Estate

Location:
3300 London Rd.
Duluth, MN 55804
www.glensheen.org

Overview:
In a world full of manufactured experiences, we have very few opportunities to fully immerse ourselves in authenticity. Glensheen offers one of those rare chances.

Perched on the shore of Lake Superior, it is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. The 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.

#5 Mystery Cave State Park

Location:
21071 County Rd 118
Preston, MN 55965
www.dnr.state.mn.us/mystery_cave/index.html

Overview:
Above ground, stop by Historic Forestville, a restored 1800s village operated by the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS). Fish three blue-ribbon trout streams for brown trout. Take in the soft pastels of wildflowers in spring or listen to ruffed grouse drumming and wild turkeys gobbling. Hike or bring your horse to ride the ridge tops and stream valleys. Observe interesting geologic features along the way including sinkholes and dramatic Big Spring. In the fall, don’t miss the bold colors of the forest. Winter invites visitors to ski or snowmobile the Bluff Country.

#6 Pipestone National Monument

Location:
36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164
https://www.nps.gov/pipe

Overview:
For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipe stone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to many people because the pipe stone quarried here is carved into pipes used for prayer. Many believe that the pipe’s smoke carries one’s prayer to the Great Spirit. The traditions of quarrying and pipe-making continue here today.

#7 Weisman Art Museum

Location:
333 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455
www.weisman.umn.edu

Overview:
The museum presents and interprets works of art, offering exhibitions that place art within relevant cultural, social and historical contexts. Several major exhibitions are offered each year, as well as organized letters, symposium, tours and special events focused upon educational themes. In its 70-year history, the museum has worked with more than fifty departments, presenting the ideas of a great university in multi-disciplinary and widely collaborative projects. The museum’s active touring program serves the cultural/educational needs of rural communities primarily in the Upper Midwest, as well as national and international audiences.

#8 Northshore Scenic Railroad

Location:
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802
www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Overview:
The North Shore Scenic Railroad operates excursions along the historic Lakefront Line, a 26-mile section of rail between Duluth and Two Harbors. This rail corridor served a vital link in the transportation system for over 100 years. Known originally as the Lake Division, it connected the isolated Duluth and Iron Range Railway with America’s expanding rail network. In 1886, when the Lakefront Line was first built, it was joined by a one-mile extension of the St. Paul and Duluth Railway at Fifth Avenue East in Duluth, providing the D&IR with access to downtown Duluth as well as to other railroad carriers at the Head of the Lakes.

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