Tuesday, March 5, 2019

5 Florida Towns to visit in your RV!



Looking for a tropical paradise with natural beauty abound? Imagine escaping to the beautiful Sunshine State. Take a look at these beautiful Florida towns to escape the cold.



Tallahassee is not just a beautiful city filled with many outdoor attractions but it is also the state's capitol with many political landmarks. Visit one of the many different city and state parks in the area to see what makes Tallahassee one of the most biologically diverse regions in the United States. Also in the area you can see many antebellum plantations, with 71 plantations located between Tallahassee and Thomasville, GA. Located just 25 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Tallahassee is also close to beaches and the tropical Florida setting that we all know and love.

If you are looking to spend some time in Tallahassee, take a look at Bayhead. They are an All Age community that is conveniently located on the west side of Tallahassee. We hope to see you soon!


If you are looking for a Florida city to hang out at the beach, then this is defiantly the city for you! Clearwater has many award winning beaches to choose from. Whether you are looking for a beach less traveled or a beach with many attractions beach side, Cleawater has a beach just for you.  Clearwater is more than just a beach town with attractions including the Aquarium, golf courses, and the DalĂ­ Museum. Clearwater is also well known for its beautiful gulf fishing. There are many charter captains that can take you out and show you the ropes. If you prefer to stay on land, there are also many locations where you can fish on shore.

Want to visit Clearwater in your RV? Clearwater Travel Resort is for you. Clearwater Travel Resort is an All Age community that has everything you are looking for. Right on Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Clearwater Travel Resort is close to beaches and shops. We hope to see you at Clearwater Travel Resort.

Searching for the perfect Florida town that has the tranquility of the country but is close to the hustle and bustle of the big cities? Zephyrhills might just be the city for you! Zepherhills is a peaceful city located less than 30 miles from Tampa and around 70 miles from Orlando! If you want to take a day trip to either city, you are close enough to enjoy the attractions then retreat back to your country hideaway. Zephyrhills gives you the "Old Florida" small town feeling with a quaint downtown and many things to do in the area. Zephyrhills has beautiful city and state parks nearby so that you can explore all nature has to experience.

If you do swing by Zephyrhills, join us at Leisure Days RV Resort.


Are you looking for a town that offers beautiful architecture, minor league sports teams and theme parks nearby? Look no further than Lakeland, Florida. Lakeland has the beautiful architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright on display at Florida Southern College. Lakeland is also, as the name implies, home to many beautiful lakes. Whether you want a beautiful backdrop for a walk or to feed the beautiful swans of Lakeland, there are quite a few lakes to visit. If you are a sports fan, there are two minor league teams in Lakeland, including baseball and basketball. The Flying Tigers play on Publix Field, which is also home to the Detroit Tigers spring training. The Lakeland Magic are the developmental team for the Orlando Magic and play in the RP Funding Center. For those looking for a fun day out, look no further than Legoland in nearby Winter Haven. Legoland is a great theme park for both young and old.

Want to make Lakeland your Florida base? Take a look at Valencia Estates or Woodall's Village.



Bradenton, Florida is a beautiful Gulf coast town where there is plenty of water and fun to go around! If you are looking to escape all the hustle and bustle or be right in the mix of everything, Bradenton has a taste of it all. Robertson Preserve can give you a glimpse into the beauty of nature or check out the downtown scene for many things to do.  Since Bradenton is on the west coast, any of the area beaches are a great place to take in a sunset.  The crown jewel of the area is Anna Maria Island, home of beautiful white sand beaches. Anna Maria Island is a small beach town that really give you that island vibe.

Do you want to park your RV near Bradenton? Take a look at these different resorts in the area.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2019 RV SuperShow Recap!

 2019 RV SuperShow Recap

Newby Fun Resorts Booth Picture
Newby Fun Resorts Booth in the Supplier Building


As January is drawing to a close the RV SuperShow in Tampa has as well! For those of you that visited us, thank you we are glad that we got to meet you. We had over 500 people enter our drawing to win a free week stay this year! If you were not able to make it please enjoy this quick recap of some of the different things that you missed.

Airstream



Airstream display
Indoor Display of the many different Aistream models!


Airstream had many of their models on display at the show. There was a diverse showing from large luxury to smaller starter travel trailers. Take a look below for some of our favorite models!


Airstream Nest at RV SuperShow
Airstream Nest

Tommy Bahama Aistream RV Supershow
Airstream Tommy Bahama Relax Edition
Airstream Sport RV SuperShow
Airstream Sport


Take a look at Airstream's website.

American Fastbacks

American Fastbacks also had a really unique product that is rugged and fun to look at. We would love to test drive one of these go anywhere campers!


American Fastback RV SuperShow
American Fastback
Take a look at American Fastback's website. 

Toy Haulers
 
Toy Haulers were also a very popular feature at the RV SuperShow. Here is one of the more impressive displays that we saw. 


RV SuperShow Toy Hauler
Toy Hauler with a great side by side

Luxury Class A
 
As always there were some beautiful Class A Motorhomes there. Some featured stack washer/dryer combos as well as full showers and a double vanity! Take a look below.





Thank you for all who attended! We loved getting to meet all of you and we hope to see you at some of our Newby Fun Resorts this year. Happy RVing!



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

5 Tips for Traveling By RV



Are you in the process of planning an RV trip?  If you are and if this is your first time doing so, you may be looking for some guidance.  After all, traveling by RV for the first time can be fun and exciting, but it can also be worrisome at the same time.  For that reason, five helpful tips, which are ideal for first time motor home travelers, are outlined below.

1 – Map Out Your Route Ahead of Time

Deciding where you want to travel to by RV is an important component of doing so.  Of course, you have the ability to change your mind or make side trips along the way, but you should always have an idea of where you will be going.  This is important for a number of different reasons, including overall satisfaction and safety.

2 – Research Activities and Attractions Along the Way

In conjunction with the above mentioned tip of mapping out your intended travel route, doing so enables you to research activities and attractions that are located along the way.  When traveling by RV, half of the fun is all of the stops that you are able to make.  Of course, you can be spontaneous, but having an idea of exactly what you can do and see while traveling by RV is ideal for safety, as well as making sure that you don’t miss out on any great opportunities.

When it comes to researching activities and attractions that are along your way, the internet is a great place to start.  If you are taking steps now to prepare for an RV trip that isn’t set to happen for another month or so, you may want to request free vacation guides.  These guides are easy to find online. 

3 – Make Sure Your RV Is Stocked Full of Activities

Making sure your RV is stocked full of fun activities is another great tip that beginners should implement.  If your upcoming motor home adventure is an extended one, you may spend a good percentage of your time on the road.  Of course, looking out the window to sightsee is a nice, enjoyable activity, but it may not hold your interest for long.  That is why fun activities should be examined.  These activities may include movies, using a laptop computer, playing handheld electronic games, reading, or enjoying another fun hobby, such as knitting.

All RV travelers are encouraged to make sure that they have fun activities for the road, but it is extremely important for parents to do so.  There is nothing worse than being stuck on an RV with unhappy children.

4 – Pack for Your Trip Ahead of Time

All first time RV travelers are encouraged to start packing early. In fact, the earlier the better.  Many supplies, such as food and travel size toiletries can be packed or put in an RV without disrupting your current daily needs. 

To help ensure that your next RV trip is fun, as opposed to one that is filled with complications, create an RV trip checklist.  This checklist should include specific items that you would like to bring, such as clothing, food, drinks, eating utensils, towels, wash clothes, and so forth.  To help get you started, many websites have free printable camping checklists, which can serve as great guides.  Be sure to check off items from your list when you pack them in your bags or place them on your motor home.

5 – Always Keep Safety in Mind

As with any recreational activity, it is important to remember that there are some risks associated with traveling by RV, especially in areas that you are unfamiliar with.  For that reason, a number of steps should be taken to protect your safety.  Be sure to leave an itinerary with someone that you know and trust, always be aware of your surroundings, always keep a cell phone nearby, and be sure to have a fully stocked first aid kit.


Monday, August 27, 2018

A Newbie's Guide To Different Types Of Motor Homes


Have you and your family decided to get yourselves a motor home in order to improve your bonding time and travel with ease and comfort? Well, before finally deciding on the RV you would like to get, it is essential that you research the different types of motor homes first.

Each type is distinctive from the other in terms of capacity, build and purpose of use.

You might want to list down your requirements first before you browse into these different types of motor homes. This way, you will be able to identify which kind would suit your family best. Once you have identified the exact type you need, then the search is on for the perfectly priced RV to bring more joy, entertainment and excitement to your family travels.

Here are the different types to become familiar with:

Campervans or VW Campers - campervans are iconic to be Volkswagen models. They are still mass-produced and have a range of magazines and clubs for its hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts.

This type can easily accommodate three to four persons and it is small enough for drives in both cities and open roads. This type of RV is ideal for those who have intense enthusiasm to tour around Europe.

Campers have a range of nice and ideal features - windscreen sun visors, roof racks for surfboards, raising roofs, chrome fittings and trims, etc. These features may be a direct conversion of Volkswagen or from several noted campervan specialist converters.

Van Conversions - this type is often called the panel van conversion and can be available at medium to large sizes. Well-known commercial vehicles are the base units for building this motor home type. Almost every unit released has a sliding door feature.

They have excellent amount of space inside and most have spacious washrooms, well-equipped kitchens than the micro-sized or smaller van conversions.

Many models also feature double beds at their rear, which runs across the van's width. If owners are taller, they may have difficulty in fitting inside. As such, it is also essential to check out the dimensions and layout of a motor home, first before purchase.

Conventional Coachbuilt Motor Homes - most common type of motor home that can be seen on the roads of Great Britain. They usually have large over-cab hump and can accommodate a fair-sized bed and still have a lot of spacious area for storage.

This type is a practical vehicle for families and couples who want to travel around UK and other countries of Europe. They have standard kitchen, washroom and can accommodate 2 - 6 people.

Low Profile Coachbuilt Motor Homes - this type has features and style that is similar to the conventional coachbuilt motor home. However, instead of the over-cab bed, it has a low profile design that features streamlined shape and lower roof for better clearance and handling.

Tag Axle or Twin Axle Motor Homes – this type is usually the manifestation of a very big coachbuilt motor home that already requires another set of wheels to amply support its length and weight, similar to the twin axle caravan. The third axle has become known as the tag axle. They are a lot more spacious though it could be tricky to drive because of the twin axle at its rear.

A-Class Motor Homes – this type are very big and recognizable because they do not have a detached cab area. Models of this type usually have big front windscreens, like those in buses.

Other types of motor homes include the American Recreational Vehicles or RVs, Home Built Motor Homes, and Micro Motor Homes.

Once you choose your RV make a reservation and come to visit one of our beautiful resorts!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Benefits of having an RV

Why would you want to own one of the many different RVs that are available for sale from many RV dealers? The main reason for this is the fact that you gain access to multiple benefits that RVs offer. For example, you will be able to use RV to travel to many outside locations for a long vacation or just a simple weekend getaway. There is no more need to spend all this time planning where you are going to stay, where you will eat and cook food and what car you will have to rent. RVs will provide you with the simple solution for all these dilemmas.

With the help of RVs, you will have access to basic household items, appliances and amenities and will not have to deal with the uncomfortable hotel stays or even more unpleasant stays in tents. Owners of RVs can prepare them in such way that everything that is needed for the enjoyable trip is available at all times. You don’t have many limits to what you can take with you. You can cook food, sleep and even shower in most of the RVs. You can even attach other equipment and vehicles (boats, jet skies and other sport equipment, for example) to your RV.

RVs can be helpful not only for vacation purposes. Even if you are traveling to a different city on a business trip or to visit your friends or family, motorhome will make the ride more enjoyable for you and your family. You will have more freedom to change destinations and will even save money on hotels and restaurants. You can choose which one of the many available RVs to purchase depending on your personal needs, size of your family and your travel plans. RVs come in different sizes and variations and will have different amenities and equipment installed. Different types of RVs will have different prices so it is up to you to decide which motorhome to purchase. Keep an eye on our blog for more about the different types of RVs!



For more information on RVs visit your local RV dealer!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rent before you buy!

Thinking about buying an RV?  There are great options available if you are not sure if the RV lifestyle is for you.  There are many companies that will rent you an RV for a set amount of time.  These companies connect owners with renters.  If you feel unsure about driving a rig, they will often offer to deliver and set it up for you at select campgrounds.   Using a service like these is a great way to learn more about RVing without committing to the expense.

There are companies that specialize in nostalgic recreational vehicles such as VW or Air Stream.  You can also try out pop-ups, tow behinds, tiny trailers all the way up to large, and luxury class rigs.   It might be wise to try out different kinds of RVs to see which matches up to your personal needs and best fits your budget.

If you do decide to try out a company that rents, be sure to read the fine print.  Sometimes the insurance is required as part of the rental term, if it is not, we do highly recommend purchasing the insurance.  It is common to have ala cart charges for things like cleaning and tank dumping.  Some owners will limit the distance you can travel or the number
of miles you can travel without incurring overage charges.

If you already own an RV or decide to invest in the RV lifestyle and purchase one, renting it out while you are not actively using it can become money in your pocket. Depending on your RV and schedule of availability many owners earn in the range of 5K-30K.  Some RV owners say that doing this has allowed them to live the life they have dreamed about.

Another part of the experience you will not want to miss, and possibly the best part of the experience will be the people you meet on your journey.  You will learn much whether it be from other newbies venturing out for the first time or the well-seasoned camping pros.  Open up to the adventure and you will not be disappointed in the journey.