Hunting with RVs

Planning CampOctober is that time of year to start thinking about indoors. Throwing up fall decorations in every shade between red and yellow, pulling out our favorite soup recipes, moving boots and scarves to the front of our closets – it’s endless on the rituals we have made each Fall.

Maybe the thought of RV isn’t really top of mind. In my house, October means camp.
Hunting camp to be exact.

RV Hunting

Weeks of planning go into finding the perfect spot for this group.. You can say these guys (and gals) are the RVers who don’t celebrate the last hurrah of the Summer with a final camping weekend. These campers take their RVs straight through Fall and one of the biggest trips of the year is hunting camp.

Hunting with RVs

If you ask any of them, coming home with a buck is less than 5% of why they do this each and every year. It can be a highlight for sure, but traditions are just that – something we do because we simply love it. Our group of guys take their RVs into the woods and “get lost” every Fall around their RVs, the group cook tent, campfires and tall tales.

Hunting Camp

There’s something to waking up before the sun and getting to your spot you found the day before. Knowing how many steps it takes you to get there because you’re tracking without daylight. Settling in and quieting yourself, and when you move around throughout the morning you do so with very deliberate moves, always looking for signs and knowing which way the wind is blowing. It’s a forced quiet that can feel like hours and times when hours feel like moments. You are up with the sun and around midday you find yourself back to camp.

Up with the sun

Camp has another feel to it. It’s louder there with sounds of breakfast, lunch and dinner cooking. Gear unpacking, log splitting, campfire crackling … but most of all laughter and stories of the day.

Campfire and Tall Tales

RVs are great for hunting camp. They bring the essentials from home. After a day in the woods hiking, you need a place to rest and recharge. GoRVing agrees and says “New ultra-light Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels make it easy to get in and out of the woods and convenient to get out of the cold. Outdoor showers mean clean gear for the next day. Full kitchens give you the option of dinner prepared indoors or over a roaring campfire. Locking storage compartments also let you store your gear safely overnight.”

Another great tip we found was from StayHunting.com where they suggest, “After you’ve decided you need an RV to make your camping or hunting trips more comfortable, you’ll want to make sure you choose an RV that is appropriate for the climate you’ll be in. For instance, if you’re hunting in a cold-weather area, you’ll need an RV with a heated underbelly and enclosed tanks.” They also recommend, “You wouldn’t believe how many people pack a motor home with hunting supplies, food, clothes, and forget basics like a jumper cable for their home on wheels. However, when the battery goes dead or a tire goes flat – everyone remembers they should’ve packed basic car tools as well.”

Montana

Our group also brings along a wall tent for a communal space for a stove and cooking and eating. Because we live in Washington state, we aren’t guaranteed rain free weather, so a bigger space instead of the RVs to break bread together is best. We recommend a Montana Wall Tent you can find at any Cabela’s or BassPro Shop.

We are taking 30% off ALL RV covers and accessories now through the end of October with discount code: FALLRV on our site. Just in time for the season. We hope you share the code with friends and family and we hope to be a part of protecting your next adventure outdoors.

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Hunting with RVs

Behind the Scenes with SkyShield

Last week our designers were busy fitting and photographing our NEW SkyShield RV Cover Collection at Poulsbo RV in Kent, WA:

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We fit Class A, Class C, Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels on a beautiful day, South of Seattle and saw how well they fit these models of RVs.

Check out the videos of the shoot here:
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A HUGE Thank You to our friends at Poulsbo RV. They let us come and find all sizes of RVs for our products to ensure we are creating the best fits possible.

 

Behind the Scenes with SkyShield

A cheers to tailgates

It starts on Thursdays now. Which wasn’t always been the case, but now we get to look forward to Thursday nights, Saturdays, Sundays and Monday nights. Its football season in America and nothing brings bigger fans out hours before kickoff than a good tailgate.

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We want to know, do you RV it or go old school with a frosty beverage from your truck’s tailgate? We’ve seen all kinds with all sorts of up-scaled versions of tailgate spreads from bloody-mary bars to chili cook-offs to rival restaurants.
(thanks in most part to Pinterest)

What about snacks. The hot-dogs are showing up with fancier sides each season and now we’re seeing pizza ovens make their way to parking lots near you. Showing up in simple team colors is apparently so 2014 – according to Martha Stewart, because she’s the first one we think of for tailgating too. Thankfully our friends at Gander Mountain have a checklist ready for this weekend’s games.

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How do you tailgate?

Source:
Martha Stewart.com via Jen Causey

 

 

A cheers to tailgates

Peephole Driving – Easy Solution!

It’s not the same!

Waking up to snow days just isn’t the same to us adults as it is to our kids. A quick scream of “SNOOOOOW” from down the hallway can send our own eyes scrambling to see “Just how covered IS the car?”  and right into the tailspin of the –  “That’s going to take another 15 minutes to scrape!!” Like you have another 15 minutes to spare in the morning after hitting the snooze button for the last ten minutes.

It’s a Winter trend. And one that most people won’t admit to, but most are also guilty of. Peephole driving. Yep, that little eye-level portion of your windshield that gets scraped off leaving the rest of your snow, frost or ice-pack to melt away via your car’s overworked defrosters.

PeepHoleDrivingDid you know that in some states, you can be slapped with a hefty fine? It is a summary traffic violation to drive with any ice or snow “which materially obstructs, obscures or impairs the driver’s clear view of the highway or intersecting highway,” says Trooper Adam Reed, public information officer of the Pennsylvania State Police. This applies to the front, back and side windows, and the fine for violation totals over $110 after mandatory costs.

Source: http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2014/01/12/peephole-driving-in-winter-can-be-very-dangerous/

10-003-012101-00hLuckily we have a quick solution – our Auto Windshield Cover!

– Keeps frost, snow and ice off the windshield
– Saves time after a snowfall, frost or ice
– Attaches with two click-close straps that run through the inside of the vehicle
– Easy and fast installation
– Anti-theft design—ends secure in doors
– Helps protect vehicle interior against UV damage and fading
-Folds and zips into a compact attached storage case
-One-year limited warranty

 

So the next time Jack Frost pays you a visit – cover up those windows the night before and wake up with the same enthusiasm as kids do on a snow-day. Or you can enjoy those last 10 minutes of hitting your snooze button.

 

 

 

 

Peephole Driving – Easy Solution!

It’s here!

The long wait is over …  it’s here, it’s finally here.

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! How are you celebrating the first weekend of Summer?

Whether it has you finding fish, water, the perfect camping spot or celebrating a recent grad at a BBQ,  we’re so thrilled we’re celebrating on our Facebook page today!

Here’s to a happy Friday and spreadin’ that summer lovin’

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It’s here!