Monthly Archives: October 2016

Getting Your RV Ready for Halloween

Posted by | RV Culture

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Part of the fun of RVing is decorating your RV for the holidays and one of the better holidays for decorating is Halloween. Depending on where you are, you can make your site really spooky. Some campsite have lights everywhere, which means you can’t have dark corners to hide in or to place scary Halloween decorations that people see at the last minute. But some sites are pretty dark – and the darker, the scarier.

If you think decorating your RV for Halloween sounds like fun but you don’t have an RV, then stop by Woody’s RV World today to walk through several of the floor plans. Choose luxury models, toy hauler models, bunkhouse models and more.

Lighting

A dark site means you can use lighting to your advantage. Use a string of orange lights around the awning. Add battery-operated dim lighting around the site to highlight certain decorations and to create a spooky atmosphere.

Decorations

Use slabs of Styrofoam to create headstones and fences. Get a witch’s broom for the outside of your RV door. Add carved pumpkins with candles, though be careful there are no loose leaves that could blow into the pumpkins and start a fire. Find a hay bale to place at the entrance of your site so you can prop up pumpkins and scarecrows.

On the inside, place window clings on the windows. Add fake spider webs and spiders to set the atmosphere inside.

Candy and Dress Up

If the RV park you are staying at has a Halloween event or offers participation in trick or treating, be sure to have plenty of candy to hand out. To make it even better, dress up for the event – even if you are just handing out candy. Kids love to be scared so the scarier the costume, the better. They’ll remember this trip because of your well-decorated RV and your participation in this fun holiday.

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If you are camping on private land in the woods, you can do the same thing and it will be even scarier for your own kids. Don’t think that just because others are not around that your kids wouldn’t appreciate Halloween decorations. Instead of trick or treating, hide candy around the RV – inside and out – and let them find it to fill their bags.

Stop by Woody’s RV World before you head out to pick up any accessories you might need; or if you don’t have an RV and this sounds like a blast, then walk through our floor plans to choose the perfect RV for your family.

Motorhome Driving Made Easy

Posted by | How-To & Helpful Tips

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Hitting the road in your new RV for the first time can be intimidating. Although, that initial uneasiness shouldn’t keep you away from traveling. The following RV driving tips will help you hit the roads for the first time with confidence.

Make Yourself Comfortable

Comfort is one of the most important parts of driving your new RV. Be sure to adjust your driver’s seat and make sure you can comfortably reach all of the controls and pedals. Adjust your mirrors and become familiar with using your rear vision camera before you hit the road.

Maneuvering Your RV in High Winds

When crossing the country in your RV, there’s a big chance you’ll encounter high winds at some point. The first big gust of wind to hit your RV can really get your heart pumping, but it’s easier to maintain control than you may think. Slow down to a speed where you can successfully control your RV — no matter how slow that speed may be. Avoid weaving through traffic, tailgating or making sudden lane changes.

If the winds are too high to comfortably maintain control of your RV, it’s time to pull over and take a break until the heavy winds pass.

Making Tight Turns and Driving in the City

Driving in the city, or congested traffic, with your new RV from Wooyd’s RV World can be scary at first. It’s important to understand that turning your RV is different than turning your everyday vehicle. Advance your motorhome farther into the intersection before turning. This is necessary, because the front end of the vehicle is often extended beyond the front wheels. Similarly, you’ll need to turn into the left lane slightly before beginning your turn to the right. This maneuver allows the rear of your RV to make corners without traveling onto the curb.

One of the best steps you can take before hitting the road is to take an RV driving course. RV driving classes will provide you with the confidence you need to enjoy your RV lifestyle to the fullest.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Woody’s RV World offers RV sales, service, parts, and accessories in Albert. Serving Western Canada, we’re standing by to make your RVing experience as easy and fun as possible.

Ontario Road Trip

Posted by | Destinations

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Thinking about a road trip to Ontario to see the sights, but you’re not sure on the itinerary? This rough outline ought to help you get on your way, but leave you wiggle room to decide exactly when and where you want to go.

Toronto

The most populous city in Canada and the capital of Ontario, Toronto is definitely worth a visit if you’ve never been. A very cosmopolitan city and one with global influence, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture. Those last two ought to pique your interest if you’re looking to visit.

As to arts and culture, plan visits to the Royal Ontario Museum, one of Canada’s leading museums on world culture and natural history. The Toronto Zoo is also a great place to check out, home to over 5,000 animals across 460 species. The Art Gallery of Ontario contains a large collection of Canadian, European, African, and contemporary artwork.

The iconic CN Tower is a major attraction, with tourists visiting round the year.

Niagara Falls

Very close to Toronto is Niagara Falls, which we’re sure you’ve heard something about. The collective name for the three waterfalls that straddle the border between Canada and the United States, Niagara Falls draw thousands of tourists each year. The individual falls are named Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Queen Victoria Park on the Canadian side features manicured gardens, underground observation rooms, the Skylon Tower (which offers the highest views possible), and numerous trails that run parallel with the falls themselves.

There are also two casinos if you care to try your luck!

Ottowa

The capital city of Canada is always worth a visit. Full of history and charm, Ottawa is host to numerous festivals, interesting architecture, and plenty of fun activities.

If you time your visit right, you may be able to visit during Winterlude, the largest festival in Canada with hundreds of thousands of attendees each year.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Before you head to Ontario, or anywhere else, stop by Woody’s RV World in Alberta to make sure that your RV is in good shape for the road. Woody’s RV World offers RV sales, service, parts, and accessories for Western Canada with locations throughout Alberta.

October Events in Alberta

Posted by | Local Events

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October is the month for all things spooky and creepy. While there’s always stuff going on in Alberta, October is the only month for these ghastly events! And an RV from Woody’s RV World is the most comfortable way to get anywhere you plan to go this month.

Flashlight Cemetery Tour

Discover the scandals, disasters, trials, and triumphs of Lethbridge’s earliest citizens at the oldest cemetery: St. Patrick’s Cemetery. This tour is perfect for those who love the supernatural and for those just interested in folklore and history. Bring a flashlight and dress warmly. The tour is set for October 7 from 7-8pm.

Head to St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Meet at the west end of 6 Ave N, Lethbridge, Alberta. Tickets are available at the Galt Museum Store.

Train of Terror Excursion

The ultimate haunted house experience… on board a train! Embark on the Train of Terror, if you dare! Experience haunted railway cars, disturbing entertainment, and fear-inducing happenings aboard the Train of Terror. If you survive the travails, there’s a Halloween party waiting on the other end with food and drinks.

It costs $69.99 per adult and the trip lasts 2.5 hours. The location is Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh, Alberta. You may ride the train daily starting October 8 and lasting until October 30.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Visit Woody’s RV World this October for RV sales, service, parts, and accessories in Alberta. With 5 convenient locations, Woody’s RV World is Western Canada’s first choice for RVs, motorhomes, and travel trailers.