Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spring Camping Destinations

Posted by | Destinations

Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies

Head to one of these destinations this spring in your RV if you’re looking for some good camping opportunities to kick off RV season. Stop by Woody’s RV World to pick up any accessories you might need for your trip. You can pick up space-saving accessories, outdoor cooking accessories, chemicals for the black water tank, and replacement parts for the RV.

Kluane National Park and Reserve, located in the Yukon Territory, is one of the largest protected areas in the world. The park also features part of Kluane Lake, which is the largest lake in the Territory. Watch the beautiful sunsets on the lake or look west to see the Saint Elias mountain range.

Pacific Rim National Park, located in British Columbia, is another “can’t miss” location. The national park is located on Vancouver Island and features Long Beach and the West Coast Trail. Spring and summer are great times to visit, but don’t wait until fall, as it gets pretty cold and rainy.

Banff National Park, located about an hour and a half from Calgary, is Canada’s oldest national park. It has tons of sights to see, including Lake Louise’s aquamarine water and the Ice Fields Parkway. Because of the mountains and the lake, it is considered one of the best places to take your RV.

Douglas Provincial Park, located in Saskatchewan, features cacti, beaches and tons of fish. This is the perfect place to go for those who want to combine fishing and hiking. Since you can see various landscapes, this is one of the best places to get pictures.

Spruce Woods is a newer park – it was established in 1970. You’ll see sandy dunes and can walk on tons of walking trails. This park also rents yurts if you want to sleep outside of your RV for a change. Additionally, the camping sites are very private.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Before you head out on a long trip, stop by Woody’s RV World to pick up any accessories you need, make sure your RV is in good working order, and grab parts, chemicals, RV toilet paper, and other items that you may need for this trip.

Green Living Tips on the Road

Posted by | How-To & Helpful Tips

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It’s no secret that RV enthusiasts love the great outdoors, and in an effort to give back to the natural wonders we love visiting, many RVers have chosen to travel green. And while some green RV additions — like solar panels and new engines — may seem a little out of budget, there are plenty of budget-friendly ways to live a little greener on the road.

Clean Greener

A number of major companies have started creating non-toxic, environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies and tank additives to reduce the amount of harm travelers cause when cleaning the interior and exterior of their motorhomes and travel trailers. Choose these products over more harmful ones or use other (more budget-friendly) non-toxic household items like vinegar and baking soda to clean instead.

Travel Together

Although it can be fun for large groups of campers to meet in separate RVs at the campsite, you can save the environment (and tons of money on fuel) by traveling in groups. Many RVs are capable of sleeping seven or more people, and they often house only two. Instead of meeting your friends at the campground, choose an RV and travel together.

Let Nature Help

Running the air conditioning in summer time can begin to feel like second nature, and sometimes we even run it when it’s not needed at all. Try using fans, shades and awnings instead of air conditioning on warm days, and always use those cool summer breezes to your advantage. In colder weather, choosing blankets over heaters can save a lot of unnecessary energy too.

Regulate Your Campfire

Campfires can spread at the drop of a hat, so always stay up-to-date on your campground’s fire rules as well as their daily weather conditions. And remember to keep your campfire small to reduce the amount of pollution that’s sent into the air.

Get Your RV at Woody’s RV World

There’s no better way to go green than to start living your full-time RV lifestyle. We’ve got all of the top new and used RVs for sale right here on our lot at Woody’s RV World, so be sure to stop in and make us your one-stop RV shop today.

Making Friends While on the Road

Posted by | RV Culture

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It can be hard to make friends outside of school or work. It can be especially hard if you’re spending lots of time on the road in your RV, never staying in one place for too long. That said, it’s not impossible to make new friends on the road. If you’d like to expand your social circle with some new people, try following these tips.

Don’t Be a Recluse

It should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: don’t be a recluse. Many travelers, without even realizing it, can stay cooped up in their RVs most of the time, only venturing out to hit the trails or perhaps go grab a bite to eat. If you want to meet new people and form friendships, you’ve got to get out there and socialize.

To this end, it helps to spend more time outside. RV parks and campgrounds are generally lively places and you can strike up a friendship by simply saying hello to your neighbors when you see them. You may find that you share common interests and can plan some activities together, like hiking, mountain biking, or rock climbing. You know you already have one interest in common: RVing. You can use that as a starting point to break the ice and discover what else you have in common.

Keep in Touch

The real challenge of making friends as you RV is that you’re going to go your separate ways sooner or later (probably sooner). It’s important to stay in touch until you can meet back up again in person. To this end, don’t forget to ask any friends you made at your current RV park or campground for their phone numbers and/or social media information. After you have their  info, don’t be afraid to reach out to them every now and then. If they’re as interested in maintaining the relationship as you are, they’re sure to respond. If not, there’s no harm in trying. Though not everyone you meet will want to keep in touch, there’s sure to be some who do.

Using Social Media to Find Friends

Of course, social media can be used to make friends as much as it can be used to keep in touch. Facebook, for example, has groups that you can join in order to make friends. These are special interest local or regional groups, so you know that you’re interacting with like-minded individuals from the get-go. For example, you can find a group for RVers in Alberta, hikers in British Columbia, or other similar interests. Start talking to other users and you may eventually find one that you get along with and then find an opportunity to meet up.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Before you hit the roads in your RV this season, bring your travel trailer, motorhome or fifth wheel by Woody’s RV World in Alberta. Our certified RV technicians will take all of the necessary steps to ensure your RV is safe to hit the road for another RV season.

Tips to Make Your RV Fridge Better

Posted by | All About RV’ing, How-To & Helpful Tips

Tips to make your RV fridge better

Your RV’s fridge isn’t any better or worse than the one you’ve got at home, but it does operate under stressful conditions. The bouncing and jarring as you travel down an uneven road, the variations in weather that you experience, being hit by direct sunlight since an RV interior is smaller than a house… all contribute to your RV’s fridge getting overworked and cutting its efficiency.

Instead of resigning yourself to inefficiency, do yourself and your food a favor and take measures to help your fridge out.

Install Plastic Sliders

There are relatively cheap plastic and rubber sliders that you can install in your fridge to keep things from moving about. They’re not normally useful in a house, but in RVs they’re ideal for keeping things in place while you drive. Many a novice RVer has come to the end of driving for the day, opened their fridge for a soda or snack, and found the juice box or milk carton falling out the door right on top of them. Prevent it from ever happening by holding loose items in place.

Level Your Rig and Keep the Sun Off the Fridge

When you stop in at a campsite or RV park, especially the uneven ground of the former, take some time to get your RV nice and level. You want your RV to be level anyway for purposes of comfort, but did you know that a level RV helps your fridge to operate better too? Another thing you can do when parking is to take into account where your fridge is located within your RV. Place your RV such that the sun, whether it’s coming up or going down, doesn’t shine through a window and hit your fridge directly. Not only will it cause a slight temperature spike from mere contact alone, but it can also hit your condenser coil and overwork it, causing cooling inefficiency.

Visit Woody’s RV World

Here at Woody’s RV World in Albert, we know all of the tricks — big and small — to helping maximize every aspect of your RV lifestyle. Give us a call, visit us online, or stop in and see us to upgrade your RV for the travel season ahead.