Yesterday, the Tour of Duty, a group of 24 Australian and American fire fighters, police officers and military personnel biking across the United States, stopped by Jayco’s headquarters to say thanks for being a major sponsor by donating the use of two Jayco motorhomes.
The group started in San Diego on August 12 and will end in New York City on September 11, riding a total of about 2,600 miles. The ride aims to recognize the dedication and sacrifice of all first responders and military from both countries. Funds raised along the way will support the Wounded Warrior project and the New York Police and Fire widows and childrens fund. To donate or for more information visit www.tourofdutyride.com
Here are some pictures from the day.
RV’s, while they may be a home away from home, can lack the pleasures many are used to. So when the opportunity arises to get a gift for your favorite RVer (even if it’s yourself!), why not think of the little things? Things often overlooked, such as organizational tools and cookware as well as portable outdoor furniture is great place to start. Here are some more ideas:
- Comfortable chairs.
- Coolers that will fit enough for the family or occasion.
- “Hose Buddy”
- Cast Iron cookware and cookbooks (Lodge is a well-known brand of Cast Iron cookware).
- Campfire popcorn cooker.
- Hot dog/marshmallow forks.
- Camping books such as L.L. Bean’s Hunting, Fishing and Camping.
- Board games such as Camp from L.L. Bean.
- Movies, particularly themed movies like RV starting Robin Williams.
Do you have any other suggestions for great RVing gifts?
We all know how hard it is to leave our pets behind when we’re traveling, and taking them along can add even more happy memories to your RVing experiences. However, traveling with pets can create its own set of problems. What happens when your pet gets hurt while traveling? What if your pet gets lost?
Below you’ll find some handy tricks to making traveling with your pets a stress-free experience.
- Call the RV sites or campgrounds ahead of time to be sure your pets will be welcome.
- Be sure your pet has tags and they are up to date.
- Take your pet to the vet in order to be sure you are aware of any medical conditions they may have. Additionally, update their vaccines!
- Did you know there are pet first-aid kits?! Keep one of these around when traveling with pets.
- Make sure to incorporate your pets into any emergency plans you’ve outlined for traveling.
- Don’t forget the basics! A leash, food, treats, etc.
- And if you want your pet to get the full RV experience, take them with you when you do fun activities! Pets love hiking