Keep the Rodents Out Of Your RV

Let’s face it, no one wants rodents invading their living spaces, that includes your RVs, Houston. “Mice and Rats can get into my RV”? Yes. Mice and Rats can get into just about anywhere they want to, especially if there is food. This time of year is particularly bad. As the temperatures begin to cool, animals are going to be looking for warm shelter with a food supply. Wouldn’t you, after all?

Here’s the problem. Rodents can cause severe damage to just about everything. They’ll chew through wires, gnaw on wood, and leave their feces and urine everywhere (which can cause respiratory issues, by the way).

So , how do you keep unwanted RV guest out of your RV? Here are a few hints. Remember though, nothing is going to help more than looking over your entire RV for possible points of entry. If they can put their head in it, the can probably squeeze their whole body in.

If you do have a problem, you may need to get a local critter catcher to give them an eviction notice if you can’t clear it up with food source  deprivation and traps. If you have any suggestions for PPL Motorhomes that can keep our customer’s consignment RVs rodent free, leave us a comment.

Are You Ready To Sell That RV?

Spring is almost here and there’s not a better time to unload that RV you’ve been trying to sell and put the proceeds towards a new one! Stop looking out the window at your RV, wondering when someone will drive by and notice the “For Sale” sign in the window. Let us sell it for you! Between March 19th – 24th, we’re having our Spring RV sale. We won’t charge you anything until your RV is sold, and we’ll even give you a FREE Ultimate RV Cleanup (worth $450).

RV Consignment has been the specialty of PPL Motor Homes since 1972 with the experience of selling over 28,200 consigned RVs. We are the largest consignment dealer in the USA! Take a look at this video that goes into details about out consignment process:

We know that selling your RV is a pain in the neck, and that’s why you should let us do it for you! We have over 15,000 buyers actively receiving information via mail on our inventory of pre-owned RVs, plus over 30,000 buyers receive updates via email. That doesn’t include the over 750,000 visitors per month on our website. If your RV is in front of that many potential buyers, your chance of selling goes up tremendously.

  • Every week, hundreds of prospective buyers will receive detailed information on your vehicle by mail.
  • This information will include the price, a detailed description, floor plan, and condition rating or your vehicle.
  • Buyers have learned to trust PPL’s information and ratings. In fact, many will look only at vehicles listed with PPL.
  • Buyers rely on PPL to save them time and the frustration of “unqualified shopping” which increases the probability of selling your RV at a fair price!


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Keep Your RV Organized

A few days ago, I wrote about cleaning out your RV and removing all of the stuff you really don’t need. As we all know, when we let our RVs go, it’s very easy to start packing on top of old trip junk. If you haven’t totally cleared out your RV and decided on everything you do need, organizing isn’t going to do you any good. The idea is to get rid of useless stuff that is just taking up space and adding weight. Remember, every extra pound you have in your RV that you don’t need is just a waste of gas.

OK, let’s say you went through your entire RV and cleaned out everything you don’t need; now you just need to organize the stuff that “lives” in your RV. This is where a little ingenuity will come in handy. When we first bought our RVs, of course storage space was on out mind, but maybe we saw large open spaces and thought, “Wow, that’s a lot of storage,” only to find that stacking and balancing your items in your cabinets is just asking for trouble. What do you do now? Harness that space somehow. I’ve heard of RVers going as far as making brilliant use of space like in the video below.

If there ever was a time to visit a container store/organization store, it’s now. You can use glass dividers, plate holders, a lazy Susan for loose spices and condiments. You can pick up a few water tight tubs for large items and small items alike. The bottom line is, to simplify your RVing experience, try organizing your RV lifestyle.

Coach-net Roadside Assistance

Let me be the first say, if you are a RVer without roadside assistance… well, congratulations on being an expert RV mechanic too. You must have gone though years of training to be so confident in your roadside mechanic skills.

In all seriousness, if you don’t have some type of roadside assistance on call for your RV, then you are potentially gambling with your trip. I use Coach-net Roadside assistance, and no, I never leave home without it, much like I should my American Express card on some trips.

Anyway, PPL Motorhomes offers this great product designed with the RVer in mind.  Complete with everything you need from roadside assistance to concierge service,  24 hour tech support, all-inclusive for entire family coverage, coverage in any vehicle you are in, in-campground service, pays to tow to nearest qualified repair facility, Assist America coverage included,  PPL offers coverage for towable and motorized for just $119.50: that’s a bargain people. Buying through PPL Motorhomes will save you as much as $39.50 off retail.

The bottom line is that this is an outstanding service, one which we highly recommend! I’d never travel without the protection of road-side assistance. That’s not to mention all of the other amenities. Just having the comfort knowing that I have an emergency resource able to provide assistance 24/7 is worth the cost alone.

Listen to RVNana and get Coach-Net Roadside assistance before you actually need it.

…and don’t run with scissors!

What’s The Best Car To Tow Behind Your Motorhome

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Now before we even start talking about what’s better (or what’s best), just remember that this is all subjective people. I want you to know that there are a variety of options out there, some more appropriate than others, but all the options for a good RV tow vehicle could be a simple Mini Cooper, to a full sized sedan, to trucks and SUVs. Two things matter: do you have the right tow vehicle for your RV lifestyle, and do you have enough horsepower to tow it?

These are two of the most important things to consider. The towing limits of your RV may automatically rule out certain makes and models. However, if you are pulling a full sized SUV on an excursion that you’d only need a Fiat for, then maybe it’s time to rethink your tow vehicle.

Let me first say that those of you in motorhomes really understand the value of having a reliable tow vehicle. It goes without saying that having the added mobility that comes with a tow vehicle is extremely valuable. So, that got me thinking, “What Is The Best Tow Vehicle?” After doing research and hitting up forums, I started to get the picture that the best vehicle is the easiest to tow and can still meet your needs.

Check out the RV parks review forum here.

Now, we aren’t the world’s experts on tow vehicles, so make sure you consult other resources also. Specifically, start with your RV’s owner/operator manual. You will find appropriate tow weights in there.

What do you think makes up a good tow vehicle? What make and model has been your tow vehicle and why? PPL Motorhomes wants to know!

Daytrippin’ Texas App and Website Is A Great Resource

One of the great things about being in the RV industry and lifestyle is all of the really great opportunities to meet really creative people. My friend, Kiki Neumann, is one of those people. If you’ve ever been to PPL Motorhomes and looked inside my office, you may have notices the wonderful license plate art I have in there. Those came from her great imagination and artistic ability to turn your everyday license plate into unique art. So when she wrote me about a great web site and app created by friends of hers I had to listen. Below you will find excerpts from the letter she sent me urging me to check out a really unique and helpful idea. Let me tell you…I LOVE THIS IDEA!


I wanted to share this because you are so good at networking to RVers. I have some friends doing a wonderful website and app for the iPhone/smartphone for folks who do “day trips”  across Texas.

Daytrippin’ Texas

I thought I would tell you about them so you might consider mentioning them on your blog (RV Nana or PPL Motorhomes)  for folks who are traveling  throughout Texas. They are uncovering unique stores, events and specialty  places like farms or nature centers. It would be value added to when an RVer visits a place to see what is nearby currently and not from a guide or magazine published a year ago. They keep it fresh and it is helpful in real time to find out what’s going on while traveling.

Here is the website and they have a Facebook page also….

Kind regards…..Onwards,


Thank you Kiki for the suggestion. I know that I’ll be visiting the Daytrippin’ Texas website often! Plus, folk, I highly suggest you go ahead and check out Kiki’s really cool art at Kiki Neumann Creations. Her stuff looks great in home, office and RV!

Spring Is The Time To Sell Your RV

There comes a time in every RVer’s life when they  decide that it’s time for a change. Time to start shopping for a new RV. Spring is usually the time many RVers choose to start the process of looking for a new rig. They could be looking for something that is bigger, with more luxury. Or, they could be downsizing for a myriad of reasons as well. They look for new, but will certainly exhaust the used market as well looking for the RV deal of the year. If you are considering selling your RV, Spring is usually the best time to do it. That being said, it always make me wonder why many RVers choose to trade their RV in at a dealership as opposed to putting it on consignment. Not that trading in your RV is bad, but you could lose massive amounts of money, as opposed to putting that RV on consignment.

Think of it this way. Sure you can trade in your current RV and, in many cases, get less than half of what your RV is currently worth to put towards a new RV. But, wouldn’t you want to get the most money you can for your used RV? Of course you do! Well, consider putting your RV on consignment. Let me put it to you this way, PPL Motorhomes has sold 247 RVs in the last 45 days. You read that right: 247 in 45 days. Why couldn’t that be your RV? Oh, that’s right, because you were going to put it towards your trade. Maybe our video below will convince you to put your RV on consignment with PPL Motorhomes.

The bottom line is that we generally have more RV buyers than we have RVs to sell and that means your RV will sell faster and you will get more money for it! Anyway you cut it, you simply can’t beat 2,500 to 3,500 potential buyers per month. It’s really hard to get that kind of exposure if you are attempting to sell your RV on your own.

We have over 45 years in the consignment RV market which easily places PPL Motorhomes at the top of the list for both potential customers as well as those looking to put their RV on consignment. If you have any questions on either putting your RV on consignment, or purchasing a consignment RV, don’t hesitate to call either of our two locations: PPL Motorhomes in Houston & PPL Motorhomes in New Braunfels.

One Year Anniversary Of PPL Motorhomes New Braunfels

Hello, RV Nana readers! I wanted to write a quick post to tell everyone that, “It’s time to celebrate”! This month marks the 1 year anniversary of the opening of our fantastic PPL Motorhomes location in New Braunfels. This location is a popular destination for all Central Texas RVers. If you are an RVer, and you are looking for just about anything in the RV world, well, there’s a really good chance you’ll find it at PPL Motorhomes.

The great thing is that with our PPL Motorhomes location in New Braunfels, our Central Texas customers now have more accessibility in regards to buying a new RV, putting their RV on consignment and shopping 10’s of thousands of RV parts and accessories. If you haven’t been to the new location, and you live in the area, I think you will really like what you’ll find!

Finally, Happy One Year Anniversary to all of our friends, co-workers and customers at PPL Motorhomes in New Braunfels TX! Now, who has the cake?


Nothing Beats Tailgating In An RV

Football season is here and there’s already been a heap of controversy. You aren’t going to want to miss any more excitement from your city’s NFL or college team. So, what is the second best thing (besides going to the game itself)? Going to the game and taking your consignment RV for a little pre-game tailgating! There are a few things that you might not think about when you set out on your Ultimate Tailgating Adventure. defines tailgating as:


pertaining to or set up on a tailgate: a tailgate picnic before the football game.
That’s such a mild definition for such a great time! You’re certain to save money on food and drinks when you tailgate as opposed to getting food in the stadium. So, is there an ultimate tailgating RV? Not particularly, some may have more conveniences than others, but for the most part, any consignment travel trailer, fifth-wheel or motorhome will be extremely fun.  Almost as a much fun as you can have in the custom Newmar All-Star motorhome in the video below, specifically designed for tailgating.

Now I can’t guarantee that PPL Motorhomes would have this RV on consignment, but we do have a great selection of consignment RVs that are perfect for enjoying the pre-game festivities.