Celebrating Independence Day In Your RV

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On July 2nd, 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved a resolution that declared the United States independent from Great Britain. On July 4th, 1776 the Committee of Five, headed by Thomas Jefferson drafted and proposed what we know as our Declaration of Independence. This great document was our first step in exploring our rights as an independent people with our own ideals, values, and dreams. This, in my opinion, is the birth of the American spirit. The same Spirit that cannot be contained, or told how we should live in any other way other than the way we choose. That is the freedom of life, liberty, religion and the pursuit of happiness.

It never escapes me though how the RV lifestyle embodies this same spirit. The ability to go anywhere you want, anytime you want, without leaving the comforts of home. Owing an RV, isn’t uniquely American. There are many other countries around the world where RVing, or Caravanning is very popular. In fact, PPL Motorhomes has sold and delivered many consignment RVs to overseas customers. It’s always wonderful to see that the spirit of travel, exploration and adventure transcends oceans and cultures. We all do it for the same reasons: Freedom and Happiness.

So, this year, instead of piling the kids, or grand kids in the car, put them in the RV and take them to see fireworks and Independence day celebrations…in Washington D.C.! Now, you know I’ve just being funny, but isn’t it nice to know that just by owning an RV, you could actually do it? Hmmm, sounds like a good idea for next year, doesn’t it?

Incidentally, I found a couple of interesting facts about July 4th that I thought I’d share with you. I found this on Wikipedia:

n a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day. [source: wikipedia.com]

I just thought this was just an interesting fact you could share while you celebrate the holiday. Remember, it’s not just about beer and BBQ, it’s about being an American and bleeding red, white and blue. Everyone have a safe and happy Independence day!

Getting Your RV Ready For Your First Christmas

There’s nothing quite like spending the holidays on the road in your RV, especially when it’s your first! There’s something to be said when you can spend your holidays away from home in “your Home Away From Home“. If you are a seasoned RVer, you understand that the holiday season can be some of the best times to travel. When you RV, you are never really away from home. Sure, you may live on an acre of land and own a 2,400 sq. ft. home, but for many RVers across the country, spending the holidays visiting family, or just traveling in their RV is just as nice (if not better) than staying at home for the season.

That being said, if this is your first RV and you are considering spending the holidays in it, you may feel a little apprehensive that the holidays won’t feel the same…don’t! You can decorate and jazz up your RV according to the holiday season with a small tree and decorations galore. Even just a little bit of decoration can really bring the spirit of the season into your RV. Take a look at this simple set up and tell me it doesn’t look just like home.

See just a little bit of decoration and you are ready for an RV Christmas.

Of course, that’s not all you can do! If you plan on spending time at the RV park, there’s even more way to bring in the holiday cheer. Why not decorate the outside of your RV just like you would your home? Not only will you feel more at home, but all of the other RVers you are sharing the park with will too. Trust me, you won’t be the only one with outside decorations up.

Your consignment RV store, PPL Motorhomes loves this time of year and we stock lights for all types of occasions and times of year, Check out some of the decorations we have to offer. Of course, if you are like us, you probably already have strings and strings of holiday lighting and decorations. Of course, space is limited in your RV or camper, so plan accordingly, but don’t let that stop you from experiencing your first Christmas in your first RV…you’ll never forget it.