Top Weekend Getaways Close to Fort Worth

Looking to get away this weekend but not sure you want to travel far? Luckily for you, living in Fort Worth provides you with plenty of options for great weekend trips with your RV. In this post we will share with you some of the top spots to take your RV for a weekend getaway.

Galveston Island, TX

galvestonFive hours south of Fort Worth you will find beautiful Galveston Island. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston is the perfect weekend getaway because it has beach, music, entertainment and plenty of family friendly fun. If you want to head down to Galveston with the family, make sure you take the kids to the The Galveston Children’s Museum. This museum offers plenty of educational activities in science, reading, math and more!

If you aren’t with kids, Galveston has a historic downtown district that is packed with plenty of amazing restaurants, shop and entertainment options. In addition to the downtown district, Galveston also offers tons of museums ranging from the Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum to the Galveston Railroad Museum. There is literally something fro everyone in Galveston!

As far as camping options go, we recommend the Galveston RV Resort. This resort features beach access, close proximity to attractions and a beautiful scenery. Other features include:

-Full Hookup RV Site (30/50 amp)
-Paved Roads
-Swimming Pool
-WiFI, Cable, TV Hookups
-Tiled Restrooms, Hot Showers
-Pull Through Sites

Austin, TX

AustinIf you live in Texas and have never been to Austin, you really should go! Only a three and a half hour drive from Fort Worth, Austin is not only one of the largest cities in the country, it is also one of the best!

Being a college town, some people think that it is only for young adults or college kids. If you let yourself think that, you will be missing out on all of the great attractions Austin has to offer. For starters, Austin is full of amazingly beautiful lakes and parks. If you are looking to take advantage of the great outdoors, make sure you stop by Lady Bird Lake or the Barton Springs Pool. Both have amazing scenery and feature tons of activities you can do with you or your family.

If you are looking for entertainment and shopping, look no further than historic Sixth Street. Pretty much anything you could want is on Sixth street. Breweries, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, all of it! You could make an entire trip just off of sixth street alone!

If you want to camp in Austin, we recommend Pecan Grove RV park. This park has everything you need to set up camp while also providing a beautiful scenery.

Oklahoma City

okcIf you want to leave the great state of Texas, head north for the weekend and stop in Oklahoma City! One of the more underrated cities in America, Oklahoma City offers plenty of activities to keep you and your crew busy for the weekend.

A must see in Oklahoma City is the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. One of the most appreciated museums in the country, you will get to experience the tragic events that took place during the Oklahoma City bombing. An important piece of history, the museum provides an emotional and special look at such a hard subject.

Oklahoma City is also home to one of the top zoo’s in the country. The Oklahoma City Zoo is plenty of fun for all ages and is sure to keep you family happy all day!

For RV camping in the area, we recommend Twin Fountains RV Park. This park includes plenty of family friendly activities, including a mini golf course!

United RV Center

We hope these trips will inspire you to hit the road this year and take advantage of weekend trips close to Fort Worth! If you need an RV or any parts, stop by United RV Center this weekend and let us help you get on your way to more traveling in 2016.

Get Out and Explore Texas

Get out and Explore Texas

This week is National Parks Week.  Across the United States, national parks will be offering free admission, special pricing, events and other activities travelers can participate in.  What a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors and explore Texas national parks at their finest.

Amistad National Recreation Area in Del Rio, Texas is unlike any other national park you’ll encounter in Texas.  Located on the southern part of the state, the Amistad National Recreation Area is an oasis in the desert.  It’s part of the International Amistad Reservoir that is known for its crystal clear waters, rich cultures, numerous water based activities, camping and hiking.

Because Amistad has such crystal clear waters, Oct-April, many visitors come out to go scuba diving and explore the vast underwater wildlife.  Visibility in the winter and spring months can reach up to 50 feet below, offering wonderful views of the underwater geological formations and sea life.  You can also go fishing and rent boats in the reservoir to enjoy year-round water recreation.

Another National Park you can visit is the popular Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas.  Located along the Texas-Mexico border and running along the Rio Grande River, it’s one of the most visited parks in the great state.  Spanning over 1,252 miles of terrain there is plenty to see and do.  The park offers over 150 miles of hiking trails that take you through stunning views of mountainous desert and rivers bends.  Camping is offered for those who wish to spend the night under the vast expanse of starry skies.santa-elena-canyon-347400_640

Whatever parks you decide to visit this week, take the time to get out and enjoy all the wonders that they have to offer.  Hiking and biking give you the opportunity to take in views that you cannot get by car or RV and it’s a great way to stay fit and active.  Visit www.nps.gov to find a list of more national parks near you.

United RV

If you decide to camp overnight at one of these national parks this week, stop by United RV’s parts and accessories store first to stock up on all your camping accessories. We are located at 5100 Airport Freeway, in Fort Worth, Texas.  Stop by and see us today!

Golf and Camping

Texas Golf

With Fall right around the corner, a little bit of relief from the heat is on its way. What better time to gather up your best golfing buds and hit the links?!

The Dallas/Ft. Worth area boasts more than 200 golf courses for players of all skill levels, but the entire state of Texas offers many more courses that are unique and perfect for a golfing road trip!

Golf trips are a great time not only to get out in your RV but also to play some rounds at some truly unique golf courses.

Here are some great golf courses we would recommend if you are traveling this Fall on a golf trip!

The Club at ConCan

The Club at ConCan is one of the more picturesque golf facilities in all of Texas. Just a small drive from San Antonio, the course will take your breath away as well as challenge your skills with rolling hills and perfectly kept grounds.

This course is perfect for RVers becaue Parkview Riverside RV Park is right by the course!

In the Winter time the nearby Parkview Riverside RV Park offers a great stay and play package with The Club at ConCan. For just $250/month per person you get unlimited golf with cart and unlimited driving range practice.

If this doesn’t intrigue you, the course definitely will!

The Dallas Cowboys Golf Club

Sounds exclusive right? While it is pricey for a round at the Dallas Cowboys Golf Club, the course is open to the public as a daily fee course and will leave you wanting more and more!

As the  world’s first and only NFL- themed golf club, the course will allow you to get a unique perspective of the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL all while playing on a championship golf course.

Stone markers around the golf course highlight the historical achievements of the team and a display of the team’s coveted Super Bowl trophies make an appearance as well.

If you are a die-hard NFL and golf enthusiast, there is truly no place better than the Cowboys Golf Club.

Twin Lakes Golf Course

Located in Canton, TX, Twin Lakes Golf Course is built around two beautiful lakes and an 1,000 acre tree farm to give the course and unique and amazing feel.

Combine that with great playing conditions and a friendly staff with several amenities, and you have yourself a great Texas Golf Course!

If you are taking your RV be sure to stay close by at Mill Creek Ranch Resort. Here you will find an amazing campground that is consistently voted as one of the best in the state!

Amenities include:

  • RV lounge and office
  • small store with grocery items and basic RV supplies
  • kids playground
  • pool area with stone waterfall and grill
  • outdoor pavilion with tables, grill, and cooking area
  • laundry room
  • clean restrooms with tile showers and tubs
  • fitness center
  • stone fire pit
  • free WiFi and cable
  • hiking trails along Mill Creek and the ponds
  • badmitten and volleyball courts
  • picnic tables located by the waterfalls, ponds, and under the trees

United RV

If you want to hit the links this fall with your crew in a new RV, let United RV help! We offer great deals on new and used RVs that are sure to please your wallet.

Do you need your RV serviced? At United we offer a service team that is staffed with factory RVDA certified RV technicians and installers. Don’t let anyone fix your rig, trust the best!

We hope these golf courses will give you some inspiration to gather up your foursome and hit the road this Fall!

 

 

 

Must Have Parts for Summer

Parts and Accessories Sale

We are “Ready for Summer” here at United RV, and that means we are offering great deals for you!

Have you been looking for new parts or accessories to personalize your RV? United RV has you covered this month with our “Ready for Summer” parts sale!

Here is our list of some must have items that you will need this summer to make sure you have the greatest camping experience out there! (Hint: These items are all discounted in the sale!)

1. Yamaha 2000 Watt Portable Generator

This lightweight, portable generator packs a mighty punch for only weighing 44 pounds. Perfect for campers who need a little extra energy, the Yamaha Generator is capable of producing 30 maximum amps.

Another great feature of this generator is that with new muffling technology, the Yamaha Generator is so quiet you can have a conversation next to it and not even know it’s running!

2. Pathway X2 Satellite w/ Receiver

This portable satellite dish from Winegard will have you and your crew watching crystal clear television with loads of channels, all from a little receiver!

If you have a DISH subscription, than the Pathway X2 is a perfect solution to all of your portable TV needs. The Pathway X2 works with your current DISH subscription to provide you all of the channels at no cost. If you do not have DISH, you can still enjoy the Pathway X2 with the convenient pay-as-you-go option.

3. High Profile Foot Flush Toilet

This classic style toilet features an easy pedal foot flush to prevent germs from toilet seat handles. It also features half and full stroke options. Half stroke adds water; full stroke flushes. The textured lid resists scuffing and the toilet is lightweight and easy to install.

4. Yeti Tundra 50 Portable Cooler – White

Yeti coolers are a must have, especially for Texas summers! If you have never tried a Yeti cooler, trust us, you will never buy another cooler again!

The Yeti Tundra 50 cooler is the most durable and coldest cooler on the market! Made of roto-molded construction, the cooler also features “T-Rex Lid Latches” that keeps your lid secure and a “Never Fail Hinge System” that is guaranteed to not break.

The Yeti Tundra also has “PermaFrost Insulation”, which offers you exceptional thermal resistance for unmatched ice retention, keeping your drinks cold even on the hottest days.

United RV Center

Take advantage of United RVs “Ready for Summer” Sale this month! The parts specials won’t last long, so get shopping today!

In addition to great parts specials, if you need a new or used RV, now is the perfect time to head down to United RV and take advantage of great sale prices!

We have all 2014 models marked down to make room for our 2015 models that are arriving. We also have drastic markdowns on Pre-Owned RVs that must go!

Stop on by today!

 

 

Texas Family Camping

Family Camping

texas outdoor familyHave you been wanting to get the kids or grandkids hooked on the outdoors? Did you know the state of Texas offers great programs for families to learn about camping?

Well they do, and the results are great!

Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a great program called Texas Outdoor Family, which holds programs throughout the year on various subjects related to the outdoors to get families excited about camping and other outdoor activities.

The best part of these programs is that no camping experience or equipment is required to attend these programs, just your body and the willingness to learn!

In Texas Outdoor Family programs you will receive hands-on instruction learning basic outdoor skills by highly skilled outdoor specialists and trained volunteers.

Some of the things you will be taught at these camps include:

  • How to set up and break down camp (including your tent)
  • Fire starting
  • Outdoor cooking
  • How to use a GPS
  • Geocaching
  • Introductions to a wide range of outdoor activities (such as fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching)

Camping as a family is a great way to not only get outdoors yourself, but to also teach young kids the importance and beauty the outdoors can hold.

With more and more kids being dragged down by all different kinds of screens, planning a fun, family camping trip can get them excited about the world!

Texas Outdoor Family clinics are held throughout the year at several different locations around the state.

If you are looking to get a head start on your camping game this summer, here are some events coming up that might get you started!

Cedar Hill State Park Special 2-night Family Fishing Workshop

May 2-3

This program will provide you with an opportunity to several activities such as fishing, camping basics and more. It will take place over the course of 2 days and does require an overnight stay.

Cedar Hill State Park Special 2-night Careful Kayaking Workshop

May 9-10

This program will give you the tools necessary to be comfortable kayaking as well as give you basic camping instruction as well!

This is also a program that requires an overnight stay.

United RV

Taking a family camping trip in an RV is a great way to spend quality time together. If you want to get in the RV game and take your family vacations to the next level, let United RV help!

We offer several new and used RVs for our customers to choose from as well as rental RVs for those that might want to try one out for a weekend!

Whatever it is you might need for your RV or travels this year, make sure to stop by United RV or call us at 888-903-9116.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

RV Kitchen Space Savers

Helpful RV Kitchen Products

When traveling in an RV, we all know that the kitchen is a very important place.

This is the space where the magic happens. Where amazing, home cooked meals will make you wonder why you ever go out to eat in the first place.

But sometimes, kitchen space can become cluttered, leaving you with no room to work your magic. Saving space in your RV kitchen is key, and making the most of your space is essential to the cooking process.

If you find your RV kitchen space is cramped and could use an upgrade, you can find several products that can help right here in the United RV online parts store!

Here are some items that can assist you on your quest to become clutter free!

1. Home Products Kitchen Kaddy

kitchen kaddy

Kitchen Kaddy

The Kitchen Kaddy is a basic storage organizer that is inexpensive and can save you lots of space. Your RV cabinets should be for food, not for space eaters like bulky cleaning items.

The Kitchen Kaddy simply screws onto the inside of your cabinets, leaving your cabinet with space but your bulky items not far away.

With the Kitchen Kaddy your shelves will be stocked with the items you want!

2. Camco Knife Safe

camco knife safe

Camco Knife Safe

Knives can take up loads of drawer space in your kitchen, sure, but they can also be dangerous if placed in an area that could fly open on the road!

With this Camco Knife Safe, get peace of mind knowing that your group will be safe, while having more drawer space!

The knife safe can hold seven knives up to 2 inches wide and can be attached to any door or cabinet, making them safe but also easy to use.

If you want to be safe as well as free up some space, the Camco Knife Safe is a great way to accomplish that at a low price.

3. Camco Splash/Splatter Guard

splash guard

Camco Splash/Splatter Guard

When cooking in such a closed environment like an RV, splashing and splattering of liquids can not only hurt the cook, but it can create quite a mess around the RV.

With the Camco Splash/Splatter Guard, you can keep the splash contained within the range, and keep everything else protected.

This high-impact, plastic splatter shield goes 11″ up your wall and is perfect for any cook that knows a little mess is necessary to create a great meal.

4. AP Products Jumbo Helper Shelf

AP Products Helper Shelf

AP Products Helper Shelf

Let’s go inside the cabinets for this next product.

Is there anything worse than stacking your grocery items on top of one another in a cramped cabinet, only to have them all come crashing down on you when you reach for the top item? Fear no more!

With the Jumbo Helper Shelf from AP Products, you can still stack your items, but now stack them on a shelf!

Simply place this shelf inside your cabinets to create more room and less clutter!

United RV

If any of these products interest you, you can buy them at our online parts store!

Our parts store not only features items for your kitchen, but for anything you might need dealing with your RV or camping!

From LED TVs to tent repair kits, we want to be your go to shop for all your RV parts and accessories!

Feel free to comment below to tell us what your favorite RV kitchen accessories are!

Level Your RV

Level Your RV with the Level Up® Towable RV Leveling

So you finally made it to your RV destination. The RV is parked and you are ready to get your trip started.

You stand up and stretch but realize…… you’re not on level ground!

Almost all RVers have experienced the unleveled ground of campsites and the numerous headaches that can occur.

Problems such as the coach swaying, doors swinging open, cookware slamming, or appliances not working are all frustrating things you shouldn’t have to deal with when camping.

rv parked on boardsFor years there have been many tips, tricks and methods for RVers trying to reach their ideal level. There has been the manual and electric jacks, wooden blocks, boards and so on.

Lucky for you there is a now a system that makes leveling your RV easy and pain free.

 Level Up® Towable RV Leveling

The Level Up RV leveling system by Lippert Components is the number-one rated hydraulic leveling system on the market, and it’s not hard to see why.

In just under one minute the Level Up will level your RV using a one-touch auto-leveling feature.

level up

           The Level Up Difference

No more breaking your back to level your RV with old boards and blocks that struggle to keep your RV stable.

With the Level Up, you get the patented six-point system which adds a pair of aluminum leveling jacks before the front axles, dramatically reducing the rocking issues that face all RV users.

In addition, it also includes an auto re-hitch memory function that remembers the exact height at which the RV was unhitched.

Other benefits of the Level Up® Towable RV Leveling system include:

  • Won’t put stress on the chassis that could damage the slide systems, sidewall and windows.
  • Impossible to twist the chassis and cause damage to the coach.
  • Front to rear, side to side, complete leveling coverage
  • Fully automatic, touch controls
  • Lightweight aluminum jacks

United RV

Here at United RV we are proud to carry and install the Level Up® Towable RV Leveling system.

United RVWe understand the pain that unleveled campsites can cause, and want to offer you a February service special on this product!

If you are interested in getting this system on your RV, give us a call at 817-834-7141, or feel free to stop by the dealership on 5100 Airport Freeway.

We look forward to seeing you here!