Best RV Appliances to Buy

Shopping for your RV necessities is an important task. As any RV owner knows, appliances aren’t cheap, so you definitely want to get something durable and something that is going to actually work with ease. You don’t want to have to worry about using all kinds of crazy tools to get it set up, and you want to make sure it doesn’t take up too much of your precious space. Here are our suggestions for the best RV appliances to buy!

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Atwood (56494) DV 20S Stainless Steel Drop-In 2-Burner – This little stovetop is amazing because it is so efficient in fuel use. It’s also very easy to clean the stainless steel. It’s a good quality stove and has reasonably good valve flame control. The price is also a perk for such a great product!

Keurig Mini Coffee Maker – If you’re like most people, your day doesn’t start until you’ve had your coffee. The Keurig Mini Coffee Maker is a perfect fit for your RV kitchen. They’re inexpensive and durable, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it for a good amount of time.

Heininger 5995 58,000 BTU Portable Propane Outdoor Fire Pit – This fire pit is a nifty little thing, and puts off a great fire, contrary to what one might think by looking at it. It’s perfect for roasting marshmallows and enjoying a glass of wine by the fire. It definitely puts off some heat, so it will be great this time of year, and it fits nicely into your RV. You don’t have to worry about a big and bulky fire pit to lug around. This thing is great!

Sunbeam Rocket Grill – This popular grill is great for being on the road. You still get the convenience of great food, and you get the convenience of a no-mess dinner. This guy grills your food in pouches, and then channels the grease and fat to the bottom. This now only allows for an easy cleanup, and a healthier meal too!

Atwood Mobile Products 96110 Pilot Ignition Water Heater – 6 Gallon – Instillation for this bad boy is fairly easy, and it works great! It’s size keeps it from taking up too much space and since it has a pilot style ignition and not electronic, it works with no power and there are less parts that you have to worry about.

Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying an RV

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Buying an RV is a serious decision, and it takes a lot of thought and research. A lot of time and money goes into an RV, so it’s important to ask the right questions when you’re contemplating such a big purchase. Here are a few important questions you should remember to ask when looking to purchase an RV.

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What kind of RV should I get?

There are several different kinds of RVs out there; big ones and small ones, luxury or small travel trailers. It can be overwhelming when you start looking and seeing all your options. Everyone is different and everyone is looking for something that matches their travel needs. It’s important to do your research. There are some great sites out there that can explain each type of RV and what’s good for what you’re looking for specifically.

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How much maintenance should I anticipate?

It’s hard to speculate exactly what will go wrong and when, but you can always count on wear and tear to any vehicle after the years go on. Maintenance is always something to consider before making a large purchase like this. Something to remember (a common rule of thumb) is the bigger the RV, the more that can go wrong.

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How will you get your RV from place to place?

Will you be towing it? Or will it be one that you drive? This is a big thing to consider before deciding on what type of RV you want to purchase.

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Where are the best places to buy an RV?

Most people’s first instinct is to look online for anything these days, and that’s not a terrible idea, but if you really want to make sure you’re making the right purchase for yourself, you should seek help elsewhere. RV Shows are a great way to find good deals and get the correct information you need to purchase what’s right for you. RV Dealers are also a good place to start. Like car lots, they have salespeople who are informed and can help. Manufacturers are also a good place to start, with websites and plenty of information you can download and read on your own time.

5 Best Places to Eat

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Right in the heart of Texas, you are among some of the best places to eat in the nation. That sounds a little exaggerated, but we promise, it’s not. One of the best parts of any vacation (or we think any day, really) is good food. Most people want to try local cuisine, and eat at restaurants they wouldn’t normally be able to back home. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite places to eat in the area, in Waco and outside of our beautiful city.

 

Brazos Bar & Bistro – Waco

This little slice of heaven is just what you need on your vacation. They offer a unique dining experience with incredibly friendly service, and the food really is something special. They offer an assortment of decadent and flavorful food, and fun cocktails! You’ll be glad you gave this place a shot.

 

Café Homestead – Waco

This local little café is a special one. They offer all natural, organic food, locally grown and served. They serve 100% grass-fed beef burgers, among other tasty treats. On select Saturdays, they even serve offer a Farm to Table dining experience.

 

The Czech Stop – West

Ask any local where to get a good cup of coffee and kolache and this is where they’ll send you. Even Texans miles away know about this place, and there’s a reason for that! They have a plethora of baked goods and sweets, but they are famous for their kolaches, so this place is a MUST when you’re in the area.

 

Millers Smokehouse – Belton

This small town smokehouse offers great barbecue, something you know Texas does right, and the atmosphere is fun and laid back. They offer great food at a great price and really know what they’re doing in the kitchen. (Oh, and the sauce is to die for!)

 

Thai Garden Café – Cleburne

If you’ve never had Thai food, this is definitely the place you’re going to want to try first. However, it might ruin you for other Thai places because they just won’t stack up! They have lunch and dinner meals at great prices, and something that everyone can enjoy (even the pickiest of eaters.)

Top 5 Things to Do in the Area

Texas is an incredibly large and diverse state, with so much to see and do in and out of every city along the way. Riverview RV Campground in Waco is in the perfect location for you to get a little taste of everything this giant state has to offer. There are so many great things to experience with your family, and there’s definitely something for everyone. Here’s a list we’ve compiled of our favorite top 5 things to do the area, all just a convenient drive away from our beautiful campground.

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Texas Baseball

We realize that not everyone loves baseball, however, a game at Ranger Stadium is always so much fun! You get to feel the energy of the crowd, and the players trying their best to win, and you get to be a part of the friendly rivalry between the home and opposing team. Not to mention the fact that there are several delicious restaurants and happy hours inside the stadium. Much like Ranger Stadium, Minute Maid Park in Houston has great restaurants and great happy hour deals, and you’re guaranteed to see an amazing game. The Astros are kicking butt in the American League this season, having fought their way to the top, so you know they’ll continue to fight to keep their rightfully earned spot at number one.

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Austin

Austin is full of fun and crazy things to do, not to mention all the great places to eat. It’s kind of known for its variety of food and laid back atmosphere. Take a night out to see the South Congress Bridge Bats. They even give evening boat tours, which gives you a better opportunity to see the bats leave the bridge. It’s the coolest thing! If you’re in the mood for a good laugh and a great show, head on down to Esther’s Follies on 6th street. Of course, you have to see the state capital while you’re there!

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Fort Worth Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo has several informational and exciting exhibits, and also a ton of cute, furry little creatures that everyone will love seeing! Their newest exhibit, Safari Splash, is a HUGE HIT right now. Cool off from this crazy Texas heat in a fun little water play area, complete with a water dump tower. Safari Splash is only $5 with regular zoo admission. Everybody will love this fun attraction!

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Dr. Pepper Museum

A unique local treasure that we all love and adore is the Dr. Pepper Museum. Learn about the history of one of America’s favorite sodas, all while being entertained and surrounded by Dr. Pepper memorabilia. They have several different fun events throughout the year that you won’t want to miss out on!

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BSR Cable Park

Voted the number one cable park in the U.S., BSR Cable Park is a great (and safe) place to take your little daredevil! Don’t worry, there’s something for the more relaxed as well: the world’s longest lazy river! Who wouldn’t enjoy lounging around the Texas sun, but staying cool off in the slow moving water of the river? Also, check out the Royal Flush Super Slide! This might be the most fun thing you do on your trip!