Davis Lakes Blog

Take Action and Protect Yourself from Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Posted by Davis Lakes on May 17, 2016 7:30:00 PM

The “poison” plants can be the bane of the summer. The three biggies that tend to cause an allergic reaction are poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. How do you avoid them you ask? The best ways we’ve found are to:

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Topics: Safety, Tips

11 Steps to Preparing Your RV for the New Year

Posted by Davis Lakes on Jan 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Are you ready for your next adventure? Here are 11 practical steps to make your RV safe, clean, and insured for the coming year.

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Topics: Safety, Tips, Traveling

4 Considerations for Winter Camping and RVing

Posted by Davis Lakes on Jan 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to store your RV. If you want to enjoy a more tranquil camping experience, then consider heading out instead of packing it in this winter.

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Topics: Safety, Tips, Campground, Traveling

More Mind your manners: RV Etiquette on the Road

Posted by Davis Lakes on Oct 20, 2015 11:50:00 AM

It’s a common practice for traveling RVers to stay overnight at a parking lot, truck stop or other private business while en route. Big chain truck stops, casinos, and big box stores like Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Camping World are generally RV friendly, but it’s still best to confirm that with an onsite manager as rules differ from place to place.

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Topics: Safety, Pets, Tips

Cats with Culture: 4 Tips for Taking Your Cat Camping

Posted by Davis Lakes on Aug 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We do not think of cats as being real road dogs, but that does not mean that you will have to leave them home alone, with a friend, or most heartbreakingly boarded at a kennel. Cats can become very amenable to travel if you consider their needs. Each cat has their own special set of concerns such as health, age, and habits. With just a little planning and effort, you’ll be taking your cat camping with your in no time!

Acclimating Kitty to the RV

Cats can learn to love travel if you give them a chance. They are naturally curious and love to explore new places. You may not know that cats are wonderful traveling companions, and neither do they. Take

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Topics: Safety, Pets, Tips, Campground

Traveling with Pets in an RV

Posted by Davis Lakes on Aug 10, 2015 12:39:13 PM

How to Bring Your Pets on the Road Without Fighting Like Cats and Dogs.

RV camping is like bringing your home to the campground. No home is complete without our pets, and one of the biggest advantages of having an RV is being able to bring them with us, mostly hassle free. Bringing our fur-babies along for the ride does have a different set of complications, but most can be mitigated through a little planning. Here are a few ideas that might keep the fur from flying on your next adventure.

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Topics: Safety, Pets, Tips, Campground

Keep Cool in the Summer: Beating the heat with cool eats and treats

Posted by Davis Lakes on Jul 20, 2015 2:11:00 PM

The sun is broiling, but what we eat doesn’t have to be. Sure, summer is the time for cookouts and s’mores, but those fires are best kept to the cooler evening hours. During the heat of the day, we crave the cold, and a hot bowl of chili just wouldn’t be appetizing. Let’s look at a few delightful dishes that might tempt us (and hydrate us) in the heat of the day.

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Topics: Safety, Tips, Campground, Camp Cooking

Camping Cabins: Stay Safe in Bad Weather

Posted by Davis Lakes on May 19, 2015 8:00:00 PM

If you’re heading to a campground with cabins, planning the trip a month or two in advance may help you prepare for the meals and sleeping arrangements, however predicting the weather is a bit more difficult. Severe weather events such as flash flooding and tornadoes are impossible to predict long range, but having a game plan isn’t.  Here are a few strategies for weathering the weather.

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Topics: Safety, Tips, Campground

Winter RV Camping, Be Safe!

Posted by Davis Lakes on Sep 5, 2014 2:47:00 PM

Winter weather is inevitable and will be here before we know it. It can make camping a challenge because it is a big change from the usual summer type camping but don’t let that deter you from giving it a try. Be sure to prepare ahead of time and keep the safety of your family in mind so you can have an enjoyable trip any time of the year.

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Topics: Safety

Are You Prepared For Severe Weather When You Travel?

Posted by Davis Lakes on Aug 29, 2014 11:53:50 AM

Severe weather is inevitable this time of year. Are you prepared for bad weather while traveling in your RV? Does your family know what to do when bad weather hits? We all hope it never happens to us but just because we don't want it to happen doesn't mean it won't happen. You should be prepared just in case it sneaks up on you. Everyone that is traveling with you should know what the emergency plan is, where the tools are that they may need, and what their job is. Severe weather is scary no matter where you are and if no one knows what to do that will add panic to the mix.

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Topics: Supplies, Safety, Tips