Davis Lakes Blog

Building a Medical Kit for Your RV

Posted by Davis Lakes on Feb 21, 2017 10:47:00 AM

Have you looked at your RV medical kit lately? Is it just some box of stuff that you bought at the drugstore a few years ago, then stashed in the bathroom and never looked at? Perhaps you have a hodgepodge of band aids, tweezers and ointments here and there scattered throughout the compartment. The odds are good that the band aids in that all-in-one first aid box have dry rotted and are stuck to the paper wrapping, and in the case of an actual medical emergency, gathering all the things you need that are in this cabinet and that drawer, will take more time than it should.

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Topics: Supplies, Safety, Tips, Campground

Know What To Do When Medical Emergencies Strike

Posted by Davis Lakes on Feb 7, 2017 12:18:07 PM

Medical emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time, in so many forms. Every day somewhere in the world something tragic happens; a child accidentally falls into a bucket, or someone clutches at their chest in pain. Frequently these dreadful moments occur when medical help is not immediately on hand and those who are near are the victim’s only hope of survival.

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Topics: Safety, Tips, Traveling

Must-Have Gear for the New RV Owner: Advice from RV Veterans

Posted by Davis Lakes on Jan 24, 2017 9:53:00 AM

Congratulations! You’re a new RV owner and are itching to head out on your first adventure.
But wait, not so fast! That RV may be missing some essentials. You don’t want to get to your camping destination and find out you don’t have some critical items. We did some research and asked RV veterans what the top “must have” pieces of gear they would recommend to the new RVer.

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Topics: Supplies, Safety, Tips, Traveling

How-To Help a Friend Choose the Right RV

Posted by Davis Lakes on Jan 14, 2017 8:56:00 AM

If you are reading this, you may well be a veteran RV owner, and you have likely poured over thousands of pages through the years to figure out what the ideal RV setup is. You have all the best RV bloggers on your favorites page, you can quote length, capacity, run-times of every make, model and year for all the best RV’s that have rolled on our great highways. You know it inside and out, and you can describe in great detail why Class B RVs are (the best, the worst... you know best), and why you MUST have certain pieces of gear that didn’t come with your RV.

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Topics: Tips, Traveling

Thanksgiving at the Campground: Don't Forget About the Kids

Posted by Davis Lakes on Nov 17, 2016 7:10:00 PM

Typically, Thanksgiving party ideas for adults are a bit different than Thanksgiving activities for kids. Think back to when you were a kid at family functions. Whether you grew up in a family with lots of kids, or if you were the only one, you likely weren’t as enthusiastic about family gatherings as your parents.

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Topics: Tips, Campground, Activities, Kids

10 Easy Crock Pot Recipes to Make Your RV Smell Like Home

Posted by Davis Lakes on Nov 7, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Ahh the crock pot! It’s such a wonderful invention, especially for those of us who don’t want to stand over the stove for hours. Just drop a few ingredients in the pot, set, and forget! Next thing you know, it’s dinnertime and all you have to do is lift the lid and Voila! Dinner is ready! Here are 10 of our favorite crock pot recipes from around the web that are easy and nutritious!

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Topics: Tips, Campground, Camp Cooking

10 Howling Good Recipes for your Campground Halloween Party

Posted by Davis Lakes on Oct 18, 2016 7:13:00 PM


If Thanksgiving is the king of autumn parties, then Halloween is certainly the court jester! Do you have any party plans? Kids party? Campground gathering? We’ve collected some of the best recipes for Halloween treats that suit the campground life around the web and put them here in one place for you!

1  “Poison” Candy Apples

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Topics: Tips, Campground, Camp Cooking, DIY

Hello Halloween! 5 Ways to Spooky Up Your RV

Posted by Davis Lakes on Oct 6, 2016 9:55:00 AM

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are starting to turn, and the nights are getting cooler. For centuries we have been enthralled by the Halloween holiday, originated by an ancient Celtic tradition the celebrated the end of their calendar year, called Samuin where young men dressed up as evil specters to fool the “real” evil spirits. In the 8th century, the Catholic church began to celebrate the day as “All Hallows Evening,” and the guiding traditions continued. Now, more than a millennium later, our children still dress up at ghouls and goblins (and superheroes and princesses) but now we’re just looking to scare up a little fun! What could be more fun than dressing our campground with holiday décor; ghosts and skeletons, witches and cauldrons? Here are a few easy holiday DIY projects that you can make to celebrate this centuries old tradition!

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Topics: Tips, Campground, Activities, DIY

10 Tasty Tailgating Treats

Posted by Davis Lakes on Sep 29, 2016 1:28:18 PM

Tailgate parties (not to be confused with tailgating in traffic!) are a classically American activity. These wonderful social gatherings may have been started in the back of pickup trucks, but they have been perfected by the RV. No matter whether you are hosting a tailgate or are just an invited guest, what makes a tailgate a party is the food. Here are a few great, easy to make tailgate party recipes that can be your ticket to being invited back!

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Topics: Tips, Campground, Camp Cooking, Activities

7 Must Have Items When You Go Camping with Toddlers

Posted by Davis Lakes on Aug 22, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Taking your toddler on a camping trip can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. Being as prepared as possible is key to having a fun family adventure. Today, there are all kinds of nifty products to make toddler camp life easy peasy! (Plus help you keep your sanity to boot). Here are some of our favorites.

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Topics: Supplies, Tips, Campground