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    Planning Tips for Your Next RV Trip

    Last updated 2 days 4 hours ago

    If you’ve already been on one or more RV trips, you know how much fun it can be to see the country inside a home on wheels. However, you are also probably familiar with the stress of traveling inside an RV or travel-trailer. Even if you are an RV veteran, there are some things you can do to make sure you have the best possible road trip. From creating a checklist to mapping out your route, here are some tips that will hopefully reduce the stress associated with planning an RV trip.

    Research Tourist Destinations

    Driving across the country in an RV isn’t like driving in a car. For one, an RV is much bigger and much costlier to operate. To keep your travel costs at a minimum, you should try to avoid any unexpected detours whenever possible. Before you head out on the road, research popular tourist destinations and make a list of everything you and your family want to see.

    Plan Your Stops

    Once you know where you are going, you can use mapping software (or good old pen and paper) to plan your stops along the way. This will help you plan your mileage and fuel consumption each day, so you can better budget your travel expenses.

    Make an Inventory and Packing Checklist

    Unless you are packing your RV for the first time, you probably have a decent amount of supplies inside. To help save money, and to make sure you only buy what you need, unpack and take an inventory of everything inside the RV. Once you know what you already have, you can determine what you need. Make sure to create a checklist so you can easily keep track of what you have and what is left to buy before you leave.

    If your RV needs a bit of work before you head out on the road, bring it to Nichols RV Center. In addition to our new and used RVs, we also provide RV service and repair. Contact us online or call us at (888) 694-9534 to schedule a service or repair appointment for your RV, travel trailer, or fifth-wheel. 

    Get Closer to Your Family with an RV Trip

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Everyone sets out on a family vacation hoping to get closer to the ones they love most. Unfortunately, flying or driving cross country in a car isn’t always the fairytale vacation people hope it will be. But when you take an RV, there are ample opportunities for new and life-changing experiences in the great outdoors. To learn some of the ways RVs help bring families closer, watch this short video clip.

    If you want to get closer to your family, stop by Nichols RV Center in Mesquite, TX and browse our large selection of new and used RVs. We also offer travel trailers and fifth-wheels. And if you already own an RV, our service and repair department can help you get back on the road. To learn more about our RV dealership and service center in North Texas, call us at (888) 694-9534. 

    Tips for Setting Up Camp With Your RV

    Last updated 23 days ago

    There are few experiences in life more enjoyable than camping in your RV. To get some tips for setting up camp with your new RV, check out the information below.


    If this will be your first time camping with your RV, you may want to have a campground escort take you to your campsite. Generally, escorts have had years of experience and can take you to your campsite and help you get your vehicle parked. If a campground does not have an escort on duty and you still need assistance, you might be able to ask another camper for help.


    The trickiest part of camping with an RV is parking the vehicle properly. To do this, figure out if you need to park the vehicle by pulling it in or backing it up into the site. Afterwards, park the vehicle carefully. Prior to parking, also make sure that your RV hookups, such as electrical and sewer connections, will not be blocked by plants or other items.

    Settling In

    After you have parked the RV, put the emergency brake on, level the vehicle’s wheels with jacks, and place wedges against the tires to prevent the vehicle from rolling away. Once these steps are completed, plug the RV’s power cord into the campsite’s power supply and turn on the AC setting on your fridge to avoid wasting propane fuel. Finally, connect your RV to the drinking water and sewer hookups available at the campsite.


    The last and most enjoyable step of setting up your RV camp is relaxing. Place your most comfortable camping chairs by the front of the RV on an outdoor carpet mat and sit down with your family for a few minutes. If you are hungry, you can also start the barbecue and cook a delicious meal while appreciating the great outdoors.

    For more information about RV camping, talk to Nichols RV Center. We are located in North Texas and specialize in RV sales and repairs, so schedule an appointment with us at (888) 694-9534. 

    Family-Friendly Benefits of RV Travel

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Nowadays, finding activities to do with the entire family can be tough. If you have a brand-new RV or are planning on buying one, however, this is an issue that you won’t have to deal with. Traveling in an RV with the entire family is beneficial for a number of reasons. First, by going out on the open road, both children and adults can see all of the sights North America has to offer. In addition, RV travel has become very comfortable in recent years, and most RVs are equipped with bathrooms, showers, and other amenities that the whole family will love. Finally, traveling in an RV is exciting and can really bring the family together, which is hard to do at times in this day and age.

    For more information about the benefits of family RV travel, give Nichols RV Center a call at (888) 694-9534. We have been in business for decades and can help you find the RV that is just right for your family. If you would like to browse our selection of new and used RVs, stop by our North Texas location today. 

    Key Features of the Coleman RV 314 BH

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Coleman is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality RVs in the world. One of Coleman’s recently developed RVs, the Coleman RV 314 BH, is a testament to the company’s commitment to creating products of unparalleled innovation and quality. To explore some of the key features of the Coleman RV 314 BH, read through the blog below.

     Outside Shower

    Traveling with an RV can be a lot of fun. A downside to spending a lot of time on the road, though, is the fact that it can be hard to find a place to shower and wash up. Fortunately, you will never have to deal with this problem if you have a Coleman RV 314 BH, since this RV has an outside shower that can keep you clean while you are out traveling. As a result, you will be able to enjoy the great outdoors and feel refreshed at the same time.

     LCD HD Television

    Spending time outdoors while camping in an RV can get old after a while, which is why it is so important to have an RV that has entertainment options available. The Coleman RV 314 BH comes equipped with a top-of-the-line 26 inch LCD HD TV. Consequently, whether you want to watch a sports match or catch up on a favorite TV show, you will be able to with this Coleman RV model.

     High-Quality Countertops and Air Conditioning

    Some RVs have flimsy, easy-to-break countertops. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Coleman RV 314 BH. This Coleman RV features durable solid surface countertops that can make food preparation and other cooking tasks a breeze. If you get hot while you are busy in the kitchen, you can turn on the RV’s ducted air conditioning system to cool off.

     At Nichols RV Center in North Texas, we sell and repair new and used RVs. To browse our selection of RVs or to learn more about our company, visit us at our website or call (888) 694-9534. 

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