How to Make More Room in Your RV’s Storage

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RV storage is usually at a prime, especially when the whole family is on the trip or when you want to get a bunch of friends together for a hunting or fishing trip. However, you can make more of the storage space you do have so you can store more than you thought possible.

Interior Storage

If you have taller wardrobes, add shelves in the bottom so that you have more storage under the items that you hang. You could also add a second hanging rod so that you can hang more clothes in one wardrobe.

For overhead cabinets, add a shelf so that you can store more. To keep items on the shelf from sliding off, install a tension rod across the front of the shelf. You’ll be able to store twice the amount of canned goods or containers of food. Just leave one cabinet in its original form for taller items such as tall cans of spaghetti sauce or the taller bottles of condiments.

You could also add additional storage by hanging racks on the insides of cabinet doors for items such as foils, wraps and bags. Hooks inside cabinet doors could hold pots and pans; and you could install a small drawer under the table to hold small items including tableware.

Buy collapsible bowls, bins and other items so that you have tons of space when they’re not in use. They’ll store flat in a cabinet until you’re ready to use them. And, you could hang hammocks under the bunks in bunkhouse models so that those sleeping in those bunks can store personal belongings.

Exterior Storage

Many RVs feature large pass-through storage that look like you’ll never fill them up. However, once you start packing things in the basement storage, it seems to get small quickly. Mount holders on the wall for fishing poles to keep them up off the floor. Use crates to store things – you’ll be able to stack crates, creating more space. Just remember – when you run out of horizontal space, just go up!

Visit Pan Pacific RV Center

Stop by Pan Pacific RV Center to pick up any RV accessories you may need to help increase your storage areas; or if you are in the market for an RV, stop by our showroom to walk through the many floor plans we have available.

Campsites Close to Sacramento for a Staycation

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If you want to take the RV out this spring but really need to do a staycation instead, pick one of the RV parks near Sacramento. You’ll get to get out and you’ll be close to home. These places are great for short weekend trips just so you can rejuvenate for the next work week. They’re also perfect places to visit when you can get away, but the kids can’t get away, so you only have a weekend.

Ponderosa RV Resort

Visit this river destination for a weekend or week of rafting, swimming and kayaking. Bring your RV or pitch a tent. And, if you don’t want to break out the RV, you could always rent a rustic cabin.

Coloma Resort

Head over to Coloma with the RV, a tent if you want to rough it, or even rent a cabin. Wifi is available, as is a swimming pool and a playground for the kids. This is a great place if you just want to relax and get close to nature for a weekend or week.

Placerville KOA

Visit the Sierra foothills so that you’re near wineries, the American River, local casinos and Apple Hill. Some RV sites have full hookup. Sites may feature Internet, a patio and cable. If you’re going to pack a tent and rough it instead of taking the RV, tent sites are shady and feature a kitchen for cooking, electricity and room for games.

Sly Park Recreation Area

This park has 191 sites spread through 10 family campgrounds. Sites include a fire pit, picnic table, barbecue and nearby drinking fountains and vault toilets. The recreation area features areas for fishing in Jenkinson Lake, boating, hiking, horseback riding and photography.

Ice House Campground

Stop here for a weekend – or week – in the Eldorado National Forest. Enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, boating and jet skiing. Bring the RV or a tent if you want to rough it.

Visit Pan Pacific RV Center

If taking a weekend with Mother Nature in the comfort of a home away from home sounds like fun, stop by Pan Pacific RV Center to walk through the many floor plans we have in our RV showroom. We’ll help you pick the best RV for your family.

The 2016 Keystone Cougar at Pan Pacific

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If you are in the market for a spacious fifth wheel that sleeps up to four people, stop by our showroom to walk though the 2016 Keystone Cougar 333MKSWE. This model is just under 37 feet long and features three slides, including a slide in the queen bedroom.

The 333MKSWE Floor Plan

When you first walk in the door of the 2016 Keystone Cougar 333MKSWE, located at Pan Pacific RV Center, you’ll notice a coat closet on your right. Immediately to your left, you’ll see the dining room and kitchen. This model features a spacious rear living area. The dining area features a dinette, which is contained in a slide. In the same slide, you’ll find two comfortable chairs. You could replace the chairs with optional theater seating.

Across from the dinette, you’ll find the island kitchen. The island features storage and a double sink. The kitchen features a fridge and freezer, three-burner stove, overhead vent, microwave, a pantry and overhead cabinets. Just to the left of the pantry, you’ll find the entertainment center with a fireplace. The rear of this fifth wheel features a hide-a-bed sofa and more overhead cabinets.

Moving toward the front of the RV, you’ll walk up the steps into a hallway. The bathroom is on the right; and it features a large shower, toilet and vanity. Walk through the door at the end of the hall to enter the front bedroom, which features a dresser, night stand, queen bed, full-height wardrobe, a second night stand at the end of the wardrobe and an enclosed area that could be used as a second wardrobe or as space for a washer and dryer.

Visit Pan Pacific RV Center

Stop by Pan Pacific RV Center today to walk through the 2016 Keystone Cougar 333MKSWE and to learn more about this model including holding tank size, information about plumbing, heating and cooling, towing weights, storage areas and more. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any options that are available or about other Cougar models that are a better fit for larger families, including bunkhouse models.

January Events in Sacramento

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If you are looking for something to do while either in the RV or just to take a day, visit some of these Sacramento events throughout January. Combine events with visiting our showroom to walk through our floor plans if you are planning on purchasing a new RV this year or if you are planning on upgrading your current RV. Since we have tons of floor plans for many types of RVs, it’s easier to choose if you are able to walk through RVs that peak your interest.

Sacramento Antique Faire

On Sunday, January 10, 2016, head over to the antique fair at 2350 21st Street from 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to browse antiques from over 300 vendors from California and neighboring states. You’ll find collectibles that are 20 years and older, antiques, vintage clothing, jewelry, art, military antiques and more. Rain or shine. Admission is $3 for everyone 16 and older and free for those 15 and under. For more information, visit sacantiquefaire.com.

Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties

If you want to see the historic 1840s lives of trappers, visit Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park on Saturday, January 16, 2016, 2701 L Street from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission ranges from free to $7. You’ll learn about common 19th-century items, see how trappers worked and lived, see examples of traps and learn about the barter process Sutter used to trap and hunt on native lands. You’ll also get to see fur pelts, create a souvenir document with a quill pen and oak gall ink and learn how to start a fire with flint and steel. Learn how trappers cooked and set up their camps. And, watch demonstrations of black powder weapons and the firing of Sutter’s cannon. For more information visit suttersfort.org.

Historic River Cruise

On Friday, January 8, 2016, head over to Hornblower Cruises and Events, 1206 Front Street, for a one-hour Sacramento River cruise. View some of Old Sacramento’s historic sites from the cruise ship and listen to stories about historic figures and events including John Sutter, the Pony Express and the Gold Rush. Admission is $20 and reservations should be made in advance. Cruise times are 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. For more information visit hornblower.com/port/overview/sac+historic-river-cruise.

Visit Pan Pacific RV Center

Stop by Pan Pacific RV Center to walk through our floor plans if you are in the market for a new RV or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for service or de-winterization of your RV if you are getting ready to head out.