DIY Halloween Decorations for Your RV

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Traveling in an RV doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite holiday traditions. In fact, many RV parks and campgrounds have trick-or-treaters and planned festivities for Halloween. Get your RV Halloween-ready with these creative do-it-yourself decoration ideas.

Scary Glowing Eyes

All you need are a few cardboard toilet paper rolls, glow sticks and a pair of scissors to create these cute but spooky glowing eyes. Simply cut different eye shapes into one side of the toilet paper roll, insert a glow stick into each roll and hide them in the bushes or trees outside of your RV.

Halloween Silhouette Lamp Shades

Turn the lamps inside your RV into spooky decorations with a few pieces of construction paper, tape and a pair of scissors. Cut spooky shapes, like ghosts and bats, out of the construction paper and tape them to the inside of your lampshades. Turn all of the other lights off at night, and you’ll enjoy your cost-effective and easy-to-make decorations. If you don’t want to tape anything to your current lampshades, purchase a set of lampshades and glue the decorations to the inside instead.

Ghost Lights for Inside or Out

Forget about buying costly strings of Halloween lights that you’ll only use a few months out of the year. This spooky ghost light garland is easy to make and can be hung inside or out (just bring it inside if it rains).

Purchase a strand or two of white lantern lights and cover them with a light white fabric. Use a rubber band to tighten the fabric around the light, so the bottom of the fabric hangs down. Draw dots for the eyes and mouth on each piece of fabric, and you’ll be amazed at how cute your spooky ghost lights turn out.

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Best Fall Dishes

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When you are out on the road during the fall and winter months, especially if you’ve spent an entire day having fun, you will want some comfort food – and that means hearty food – ready when you get back in. While some people leave a slow cooker on when they are not home, we don’t advise that, especially in an RV. These are dishes you can make before you leave, then store them in airtight containers in the fridge and freezer.

You can pick up airtight containers and other accessories at Pan Pacific RV, so be sure to stop by for everything you need before you start out on this venture.

Roasted Venison

  • Oil or bacon fat
  • Venison roast – up to 5 pounds
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Beef bouillon cubes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Liquid smoke
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots

Directions:

Melt the oil or bacon fat in the bottom of the crockpot on 350 degrees or medium heat. Brown the venison roast on all sides. Add the water, spices to taste and vegetables. Cover and let roast for about 4 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the roast. About halfway through, taste the juices to see if you need to add more spices. Remove from heat, and let the venison and vegetables cool. Pack in individual servings in airtight containers.

Hearty Beef Stew

  • 3 slices of bacon
  • Any type of beef roast – it can be a cheap cut as using the slow cooker makes it tender
  • 6 cups water
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Green beans
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Liquid smoke
  • Louisiana hot sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Cornstarch

Directions:

Cut the bacon strips into quarters. Fry them in the bottom of the slow cooker on 350 degrees Fahrenheit or medium heat until they are translucent. Brown the roast in the bacon fat (all sides). Add the spices to taste. Cover and let cook for 4 hours. Taste the juices to adjust spices if necessary. Add all vegetables. Cover and let cook for 2 hours. Taste for spice adjustment. Remove meat and vegetables from the crockpot. Turn the temperature up to high. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Add to the beef broth (you can do this on the stove in a different pot to do this faster). Stir constantly until broth thickens. It won’t be super thick like gravy, but it will be thicker than water. Add the meat and vegetables back to the slow cooker. Cook the mixture long enough to make sure everything is hot – usually about 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and pack in airtight storage containers.

Be sure to stop by Pan Pacific RV to pick up any accessories you may need or to have your RV serviced before you head out for the fall and winter camping season.

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Best Scary Movies to Watch in Your RV

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To get your “scare” on during Halloween, there’s nothing like a spooky movie to set the atmosphere. With creatures of the night creeping along the screen, plan a movie night spooktacular with one of these Halloween favorites.

Classics and Current

Movie buffs who appreciate using the imagination instead of special effects will want to see Nosferatu (filmed in 1922). The silent film is a nightmare, oozing tension, and remains one of the all time classics.

Dracula, made in 1931 and starring Bela Lugosi, is the beginning of movie goer’s fascination with Court Dracula and his nocturnal activity.

The original Night of the Living Dead made in 1968 will stay with you for years. Filmed in black and white, the movie maintains an unnerving tone that has maintained it as a classic and cult film that stays in your head.

Halloween was the slasher movie of all slasher movies, setting the tone for horror flicks. Filmed in 1978, the movie has no limits when it comes to scary happenings and slasher scenes on All Hallows Eve.

In 1979, The Amityville Horror made its debut. It’s a solid Halloween flick with dark moments but still watchable by most ages. The house is the star in the movie and actually exists.

A Nightmare on Elm Street made Freddy Krueger a household name when the firm first premiered in 1984. There’s plenty of murder by the razor-fingered Krueger to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Stephen King fans will know the 1989 movie, Pet Sematary; this movie will make your skin crawl with the undead being furry pets.

Saw, from 2004, is a true psycho thriller with gruesome taking on a whole other level in this first in a series.The death traps are cleverly designed and watching them in action will make you squirm in your seat.

Evil Dead, filmed in 2013 has it all. Scary, creepy, and lots of gore. There are no CGI effects in the movie; what you see is what you get. Be prepared. The original 1981 version is jammed with evil, mayhem, and supernatural happenings.

Additional movies to consider:

  • The Shining
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Hellraiser
  • The Omen
  • The Haunting
  • The Thing
  • The Conjuring
  • Insidious
  • Sinister
  • Oculus
  • It Follows
  • The Babadook
  • Paranormal Activity

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Before heading out to enjoy a Halloween adventure, plan a visit to Pan Pacific RV for a maintenance checkup or a new or used RV.