Must-Have Accessories for Outdoor Comfort

If your RV is like your house when you’re traveling, then what’s your patio? Well, it’s whatever patch of grass is outside your RV’s door. Though you’ll notice that there’s not much else besides grass. You need some basic outdoor comforts if you’re going to enjoy spending time outside your RV on a nice day. If you don’t have one of these items yet, be sure to stop by Pan Pacific RV’s parts and accessories store to pick it up!

Folding Chairs

Folding chairs are your best friend around any campground or RV park. They make a great portable and impromptu sitting solution for your life on the go, whether you’re trying to eat a meal outside, watch the sunset over the lake, or simply taking it easy on a beautiful day, folding chairs are a must-have for anyone traveling in an RV.

A Collapsible Awning

If your RV doesn’t have an awning included, you’re going to want a collapsible awning on board. On a rainy day this spring when you want to use those aforementioned folding chairs while you grill some steaks outside, you’ll be glad you have an awning over your head to keep you nice and dry. And on hot summer days an awning is invaluable as a means to keep you cool and unburnt by the sun.

An Outdoor Grill

Speaking of grilling steaks outdoors while it rains, you need a good outdoor grill to do that. Find something that’s relatively lightweight and small so that it’s easy to pack when you need to hit the road again, but that’s also of a good quality from a trustworthy brand. While your RV’s kitchen is more than adequate for making meals, grilling outdoors at all of the beautiful places you visit in your RV is a real treat.

Visit Pan Pacific RV

If you’re traveling through Northern California this spring, be sure to stop by Pan Pacific RV for any of your RV needs. From service to parts and accessories, Pan Pacific RV can help make your season of RVing easier.

Top DIY Projects for Your RV This Spring

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You’ll find many DIY projects to make your RV unique to your family and many of them will make camping or RVing more enjoyable. When you can make more room for storage or add some hand made decorations, your RV really becomes your second home. Try these DIY projects before you hit the road this spring to make your RV function better.

Shower Shelf Walls

Many built-in shelves in RV showers are open, which means that all of your bath products slide right off when the RV is in motion. This is an inconvenience you don’t have to live with. By simply taking some plexiglass (you can get some at any hardware or home improvement store) you can fashion retaining walls for your shelf. Use clear acrylic double-sided mounting tape and apply two 1/4-inch h-type clear shower door seals to each side of the shelf. You can then slot your plexiglass panel into the door seal.

Sliding Storage

Pass through storage is great, especially when you have a ton of stuff to pack in there, but reaching into the middle can be a chore sometimes. To make life easier, add a deep slide out cargo tray to the pass through storage. You’ll be able to pull the slide out so you can reach everything.

Office Space

If you have a bunk house but no longer use the bunk house because the kids are grown and gone, add a desk in the area. You’ll have a quiet space to use the computer for fun. Or if you work while you travel the country, you’ll have a quiet place to work.

Even if you don’t have a bunk house, but have extra bunks in the rear of the RV, you can convert the bottom bunk into an office space. Whether you leave the bunk in place and build a raised platform to fashion a desk or you remove the bottom bunk to make room for a desk, you’ll have a great place to work.


If you can’t find any great decorations for your RV and you like the rustic look, make your own wood pictures, frames, or clocks. You can purchase clock workings from any craft store, or even complete clock kits with numbers. Use a couple pieces of scrap wood to add a saying or a picture to with Hodge Podge or wood burning. You could even make customized picture frames to make the RV more rustic.

Visit Pan Pacific RV

Stop by Pan Pacific RV to walk through our many floor plans to pick the right RV for your family. Accessorize it by stopping at our RV parts and accessories store to pick up anything you might need to make the RV yours. And if you already have an RV and are not ready for something new just yet, be sure to give our RV service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.

West Coast Winter Destinations

Not all snowbirds have to head to Florida. In fact, the West Coast is loaded with snowbird destinations that simply can’t be beat. Whether you’re seeking a special place on the Pacific Ocean or a desert oasis with ideal winter temperatures, these three winter West Coast destinations offer everything you need to escape the cold this year.

Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is one of California’s most scenic destinations, and the artsy beach town becomes less loaded with tourists this time of year. Laguna is located just 50 miles south of Los Angeles and is packed with places to shop, dine and explore. Crystal Cove State Park offers the Moro Campground to RV enthusiasts who are seeking a campsite with a breathtaking ocean view.

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix may not be located directly on the coast, but it’s one of the best places in the west for active snowbirds. World-famous golf courses are coupled with an endless selection of hiking trails, five-star restaurants, countless shops and more outdoor adventures than you can cram into one winter. Another perk of setting your sites on Phoenix is that the area is littered with RV parks, offering nightly and seasonal stays for all types of budgets.

Santa Barbara, California

Not all parts of Santa Barbara are flooded with tourists, especially in the winter months. Also known as the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara will make you forget about your more northern home. Soak up the warm winter sun on the beaches, try your hand at surfing, snap photos of wildlife, dine at world-class restaurants and admire the area’s unique Spanish Colonial architecture. Santa Barbara is also home to the esteemed Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park, among many others, which offers a cozy place to park just minutes from the city and beaches.

Find Your RV at Pan Pacific RV

Escape the cold this winter in a brand-new RV from Pan Pacific RV in Sacramento. Our lot is fully stocked with the latest and greatest RVs in the industry for all price ranges, so you can start your dream RV lifestyle today.

The Bookstore Valentine’s Date

If you’re out on the road in your RV this Valentine’s Day, you might be trying to think up a fun date idea with your spouse or significant other. Assuming you’re close to a town, all you need for this date is to find a bookstore or library. Not only is it fun and free, but it will allow you to get to know your Valentine even better than you already do.

Start by taking your Valentine out for lunch at a nice spot (or you can make a meal in your RV before heading to town). At the meal’s conclusion, hand them a card that you’ve made. You can decorate it anyway you like and write what you want, but make sure that it invites them to join you at the bookstore/library and includes the following tasks:

  1. Visit the cooking section and choose a recipe that you would like to make for your Valentine in your RV’s kitchen.
  2. Visit the magazine section and fine a quiz in a magazine that you and your spouse can do together.
  3. Visit the children’s section and find your favorite childhood book or one that holds a special place in your heart.
  4. Find a book of jokes and pick one you think will tickle your Valentine’s funny bone.
  5. Visit the travel section and find the place you’d like to visit together in your RV the next time you hit the road.
  6. Find a book of poems and choose one that expresses how you feel about your Valentine.

Split up and complete your tasks, then reconvene and share what you’ve found. By the time you’re done, you’ll have spent a fun afternoon together in a mellow spot, shared some laughs, and learned more about one another. It’s a great way to have a thoughtful Valentine’s Day date and is so much better than buying the cursory rose bouquet and box of chocolates.

Visit Pan Pacific RV

Stop by Pan Pacific RV this winter to shop for a new RV. Tour any RV in the inventory and learn more about the models that interest you. If you’re not on the market for an RV, Pan Pacific RV can still help you with RV service before you hit the road.