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.

Ring in the New Year with our Best Fifth Wheels

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The year is coming to an end and thoughts of New Year travel destinations are dancing like sugarplums in your head. Problem is, you need to upgrade your current model, or, you’re considering purchasing your first recreational vehicle. Either way, it’s a big decision but the investment in figuring out which one will suit your travel itinerary best is well worth the time.

One popular choice in recreational vehicles is the fifth wheel model. Our staff at our French Camp, Morgan Hill and Sacramento locations at Pan Pacific RV Center are well versed in what makes a quality fifth wheel and are ready to help you make a choice from some of our best and special manufacturers.

These are just a few examples of our fifth wheel inventory that’s priced to sell and ready to roll.

2016 EverGreen Bay Hill 375RE – With 41′ 4″ and 5 slides adding to the interior spaciousness, the EverGreen promises smooth and comfortable luxury accommodations for up to 6 persons. The fifth wheel features a rear entertainment center, full kitchen and bath, and an extra roomy bedroom. Priced to sell less than the MSRP, we can save you nearly $10,000 overall.

2016 Keystone Hideout West 282RKS – This new fifth wheel features a cozy interior at 32′ 11″ and one slide to add to the roominess. Enjoy a queen bed, bath with shower, kitchen and spacious living area. This new RV is also priced to go home with you with a savings of nearly $6,000.

2015 Pacific Coachworks Sandsport F285FS (New) – This fifth wheel toy hauler is a super deal with a savings at over $16,000. If you need extra space, this one has it with room to sleep 8, plus an area to haul your toys. At 31′ 9″, you’ll also have a separate bedroom with wardrobes, bathroom with shower, equipped kitchen and pantry, and living area.

Give us a call and let’s talk about what you’re looking for in a fifth wheel and what we have available that will start your New Year off with a bang.

Holiday Treats to Bake in Your RV

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The holidays mean lots of goodies and treats. With these simple recipes, turn your RV into a bakery of delectable holiday delights.

We always have something brewing at Pan Pacific RV Center to whet your appetite for a new or used recreational vehicle.

Holiday Treats

Dark Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Granola Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 13 x 9 dish with parchment paper. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine 4 cups rolled oats, 1/2 cup almonds,1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 cup each pistachios and dried cherries.
  • Add 1/2 cup each brown sugar, coconut oil, honey, and nut butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the sweet mixture over the oat mixture and stir until combined. Add 1/2 cup  dark chocolate chunks.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish using a separate piece of parchment paper to press the mixture into place.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before cutting.
  • Wrap bars in parchment paper and place in an airtight container for storage.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix a 1 lb 1.4 ounce pouch of sugar cookie mix with 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 1/2 teaspoon mint extract, 1 egg, and 6 drops of green food coloring in a bowl. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Stir in 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips.
  • Drop small spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from pan.
  • Optional: Use red coloring along with semisweet chocolate chips or cherry chips.

Caramel Apple Cider

This delicious beverage goes great with your holiday treats.

To make a 1/2 gallon of caramel apple cider on the stovetop add 1/2 gallon of apple cider and 1 cup caramel sauce to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat stirring continuously until the caramel sauce is melted and cider is hot. Serve immediately in a mug.

Contact our staff at our Sacramento, French Camp or Morgan Hill center and let’s cook up something for the holidays like a new RV.

December Events in Sacramento

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Once December arrives, it usually means making plans for shopping and traveling to visit friends and family. It can also mean it’s time to take to the highway with friends and family to enjoy the many events scheduled throughout the month. Whatever your reason for traveling, here are a few events you might enjoy along the way.

If you’re ready to roll to December excursions and adventures with a new recreational vehicle, we have the goods to get you where you want to go at Pan Pacific RV Center.

Sacramento December Events

Magic of the Seasons – located at Cal Expo through January 3, enjoy ice skating, Chinese acrobats, and an ice skating show. This event also features one of the largest displays of festive lantern artwork.

Holiday Ice Rink – through January 18, you can “get your skate on” at the downtown ice rink on The Kay. For more than 20 years, this seasonal favorite lets kids and adults glide their way through a winter wonderland of fun and ice.

7th Annual Macy’s Theatre of Lights – the night will be lit up with the colors and magic of Christmas throughout the month of December at Old Sacramento. The event is free and features performances and an array of audio and visual effects.

PJ Day at the Zoo – this event is perfect for kids. On December 24 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. its free admission at the Sacramento Zoo’s Christmas Eve pajama party. Kids can dress in their favorite pj’s and spend the day with the animals.

Sacramento State Winter Jazz Festival – if you’re in the mood for smooth jazz, this educational festival won’t disappoint. The fest features The Sacramento Jazz Orchestra along with a variety of young musicians. It’s scheduled for December 12 at Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State University.

Give yourself a present this year by contacting our staff at Pan Pacific RV Center in Sacramento, French Camp or Morgan Hill to schedule a visit to check out our diverse inventory of new and used RVs.

The 2016 Jayco Eagle at Pan Pacific RV Center

The new year is approaching fast and it’s the time of the year when new recreational vehicles are being highlighted. This month, the manufacturer of the month is Jayco with its 2016 Eagle fifth wheels. For comfort, convenience, style, and functionality, the Eagle has it all.

Here at Pan Pacific RV Center, we know the ins and outs of our inventory and that includes the 2016 Jayco Eagle. To whet your appetite for something new for the holidays, here is a sampling of the amenities the three featured 2016 Jayco Eagle fifth wheels offer.

Jayco Eagle

These 2016 Jayco Eagle fifth wheels are available in three lengths: 34′ 5″, 35′ 3″ and 38′ 10″.  This allows buyers to choose the size that fits the needs of the travelers whether it’s a single person, couple or family.

The 34′ and 35′ each come with two slides for extra mobility. The 34′ sleeps 6 people and the 35′ sleeps 4.

The 38′ is equipped with 4 slides and sleeps up to 10 people.

Jayco Eagle Features

Jayco Eagle 38′ 10″ – This premier trailer is designed with sturdiness in mind. The trailer has plenty of room in the interior, a cargo carrying capacity of 2,470 lbs., ample fresh, gray, and black water capacity, water heater, LED lighting, hand-glazed cabinetry, queen bed, and bunkhouse sleeping area.

Jayco Eagle 35′ 3″ – This trailer has the same solid structure and water capabilities. Its cargo carrying capacity is 2,355 lbs. It also has a queen bed and features a rear kitchen area.

Jayco Eagle 34′ 5″ – Like the others, you can count on quality construction. The fifth wheel has a queen bed, tri-fold sofa, recliners and a fireplace and entertainment center. All three have a kitchen and bath. The 35′ and 38′ also have a dining area.

End the old year on a high note with a new recreational vehicle from Jayco. Call us at our French Camp, Morgan Hill or Sacramento center and we’ll be happy to answer any questions including how to go about financing your new fifth wheel.

Our Best 2015 RV Deals

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2015 is coming to and end, soon, and if you’re considering buying an RV, now is the time to take a look at available deals. From motor homes and fifth wheels, to travel trailers and folding campers, the sky is the limit when it come to floor plans, features and options.

Our 2015 deals at Pan Pacific RV Center will have you chomping at the bit with our excellent closeout inventory and sweet deals. Here’s a small sampling of what we have ready to roll whenever you are.

2015 RV Deals

2015 Forest River Solera 24LED – A great deal for a special RV. The diesel powered Mercedes engine has the get-up-and-go to get you where you want to go. Equipped with one slide, this Class C sleeps six, has a dinette, bath, kitchen, bunk mat, or entertainment center.

2015 Coachman Clipper 17 FQ– This 21 foot 8 inch travel trailer is just what you need for on the road adventures. The trailer features a dinette, bath, kitchen, queen bed, and can sleep three.

2015 Keystone Mountain High Country 356BH – At 39 feet 10 inches, five slide outs, and ability to accommodate sleeping arrangements for up to  eight people, this is a deal of a lifetime.  A full kitchen, bath, fireplace and entertainment center add to the sweetness of this deal.

2015 Winnebago Vista 26HG – This Class A shows off its style with 26 feet 11 inches of room, plus one slide for good measure. Features a bath, shower, L-shaped kitchen, queen bed, dinette and plenty of storage space.

2015 Outdoors RV Glacier Peak F26RDS – This fifth wheel has plenty of people space at 30 feet 2 inches, along with two slides and a sleeping capacity for four. It has a carrying capacity of 2,595 pounds, fresh, grey, and waste-water tanks, queen bed, sleeper sofa, dinette area and fridge.

Pan Pacific RV Center is your one-stop destination for new and used RVs, parts, service, financing, and superior customer service. Stop by or contact us at our center located in Sacramento, French Camp or Morgan Hill to find out what deals we have cooking.

The 2015 Keystone Cougar

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Choosing the RV that best fits your lifestyle and budget can be a challenge at any time with so many quality manufacturers, styles, and sizes available. Once you make the choice, the road is your highway to adventure where dream destinations turn into real getaway excursions.

Pan Pacific RV Center can help get you started on the road to everywhere with a select inventory of fine recreational vehicles such as the 2015 Keystone Cougar available at our Morgan Hill location.

Along with having one of the highest resale and trade-in values in the RV market, here are a few things to know about the Keystone Cougar travel trailer.

Basics

  • Trailer length is 34′ 2″ providing plenty of moving around room while still being easy to maneuver.
  • The Cougar 313RLI comes equipped with 2 slides adding more functionality for travelers.
  • The well planned fifth wheel trailer sleeps four people comfortably.
  • The floorplan is laid out with convenience and comfort in mind.
  • The trailer has an enclosed underbelly, oversized pass-thru storage doors, extra large windows that slide out providing cross ventilation, outside docking station, fully-ducted air conditioning, and more.
  • One-piece rubber roof without seams.

Interior

  • The Keystone 313RLI features a rear living room area with a hide-a-bed sofa and free standing dinette.
  • The kitchen area is equipped with a 8 cu ft refrigerator and microwave and a pantry for storage and solid  surface countertops for extra work space.
  • Steps lead down to the residential porcelain toilet in the bath area then on to the bedroom furnished with an orthopedic , dresser and wardrobe.
  • Day/night shades.
  • Gas/electric water heater.
  • 13,000 BTU furnace.
  • Hand glazed maple panels on upper and lower cabinet doors.
  • 19″ LCD TV.
  • Picture window at the dinette area.

The Keystone Cougar 313RLI has much more to offer including dry camping, convenience and safety options and packages.

Contact us at our Morgan Hill, French Camp or Sacramento center. No matter which one you visit, friendly staff will be be waiting to show you around and answer any questions about our inventory, financing or service.