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Hearthside Grove Event August 15th and 16th

Join us this upcoming Friday and Saturday at Hearthside Grove as we showcase a number of our beautiful coaches and treat our guests to entertainment and food. We would also like to thank our wonderful hosts at Hearthside Grove ahead of time for allowing us use of their stunning facilities and grounds this weekend. The event will take place Friday, August 15th – Saturday, August 16th. Event plans include: Wine, Beer, and Heavy Hours D’oeuvres August 15th at 4:30pm in the main clubhouse. Conducting a coach show from 9am-6pm August 15th and August 16th. We will be offering a total of 4 converted coaches for sale. Introducing a Lithium Battery Technology Coach, including a presentation by Johnson Controls 9:30am Saturday, August 16th explaining the Lithium Technology. Sponsoring a catered dinner and live music Saturday, August 16th at 5:30pm inside the main clubhouse. For more information, please take a look at our recap from last year’s event at Hearthside Grove or view the magazine below. Watch this post for updates after the...

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Seniors and Recreational Vehicles

Motor homes and coaches are always advertised as containing all of the comforts of modern life that a vehicle can hold. Although these recreational vehicles are touted as a home away from home, most families typically use them for vacations or as a quick getaway rather than their actual residence. However, many people have been creating a new trend in RV living, one that truly buys into the idea of a recreational vehicle as a motor home. As this article published by Forbes reports, many senior citizens have been purchasing RVs and driving them around the country, using the vehicles more as permanent homes on a perpetually traveling vacation. Those seniors who have trying to spend their retirements on the road agree that the lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Living in a small space isn’t so hard, especially with the freedom of the open road and trailer parks to enjoy all over the country. Of course, the nature of being constantly on-the-move is trying for some. Seniors who’ve enjoyed their...

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When Was Your Last Roadtrip?

*Proudly, we present our first guest post I had a friend in my youth who happened to be Irish. And in the Republic of Ireland, it’s still uncommon to take a trip out of town without seeing at least one guy or girl sticking out their thumb with the name of a town with too many consonants written on a piece of cardboard. So when she visited the States for a summer and suggested we hitchhike across Maryland back toward Washington D.C., I shouldn’t have laughed. But I did because that just wasn’t done on the East Coast. But she’s got that Irish temperament so, of course, I wound up standing next to her, thumb out, for two hours before we got picked up and dropped off about fifteen miles south of where we started. What a trip. Apparently, this isn’t the case on the West Coast. Thom Nichols, a journalist from Philadelphia, recalls traveling in western Colorado recently and being surprised that hitchhikers still line the roads in...

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Are You Looking to Hit the Road This Season?

When you cut loose and feel free to explore the American countryside on a road trip, you can enjoy some incredibly stirring sights to be seen all over our country. It’s February, and Valentine’s Day might be behind us, but we still have plenty of love to share here at the Panterra Coach & RV blog. When you’re planning your next road trip with you and a loved one, maybe you might want to check out some of these romantic getaway locations. These locations are renowned not only for their breathtakingly beautiful views, but also their amenities for couples who are looking to share quality time with a significant other. Tops on this list, available through this article published by CNN.com, is St. Simons, a small town that can be found on Georgia’s Golden Isles. White sand beaches, live oak forests and a local lighthouse serve to make this locale picturesque. Couples can enjoy bike rentals to see the 19th Century aspects of this historical town or visit one...

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Increased Profits For RV Dealers in 2014

The global economic recession has proven to be trying for many industries in our own country. After early losses in the real estate market, businesses involved with more luxury industries began to feel the pinch quickly. For a while, the outlook for the recreational vehicle industry was remarkably grim, as low sales and revenues led to plant closings across the country. As we’ve covered before here on the Panterra Coach & RV blog, the 2013 year was a banner one for RV manufacturers and sales firms in America. All over the industry, it’s easy to find signs of better days ahead. By the end of November, the RV industry had shipped a total of 299,451 units, the largest total at that point of a year for the past six years according to this article published by The Goshen News. This is in direct response to the higher levels of sales enjoyed by the industry in recent months. Other economic indicators point to increased profits for RV dealers in 2014....

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Regional Sales of Recreational Vehicles

When you’re looking for an idea of what futuristic living looks like in our society, most people need look no further than the latest models of recreational vehicle to hit the market. These floating homes showcase the perfect balance between a small residential space and all of the home amenities one could ask for, and then some. It’s interesting to consider, when talking a walk through one of these modernistic marvels, that the history of the recreational vehicle and mobile home began a long time ago, during some of the earliest days of the American automobile industry. Evidence of RVs on American roads extends as far back as 1923, according to this piece published by The Tampa Tribune. The image of the 1920s house trailer depicted in the article’s main picture shows how rudimentary the idea of this mobile home was. Constructed on top of what was likely a truck chassis for the Ford Model TT, the primitive RV shows a very boxy design with curtained windows. It easy...

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