Giving Yourself Permission to Buy
Customers typically ask us how big the engine is or how many people the RV can sleep. These are easy questions that customers are comfortable asking and sales people are comfortable answering. But there are other questions a customer may need to ask that are a little more complicated. Such as I’ve spent my whole life working hard and saving money, now I want my dream RV, why do I have this ugly feeling in my gut?
Most people agree that when you are young and healthy you should earn money and set some aside for later. The theory being that when you are older you will be able to maintain your lifestyle even though you aren’t able to continue working. If you’re someone that did the saving part of the program really well odds are your brain is now wired in a way that is constantly whispering in your ear that saving is good and spending is bad. You probably even got to a place where you enjoy saving and dislike spending.
There does come a point that you need to rewire your brain if you want to enjoy the second part of your life as much as the first. First ask yourself a question. Why did you save the money in the first place? If you are being honest you may not even know why. You just know that you did, you are proud of what you have done, and spending it would unravel all you accomplished. This is irrational thinking. You aren’t undoing an accomplishment by spending your savings your achieving it. I’ll say that again, spending your savings is the goal.
Money is just a credit. An IOU from the rest of society to you. It’s possession represents half a transaction. You paid someone with your time or assets when you received the money but you haven’t really been paid in full for your efforts until you turn around and spend it and get some type of good or service in return. If you can get your mind right then buying the RV should feel good not gut wrenching. You are finally cashing in your IOU for something of value. Something nice that you can enjoy and use. The experiences and priceless memories that will follow are a lot more valuable than digits on an on-line banking screen.
I’ll close with this final thought. Think of a good friend. Someone you want the best for. Now picture them out having the time of their life in an RV. Now instead picture them at home staring out the window doing nothing with their day. Obviously, if you could choose, you would want your friend to be living scenario1 over scenario 2. Even if in the second scenario your friends had a few more bucks in their bank account you wouldn’t choose that for them. Life is about friends, family, experiences, and memories. It’s not about wealth, assets, and a false sense of security. We will all leave this life someday and no one knows when or how. There’s no time like the present to go get paid in full and get out and enjoy all the great things life has to offer.
- Make sure to get your RV winterized prior to winter season storage
- Inspect all exterior inlet and outlets for your furnace to ensure no insects have nested causing operational issues
- Maintaining your holding tanks; 1) flush out your black tank after each trip 2) drain the grey tank, use tank sensor treatment as needed for correct monitor readings 3) drain fresh water holding tank, use fresh water treatment if water smells or taste odd
- Familiarize yourself with location of fuses, breakers, and any water filters in case of issues
- Check your water level in each cell of each battery before your trip prior to charging to extend the life of your batteries as long as possible
- If you need help with any of these issues please give someone in our Service department a call. Sacramento (916) 920-3553 | Livermore (925) 443-0222
The Borrego Springs RV Resort
The small town of Borrego Springs is one of Southern California’s least known winter RV destinations.
It’s not near a beach, a mountain or even a lake, but Borrego Springs is an oasis in the middle of an arid desert, with warm winter temperatures hovering around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Billed as “Palm Springs without the crowds,”” Borrego Springs has RV parks that cater to winter snowbirds and especially golfers. The Springs at Borrego RV Park features
- Amble along the fairways of our 9-hole championship golf course.
- Practice your backhand on the tennis court with a private lesson or a friend.
- Square off in a fierce game of pickle ball!
- Soothe your muscles in our hot mineral baths.
- Catch & release bass, catfish, tilapia, or old golf balls at the 9th green.
- Let your dog romp around and play with other pups in the dog park.
- Soak in the sun by the pool or get a massage at our wellness center.
- Barbeque in your spacious RV site as you stare up at the breathtaking mountains.
- Stargaze upon the glittering night skies in our astronomy park.
- Meet new friends during one of our frequent social activities, such as the popular campfire Tuesdays, wine socials, or star parties.
Coach of the Month
Begin your journey with the one that started it all… the DRV Mobile Suites.
The Mobile Suites is the foundation that DRV is built upon. It offers all the comforts of home, all the conveniences of a residential kitchen and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve chosen the best construction available on the market today.
The Mobile Suites Aire is a luxury fifth wheel that was designed for single wheel trucks… Light in weight and aggressively priced!
This lightweight design features a 101″ wide body, a straight roof line with 8′ slides, full body paint, dual pane windows, disc brakes, level-up, hand laid vinyl tile flooring and soft close drawer guides.
Livermore Employee of the Month
Steven “Stevie” Petersen
Stevie is a sales associate at the Livermore facility. Stevie enjoys talking with people and sharing camping stories. Stevie is a full time RVer! Next time your in Livermore area stop in and congratulate Stevie.
Crock Pot Hot Chocolate! Creamy!
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 8 cups whole milk
- 2 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup liquor (if desired-optional) Baileys irish cream or Rum Chata works best
- Marshmallows for topping
- Add everything to a large slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours.
- Whisk after 30 to 45 minutes to make sure the chocolate chips have melted.
- Whisk before serving, top with marshmallows.
Makes about 16 cups of hot chocolate
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup salted peanuts
Combine the milk, the chocolate and the butter in a medium size glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir to combine and heat another 15 seconds if needed.
Add the extract and stir until smooth. Stir in the peanuts and marshmallows and scoop the mixture onto a parchment lined tray. Spread with a spatula to approximately 1-inch thickness. Chill until ready to serve. Slice into squares and Viola!
One question we get asked quite often is what will I do with my RV. RV storage facilities provide an easy solution for people who want to enjoy a roving lifestyle without the hassle of long-term upkeep. Although many people can (and do) successfully store their RVs at home, others may not have the space or have city limitations on what they can store on the property. Whatever the reason, there are many RV Storage facilities throughout California. A storage unit provides an easy and affordable solution for the long term.
Just do an Internet search for RV Storage, you might be surprised how many options are available to you.