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At Guaranty, we love RVing! We know we’re lucky—we get to spend all day every day thinking about RVs, researching the best makes and models, learning about great road trips and campgrounds, and generally keeping up on the latest RV-related trends, news and lifestyle tips. Best yet, our team of RV-enthusiast bloggers get to share all of that with you! If you’re curious about the latest and greatest in RVs and RVing, we invite you to visit the Guaranty Blog. Be sure to check back with us regularly for updates.

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Which is the Best State for RV Destinations and RV Travel?


The best state for RV Travel with an abundance of unique RV Destinations is Oregon, as voted by the readers of Trailer Life Magazine. Of course now you may be tempted to not read this article because we just gave away the ending, but there is that part of you that wants to know why. Plus we live in Oregon, there is no way we can be objective right, so you better read the whole thing in case I start making stuff up.

Oregon's RV History


Oregon and Guaranty share a long history with the RV industry dating back to the days of Country Camper, which evolved into Country Coach in the 1960's. At one time Oregon was the RV capital of the world, with many well-known brands built here in Junction City. In the hay days people would tour the Monaco or Country Coach plants and then visit Guaranty to purchase a vehicle fresh off the local assembly line. Today Winnebago runs a facility in the city limits and Forest River and Marathon Coach are just a few minutes away.

Voted #1 by the readers of Trailer Life


If you RV you are no doubt familiar with the publication, Trailer Life Magazine. It has after all been informing RVers about the industry and the lifestyle for over seventy-five years, reaching over a quarter of a million monthly subscribers and double that number online. That means nearly a million RVers had the opportunity to vote on the state that they felt was the best overall state for RVing. Even with a serious SuperPac that many votes would be hard to sway. So it’s safe to say it is the unrivaled scenery, the myriad of quality private and state campgrounds, and the abundance of RV support services that make Oregon number one!

RV Camping


In a way RV Campers built the American West. At the time we called their RV a covered wagon, but the concept is remarkably similar. Taking your house and possessions with you on the open road, eager to see what lies around the next bend. Of course most RVers today intend to return home after their adventures, but some still pursue the next destination as full-timers.


It is this natural wanderlust that brought Lewis and Clark to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, where they constructed Fort Clatsop near modern day Astoria Oregon. Looks like Oregon has been a destination for a long time.






The advent of the automobile was a precursor to the RV lifestyle, and by the time cars were affordable to the majority some inventive people were outfitting them for more than just a Sunday drive. They were building camp kitchens and incorporating sleeping arrangements into their vehicles from the beginning. In 1910 camping trailers began to roll off the assembly line and by 1920 there were multiple companies manufacturing “trailer coaches”, including Airstream, and by the 1930’s the canned ham trailer was beginning its popularity.
The Tin Can Tourists of the 1920’s and 1930’s and their Tin Lizzies braved the dust and mud before there were any transcontinental roads, camping on the side of the “road” and heating their meals in tin cans over gasoline stoves, giving them their affectionate moniker. It wasn’t until after World War II that the RV lifestyle really took hold. Improved roads and more available campgrounds helped accelerate the RVs popularity, while being able to travel in a lesser expensive manner appealed to family’s looking to spend their vacations enjoying the great outdoors.

Oregon


The great state of Oregon has some of the most diverse and varied geography of any state in the union. Travel Oregon designates seven different regions in the state by location and by ecosystem. Oregon boasts abundant coastal tidal pools and stunning high desert tundra that would inspire even Louis L’Amour.


Portland is a hip and thriving metropolis









while Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge are world renowned for their appeal to the outdoor enthusiast.




Crater Lake is often included in any list of the top natural wonders, and the Willamette Valley is a hot bed of incredible wine, craft breweries, and fresh produce thanks to the many seasonal farmers markets. Central Oregon offers year round outdoor experiences from epic mountain biking, rafting, and fishing in the warmer months to skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. No matter what type of flora or fauna you find beautiful and soul stirring, Oregon has that.
Oregon is only 395 miles wide East to West by 295 miles long North to South making 98,466 square miles of volcanoes, abundant bodies of water, dense evergreen and mixed forests, as well as the high deserts semi-arid shrub land. The majority of Oregon enjoys a generally mild climate, though given the variety of landscapes across the state there are areas that see some harsher conditions. Western Oregon, defined as anything west of the Cascades, which makes up roughly one third of the state has an oceanic climate heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean and is populated by dense evergreen mixed forests. This western third of Oregon is very wet in the winter, moderately to very wet during the spring and fall, and dry during the summer. Oregon's southwestern portion, particularly the Rogue Valley, has a Mediterranean climate. This means drier and sunnier winters and hotter summers, similar to Northern California. The northeastern portion of Oregon has a steppe climate, and its high terrain regions have a subarctic climate. Similar to Western Europe and the Pacific Northwest in general, Oregon is considered warm for its latitude, and the state has far milder winters at a given elevation than comparable latitudes elsewhere in North America. However, the state ranks fifth for coolest summer temperatures of any state in the country, after Maine, Idaho, Wyoming, and Alaska. Much of the eastern two thirds of Oregon, largely high desert, is semiarid to arid, has cold, snowy winters and very dry summers. Most of Oregon receives significant snowfall, but the Willamette Valley, where 60 percent of the population lives, has considerably milder winters and typically only sees light snowfall. Oregon State Parks.org Oregon State Parks page lists 196 state parks, recreation areas, and heritage sites with 46 of those listing RV camp sites. Private campgrounds are harder to quantify because not all campgrounds are willing to pay to be in one or all of the various directories. This means that to get an accurate count there are spread sheets and excel formulas involved, and well, we simply don’t have that kind of time. For sake of simplicity we will say there are far more private campgrounds than there are state run and the fact that they may or may not pay to be in the directories has no bearing on the quality of the park.
The beautiful Guaranty 7 Wonders RV Park is not listed in these directories, but it is a beautiful RV Park and conveniently located half a day from everything Oregon has to offer. There are online directories and booking sites that will list the vast majority of private campgrounds, and like most anything these days you can get an idea about the park by reading online reviews.

How to See All Oregon Offers


While Oregon is not large geographically, it is abundant with natural beauty and opportunities for recreation. Interestingly the amount to do and see throughout Oregon makes it a great vacation destination for those who like to plan every moment and those who like to see where the day takes them. You can plan a route and see specific sites and attractions, or you could wander and still happen across enough things to do that they may not all fit in one day. In fact it is our estimation no matter how you RV here it would take a month or better to see everything Oregon has to offer and then you would have to come back for the other three seasons to have fully experienced our great state. Of course a centrally located base camp is a wise choice whether you are a planner or a wanderer, and the Guaranty 7 Wonders RV Park is half a day away from everything. So whether it is your first RV adventure in Oregon or you know the out of the way attractions like the back of your hand, we look forward to having you stay with us now and next time.

Start Of The Second Camping Season

Breaking With Tradition

Labor Day traditionally coincides with the kids going back to school, the weather turning a little crisper and has long been the unofficial final weekend for the RV industry.
While tradition is nice everything evolves and the RV lifestyle is no different. So many manufacturers have begun to offer a wide variety of four season RVS that even camping in the snow of the deep winter months is warm, dry and comfortable. The proliferation of campgrounds public and private means you are never far away from a weekend getaway, and the kids don't miss any class time. School is important and there is no stopping Mother Nature, but the good news is Labor Day is no longer the end of the RV season.







Four Seasons Of Camping

Here in the best state in the union for RV Camping, Oregon, we enjoy all four seasons and September is often one of the best months to enjoy RVing. Reduced numbers at the campgrounds means more available campsites and less over highway traffic, so you can get to where you're going that much sooner. September temperatures are mild and the leaves begin to turn the warm tones of the gorgeous fall foliage to come. I have lived in areas of the world where you don't get all four seasons. For example Southern California experiences summer and summer light. This may sound nice in the doldrums of a gloomy Northwest Winter, but in my opinion there is something about four distinct seasons that helps keep our lives in rhythm. Not to mention the fact that a gloomy winter makes one appreciate the first blooms of spring all the more.


Four Season RVs

Northwood RV manufactures some well-known brand names, including Arctic Fox, Nash and the Desert Fox in La Grande, Oregon.
The Arctic Fox is so named because it was designed for the tough, unpredictable conditions of northern climates. Arctic Fox travel trailers, fifth wheels and truck campers are all certified for four season use. This includes heated and enclosed tanks and dumping valves, as well as top-quality insulation.
Heartland's RV offers the Yeti Extreme Weather Package. If you’ve got a luxury fifth wheel in mind, be sure to look at Heartland, and find out about the Yeti Extreme Weather Package. Yes, you’ll get a heated, enclosed and insulated underbelly, R-38 insulated floors, dual pane windows, and some of the other features that you find in other Arctic packages, like 120V electric holding tank heating pads on the holding tanks that you can turn on with one easy switch. But you’ll also get even more protection from the cold, thanks to a layer of R38 Radiant Technology insulation inside the front and rear caps, which reduces heat loss through the ends of the fifth wheel. The Pex plumbing in the extreme weather package is tested against freezing, but just to give you added peace of mind, the main waterline is insulated and has a 12V heater line that senses when the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and automatically turns on to prevent frozen lines.
If you like the idea of a motorhome, Jayco has one of the best rated cold weather Class C motorhomes, the Redhawk, and Newmar is the leader in interior temperature control thanks to the high R values of the insulation used throughout. Newmar even insulates the roof of their slide outs, an uncommon practice in the industry.

The Best RVs Are The Best For Cold Weather

The theme here is that many of the best brands we sell here at Guaranty also happen to be some of the best four season, and especially cold weather, brands as well. That isn't an accident or a coincidence. Guaranty is consistently recognized as one of the top RV Dealers in the country and much of that rating comes from customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction in the RV industry is equal parts the quality of the brands you sell and the quality of a dealerships response when something inevitably goes wrong. It’s not a popular admission in the RV industry but no matter how much the initial cost of your RV it will have issues that need repair in its life. Your house just sits there and it needs upkeep and repair, imagine if it experienced an earthquake every time you're home. So the trick is to buy a better quality RV from a better quality dealership, like Guaranty. The good news is we stock the 5 top rated trailers and the best motorhomes in their class from the likes of Newmar, Winnebago, and Jayco. The better news is that when you buy one of the better rated RVs chances are it is a four seasons RV.
So let’s begin a new tradition. Let’s begin to think of Labor Day as the official beginning of the second camping season.

Renewable Energy Is Nothing New At Guaranty

Thinking Green At Guaranty


While there is still some debate in certain sectors, 70 percent of Americans believe that climate change, or global warming, is happening. 53 percent think that it is caused mostly by human activities and a whopping 82 percent support funding research into renewable energy sources according to a 2016 Yale University study. Guaranty Locally Owned Chevrolet and Guaranty RV Super Centers have been supporting renewable energy for well over a decade and we are continuously looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Fossil Fuels


Since the industrial revolution progress has been powered by fossil fuels across the globe. Worldwide it is estimated humans consume 93 million barrels of oil and liquid fuels per day. Whether you believe in climate change or not it is hard to argue that, at that rate of consumption we risk running the planet dry.
Setting the pollution spewing from millions of smokestacks aside for a moment, finding alternative ways to power the modern world, that are not subject to ever dwindling reserves, may become a necessity sooner rather than later. Granted new oil reserves are still being discovered, but 2017 saw the fewest number of oil discoveries since 1940. Keeping in mind the advances in the discovery and accessing of oil reserves since 1940 that fact becomes even more uncomfortable. New techniques for oil extraction like fracking are in some eyes a solution, but to others they are a short term stop gap measure. Fracking is a relatively new, and possibly revolutionary, way to keep the supply of fossil fuels flowing, but concerns about its long term effects on the environment are beginning to be discussed. Not to mention the enormous amounts of water used in the process and the fact that there is some concern globally about vanishing fresh water supplies.

The Impact of Industry


Companies that explore for, develop and operate oil and gas fields gross domestic product estimates range from $77 to $107 trillion dollars, or 4.6% to 6.5% of the global economy.
Obviously the current investment in oil is significant and the number of companies and individuals who make a living in occupations directly and indirectly tied to it are vast. Guaranty Locally Owned Chevrolet and Guaranty RV Super Centers falls into the indirectly related category, we don’t sell oil in any large capacity but we do sell cars, trucks, SUVs, trailers, and motorhomes. Currently all of these consume fossil fuels, with the exception of the Chevy Bolt electric vehicle and the all-electric motorhome Winnebago has in development. (Sorry RVers but even when the Winnebago hits the market it’s limited range, 85 – 125 miles, will make it less than efficient as a true vacation camper. Its intended purpose is being used in the commercial vehicle market as a mobile classroom, blood or book mobile etc.)
Being in the Automotive and RV industries and being aware that as a whole neither industry could be considered very green at present can be a quandary or a motivator. The automotive industry is offering more and more green alternatives and the RV industry is gradually adopting greener manufacturing processes. Some RVs have “all electric” appliances that eliminate the need for the traditional propane system, reducing fossil fuel consumption without restricting the expected functionality of the RVs living quarters. And solar has been popular in the RV industry for decades with a handful of manufacturers including large solar panels in their vehicle designs as standard equipment. Solar is a great way to reduce dependence on traditional power sources and it doesn’t need a consumable fuel to accomplish said reduction. Its fuel is free and it shows up to work every day, all day. It's called the Sun, and even here in Oregon where we don't always see the Sun during the winter it provides potentially limitless energy. Thanks to ever improving solar cell technology panels are within a few percentage points of optimum output even on overcast days.

Alternatives to Fossil Fuels


Solar panels have evolved into state of the art components that continue to get smaller, thinner, more flexible and more efficient. The idea of creating energy from the sun has been around for centuries, think south facing sunrooms that take advantage of the sun for added warmth, but in 1839 French scientist Edmond Becquerel managed to generate voltage and current from rudimentary solar equipment. In 1960 Hoffman Electric had achieved a stunning 14% panel efficiency, and by 2016 that had nearly doubled to 29.8%. There is even a panel capable of 44.5% efficiency in a laboratory settings. In just the last ten years the cost of panels has become increasingly affordable, dropping from $8.82 per watt in 2008 to $3.14 per watt in 2017.
Better panels and lower costs are both contributing factors to the rise in solar installations, as well as evolving attitudes regarding alternative energy.

Guaranty's Commitment


At Guaranty we are proud to have embraced alternative energy for many years. Several of our existing building have ample solar panel installations and at the completion of our new RV Body Shop Guaranty will rival the largest renewable energy producers in Junction City, with a combined 16kW of solar power.
A whopping 298 Oregon made panels at 285 watts each have been installed on the new building, providing enough power to run 20 average households for a year. The power generated is dedicated to the operations of the body shop and should keep the building "off the grid" except for peak consumption, which is rare and short termed. The added benefit is that should the area lose power from the traditional power grid source, the building will not. That’s good because you don't want a body shop working on your RV in the dark.

We only have the one planet and while industry continues to consume its resources the idea that those resources are not endless and are harmful to the planet not only via pollution, but via the practices of collecting them as well is taking hold. Alternatives in energy sources, new manufacturing practices, and changing consumer attitudes drive the shift. Guaranty is proud to be ahead of the pack when it comes to offsetting our carbon footprint through green practices and alternative energy, and we look forward to a brighter future for all our neighbors on planet Earth.

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