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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On-The-Move 12-volt RV Cooling with TurboKOOL - Featured Sponsor

No "plugging in".
Great for Dry Camping
No Noisy Generator needed in RV Parks!

TurboKOOL (formerly RECAIR) is an evaporative cooling system (swamp cooler) for recreational vehicles/trailers – powered by a 12-volt battery or battery with a solar panel. A 50 watt solar panel is all you would need because it’s a very low amp draw (4.6 amps on high).

With the TurboKOOL’s quiet spin-cooling technology, hot, dirty air becomes clean, cool air as the spin-spray action washes out dust, pollen and impurities and reduces the incoming air temperature from 15 to 29 degrees. TurboKOOL fits all standard 14” x 14” RV roof vents, delivering up to 750 CFM of cool, clean air.

Weighing only 16 lbs. and measuring 35” x 22” x 11.5”, TurboKOOL is easy to install with simple hand tools. Replacement parts are also now available to fit the original RECAIR cooler.

TurboKOOL is available factory direct from Bachman Enterprises, Inc., 1-800-326-4410 or

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bass Haven Campground, Defuniak Springs, FL - Passport America Participating Park

Bass Haven's Lakefront Sites

Bass Haven is located in the panhandle of Florida, on Juniper Lake just outside historic DeFuniak Springs. There are also three natural springs located within a fifteen mile radius and one of the most beautiful coasts in the world, the Emerald Coast on the Gulf ofMexico, is only a short 35 mile drive from the Campground.

Clubhouse and Office
Bass Haven personnel look forward to meeting you and fulfilling all your RV'ing needs. Friendly and courteous service are hallmarks of Bass Haven and we want to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible. Bass Haven is a full service campground and offers visitors numerous amenities.

  • 24 hour check in 
  • Club house with large screen TV and games
  • General Store 
  • Fishing supplies
  • RV repair parts 
  • Laundry
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Cable available at each site
  • Friendly helpful service 
  • Propane exchange tanks
  • 20 RV sites
  • Rates available for one night, weekly and by the month 
  • Fish from our dock on Juniper Lake, or launch your boat at the public access ramp.
Large spacious sites with concrete pads.

Regular Rate $28*

NOTES: Maximum stay at discount price is 7 days. Visa and MC accepted. No discounts on tent sites, rental room and rental trailers. Pet friendly and family oriented. No smoking in any rentals or buildings.

Laundry and Showers

We stayed at Bass Haven Campground one night on our way to a Habitat build in Thibodaux, LA. This is one of the cleanest places we have seen in a long time. It is small with mostly long term occupants but all campsites are very well kept. There are only 5 sites available for rentals and only two with 50A available at this time, and 2 pull thrus. Sites are gravel with some on concrete. Very quiet and on the lake. I wish we had more time and will definitely call ahead to see if a site is available for our rig with two slides when we are passing thru again. “ Harry Johnson 3/16/2014

We are from Oregon and have been traveling since July 29,2012. We have made it to the east coast. We are in a campground called,"Bass Heaven", in Defuniak Springs. This is a small campground with only 20 spaces. The people here are just the best, they bent over backwards to make your stay a good one. The restrooms are so clean and neat. We are so happy we made this a stop on travels. Come see for yourself.” Sharon Loveall 10/23/2012
350 Bass Haven Road
Defuniak Springs , Florida - 32433
(850) 892-4043

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sands of Time, Avon, North Carolina - Passport America Participating Park

Planning this year’s vacation? Looking for something different? Tired of the amusement park lines, crowds of people, traffic jams and the rat race of life. If so CapeHatteras, Outer Banks is your key to Paradise. Miles of beautiful beaches, breathtaking sun sets. There is a lot to do or nothing to do but soak in the rays your choice. When you stay at Sands of Time Campground, located in the quaint fishing village Avon better known as Kinnakeet by the locals, you will enjoy the serenity of Hatteras Island as in days gone by with the modern convenience of today. 

Sands of Time Campground is a family-owned campground that is within walking distance of warm Outer Banks beaches, the Pamlico Sound, shopping, restaurants, Avon fishing pier, entertainment and pristine beaches.

Just two and a half miles down the road is "Canadian Hole", famous nationwide among wind surfers and kite surfers. The famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is just 6 miles away.

Helping make your vacation one you will long remember is our first priority”

Avon is 6 miles north of Buxton home of the world’s tallest lighthouse, 18 miles north of Hatteras village. Avon is centrally located giving you easy access to all areas of the Island. Only 1 mile from beach access ramp 34 - 2 miles from ramp 38.  Beach is approximately a 7-10 minute walk from park.

Park Highlights: 57 Total RV sites. Full hookups, water electric (20/30/50 amp service), back-ins, dump station, sewer, can accommodate RV’s up to 40 ft, 30 x 50 minimum campsite size, laundry, cable TV, restrooms, hot showers, biking, picnic area, Wi-Fi, and security. Two bedroom, fully furnished cottages including A/C and cable TV. Instead of a concrete parking lot, our campground is a well maintained oasis of grassy sites and beautiful shade trees. 

Sands of Time offers a 2 bedroom cottage with all the comforts of home at an affordable price, less than a camping cabin. Cottage has a large eat in kitchen, living room, 1 bath. Cable TV, A/C, Gas heat. Cottage is fully furnished except for your linens, towels, and paper products.

(Please you can make your reservation by calling 1-252-995-5596. The Cottage is a Saturday to Saturday rental. During the In Season, parcel weeks are only reserved 1 week in advance of check in date if available.)

Regular Rate $45-47*

Notes : P.A. discount is not valid during holidays. There is no limit as to the number of days a camper can stay as long as there are metered sites available. Reservations are recommended. Please mention Passport America Membership at the time of making a reservation. We do not accept credit cards. Cash only. *Get additional details (pets/charges/cancellation policy) here.

For reservations call (252) 995-5596 

40523 Northend Rd
Avon , North Carolina - 27915

Springtown RV Park, Springtown, TX - New Passport America Participating Park

Springtown'sonly RV Park with covered spaces and mature shade trees. Protect Your RV from the weather with their Covered Awnings & Patios.

Nice Clean Park located on Highway 199, 3 miles west from Highway 51 in Springtown TX on 9 1/2 acres with many sites for ALL TYPES and SIZES of RV's. 52 level sites with full hookups, extra wide back-in sites, and several covered sites. 20/30/50 AMP service, concrete patios, uncovered sites with picnic tables, Free Wi-Fi, laundry, Walnut Creek Water Supply, extra wide back-ins, parking for 2 vehicles at each site, and Daily/Weekly/Monthly rates.

Do you travel with your dog? Springtown RV Park has a large fenced PET WALK area so you can focus your attention on your dog. Plenty of space to through a Frisbee or ball, hold them, brush them, and spend some quality time each day with them, making the trip enjoyable for both you and your pet.

Regular Rate $33

Notes: Open year-round. PA is valid for 3 nights. No restroom or shower facilities available. Children and pets welcome. *Rates are for 2 people, $3 for each additional person.

30 miles from Fort Worth and 24 miles from Decatur. Located on Highway 199, 3 miles west from Highway 51 in Springtown TX. Please see website or call for directions.

Call (877) 220-4678 for more details or visit

Learn more about Springtown, TX here.

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Since 1992, Passport America is the original 50% Discount Camping Club. With our Discount Travel Card, members of our club receive 50% Discounts on nightly camping fees for campsites at over 1,800 participating campgrounds, RV Parks and RV Resorts in the US, Canada, and Mexico! Membership is only $44.00 USD for 1 year and pays for itself with just a few nights stay. Please contact us (800) 283-7183 M-F 8AM-6PM CST SAT 9AM-4PM if you have any questions regarding our services. We are always very happy to help you!