Best Places to Camp in California

Best Places to Camp in California 

As you all know, the price of travel is quite costly. But who doesn’t enjoy a nice getaway? I’m sure many of you love to take your family on vacation, but have a hard time taking the time off and paying the cost of travel expenses. Have you ever considered traveling in a class b motorhome? This may be the solution for you and your family! Traveling in a class b motorhome, allows you to have your getaway, while saving a ton of money on travel expenses such as, air fare and hotel stays. Plus, there are tons of advantages to this form of travel. Traveling in a class b motorhome allows you to take your family where you want and when you want. On top of that, you don’t have to stay in just one place! If any of the above sound good to you, then how about considering the lovely state of California for your next family vacation? California has many well-known RV campgrounds that can suite your accommodations. Continue reading and learn about the best places to stay in California! 

1. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, North of Boulder Creek

Your pick of four waterfalls is the payoff for tackling the roller-coaster trails that fan out under gargantuan old-growth trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Consider the easy-to-get-to hike-in sites if you want more space and privacy. $25; (831)338-8860; book at reserveamerica.com

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2. Camp Edison, Shaver Lake, Northeast of Fresno

Shaver is one of the Sierra lakes created as part of a Southern California Edison hydroelectric project, and Camp Edison’s 252 campsites have electricity and cable TV. Half even have Internet. But power down: This camp has great lake access and mountain views. Campsites 119 and 121 have the best views but cost the most ($60). From $25; (559)841-3134; sce.com/campedison

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3. Cold Springs Campground, Sequoia National Park, East of Three Rivers

A glacial-cut valley, Mineral King is surrounded by 12,000-foot granite and shale peaks. Pick a site alongside the Kaweah River or in the shade of aspens. For homemade pie and a shower ($5; bring your own towel), head to nearby Silver City Mountain Resort. $12 (plus $20 park entrance fee per vehicle); no reservations; (559)565-3341.

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4. D.L. Bliss State Park, Lake Tahoe

It isn’t easy (or cheap) to claim a spot along Tahoe’s glorious west shore. But here you can swim and sunbathe at Lester Beach, marvel at Balancing Rock, or simply ogle Tahoe’s famously blue waters. Reserve ahead to nab beachside ($35; sites 141–165). From $25; parks.ca.gov or (530)525-7232; book at reserveamerica.com

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5. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Northeast of Crescent City

Set beside emerald Smith River, this camp is lush with ferns and old-growth redwoods. Walk to the 340-foot-tall Stout Tree and its mammoth brethren. $20; parks.ca.gov or (707)458-3018; book at reserveamerica.com

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6. Kirk Creek Campground, Los Padres National Forest, Big Sur

Scattered across a bluff, the sites are open to the stars and the sea. Pack dress-up clothes and blow the money you saved on lodging with a prix fixe dinner at Post Ranch Inn’s Sierra Mar ($$$$; (831)667-2800).$22; campone.com or 805/434-1996; book at recreation.gov

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7. Minaret Falls Campground, Inyo National Forest, North of Devils Postpile National Monument

Riverfront sites overlook the Upper Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River; some have views of Minaret Falls. The short hike to the Devils Postpile lava formation is a must. $20 (plus $7 transit fee); no reservations; (760)924-5500.

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8. Russian Gulch State Park, North of Mendocino

On the rugged Northern California coast, this campground offers an up-close look at Mendocino’s natural beauty, like at Devil’s Punch Bowl, where the ocean surges through a huge hole in the headlands. Don’t miss the hike to Russian Gulch Falls. $25; parks.ca.gov or (707)937-5804; book at reserveamerica.com

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9. Sabrina Campground, Inyo National Forest, West of Bishop

Bishop Creek flows past, and 2 miles away is trout-filled Lake Sabrina. Trails lead into the John Muir Wilderness with access to mountain lakes and the Sierra crest. Dine alfresco on hamburgers and homemade pie on the patio of the Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Cafe ($; (760)873-7425). $21; no reservations; (760)873-2500.

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10. Saddlebag Lake Campground, Inyo National Forest, East of Yosemite National Park

At 10,000 feet, this is the highest drive-to campground in the state and has a dramatic, above-the-treeline feel. Insider tip: Just ¼ mile from the campground, you can hop a water taxi ($10 round-trip) across Saddlebag Lake for an easy hike into the stunning 20 Lakes Basin. $19; no reservations; (760)924-5500.

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Take your pick and head on over to California now!

Used 2012 Chevrolet Conversion Van Explorer Hi-Top Review

Used Conversion Van Review | 2012 Chevrolet Explorer Hi-Top Conversion Van

The 2012 Chevrolet Conversion Van Explorer Hi-Top is a spacious van that will accommodate all of your needs.
The exterior of this Chevrolet is black with a wrap-around ground effect. The front of this van has a mesh chrome grill, as well as 20 inch premium chrome wheels, giving it an elegant look. The high-top roof gives this van more space and the ability to stand in the vehicle. On each side of the van, there are passenger doors allowing a more comfortable way of exiting the vehicle.

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The interior of the Chevrolet Conversion Van Explorer Hi-Top is what you will enjoy the most! The van features a dark gray leather with reclining chairs in the front and middle, for extreme comfort. The front seats also include heating, for those cold trips. But the third row, is the best row! This three seater converts into a three section sofa, or bed. With easy power recliners, you are able to quickly convert this row into what you please. The interior of this van also has wooden accents, cup holders for every seat, spacious head room, and a huge rear cargo space where you can fit all of your families luggage.
Not only, will you be riding in comfort, but you will have the luxury of being able to watch a 26 inch flat screen TV with a DVD player and wireless headphones for the passengers. If you choose not to use there amazing headphones, you can enjoy the surround sound and subwoofer. This van also includes LED accent lighting, for the movie theater feel. No one will mind a long drive with so much entertainment! If you choose not to watch the TV, you have the ability to listen to the AM/FM radio, which also has a CD and USB input. Rear passengers also have the ability to control the climate, and access to USB charging stations for all of you passenger devices.

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The 2012 Chevrolet Conversion Van Explorer Hi-Top features a 5.3L Vortec V8, which supplies the power you need, without being wasteful. The transmission is a 4 speed automatic, and this rear-wheel vehicle also has Stabilitrak. Making your drives safer in all weather conditions.
Ride in style with this 2012 Chevrolet Conversion Van Explorer Hi-Top.
Come on over to Classic Vans in Hayward, California to find this and many other incredible conversion vans!

Camping/Glamping in a Conversion Van

 

What are the joys of camping? 

The Best Parts of Camping

Camping is a wonderful and easy way to get some time off from our hectic schedules. Rarely do we get a chance to relax in complete silence. There is nothing like being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. Camping is a time to share experiences with your friends and family. How often do you get to lie beneath the stars looking for consolations, or make s’mores around a camp fire while telling ghost stories? Experiences like these will create memories that will last a lifetime. There are many different ways you can camp. 

 

Types of Camping

 

  • Tent Camping
  • Camper or RV Camping
  • Pop-up Trailer Camping
  • Motorcycle Camping
  • Cabin Camping
  • Backpacking Camping
  • Pack Animal Camping
  • Glamorous camping (Glamping)

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Camping in your conversion van is a quick and easy way to escape just for a weekend. Camping in your conversion van can be one of the easiest ways to camp. 

Camping in a tent will always be a favorite and traditional way to camp. Many campgrounds in the United States have become more glamourous; providing cabins, indoor restrooms, laundry facilities, air conditioning, and even Wi-Fi, hence the nickname “glamping.” So why not “glamp” in style?

Conversion vans are quickly becoming the “go to” way of traveling and camping at a lot of these campsites. Many conversion van owners are exploring the options of campgrounds that are equipped with water and electrical hook-ups, but still offering the experience of camping.

Fun Activities while Glamping

Hiking is and will always be one of the most popular activities to do while camping. Many of these campgrounds offer maps with different trails for many levels of hiking. Some campgrounds even offer other activities, such as aquatic fun, and tours exploring nature. Many campers also look for campgrounds close to a lake and river, which creates even more activities, such as swimming, boating, water skiing, tubing, and fishing.

Camping is a great way to get the family together for a quick getaway. Get away for a weekend, or even longer. There are so many activities to enjoy, whether you’re camping in a tent or in your luxurious conversion van

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Class B Motorhomes

Are you one to travel the road, but don’t want to own a huge motorhome? Would you prefer a smaller vehicle that offers the same essentials, as one of those larger motorhomes? If you answered yes to either of those questions, than a Class B motorhome is just what you need.

A Class B motorhome, while being quite similar to a passenger van, varies in size, due to its living and sleeping space. Because of a Class B motorhomes similar frame size and motor as a passenger van, a Class B motorhome is easy to maneuver.

A Roadtrek is a great option and something you will love to ride in. With its style and luxury, you won’t be able to resist taking a road trip whenever the opportunity arrises. Including features such as beds, entertainment area, living space, kitchen, and bathrooms; a Class B motorhome will quickly become your vacation home.

Classic Vans has a large selection of both new and used Class B motorhomes to pick from. With such variation, and great customer service, we guarantee that we will be able to figure out your perfect match for all of your needs. Our website includes a complete inventory and can easily be navigated, with photos, prices, and features.

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Servicing Your Class B Motorhome

Classic Vans shop is able to help with all of your needs, including everything from having work done, to something as simple as a fluid change. We have exceptionally skilled mechanics, who can help assist you with any questions that you have and any servicing you need. We will do whatever it takes to fulfill your needs in a timely manner, so that you can get going on your next road trip!

If you have any servicing questions, give us a call today at (866)-370-8222. We’d be happy to assist you!

Parts for your Class B Motorhome

Having a hard time finding a part for you Class B motorhome or conversion van? Talk to our knowledgeable staff and have them help you find what you are looking for.

We Deliver Class B Motorhomes Nationwide!

It doesn’t matter where you live, Classic Vans delivers nationwide! Find your perfect Class B motorhome or conversion van, but unable to come to California to get it? We offer you the option to deliver that motorhome or van, right to your doorstep!

Give us a phone call with any questions regarding our Class B motorhomes or conversion vans and we would be happy to help you! Our friendly staff will be able to answer any questions you have and we look forward to hearing from you. You can reach us at (866)-370-8222.

 

We Sell Vans to Canada

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Classic Vans Utility Vans is located in California. With such a large supply of conversion vans, we are the place to go if you are looking to buy. Right now is an excellent time to purchase a conversion van and we even sell conversion vans to Canada.

With the help of Classic Vans sales team, buying a van from Canada can be extremely easy. Here is all you need to cross the boarder:

  • A bill of sale for the van, marked paid in full.
  • A letter from the manufacturer indicating no outstanding recalls.
  • A clear certificate of title.

At the border, customs will be looking to see the GST based on the bill of sale totals and then, you will be on your way! It’s surprisingly easy and we will help you with each step.
If you have any other questions about purchasing a conversion van from Canada call 1-510-538-3150.