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Tailgating Tips for Your RV

October 28, 2014 - Tailgating season is in full swing, and as temperatures start to drop football games begin to take on a little different atmosphere. Your RV can be the perfect solution to less-than-desirable fall tailgating weather, and these simple tips and tricks will help you plan the perfect RV tailgating experience... Read More

Fall Road Trip Destinations

October 22, 2014 - Fall is one of the best times to hit the road in your RV. Destinations are less crowded, temperatures are mild and fall offers it's own unique set of sights and sounds. These fall RV destinations are some of the best in the U.S., but fall is flying by quickly, so don't miss the opportunity to book your fall RV getaway today... Read More

2015 Shadow Cruiser by Cruiser RV

October 15, 2014 - Your fall family fun just got even more enjoyable with the Cruiser RV Shadow Cruiser. Small touches make a huge difference in this convenient, comfortable and easy-to-tow travel trailer... Read More

Fall Recipes for Your RV

October 8, 2014 - Nothing beats a warm fall meal on the road, and that doesn't mean you have to stop at a roadside restaurant. These cozy fall recipes are easy to cook inside your RV after a long day of admiring the fall colors or traveling across the country... Read More

Inventory Feature: 2014 Crossroads Sunset Trail 34BH14

September 26, 2014 - Crossroads has taken lightweight fifth wheels to the next level with the Sunset Trail. And the 34BH14 model is the perfect family fifth wheel with all of the space and luxuries you need to live life on the road full time. This upscale yet affordable RV couples contemporary style with all of the latest RV features you've been dreaming about... Read More

September Adventures in Louisiana

September 19, 2014 - September may mean school is back in session, but that doesn't mean you need to end your RV travels. Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Louisiana, with the stifling humidity and even more stifling tourist crowds coming to an end. And with so many awesome events on schedule for the remainder of the month, there's no better time to start planning your September RV vacation than now... Read More

Great Reads While You're on the Road

September 12, 2014 - There's nothing like kicking back and reading a good book on the road. And reading a captivating road trip story can get you even more excited about your RV adventures. These five books are some of our favorite stories about road trips and outdoor adventures across America... Read More

Smart Recipes for the Road

September 5, 2014 - It's no secret that cooking inside a small RV kitchen can be frustrating, but it doesn't have to be. Once you've compiled a list of simple and quick RV recipes, you can start cooking meals on the road faster than you can order a burger at the drive through. So before you give up on cooking inside your RV, create a cookbook with these easy dinner recipes... Read More

5 Top Restaurants in Louisiana

August 27, 2014 - Louisiana, especially the city of New Orleans, is known around the world for its incredible restaurants and unique cuisine. But not all of Louisiana's best restaurants are in New Orleans. The following are five mouthwatering restaurants you can enjoy without having to enter the city... Read More

Make Every Mile a Memory!

August 18, 2014 - RV road trips are all about making memories with your family and friends. But when it comes to traveling as a family and meeting everyone's travel wants and needs, those travel memories can turn from good to bad pretty quickly. Follow these simple tips to ensure your next road trip is filled with fun, laughter, excitement and those unforgettable moments you'll still be talking about years from now... Read More

Inventory Feature: 2013 Keystone Montana 3900FB

August 11, 2014 - There's a reason the Keystone Montana has been the No. 1 selling fifth wheel in North America for 11 consecutive years. Whether you're interested in taking multiple road trips per year or are living life on the road full time, the Montana's comfort, convenience and luxury combine to create an RV lifestyle that's better than ever before... Read More

Happy Trails!

August 4, 2014 - RVing with your children is guaranteed to make lasting family memories, but traveling with kids isn't always easy. Shelley Zoellick -- a writer for the Families on the Road travel blog -- has shared her best tips for making RV travel with kids a positive experience... Read More

2015 Dutchmen Aspen Trail 2811BHS

July 31, 2014 - If you think it's too early to get an insane deal on a brand new 2015 travel trailer, it's not. We're taking nearly $10,000 off the MSRP of the 2015 Dutchmen Aspen Trail 2811BHS for a limited time, so you can get into a new RV before the end of summer... Read More

Yummy Recipes for Camping

July 25, 2014 - Camping is one of the best summer activities for a number of reasons, but aside from cooking s'mores over the fire, camping food is often less than desirable. Try these unique and delicious camping recipes next time you're at the campsite, and you'll never think of dining in the woods the same again... Read More

Sweet Summertime in Louisiana

July 18, 2014 - Summer is in full swing in Louisiana and that means festivals, events and outdoor activities are taking place all across the state. Fire up your RV and cruise to some of these unforgettable Louisiana events to round out the rest of your summer with a bang... Read More

2014 Evergreen Bay Hill 365RL

July 11, 2014 - Luxury and affordability rarely go hand-in-hand in the RV industry, but Evergreen has set a new standard in value with the 2014 Bay Hill. The 365RL is the perfect residential-style fifth wheel for travelers who want space, comfort and luxury for a price that wont drag them down... Read More

2014 Forest River Wildwood 26TBSS

June 27, 2014 - If you're convinced the luxury RV lifestyle is too far out of your budget, there's no better time than now to check out the Forest River Wildwood 26TBSS. This top-quality, brand new Forest River travel trailer is one of our featured RVs here at Bent's RV Rendezvous, and with a price tag less than $16,000, this deal simply can't be beat... Read More

Ready, Set, RV!

June 20, 2014 - The sun is out, the temperatures are up and there's no better time to jump into a brand new RV from Bent's than now. Between our entirely new location in Boutte and our well-established one in Metairie, we've got an unbeatable selection of new and used motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and pop-ups from the top RV manufacturers in the industry... Read More

Your Summer Road Trip Fun Checklist

June 13, 2014 - While it may be the destination that inspired your road trip, it's all of the stops and sights along the way that make the experience even more enjoyable. To keep your family and friends from getting bored on those long stretches between stops and during those long nights at the campsite, fill your road trip checklist with these exciting road trip games and boredom-fighting accessories... Read More

2013 Coachmen Freedom Express 281RLDS

June 6, 2014 - Not every luxurious and reliable RV needs to break the bank, and the Coachmen Freedom Express is on a mission to prove it. The deep slide 2013 Freedom Express 281RLDS provides comfort, durability and high-end features for a low price that won't ruin your family's fun... Read More

Check Out Our New Location in Boutte, Louisiana

May 30, 2014 - Bent's RV Rendezvous is bigger and better than ever with our brand new location in Boutte, La. Not only will you get to take advantage of our unbeatable Bent's customer service, Louisiana locals and travelers alike will be able to browse our massive RV inventory at a location that's conveniently located right on Highway 90 near New Orleans... Read More

2013 Forest River Heritage Glen 286RLT

May 23, 2014 - When you're looking for a top-quality fifth wheel with a residential feel to last you year after year of life on the road, you'll fall in love with the Forest River Heritage Glen 286RLT. From the well-crafted crown moldings to the designer fabrics in every room, you'll always feel comfortable at home in your Forest River Heritage Glen... Read More

Tips and Tricks for Your Next RV Trip

May 16, 2014 - The RV lifestyle is all about seeing new sights and experiencing new adventures. And the more you hit the road in your RV, the more tips, tricks and pointers you'll learn to make your next adventure even more enjoyable. Whether you're a novice RV enthusiast or have been cruising the roads for decades, these simple tricks to RV travel may help make your next road trip better than ever... Read More

Summer Fun in Louisiana

May 9, 2014 - There's no better time to be in Louisiana than summertime. With festivals, events and live entertainment happening in different locations all across the state, it's hard to pack all of Louisiana's summer fun into your schedule. Mark your calendar for some of these great Louisiana events, and you're guaranteed to get a taste of what summer in the Bayou State is all about... Read More

The 2014 Dutchmen Infinity 3610RL Review

April 25, 2014 - When you're looking for ultimate luxury in a fifth wheel, you won't need to look beyond the 2014 Dutchmen Infinity. And with the comfortable and convenient layout of the 3610RL, you'll continue to be impressed by all of the top-end features included in your new fifth wheel long after you've hit the road... Read More

Take Your RV on an Adventure This Spring

April 18, 2014 - There's no better time to take an RV adventure to the mountains or the sea than when the flowers are blooming, the days are growing longer and temperatures are rising. Choose one of these awesome springtime adventures for your RV spring vacation this year, and you're sure to return home relaxed and refreshed... Read More

Check Out These Upcoming Events in Louisiana!

April 11, 2014 - Spring is one of the best times of year in Louisiana, and with festivals and events happening nearly every day of the week this April, it's easy to dance, eat, and shop your way into the spring spirit... Read More

2014 Heartland Prowler Lynx 18LX

April 4, 2014 - When you’re looking to upgrade your camping lifestyle from tents and pop-ups to a full-blown travel trailer, the Heartland Prowler Lynx is the comfortable, spacious and affordable RV to make your camping experiences better than ever... Read More

Check Out These Spring Events Around Louisiana

March 28, 2014 - It's time to bring out the shorts, t-shirts and flip flops as weather heats up in Louisiana. And even better, there are tons of springtime events on the horizon to get you out dancing, shopping, exercising and just enjoying the warmer temperatures. Check out these awesome spring events throughout our beautiful state, and you're guaranteed to get in the springtime spirit... Read More

2011 Forest River Berkshire 390QS40

March 21, 2014 - Live your life on the road in style with the 2011 Forest River Berkshire 390QS40. This Class A diesel motorhome was designed with an attention to detail that makes it more comfortable for living as well as driving than any others in its class... Read More

Top 3 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in the U.S.

March 13, 2014 - St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away, and that means it's time to pack your green clothes and head to one of these top three St. Patrick's Day celebrations. From elaborate parades, to live music and even a river dyed green, there's no better way to kick off camping season than a St. Patty's Day party... Read More

Healthy Spring Recipe Ideas for Your RV

March 7, 2014 - Sometimes it can seem difficult to eat healthy in your RV with very little cooking space and limited room in the refrigerator, but these tasty and simple springtime recipes will prove that healthy living is more than possible on the road... Read More

2013 Forest River Wildwood 171EXL

February 26, 2014 - When you're looking for quality and convenience at a price that won't destroy your travel plans, the 2013 Forest River Wildwood 171EXL is the perfect travel trailer for you. With all of the comforts of home and enough space for your entire family, this RV will become your favorite place to hang out after a long day in the wild... Read More

The History of Mardi Gras Traditions

February 19, 2014 - Mardi Gras is only a couple of weeks away, and before you pack your RV with beads and costumes, it's important to understand why you're celebrating these awesome traditions in the first place. Once you understand the history of Mardi Gras, you'll appreciate the fun you have in New Orleans even more... Read More

Spring Break 2014 Road Trip Ideas

February 12, 2014 - Few times of year are as exciting as spring break -- it symbolizes that winter has passed, the school year is winding down and warmer weather is on the horizon. Here at Bent's RV, we think the best way to spend spring break is with your family in your RV. Check out some of these awesome spring break road trip ideas, and you may never think of buying a plane ticket again... Read More

Start Planning for Mardi Gras

February 5, 2014 - There's only one month left until Mardi Gras, and that means it's time to start planning your RV vacation to New Orleans. Spending Mardi Gras in New Orleans is something everyone should do at least once, and if you've already been, you know there's no better time to visit the city again. Pack your beads and masks and head to the Big Easy for one of the best parties in the country... Read More

Valentine's Day in New Orleans

January 31, 2014 - It's no secret that New Orleans can be a crazy party town, but it has a much softer side too. With five-star restaurants, rickshaw tours, music and theater -- New Orleans can be as romantic as you want it to be, which makes it an ideal Valentine's Day destination... Read More

Top 3 Warm Winter Vacation Spots

January 23, 2014 - There's nothing better than escaping the cold winter weather for a warm or tropical destination. Start up your RV, pack your bathing suit and hit the road to one of these top three winter vacation spots... Read More

Inventory Feature: 2013 Heartland ElkRidge 29RKSA

January 15, 2014 - Don't wait a minute longer to come see the 2013 Heartland ElkRidge 29RKSA at Bent's RV. For a limited time only, we're offering a blow-out sale of nearly $15,000 off the MSRP for this brand new, luxury fifth wheel... Read More

New Year, New RV!

January 8, 2014 - A new year means new deals on everything we have in stock at Bent's RV. Make this year the best one yet with a new or used motor home, travel trailer, fifth wheel or pop-up for the best price in Southern Louisiana. Come by and check out some of these incredible inventory specials for 2014 and start the new year off right... Read More

Road Trip Activities for the Family

December 20, 2013 - The dreaded phrase, "Are we there yet?" is bound to be said once or twice on a long road trip, and everyone has different ways of handling the boredom, whether it be headphones, a good book or text messaging their friends. But how about trying a few new boredom-busters next road trip? Test out these fun family activities, and you can avoid packing the portable DVD players and noise-cancelling headphones... Read More

Holiday Events in Louisiana

December 15, 2013 - To help make the most of the holiday season, visit Bent's RV and give yourself a present of a new or used Coachmen, Gulf Stream, Dutchmen or Forest River. Whatever RV you choose, Louisiana has a variety of events to enjoy while traveling during the holidays... Read More

Art And Decor For Recreational Vehicle Travelers

December 9, 2013 - Though they are most commonly used by vacationers to get from Point A to Point B on road trips, statistics show that recreational vehicles are also known as home sweet home by over 1 million Americans. The number of full-time RV travelers who are willing to trade in their brick-and-mortar homes in exchange for the open road is growing by leaps and bounds each year... Read More

Celebrating the Holidays in Your RV

December 4, 2013 - Get in the holiday spirit with an over-the-road trip in your RV. With a new or used fifth wheel, folding camper, travel trailer or motorhome and accessories from Bent's RV, you can celebrate in style in your home-away-from-home... Read More

How to Pull Off a Classic Turkey Dinner… in an RV

November 27, 2013 - For RV enthusiasts who will be on the road this Thanksgiving, there's no need to miss out on the traditional holiday meal. With a little preparation ahead of time, you can enjoy a turkey and all the fixings in the comfort of your RV... Read More

The 2013 Heartland ElkRidge E30 Review

November 18, 2013 - The Heartland ElkRidge E30 is practically the meaning of affordable luxury. For a modest price of $27,995, you'll be amazed at the features, comfort and space in this 30-foot RV. It's an ideal family travel trailer with all of the comforts of home, so everyone can relax and rest well after a long day of adventuring... Read More

Veterans Day Salute from Bent's RV

November 11, 2013 - If you have plans to travel around Louisiana for Veterans Day, Bent's RV is your go-to place in New Orleans or, if you don't want to deal with the city, Houma and Thibodaux have an extensive inventory of new and used recreational vehicles... Read More

Fall Drink Recipes

November 6, 2013 - After traveling the scenic highways, there's nothing more relaxing than a roaring campfire or the cozy confines of your RV with a tasty fall beverage. Whether it's a cool libation or a warm fruit punch, a flavorful drink will lift your spirits... Read More

'Ghoulish' Halloween Recipes from Bent's RV

October 25, 2013 - While you're out on the road during Halloween, there's no need to miss out on all the fun. When meal time rolls around, scare up some spirited tidbits with these easy recipes... Read More

A Spirited City: Haunted New Orleans

October 16, 2013 - When October rolls around, things can get scary with the many Halloween activities slated and haunted houses decked out for trick-or-treaters. One city that doesn't have to wait for October to show off its haunted locations is New Orleans, one of the most spirited cities in the US... Read More

October Events in Southern Louisiana

October 9, 2013 - Whether you choose a weekend getaway or a long-term vacation, there's something going on in the Crescent City in October... Read More

Breakfast to Satisfy

October 3, 2013 - When traveling around the great outdoors, getting a good start on the day with a wholesome breakfast is key. Without a solid meal providing needed vitamins and nutrients, the body may not be up to hiking those long trails, fishing well-stocked streams or negotiating whitewater rapids... Read More

Night Driving Tips

September 27, 2013 - There are plenty of travel destinations in Louisiana from the north to the south and every place in-between. One situation many travelers pay close attention to when driving to these locations is night driving. Those twisting, winding back roads with limited lighting or rain soaked highways after dark can be a problem... Read More

Hearty Stew and Chili

September 20, 2013 - There's nothing like traveling the road on a Louisiana adventure to destinations waiting to be explored and cooking campfire food along the way. With your RV equipped with everything you need to tickle the taste buds, the adventure is even more enjoyable... Read More

An RV Trip to Florida

September 13, 2013 - If the Sunshine State is on your agenda of places to explore, a new or used travel trailer or fifth wheel will ensure you have a fabulous time in the comfort of your own space. At Bent's RV, our staff will get you decked out in the perfect recreational vehicle or have your current RV tuned and ready to take on the Florida landscape. An exceptional RV service center, Bent's services the southern Louisiana area covering Thibodaux and Houma along with New Orleans... Read More

RV Snacking Tips

September 6, 2013 - No matter where your travels take you in southern Louisiana, Bent's RV has you covered. The convenient RV service center has a location near New Orleans but if avoiding traffic is part of your plan, stop in at the Thibodaux or Houma centers. With new and used inventory onsite, you'll be ready to go in no time. For RVers planning their next expedition, putting together a menu that includes snacks is a project to be completed before hitting the road. Long hours of riding and not a lot of places to stop along the way, in many instances, means having what you want already packed and onboard.To keep your hunger pangs at bay, consider one of these quick and easy snacks... Read More

Exercising While on the Road

August 23, 2013 - At Bent's RV our RV service center is designed to keep your travel trailer, motor home, fifth wheel, toy hauler, or folding camper in pristine condition. Our certified RV technicians can of course make repairs, but our preventive maintenance can also pay big dividends by keeping your RV in shape. If you live in Southern Louisiana and enjoy the RV lifestyle, you may also be concerned about keeping yourself in shape, especially when on the road. Here are some ideas that can help make exercising while on the road a part of your RV lifestyle... Read More

Rainy Day Activities

August 16, 2013 - Bent's RV can fix you up just right with a recreational vehicle. Whether you're located in Thibodaux or Houma, Bent's can handle all your needs when it comes to selecting a new or used travel option. From Forest River to Crossroads, the center has an extensive inventory to choose from, featuring name brand manufacturers in both new and used options... Read More

Three Great Summertime Recipes for RVers

August 6, 2013 - One of the last things you want to do in the summer is spend all day hunched over a hot stove in your RV's kitchenette. Having delicious food in the summer demands minimal preparation, delicious taste, and the ability to prepare it in the cozy confines of your RV. Here are a few great summer recipes to try out... Read More

The Best Attractions in New Orleans

August 1, 2013 - When many people think of New Orleans they only think of partying and Mardi Gras. The fact is New Orleans has a lot more to offer RVers and anyone else looking for a getaway. Bent’s RV is proud to be the only RV dealer in New Orleans, and we thought we would share some of the gems of our city... Read More

Bent's Inventory Spotlight: Crossroad's Sunset Trail Line

July 25, 2013 - Bent's RV is the leading RV parts store in southern Louisiana. We also sell used and new travel trailers and fifth wheels for your next cross country trip. Find all the top lines here that are dependable and roomy.  Take your home along with you on your next vacation with one of our premium rigs... Read More

Travel Tips with Kids and Pets

July 24, 2013 - Each year, many people choose air travel or book bus tours and struggle with boarding for pets and stressed out young kids. A comfortable RV is one of the best ways to travel with children or pets because everyone can spend time together in a private space as you go down the road towards your destination... Read More

Classic Destinations: The Grand Canyon

July 23, 2013 - Fingers of light breach the horizon. As the sun vies with the stars for dominance in the desert sky, the many-colored walls of the Grand Canyon reflect that light. Mother Nature’s paintbrush is in full force, spreading hues of gold, red, orange, and purple, all visible from your vantage point at Yaki Point. A mile beneath your feet the Colorado River winds its way through the canyon, audible in the early morning hours... Read More

2013 Heartland Elkridge 37ULTA Fifth Wheel Review

July 22, 2013 - Bent’s RV, the largest and most comprehensive southern Louisiana RV dealership is excited to announce the arrival of the 2013 Heartland Elkridge 37ULTA fifth wheel...Read More

Top Five RV Campsites in Louisiana

July 17, 2013 - When the travel bug bites and it's time to plan an itinerary, choosing which campsite that accommodates your needs is at the top of the list. Another priority on the list is a service check of your current recreational vehicle or adding to your fleet with a travel trailer or folding camper... Read More

Bent's RV is the Go-To Place When You Need RV Parts in Louisiana

July 10, 2013 -  An RV won't last forever. After many trips, you may find the refrigerator isn't keeping things cool anymore or the water heater's pilot light won't turn on. The worst thing about it is that when you are traveling out from southern Louisiana, you may discover that there are problems with your appliances, electrical system, plumbing, or lights that will cause you to turn the RV around and head back home... Read More


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