The 2016 Cricket Trek

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The 2016 Cricket Trek is ready for your wildest spring, summer and year-round adventures. This lightweight yet ultra-durable folding trailer is loaded with NASA inspired features that make your adventures here on Earth more enjoyable. Even better, the 2016 Cricket Trek is now available right here at Princess Craft RV for an unbelievably low spring price.

About the Cricket Trek

The Cricket Trek is an expandable travel trailer created for outdoor adventures. It’s designed to be athletic, lightweight and loaded with features, so it can go everywhere you want to go and keep you comfortable there too. The Trek is the most adventure-ready of all of Cricket’s models, complete with a roof rack, privacy cabana, tongue box and numerous other features that make adventuring more convenient.

The Cricket Trek is NASA inspired with cross-ventilating windows, a rear hatch for easy loading (and better outdoor viewing) and massive picture windows that make you feel like you’re outside while enjoying the comforts of the interior of your RV. The expandable trailer is also remarkably easy to set up, so you can be lounging or enjoying a meal minutes after finding the perfect campsite.

Top-Quality Features

The 2016 Cricket Trek is loaded with interior and exterior features that make your travel lifestyle more enjoyable. An outdoor shower with 12-volt water heater, screen door, awning, portable stove, portable toilet, stainless steel 15-inch-wide sink, 12-square-feet of countertop space, six large cubbies, a v-berth bed, pop-up table and lounge area are just a few of the frills that will make you feel at home on your very first adventure.

Start Adventuring Today

The Trek, with 12-inches of ground clearance and an unloaded vehicle weight of just 1,460 pounds, is the RV you need to get out and explore more in 2016. Stop in to tour this adventure-ready RV right here at Princess Craft RV in Round Rock, Texas, today.

Healthy Spring Snacks for the Road

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March is National Nutrition Month, which means it’s time to start eating healthier on the road. All RV travelers know it’s difficult to pass up sweet and salty gas station treats or forego the ease and convenience of a drive-through restaurant. However, these delicious and healthy on-the-go snack ideas will help you maintain a healthier lifestyle while traveling.

Low-Fat Yogurt

One of the biggest perks of RV travel is that you’re always equipped with a cooler or refrigerator. Low-fat yogurts are delicious and nutritious substitutes for sweet and sugary cravings. In addition to saving calories, you’ll enjoy the health benefits of 1/4 of your daily protein and as much protein as a large egg. Stock your fridge with low-fat yogurts and watch your McFlurry cravings drift away.

Energy Bars

Not all energy bars are good for you, and it can be difficult to tell which ones offer less sugar and more protein and fiber. However, brands like Kashi, Special K and Go Lean produce tasty energy bars that pack the nutrients you need without all of the sugar. As a general rule, choose bars with at least 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber to curb hunger on the road.

Trail Mix

When you’re craving candy, turn to trail mix instead. Choose trail mixes that include plenty of dried fruit and nuts to satisfy your sweet and salty cravings. Trail mix typically offers about half of the saturated fat you’ll receive from a candy bar, so it’s always the superior choice. Even better, you can create your own trail mixes and portion them into separate bags for easy access when you’re behind the wheel or in the passenger seat. Be sure to keep an eye on your portions, because trail mix can be high in calories.

Stop and See Us

Don’t forget to stop and see us right here at Princess Craft RV in Round Rock, Texas, when you’re cruising throughout the country in your RV this spring.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Your RV This Year

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Living life on the road doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite traditions. In fact, you can prepare your favorite Irish eats for St. Patrick’s Day in the comfort and convenience of your compact RV kitchen. All you need is a slow cooker and some easy-to-locate ingredients to create this mouthwatering corned beef and cabbage recipe.

Sarah’s Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lean raw corned beef brisket (4 pounds)
  • 2 celery stalks (cut in half)
  • 3 tablespoons pickling spice
  • 1 pound carrots (cut into 4-inch pieces)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 1/4 pounds red potatoes (quartered)
  • 1 can Irish stout beer (12 fluid ounces)
  • 1 head Savoy cabbage (cut into wedges)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup grated horseradish (drained)
  • Hot water

Preparation instructions:

  1. Place the corned beef brisket in a slow cooker. Sprinkle the pickling spice on top.
  2. Layer the vegetables (celery, carrots, onion and potatoes) on top of the brisket.
  3. Pour the beer into the slow cooker. Add hot water until the brisket is covered by 1 inch.
  4. Cook the brisket and vegetables on high in the slow cooker until the brisket reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Remove the meat and vegetables from the slow cooker and place them in a large bowl. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil to keep them warm.
  6. Remove 1 cup of the liquid from the slow cooker and pour it into a pot on medium heat. Cook until the liquid has reduced by about half.
  7. Transfer the liquid to a small bowl and stir in the sour cream and horseradish to create a sauce.
  8. Place the cabbage wedges in the slow cooker with the remaining liquid and cook until softened (20 to 30 minutes). Remove the cabbage and ladle the slow cooker liquid into a bowl.
  9. Slice the brisket and serve warm with the vegetables, horseradish sauce and a small amount of slow cooker liquid.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at Princess Craft RV when you’re traveling throughout the country in your home on wheels this March.

The 2016 Little Guy Tab Max S

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Living the ultimate RV lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to dump your life’s savings into a big, expensive RV. In fact, you can live life on the road comfortably, affordably and for as long as you please with the new 2016 Little Guy Tab Max S. Unlike most other teardrop travel trailers, the Tab Max S is equipped with a full wet bath, air conditioning and a long list of additional features to make traveling with a  compact trailer more enjoyable than ever before.

Plenty of Sleeping and Storage Space

You’ll never feel cramped inside your 2016 Little Guy Tab Max S. In fact, you’ll be amazed by the comforts you enjoy with a 70 by 73-inch bed, full galley kitchen, oversized U-shaped dinette and full wet bath. Plenty of kitchen cabinetry and overhead storage areas mean you’ll be able to store all of your clothing and supplies, creating more space inside.

The Amenities You Want and Need

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The 2016 Little Guy Tab Max S takes traveling in a teardrop trailer to the next level. Travelers enjoy the convenience of a two-burner stove, kitchen sink, three-way refrigerator, three-speed fantastic fan, screen door, wall-mounted air conditioning unit, Alde central heating, 19-inch entertainment center and comfortable residential-style mattress.

Outside the RV, you’ll find an 11-gallon fresh water tank, a 6-gallon black water tank and a 19-gallon grey water tank. The dual awning rail, alloy wheels, spare tire, stone guard and front exterior storage space are added perks that you’ll learn to love. Best of all, the 2016 Little Guy Tab Max S offers a tongue weight of just 155 pounds so it can easily be towed by your existing SUV. You don’t have to purchase a more heavy-duty vehicle or endure poor gas mileage with your new Tab RV.

Start Traveling More Today

The 2016 Little Guy Tab Max S is the teardrop travel trailer you’ve been seeking. Stop in and see it today right here at Princess Craft RV in Round Rock, Texas.

Spice Up Your RV Menu

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February 24, is National Tortilla Chip Day, and that means it’s time to spice up your RV menu. This mouthwatering Super Nacho recipe is exactly what you need to bring some tasty south of the border flavor to your RV this February.

Super Nachos

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 bags corn tortilla chips

For the Pico de Gallo Salsa:

  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (finely chopped)
  • salt

For the Beef and Bean Topping:

  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 can black beans (drained)

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 pound pepper jack cheese (shredded)
  • 2 cups milk

Preparation instructions:

  1. Arrange the tortilla chips on a large platter.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the pico de gallo salsa in a bowl and set them aside.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then stir in the oil, garlic, onions and peppers. Saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the meat and crumble it with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  5. Season the meat with cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper sauce. Cook the meat for 5 minutes, then stir the beans into the mixture and reduce the heat to low.
  6. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pot and stir in the flour. Cook for 2 minutes, then whisk in the milk. Once milk begins to boil, stir in the cheese until it creates a creamy sauce. Remove from heat.
  7. Pour the cheese evenly over the chips and top with the beef, beans and pico de gallo.
  8. Serve hot.

There’s no better place to fill up on your favorite “Tex Mex” eats than here in the Lone Star State, and don’t forget to stop and see us at Princess Craft RVs when you’re cruising throughout Texas in your RV this winter.

2016 Texas Truck Camper Rally

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There’s no better way to get excited about the 2016 spring camping season than by attending the 2016 Texas Truck Camper Rally. This year’s truck camper rally is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet, so log onto our website, give us a call or stop in and see us to sign up today.

2016 Texas Truck Camper Rally Details

This year’s Texas Truck Camper Rally will kick off on April 14 and extend through April 17, in Kerrville, Texas. Visitors can sign up for the event and reserve a campsite today on our Princess Craft RV website.

The 2016 Texas Truck Camper Rally will take place at the Guadalupe River RV Resort in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The resort is located at 2605 Junction Highway 27. Be sure to book with us for special discounted group camping rates.

This Year’s Rally Events

The 2016 Texas Truck Camper Rally is gearing up to the biggest and best yet. Visitors will enjoy tons of awesome events extending from Thursday evening through Sunday morning. The planned events are as follows:

Thursday

  • Pot Luck Dinner

Friday

  • Coffee and Morning Chat
  • Tech Talk
  • Camper Tours
  • Chili Cook-Off and Awards
  • Karaoke at the Saloon
  • Bonfire

Saturday

  • Coffee and Morning Chat
  • Tech Talk
  • Camper Tours
  • Offsite Tours
  • Dinner Event
  • Bonfire

Sunday

  • Pancake Breakfast

In addition to all of the events already on schedule, we will constantly be adding new events for our rally guests to enjoy. Connect with Princess Craft RV on Facebook or through our website to stay up to date on all of the latest Texas Truck Camper Rally activities.

Sign Up for the Rally Today

Log onto our 2016 Texas Truck Camper Rally page to register for the event and reserve your campsite today. We already have 35 campers registered, and the number is growing every day.

Take Your RV to Mardi Gras

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New Orleans’ Mardi Gras is one of America’s most anticipated festivities, and this year’s date is just around the corner. Madri Gras celebrations have already begun, and the main events will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9., so it’s time to start planning your trip down to the bayou today.

When to Go

There’s no better time to head down to New Orleans than now. Mardi Gras parades started as early as Jan. 6., and will continue through Feb. 9, across the city. Whether you decide to visit the heart of the city or are camping in Metairie, Covington, Westbank or several other nearby towns, you’re guaranteed to catch numorous Mardi Gras krewes, or parades.

Where to Stay

New Orleans is an RV-friendly city, which means you have a lot of options when camping for the big event. The esteemed French Quarter RV Resort, just blocks from New Orleans’ famed French Quarter, fills up quickly, but it’s one of the best places to take in the action of Mardi Gras from the comfort and convenience of your RV.

If you’re looking for a slightly more secluded retreat with access to the city, Pontchartrain Landing is a waterfront RV resort that offers daily shuttles to the French Quarter. Travelers seeking a little solitude from the hectic party scene will love retreating to this oasis at the end of the day.

Things to Do

Mardi Gras is non-stop fun, and the MardiGrasNewOrleans.com website can help you make the most of your visit. Here you can find a full parade schedule, information about the family-friendly Family Gras event in Metairie and all of the activities, live music and shows on schedule for the big event. You’ll also find tons of expert tips on how to make the most of your Mardi Gras getaway.

Prepare Your RV

Ensure that your RV is prepared for your Mardi Gras travels, or find the ideal Mardi Gras RV, right here at Princess Craft RVs in Round Rock, Texas.

The Ultimate Big Game Dip

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The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to start making your party plans than now. Your RV is one of the best places to celebrate the Super Bowl with your fellow campers at the RV park or campground, and you can impress all of them with this ultimate big game dip.

Gooey Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo wings go hand-in-hand with watching football games, but preparing and eating them can be messy at your RV Super Bowl party. This mouthwatering buffalo chicken dip recipe, yielding one pie plate full of dip, offers all of the flavor of chicken wings without the hassle.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 packages cream cheese (8 ounces each, softened)
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 10-ounce can chicken (drained), may be substituted for cooked, chopped chicken breast or rotisserie chicken
  • Shredded cheese to your liking
  • 3/4 cup red hot sauce
  • Frito Scoops corn chips

Cooking instructions:

  1. Beat the cream cheese together thoroughly with the ranch dressing and red hot sauce.
  2. Fold in the canned, shredded or chopped chicken.
  3. Prepare a pie plate by spraying it thoroughly with Pam.
  4. Preheat your RV oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Spread the cream cheese and chicken mixture into the pie pan evenly.
  6. Bake the dip at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until it is fully heated throughout.
  7. Sprinkle your desired amount of shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  8. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  9. Serve the dip hot with Frito Scoops or your favorite tortilla chips.

Find Your Ultimate Tailgating RV

There’s no better place to tailgate than in the comfort and convenience of your RV. Our Princess Craft RV lot in Round Rock, Texas, is loaded with all of the top motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and toy haulers on the market, so you can find the RV that best suits your tailgating and travel needs.

RV Service Options at Princess Craft

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There’s no better time to have RV service performed than now. Many RV enthusiasts store their RVs for the winter, while others use them as an escape from the cold. Whether you’re on the roads this season or have carefully stored your RV until the temperatures rise, now is the time to ensure that your RV is in top condition for spring camping excursions.

Fortunately, our certified RV technicians here at Princess Craft RV in Round Rock, Texas, are prepared to help. The following service options are just a few of the many we’re offering right now to help you and your RV endure the cold and enter spring in tip-top shape.

Appliance Repairs

Similar to home appliances, there comes a time when your RV appliances need repair. This is often after a long season of your RV being out of use. Our certified RV technicians are able to repair any of your RV appliances, ranging from stoves and microwaves to sinks and washer/dryer sets. There’s nothing worse than arriving at the campground to discover a non-functioning stove (or a multitude of other problems), and we’ll eliminate the chance of that occurring.

Roof, Flooring and Structural Repairs

Major repairs, like those to the roof, floors or structural areas of your RV, are ones that you may put off in fear of high repair prices. However, we offer affordable repairs that will extend the life of your RV right here at Princess Craft. Maintaining the structural components of your RV are essential to ensuring that you stay safe and comfortable on the road, and ignoring those repairs can cost much more down the road.

Plumbing Repairs

Experiencing plumbing problems due to frigid winter temperatures? Our certified RV technicians are prepared to handle all of your RV plumbing problems, from sinks to showers and even septic systems. We’ll guarantee that all of your pipes are functioning properly for another season on the roads.

The 2016 Somerset E3

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Somerset tent campers are designed to provide a fast and easy set up process, so you can spend more time out exploring. These unique, ultra durable travel trailers are equipped with luxurious amenities and long-lasting construction features that have led Somerset tent campers to be praised as some of the best in the world.

The Somerset E3 is no exception. It’s one of Somerset’s best-selling floorplans with three different chassis options. Whichever option you choose, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with the E3’s smart layout and high-end interior and exterior features.

The E3 Floorplan

The Somerset E3 tent camper features a king bed in the rear with an additional slide-out bed beside it. The center of the RV is equipped with a small slide-out section, which includes a spacious booth-style dinette. Toward the front of the RV, you’ll find a convenient galley kitchen and a small bathroom with toilet. The rear of the E3 features an additional king bed with storage trunk underneath.

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The E3 is available with with a traditional large front storage deck, a smaller front storage tray or a rotational polyethylene front storage trunk.

Quality Interior Equipment

Inside the tent camper, you’ll find high density foam mattresses, a 35-amp converter with chargers, two sets of privacy curtains, a decorative valance, a stereo with indoor and outdoor speakers, a deep bowl sink, LED interior lighting, a swing-level galley and a long list of other touches that will make you want to travel in your E3 forever.

A Rugged Yet Stylish Exterior

The Somerset E3 is constructed with a seamless insulated roof, an air conditioner prepped roof, a front diamond plate, Performax 500 floors and beds, a stainless steel power lift system, an outdoor grill, 15-inch off-road tires, double 20-pound LP tanks with covers, deluxe alloy wheels and countless other features that guarantee your new RV is ready for your wildest adventures.

Start your new RV lifestyle today by touring the 2015 Somerset E3 right here on our lot at Princess Craft RV in Round Rock, Texas.