In order to improve your experience during sales and service, we are eliminating the rental program at the end of the month. Sierra RV started as a small rental company, but as we have grown it has become harder and harder to service all our sale units. We will be adding  two new bays and a new delivery center.

In other news, currently we are at the Grand Sierra Resort at The Real RV Show. If you are in the market for a new unit, or you just want to spend the afternoon and view the latest in Class A’s, C’s, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers, I invite you down to the Grand Sierra, located off Highway 395 at Mill Street. Hope to see your there! The RV Lady

If you missed our spring show, sale prices have been continued. Show’s are great. You get to see the latest and greatest in all the RVs, but why buy from an out-of-area dealer who’s going to pack up and leave after the show is over? What are you going to do about service?

We are your hometown dealer. We are the number one volume dealer in Northern Nevada. We are family owned and operated and we carry the top lines in the industry–Jayco, Springdale, Montana, Heartland, Raptor, Tiffin, and Itasca.

We carry the best RVs. We have the best service on the best dealership in the area. Where you buy is as important as what you buy and your best deal will always be your local dealer where you always receive service.

We have six indoor service bays with master certified techs, a large expanded parts store, and the largest rental fleet in Northern Nevada.

Remember, it’s you and me and a Sierra RV.

Looking for a new travel trailer or fifth wheel? Maybe you’ve outgrown your current trailer. The RV Lady invites you to Sierra RV to view our newest additions: Cougar travel trailers and fifth wheels. These units can be pulled with a 1/2 ton truck and offer the many features that has set Cougar apart over the years. The interiors have an abundance of storage space and its residential elegance is illustrated by extra large windows–which are great for cross ventilation. Cougar has had success over the years incorporating customers wants and needs into a variety of floor plans. I invite you down to Sierra RV to view these beautiful trailers.

Remember–it’s you and me and a Sierra RV!



There is no time like the summer to enjoy a romantic camping trip with your significant other. The crackling campfire, the stars twinkling overhead, and your best friend cuddled up at your side — there’s no question that camping and romance go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re newlyweds or have been married for decades, your next camping trip can be the most romantic get-away of your life. All it takes is a little thoughtful planning and the right attitude.
As you start planning your romantic camping trip, think about your partner’s likes and dislikes. Does he love chocolate? Does she like gourmet meals? Are there special things you can pack that will be a fun surprise on your trip? Since camping is often about roughing it, bringing along an item of comfort can be a delight, whether it’s a favorite pillow, a new pair of wool socks, or a delicious cup of hot chocolate or coffee.
Destination Choose your destination carefully. Your friend will probably be happiest if they’re comfortable and entertained. That means choosing a destination that won’t be too hot or too cold, and picking a place that offers plenty of fun things to do. While you want your loved one to cuddle up when you sit around the campfire, you don’t want the temperature to be so cold that he or she is miserable.
Being in the presence of natural beauty is another thing that prompts romance. Do your best to pick a beautiful destination. You may want to head to the beach or to the ocean, where you can watch the moon rise over the water. Mountains and forests provide majestic views in both winter and summer. And desert canyons are especially striking at sunrise and sunset. Choose a destination you think your friend will appreciate.

Check out the top 10 most romantic cities for an RV getaway.
Pack for Comfort Be sure to pack enough items to make sure that your romantic camping experience is comfortable. This includes making sure that the mattress pads are in good condition, that the sleeping bags are nice and comfy and can be zipped together. Rather than packing light, be sure to bring enough gear to have a nice comfortable camping trip.
Get Some Exercise Studies have shown that people feel more romantic when they’ve gotten some exercise during the day. Start off your trip with a day hike, a bike ride, a cross-country ski adventure, or a walk along the beach. Spend some time doing something you both enjoy, whether it’s canoeing and kayaking or taking a sail across the lake.
Plan the Menu There’s no reason your camping menu can’t be just as ambitious as anything you’d make at home. Plan ahead, pack a cooler, and be prepared to take your time with the cooking process. It’s a great time to chat and work together, after all.  There’s nothing better than sitting down to a simple meal of grilled steak and veggies with a sophisticated champagne cocktail.  Plus, be sure to plan something chocolatey and sweet for dessert – like chocolate covered strawberries!  Get the recipes here.

Looking for other recipe ideas ? You’ll find an excellent assortment of recipes at

Desert camping can be an amazing and rewarding experience. Deserts can be some of the most challenging destinations for a camping trip, but they are beautiful and fascinating ecosystems. Here are a few great desert destinations throughout the United States.


Anza-Borrego State Park, CA

This is the largest state park in California. Visitors will find that this is an excellent desert destination for enjoying all sorts of recreation, including hiking, biking and more. In addition, visitors can enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna that inhabit the landscape, including bighorn sheep and colorful wildflowers.


Death Valley National Park, CA and NV

Death Valley National Park is home to the lowest, driest and hottest spot in North America and there have been years in which no rain was recorded. Although the park gets hot and dry there are some truly amazing natural wonders to check out in Death Valley National Park. Travelers can hike through the narrow Mosaic Canyon or view the pupfish found only at Salt Creek in the Stovepipe Wells area. In the Furnace Creek Area visitors will find the Devil’s Golf Course to see the wind eroded rock salt spires and walk under the natural bridge. Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America. Travelers with a proper vehicle can drive out to the Racetrack to see the mysterious tracks left by the rocks sliding across the lakebed.


Flagstaff, AZ

Visitors to the city and region around Flagstaff, Arizona will find a wonderful high altitude desert landscape. Flagstaff is home to the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. It is also conveniently located near seven unique national parks. In addition, the city is located at over 7,000 feet in elevation. The high elevation helps make Flagstaff a great destination for winter recreation, especially snow sports.


Four Corners, CO, NM, UT, AZ

Located in southwest Colorado, Four Corners Monument is the only spot where you can stand in four states at one time. At the Four Corners marker you can stand in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona at one time. Four Corners is located in a remote location, and is an ideal spot to enjoy some of the desert recreation in the four states. Visitors can stop at Canyonlands National Park in Utah, Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico and Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona. These four destinations are some of the most interesting and beautiful spots in the region.


Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Located in southeastern California Joshua Tree has some amazing desert ecosystems, and the park is also an excellent spot for enjoying night sky viewing, especially while camping among many other spectacular natural sights. At Joshua Tree you can see the Milky Way with amazing clarity, using only binoculars. In addition, Joshua Tree National Park is a great spot to enjoy the beautiful and unique Joshua Trees. The park is also a great spot for enjoying other desert plants, including fascinating cactus species like cholla and ocotillo.


Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs is a great destination for enjoying the desert ecosystem in an urban location. Visitors with children should be sure to stop at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, this is a great spot to learn all about the desert. Travelers can also enjoy the views from an aerial tour, which is unique way to enjoy all of the beauty of the desert landscape. There are many destinations for visitors to explore in the Palm Springs region, including the Indian Canyons and more.


Mojave Desert National Preserve, CA

This beautiful preserve covers 1.6 million acres in California. A large portion  of this preserve is only available for off-loading. In addition, almost half of the area is classified as a wilderness area. Visitors can explore the beauty of the Mojave Desert within this preserve. The area is also home to some very interesting geologic points, including the extinct volcanoes at the Cinder Cones Lava Beds.



Saguaro National Park, AZ

Saguaro National Park is dedicated to the preservation of the stunning Saguaro cactus. The amazing, towering cactus only grows in a select part of the world. Visitors to the Saguaro National Park will have the opportunity to see much more than just the Saguaro. There are guided programs and many opportunities for recreation within the park. Saguaro National Park is an especially good location for wilderness hiking.

Still looking for that RV? Dreaming of an RV under the Christmas tree? Sierra RV wants to sweeten the deal this weekend, November 23-November 25, with Visa gift cards. Purchase any motorized on the lot and receive a $1,000.00 gift card. Purchase any towable and receive a $500.00 gift card. Use this gift card to finish your Christmas shopping, or treat yourself. Don’t subject yourself to the malls or the big box stores this weekend. Shop without the crowds at Sierra RV. Remember: it’s you and me and a Sierra RV.

Maybe you didn’t make it to the Grand Sierra over the last ten days to view all our beautiful product, but that’s okay. Show prices will extend for the month of October, so you still have time to get the RV of your dreams for all your fall and winter get-a-ways. Sierra RV has a large selection of fifth wheels, which are perfect to take down to the desert during the cold, snowy months up here. We have many family-friendly tow ables, perfect to take your family on your favorite fishing or hunting jaunt. And for all you diesel people–we have the largest selection of new and used diesels in the Reno area. Looking for a Class C? We have a large selection of pre-owned units, some which are 2013s!  Remember, it’s you and me and a Sierra RV.

Yum–always a seasonal favorite. This time of year there are many apple varieties to choose from. This version replaces half the mayo with yogurt, which adds a bit of tang and has fewer calories. Yes!


2-3 apples, cubed

1/2 cup walnuts. halved

1/2 cup mayonnaise

zest and juice from 1/2 lemon

1 tsp honey or granulated sugar

2-3 celery ribs, sliced

1/4 cup golden raisins or dried cranberries

1/4 cup seedless grapes (red grapes look great!)

Coming the apples, celery, nuts and raisins in a bowl. Next combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, and pepper in another bowl. Just before serving pour the dressing over the apple mixture and toss thoroughly. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Pour an autumn brew or some iced tea and enjoy!


“On the road again

Just want to get on the road again.

The life I love is making music with my friends,

And I can’t wait to get on the road again.” Willie Nelson

Are you itching to get on the road again? Maybe it’s time to buy that first RV and hit the open road. Or perhaps it’s time to turn in your current model for a newer one and hit the road in style. At Sierra RV we are here to help you make your dream of hitting the road again come true and in style and comfort. Right now we have a large selection of Class A’s and Class C’s. If you are in the market for a tow able, we have just received a large selection of Jayco travel trailers. Maybe you want a fifth wheel. Then check out our selection of Big Horn, Laredo, and Jayco Eagles and Pinnacles. We hope to see you soon on the lot. Check out our entire selection on line. Remember, it’s you and me and a Sierra RV.

 Enjoy one of Sierra RV’s customer’s account of her RV adventure. Thank you for sharing,  Jane and Connie!

Friday, August 24, 2012

The last leg before U.S. border–Last post!


We stopped at the top of Rogers Pass before going down into Golden, B.C. and just had to include a photo of Mount Revelstoke, a beautiful, beautiful mountain outside of its namesake town.




This trailer shot is no “Flat Stanley”. We were really there.

I had seen photos of the country and mountains around Golden and could hardly wait to see them. However, it was so smoky from fires all over the country, we could hardly see them. Disappointedly, I took some photos but I’m sure they are so much more than what the camera could capture.


Leaving Golden the next morning, we traveled in an absolutely gorgeous valley between the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia River from Golden to Fort Steele, B.C.





We spent our last night north of the U.S. border at Fort Steele, B.C. in a beautiful campground. We opened our special bottle of homemade wine given to me by a good friend/winemaker and toasted our wonderful adventure. The geranium, “Gertie” made the trip all the way with us. I scattered Mom’s ashes in Cook Inlet, Alaska. She said anywhere beautiful, she loved the ocean and loved mountains. It was all there in one beautiful package.

I hope everyone enjoyed coming along with us on this great adventure. Cross one off the “Bucket List”. From here, we travel into Montana, Idaho, back into Nevada and then Connie home to California.

p.s. We shouldn’t have any problems getting home. We had two flat tires on the 5th-wheel 20 minutes apart leaving Missoula and then discovered a problem with axle supports and had to camp in the Stevensville, Mont. Les Schwab parking lot, have a welder come the next morning to fix that and then, because we were totally out of spare tires, had to buy 4 new trailer tires. Glad we are heading home.