Welcome to the first post in our new blog series, Antiquing Road Trips & RV Decor. We just bought a new Class B Panoramic RV out of Canada and are so excited to hit the antique trail this spring in style. Starting with the Best RV Bedding.

Pink Tulip displayed on RV counter with Bedding in the background.

RV Newbies

We are newbies to the world of RVing and Boondocking. But I have forever dreamed of having an RV that would allow us the freedom to get up and go whenever and wherever we wanted to, paired with the idea of enjoying the outdoors.

An RV would also allow us to easily explore and travel with our Berner, Ella, on bountiful antique road trips. Because you know how much Ella loves joining me on all my Thrifting with the Gals adventures.

Panoramic RV

After looking at all the different class B RVs, we settled on the Panoramic RV out of Montreal, Canada. The Panoramic is unique in its design and class. It’s built for adventure and can sustain up to 9 days off the grid with its solar panels and state-of-the-art technologies.

The Panoramic RV is purchased directly from the factory, not through dealerships (at least not yet). We took a trip to the factory in Chambly, just outside of Montreal. Phillip, the owner, hosted us for a morning visit, during which time we toured the factory and discussed all our options.

The Panoramic RV has the prettiest interior I have seen in a Class B RV. With its Panoramic windows, light tan interior, and gorgeous storage cabinets, it is bright, airy, and inviting. I also love how the bed is in the back of the RV and never needs to be folded up to enjoy an entertainment space. The sitting area, kitchen, and dining spaces are all in the front of the RV.

There are oh-so-many reasons why we settled on the Panoramic RV for our ride-in style. I encourage you to check out their website if you are interested, and Phillip would love to host you at their factory to learn more. It’s just one more reason why we love the Panoramic. It’s a family of passionate adventurers.

Panoramic RV with Hat and Mug Logo

As someone who loves thrifting and antiquing, I see this as a wonderful way to expand our antiquing road trips this spring by hitting the antique trails. I don’t have any definitive plans just yet, but our journey will begin in New England and then on to Canada in June.

Bernese Mountain Dog in Doorway of Panoramic RV

Antiquing Road Trips Tips & Tricks

Antiquing road trips are a fantastic way to explore different regions, discover hidden treasures, and indulge in the thrill of finding unique and vintage items. Here are some tips to help you plan your own unforgettable antiquing road trip:

  • Research Antiquing Destinations: Start by researching destinations known for their antique shops, flea markets, and vintage stores. Look for areas that have a high concentration of antique shops or regions known for their antique fairs and events.
  • Plan Your Route: Once you have identified the destinations you want to visit, plan your route accordingly. Consider the distance between each location and the time you have available for your road trip. Create a rough itinerary that allows you to spend enough time in each place to explore the antique shops and markets.
  • Create a Wishlist: Before you hit the road, create a wishlist of the types of items you are interested in finding. This will help you stay focused and make your search more efficient. Whether you’re looking for vintage furniture, antique jewelry, retro clothing, or unique collectibles, having a wishlist will guide your shopping experience.
  • Check Antique Shop Hours: Antique shops and markets may have varying operating hours, so be sure to check their schedules in advance. Some shops may only be open on specific days or have limited hours, especially if they are located in smaller towns or rural areas. Planning your visits accordingly will ensure you don’t miss out on any opportunities.
  • Be Open to Exploration: While having a wishlist is helpful, be open to exploring beyond your initial plans. Serendipity often plays a role in antiquing, and you might stumble upon unexpected treasures in shops or markets you hadn’t considered. Allow yourself to wander and discover hidden gems along the way.
  • Budget Wisely: Set a budget for your antiquing road trip to ensure you don’t overspend. Vintage and antique items can vary in price, so it’s important to have a clear idea of how much you’re willing to spend on each item. Remember to factor in any additional costs, such as accommodation, meals, and transportation.
  • Take Your Time: Antiquing road trips are meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Allow yourself ample time to browse through the shops, talk to the shop owners, and examine the items carefully. Don’t rush the process; take your time to appreciate the history and craftsmanship of each piece.
  • Bring Necessary Tools: Depending on the types of items you’re interested in, consider bringing some essential tools such as a measuring tape, a small flashlight, and a magnifying glass. These tools can be useful when inspecting and evaluating the condition of antique items.
  • Stay Organized: Keep track of the items you find by taking notes or photos. This will help you remember where you saw a particular item, its price, and any relevant details. Staying organized will make it easier to compare options and make informed decisions.
  • Enjoy the Journey: Remember that the antiquing road trip is not just about the destination but also about the journey itself. Enjoy the scenic drives, explore local attractions, and immerse yourself in the culture and history of each place you visit. Take breaks, relax, and savor the experience.

Antiquing road trips offer a delightful blend of adventure, nostalgia, and discovery. Whether you’re a seasoned antique collector or simply enjoy browsing unique finds, hitting the road in search of vintage treasures is an experience to be cherished. Don’t you agree?

You may also enjoy this Antiquing 101: A Guide From the Trail post.

Best RV Bedding Ideas

As we prepare our Panoramic RV to hit the road in style this spring, my first consideration was the RV bedding.

What is the best RV bedding?

Life on the road should be easy and uncomplicated so you can enjoy the journey. Beddy’s® zippered RV bedding allows you to relax and enjoy the ride. It is the perfect bedding of choice for our odd-sized, hard-to-make new RV bed mattress.

Beddy's Bedding Luxe Line Lennon in Bag on RV mattress

Beddy’s Bedding is a popular brand known for its innovative and convenient bedding solutions. Beddy’s offers a unique type of bedding known as “beddy’s beds,” which are designed to simplify the process of making and tidying up a bed.

Beddy's Logo

Attic Bedding

I’m no stranger to Beddy’s Bedding, either. It is also our bedding of choice in our Maine home’s attic guest bedrooms, which is usually where the kids stay when guests visit. See more in the Glamping with Beddy’s Zipper Bedding post.

So, when it came time to choose the best RV bedding, I knew I wanted something very similar that would be easy to change and clean while offering a chic design.

RV Bedding King Size

I chose Beddy’s Luxe Line Lennon RV bedding set in a king size to fit our odd-sized “74 X 57” RV bed mattress. I love the bedding’s bright white and cozy style. The white keeps the back RV bedroom space looking fresh and bright, and the Chenille design adds that bit of vintage charm that I hold so dear.

I also chose the Minky bedding interior, as it’s so soft and cozy.

Close up of Luxe Line Lennon Beddy's Bedding

RV Bedding Sets

Beddy’s Bedding offers an innovative and convenient solution for making and tidying up RV beds. With their all-in-one design and iconic zipper closure system, Beddy’s Bedding simplifies the bed-making process and keeps your bedroom looking neat and organized. Whether you’re a parent looking for kid-friendly bedding or someone seeking a stylish and hassle-free bedding option, Beddy’s offers a range of designs to suit different preferences.

  • Beddy’s Bedding features an all-in-one design that combines a fitted sheet, flat sheet, comforter, and blanket into a single unit. This eliminates the need for separate sheets and blankets, making it quick and easy to make the bed.
  • Zipper Closure: The key feature of Beddy’s Bedding is the zipper closure system. The bedding is equipped with a high-quality, durable zipper that runs along the sides and bottom of the unit. This allows you to easily zip up the bedding, creating a neat and tidy appearance.
  • Easy to Use: Beddy’s Bedding is designed to be user-friendly. Making the bed is as simple as unzipping the bedding, climbing in, and zipping it back up. The zipper closure eliminates the need for tucking in sheets or struggling with multiple layers of bedding.
  • Kid-Friendly: Beddy’s Bedding is particularly popular among parents and children. The easy-to-use zipper closure makes it simple for kids to make their own beds and keep their rooms tidy. It also eliminates the hassle of traditional bedding, which can easily become messy and disheveled.
  • Stylish Designs: Beddy’s offers a variety of stylish designs and patterns to suit different tastes and preferences. Whether you prefer a classic, modern, or whimsical look, Beddy’s has options to match your style and complement your home or RV decor.
  • Easy Cleaning: Beddy’s bedding is machine washable, making it easy to clean and maintain. Simply unzip the bedding, remove it from the bed, and toss it in the washing machine. This convenience is especially beneficial for those with busy lifestyles or individuals who prefer low-maintenance bedding options.
  • Versatility: Beddy’s Bedding is not limited to RV beds. They also offer bedding options for bunk beds, trundle beds, and all-sized beds, allowing you to enjoy the convenience and functionality of Beddy’s Bedding in various sleeping arrangements.
RV Bed with Open Back Door Looking at Mountains.

Zippered RV Bedding

No more struggling to change the sheets on an RV bed–the unique Beddy’s design lets you make the bed in a snap, so you have more time for hiking, biking, grilling, and getting the most out of your adventures. Make sure to pack Beddy’s zippered bedding for RVs on your next trip.

Bernese Mountain Dog on Vermont Flannel Dog Bedding in RV

RV Dog Bedding

We have adopted Vermont Flannel’s large dog bed for our Berner, Ella. We chose it because of its gripping bottom for RV flooring. It’s also plush, large, mobile, and easily washable. We couldn’t find another bed on the market like this one. Most have soft bottoms that don’t grip the floors, which we need for when the RV is mobile.

RV Decor

RV decor and antiquing road trips go hand in hand, we think! Offering a unique way to explore the world while creating a personalized and comfortable living space.

So, I invite you to join us on the antiquing trail this spring through the fall seasons while enjoying our new ride in style.

Mud Season

It’s an early mud season here in Vermont this year. Did you know we didn’t have one major snowstorm this winter? I don’t ever remember a winter so mild.

It’s the perfect time for us to plan our antiquing road trips and prepare our new Panoramic RV for all the spring travels. I can’t wait for you to join us on all our upcoming vintage adventures!

Eclipse Vermont 2024

Join me on our first-ever boondocking trip to northern Vermont for the eclipse in the Eclipse 2024 Vermont, RV Boondocking post.

RV with People on Roof and Mountains watching Solar Eclipse 2024 Vermont

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us today for the first post in our new blog series, Antique Road Trips & RV Decor! We’re so happy to have you along for the ride!

You may also enjoy a visit to our Homes in Vermont and Coastal Maine, where we hang out when we’re not out on one of our RV antiquing road trips.

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Gratefully Vintage

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Ann! Your RV looks so great! Such a bright and clean aesthetic! You are going to have so much fun when you hit the road in it!

  2. Congratulations on the purchase of your new RV! Can’t wait to follow along on your travels and see all the treasures you find along the way. Sounds exciting, and yes, yuck to to hotel rooms.

  3. Kathy Munday says:

    So happy for you! What a fun adventure! I look forward to seeing what you find on the road!! I can tell how much Ella loves your new RV! Now you have another place to decorate!!!!👍😊

  4. Ann,
    What a fun post!! I’m so excited to follow along! Serendipity IS such a huge part of antiquing, and what makes it so much fun. Along with exploring and meeting new people. We’ve discussed RVing ourselves during retirement! The size of your RV is not intimidating, and boondocking sounds perfect! (I learned a new word, lol) Happy travels and happy hunting! Thrilled to go along with you.

    1. The Class B’s are very manageable, but only fits two people comfortably I would say. And Ella! I’ve wanted one for years and the time is now. We’re planning all kinds of trips, but it’ll definitely be a learning curve for sure, yikes!

  5. Congratulations on your new purchase and exciting lifestyle change. We’ve long talked about RVing due to my fragrance allergies. Hotel rooms and even guest rooms at family and friends who use scented laundry products or have candles and plug ins are complete misery for me. Taking my own bed and bath with me would be a God send. And then there is the added bonus, our chihuahua.

    1. Thank you Pamela, funny you said that I always think I’m allergic to something in the carpets. I always get so stuffed up when staying long periods in hotels. And I love the outdoors. And yes bringing our pets is what it is all about too, I agree! We are very excited!