Carpinteria State Beach—Camping with White Sandy Beaches

When thinking about camping a few immediate images come to mind. Trees, hiking, and roasting marshmallows. What if some of those images also included white sandy beaches, surfing, and tidepools? Well, at Carpinteria State Beach, you can get all of those things. If you want to camp on the beach, hunt for sand crabs, and observe harbor seal…

How Much do Teardrop Campers Weigh?

A Teardrop Camper may be the solution you have in mind to keep life adventurous, fun and simple while still having some added comfort in the great outdoors. While there are not as many manufacturers specializing in teardrop style campers as other standard recreational vehicles, you’ll still find a wide variety with amenities to suit…

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How to Clear a Clogged RV or Camper Blackwater Tank: A Step by Step Guide

This is going to sound gross, but bear with me: A clogged blackwater tank is a lot like a clogged toilet. In fact, as a disclaimer, this whole article is going to be gross. This is your blackwater tank we’re talking about here. It’s not the most pleasant of topics, but as an RV owner,…

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Is It Safe To Plug My Camper in? How to Test a Shore Outlet

Testing the shore power outlet is an important step when arriving at a new campsite. An outlet that has been improperly wired could have too many volts, too few volts drop off, or reversed polarity.  If the voltage drops, the appliances in your RV will work and appear to be working correctly, but they are…

Travel Trailer

Our First Travel Trailer Road Trip

Our First Travel Trailer Road Trip We took our first travel trailer road trip. We learned how things work. Got the hitch installed on the Yukon. Learned how that pesky electric brake thing worked. When we last wrote, the trailer was hooked up and Duane had said “you’re ready to go.” So, here’s how our…


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