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, it’s one you have to …

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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 working harder and may be …

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What’s the First Travel Trailer Trip Like? My Maiden Voyage

The travel trailer virgins are learning this weekend. The last post covered training. 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 it went – – Dave: “Good grief, …

How Much Do A Frame Trailers Cost—8 New and Used Examples

I like A-frame trailers. An A-frame may have a little less space than other types of trailers, but they allow you to camp in extreme temperatures where their air conditioners and heaters can get the job done heating and cooling. I did some pricing of A-Frame Tent Trailers. New A Frame Tent Trailers can range from $11,299 to $18,419, with a …

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Making Life on the Road a Breeze with RV Clubs and Apps

Many camping enthusiast, whether retired or able to work on the road, make the decision at some point to either RV full time or for extended stays throughout the year.  Anyone who’s spent more than one night in a campground knows camping costs can add up. Not only do RV clubs offer discounts on camping, but many offer fuel discounts, …

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4 Ways to Heat Your Camper You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

In the stifling heat of midsummer, who has time to think about turning on their heater? If anything, you’re probably abusing your air conditioner, maybe to the point where you’ve considered adding a second unit. Just like you always plan for the routes you’ll take on your road trips, you should also be ready for the upcoming cold season. Summer …

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14 Tips for Functional Camper Storage and Organization

When it comes to camper storage, you can never have too much. Proper storage is key to maintaining order and organization in your camper. People have come up with creative ways to increase storage utilization within their campers and I’m here to share just a handful of the great ones!  You’ll notice throughout this article I’ll mention many common items and …

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What it’s like picking up your first Travel Trailer

The travel trailer virgins are picking up their new rolling motel room today. Yes, it’s Friday the 13th. Yes, the thermometer in the mirror of the Yukon says 95 degrees. Yes, there’s not a cloud in the sky. Yes, the humidity is about 87 percent. Yes, as it turns out, that map Pam showed me in one her RV blogs …

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Should I finance my Camper or RV?

“Should I finance my Camper or RV?” Isn’t quite the right question. The better questions are, am I willing to pay the premium in the form of interest to get a Camper or RV now?  And does taking on debt make financial sense?  These are difficult questions to answer because they are different for everyone.  Hopefully this article will give …

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Fun in the Sun at the Sherwood Forest RV Resort

Located in Kissimmee, Florida, the Sherwood Forest RV Resort has the best of both worlds. Families can choose to stay at this resort because it’s only four miles from Disney World and twelve miles to Universal Studios, or campers may choose a quieter stay, going to the beach. Camping at the Sherwood Forest RV Resort offers a choice between excitement at nearby …