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31 Things You Want in Your Camper For Your First Adventure

The big question: what do you need before that first trip in the new vacation home (aka recreational vehicle)? If you’re like us and are just starting into a life where you carry your motel room with you, you may find this interesting. If you’re an old hand, on your fifth trailer, each one larger than the last, and have …

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Can I Tow a Travel Trailer with the Propane Fridge Running

Keeping food cool while traveling can be a total necessity.  But should you use your propane refrigerator in your travel trailer while towing? There are lots of opinions on if it is safe to run the fridge in a travel trailer on propane while towing, and here is one more.  The short answer is Yes with a however, you can …

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20 Beautiful Camper Destinations for This Winter

Looking for Warm Snowbird RV Paradises for the Winter? We looked around for some of the best campsites in the country for fun and staying warm. Snowbirds like to migrate south to warmer climes. Check out our list of twenty beautiful, warm, winter campgrounds. South Padre Island—Texas KOA on the Gulf Coast Joshua Tree KOA—Palm Springs, CA Reunion Lake RV …

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Average Weight of a Fifth Wheel Trailer (with 18 examples)

Anyone searching for an RV questions themselves as to which one best suits their needs.  To fifth wheel or not to fifth wheel, that is the question.  It’s a dilemma, for sure, and requires due diligence and patience. Fifth wheels vary widely in weight.  From the lightest at 2,400 pounds to the heavyweight champ of 20,000 pounds, choosing one requires …

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13 Tips for Buying a Class C Motorhome or RV

So, you’ve decided on a Class C motorhome. Great! You’ve knocked out the hardest part about purchasing a recreational vehicle which is deciding on the kind of model you want to buy. However, you’re far from close to the finish line. Before you head out to the dealership to pick up your Class C Motorhome, take a moment to review …

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Buyer’s Guide for a First Time RV or Travel Trailer Purchase

Our retirement home is 30’ long (26’ of living space) and will, we certainly hope, follow the Suburban faithfully (well, okay, the GMC Yukon). The decision tree that led us to our decision of what kind of RV or trailer to get was complicated. Since we Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age—those of us that haven’t already hung up our …

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What Kind of Camper Can my Vehicle Tow? Guide to Safe Towing

A couple of years ago, my wife and I decided we wanted to buy a camper.  I already owned a truck but didn’t know how much it could tow and when I looked it up online I got multiple answers that varied between 5,000 pounds and 9,100 pounds. How much your car can tow depends on the type of vehicle …

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17 Tips for Towing a Small Camper Trailer

If you often travel with just your immediate family or a few friendly passengers, then a small camper trailer is all you need. Now, it’s important that I define what a “small” camper trailer is for the sake of this article, because there are some trailers out there that are only 10 feet wide! I’m talking more about 40-foot campers, …

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How Much Do Pop-Up Campers Weigh (and other considerations)

Welcome to the 21st century—gone are the days of your grandpa’s pop-up. Pop-ups have moved up to snazzy, efficient, cozy and comfy recreational vehicles.  They come with many amenities to keep the experienced camper happy or welcome the first time questionable camper. The weight of a pop-up can vary as much as any travel trailer or fifth wheel considering their …

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9 Tips for Towing a Fifth-Wheel Trailer

Fifth-wheel trailers are known for their unique looks, which include a protruding front section. Although they have a somewhat odd shape, many of these trailers boast bi-level floor plans, meaning there’s plenty of room to bring your friends and family on your RVing adventures. The reason they’re called fifth-wheel trailers has to do with the type of hitch that is …