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 pups; then Carpinteria State Beach …

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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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Fallen Leaf Lake—A Hidden Gem in Central California

If you’ve ever been camping at Lake Tahoe, you know that it’s crowded all year round. There is no “off” season for Tahoe and sometimes, a highly populated campsite is not relaxing or fun. Luckily there are several alternate campgrounds that are near Tahoe that are just as beautiful if not more breathtaking than the big lake. In this instance, …

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Briggs & Stratton 30651: My Favorite Generator for Mini Campers

If you own a mini camper, then you know you don’t have as many options for a generator as an RV owner would. Big, bulky units are out of the question, as they will weigh down your camper. Not only that, but they’ll take up precious space that you don’t really have. Instead, you need a lightweight, portable generator that’s …

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The Best Cold-Weather RVs for Extreme Cold

If you’re like most people in the country right now, you probably feel like winter has come fast. We went from balmy, sticky summer-like temperatures to frosted windows and being able to see your own breath almost overnight. Yes, we had a few fall days thrown in there, but for the most part, it seems like we skipped fall and …

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My 15 Favorite RV Kitchen Accessories

If you have a modest camper trailer, then you know space how is a commodity. You want to live the way you would back home, but everywhere you look, there’s no extra room for anything else. You’re probably especially likely to feel this way in the kitchen. With your mini fridge, tiny microwave, and little oven, you might have to …

Fort Stevens State Park: Oregon Camping Review

In a recent trip to the Northern Oregon Coast, we had the opportunity to stay at a handful of different campsites. One of them happened to be the activity and adventure-filled Fort Stevens State Park, a hiker and biker campground that has so many stories and features. If you need a place to stay for the night during your travels …

Furrion Wireless RV Backup Camera: An owner’s review

As soon as I bought my first vehicle with a backup camera pre-installed, it has become standard and required equipment as far as I’m concerned. I have three little kids, and I’ve just heard too many heart-wrenching stories of parents accidentally running over their kids, so for me it’s essential for making my vehicles safe.  You can read my review …

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Auto Vox Backup Camera and Mirror: The complete review

When I bought my Ford F-150, I loved the whole truck, but I wished it had a backup camera.  My previous vehicle had a backup cam that I used all the time and I decided that I couldn’t go back to a vehicle without one. For towing a travel trailer, a backup camera is a major time saver.  With a …

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3 Best Solutions for Mounting a Generator to a Trailer Bumper

  When I first bought my 25′ Rockwood Travel Trailer, I picked up a Champion 3100 watt generator for $1,000 and it has been amazing! However, the generator doesn’t fit under any of the compartments on the travel trailer, and I tow with an SUV instead of a truck so there isn’t anywhere to store the generator.  If I put …