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Five Great Ways to Insulate Your Trailer

If you remember from my recent post about preventing premature battery death, a lot of the information out there on the great wide web is catered towards RVs, not trailers. That can be kind of a bummer, because these are two different vehicles with often different needs. For instance, a motorhome or RV will often come with a heater and/or …

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Can I dump my RV or camper tank into my septic tank?

If you live in a rural area, chances are you have a septic tank. Wouldn’t it be convenient to simply attach a hose from your rig to your home septic tank and house visiting guests in there? Is this even possible? The simple answer to this is yes. Yes, you can dump your RV or camper tank into your septic …

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Should I Tow My Camper Home With a Broken Awning?

Sometimes things on the camper just break.  The awning is no exception. If the awning breaks, is it safe to drive the RV or tow the camper home?  No, don’t drive home with a broken retractable awning.  The retractable awnings on campers and RVs are held to the side of the vehicle using spring pressure or the motor if it …

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How Tall Are Class A and Class C Motorhomes?

In checking into the options of whether to store my RV elsewhere or at home, I found that storing at home, even with a few expenses was the best option. I found that measuring from the ground to the top of the unit, measuring the air conditioner, and adding the two gave me the correct height of my Class A …

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What a First “Real” trip in a Camper is Like

The travel trailer virgins are, well, no longer virgins having one five mile two night trip under their belts. Now it’s time for the first trip of any distance, almost 90 miles to Rend Lake in southern Illinois from our southeast Missouri home. This is the report on how things went and what new stuff we learned. First, we picked …

Surviving a First Camper Vacation

The travel trailer virgins took the rolling motel room on its shakedown cruise a few weeks ago. We survived. YAY! Turns out, it really is not brain science or rocket surgery. If you take your time and think your way through, you too can set up your own motel room with a simple two hour training session under your belt. …

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Great Travel Trailers with Awesome Storage

I was checking into travel trailers with storage options and came up with a list. There are several camper-trailers with good storage options. Below are a variety of travel trailers from tiny to large. Jay Flight The Jay Flight by Jayco is built around comfort. It includes baggage storage, wardrobe storage, pantry and coat hooks by the door. Clipper Ultra-Lite The Clipper Ultra-Lite by Coachmen …

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How to Keep Your Camper Battery from Dying Over the Winter

I hate to break it to you, but summertime is almost over. Okay, yes, technically it’s summer until 11:59 p.m. on September 21st, but it just doesn’t feel like summer once August is behind us. The kids will be back to school, the beaches will be deserted, and you’ll be thinking about winterizing your camper trailer. If your vehicle’s battery …

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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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 your needs.  These campers range …