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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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Average Cost of New Travel Trailers (With 16 examples)

I recently purchased a brand new travel trailer and did tons of price shopping to find the best prices.  Brand new travel trailers const significantly more than lightly used travel trailers because they depreciate quickly; however, since trailers can easily have things break, for many users it is worth buying new so they know everything will work perfectly when it’s …

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Hybrid Trailers vs Travel Trailers: 14 important considerations

When I first walked through the endless lots of campers in Boise, I immediately decided that I didn’t want a hybrid; however, I later talked to someone who owned one and learned some interesting benefits (and drawbacks) to the hybrid. In the end, I still decided to go with the traditional travel trailer, but I now can see some real …

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Travel Trailer vs 5th Wheel: 23 differences to know before buying

I bought a Rockwood 25′ travel trailer a few weeks ago and I had to make the tough choice of whether or not to get a 5th wheel.  In this post I want to share some of the things that helped me make the decision. But first, the quick answer: 5th wheels are better suited to the BIG trailers of 28′ …

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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 …

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Travel Trailer Vs Tent Trailer: Why I Picked A Hard-Side Trailer!

I just recently purchased a conventional travel trailer (hard side) and I faced the agonizing choice of whether to pick a tent trailer or a regular travel trailer.  I also considered some hard side travel trailers that had canvas pop-outs, which are sometimes referred to as hybrid trailers. In general, I recommend a travel trailer if you won’t have problems …

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How Much Does Travel Trailer Insurance Cost?

Getting insurance for your travel trailer is usually a good choice–especially if you purchased a new camper.  I recently got two quotes on what it would cost to insure my new trailer, so I thought I’d just share the results here so you know what to expect. Quote #1 from Good Sam’s Insurance: $376 per year (if I remember right) …

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Average Camper Weight (with 13 examples)

In short, an average camper trailer weighs around 5,200 pounds (2,350 kilos) dry weight, which means the weight of the trailer when its tanks are not filled and it has no gear in it.  You can expect to add 1,500 pounds (680 kilos) of gear and water to that number to get a “real world” example. Obviously, this depends dramatically on the …

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19 RV Accessory “Must-Haves” for a New Travel Trailer

If you’re in the market for a new travel trailer or camper, then this article is for you.  I just barely took out my brand new Rockwood 2504s trailer for 3 days of camping, and made a list of some necessities and “must haves” I had to buy for it, and also things I wish I’d bought. Just thought this would …

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Champion 75537i: My favorite RV generator of all time!

When I bought my new 25′ travel trailer, I bought a Champion 75537i inverter generator with remote start, and I’ve been really happy with it so far.  I wanted to provide a REAL review from an ACTUAL owner, instead of those blogs that just recommend stuff to get a commission even if they have never used the product. The Champion 75537i boasts …