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How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Camper Or RV

As summer comes to an end and temperatures begin to drop, for most RVers that means it’s time to store our campers and RVs for the winter. We go through our RV winterizing, unpack everything, and tuck our RVs away in a safe place until next spring. Did you know that your camper is a great place for mice to call home when it gets cold? Although small, mice can destroy your home away from …

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Halloween Camping Ideas For A Spook-Tacular Camping Trip

Did you know that one of the busiest weekends for camping is Halloween? It’s not quite as popular as the 4th of July or Memorial Day weekend, but Halloween camping is a huge deal. Halloween is a favorite time of the year for some people, Kellie included. She absolutely loves everything that Halloween has to offer from decorating to carving pumpkins. One of the best parts is the costumes and the imagination that some kids, …

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RV Air Conditioner Maintenance; How To Stay Cool This Summer

Maintenance is one of the most important parts of RV ownership. Keeping your rig in peak working order not only prolongs the life of your camper, but it also limits frustration down the road when something breaks. Along with maintaining your water heater, holding tanks, and other seasonal checks, RV air conditioner maintenance is vital for a comfortable camping experience, especially in the summer. In this post I am going to give you a few …

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We Screwed Up; How To Avoid These Common RV Mistakes

Mistakes are a common occurrence in everyday life. And we all make them. When it comes to common RV mistakes, let’s face it, they are inevitable. Whether you are a new RV owner or have been RVing for decades, we all make mistakes when it comes to our rigs. That’s why they are called “common RV mistakes”, not “rare RV mistakes”. Kellie and I have made our fair share of them and I’m confident we …

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RV Propane 101, What You Need To Know About Your RV Propane Tanks

Your RV propane system is one of the most important, and often overlooked, part of your rig. We use propane to cook delicious meals for our families, heat our water, provide warmth on those bone-chilling cold nights, and keep our food from spoiling in our refrigerators. In this post we are going to dive into our RV propane system and answer the most asked questions. If you want to know “How long will my propane …

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Leveling A Camper, Everything You Need To Know

Leveling a camper or RV is one of the most important tasks to perform when you arrive at your campsite. It’s just as important as hooking up the water or electricity. In fact, not leveling your camper can cause you more headaches than its worth. Not sure how to do it? No worries. By the end of this post you will be leveling pro. Why Should We Level Our Camper? In short, having the camper …

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Best RV Campgrounds (How To Score The Best Sites)

It’s time to take the family out for a great weekend of camping, fishing, or kayaking. You do a basic Google search for the best RV campgrounds near me, or you visit your favorite RV park website to make your reservations. Then it happens, you find that the best RV sites, or ALL the RV sites are booked for months. Sound familiar? What normally happens is you either cancel your camping trip or you spend …

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RV Basement Storage Ideas To Maximize Your Space

We all know that storage in an RV can be hard to come by. Learning to maximize the space we have is essential for RVing. I have come up with this list of RV basement storage ideas that I’m sure will do just that. So just what is the basement of an RV? The basement is essentially the outdoor storage areas. Some are pass thru, others are just compartments. In fact, our 1999 Hi-Lo only …

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How To Rent An RV: A Step By Step Guide To RV Rental

Are you looking to rent an RV for your next vacation? Maybe you are considering buying an RV and haven’t decided which type of RV fits your needs. In this article, I will cover why vacationers rent travel trailers and motor-homes, how much it costs to rent an RV, and how to book an RV rental. There are some benefits to booking an RV over buying an RV. One of the main benefits is cost …

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Fort Travis Park And Other Free Things To Do In Galveston

Are you looking for free things to do in Galveston? Fort Travis Park is just one of many free things we found to do on our last trip to the island. Free is good, right? We all love free. I believe everybody is always searching for ways to save money on vacation, whether it be for a week or just a weekend trip. While Galveston is full of tourist attractions that will make you dig …

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Surfside Beach RV Parks

Your Guide To Surfside Beach RV Parks And Local Restaurants

Surfside Beach is located 65 miles south of Houston, Texas. It is a well known beach to locals so it’s not quite as busy as Galveston Beach. There is no seawall filled with tourist attractions but there are some great restaurants and plenty of places to camp. We usually see several RVs boondocking right on the beach. That’s free camping at it’s best. If you are looking for something more on the lines of concrete …

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Rainy Day RV Activities: How To Have Fun Without The Sun

What do you do if it starts raining right in the middle of your vacation? Do you pack up and leave, or do you wait it out? As much as we would like, we can’t always have sunny weather when we’re out camping. A rainy day doesn’t have to end a great camping trip. In fact, you can still make those lasting family memories with a few rainy day RV activities. Kellie and I have …

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Eye Of The Hurricane

How To Prepare Your RV For Evacuation Of Hurricane

Hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on September 30th. If you live anywhere on the Atlantic or Gulf Coast, you are probably very familiar with these dates. And if you are familiar with hurricanes, you know they can pop up with very little advanced warning. Sure, we get the “spaghetti” models from meteorologists that show potential tracks of severe storms. Hurricanes have the tendency to go pretty much wherever they want. Take Hurricane …

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RV Fire Safety Tips: How to Protect Your Family And Your Assets

RVing is a great way to see the country and build long lasting memories with your family. While we’re all packing, planning, and building excitement for our next trip, one key thing that is often overlooked is RV fire safety. RV fires are more common than you might think. According to The National Fire Protection Agency, there are an estimated 20,000 RV fires every year. That number floored me when I read that. Now, I …

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RV Holding Tank Maintenance: The Not-So-Fun Side Of RVing

RVing is a great way to make long lasting memories with your family. It is also one the most stress relieving activities we can do. That is until the unexpected happens. As with everything we enjoy, RVs need to be maintained. RVs are no different than your traditional “sticks and bricks” or your everyday vehicle. Performing simple preventive maintenance is just something that has to be done. RV holding tank maintenance is no different. It’s …

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