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Tips For Holiday Safety; How To Keep Your Family Safe

The holiday season is a favorite time for most people. We begin planning trips to see loved ones, preparing meals, and let’s not forget shopping. Although the holidays are a very happy time for most, there are those who despise it. And there are those who wish to ruin your holiday season by attacking the unsuspecting victim in the parking lot of a large mall. Thieves are everywhere and it seems they come out in …

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RV Safety; How To Keep Your Family Safe While RVing

One of our favorite things to do is pack up the camper and head out for an extended weekend somewhere far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We sometimes find ourselves miles from the nearest town. Although most of our RV camping is done in an RV campground or park, this wasn’t always the case. Years ago, we would load up the Jeep with or tents, tarps, and sleeping bags and head …

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How You Can Unknowingly Void Your RV Warranty

If you are the proud owner of a new, or gently used RV, chances are that you have a warranty. In addition to the manufacturer’s warranty, you may have also opted for the extended warranty that RV dealerships offer. As a matter of fact, your appliances, air conditioner, and other mechanical parts of your RV may have their own individual warranties. Warranties give us a certain peace of mind that if something goes wrong, it …

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Tips For Buying A Used Camper From A Private Seller

Have you been considering buying a used camper? If so, you already know that you can save thousands of dollars over buying a new one. Much like a vehicle, RVs lose a significant amount of value as soon as you pull off the lot. Whether you decide to buy that used camper from a dealership or an individual, there are a few things to look for as well as some questions that you should ask …

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How A Family Road Trip Can Make Everlasting Memories

Growing up as an Army brat, I can remember never living in one place very long. Every three years or so it was time to pack up and move. Our family did a lot of traveling. And I mean lots and lots of traveling. We traveled by planes, trains, and automobiles. And we took alot of family road trips. With all the traveling we did, I got to see some amazing places. The Army took …

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Everything You Need To Know About Dumping Your RV Waste Tanks

Every RVer will have to face the task of dumping their RV waste tanks. It’s an inevitable part of owning a camper. Whether you are parked at a full hook-up site or boondocking on the beach, at some point of your adventure, you will have to dump your waste tanks. For a newbie there may be some sense of anxiety involved, especially when you are at the dump station with a line of fellow RVers …

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How To Save Money With A Texas State Parks Pass

Every year, Kellie and I make sure we renew our Texas State Parks Pass. The annual fee is small when you consider how much money you can save when you visit any State Park in Texas. Not only does the Pass waive all day use entrance fees, you also get discounts on camping, gift store purchases, and more.  In this post we are going to cover how to get your Texas State Parks Pass, the …

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How To Stop Your Travel Trailer From Rocking

Does this sound familiar? You do countless hours of research finding that perfect site at an RV campground. A few days before your trip, you tirelessly pack your camper with everything you can possibly think you might need. Once you get to your site, you get backed in, set up, and leveled. Then it happens. The first time you step into your travel trailer the rocking starts. You’re not alone. RVers and campers across the …

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Your Ultimate Guide To RV Camping With Dogs

If you own an RV, there is a very good chance that you also have at least one dog. In fact, according to RVIA, more than 65% of all RV owners also have pets. Of that 65%, more than 90% are dog owners. Our dogs are a very important part of our lives and our family. I’m sure yours are too. Whether you raise your canine companions from the puppy stage, or rescue them from …

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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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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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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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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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