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How To Tackle The Campground Showers Like A Pro

At some point in your camping excursions, you will have to tackle the dreaded campground showers. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of using these public showers? Do you cringe at the thought of what might be lurking on the floor or on the benches? Don’t worry. We have had to visit many campground showers over the years. And we are passing what we’ve learned on to you. …

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How To Comfortably Sleep In A Jeep Gladiator

Over the past 25 years, Kellie and I have done our fair share of camping. We have camped in everything from cabins, tents, campers, and a few Jeeps. Sleeping in a Jeep can be challenging at times especially when you are limited for space. We have slept in everything from a Jeep Liberty to a Jeep Wrangler, and all the way up to the Jeep Gladiator. One thing we have learned is sleeping in a …

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Ultimate Guide To Building The Perfect Campfire

When I think of camping, the first thing that comes to mind is a tent. The second is the perfect campfire.  Afterall, campfires are synonymous with camping. Whether you’re sitting around the fire getting warm, making s’mores, or drinking beer and telling tall tales about your last fishing trip, campfires bring people together. But how do you build that perfect campfire? There’s a bit more to it than soaking a pile of wood with gas …

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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 To Keep 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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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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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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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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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 Rentals. How To Make Extra Cash Renting Your RV.

If there is one thing we all have in common, it is the never ending goal of making extra money. RV rentals are becoming a great way to make extra cash with little to no effort. Most RVs actually spend most their the time in the driveway or sitting in a storage unit across town. We all want to take them out more than we do. Life happens, we get busy with weekend chores, home …

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