RV Tips & Tricks

Blog focused on providing tips, tricks, and upgrades of RV’s and RVing that we have picked up through the years.

Kodiak Travel Trailer

RV Parts, Why Is There A Shortage? Our Challenge With RV Warranty Repair.

Kellie and I have recently had our 2018 Kodiak into the service department for a few minor warranty repairs. I read countless articles and posts about the shortage of RV parts and the nightmares other people are facing trying to get their repairs completed in a timely manner. When it happened to us, I did some research to see if what the dealership is telling me is the case. The minor repairs were, the bathroom …

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8 Awesome Mother’s Day Gifts Guaranteed to Make Her Smile

We are coming up on one of the most important days of the year, Mother’s Day. As we all know, Mother’s Day is a holiday we cannot afford to miss. Are you struggling to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Let’s face it, we all have a mother, wife, grandmother, etc. and they deserve to be pampered for at least one day. These women take care of households while holding down careers and taking care …

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1999 Hi-Lo Classic

Camping Season, 7 Easy Ways to Get Your RV Ready

Camping season is right around the corner. Are you ready? Is your rig ready? If not, here are a few tips for getting your rig ready for the upcoming season. It’s time to get them out of storage, dust off the cobwebs, and have another great season of RVing, camping, and making memories with your loved ones. Spring Cleaning One of the first things we like to do is get inside and open all the …

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Bug'N Out Rv'N at Barefoot RV Park

Weekend RV Tips, 5 Ways to Make Your Trip Easier

Are you a weekend RVer like Kellie and I? If so, then you know the challenges you sometimes face when you and the family want to take the RV out. Finding a free weekend can be difficult at times. Not only do you have a job to get to during the week, the weekend is usually packed with chores. These chores are usually things like yard work, kid’s sports, etc. Here is a list of …

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Class C Motorhome camping in the woods

Top 5 Unwritten Rules of RVing and Camping

RV camping is our favorite way of escaping the rigors of everyday life. All of the stresses that life encounters just seem to fade away, for a few days at least. RVing and camping gives families time to bond without game consoles or being nose deep in social media. You get a chance to get out, make memories, and enjoy the beauty of nature. There are however, a few “unwritten” rules to go along with …

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Camping Gear, Top 12 Essential Items for New Campers

Are you new to camping? Not sure what essential camping gear you will be needing? You’re not alone. We have put together a list of the 12 most essential items every new camper needs below. The list is pretty basic and your family needs will come in to play for any additional items. I have often heard camping referred to as “spending a small fortune to live like a homeless person”. Getting started and acquiring …

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Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer

RV Rental. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Are you interested in the RV lifestyle but not sure if it’s the right fit for you and your family? Are you in the market to buy an RV but not sure which type is a good fit? You are not alone. RVing and RV rental are becoming more and more popular every year. According to the RV Industry Association, the increase in popularity may lead to 46 million people taking RV trips next year. …

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RV Waste Water Tanks

How to Easily Dump RV Holding Tanks

If you’re like most of us, the most dreaded part of any RV trip is the infamous dumping station. If you are looking for a way to easily dump RV holding tanks, you’re in the right place. Dumping your RV’s black and gray wastewater tanks has got to be the worst part of every trip. You get the know the folks in your camp squad pretty well when you get back in the truck and …

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traveling with dogs

Traveling With Dogs, The Easy Way

As the owners of five dogs, we know first hand that traveling with your furry friends can be a very rewarding experience. Afterall, they like going on trips too. Our dogs seem to know exactly what’s going on as soon as they see the RV getting packed up. Unfortunately for us we can’t take all five dogs with us at once. Our dog House HAS to go so we can monitor his diabetes and ensure …

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Why Should RV Stand for “Ruined Vacation”? Let Me Show You How to Avoid It

Have you ever taken a vacation where nothing seemed to go right? From hectic schedules to just plain bad moods, having a vacation turn sour can leave you needing a vacation, after your vacation!! I have put together a few tips to help your RV vacation not end being a “Ruined Vacation”. Take Your Time To Avoid A Ruined Vacation Plan your drive so you aren’t trying to tackle too much distance in one day, …

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RV Lingo

RV Lingo, Terms You Should Know

Have you ever noticed that most everything has its own set of “lingo” that goes along with it? Let’s take golf for example. The sport of golf uses terms like Birdie, Fairway, and Mulligan. Football uses terms like, Field Goal, Linebacker, and Flea Flicker. I believe bowling even has its own set of jargon, like Turkey, Spare, and Gutter Ball. If you aren’t familiar with these different sports, you may not have any idea what …

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RV Slide

Rv Dealers, 5 Things You Need To Know

Deciding to buy a new or used RV from a dealer can seem a bit overwhelming at times. RV dealers are a lot like car salesmen, they can be “not-so-honest”. There are several different types of RV’s, from travel trailers to 5th wheels, to huge Class A motorhomes. The options are endless when it comes to size, amenities, floor plans, and gadgets. Buying an RV is a lot like combining buying a car with buying …

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Porch Tee Pee

3 Easy Ideas For Backyard Camping Fun

Life happens. There is yard work, home repairs, and everything else that goes into trying to make a life. But, we can’t forget that we also need to have downtime from work and chores. These are the times that we need to unwind. We need take a deep breath, and spend some quality time with our loved ones. One of our favorite things to do is go camping. It doesn’t always work out the way …

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Must Have RV Tools

10 Must Have Tools for Your RV

Hammer I don’t know how many times I have had to use my hammer in our camping ventures. I have used it for chocking wheels, ( or un-chocking ), driving tent stakes for fellow camper’s tents, and setting up our own canopy. A hammer will always come in handy; a rubber mallet is also a nice addition to your tool bag if you need to tap on a wrench for a stubborn bolt. This post …

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