RV Safety

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Why You Should Consider Upgrading Your RV Door Locks

Did you know that roughly 90% of all RVs have the same door locks and keys? While you and your family are away from the RV, your travel trailer is an easy target for theft. I would say that the vast majority of fellow RVers are stand up, honest people. However, don’t think that a break-in can’t happen to you. To keep your family, and your valued possessions secure, you might want to consider upgrading …

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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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Forensics CO detector

How An RV Carbon Monoxide Detector Could Save Your Life

Having a quality carbon monoxide detector in your RV is not only essential, but it could also save your life. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas. In fact, carbon monoxide is often referred to as “the quiet killer”. CO is produced any time a fossil fuel, such as propane, gasoline, wood, or coal is burned. Inhaling these toxic fumes can cause sudden illness or death. According to the CDC, at least 430 …

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How to keep your family safe while RVing

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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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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Cobra JumPackXL H2O

Cobra JumPackXL H2O, Peace Of Mind When You Need It Most

When you think of Cobra, you probably think about radar detectors and CB radios. Did you know they also offer compact battery starters as well? The Cobra JumPackXL H2O is just that. It is a portable mini jump starter that easily fits in your pocket, the center console of your vehicle, or in your glove compartment. Not only will it jump start a dead battery, it will also charge your phone, tablet, or other electronic …

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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

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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Weekend RV Tips, 5 Ways to Make Your Trip Stress Free

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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