How to backup a travel trailer (tips, tricks and tools)

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how to back and rv into a campsite

We have all seen it and many have done it. Trying time after time to back you RV into a campsite and failing. Getting more and more frustrated with each attempt. I have witnessed husband and wife screaming at each other while blocking other vehicles from traveling down the road. This is no way to start a camping trip. You … Read More

100 Best RV Camping Tips for Beginners

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100+ RV Camping and Towing Tips for Beginners

Here are over 100 of the best RV camping tips that we have used to make our trips safer, and more enjoyable. Use Checklists, checklists for packing, towing, breaking camp, the trip home and after you return home.  Using a checklist will help make sure you have everything you need and ensure you arrive to your destination and back home … Read More

De-Winterizing RV Water System

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If the temperatures stay below freezing where you live, you have two options when storing your RV for winter. Either store it in a climate controlled building. Or winterize the water system to prevent damage from freezing water. If you chose to winterize your RV getting it ready to go again in the spring isn’t tough. Although it’s non-toxic you … Read More

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Travel Trailers

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When I purchased my hybrid it was a perfect fit for me, but a few years later we decided to move on to something larger when our needs changed. Owning a hybrid travel trailer has many benefits, but there are some drawbacks. Here are my top 5 Pros and Cons of Hybrid Travel Trailers. 1. Light weight, the tent end … Read More

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Jeep and Shamrock Hybrid Camper

After about a month of looking visiting all the local dealers and searching RV Trader and Craigslist, we finally found the one on. It was a 2008 Forest River Shamrock 19M. The owner had passed away and his children we selling the camper. On May 1st 2013 I went to check it out and it looked brand new! I discovered … Read More

How To Sanitize RV Water Lines

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Sanitizing Bleach

Before owning my first camper I had never considered that you need to sanitize the water lines. For those of you just starting out, here is the process I use and some tips I have learned. Share this Post

First Time RV Camping Tips

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For anyone new to RV’ing or if you purchased a new camper. The first thing is would suggest is to take a shake down trip. A Shake down trip is a short trip close to home. Your shake down trip could be as close as camping for a night in your own driveway. This will allow you to find any … Read More

Towing Tips for New RV Owners

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Towing 5th Wheel

This list highlights many towing tips for new RV owners, always remember that when towing safety should be your highest priority. Make sure your tow vehicle and hitch are rated for the weight of the trailer. The trailer life magazine towing guide is a great resource to look up the limits of your vehicle. If your RV is over 5,000 … Read More