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The Simple Guide to Solar Power for Camper Trailers

<i>Shari and Hutch live on the road full-time in their vintage “canned ham” trailer. Every Thursday, they’re bringing us stories from the road. This</i> …

Clean Energy

Straptek: Your Alternative Weight Distribution System

We have spent time talking about the importance of weight distribution and anti-sway control hitches. We have also talked about finding a quality …

RVs

A Collection of Our 30 Best RV Remodel Tips - RVshare.com

Maybe you’ve been on the road for a while and your trusty RV is beginning to show its age.<p>Or maybe you invested in a used RV from the start. (Smart …

RVs

RVing 101 Guide: Trailer Jacks

Unfortunately, not every campsite pad is going to be concrete and level for your RV or trailer setup. You will encounter sites filled with gravel, …

RVs

Helpful Travel Trailer Upgrades

Being on the road for over three years, we knew there were some things that we wanted to upgrade right away to our travel trailer setup. We sat down …

This compact vehicle jack can lift a car, van, or truck safely in only 10 seconds

The TrestleJack is a portable vehicle jack that allows you to lift a car, van or truck in seconds. You simply reverse onto the jack and it holds the axle securely in place for maintenance.<p>The TrestleJack comes in three different weight categories, the 5-ton jacks can be used on smaller trailers and …

How to Charge RV Batteries With Solar

How to Wire a Goal Zero Solar Panel to a Zamp Connector

My Taxa TigerMoth adventure trailer has a so-called “Zamp” connection on the outside of it for wiring solar panels to charge the battery. I say …

The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …

How to Sleep in Your Truck

As I’ve <i>thoroughly</i> established in the past, I am an avowed enemy of sleeping in or on a vehicle while camping. Doing so compromises important things on your truck, such as safety, fuel economy, and handling, while failing to deliver superior camping comfort. But there are times when that compromise …

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6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

WikiCamps USA

WikiCamps is the ultimate camping companion for your smart phone, tablet or Windows PC.<p>With the largest and most up-to-date database of campgrounds, …

10 Mind-Blowing RV Hacks To Make You A Happy Camper (Two Bonus!)

The main problem of family camping in an RV is the limited space. These crafty RV hacks will make the available space more functional and the camping …

Campground courtesy: 8 rules to follow so you’re not “that person” when camping

For years, my idea of camping meant heading into the middle of nowhere and pitching my tent as far from the rest of humanity as possible.That changed …

Twelve-Volt RV Circuits 101: Down To The Wire

100 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Pondering adding a 12-volt device or outlet to your camper? John Wells gives us an overview on power sources, safety, …

RV DIY Article: RV Water Heater Tune-Up

In this RV DIY post we’re going to discuss how to give your RV water heater a quick tune-up. Twice a year at a minimum I like to clean and service …

Technology in Motion

Technology in Motion<br>We lead a very connected life. In our daily routine at home we use a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, iPads and iPhones. We’re …

DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner

credit: Debbie Williams<p>Step 1<p>Supplies for this project are cheap and readily available. Five gallon buckets can often be recycled from painters or …

Portable

How to sanitize your RV fresh water tanks

Yuck. Nothing tastes worse that the first sip of water through a just de-winterized RV's plumbing system on the first trip of the year. That's why it …

RVs

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

How to Clean Your RV

Being on the road often, driving and parking in the dirt, and traveling through various weather conditions all put your RV through a lot. The cleaner …

Pop-up camper is like an A-frame on wheels

Camp in style<p>The A-frame might be best known as an architectural style that flourished in mountainous communities in the late 1960s and 1970s, but lovers of the peaked design should take note: A camper company called Aliner has taken the A-frame mobile.<p>Based on a design originally conceived in the …

RVs

Starling Travel » Choosing The Right RV For You: A-Frame Campers

If you like the idea of a hard-sided travel trailer, but want to be able to store your camper in a garage, an A-Frame camper might be your best bet. …

Why an A-frame trailer is perfect for a family on a budget | Never Idle Journal

If you and your family are ready to set out on a new adventure, but your budget simply won’t allow it, it might be time to look at things another …

Boondocking (“free camping”) – How to find free RV campsites

There is nothing like the feeling of freedom of setting up camp in an ideal, secluded, picturesque RV campsite out in the hinterlands somewhere, and …

RV-sharing picks up speed as travelers seek to avoid the hassles of ownership

By Christopher Elliott<p>Columnist<p>John Flynn and his family won’t check into a hotel on their next vacation. Instead, they’ll roll to their destination in a Fleetwood Jamboree, a 31-foot recreational vehicle that sleeps six.<p>And not just any RV. Flynn won’t own this motor home, and neither will a …

RVs

How to Empty a Propane Tank - A Safe Guide for Rvers

Propane is a widely used heating and energy source. It is convenient to use it when you are mobile such as traveling somewhere, camping in the wild, …

RVs

7 Tips For Mastering RV Parking & Backing Into Tight Spots | The RVing Guide

Many new RV owners will experience their first reality check shortly after leaving the RV dealer’s lot. For some, when you reach the foot of your …

RVs

The Best Camping and Hiking Gear You Can Find on Amazon

We rounded up Amazon shoppers’ favorite outdoor gear — from tents to backpacks to bug spray.<p>When you need a break from everyday life, there's no …

Camping