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BE A GOOD CAMPING NEIGHBOR

Being a good Camping Neighbor is about respect. It just takes a little common sense and thinking from the other persons perspective. You have to be considerate for other campers, the campground, and nature. Make sure the kids know the rules as well. General Read and respect the campground's rules and policies. Just because you don't understand why they do things a certain way, doesn't mean they don't have a reason. Do not walk through another camper's site, walk around it. Even if you are going to the bathrooms. While someone is camping think of their site as their yard. Limit noise from 10 pm until 6 am. At night noise carries far so keep this in mind. Yes I'm sure you like loud . . . Read more

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17 Things NOT TO DO While Camping

There is a lot of variation in the types of camping you can experience. Whether you are boondocking in the wilderness or commercial camping at an RV Resort, here are some of the worst things you could while camping. Forget to Bring Bug Spray:   A swarm of mosquitoes or gnats can ruin a good time in a hurry. In fact it can create pure misery. Not Bring Enough TP:   RVs use a specific type of TP. Make sure you have more than you plan on using for your trip. If you plan on using the campground facilities bring your own just in case it's a busy weekend and they run out. Leave Food Sitting Outside:   Want to attract animals and bugs? Just leave out a meal for them and they'll come . . . Read more

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What Happens if Lightning Strikes My RV?

Imagine for a second that you're camping at a scenic spot. Maybe it's at a lake, in the woods, or somewhere else you enjoy. The dark storm clouds start to roll in and the lightning show begins. You are awe inspired at the beauty of the lightening as it lights up the sky. Then you begin to wonder, is my family safe in our RV? Then you begin to wonder, is my family safe in our RV? Would the lightning be attracted to an RV because of how its built? Would it travel through the RV and strike us? Are we safe because of the rubber tires? Some Lightning Facts: Over 60% of lightning fatalities happen when people biking, boating, hiking, camping or fishing. Most lightning victims are close to safe . . . Read more

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RV TANK TALK

The title of "Dummies Guide to RV Tanks" is very fitting because before you RV, you must educate yourself on the RV tank system.  Otherwise, you could end up with a Black Tank DISASTER. Fresh Water This one is simple, it's where your fresh water is held. From your fresh water tank it goes where it needs to from your water pump. This is also called "Potable" water. Gray Tank The gray tank is where your sink and shower water goes. Black Tank You know the children's book "Everybody Poops"?  Well in an RV, this goes into the Black Tank. Here are a few tips about RV Tanks: Tank gauges inside the RV don't always show an accurate reading. Residue can build up can cause the gauges . . . Read more

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HOME SWEET RV – HOW TO MAKE YOUR RV FEEL LIKE HOME

RV living doesn’t have to be boring.  Every individual have their own style and flare, as should an RV. Below is a checklist of essentials to help make your RV feel like home: Pillows and blankets are not only great for adding to the comfort of your RV but they also add a pop of color. Pick an accent color you would like to use throughout your RV and incorporate your pillows and blankets into your theme. Not only do candles add beautiful ambient lighting, they also make your RV smell amazing. If burning candles isn’t your thing, try using LED Candles to get the same lighting effect and add a burst of room spray to freshen the air. Nothing says “homey” like . . . Read more

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EASY RV UPGRADES

Do you have a Honeydo list that seems to keep growing?  Although there might not be a quick fix to all upgrades, there are certainly some that you don’t need to make harder than they have to be. Below is a list of RV upgrades that don’t require you to bust out your toolbox. Pantry Lighting Pantry Lighting doesn’t require an electrician.  It’s as easy as ordering some stick-on push lights. Increased Closet Space You don’t need to demo your pantry to create more closet space.  Rather, all you need is drop down hangers.  They instantly create 6x more closet space. No one looks forward to a flooring project.  Unless of course . . . Read more

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IT’S A DOGS LIFE – TIPS FOR RVING WITH YOUR DOG

Camping is great, especially if Fido can come along!  Easier said than done though, right? If you’re a pet lover a camping trip just wouldn’t be complete without man’s best friend. But before you pack up the dog bowls and hit the road make sure you consider the following…  Pet Friendly Destination Make sure that the Campground or RV Resort you are going to is pet friendly. It’s best to make sure that not only they allow pets but that there are no additional fees or breed restrictions. Flea and Tick Medication Has your pet had their monthly flea and tick medication? For their sake, and your own, be sure your pets are up-to-date on their medication. . . . Read more

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How to Name Your RV

Have you named your RV yet? If you haven't you may want to make it a priority. Over 50% of RVers say they've named their RV. It brings some great pride to ride around in their nicknamed home on wheels. But it also has some practical value as well. It might not be very efficient for conversation to say "let's head back to the Heartland Road Warrior 425" compared to saying "let's head back to Earl". If you're having a tough time coming up with names here's a list of ideas you may want to keep in mind. Try brainstorming by writing down every name that comes to mind for five minutes and then sifting through the results to narrow it down to the lucky winner. Sentimental You might have a personal connection . . . Read more

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