Tent vs RV Camping – Positives and Negatives.

Pros and cons of both. If you’re new to camping or just want to try a different type there are some good aspects to both RV and tent camping. All you RV people may be saying no to camping in tents because of the luxuries you have in your RV but you’re missing out on some great experiences. And you tent campers may be saying no way to RV’s because it just doesn’t feel like camping when you have most of the luxuries you have at home. One main difference…

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9 Essential Tips For The Newbie Caravanner

1.     Make a checklist Let’s face it; lists make everything easier. First-time caravanners are always surprised at the amount of ‘stuff’ you need to buy and bring. Consider the following categories when creating your caravanning checklist: Food (basics) General Safety (fire extinguisher, spare tyre, wheel jack, brake-controller etc.) Medicinal (first-aid kit, medications, mosquito repellent etc.) Mechanical (coolant, oil, fan belt, duct tape, tools, tyre pressure etc.) Clothing (swimwear, formalwear, casualwear, nightwear etc.) Resources (gas bottles, batteries, water etc.) Cookware (cups, plates, pots, pans, kitchen, cutlery etc.) Entertainment (books, games,…

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Top 20 Must Have Tools for RVing Fulltime

1) Torque Wrench Used for pre-trip setting proper lug torque on my trailer wheels and from time to time on the truck lug nuts. Also every month or two I check the torque on the fifth wheel pin box, hitch and suspension bolts. 2) Socket Set I guess it could be classed as many tools, but for this list, I’ll count it as one. I feel a basic metric/SAE socket set is a must have for performing many simple repairs to the RV or tow vehicle. 3) Tire Gauge Another tool…

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5 Fabulous Cleaning Shortcuts for RVers

The less time and energy spent tidying up the RV, the more time for fun and adventures. Maximize your space and make your RVing trips more enjoyable with these 5 Fabulous Cleaning Shortcuts for RVers. Vertical Space Keeping a clean RV has a lot to do with how you use your space. By maximizing your space, you can employ these simple tricks for storing items without using precious floor/cupboard space. Use hideaway hooks for outer wear that won’t take up space when not in use. Use a hanging fruit basket for a catch-all for keys, sunglasses, etc. Use brackets to…

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5 Must Know Tips for Camping with Toddlers.

Are you heading out to the campground this summer with a toddler in tow?  Below you’ll find our absolute best tips for camping with toddlers. For some of you super moms out there these tips might not be new.  But over the years each one of the tips below has brought a greater sense of security and made camping with toddlers a little bit less overwhelming for us. Camping with Toddlers: Safety, Fun, and Preparation Site number on their hand This one is so simple and easy, I don’t know why everyone…

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Handy Caravan Hire Checklist for Your Next Camping Holiday

Caravan holidays are exciting, relaxing and fun experiences, but to get the most out of them you have to do some preparation and planning. Our checklist below will ensure you have as few hiccups along the way as possible, so that you can have an enjoyable experience. Find the printable pdf version at the bottom of the this article. What You’ll Need To Bring   Gas– make sure the gas tanks are full and refill if necessary Gas Cooker– so you can cook up breakfast, lunch and dinners Folding camp…

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Camping by the Numbers: How Much Does it Cost to Camp?

The best part about camping is going back to the basics and spending time outside with friends and family. But for beginners, the cost of collecting essential camping gear can be daunting, especially because there are so many options these days. We ran the numbers on three different camping scenarios to help new campers get a sense of what it really costs to camp in 2018. Keep in mind, though, pricing further varies by the campground region you select, the time of year you travel and the number of people you bring along.…

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Top 10 Tips for Campfire Safety

Enjoying the pop and hiss of a glowing campfire—not to mention the light and warmth that the fire provides—is one of the most enjoyable parts of camping. But building campfires comes with responsibility. A campfire that is not properly built, maintained and extinguished can quickly become a hazard to the people, animals and land around it. In the United States, people start nearly nine out of 10 wildfires. It’s important to understand how to safely and responsibly enjoy your campfire. These are the top 10 must-know tips for campfire safety. 1. Know…

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The Weirdest Sleeping Bag We’ve Seen Yet

Finally! A two-person sleeping bag that is shaped like a giant pair of jeans! What a time to be alive! The actual name for this bizarre sleeping contraption is “The Super Big Wrapped in Warmth Happy Furry Jeans Sleeping Bag.” Good luck remembering that after a few beers around the campfire. It’s made by a Japanese company called Felissimo and retails for $696. Believe it or not, there are actually a few things we like about this Paul Bunyan sleeping bag. First, the bottoms zip open if you get too hot. If you’re…

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