When we plan our long camping adventures, like our three-week Wild West adventure, 2016 Pennsylvania trip, or recent Texas tour, developing an easy and simple meal plan is essential. Such trips will have many days of long travel and many more days of fun exploring. I don’t want to stress over time-intensive meals after long days in the car, and I certainly don’t want to be stuck in the tiny camper kitchen when there are so
On our winter adventure to Texas, we had two opportunities to try out boondocking. This common practice in the RVing community had intrigued us for some time, and our trip to Texas was the perfect time to experiment. We learned a number of things from the experience, including what not to do when boondocking. This is our tale that we lived to tell about. 🙂 What is boondocking anyways?
On our winter adventure to Texas, we had two opportunities to try out boondocking. This common practice in the RVing community had intrigued us for some time, and our trip to Texas was the perfect time to experiment. We learned a number of things from the experience, including what not to do when boondocking. What is boondocking anyways? Great question! Boondocking, which is sometimes also called dry camping,
I know it’s only the second week of January and for the majority of the country, it is cold, snowy, and icy outside … and summer seems really, REALLY, far away. But the best way to beat those winter blues is to start planning your 2017 camping trips. And to help you get started I’ve put together a five-step guide for how to plan a camping trip.
Tires and brakes are a vital part of any camper. They are what make constant contact with the road as you are rolling down the highway. If these are not working properly the chances that you are going to encounter an unsafe situation exponentially increases. That is why I always check tire pressures and condition as we are hauling the camper. I check the tire
If you’re new to camping, you may have discovered that campers and RVers throw around a lot of terms like boondocking, dump station, etc., that may leave your head reeling in confusion. So I thought for this installment of “Camper in Training” it might be good to share a little bit about the different types of campgrounds, campsites, and lingo that you might hear used in
In last month’s Camper-in-Training post I shared suggestions and tips I learned from a UPS driver about how to tow a camper. So I thought it was time to do a quick tutorial about how to set up a camper trailer once you get to the campground. Note: This post contains affiliate links. Our disclosure policy can be found here. As a side note, this campsite was NOT easy to back
Growing up I was always fascinated with driving and “hooking things up.” From my matchbox cars and play tractors to riding 4-wheelers and driving tractors/trucks on the farm. Thus, the day of my 16th birthday I was at the license office to get my permit on a Tuesday, did eight hours of mandatory driver’s ed training over the next two days, and then took the driving
As part of our new Monthly Features section (see the menu bar above), we are starting a “Camper in Training” series. This year the 12 posts will serve as a primer to camper ownership, with tips for getting your first camper, hitting the road, successfully caring for the new rig, and maybe even a few tips on what NOT to do with your camper. If you’ve been contemplating buying a camper,