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ProPride 3P Trailer Hitch: A Potentially Life-Saving Investment

ProPride 3P Trailer Hitch: A Potentially Life-Saving Investment

October 5, 2012 No Comments Dad and I spent the first seven years of our full-time RV lifestyle dumb and happy. Although my parents did as much research as they could before buying their first travel trailer, there were innumerable things that simply never came up. Brake controllers, for instance. When we began shopping for a new travel trailer in ...

 

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Get Your Family Through the Airport With These Five Tips

Get Your Family Through the Airport With These Five Tips

August 17, 2012 No Comments Between early morning wake-ups, multiple suitcases, bickering siblings and crying toddlers, family trips through the airport can be enough to make parents wonder why they decided to travel in the first place. Unfortunately, some aspects of airport travel — like surprise pat downs and flight delays — are completely out of your hands. However, if ...

 

RV Shopping: Weights and Measures

RV Shopping: Weights and Measures

May 25, 2012 No Comments So you have decided to take the plunge, joining millions of others in the RV lifestyle. While it is important to find just the right floor plan to meet your family’s needs, don’t fall in love too fast. The layout and design features of an RV affect your family’s happiness, but the weights and measures ...

 

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RV Shopping: Weight Distribution and Sway Control

RV Shopping: Weight Distribution and Sway Control

May 18, 2012 No Comments When purchasing a new travel trailer, it is very important to familiarize yourself with several numbers that, when taken together, demonstrate the ability of your tow vehicle to safely pull your chosen trailer. However, even crunching the numbers is not always enough. When towing a heavy or long travel trailer, you must also consider weight ...

 

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RV Shopping: Getting the Best Deal

RV Shopping: Getting the Best Deal

May 10, 2012 No Comments So you are in the market for a new RV. After a tedious search, you finally found the RV of your dreams. The floor plan and design scheme work wonderfully for your family. If it is a towable, you have performed seemingly endless calculations to ensure that you are within all weight specifications. You have ...

 

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Walt Disney World During the Holidays: Beyond the Parks

Walt Disney World During the Holidays: Beyond the Parks

January 26, 2012 No Comments Located just outside Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World is arguably the best-known family vacation destination in the world. Beyond the four theme parks, Walt Disney World offers dazzling highly-themed resort hotels, world-famous golf courses, miniature golf, and the Downtown Disney shopping and entertainment district. No matter when you visit, you will find that you could ...

 

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Austin at Christmas Time – A Texas Sized Holiday

Austin at Christmas Time – A Texas Sized Holiday

January 6, 2012 No Comments Texans like to say that things are bigger in Texas. Certainly the jubilant holiday feeling in Austin, Texas is both large and contagious, and combined with Austin’s fun outings, the nature trails of Lady Bird Lake, and great music spilling out on every street corner downtown, it’s a fun place to spend at least part of ...

 

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Skiing? I thought you said skee ball!

Skiing? I thought you said skee ball!

January 4, 2012 No Comments So exactly what do you do when your small child is so excited about going skiing. Yes, there will be snow! Yes, there will be hot chocolate. Yes, you’ll do it down a mountain – albeit a very small one, safe for small children. And then you arrive, and your child wants to know where ...

 

A Very Vegas Holiday

A Very Vegas Holiday

December 12, 2011 No Comments Where can you find the glitziest Christmas trees? The most colorful holiday lights? A large indoor garden filled with holiday topiary? Massive banks of poinsettias? Venetian gondoliers caroling? How about Santa’s helpers in cute little mini skirts? Las Vegas, baby, where else? With great shops to choose from in faux Venice or in the spectacularly ...

 

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Do you know the way to San Jose?

Do you know the way to San Jose?

November 26, 2011 No Comments Do you know the way to San Jose? Of course you do, if you’ve ever driven between Los Angeles and San Francisco, as I have many, many times. Possibly more times than I’ve ever wanted to drive the 101 freeway, which is why I decided on a recent such trip to make a stop in ...

 

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