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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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Thousand Trails: Membership Camping at its Finest

Thousand Trails: Membership Camping at its Finest

September 29, 2012 No Comments As full-time RVers, Dad and I are always looking for ways to minimize our costs while maximizing our enjoyment. We are members of a variety of camping organizations, but no single camping club has been as valuable to us as our membership in Thousand Trails. Although the RV community is sharply divided in its feelings ...

 

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Spook Hill: A Vintage Roadside Attraction in Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill: A Vintage Roadside Attraction in Lake Wales, Florida

June 16, 2012 No Comments When they find out that we RV travel full-time, people generally ask Dad and me two basic questions: How do you decide where to go, and what do you do when you get there? Our standard response to the first is, we make it up as we go along. For the second, we can have ...

 

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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RV Shopping: Meeting Your Family’s Needs

RV Shopping: Meeting Your Family’s Needs

May 8, 2012 No Comments Despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn, the RV industry is experiencing an explosion in growth. Although newly retired Baby Boomers remain the biggest market, according to the RVIA (Recreation Vehicle Industry Association), the fastest-growing market segment is young adults aged 18-34. It is easy to see why—even the most luxurious RV park is ...

 

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Where Are We Going? GPS, Maps and Old-Fashioned Common Sense

Where Are We Going? GPS, Maps and Old-Fashioned Common Sense

February 1, 2011 No Comments Those who are adults today remember the ongoing road trip debate: do we ask for directions or not? It was often portrayed as a competition between men and women, with men refusing to stop and ask. Today that debate, once ongoing fodder for sitcom storylines, seems almost quaint. Now the more relevant question is: should ...

 

Hillsborough River State Park: An Oasis Near Tampa, Florida

Hillsborough River State Park: An Oasis Near Tampa, Florida

January 18, 2011 No Comments Just minutes from crowded downtown Tampa, Hillsborough River State Park is a world away. The park won numerous awards in 2010 from ReserveAmerica, the national online campground reservation system. Hillsborough River was ranked #30 of the Top 50 Scenic Views, #15 of the Top 100 Family Campgrounds, #5 in the Top 25 Tours and Events, ...

 

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Staying Connected on the Road: Internet Options for Travelers

Staying Connected on the Road: Internet Options for Travelers

January 17, 2011 No Comments Anyone who is an adult today can remember when staying connected during a trip meant an occasional phone call to the office and postcards to friends and relatives. Today, however, we live in an always-on internet world. Disconnecting for a week or more can be impractical or simply impossible. While there is no magical solution ...

 

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