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Decorating Your RV

June 20, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

Decorating Your RV

Is your RV all set for summer camping? There are so many great ideas for decorating your RV to create style and save space.  Whether its just a sink cover, installing a new drawer, or collapsable bowls, Camping World has the largest online RV supply store to help kick-start all of your RV shopping needs. Start searching here to check out some great ideas for collapsible trash systems, new mattress toppers and lots more. The items that most excite me are the ones that are space-saving or space-creating since RVs can tend to feel pretty cramped when fully packed for camping. Also, as a coupon and sales fanatic, I always focus on the items that have an online special going. In my experience, it pays to buy when an item is on sale and right before you will be using it!   One of my favorite options is the Trash-Ease, which allows you to free up space from having a trash can on the floor and instead provides a mount so you can hook your trash on the edge of a counter top and simply put... [Read more...]

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

December 18, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

About seven months ago I reported that a group of Minnesota partners were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers five miles south of Watford City, North Dakota. North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold When initially proposed, the idea prompted mixed reactions. “So many people thought we were crazy,” Louis Bonneville of Carlton, Minnesota, one of the park’s owners, told the Forum News Service. But for workers like John Coffer, who spent North Dakota winter months in his RV and once got stuck inside when the door froze, the option to move his camper indoors was a pleasant change. “It’s nice to step out of your RV and not step into a pile of snow,” said Coffer, a natural gas plant operator. The North Dakota Indoor RV Park recently expanded and the owners have turned down offers to replicate the concept elsewhere, said Bonneville, the park’s managing partner. The park consists of 10 insulated and climate-controlled buildings... [Read more...]

Yacht-Inspired Caravisio—The RV of the Future

October 29, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Yacht-Inspired Caravisio—The RV of the Future

Citing declining registration numbers for caravans in Europe, German manufacturer Knaus Tabbert GmbH decided to rethink camper design by initiating the “Caravisio-The Caravan of the Future” project as an approach to the problem and to provoke thought. Yacht-Inspired Caravisio—The RV of the Future (image courtesy of Knaus Tabbert) The Caravisio reflects a collective vision of what may be technologically possible in the future. Based on both a futuristic and innovative vision of the manufacturer, an expert group of industry-established and external suppliers and designers was established with the objective to develop the caravan of the future. Development work lasted almost two years, from the first sketch to the completely designed and assembled caravan. More than just a single manufacturer’s idea, the Caravisio represents collaboration between more than 20 different companies and industry experts. Like the classic Bowlus Road Chief and Airstream Land Yacht, the Caravisio... [Read more...]

RV Mod – a new entertainment center for our toy hauler!!!

September 26, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

RV Mod – a new entertainment center for our toy hauler!!!

Our family of 12 (there are 2 more grown and flown…) fulltimes in a 40′ toy hauler.  Needless to say, our RV, nor any RV for that matter, are made to accommodate our family comfortable.  Necessity has been the mother of many of our many mods!  Our latest one is done for both functionality and aesthetics.           The stock entertainment center in our rv was an eye sore.  Partly because we use things hard, and partly because it was designed for ease of assembly and made of junk wood.   We were missing a cabinet door as we had given it to a cabinet maker last fall, so he could build us some matching doors we wanted; his shop burned down shortly after, with our door in it.  There was square feet of wasted space, splitting face wood, miles of extra wiring, 10 lbs of amplifier that we didn’t use, and the design forced us to put the loft ladder in front of the ‘garage’ (aka boys’ room in our RV) door.  The ladder was a constant... [Read more...]

Hurricane Primer for RVers

August 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hurricane Primer for RVers

Hurricanes can have an impact anywhere along the East Coast, Gulf Coast, and even thousands of miles inland. Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Hurricane Wilma was a category 5 hurricane and one of the costliest storms in history. Hurricane Wilma’s highest sustained winds was at 185 mph. Lowest pressure point measured at 882 mbar. (Credit: hurricane-facts.com) During the 2012 hurricane season, Sandy led to Presidential disaster declarations in 13 states, sweeping from Maine to West Virginia. Now is the time to prepare for the start of this year’s hurricane season A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface. All Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas are subject to hurricanes. Parts of the Southwest United States... [Read more...]

Protecting Our Investment

May 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Our camper is very important to us—both as a vehicle as well as for what it represents. Our camper means recreation, the freedom of the open road, good times with our kids, not sleeping in a tent, vacation, relaxation. The list goes on… That is why we take care of it. We clean it up every year when we take it out for the first time. We clean it before every trip. We sweep our travel dirt out of it when we return home. And, before we put it away for the winter, we wash floors, take out everything that could freeze and explode over winter, empty water out of the tanks and lines and put antifreeze in them to protect it in the cold Rocky Mountain winter weather. Our camper, backed into its storage location in northern Wisconsin When something goes wrong with our camper, we are quick to take it in to the repairman. We want to avoid having our next trip delayed by a malfunction, or worse yet, to experience a malfunction on the road. When we moved to New Mexico, one of the first professionals... [Read more...]

Bittersweet Moment

October 26, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

Bittersweet Moment

This past week-end, my six year old son Jérémy came to me while I was working in my office to ask me a question… Mommy, when are we going to go to the RV? I lift my eyes on what I was doing and saw him standing near the entrance of my office at home, looking at me with his big hazel eyes.   I couldn’t believe my ears. You’ve got to be kidding me right? No he was very serious with his question even if he knew that the RV was closed for the rest of the year. Of all the questions he could have asked me, I didn’t expect that one.  You see my husband and my two oldest boys went to winterize the RV the week before Canadian Thanksgiving in early October.   It is a time of the year when it is bittersweet because we have so many memories with our children when going to the RV or travelling with it.   We usually go altogether to winterize it but this year we had to do it this way because of too many things to bring back at the trailer. Besides after numerous weeks camping in... [Read more...]

Where Cavemen Store Their RV’s

June 28, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Where Cavemen Store Their RV’s

Winterizing your RV is a lot of work with zero payoff. Basically, you are just spending time “preventing” problems from. Realizing that I was going to be buried in RV related activities for the rest of the week, I longed to get away and jumped at the chance to go zip lining and hiking through caves for a couple of hours at night. I looked forward to a lot of fun and a chance to cool off from the 95 degree weather I was experiencing at 5 p.m. in the evening. I wasn’t expecting to walk past RVs 50 feet underground. happening. Chalk that up with brushing your teeth, taking out the trash and other completely non-exciting things we do to make sure things don’t go bad. It’s not something most people long to do. So I couldn’t help but be fascinated by the non-winterizing option I saw while I was at the Rally in Louisville this week: Storing Your RV in a Cave. Sure enough, as I walked into the entrance of the cave to the Louisville Underground, I was passed by RV’s driving out.... [Read more...]