Truck and Camper, Vale, CO

Hitching My Fifth Wheel – a pictorial

As a follow-on to my Hitching and Unhitching My Fifth Wheel post, I decided that a pictorial view of each step would be useful....
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Can My Truck/SUV Tow This RV Trailer?

You have your truck, SUV, or even car and you need to figure out if you can tow a specific trailer, be it a...
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RV Batteries on Steroids – DIY lithium

Can you imagine running your air conditioner all night, on batteries, and still having over 50% of your battery capacity left? Night-time A/C is...

How to Weigh a Travel Trailer

I'm rather enjoying these "how to" types of write-ups. I need to do more writing about my actual camping experiences, but I'll get there...
Inverter with Mickey Mouse Christmas lights plugged into it

Inverters – when you don’t have shore or generator power

It's common for new RVers to to be confused as to whether or not they will have "power" when they aren't plugged...

Hitching and Un-hitching my Fifth Wheel

Easily one of the most nerve-wracking parts to buying our fifth wheel was getting used to hitching and unhitching it. I had heard stories of people...

RV Leveling is Really Quick and Easy

Leveling a RV is actually a fairly quick and easy process once you get used to it. For the lucky elite, they push a...

Eww, stinky water! Sanitizing the fresh water system.

Recently we started getting a rotten eggs smell from a couple of the hot water faucets in our camper. This is usually an indication...
I use RVParky.com's Trip Planner for most trip planning

Let’s go! Trip planning apps and websites

For me, planning the trip is a huge part of the fun of experiencing a trip. I get to look at the map, pick...

How to Weigh a Fifth Wheel Camper (at CAT Scales)

I already wrote about How to Weigh a Travel Trailer, so it seems like I should also write about how to weigh a fifth...

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