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Supplies to Keep in a Pop-Up Trailer

Camping kitchen equipment supplies can be kept in the pop-up trailer.camping kitchenware image by Galyna Andrushko from Fotolia.comCamping in your pop-up trailer takes a lot of planning and preparation. Certain supplies should be kept on hand to make your preparation and planning easier.......More...

How to Open an RV Awning

RVing is a wonderful and relaxing way to spend time with loved ones while enjoying the great outdoors. A major benefit of camping in an RV is it typically has many of the features found at home, but one of the best things about RVing is enjoying nature. Most RV's come equipped with outdoor feature...More...

How to Install a Regulator for Propane Tanks on an RV Trailer

A regulator is a piece of equipment that controls gas pressure to appliances. Some RVs have an automatic changeover regulator which automatically switch tanks when one is empty. These regulators are usually mounted on top of the LP tank. Automatic regulator tanks may not come in every RV, but they a...More...

How to Figure Wattage for RV Solar

It is nice to have electricity for everything you use in your RV, but it is a big drain on your batteries while boondocking. One alternative to draining your batteries is solar power. A photovoltaic, or solar energy, system will make life easier for you. To determine how many panels you need, figure...More...

How to Drain a Class A Motor Home Septic

Class A motor homes are large, bus-sized RVs that some people use as homes. They can be connected for months to permanent utility systems, including water, electricity and sewage. But on the road, the holding tanks must be emptied at an appropriate disposal site. Class A motor homes, such as the Win...More...

How to Lease Motor Homes

"Try before you buy" has become a very popular term in today's economy. When making a substantial purchase, such as a motor home, many individuals have considered leasing to try it temporarily and avoid making a costly mistake. For whatever reason you need a motor home, you want to make sure you ge...More...

The Best Chemicals to Use in Your Hold Tanks on Your Camping Trailer

A 2011 consensus isn't completely in on the best chemicals to use in your trailer's black water tank -- the tank that holds toilet waste. Many people use liquid or dry throw-in chemicals made of enzymes that quickly dissolve fecal matter in an environmentally sensitive way. All varieties, of course,...More...

How to Troubleshoot an RV Water Tank

There is nothing like loading up the RV, closing the door, and heading out on the open road. These vehicles are completely self-contained units, and as such, you will need to stock up with plenty of water. There are three types of water tanks found on most RV's and motor homes. Fresh water, gray wat...More...

Travel Trailer Maintenance Tips

Summertime is a time for fun in the sun and family vacations. For many, some of their best family vacations involved a travel trailer. It is hard to match the feeling one gets when talking with their family around a campfire, looking at a night sky full of stars. A travel trailer can provide endless...More...

RV Parks for Snowbirds

Snowbird RVers seek Arizona's warm winter climate.arizona desert image by John Keith from Fotolia.comThe term "snowbird" is used to describe residents of cold climates who flock to warm regions of the U.S. during winter. Most snowbirds are retirees and travel in their RVs to spend at......More...

RV Parks Near Bealeton, VA

Northern Virginiavirginia blue ridge image by John Keith from Fotolia.comBealeton is a small town in northern Virginia. The area is known for its agriculture, wineries and steeplechase racing. Not far from Washington, D.C., Bealeton offers sports for the outdoor enthusiast, including......More...

McCracken County, Kentucky, Fair Events

The McCracken County Fair occurs in late June in Paducah, Kentucky, at Carson Park and other venues around town. The six-day fair provides a showcase for local talent and farmers to display and sell animals and prepared foods. It includes a wide variety of events including a beauty pageant, demoliti...More...

How to Fix a Coleman Stove

Every camp stove eventually needs to be cleaned or repaired to keep the flame burning properly. Coleman made its first stove in 1923. But the basic design for its stoves that use liquid gas such as Coleman fuel or white gas has remained the same. For the stove to work properly, it needs clean fuel, ...More...

How to Tour With a Motorcycle Tent Trailer

With the advent of motorcycle tent trailers, bikers no longer have to suffer through sleeping on the hard ground while on motorcycle tours. A number of models and makes of trailers are available to accommodate your particular needs. Whatever motorcycle trailer you choose, be sure it fits well with...More...

RV Tire Safety 101

RV tire maintenance and repair is essential to staying safe on and off the road. Let's look at the basics of maintaining your RV tires....More...

Hotels Near Mahomet, IL

Mahomet, Illinois, is a small rural community located about 10 miles outside of Champaign in east Illinois, about an hour south of Chicago. It is one of those small towns where all the businesses and civic buildings are on or around Main St. Finding a hotel in Mahomet is a challenge so you will have...More...

How to Use RV Solar Panels

A modern recreational vehicle (RV) is designed to be self-contained. These RVs have holding tanks for clean and waste water, and internal house batteries to provide small amounts of power. While many developed campgrounds offer utility hookups that provide unlimited electricity and water, campers ca...More...

How to Turn an Old Travel Trailer Into a Mobile Kitchen

Old travel trailers can have new life as mobile kitchens for a variety of purposes. They can be used as soup kitchens for homeless shelters or churches, lunch trailers outside factories or schools, or as food trucks at festivals and fairs. Use your imagination as well as good market research to de...More...

How to Find an Address Using Latitude & Longitude Coordinates

You can find a home or business address using only its longitude and latitude, which is a precise, unique location. Each building has its own latitude and longitude, which is useful for pilots and military personnel, but is not really used in everyday life. There are some free websites available tha...More...