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First Full Season in Our Keystone Hideout

First Full Season in Our Keystone Hideout

We purchased our Keystone Hideout in late 2015, so this was the first full year of camping in it.  Now having a camping year and 36 nights in the Hideout, we felt it was time to reflect back on our purchase and look at some of the positives and negatives. In our post “Welcome to Our Secret Hideout” we outlined some of the main reasons we wanted to upgrade.  The first of those was having dedicated beds.  Our previous trailer…

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How to Winterize a Keystone Hideout

How to Winterize a Keystone Hideout

Ahhh, the annual tradition of coming to grips with the reality of the season ending and getting the trailer ready for winter hibernation.  The process can seem a bit daunting but it really isn’t that difficult.  It also is a great time to do some annual maintenance and check things over to make sure they are ready for next season. When we start the winterization process we first drain the water heater.  You will want to make sure that the…

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Installing A Winter Bypass Kit

Installing A Winter Bypass Kit

In our first trailer we enjoyed having a winter bypass kit installed on the water pump and were sad to find that there wasn’t one in our Keystone Hideout.  So I set out to rectify this situation and make the winterization process a bit easier.  I chose to install the Camco 36543 Pump Converter Winterizing Kit and outline the steps for this easy modification below.  I did need to purchase about $4 in extra parts at the hardware store, but…

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Ending 2016 On A Great Note

Ending 2016 On A Great Note

For our last camping trip of 2016, we decided to visit Jordanelle State Park. I had been traveling all week for work and so we figured it would be a great way to spend some time together.  This time of year, the campground is much quieter and tons less populated.  The lake is largely un-used and the crisp mountain air makes for great sleeping. At the end of the 2015 season we purchased our new Keystone Hideout trailer and couldn’t…

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Campground of the Week Episode 51

Campground of the Week Episode 51

In Episode 51 of the Campground of the Week Podcast, we reviewed the Buffalo Campground in Island Park, Idaho.  We have been to this campground several times and have really enjoyed every visit.  Ashley recently gave it the official title of “Our Happy Place.”  You can read all of our blog posts about this great area HERE. Episode 51 is available on iTunes and if you need some help, Click Here for some guidance. You can listen to the episode right here, by…

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