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Heading to Outdoor Retailers Summer Market 2017

Heading to Outdoor Retailers Summer Market 2017

This Thursday and Friday I once again will have the pleasure of attending and covering the Outdoor Retailers Show for the RVFTA Podcast Network.  This show has been in my city for 22 years, but only recently have I had the ability to attend and each time I am consistently amazed.  Nowhere else can you find this many outdoor industry related products.  It is almost a bit overwhelming but a challenge that I have looked forward to for the last…

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Keeping the Pressure Just Right While Traveling

Keeping the Pressure Just Right While Traveling

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your tires, especially the ones on your trailer.  Having a properly inflated tire is not only safer, but it can also improve your gas mileage.  Everybody’s favorite RV Safety guy, Mark Polk from RV Education 101, has some great tips on his site.  He specifically mentions that one of the biggest problems with RVs today is under inflated tires.  Mark says, “Failure to maintain correct tire pressure can result in fast tread…

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Cool Finds From the 2017 OR Winter Market

Cool Finds From the 2017 OR Winter Market

In January, the annual Outdoor Retailers Winter Market was held in Salt Lake City.  This event is the primary place where manufactures in the outdoor industry come to pitch their product to prospective retail and online shops.  This year there were 1,075 outdoor and lifestyle brands represented at the show and 163 of them were there for the first time.  It is hard to stay focused at a show like this as there is simply so much to look at….

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Our Camping First Aid Kit

Our Camping First Aid Kit

After our incident in Estes Park (see Getting Sick in Estes Park), it got me thinking about our readiness to deal with issues while we are camping.  In the Estes Park case, we were really close to the city and were easily able to pick up the supplies we needed.  While this worked out, we were at the mercy of the stores in the town and what they had in-stock.  We also frequently camp in areas where a local store…

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Powering up With No Hookups

Powering up With No Hookups

When we purchased our Keystone Hideout, we quickly realized that the generator that we had been using on our Jayco Swift was not going to be able to power the air conditioner.  One of our friends is a die hard Honda person, and with good reason, as they are the ones to beat and have a nearly flawless implementation of their generators.  So needless to say we had a lot of reason to consider a Honda. To help narrow the…

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