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Follow Along Travel Route Maps

Follow Along Travel Route Maps

With modern technology it is very easy to answer the age old question, “how much longer until we are there?”  However this requires a continual, and a bit annoying interaction between parents and kids.  We discovered that if Lily can track our progress along a route, she is much more content. Basic Map of Our Route With Milestones Our first iteration of the follow along map was really basic.  If you followed the advice of our blog post titled Finding Our Way,…

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90 Degrees Never Felt So Cool

90 Degrees Never Felt So Cool

When we got a pickup truck, our entire camping setup changed.  The ability to transport and store items in the bed is awesome and frankly something that we would never be without again.  A big challenge though has been accessing that gear while hooked up to the trailer as the tailgate hits the tongue jack when its lowered. Thought the magic of the internet I set out to see if there was a way to solve this issue.  It quickly became apparent that…

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DIY Water Heater Drain

DIY Water Heater Drain

Ever since we started RVing, it has bothered me how the water heater drains water all over the place in a fairly uncontrolled and difficult to stop manner.  In fact, in our first trailer, I once forgot to relieve the pressure before removing the plug and it shot across the storage lot like a bullet.  I never did find the plug and had to replace it. Nylon plugAnode Rod So first off, this project will not work on water heaters…

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Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way

While RV Vacations can be very relaxing, the planning and preparation for one can be a bit of a stress point for many.  Planning is in my nature and I actually enjoy the process, but I know not everybody does.  I have worked as a project manager and fell that I leverage some of that experience when lining out our adventures.  As such I would like to share some of our process and tools that we use in hopes that it…

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Getting Melty with a Basting Lid

Getting Melty with a Basting Lid

While researching trailers I came across a lot of people talking about the Blackstone 17″ griddle.  Up until that point I had never heard of the Blackstone and had only seen griddles in commercial applications and small electric ones people used for pancakes.  After finding a great sale I decided to pick one up and give it a shot.  After a few uses, it was obvious to me that this would totally replace my traditional BBQ.  In fact, I have…

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