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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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Killing the Phantom

Killing the Phantom

When we put our trailer to bed for the winter we pull the batteries off the rig and put them on a float charger in the garage.  During the season we leave the batteries installed and just make sure things are turned off.  Imagin our surprise when we came to get the rig one day and the tongue jack wouldn’t move.  In fact, nothing would work and after some quick troubleshooting, I found that we had a dead battery.  I was…

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Easy DIY Campground Flagpole

Easy DIY Campground Flagpole

As we approach Memorial Day, it is a great time to knock out a quick DIY flagpole to help you fly your countries colors while at the campground.  The flagpole can be used for any flag so if you are more partial to the Jolley Roger, so be it…  I came across this flagpole while traveling in South Dakota.  I spoke with the gentleman that had it and he explained how to make it.  His had an extra arm that…

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How We De-Winterize and Sanitize Our Winnebago

How We De-Winterize and Sanitize Our Winnebago

Back in 2016, we wrote a post on the process we go through to Winterize our Keystone Hideout.  We figured it was probably time for us to also document our process of de-winterization.  While our RV has changed to a Winnebago Minnie Plus since the winterization post, the process is still the same.  The goal of our de-winterization process is to prepare the water system for the season by purging all the antifreeze that was put in at the end…

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Zippy Doggy

Zippy Doggy

One of the best parts about RVing is having the ability to take your four-legged friends with you.  However, once you arrive at the campsite, how do you allow your pooch some freedom to roam about without causing others problems or violating leash rules? We have tried several tethers with varying success and have even just tried tying them off to a bench or post.  In each situation, they always seemed to end up with the dog getting totally tangled…

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