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Unclogging A Black Tank Flush

Unclogging A Black Tank Flush

A few trips back we started having issues with our Black Tank Flush system that came with our trailer.  Normally when we would attach a hose, water would spray into the black tank.  This was very handy for cleaning and to help add water to the tank before or after dumping.  But what was happening is that the line would essentially pressurize and no water would go into the black tank.  This was obviously disappointing and I started troubleshooting what…

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Outdoor Retailer Summer Marker 2017

Outdoor Retailer Summer Marker 2017

In July we had the privilege of once again representing the RV Family Travel Podcast Network at the Outdoor Retailers Summer Market.  As in years past the goal was to find interesting or new products that would be of interest to the RV crowd.  While we can not include every product we find at the show, we try and select several that fit a need or are new and interesting.  All of the products below we have actually tested and felt that they…

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Imagine yourself, sitting in a beautiful national forest campground at the picnic table enjoying your lunch.  Tall pine trees towering above and providing just the right amount of shade to make it cool enough that you need a jacket.  Off in the distance, you can hear to roar of the local river and the chirping call of some very active squirrels.  When all of a sudden the serene moment is shattered by yelling. “HEY HONEY, WILL YOU BRING SOME NAPKINS…..NAPKINS…..NO…..BRING SOME…

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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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