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Our RV slide toppers are junk and are going into the trash

True Topper RV slide toppers

Our RV slide toppers are junk and are going into the trash. I have found the perfect replacement. True Topper has solved the problems with fabric awning slide toppers by eliminating them. Fabric slide toppers on top of our slide rooms were an ugly necessity until now. I am looking forward to fixing this problem

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500 miles with an engine problem in remote Canada

Engine Problem Check Engine Light

We traveled more than 500 miles with an engine problem through the most remote part of British Columbia. We loved our Alaska trip, but not everything was perfect. This story is about our engine problem and how we got it repaired. Not all sunshine and roses Having an engine problem after 100,000 miles on a

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Peplink now Starlink Authorized Technology Provider

How to get FAST RV Internet

(Fast RV internet data news release January 16, 2024) Peplink becomes Starlink Authorized Technology Provider. This is the newest news in Fast RV mobile internet. The combination allows Starlink software and routers to pair with Peplink’s SD-WAN routers. The combination is available as a new bundled service as of January 16, 2024, that includes the

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E-bikes, How to choose the best electric bicycle! e-bike e-book

E-bikes, How to choose the best electric bicycle!

This is a comprehensive look at how to choose the best electric bicycle! This is your FREE e-bike e-book, buying guide! It includes everything you need to know about e-bikes. Getting electric bikes is a big deal. You don’t want to make a mistake. Updated Aug 4, 2023, originally published July 8, 2023 I will

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Amazing State Park Passes that we love to use

State Park Pass for full-time RVers

What are the Amazing State Park Passes that we love to use? How did we get them? What is the cost and what are the benefits? Which ones are the best? This post is updated from the previous July 2020 post. South Dakota I also qualify for different state programs. South Dakota has discounts at

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Oregon State Parks Special Access Pass for all Disabled Veterans

Oregon state parks Special Access Pass

Snippet: Oregon State Parks Special Access Pass is available to any disabled veteran, from any state. This is a great program. Active duty military is also included for this benefit — but in a different way. Thank you, Oregon. This updated article was first published in July 2020. The biggest part of the program update

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Get the bounce out at Henderson’s Line-up

Our campsite at Lost Dutchman State Park.

We had an RV suspension problem. Our silky smooth, even floaty RV ride was getting bouncy. I was convinced that we needed new shock absorbers. We needed professional help, professional RV suspension expert help. Henderson’s RV suspension experts helped us get the bounce out at Henderson’s Line-up. Here is the story about what caused the

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Snippet: Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Who can stay at military campgrounds? Generally, the answer is all personnel on active duty, most military retirees, some other veterans, and some DOD employees. Who can stay at military campgrounds? Roughly the groups are outlined as follows: Usually, there is a preference for active duty, but the other categories don’t usually establish a pecking

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RV Water Treatment System

RV water filter system

You need an RV water treatment system. Unless of course, your RV doesn’t have water. Nearly every RV, straight from the factory has an inadequate RV water treatment system. This article is an update to our 2018 article by the same name. Since then we installed an even better and more robust RV water treatment

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Our JackRabbit article was published in Escapees magazine

JackRabbit Article Published

Our JackRabbit article was published, this time by Escapees magazine. The article is meant to be a review of this super fun, super small e-bike. Escapees will occasionally publish articles from our blog in their print magazine. This time the JackRabbit e-bike article is in the Escapees print Magazine. In the past, they have published parts

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Blackstone Griddle

Cooking with gas on a Blackstone 17-inch griddle.

We upgraded to a Blackstone Griddle. This is the story of our RV outdoor cooking makeover. This is a big improvement to our grilling. Really this article started as a how to use a Blackstone Griddle but that subject was pushed out to a different article and this one is about how we became Blackstone

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Cooking on our Blackstone

Cooking with gas on a Blackstone 17-inch griddle.

This article explains cooking on our Blackstone griddle. This is a companion article to our article on why we chose a Blackstone griddle. Here is a link to our other Blackstone article. Blackstone Griddle Cooking on a Blackstone Griddle isn’t difficult but it is a little different than cooking on a standard propane grill. The

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Kayak movie stars

Kayak movie stars

Now we are kayak movie stars. The movie is about us and our new kayaks. We have the first production model the Hurricane Prima 125 kayaks. This resulted in our being the first Hurricane Prima 125 kayak action-adventure film. Filming was while we were working our way north through Florida along the Gulf Coast. Of

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Key West Solar: How did we live on Solar when at Key West?

Sunset in the Valley of the Sun

Key West Solar: As a recap, this is the geeky version of how well our solar did while boondocking in Key West without outside electricity. Also covered is some detailed information on how we lived with limited water. The last part will introduce you to my supplemental water plan. We already covered the wonders of

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Hurricane Kayaks

Hurricane Kayaks

Hurricane Kayaks are amazing. I have known this for years. These are our new 2022 Hurricane Prima 125 Ultra-Light Hurricane Prima 125 kayaks made by Hurricane Aquasports in North Carolina. Everyone knows that we have our kayaks with us everywhere we travel. What some don’t know is that I first started kayaking when I was

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Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year. A couple of months ago we hit the four-year mark living in our RV without a fixed location to call home. We have a wonderful home it just has a couple of features that make it unique; namely an engine and big wheels. The adventure has been so fun, even though sometimes

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Ultra-Light Camp Chairs

Ultra-light camp chairs

Ultra-Light Camp Chairs: Our new Cascade Mountain Tech Ultra-light camp chairs are new additions to our outside living space. They are new and long-term testing isn’t done. Actually, long-term testing hasn’t even started. They are our new back of the car chairs and we are taking them everywhere and are getting lots of use out

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Best Burger

Bulldog Burger

Best Burger… the Bulldog Burger is now on the all-time winner’s list for their great Mushroom and Swiss Burger and for their great french fries. Colleges and burgers go together, the Mississippi State Bulldogs provide the namesake for Bulldog Burger in Tupelo (and Starkville) Mississippi. They are masters of burgers and fries. In fact, they

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Humor from Spam

Humor from spam

Humor from Spam: One of the unanticipated perks of having your own website is sometimes, you get some unexpected humor from spam. Sometimes it is a hoot. Why would people (computers) from all over the world go out of their way to provide such funny comments on this website? (Really I don’t know, the question

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