Do It Yourself RV has featured several ways you can use an inexpensive 5-gallon bucket while camping. However, the 5-gallon bucket is one of those handy items that should be part of every RV packing list.
For around $3 you can pick up the ubiquitous Homer bucket from Home Depot, or choose from a variety of other buckets on Amazon for these five camping projects.
We’ve all been there, holding our marshmallow roasting s’mores when suddenly it catches on fire. What, are you supposed to settle and eat that charred black mess? No way. You deserve s’mores that have been cooked to perfection. But as impossible as it sounds, you can make delicious melty s’mores every time using this DIY roaster made from an empty 16-ounce aluminum can.
In spite of the fact that Thanksgiving is generally about investing energy with family and companions, the heavenly nourishment’s served on this occasion are certainly something that we as a whole anticipate.
When many people think about RVing they think of parking next to the lake for a weekend of ﬁshing or heading to the mountains for hiking, but RVing is also the perfect way to get out and explore North America’s rich history.
Nighttime travel, particularly along remote roads where obstacles and wildlife may be found, can be treacherous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nighttime driving fatalities occur three times more frequently than that of daytime driving.
Most people think that traveling by RV is a summer activity. While RVs are excellent for your summertime adventures, there are many reasons to keep your motorhome in operation when the weather starts to cool down. If you have never considered taking your RV on an autumn trip, then you do not know what you are missing.
A problem I see at campgrounds, and that I get asked about frequently, is how to back a trailer into a campsite. Backing a trailer is perhaps the most nerve-racking part of owning a travel trailer or 5th wheel trailer.
RV expert Mark Polk shares his top checks before heading out for a summer RV trip.
Hot temperatures take a toll on automotive and RV components. Today I would like to offer five important checks you should make prior to leaving on RV trips when the mercury starts to rise.Whether you have a motorized RV or a tow vehicle pulling a trailer the automotive components need to be prepared to deal with the heat. Hot summer temperatures affect the vehicle’s tires, batteries, cooling system and the transmission. If the vehicle isn’t prepared for hot temperatures there is a possibility you won’t reach your camping destination.
Here it comes. You’ve been invited to your family reunion hoedown…and they all want you stay together in a hotel. Your family is great and all, but that’s just a lot of time together. Feeling more comfortable with some distance between you, you’d rather save the money and stay in your own RV with your own bed. Now comes the hard part: how do you kindly decline a hotel stay with your family without breaking your momma’s heart?
The Quick Dodge: Thanks, but I’ve already made plans.
Try something like this — “Oh, we’d love to stay at the hotel with you guys, but we’ve already made plans for staying at (insert campground here) and placed a non-refundable deposit. How about we do dinner?”
I created a new seminar for our RV shows called “Financial Benefits of RV Ownership” thinking that would be a seminar title the dealers at the shows would embrace and that would intrigue show attendees enough to attend.
However, the more I researched, the more I found I didn’t have much to talk about unless the RV is used in a business in some capacity. And, at that point, things get a bit too complicated for an RV show seminar.