“Buy Used” They Said…

One of the first suggestions you’ll see when beginning your RV search is recommendations to buy used and never buy new! We heard these recommendations too and took them to heart. “All the kinks will be worked out if you buy used” they say. For our RV search, we never really looked for new versus used, we just searched our floorplan and the closest one (still 3 hrs away) happened to be new. The next closest (18 hrs away) was also new. So, as you see, we didn’t have many options with this particular floorplan. So…we bought new.

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Reflecting Back on Our Purchase

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When we first purchased our travel trailer, we did so under the assumption that we would be doing weekend or week long trips whenever we could, with the possibility of living in it fulltime for six months or so, many years down the road. My husband wanted a toy hauler and I wanted a “homey” feel. Together, we both wanted to be able to watch movies, entertain, or do dishes after the kiddo went to bed. Our child isn’t one who will sleep with tons of noise, so we knew the extra bedroom was a must. Once we knew what we wanted, we began the online search. Between floor plans, weight allowances, and price, we narrowed down the search fairly easily.

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New Page:RV Reviews

If you haven’t already seen it, check out our new page of the blog. We have a page dedicated to RV reviews done solely by us with no affiliation or commission; just because we enjoy touring RVs in our free time. These are all unedited videos, so enjoy the random kinks that may arise while shooting these videos! Click the link below to take you to the page, or you can find it from our home page! šŸ™‚

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The BEST RV Cargo Rack

We had a reader request more detail into our rear cargo rack attached to the back of our RV. So we decided what better way to go over this than a YouTube video! The Best RV Cargo Rack is the one you design. Our country is full of awesome craftsman, specifically welders and trailer specialists, that are starving for some work. I highly suggest your turn them loose on making the cargo rack that is right for you. We found the cost for a custom rack to be in many cases, better than buying and shipping a prefabricated rack. Let us know if you have any questions.

Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Hitch – Review

Hey All.
This is a quick review on our Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Hitch. Here are some quick thoughts as an owner for nearly 12 months. There are some small drawback, but all-in-all it has been a great system.

Draw backs:
1-It is noisey.
2-It is nearly impossible to get on or off if tow vehicle and trailer are not in a straight line.

Do It Your SHELF!

There are certain modifications that you just cannot live without while living in a tiny space, and this is definitely one of them! If you haven’t seen our VERY IN DEPTH owner’s review, you can check it outĀ here, but we had some issues with our closet situation (shocking, I know!) We have a pantry/closet option that we’re using for my husband’s closet, however it’s so short that even shirts have about a foot of crinkle/fold at the bottom which made all of his shirts look awful. Watch below and find out how we fixed it!

I smell smoke…

It was about midnight and we were sleeping soundly in our RV, when we heard a loud pop that startled us all! I am so thankful that it happened this week as the hubby just returned from a week long business trip. Had it happened when he was gone, I probably would’ve ignored the sound and gone back to bed. We got up out of bed to explore the sound and walked into a room full of electrical smoke. After an hour or more of troubleshooting, we determined it was safest to unplug at the power supply to ensure there was no electricity going to the RV. Needless to say, it was a a long, quiet, hot night for us all as it’s summer still in Florida! Check out our video below, like, subscribe if you haven’t already, and share your comments!

 

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