Travel Trailer Campsite Set-Up

Camping in a travel trailer is a great getaway but if you haven’t done it before it can be daunting with fresh, grey and black tanks, stabilizer jacks, electric service, water connections and pumps, etc. There is obviously a lot to learn but, fortunately, it’s not too complicated as we tackle each part individually. I’ll focus on the process to set up camp and address hitching/unhitching, basic equipment and recommended products in other posts. Read more

Grey and Black Tanks 101

I didn’t know a thing about grey and black tanks when I bought my first RV. I bought it from an individual and he didn’t provide any instructions on the process. I was nervous thinking about my first dump station stop because I didn’t want to hold up the line, look stupid or make any messy, embarrassing mistakes so I started researching. I learned the basics that way but I found there is a lot of good and bad information out there. I learned much more by gaining an understanding how they actually work. Read more

8 Tips for Flushing RV Grey and Black Tanks

Flushing RV Grey and Black tanks isn’t difficult but I know I was nervous the first time I had to do it since it’s not something you want to mess up. Once you understand how they work and follow the steps and tips you shouldn’t have any trouble if you just pay attention to what you’re doing. However, if you do steps out of order you could potentially have a big mess to deal with. Read more

Camco 42183 Screen Door Cross Bar

One of the first things I noticed after buying our first camper was that there wasn’t a good place to grab to open and close the screen door from the inside. We were using the sliding plastic panel to push the door open which would cause it to pop out of the track and we used the frame of the door to close it which was causing the screen to work it’s way out of the frame. I looked for solutions and found the Camco screen door cross bar. It seemed like a simple but effective solution and the installation looked pretty easy so I bought one. Read more

YOO.MEE High Pressure Shower Head

RVs are notorious for having lackluster water pressure and, therefore, providing an underwhelming shower experience. This was a big issue for my wife and daughters with their long, thick hair. So much so, that we resorted to only using the campground shower houses.

I recently learned about a shower head that claimed to boost pressure in ways that I don’t understand and, frankly, didn’t believe. This was the Oxygenics shower head. I read the glowing reviews and was just about convinced enough to give it a try. I added it to my Amazon Wish List but Amazon Prime Day rolled around before I ordered it. That’s when the YOO.MEE shower head popped up as a Prime Day deal so I quickly ordered one. Read more

Camco Pop-A-Toothbrush

While preparing for a two week vacation in the RV with a total of two adults and five children, we looked for any opportunities to utilize every bit of storage space available – no matter how small. We were also tired of everyone keeping their toothbrushes in wet, slimy Ziploc bags on the bathroom counter or stashed away in suitcases which required assembling search parties every morning and night. Read more

Camco 36543 Pump Converter Winterizing Kit Review

If your RV spends the winter in a cold climate, winterizing is vital as it can spare you from broken parts and expensive repairs due to water freezing inside the plumbing system. Using this Camco winterizing kit is just one of many ways to do it and it’s the best method I’ve seen yet. I go over the process in my full article on winterizing. (link) Read more