Packing and Traveling
OtherMy collection of checklists used as we get ready for a trip, and also as we both arrive and leave campground.
Buying Used Travel Trailers
OtherMy starting list of things to consider when shopping for a used travel trailer.
Proper Weight Distribution
How Tongue Weight Works
TowingHow to properly load and distribute the weight of your trailer .
MaintenanceHow to take care of your RV Batteries.
When should you replace tires?
MaintenanceA pretty good article about replacing trailer tires.
Backing Up a Trailer
TowingA way to make backing up your trailer much easier, with a bit of humor thrown in.
Hitch Ball Coupler Adjustment
TowingHow to properly adjust the coupler on your trailer to make sure you don't lose your trailer while driving down the road!
Sewer - How NOT to drain your tanks!
A bit of comedy from Robin Williams
Setup / PackupRobin demonstrates how not to drain your black water tank in the movie RV.
Sewer - Drain your tanks
At the dump station
Setup / PackupBasic tips and walkthrough on how to use the dump station to drain your grey and black water tanks.
Sewer-Clean out your Black Water Tank
Setup / PackupHow to get your tank cleaned out after you've dumped the contents.
Toilet Paper Test
Not what you're led to believe!
OtherShows you how to compare various toilet papers to see which ones disintegrate the best.
Trailer Weight Distribution-Not a Happy Camper
IMPORTANT - Can be very dangerous - Watch this!
TowingAn actual video showing how dangerous it can be if the weight is not distributed properly in your trailer .
Trailer Weight Distribution - Avoiding Sway
How improper loading causes sway
TowingShows the affect of having your trailer weight moved from front to rear
Water Heater Anode Rods
How to check and change
MaintenanceHow to check and change the anode rod in your water heater. This is very important to prevent damage to your water heater.
Trip Planning Tools
RV Park Reviews
Campground/RV Park Directory
Place to StaySo far this is the best site I've found for reviews of Campgrounds and RV Parks by actual campers. I'm not sure all the reviews are legit, but overall I've had good success. (see my write-up on my Planning Trips page in the Beginner's Guide for more information.)
Membership directory of private places to stay
Place to StayTHIS IS NOT FREE, BUT VERY AFFORDABLE AND CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
We've not tried this yet, but it looks interesting. Boondockers Welcome is a directory of RVrs that allow other RVrs to stay overnight on their property.
Planning Your RouteThe standard for quick and easy maps. Simple to check out the time (based upon speed limits and no stops) and distance for various routes.
My Scenic Drives
Planning Your RouteGreat for saving your entire trip route and adding notes for things along the way (such as campgrounds, etc.) It also has the ability to calculate drive times at slower speeds and maintain a budget.
Directory of interesting roads
Planning Your RouteCollection of distinct and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Things to see
Planning Your RouteGuide to attractions, natural wonders, weird stuff and other locations throughout the U.S.
Plan and share your itinerary
OtherMy favorite place to create and maintain our travel schedule. It's also easy to share with others.
Upgrades & Modifications
Trailer Upgrade & Modification Projects
By a Casita owner, but many can be applied to any trailer
MaintenancePhotos and steps covering a lot of modifications an owner made to their small travel trailer. Some of these mods will apply only to a Casita, but many of them can be used with other trailers. It's a good source for ideas!