Tips for Towing a Trailer

Towing a trailer is not always simple. To make sure you are towing your trailer safely, you need to keep the following tips in mind.

Weight Distribution

One of the essential rules of towing a trailer is to evenly distribute the weight of your load as evenly as possible. As you pack up, keep your weight distribution in mind, and spread out the weight as evenly as possible, between the front and back, as well as the left and right of the trailer. Also, it is essential to know the maximum weight you …

Can You Tow Your Car 4 Down?

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With two wheeled tow dollies and four wheeled trailers, almost any car can be towed behind an RV, as long as the weight of the car plus the weight of the trailer or tow dolly doesn’t exceed the motor home’s recommended towing capacity. But towing wth a dolly or trailer isn’t very popular; first, there’s the expense of purchasing and maintaining a trailer or dolly, then there is the storage space those additional conveyances require when not in use. Also, there is the extra work …

How to Find Free RV Boondocking Spots

As a fulltime RVer, I have mapped out suitable areas for boondocking. I stay west of the Rockies, where most of the free camping and BLM land is.

One thing to consider when boondocking with your RV is appropriate roads for your particular rig; an Expedition vehicle, a 4×4 truck camper, or a 4×4 truck towing a micro-lite trailer can go deeper off the beaten path than a Class A, B or C motorhome.

It is highly recommended, to check out any boondocking area by car, before you take a motorhome in, especially

Free Overnight Parking for RVers

There are many places where you can park your RV for a single day or night along the road. Keep in mind, it’s just for one night, and it’s not the same as a campground; don’t put out your awning and lawn chairs, and set up the BBQ! Keep it low key, keep it clean, stay out of the way, and be ready to move. It’s also a good idea to write down more than one location, in case your first choice doesn’t pan out.

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Finding Free RV Dump Stations on the Road

There are a few free options on the road for dumping your black and grey tanks, and refilling the fresh. Here are a few tips to help you to find free locations for dumping and filling. Mark these locations on your paper map, in case you don’t have cell phone service while on the road.

Use the Internet

Websites like SaniDumps.com and rvdumps.com have just the information you need: master lists of RV dump sites across the country. Some of these are free, so check on the listings, and map out the dump …

Buying a Travel Solar Charger for Your Next Trip?

A travel solar charger is a great purchase for anyone who likes to travel. This portable energy device is easy to use and runs off of the sun’s energy. A portable charger does not need any international voltage adapters because it never needs to be plugged into electricity. You will not have to worry about what adapter is used in the country you are going to; just bring your solar charger with you.

Portable energy has long been talked about among fanatical energy conservatists. It no longer is only for those people who …

Big Savings on Gas While you Travel!

Gas prices are soaring! This has resulted in elevated travel expenses. If you travel by car, YOU have some control over the costs.

Here are some ways to save money on gas:

* Switch to synthetic motor oil. It reduces engine friction and may make your car a little less ravenous at the gas station. (There are brands available claiming 5%-20% increases in fuel economy.)

* Use the manufacturer’s recommended grade of oil. Manufacturer specs are based on what is best for your specific vehicle.

* Buy gas with the recommended octane rating.

Be Part of a Big Traveling Nurses Association

With the ever growing popularity of travel nursing, some are confused on what really is the job of traveling nurses. So what is travel nursing anyway? Well, in its simplest form, travel nursing refers to providing nursing services for a short term assignments to medical facilities that lack nurses.

With the shortage of nurses across the country, various hospitals and medical centers have introduced this alternative way that will answer the shortage issues. The assignments of traveling nurses are made through agencies that specialize in travel nursing.

The agency normally provides the nurse …

Aromatherapy – Essential Oils For Your Journeys

Going on a trip is usually thought of as a wonderful experience, one that you and your family may have planned and looked forward to for some time. To have the most fun – to get the most out of the experience – it’s important that you and your loved ones have the means to overcome those little ailments and discomforts that can make the experience range from mildly unpleasant to downright unbearable. How can we include a little ‘Trip Insurance’ to our already overstuffed closets or RVs? Aromatherapy has an answer with …

America The Beautiful: Exploring The Roads (And Trails) Less Traveled

Americans are known for seeking the roads less traveled and, in many cases, continuing to journey even after the road ends. More than 50 million Americans went off-roading in 2015, a 42 percent increase since 2010.

For fans of off-roading, there are two considerations when taking to the dirt and rocks of off-road driving: safety and ecology. Safety starts with having the right equipment-a vehicle that’s designed for uneven, unpredictable terrain and tough, dependable tires that can take the punishment of dirt, rocks, ravines and more. And by following ecological guidelines, you can …

8 Tips For Traveling With Your Dog

Just because you have a dog doesn’t mean you have to stay home all the time. If you plan ahead and take a little care, it is easy and fun to travel with your dog.

Here are some tips to make the trip easier on both you and your pet:

1. Get your dog used to riding in the car by taking him on short trips. Go to fun places like the dog park, the fast food drive through (where you can feed him bits of meat from your burger), or to visit …

5 Diabetes Travel Tips

Planning ahead when you travel reduces stress. This is particularly important for a diabetic. These 5 diabetes travel tips are simple to implement and crucial to your diabetic management. They are particularly important if you are traveling abroad.

1) Have a pre-travel check-up. Make sure your A1C blood sugar levels; your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels are OK. Get the appropriate shots for any country you plan to visit.

2) Wear a diabetes medical ID. Ideally it should be in the language spoken in the country you’re visiting. Not everyone speaks your …

5 Ways to Utilize GPS Technology While Traveling


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If you have managed to do any research on GPS navigation systems I’m sure you’ve come across countless nifty features that these devices have in common. While not all devices utilize the very same technology, it is great to know that cell phones today in addition to handheld auto navigation systems are utilizing technology that make travel and locating lost children, pets, and other loved ones a little bit easier to manage in today’s hectic world.

There are many ways that the technology …

Traveling by RV: The Importance of Mapping Out Your Route

Have you recently decided that you would like to take a trip, namely a trip where you will be traveling by RV? If you have, you have a number of important decisions to make, such as, you will have to make important decisions involving an intended travel route. In fact, mapping out your planned route is an important component of having a safe and successful trip.

As nice as it is to hear that you should map out your intended travel route well in advance of your trip, you may be looking for …

Traveling By RV: Summer Travel Tips

Did you just recently purchase an RV? Or, have you decided that you would like to rent a motor home? If so, you may be interested in taking an RV trip this summer. As with any other season, there are a number of steps that you can and should implement to improve the overall enjoyment and safety of your upcoming RV trip.

Perhaps, the most important step that you should take, before leaving in your RV this summer is to have it inspected. Is your motor home fit to travel during the summer? …

Tips for Planning a Last Minute RV Trip

As an RV owner, you know the joy and freedom of being able to come and go as you please. This is a nice luxury that many don’t have. Since you, as an RV owner, do have the freedom to come and go as you please, you may be interested in taking a last minute RV trip. If so, the following tips may be able to help you do so.

One of the most important things to do for an RV trip involves mapping out your route. In all honesty, it doesn’t matter …

Tips for Winter Travel By RV

When we think of traveling by RV, one of the first thoughts that come to mind is summer. Although summer is known as one of the most popular times to travel by motor home, it is important to remember that you do not have to limit yourself. In fact, many RV owners travel by motor homes all year round, including in the winter.

As previously stated, winter is a great time to travel by RV. With that being said, there are some dangers associated with doing so. To help ensure that your next …

Bryce Canyon – a stunning travel destination

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The state of Utah is home to lots of beautiful National Parks, and Bryce Canyon National Park ranks as one of the three most magnificent and awe inspiring.

First, Bryce Canyon isn’t a canyon, it’s the spectacular edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, a place where intricately carved towers and archways of stone shimmer in a dazzling array of color under the bright sun.

The rock in Bryce Canyon is composed of layer after layer of sedimentary deposits, deposited millions of years ago, when the area was at the bottom of a lake. …

Arizona!

The Grand Canyon State, is a unique place; the weather in AZ is so warm, that one could wear shorts all year around. In fact, I do!

This is because I live in the AZ desert. Arizona has many, many diverse areas that have different environmental landscapes. The northern part of Arizona, right around the Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, gets more rainm and is considerably cooler than the southern region of the state. On the west side of the state, are the lower deserts and the Colorado river, it’s warm. Yuma, Lake …

Tips to Get You Started with Tent Camping

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10 Easy Feng Shui Tips for a Better RV Lifestyle

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Ever walked into an RV that felt like home? Ever reminisced about the best year of your life, and wondered why everything came together for you? It could be Feng Shui.

Simply put, Feng Shui is about creating a harmonious environment. It’s the ancient Chinese Science and Art of placement, intended to improve our health, harmony, longevity, career and wealth.

Pronounced, “Fung Shway”, it was a jealously guarded secret for thousands of years. Now, the benefits of Feng Shui can be enjoyed by anyone. In fact, Feng Shui is a part of …