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How to Keep Mice Out of an RV

How to Keep Mice Out of an RV

Mice are a natural enemy for recreation vehicles, travel trailers and tent trailers. Unoccupied RV's are the most susceptible to a rodent invasion, but occupied dwellings also are at risk. The RV provides shelter, ...

How to Winterize a Coachman RV

How to Winterize a Coachman RV

A Coachman RV that isn't traveling to warmer climates during the winter needs to be winterized. Winterizing the RV enables it to handle inclement weather and prevents pests from setting up residence. Doing this every ...

How to Pan for Gems in Pennsylvania

How to Pan for Gems in Pennsylvania

Some of Pennsylvania's natural wonders, its caverns and caves, are also sites for gemstone panning. Such caverns and caves are historical parks featuring numerous other activities, including cavern and wildlife tours, ...

The Best Places to Ride Jet Skis in Florida

The Best Places to Ride Jet Skis in Florida

Florida has more than 1,800 miles of coastline, 1,200 miles of sandy beaches and nearly 8,000 lakes, according to the website, StateofFlorida.com. With this much water at the public's disposal, Florida is one of the ...

Late Night Adventure Ideas

Late Night Adventure Ideas

Sure, there's lots of indoor fun to be had after hours -- but don't be too quick to head inside just because the sun is going down. Doing your favorite sports or recreational activities by headlamp, or by the light of a ...

How to Unfreeze a Frozen Holding Tank for RVs

How to Unfreeze a Frozen Holding Tank for RVs

The contents of RV holding tanks will freeze during cold weather if preventative measures are not taken. Freezing results in leaking waste water tanks, which leaves an unpleasant mess to clean up. Frozen holding tanks ...

How to Sail to Catalina Island

How to Sail to Catalina Island

Richard Henry Dana described his view of Santa Catalina Island from what would one day be Dana Point, in his classic memoir, "Two Years Before the Mast." You can catch a high-speed ferry to Catalina for less ...

My RV's Awning Won't Retract

My RV's Awning Won't Retract

An RV awning provides shade and relief from the elements. These awnings typically roll into a small housing above entry ways. Designed to open and close easily, the awnings can get gummed up with debris and sediment, ...

What Is a KOA Campground?

What Is a KOA Campground?

KOA "kampgrounds" exist in almost every state within the U.S. KOA appeals to families with children who enjoy some of the luxuries of everyday life while also enjoying time together outdoors. KOA staff offer a variety ...

How to Start a Saltwater Pool

How to Start a Saltwater Pool

Swimming pools are a great way to relax and have fun, but sometimes they are a lot of trouble to maintain because of all of the chemicals to keep balanced. An alternative to a chemical-based pool is a saltwater pool. At ...

How to Cold Weather Camp in Your RV

How to Cold Weather Camp in Your RV

While “snowbirds” head south to warmer climates such as Florida's as soon as fall passes, others relish the sensory deprivation that winter camping affords. Modern RVs are equipped to deal with colder ...

How to Camp on South Padre Island, Texas

How to Camp on South Padre Island, Texas

If you're looking to pitch a tent in a campground with all the amenities, pickings are going to be slim for you on South Padre Island, Texas. You'll find only a few campgrounds on the island, and some of them do not ...

Indoor Water Parks Near Tyler, Texas

Indoor Water Parks Near Tyler, Texas

In Texas, where the summer weather can be very hot, humid and at times unpredictable, indoor water parks make a lot of sense. While outdoor parks leave you at the mercy of the elements, indoor water parks have the ...

Homemade RV Holding Tank Treatment

Homemade RV Holding Tank Treatment

One of the most common discussions among RVers is how to properly deodorize and clean holding tanks. While some campers swear by their preferred commercial brand of tank chemicals and deodorizers, more environmentally ...