Tips and Mods

Tech Review: Levelmate Pro Bluetooth Leveling System

  • October 23, 2017
Tech Review: Levelmate Pro Bluetooth Leveling System

Imagine if you could determine if you were level while sitting in the driver seat, without straining your eyes to see the lovely levels you have attached to your T@b. Now, imagine, being able to park your T@b in the most level spot in the campsite, to minimize or eliminate leveling, altogether. The Levelmate Pro allows you to easily level your trailer, via a Bluetooth device and phone app. I installed the Levelmate Pro a few days before I left for my most recent trip to Colorado. I was impressed with the ease of installation. You simply make sure that your trailer is perfectly level, install...

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Glamping Goes to a New Level With Sunshades from Doty Hill Desgins

  • September 8, 2017
Glamping Goes to a New Level With Sunshades from Doty Hill Desgins

When I bought my T@b, I thought it was pretty difficult to improve upon the already adorable little trailer. Then, I discovered window awnings. And, although I liked the idea of window awnings, I had difficulty finding a fabric that I liked. Last year, I found a clearance on a camping tarp with a pattern that I loved and that matched my little turquoise T@b, perfectly. I scarfed up several of these tarps, as I discovered that they were no longer being produced. Then, in one of the greatest coups of my adult life, I conned my mother into sewing both window awnings and a custom sunshade for my T@b out of the tarps....

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Lessons Learned: The Rest of the Story

  • January 24, 2017
Lessons Learned: The Rest of the Story

I have a few lessons learned that didn't fit into any one category very well, so the last post in this series will be a grocery list of random things I learned along the way. Enjoy! The Alde is a dream for heating, when it is not loud. I found it only loud above 9,000'. Propane lasts a really long time - about 2 weeks with cooking, showers, and running the Alde at night. Streaming Sirius radio from the Internet does not use a lot of data and it works for breaking news events or sports events - like listening to the Penguins win the Stanley Cup! I love downloading TV shows...

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Lessons Learned: Water & Waste Tank Management

  • January 20, 2017
Lessons Learned: Water & Waste Tank Management

Gold King Basin is adorned in all of its splendor at the peak of summer wildflowers.When was the last time you thought about turning on the faucet and pouring a glass of water or taking a hot shower but stopped, first to think about your how much water you had or how much room in your sewer you had left? For most people, it never really enters their mind. If you live in an area with drought conditions, you might give it pause, or if you live an area prone to droughts, but for a lot of us, we never give it a second thought. When you are long-term boondocking, it is always on your mind. No one wants...

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Lessons Learned: Bringing Your Furry Friend

  • January 17, 2017
Lessons Learned: Bringing Your Furry Friend

If you spend any time surfing RV and camping forums around the Internet, you will quickly learn that a lot of people who camp are pet owners, and the vast majority, dog owners. I have owned 2 Black & Tan Coonhounds who were not compatible with camping because they suffered extreme separation anxiety. They were not happy to be away from home and they were not happy when I was away from home. However, my current dog, Rocky, came to live with me a few months after I bought my T@b, so I committed to introducing him to the T@b at an early age. This really paid off during my long trip last...

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