My brother and I started surfing this summer and we decided to document our experience for Trailnetizen. This is the first in a series of articles for novice surfers, sharing the lessons we’ve learned in our journey from total noobs to, well, beginners. ;> We took a few lessons with Sandbar Surf School in Pismo Beach so we could learn how to surf properly from … Continue reading First Time Surfing? Here’s What We Learned
We call this our preflight checklist because our family uses this checklist to get our Lance travel trailer ready to leave our house or to leave a camping spot. We’ve developed this checklist over a couple years of traveling based on what we decided was the most efficient way to get ready to leave. The checklist helps us to make sure we don’t overlook any … Continue reading Preflight Checklist
Which water filters are best at actually filtering the water? Does the $50 filter deliver better quality than the $12 filter? Our goal was to evaluate the performance of five of the most common low-cost water filters we see used on recreational vehicles. Continue reading What are the Best Low-Cost Inline RV Water Filters?
Lately, we have been taking more trips to go surfing. We recently visited Monterey, California for a surf trip to report back to our readers on one of the top surf spots in California for beginners. Stay tuned for an upcoming article on all the best Central California surf spots for beginners. This was one of our first trips, and my brother and I rented … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I Knew Getting Started with a Wetsuit
Did you try to connect your Renogy solar suitcase to your RV using the Solar ready or solar on the side connector, and see a b01 error, or it just won’t charge? We had the same problem. Here are two ways to solve the problem in a few minutes. Plus, if you try this and you have a Lance-brand travel trailer, stay tuned at the end for … Continue reading Renogy Solar Suitcase b01 Error with RV Solar on the Side Connection
We call this our touchdown checklist because our family uses this checklist to get our Lance travel trailer prepped for when we arrive at a campsite (or return back home). We’ve developed this checklist over a couple years of traveling based on what we decided was the most efficient way to get everything setup quickly. The checklist helps us to make sure we don’t overlook … Continue reading Touchdown Checklist
After a day hiking you come back to your trailer, open up a bottle of wine only to find out that it’s too warm, or worse, spoiled because it’s been sitting in a hot trailer. If you travel during the summer your travel trailer can quickly reach 90F+ if your air conditioning is off while you are out hiking or on the road with your … Continue reading Storing, Drinking and Selecting Wine for a Travel Trailer
While it’s always nice to hike, read and play when you’re camping, sometimes your kids need to spend a little time gaming as well. We have two sons who like to play the online game Minecraft. This In Minecraft, players explore an intentionally blocky, 3D world. Players discover and extract raw materials, create tools, build structures or modify the landscape and can fight computer-controlled foes, … Continue reading How To Play Minecraft Multi-Player While Camping Without Wi-Fi
Camping can be a great time for reading if you can find books compelling enough to pull your teens away from their screens. Here are some that kept the attention of my teenage sons. Continue reading Recommended Books For Teenage Boys While Camping
When purchasing a trailer or tow vehicle, or budgeting for a trip, it would be nice to know approximately what kind of mileage you might expect. However, this information is tough to find, probably because it varies so much from vehicle to vehicle, size of trailer, where you are driving, style of driving, and number of passengers. Using a couple data points, some rules on … Continue reading What Kind of Mileage Can You Expect While Towing?