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Williamsburg KOA – Mini Review

We just returned from a 4th of July camping trip at the Williamsburg KOA.  It was also our 3rd camping trip in our trailer and it was not a good experience. First did you know KOA penalizes you for having kids?  Yup!  We noticed a fee of $6 per child PER DAY added to the bill!  So forget Continue Reading

Repainting your trailer trailer bumper

You’ve seen it, maybe it’s even happening to your trailer. It’s looking old. Maybe even showing signs of rust. When we bought our trailer, it wasn’t pretty. One of the first things I wanted to do was paint the tongue and rear bumper. It’s a pretty easy project. It just takes some spray paint, a Continue Reading

Replacing your Tongue Jack

One of the first ‘upgrades’ I did to our trailer was replace the hand-crank tongue jack with an automatic one. I selected the Husky HB4500 4500 lbs. Brute Power Jack because of the size, reviews and cost. I could have gone with a smaller unit, but with since I use a weight distribution system simular Continue Reading

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Travel Trailer Battery System Not Working? Look for a cut off switch.

When we got our trailer home from the dealership. One of the first things I had to do was troubleshoot an electrical problem. Everything works great when plugged in to shore power, but nothing was working on battery. So, I got out my handy-dandy INNOVA 3320 Auto-Ranging Digital Multimeter and started checking voltages. Batteries… Good. Continue Reading


Welcome to our site. Take a minute to read the about us page to learn about us. In short, we are here to help you through our learning. Feel free to ask us questions and we will try to answer. There is going to be a lot of information here, and more will be added Continue Reading