RV Tips

RVers are always looking for practical tips and hacks to make their camping experiences more enjoyable. These articles aim to cover a range of how-to's, technical information, tips for beginners, snowbird/full-time RV lifestyle advice and other subjects that RVers may find useful. If you have a question we haven't answered yet, please email us, and we will do our best to help! 

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Top 5 apps for RVers crossing the border

Download these useful apps if you're heading south for winter.

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Getting lost is part of the fun

Advice on finding new people, places and experiences without getting completely lost.

Woman using an ax to cut wood.
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9-1-1 What is your emergency?

Take Wilderness First Aid: The life you save might be your own.

Cartoon picture of camper backing into tree.
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Save your marriage: Effective Hand Signals

Backing into a campsite requires patience and clear communication

A room full of people listen to a presentation put on by the Ministry of Transportation’s Ernie Krause and Douglas Archibald at Northstar GM in Cranbrook, B.C.
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B.C. RV trailering and towing tips

Ministry of Transportation’s Ernie Krause and Douglas Archibald explain the rules and regulations of towing and trailering in B.C.

Adjustable feet on the StepAbove RV stairs give it a solid base.
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Innovative StepAbove RV steps

The StepAbove stabilizes RV stairs with adjustable feet on solid ground.

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Be bear aware while RVing

Tips on being bear aware while camping in a tent or RV
Harvest Hosts sites are perfect for one-night no-services stays.
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Harvest Hosts delivers great adventures to RVers

Looking for a fresh RV experience? Harvest Hosts members stay free at select wineries, vintners, breweries, farms, market gardens and golf courses.
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How to choose the perfect portable generator for camping and RVing

Portable generator selection 101: Advice for cutting the cord

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How to tackle a tradeshow to get more of what you want

Strategies to get what you need from trade shows while having some fun attending them. 

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Things to consider when choosing an RV resort

There are quite a few things to consider when choosing an RV resort if you want to find one that’s best for you.
RV set up with a chair in front and two horses in the nearby pasture.
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7 tips for setting up your RV for a long-term visit

How to set up your RV campsite for practicality and comfort during a long-term resort stay.
The first trip and trial run of the year was to a location less than 30 minutes from home.
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One couple’s story of the first year in their new trailer

Peter and Annie Hornett from Canmore, Alberta, have camped in a tent for decades, but this year they upgraded to a trailer.
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Travelling South? Here are the best options for cell phone coverage

Long-distance relationships can be hard. Here’s how to stay in touch with friends and family while you travel.
Border crossing between Canada and the US at Hill Island, Ontario. Photo credit: CanStock photo
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Know Before You Go: Border-crossing advice for Canadian travellers with RVs

Crossing the border south is about more than maintaining a friendly disposition and being patient, but these help in the process. 
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Medical insurance advice for travelling Canadians

Canadians enjoy world class medical coverage, protect yourself with appropriate insurance when you leave the country.