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! 

Freshly manufactured trailers await new owners.
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Why you might need an RV factory tour

Walking an RV factory floor—from rolling frame to decal installation—fully answers the question: “What’s inside?” Come with us to Outdoors RV in LaGrande, Oregon.
These safety chains need to be re-attached in a crisscross.
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Pilots use pre-flight checklists — RVers should too

Missing a key step in hooking up your RV trailer or fifth wheel can be disastrous—a checklist will help.

Herd of Pronghorn antelope.
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Pronghorn Xing: Making prairie highways safer for wildlife and RVers

RVers can help make our highways safer by using the Pronghorn Xing app. 

Bruce Hunt found a great multi-year rental on Longbow Lake near Kenora, Ontario.
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Is a permanent RV lot right for you? Breaking down the options

If you know your preferred site numbers at your favourite campgrounds but can never reserve them, you might need a permanent RV lot.  

 
A man and a woman setting up a golf shot.
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Drive for show and putt for dough: How to shave 15 strokes off your game

In the drive for par, remember putting counts for half of the course’s 72 par strokes.

The Pineridge Clubhouse.
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12-hole golf? Why not?

Having trouble carving out time for 18 holes? Here’s your ticket to a shorter round.

Shown is a campground in Fintry Provincial Park with a truck and fifth wheel parked.
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Reserving a campsite with BC Parks

If you want to make camping reservations with BC Parks, here are some things you need to know.

Foursomes can be fun.
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Why you should never try to teach your wife or significant other how to golf

Foursomes should be fun. A retired teaching professional’s top advice: Be careful golfing with your spouse.  

 

 
Golf and RV living are a great combination at a permanent RV lot, such as this one at Pineridge Golf Resort near Wabamun Lake, Alberta.
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Love the game? Move to the course

Whether a residential neighbourhood with a golf course or a golf resort with spaces for RV and park model homes, get closer to the game.

 

 
Pair of hands holding iphone with Venice canals in background.
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Leave the camera bag at home

Brock Kryton, a professional photographer in Alberta, gives advice on smartphone photography. 

dog wearing a life jacket
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5 Tips for travelling with pets

Many RVers like to bring their pets when they go camping. Find out how to keep your four-legged family members happy and safe on an RV excursion.

water damage in an RV
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RV maintenance tips from the pros

Tips to help you make the best choices when it comes to RV maintenance.

Be sure to store your RV in a safe, secure location.
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Storing your RV

Where to store your RV unit, and what should be done before you do.

Having the right tools is important.
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What’s in your toolbox?

Make sure you have the tools you need in case of an emergency.

Rest easy once you know your insurance is taken care of.
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Handy insurance tips for full-time RVers

What you need to know about insurance for snowbirding and other RV travel.

Shown are some of the author's essential items packed in his RV: a bucket, brush, bellows, an axe and a propane cylinder.
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Essential items to pack on your RV trip south

Everything you’ll need for a successful snowbird trip in one handy checklist.