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! 

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.

 
Black bear on a road by a car
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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.
Picture of red and black Honda generator.
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How to choose the perfect portable generator for camping and RVing

Portable generator selection 101: Advice for cutting the cord

Picture of trailer surrounded by fake pine trees.
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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. 

entrance to a resort with trees on either side
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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.
Picture of tablet and cell phone sitting on counter.
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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. 
A couple posing in front of ocean scene.
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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.
A white carbon monoxide detector sitting on a ledge
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Heading out on fall adventures? Stay carbon monoxide safe

If you are heading out on any RV adventures this fall, take note of these safety tips.

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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.