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Vintage Trailer Slide Show

Posted in Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

1959 Streamline Travel Trailer

Posted in Streamline Trailer, Video by Tinny on Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Here’s a very cool video of a 1959 Streamline Travel Trailer.

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How to Pick Perfect Camping Chairs

Posted in Camp Furniture by Tinny on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

When it comes to choosing camping chairs there are many different models to choose from.  There are also different chair construction and not all chairs are built equally.

Picking the Perfect Camping Chairs

Camping ChairsFirst you need to figure out what features are important to you in ideal camping chairs.  Some features to consider:

  • Weight Restrictions – You should always check out the weight limit of the camping chairs you are considering buying.  Even if you are thin, not all your camp visitors may be as light.  Remember people tend to sit on laps and the combined weight can add up quickly.  Avoid potential accidents by picking out sturdy camping chairs.
  • Camping Chairs with Cup Holders – If you are needing a place to put your cup (beer) then consider getting camping chairs with a cup holders.
  • Camping Chairs with Foot Rests – If you love putting your feet up at home then you should consider getting a camp chair with a foot rest.
  • Camping Chairs that Recline – These are types of chairs are my favorite but can be very hard to find.
  • Camping Chair Height – Beach chairs tend to be low to the ground.  Lower chairs are great for kids but not great for people with bad knees or backs.  Likewise, you should use caution putting smaller children in a high camping chair especially near camp fires.
  • Camp Chair Weight – If you plan on carrying your camping chair any distance then the lighter the better.  If your chair will only be used around your camp then the more comfortable chairs tend to be heavier.  If you aren’t sure if you will be carrying around your camping chair then it’s probably best to go with a medium weight camping chair.

I’ve learned from experience it’s best to get one camping chair and try it out to see if you like it before investing money in a full matching set.

Camping Chairs on eBay

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1953 Lighthouse Duplex Trailer

Posted in Video, Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Sunday, October 12th, 2014

This is a very cool two story 1953 Lighthouse Duplex Travel Trailer. I’d love to be able to see this trailer in person. You can find a rare picture of a 1955 – 38′ long Lighthouse Duplex Travel Trailer here.

Travel Trailer Camping – 3 Great Tips

Posted in Camping Tips by Tinny on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Here’s three great tips for traveling with a travel trailer.

  1. Keep a notebook full of your travels.  I recommend keeping the maps the campgrounds hand out and making note of the campsites numbers that are your favorite and that work best for your travel trailer.   Cross out the campsites that aren’t acceptable or where your trailer won’t fit.  This will help you select the best site next time you make a reservation.
  2. Get a good campground guide and use it.  There are campground guides available by state and regions.  These guides rate campgrounds and tell you what amenities are available.  This will save you from making a lot of phone calls to different campgrounds.
  3. Get an outdoor patio mat.  If you have kids, pets or even if it’s just the two of you, having an outdoor mat outside of your travel trailer will help stop sand, dirt, grass, pine needles, etc, from being tracked into your trailer.  Get a nice big mat so you won’t have to remind everyone to wipe their feet before coming in the trailer.

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