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Learning to drive the Long Long Trailer

Posted in Airstream, Land Yacht, Movies by Tinny on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The classic movie staring Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. This is funny!

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Homemade 5th Wheel Trailer | Check This Out!

Posted in Uncategorized, Video by Tinny on Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Building a Homemade Travel Trailer

Have you ever thought about making your own travel trailer?  Yeah, neither have I.  This guy is different though, he had a dream and he built himself a homemade travel trailer.  It’s amazing how professional looking this homemade trailer turned out.  It took $9,300 and seven months to complete!  Simply amazing!

03 Forest River 5th Wheel W/ 05 Ram 2500 SLT Ext Cab Bunk Beds Sleeps 4

US $10,100.00 (19 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-18-2014 11:50:55 PDT
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Do you want to build your want to build your own homemade travel trailer? Here’s a few books on building a homemade travel trailer. Hopefully these books will inspire you to build your dream trailer.

Homemade Travel Trailer Inspirational Books

 

Homemade Travel Trailer

 

Home Made Travel Trailer

 

 

 

 

  If you want even more inspiration for building your very own homemade travel trailer be sure to check out eBay.com
 

Home Made Travel Trailer 2

 

Homemade travel trailer from Volkswagen Bus or Van

 

 

 

 

 

Convert Bus to Homemade Motor Home

 

How to Pick Perfect Camping Chairs

Posted in Camp Furniture by Tinny on Sunday, April 13th, 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.

Outdoor Camping Chair Fishing Seat Directors High Back w/Folding Table Organizer

US $26.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-18-2014 22:58:49 PDT
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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

Padded Club Chair Portable Folding Beach Pool Sports Outdoor Picnic Camp Game RV

US $95.50
End Date: Friday Apr-18-2014 11:35:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: US $95.50
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  Click here to see the wide selection of camping chairs available at Amazon.com.  Most camping chairs qualify for free shipping!

New OR Used Travel Trailer? Which should you buy?

Posted in Tips for Buying Travel Trailer by Tinny on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Have you decided to purchase a travel trailer but don’t know where to start?  You probably have a million questions swirling around in your brain because there are so many things to consider.

  • Should you buy a new or used travel trailer?
  • Are you going to finance or pay with cash?
  • What are you willing to spend?
  • Should you get a 5th wheel or tongue pull travel trailer?
  • What brand of travel trailer is the best?
  • What floor plan is best for your needs?

If you are undecided you should start out by weight the pros and the cons of buying used vs. buying new.  Take your time when purchasing your travel trailer.  Do your research and avoid impulse buys.

PROS of Buying a Used Travel Trailer

  • More Bang for Your Buck.  If you decide to purchase a used travel trailer you will be getting more value for your dollar.  This is the way to go if you are on a budget or don’t want to be stuck with making payments for 10 years.  You could get a used 25′ with all the bells and whistles for less money than a NEW 20′ plain jane travel trailer.
  • Do Your Homework.  Visit travel trailer forums and listen what people have to say about particular manufactures and brand of trailers, this could save you a bunch of future headaches.  Keep in mind the majority of travel trailers that are purchased new rarely see any camping action, most are either put in storage or parked at peoples houses.  Its not uncommon to find a used travel trailer in showroom condition, even older travel trailers from the 70′s can be found in great condition.
  • Used travel trailers hold their value!  If you get a good deal on a used travel trailer and decide to sell it next year you have a great chance of getting all your money back.

CONS of Buying a Used Travel Trailer

  • Potential Problems.  Buying a used travel trailer is a bit of a gamble, there could be minor problems or major problems and if you are lucky – no problems with the trailer.  In most cases the warranty will have long expired, so expense will be out of pocket.  Do your homework right so problems won’t be a surprise.

PROS of Buying a New Travel Trailer

  • Nice & Clean.  It’s new, clean and all yours!
  • Warranty.  If there are problems, take the trailer back to your dealer and they’ll have to fix them for free!
  • Maintenance Free.  You don’t have to worry about buying new tires or a new battery for at least a year or so.

CONS of Buying a New Travel Trailer

  • Depreciation.  A new travel trailer depreciates the moment you pull out of the dealers lot.  If you financed the purchase with little or nothing down, you will be “upside down” owing more that the trailer is worth, for years!  If you decided to sell your travel trailer you will most likely owe more than what it’s worth.
  • The Price.  If you budget minded you probably don’t want to be stuck making monthly payments on a travel trailer you’ll only use at the best 8 months out of the year.  Do the math, and figure out how much each camping trip will actually cost you, just factoring the monthly payments.  Ouch!  If your payments are $350 a month x 12 months = $4,200.  $4,200 can buy a great used travel trailer and you won’t be stuck with payments!

Check out these great deals on travel trailers!

2014 Forest River Work and Play 275ULSBS Toy Hauler RV Travel Trailer CoachSlide

US $8,200.00 (12 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-18-2014 12:37:05 PDT
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Penthouse Airstream Park

Posted in Camp Grounds by Tinny on Monday, April 7th, 2014

This is such a cool idea! Here’s an Airstream Park that is on top of the swanky Grand Daddy Hotel In Cape Two, South Africa. Can you imagine, a cluster of seven beautiful vintage Airstreams on top of a hotel? How creative is that? Continued…