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How to Pick Perfect Camping Chairs

Posted in Camp Furniture by Tinny on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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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1925 GM House Car

Posted in Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Saturday, August 1st, 2015

This is such a cool find. I had never even heard of a GM House car before today. Someone spent a lot of time and money restoring this vehicle. AMAZING!

Travel Trailer Insurance | Low Cost Travel Trailer Insurance

Posted in Travel Trailer Insurance by Tinny on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Travel Trailer Insurance is a must to protect your investment in your travel trailer.  Owning a travel trailer is a dream come true for most RVers and obtaining Travel Trailer Insurance if a good idea.

Get a Free Travel Trailer Insurance Quote

The good news is travel trailer insurance is easy to get.  You simply have to provide a few pieces of information and you will be given a quote.

Travel trailer insurance may include:  Total loss replacement due to an accident, theft, windstorms, etc, emergency expense coverage, liability insurance, medical benefits, purchase price protection, unlimited towing and roadside assistance, and more.

You will have peace of mind knowing your travel trailer is insured.  Long and short trips will be covered and your trailer will also be covered while it’s stored.

Travel trailer insurance rates are similar to auto policies and often offer good driver discounts and discounts for multiple policies.  Rates can be decreased by raising the deductibles.

Finding Travel Trailer Insurance Online

The best travel trailer insurance rates can often be found online.  Policies differ from state to state and sometimes separate travel trailer insurance isn’t necessary and the trailer can be added to an existing homeowners insurance policy or auto policy.  Contact your insurance agent for more info but before committing to a policy make sure there isn’t a better deal online because chances are that you can get a better rate on travel trailer insurance online.

I’ve learned first hand that auto clubs will NOT tow an RV if it breaks down.  For this you will need specific RV road side assistance like Good Sam.  With Good Sam membership you can save 50% on campsites! Click Here to Join the Good Sam Club


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If you use your travel trailer for weekend trips, long summer vacations or if you are in your RV full time, Travel trailer insurance offers you the peace of mind to enjoy both long and short trips even more.

1959 Streamline Travel Trailer

Posted in Streamline Trailer, Video by Tinny on Sunday, July 26th, 2015

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

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Buying an Aistream Travel Trailer

Posted in Airstream by Tinny on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Have you been looking at Airstream trailers or Airstream motor homes for a few years and are now ready to make the plunge and buy one of these recreational vehicles? New Airstream trailers for sale aren’t cheap so a great option is to buy a used Airstream trailer, especially if you are new to camping or RVs. Don’t burden yourself with monthly payments. If you are handy, with a little work and lots of patients you can find a vintage Airstream trailer for a fraction of the cost of a newer one.

One great thing about getting a vintage trailer is that you can find some great deals out there. There are many trailers in perfect working order. Many Airstream fanatics enjoy restoring these iconic trailers so you have a good chance of finding an old trailer in restored condition. There is a good chance the seller will have gone through the trailer and made improvements and updates.

If you are going to go look at new Airstream trailers for sale just for comparison, try not to get caught up in the excitement and shininess of a new travel trailer. The monthly payments you will have to make, typically for 10 years will make the shininess of the trailer not so appealing.

Purchasing one of these trailers whether new or used is a wonder way to tons of camping fun. Airstream has a wonderful reputation and the company has been around since the 1930′s, not many other travel trailer manufacturers can make the same claim. These trailers are build to last!

Did you know there are camping grounds which are devoted to Airstream lovers, there are also many Airstream clubs around the country. These trailers get lots of attention and parts are easy to find, especially if you look online at sites which sell used trailers or dealers websites.

When looking at used trailers be sure to take your time, don’t feel rushed into making a purchase of a trailer that needs more work than you are capable or have time to do. Interior and exterior damage and necessary repairs should be taken into consideration. Systems should be tested prior to buying. Does the water system work? Electric system work too? Floor model as well as the over all design should be considered. The trailer interior style can be easily changed so don’t let that phase you. There are always trailers coming up for sale, so even if you miss what may seem like a good deal, there are always more great deals around the corner. One of my favorite place to look for vintage trailers is eBay, here you will find a huge selection of Airstream trailers in various conditions from all across the country. If you get lucky you may just find a real gem at a great price. Purchase online from ebay you should take some precautions. May sure you buy from a reputable seller. The seller should have feedback as a buyer and a seller. Do not ever wire any money to a seller and be sure to ask lots of questions prior to bidding.

Another great thing about buying a used Airstream trailer or camper, as they are called is you won’t feel badly when something happens to it. Stains, dings, etc, happen no matter what your RV experience level. If you have kids then these sort of things tend to happen more often. Buying a used travel trailer is a great way to get into trailer camping and seeing if its right for you and your family without spending a lot of money. Have fun camping!