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  • RV Electrical: What You Need to Know

    When you reach into your fridge for that cold drink, do you wonder how it stays cold when the RV is not plugged into power? Today, we are walking through the basics of RV electrical. We will show you step by step or should I say component by component how that coffee pot turns on when you boondock. So let’s talk about what you need to know about RV electrical. RV Electrical Diagram Above is a diagram of an average RV electrical system. Not every RV electrical system will look exactly like this one. But they will be similar. The diagram has been simplified in an effort to make it…

  • 4 Corner RV Weigh: To Stay Safe in Your RV

    When was the last time you weighed your RV? I hope you didn’t just say never! Having your RV weighed is the number one thing you can do to keep your family safe while traveling in your RV. We recently completed a 4 corner RV weigh with our RV, and it was very eye-opening. So let’s break down what you need to know about weighing your rig.  Why Weigh Your RV Safety is the number one reason to periodically weigh your RV. Overloading your RV puts you and your passengers in harm’s way because it increases your risk for an RV accident. Tire Failure An overloaded RV can lead to…

  • Finding COE Camping: Our Favorite Place to Camp!

    If you are looking for the best campgrounds around look no farther! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) campgrounds are the best campgrounds around! Finding COE camping is easy. We will show you several ways to find the best campgrounds and how to save money on your reservations. History of the US Army Corp of Engineers George Washington appointed the first Engineers on June 16, 1775, during the American revolution, and engineers have served in every war since that appointment. In 1908 the branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was established. During that same period, West Point Military Academy was created, and for many years it…

  • Fort Wilderness Campground Review: Is Disney Worth It?

    We spent four days at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and it was a blast! Everyone always wants to know if Disney is worth the money. So we thought we would provide a complete Fort Wilderness Campground review and let you decide! Fort Wilderness Campground Check In When you arrive at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, you will stop at the reception outpost to check-in. During the check-in process, you will receive site assignment, Disney bands, activities schedule, and campground map. The Disney MagicBands are pretty cool! Your Disney passes will be attached to the bands, so you will use them to enter the parks. You can also use them to open the…

  • Free Custom Travel Map in Minutes!

    Creating a free custom travel map is simple and easy with Google Maps. Many people are not familiar with this Google feature, so today, I will walk you through it step by step. Custom Google Maps also helps to make exploring a new location effortless! Our Free Custom Travel Map Our custom map includes all of our travels. I divided our map into several categories: RV in 2018, RV in 2019, family vacations, and locations the Navy sent us. I can layer them all together or separate them based on the category. It is a very simple process, so let’s get started! Log Into Google Before you begin creating your…

  • Full Time RV Fitness: Week 8

    Although it started a bit rocky I managed to get 4 days of exercise this week. My goal is 4-5 days per week. Saturday Scheduled Rest day Even though today was a rest day we did manage to get over 19k steps at Tampa’s Gasparilla Festival. It was a lot of fun and a great way to keep moving even on our rest day. Sunday Scheduled Rest Day Monday Weights: Back & Bis Crosstraining: Off-Road Biking 7 miles We hit Planet Fitness for our weight training today. I am loving being so close to the gym. For cardio, we decided to hit our bikes outside instead of staring at the…

  • Full Time RV Fitness: Week 7

    The Tampa SuperShow threw me off my game. I was not expecting to be so busy every day. But with my new outlook on health, I was not derailed for long. My mindset now sees health and fitness as a life long journey. Just because I have a bad day or a bad week does not mean I will throw in the towel. I plan to live a long, healthy life so every day is a new opportunity to improve my health. Saturday Unplanned Rest Day Today we were up early to head into the SuperShow. We were there all day and met up with some friends in the evening.…

  • Full Time RV Fitness: Week 6

    This was a hard week for me. There was so much going on at the Tampa SuperShow and our schedule was crazy! But I guess that is a part of life in a sticks and bricks or an RV miestenapteekki.com. You just have to figure out how to make it work. This week I didn’t do a very good job with that! Saturday Yoga: Day 10 Ground, 18:04 I don’t know why I never made yoga a part of my routine before now. Have you tried yoga? Yoga with Adriene is perfect for any level. Check it out and see what you think. Sunday Rest Day I did not even…

  • Veteran Access to Military Campgrounds

    Veterans now have access to military campgrounds! As of Jan 1, 2020, veterans have been granted access to exchanges, commissaries, and MWR facilities thanks to the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018. What Veterans are Eligible Qualifying veterans must be a Purple Heart recipient, a former prisoner of war, or have a service-connected disability rating between 0-90%. Are You Eligible for Base Access To find out if you qualify contact your local Veterans Administration or click the links below for more details. DOD Expanding Access Fact Sheet DOD Instruction 1015.10 VA Top 10 Questions on Expanded Commissary, Exchange, MWR Access Restrictions Apply Some amenities will be…

  • Full Time RV Fitness Journey: Week 5

    Saturday Run: 2.45 mi/33:43 min/13:44 ave pace Walk Run Intervals: 4 min/1 min x5 Yoga: Day 3 Awaken, 26 min I hate riding this roller coaster of workout emotions. Some days I feel like I can do anything and the next day I feel like running is gonna be the death of me. How does that happen from one run to another? Today, sucked big time! couldn’t even run the entire 5th interval. I stopped to walk in the middle of it a couple of times. My legs were sore from the burpees (thank you Mr&MrsMuscle) and I had no energy! This sugar detox is killing my energy levels. I…