Compact Dishwashers clean like full-size models you have in your house, but take up less than half the space. You can operate these dishwashers on your kitchen countertop or build a small cabinet to put it in. Compact dishwashers have incredibly modern and efficient systems-using efficient re-circulation of hot water and detergent, it uses just 3.4 gallons of water for a normal cycle, but circulates over 10 gallons per minute for the dishes.

If you decide to go on the road for an extended period of time, chances are you will need to do laundry. Other RV appliances worth looking into are washers and dryers. Life on the road means clothes get dirty, especially if you are venturing out into the wilderness. These days you can find good, water-conserving, efficient RV washers and dryers for …


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Unfortunately, when we go on vacation, the weather does not always cooperate, which is why pop-up owners should own pop-up camper covers. The rain, the sun, the pollution, the wind, and all the other elements gradually degrade your rig’s exterior which can lead to leaks and other forms of damage, affecting the rigs value and longevity. Make a pre-emptive move and look into buying pop-up camper covers.

A good pop-up cover provides incredible resistance to humidity, rainfall, and UV rays. These three things can be the death of your pop-up trailer resulting in mold, mildew, and a smell that may never go away. The better cover are also easy to apply and remove and store easily when not in use.

Pop-up Camper Covers Protect Your Home Away from Home

The smallest and lightest of the …


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If you log out inside your Vulpera camp you get rest bonus. Neat. : r/wow

Probably one of the most annoying things when you’re leveling in World of Warcraft is a horde coming along and killing you, then waiting for you to come back so they can kill you again. World of Warcraft is special in that the players there are used to spending a lot of their time waiting for a small amount of fun, so you will find that people will wait for a long time just so they can spawn kill you quickly. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been spawn killed for upwards of half an hour, leaving me about five to ten experience bars short of where I should be. In order for you not to have this problem, you need to devise a strategy for getting out of these situations, which may …


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Best Beach Camping in Florida's Panhandle

Finding just the right beach in Florida for a camping vacation could give you a headache; not because there are so few options, but because there are so many. Thank heaven, then, for Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. Leatherman is a professor of environmental studies at Florida International University in Miami, and the author of “America’s Best Beaches.” Since 1991, Leatherman has been compiling annual lists of the ten best beaches, in ranked order, all across the United States. Criteria includes sand quality, water temperature, presence of litter, and takes into account opinions of naturalists, scientists, and park rangers across the United States.

Florida Beach Camping Is at the Top

Of the four Florida beaches that are currently among the Top Ten Beaches in the country, only one has camping …


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COMMENTARY With less than 6 months until the London Olympics, British agencies are scrambling to put safety measures in place to protect the city. The security challenges that are poised to threaten London’s 2012 Olympics come from all angles.

Occupy protestors singled out

Home Secretary Theresa May addressed the issues on Feb. 22 during a security conference in London. May banned tents and related equipment as a response to the Occupy-style protests expected during the games. The anti-capitalist protesters are part of the international movement inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protest. Many of these protestors have been camped outside London’s St. Paul Cathedral since October, but with the new policies in place, they will be forced to move. MSNBC reports that May called for “rapid follow-action by the police…using all available powers to remove …


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Since most RVs are literally homes on wheels, it’s sometimes easy to forget things like camper jacks, propane, oil, and other essentials. We remember food and water, and snacks and card games and maps and movies, but we fail to forget the things that will help get us there and the things that we keep us there safely. Check out an RV supply store or the respective online website to see what camper jacks best suit your RV needs.

If you have a trailer, you will need a jack that can lift your trailer tongue up high enough so that it remains level with the rest of the RV. You also need a jack that can hold a serious amount of weight, especially considering all the new RVs coming out on the market. Electric camper …


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Memorial Day is the opening weekend for many Michigan campgrounds, and also the busiest. Maybe you’ve bought a Recreation Passport and some hot dogs, but before attempting a Memorial Day weekend camping trip, consider these five tips to help you prepare.

  1.  Pre-Check Gear

The campground is no place to discover you’re missing a tent pole. Before you go, take out all your gear and inspect it. Set up your tent completely, and test flashlights and other equipment. Make sure your sunscreen and bug spray are full. Remember, prices will rise as Memorial Day approaches.

  1.  RSVP

Many campgrounds (such as Luddington and Van Buren state parks) fill up for Memorial Day weekend six months in advance. If you can’t reserve a site, plan to arrive very early Thursday morning to claim your spot, or have a …


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Looking for the best camping north and east of Dallas? Look no further. While there are no mountains, the prairie does hide a beach or two – really – and some delightful camping. Don’t drive for hundreds of miles when you can camp so close to Dallas.

Bonham State Park

Bonham is a hidden gem just northeast of McKinney. Built in 1935 by the CCC, both the lake and the park remain off the beaten trail. When other lakes closer to Dallas get too crowded, this is the park to escape to. It’s only $3 per adult, per day pass, and children under 12 are free. Tent camping is a mere $15, while RV campsites only $20. The campsites are limited in number, but the locals all rave. This is the park we whisper about …


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Mississippi Palisades State Park is a great place to camp and a suitable place to backpack. Located just south of Galena it is about a 2 hour drive away from Chicago. There are 241 camping sites at the northern entrance including electrical hook ups at 110 of the sites.

The electric sites are $20.00 per night through November 1 and between then and April 30 they run $18.00 per night. The non-electric sites are $10.00 and $8.00. All sites including the primitive ones cannot be reserved and are on a first come first serve basis. This means on busy summer weekends it might be a good idea to get on the road early before the good ones are all taken. The park office mentioned that one of the three primitive sites is almost always available.…


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Summer Tradition
Camping was a splendid summer treat for my family. We would pack up our trailer and set off to thrilling new locations. Swimming, hiking, and roasting marshmallows by an open fire – what could go wrong?

Beer Can Swamp

After a three hour drive, we spotted the sign for the campground up ahead. It’s exact appearance I don’t recall, but we turned onto the rickety dirt road and began our drive into the unknown. About 100 yards later, a sign was posted on a tree “Almost There!” We kept going. The potholes jerked the camper. It had just rained. We kept on. More signs scattered the road. By the fifth sign we were somewhere between laughter and tears – where were we going? Three miles later we saw human civilization again…well, sort of. …


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