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Episode 91: RVX The RV Experience – Part 1 | RV trade show camping 2019

Duration: 39

RVX The RV Experience isn’t a consumer RV show. Staged by the RV Industry Association, this inaugural edition of RVX in Salt Lake City, Utah is already the RV industry’s biggest trade event, celebrating innovation and helping to grow the RV consumer market. It brings the industry together in a venue where manufacturers and suppliers can unveil the latest RV products to their dealer and manufacturer partners – and provides the first spring opportunity for dealers to write new model […]

Episode 88: Top 10 Tips for Safe Mountain Driving & Towing | RV travel how-to tips tricks

Duration: 8:02 50

Spending time in the mountains is one of the best ways to enjoy your RV. If you’re not accustomed to mountain driving, however, towing a heavy camper up and down steep, long grades can be intimidating, or even unsafe. We’re here to share our top 10 tips for safely driving across big mountain passes, with or without a trailer. Filmed: February 23-24, 2019 (plus library footage shot 2017-18) FOR MORE INFORMATION Vgate Bluetooth OBDII Scanner https://amzn.to/2U88mGK Torque Pro https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque (Android […]

Episode 87: Air Compressor for Outdoor Adventure | RV offroad travel tips tricks how-to

Duration: 9:36 60

If you’re traveling off-road it’s often important to air down your truck tires, both to soften the ride over rocky terrain, and to provide your tires with enhanced grip, especially if you’re driving through loose sand. However, once you get back to asphalt you need a quick and efficient way to air your tires back up to their proper pressure, lest you risk experiencing a blowout. Likewise, if you’re driving a motorhome or towing a camping trailer, it’s essential to […]

Episode 86: RV Camping with Dogs | RV travel tips tricks how-to

Duration: 13:55 73

According to a survey conducted by the Recreational Vehicle Industries Association (RVIA), 61% of us go RVing with our four-legged companions. After an entire season on the road in 2018, we’ve assembled our tricks and tips for traveling in your RV with your dog. Filmed: February 12, 2019 (plus our own stock footage filmed 2017-2018) FOR MORE INFORMATION AmazonBasics Tie-Out Cable for Dogs https://amzn.to/2GD5duF 4Knines Extra-Large Dog Seat Cover with Hammock for Cars, Trucks and SUVs https://amzn.to/2TMCYNQ 3 Qt. WaterBoy […]

Episode 85: Travel With a Drone | RV adventure travel tips tricks how to

Duration: 9:44 60

If you’re thinking about buying a drone to film or photograph your travel and camping adventures, in our Episode 85 we show you how we use our versatile, compact and incredibly portable DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture stunning footage for Grand Adventure. Filmed: January 31 to February 2, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION DJI Mavic Pro 4k Quadcopter Drone Starter Bundle https://amzn.to/2GoJkPv DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter https://amzn.to/2UKJzIO PolarPro Phone Mount for DJI Mavic Pro/Mavic Platinum https://amzn.to/2GpXUGs Multiple battery […]

Episode 84: 10 Boondocking Do’s and Don’ts

Duration: 80

RVers call dispersed camping, or camping outside of a campground without hookups or other facilities, “boondocking.” But if you’re new to boondocking, you might not understand that there are some unwritten rules of etiquette while camping in the backcountry. We’re here to offer 10 “dos” and “don’ts” for successful boondocking in your RV. EQUIPMENT Gear used in the filming of this episode includes: Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera https://amzn.to/2v26W8C Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens https://amzn.to/2GIsDjz […]

Episode 40: Two Simple RV Storage Ideas | RV camping tips tricks hacks | Grand Adventure

Duration: 4:24 367

In this episode of Grand Adventure we share two tips for maximizing the limited storage space in your RV. FOR MORE INFORMATION ClosetMaid 2-Tier Kitchen Cabinet Organizer https://amzn.to/2xC3939 IKEA SVIRA Hanging Storage https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90300297/ EQUIPMENT Gear used in the filming of this episode includes: Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera https://amzn.to/2v26W8C Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens https://amzn.to/2GIsDjz Sunpak TravelLite Pro tripod http://amzn.to/2zAwtGL  Neweer Video Tripod Fluid Drag Pan Head https://amzn.to/2GGH4V5 Rode VideoMicro microphone http://amzn.to/2gsf6NY  Samsung Galaxy S8+ http://amzn.to/2yRhqEV  […]

Episode 39: weBoost 4G X RV Cell Phone Signal Booster – Test, Review & Installation

Duration: 16:38 225

Tired of weak cell phone signal while camping? We test and install the weBoost 4G-X RV cell phone signal booster, and were impressed both with the results and how easy it was to install in our travel trailer. Turn a weak, useless cell signal into something completely usable for both voice and data. FOR MORE INFORMATION weBoost 4G-X RV cell phone signal booster https://amzn.to/2J8mWZq Dicor self-leveling lap sealant https://amzn.to/2LjcVJr Eternabond RV roof sealant tape https://amzn.to/2xEohFY EQUIPMENT Gear used in the […]

Ep. 35: Mobile USB Internet Router for Your RV

Duration: 5:44 189

In Episode 35 of Grand Adventure we review the HooToo TripMate Nano, a tiny inexpensive USB-powered DC Internet router you can use in your RV to share files among connected devices, share your Internet connection across multiple devices, and even help out as a poor man’s cell booster while you’re off the grid. FOR MORE INFORMATION HooToo TripMate portable USB Internet router http://amzn.to/2BUQY3a EQUIPMENT Gear used in the filming of this episode includes: Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera https://amzn.to/2v26W8C […]

Episode 32: MindShift Ultralight Dual 36L Photography Hybrid Backpack Review

Duration: 5:36 214

Very few camera backpacks are designed and built with the hiker in mind, but the Ultralight Dual 36L from MindShift borrows the best from both worlds, photography and hiking. With a hydration sleeve, a hiking pack harness, a stable tripod carry and a padded camera section that can be removed and used as a shoulder or hip bag, the MindShift Ultralight Dual holds great promise for the active photographer. We decided to put it through its paces. Filmed on location […]

Episode 30: Top 10 RV Websites

Duration: 17:13 192

Luckily for us, we live in an age of electronic information. That’s a great thing for RV campers, whether advance planning a trip, getting info from the road, or learning how to diagnose and fix a problem. In Episode 30 of Grand Adventure we’ll look at our own Top 10 list of RV-related websites. FOR MORE INFORMATION iRV2: http://irv2.com Facebook http://Facebook.com Recreation.gov http://recreation.gov U.S. National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps https://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/ohv_maps.shtml Grand Adventure Ep. 6 – Boondocking 101: https://youtu.be/TTRw3A-IIZY Google […]

Episode 28: RV-Mounted Grill

Duration: 4:26 197

Instead of a grill that you take out and put away each time, how about one that you could leave mounted outside your RV at all times, in camp or while driving? We found a way to do just that! There’s no need to remove this one for the road. Save time setting up and breaking camp, or simply pull over for a quick roadside BBQ. FOR MORE INFORMATION Magma 15″ stainless steel Marine Kettle gas grill https://amzn.to/2Gtt90y (a 17″ party size […]

Episode 26: Perfect Camping Coffee

Duration: 7:19 195

We’ve been searching high and low for the best method to brew a perfect cup of coffee while boondocking, without using any electricity whatsoever, and we’ve finally found it! No generator, no battery/inverter use, and cleanup is a breeze using little to no water. Watch Episode 26 of Grand Adventure to find out how. FOR MORE INFORMATION  AeroPress coffee and espresso maker with zippered nylon tote bag and bonus 350 filters: http://amzn.to/2Hs3ntU Manual conical burr coffee grinder: http://amzn.to/2tCoszv EQUIPMENT Gear used […]

Episode 24: Champion 75537i Inverter Generator with Remote Start – Review

Duration: 6:09 182

We’ve now spent one full camping season with our Champion 75537i 3100W inverter generator with remote start, and we couldn’t be more pleased with its performance, reliability and value. In this review we’ll show you how this generator can enhance your camping and RVing experience! Filmed February 22, 2018 in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. No one supplied us with any consideration — monetary, product or otherwise — to produce this review. GET ONE FOR YOURSELF Champion 75537i 3100W inverter generator with […]

Episode 22: 2018 Utah RV Show

Duration: 10:11 191

Come along with us at the 2018 Utah RV Show, where we check out the latest and greatest while our friends Abby and Colin embark upon their own Grand Adventure, searching for their very first RV. Filmed February 15-17, 2018 at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah. Utah RV Show: http://UtahRVShow.com EQUIPMENT Gear used in the filming of this episode includes: DJI Osmo+ 4K video stabilized heldheld gimbal camera http://amzn.to/2xwMwRj DJI Mavic Pro drone for 4K aerial videography […]

Episode 20: Quiet Your Water Pump — Super Easy, Cheap RV Hack!

Duration: 3:21 464

Are you tired of all that vibrating racket every time you turn the faucet on? Quieting your water pump is one of the simplest, cheapest RV hacks you can do.  In this episode of Grand Adventure we’ll show you how easy it is to quiet your water pump once and for all! Filmed November 11, 2017 at Cottonwood Heights, Utah. QUIET YOUR OWN WATER PUMP Half-inch split foam pipe insulation http://amzn.to/2EnnzfV EQUIPMENT Gear used in the filming of this episode includes: […]

Episode 18: Simple Satellite TV for Your RV

Duration: 4:39 281

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we look at how incredibly simple and cost effective it is to add live Dish Network satellite television to your recreational vehicle with the portable King Tailgater antenna and Wally receiver. Filmed October 22, 2017 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah. Special thanks to https://YouTube.com/toddcopeland for the camera work! ADD SATELLITE TV TO YOUR RV KING VQ4550 Tailgater portable automatic satellite TV antenna and DISH […]

Episode 16: A Simple Solar Solution for Your RV

Duration: 4:05 275

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we’re sharing our simple solar charging solution for our RV batteries. No installation required, and all of our trailer’s 110V AC outlets are powered! Filmed Oct. 22, 2017 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah. SOLAR Renogy 200W Eclipse folding monocrystalline solar suitcase with PWM solar controller: http://amzn.to/2DfCdnC Renogy MC-4 to SAE adapter: http://amzn.to/2DgPRqE Halo 1500W power inverter: http://amzn.to/2Ca5Sln CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/WKheULp4apo (Episode 7 from the Bonneville […]

Episode 14: Finding and Refilling Boondocking Water

Duration: 6:09 261

How to you find water for boondocking, and while you’re out camping how do you refill your tanks without having to move your RV or travel trailer? We’re here to answer both of those questions in Episode 14 of Grand Adventure! Filmed Nov. 22, 2017 at Lone Rock Beach and Wahweap Marina & RV Campground on Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona. PRODUCTS REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO: 45-gallon fresh water folding storage tank http://amzn.to/2zwrML0 12-volt water transfer pump http://amzn.to/2Ag3ExD Orbit water flow meter […]

Episode 12: How to Keep Your RV Dump Valves From Freezing

Duration: 10:57 297

If you go winter camping with your RV or travel trailer, exposed drain pipes and dump valves are at a significant risk for freezing. Learn how to modify your dump valves and drain pipes to prevent cracked piping and a filthy frozen mess! Filmed in Cottonwood Heights, UT November 11, 2017. PRODUCTS TO FROST-PROOF YOUR OWN RV DUMP VALVES Wrap-On Pipe Heating Cable http://amzn.to/2zBDmrn Frost King Foil Backed Fiberglass Pipe Wrap http://amzn.to/2yuwBE9 Foil tape http://amzn.to/2zDoab2 EQUIPMENT Gear used in the […]

Episode 10: Upgrade Your RV Shower

Duration: 6:26 197

Upgrade the shower in your RV quickly and easily! An invigorating Oxygenics shower head is one of the best modifications you can make to your travel trailer or motor home. Join us as we review and install the Oxygenics Body Spa RV shower head. We were not compensated in any way for this video, and we purchased the Oxygenics Body Spa RV shower head ourselves. GET ONE FOR YOUR RV! Oxygenics Body Spa RV – white – http://amzn.to/2AcGO9z Oxygenics Body […]

Episode 8: How to Winterize Your RV

Duration: 14:41 192

Winterizing your RV is easy! Join us as we walk through step-by-step how to winterize your motor home or travel trailer. Do it yourself, save some money and learn more about your RV in the process. And along the way, we’ll show you how to install a winterizing kit to make preparing the RV for subsequent winters a real breeze. Filmed in Cottonwood Heights, Utah — November 4, 2017. WINTERIZATION TOOLS AND PRODUCTS USED IN THIS VIDEO Camco Antifreeze: http://amzn.to/2y1wQ9I […]

Episode 6: Boondocking 101 – How to Find That Perfect Spot

Duration: 9:09 247

Camping on public land is a special experience. Unlike staying in a campground, you can find unique and beautiful places off the grid with no neighbors in sight, often right next to special amenities like a mountain lake, a bubbling stream or a desert mesa. The peace and solitude can be unmatched. And perhaps best of all, it’s usually absolutely free! But how do you find these spots? How do you know that they’re legal to camp? That’s what we’re […]

Episode 4: Mopeka LP Tank Check from AP Products – Review and Installation

Duration: 9:57 664

Find a better way to check the propane tank levels in your RV (or your BBQ)! This is a product review and installation of the Mopeka LP Tank Check system from AP Products. Filmed in late September 2017 at Cottonwood Heights, Utah. GET THE MOPEKA LP TANK CHECK SYSTEM Two sensors with remote monitor and spacer feet http://amzn.to/2xFrakI Two sensors without remote monitor and spacer feet http://amzn.to/2gEIe4A One sensor without remote monitor http://amzn.to/2xHre8 Extra set of aluminum tank bottom spacer […]