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Ep. 128: Our Top 10 RV Camping Gifts

Duration: 21:12 7

If you’re shopping for an RV camper, hiker, or outdoors lover this holiday season, we’ve got 10 terrific gift ideas ranging from under $10 to over $300 — something for everyone on your list! FOR MORE INFORMATION Our propane fire pit https://amzn.to/2LkpYwS 18′ Low pressure propane hose for fire pit https://amzn.to/3807GKS Mopeka LP Tank Check https://amzn.to/2ONbaZN Mr. Heater Buddy https://amzn.to/2sIjbqd Aeropress https://amzn.to/2LjOXQQ FRS radios https://amzn.to/2ReOjI0 Viair 88p air compressor https://amzn.to/37ZxQNP RV camper salt & pepper shakers https://amzn.to/2r8Hn4B Interagency Pass https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm […]

Episode 117: Cheap Truly Unlimited Internet for Your RV | camping tips tricks how-to

Duration: 8:07 424

Working from the road, we needed truly unlimited, uncapped, unthrottled mobile hotspot data to be able to work from our RV. We found a cheap pre-paid plan without any limitations whatsoever, and we share it with you on this episode of Grand Adventure! FOR MORE INFORMATION Visible Mobile: https://www.visible.com/ (referral code BcPHP) $19 Visible R2 Android phone: https://www.visible.com/shop/smartphones/visible-r2-zte HooToo TripMate Nano router: https://amzn.to/32LxPcO GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

Ep. 115: Jackery Explorer 500 & SolarSaga 100 Lithium Power Bank Review | RV camping gear

Duration: 8:01 200

Whether you’re car camping or tent camping, or traveling in an RV and want a separate 110V/12V power supply, a lithium power bank serves a myriad of uses. We’re reviewing the brand new Jackery Explorer 500, a 518Wh power station with a 500W pure sine wave inverter, and its companion SolarSaga 100 solar panel. Filmed: August 24, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jackery Explorer 500: https://amzn.to/2Zo8urz (20% off coupon code: Adventure500) https://www.jackery.com/products/explorer-500w-portable-power-station Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q71LX84 https://www.jackery.com/products/solarsaga-100w-solar-panel GET GRAND […]

Ep. 113: Safe Camping in Bear Country | RV camping tips tricks how-to

Duration: 10:04 77

Whether tent camping or traveling with an RV, in this episode we’ll share how to safely camp in bear country! Black bears or grizzly bears, we’ve got ’em covered. GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure to keep bringing you outdoor adventure videos each and every week. Visit https://teespring.com/stores/grandadventure to browse our selection. USE WHAT WE USE We’ve opened a […]

Ep. 111: Refilling 1-lb. Propane Tanks | RV camping tips tricks and how-to

Duration: 8:10 242

Most of us have camping appliances that use one-pound propane canisters, but those little devils can be awfully expensive! We save a ton of money by refilling those one-pound propane tanks from a 20-pound barbecue propane tank for less than a quarter of the cost of buying 1-pound tanks. It’s simple and quick, and we’ll show you how we do it. DISCLAIMER: Working with propane is dangerous, as propane is a highly flammable and explosive gas. Do not try this […]

Episode 107: Top 10 RV Essentials for Newbies | RV camping gear how-to

Duration: 15:43 200

So, you just spent all that money on a new RV and you’re ready now to hit the road, right? Wrong. You need to set aside a couple of grand for things you’re going to need to purchase for your RV travels. In this episode of Grand Adventure we share the Top 10 RV Essentials for Newbies that we’ve tried, tested and can vouch for ourselves. FOR MORE INFORMATION Essentials for RV Newbies: https://www.amazon.com/shop/GrandAdventure?listId=2WC1KETW7IQ0G&cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.2WC1KETW7IQ0G&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_grandadventure_vl_vv_d Unhitched USA: https://unhitchedusa.com The McMillan Express […]

Ep. 105: Boondocking Security | RV tips tricks how-to

Duration: 5:55 151

Those who have followed our channel Grand Adventure for a while already know that we’d much rather boondock than camp in a campground or RV park. But we’re often asked by folks who may be new to boondocking, about whether or not we’re concerned for our security camping alone out in the wilds. We’re here to explain in this video why we’re not concerned at all, and with only a very few precautions we’ve never had our security threatened, or […]

Episode 94: Mopeka LP Tank Check Update – Fail & Fix | RV gear tips tricks how-to

Duration: 5:42 151

We’ve loved our Mopeka LP Tank Check from AP Products for its precise information on how much propane is left in our RV camper’s propane tanks. It’s the best propane gauge solution we’ve found, so we were incredibly disappointed when it stopped functioning correctly. But there’s a known defect in the company’s second generation units. We found out what that defect was, and what the company is doing about it. We’ll share both in this episode of Grand Adventure! FOR […]

Episode 92: RVX The RV Experience – Part 2 | RV trade show camping 2019

Duration: 16:45 168

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

Duration: 152

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: 8:02 182

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: 9:36 189

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: 13:55 209

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: 9:44 181

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: 210

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. GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure […]

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

Duration: 4:24 604

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/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure to keep bringing you outdoor adventure videos each and every week. Visit https://teespring.com/stores/grandadventure to browse our selection. USE WHAT WE […]

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

Duration: 16:38 387

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 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve […]

Ep. 35: Mobile USB Internet Router for Your RV

Duration: 5:44 355

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 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

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

Duration: 5:36 354

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: 17:13 325

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: 4:26 379

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: 7:19 321

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 GET GRAND ADVENTURE […]

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

Duration: 6:09 332

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: 10:11 315

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 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure […]

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

Duration: 3:21 793

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 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky […]

Episode 18: Simple Satellite TV for Your RV

Duration: 4:39 440

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: 4:05 396

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: 6:09 441

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: 10:57 516

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 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve […]

Episode 10: Upgrade Your RV Shower

Duration: 6:26 350

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: 14:41 360

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: 9:09 393

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 1092

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 […]