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

Duration: 5:55 9

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 104: Escalante/Boulder | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 22:48 34

The million acres comprising Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southwestern Utah are so remote, they were the last place in the lower 48 to be mapped! We camp within the National Monument at Little Spencer Flat to explore the nearby towns of Escalante and Boulder while learning their frontier history, hike to the once-in-a-lifetime Lower Calf Creek Falls, drive both The Hogback and Hells Backbone Road, and walk among the hoodoos and sandstone arches of Devil’s Playground. Filmed: June 8-9, […]

Episode 103: Lakeside Mountains | Great Salt Lake Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 16:15 23

Sometimes even the best plans can go haywire, and it’s incumbent upon us to be able to handle any contingency when recreating in the great outdoors. After a wonderful weekend spent camping with our friend Angus in the Lakeside Mountains of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, and exploring railroad history, defunct gold mines, and parts of the U.S. Air Force Utah Test & Training Range, the weather delivered our most Grand Adventure yet! FOR MORE INFORMATION Our Campsite https://goo.gl/maps/m2ce7THKFYhmhezE7 GET […]

Episode 102: Goblin Valley & Little Wild Horse | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 12:20 46

After leaving Bears Ears, we head north up the scenic Utah State Route 95 to camp between Goblin Valley State Park and Little Wild Horse Canyon. We boondock for free at the foot of rugged Wild Horse Mesa, walk among the unique hoodoos of Goblin Valley, and hike into Little Wild Horse Canyon, a narrow and picturesque slot canyon carved deep into the sandstone of the San Rafael Reef that makes a great introduction to canyoneering. FOR MORE INFORMATION Our […]

Episode 101: Bears Ears & Natural Bridges National Monuments | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 15:01 44

One of America’s newest National Monuments, Bears Ears has been the subject of intense debate since it was first proposed. No matter your position, no one can argue that Bears Ears encompasses one of the largest collections of Ancient Puebloan, or Anasazi archaeological sites in the nation. It also entirely surrounds Natural Bridges, one of the nation’s first National Monuments. So as we go camping in southeastern Utah, boondocking right within Bears Ears, we bring you along hiking to explore […]

Episode 100 Canyons of the Ancients | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 11:09 26

Our big 100th episode of Grand Adventure was supposed to be about both Canyons of the Ancients AND Hovenweep National Monuments, but our RV had other ideas. While camping at Mancos State Park, and en route to another camp at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, we visit the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, tour the Lowry Pueblo ruins that date to the 10th Century, and hike to more ruins in the National Monument’s Sand Canyon before […]

Episode 99: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad | Colorado travel RV camping

Duration: 17:25 54

All aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad! While camping in nearby Mancos State Park, we take a ride aboard this famed heritage coal-fired steam-powered railway that dates to 1882, and has been designated a National Historic Landmark and Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. This is one of the most sought-after attractions for travelers and RV’ers in all of Colorado. FOR MORE INFORMATION Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: https://durangotrain.com Mancos State Park https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Mancos GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created […]

Episode 98: Canyonlands National Park & Moab | RV travel Utah camping

Duration: 18:12 46

Canyonlands encompasses over 337,000 acres of high Eastern Utah desert including colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches, and spires. Water and gravity have been the primary architects of this land, sculpting layers of rock into the rugged landscape you see today. While boondocking on state land for free camping along Dalton Wells Road, we explore Gemini Bridges, travel Island in the Sky, descend the precipitous Shafer Trail, visit Thelma & Louise Point, check out the climbers along Wall Street, grab […]

Episode 97: Arches National Park & Moab | Utah camping RV travel

Duration: 19:31 49

Moab is home to two of Utah’s “Mighty 5” National Parks, and in this episode we explore Arches National Park while free camping on state lands along Dalton Wells Road, a place with its own very unique history from World War II. We hike to Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch, share the quirky story behind the mis-naming of both, visit Park Avenue and Balanced Rock, and check out both the Devil’s Garden Campground within the park and the nearby Utah […]

Episode 96: 5 Favorite Campgrounds in Southern Idaho | RV travel camping

Duration: 14:46 70

In this episode we’ll share 5 of our favorite campgrounds in Southern Idaho, ranging from a glacially-fed mountain lake to hot springs, from a summer lakefront paradise to sand dunes and even rock monoliths along the historic California Trail. You don’t want to miss this! FOR MORE INFORMATION Sawtooth National Recreation Area https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sawtooth/recarea/?recid=5842 Glacier View Campground https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sawtooth/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=5930&actid=29 Pine Flats Campground https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/boise/recreation/recarea/?recid=5198&actid=29 Ponderosa State Park https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/ponderosa Bruneau Dunes State Park https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/bruneau-dunes City of Rocks National Reserve https://www.nps.gov/ciro/index.htm Castle Rocks State Park […]

Episode 95: Green River Kayak Camping | Utah kayaking Canyonlands National Park

Duration: 62

A voyage down the final 100 miles of the Green River by kayak, canoe or raft, through the Labyrinth Canyon and Stillwater Canyon into Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, is an epic bucket list camping trip. It’s also the only way to see this part of Canyonlands. We spend eight days on the river, encountering other river travelers from four other states and two other countries along the way. We find remnants of ancient people dating from 200 to 1,200 years […]

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

Duration: 5:42 68

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 93: Winter RV Camping & Skiing | Utah travel Deer Valley

Duration: 13:40 74

With warmer spring days and spring nights that are still quite cold, we bring our RV travel trailer to winter camp amongst three feet of snow at Jordanelle State Park and ski at the adjacent Deer Valley Resort near Park City in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. It’s boondocking only, as Jordanelle’s campground is still closed for the winter, but you can’t beat this location if you’re a skier heading to Deer Valley. FOR MORE INFORMATION Jordanelle State Park https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/jordanelle/ Deer Valley […]

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

Duration: 16:45 122

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: 95

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 90: Utah – Beyond the National Parks | RV travel camping hiking MTB climbing kayaking

Duration: 26:04 97

When many adventure travelers and RV’ers think of Utah, they think only of the Mighty Five National Parks: Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef. However, there’s a whole lot more to see in our home state, and we’ll share some of our favorite spots throughout Utah on this episode of Grand Adventure. 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 […]

Episode 89: Uinta Mountains | Utah camping RV travel kayaking hiking

Duration: 12:19 83

The Uinta Mountains are home to the highest peaks in Utah, and are notable as one of the few east-west oriented mountain ranges in North America. This is the home of 13,000-foot peaks, innumerable small lakes and ponds, and countless hiking trails — including some of the very best in Utah. Bring your RV and come camping and hiking with us in the Uintas! CAMPSITES Lyman Lake https://goo.gl/maps/46Jq6NGXLd42 Whitney Reservoir https://www.campendium.com/whitney-reservoir FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mirror Lake Corridor Recreation Passes https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/uwcnf/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=STELPRDB5052873 […]

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

Duration: 8:02 100

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: 9:36 114

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: 13:55 130

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: 9:44 121

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: 149

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 83: Top 10 Best RV Camping 2018 | RV travel

Duration: 17:42 179

After visiting 12 states, 58 campsites and traveling 25,000 miles, we award our best RV campsites of 2018 in top 10 categories. Filmed: April 2018 to January 2019. FOR MORE INFORMATION Best Boondocking Shadow Mountain, WY (Ep. 72) Flaming Gorge, UT/WY (Ep. 75) Best Campground Westport-Union Landing State Beach, CA (Ep. 54) South Beach, WA (Ep. 50)  Best RV Park Lava Campground (Ep. 73)  Glenwood Springs West/Colorado River KOA (Ep. 70)  Best Asphalt Docking Wind River Casino, WY (Ep. 72)  […]

Episode 82: Snow Canyon State Park | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 13:20 95

Snow Canyon is a true jewel of the Utah State Park system, just north of St. George near Zion National Park. Come camp and hike with us as we explore petrified sand dunes, lava tubes and arches, before taking the pups to an amazing dog park in Washington City. Filmed: Nov. 11-13, 2018 CAMPSITE Snow Canyon State Park https://www.campendium.com/snow-canyon-state-park GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. […]

Episode 81: Mojave National Preserve | California RV travel camping

Duration: 111

In Episode 81 we leave Joshua Tree National Park behind, and instead boondock in the midst of the world’s most dense Joshua tree forest with no one else for miles around. On Veteran’s Day, and the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended WWI, it’s only fitting that we’re camped right next to the Mojave Cross, aka the White Cross Memorial, which was the subject of a contentious battle over the placement of a religious symbol on […]

Ep. 80: Joshua Tree National Park & Palm Springs | California RV travel camping

Duration: 23:26 116

In Episode 80 of Grand Adventure we head west to southern California to Joshua Tree National Park. We get lucky and score a secluded spot in the park’s famed Jumbo Rocks Campground as we explore Joshua Tree, then move on to Catalina Spa RV Resort in Desert Hot Springs to take a ride on the engineering marvel that is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, see the Salton Sea, and hit up an all-you-can-eat lobster an seafood buffet at an area […]

Episode 79: Quartzsite | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 9:19 116

Quartzsite may well be the most famous small town in America among RV’ers. It’s where RV dwellers spend their winter months boondocking on BLM land, and attend the Big Tent RV show and RTR in January. We visit in November before the big crowds arrive to check out the camping, the town, and the nearby memorial to the Japanese WWII internment camp in Poston. Filmed: November 4-6, 2018 CAMPSITE Our site at Dome Rock Mountain https://goo.gl/maps/ksUHcZgtgDL2 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF […]

Episode 78: Lake Havasu and Oatman | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 11:06 193

Lake Havasu is a turquoise jewel on the Colorado River separating Arizona from California. We boondock on BLM in Craggy Wash while visiting both Lake Havasu City and the town of Oatman along Historic Route 66, which is positively overrun by a herd of wild burros. CAMPSITE Our site in Craggy Wash https://goo.gl/maps/w4rwnvtS1S32 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 […]

Merry Christmas 2018 | Salt Lake City Christmas Lights | Temple Square | RV travel camping

Duration: 134

From all of us at Grand Adventure, to all of you our beloved viewers, thank you for an amazing 2018 and best wishes to you and yours for a warm and wonderful holiday season. Filmed Dec. 16, 2018 at Temple Square, “Christmas Street” and Memorial Mountain View Mortuary (!) in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 […]

Episode 77: Death Valley National Park | California & Nevada RV travel camping

Duration: 25:33 110

It’s the hottest, driest place in North America, and the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere. Yet if you look hard enough, you can spot signs of life everywhere in Death Valley, life that has adapted to this harsh climate. We camp at Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump, Nevada and visit Dante’s View, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Furnace Creek, Badwater Basin, Artist’s Palette,Titus Canyon, Leadfield and The Racetrack in Death Valley National Park to see the famed Sailing Stones, […]

Episode 76: Forgotten Canyon | Utah RV travel camping San Rafael Swell

Duration: 130

For reasons explained in the video, Forgotten Canyon will remain Forgotten to us! Along the way, though, we camp along Buckhorn Draw Road and explore many of the sights in the northern San Rafael Swell, including The Wedge, the Buckhorn Draw Pictograph Panel, the Morrison-Knudsen (M-K) Tunnels, and the San Rafael Bridge. Filmed October 2-21, 2018. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/da2wGds88wH2 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales […]

Episode 75: Flaming Gorge | Utah & Wyoming RV travel camping

Duration: 9:13 205

Flaming Gorge is a massive reservoir on the Green River spanning the Utah/Wyoming border. In Episode 75 we’ll share one of our all-time favorite regular boondocking locations, camping at the tip of a peninsula in Jug Hollow with water on three sides, and kayaking the broadest part of Flaming Gorge. Filmed September 27-30, 2018. CAMPSITE Jug Hollow https://goo.gl/maps/Mf67FT6tRbH2 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales […]

Episode 74: Bear Lake, Utah | RV travel camping

Duration: 7:15 126

Bear Lake’s unique azure-colored waters spread across 109 square miles spanning the Utah/Idaho border. We’ll show you why it’s a favorite recreation destination for folks from northern Utah, southern Idaho and western Wyoming as we camp waterfront at Rainbow Cove on Bear Lake’s eastern shoreline. Filmed September 25-27, 2018. CAMPSITE Rainbow Cove Campground https://www.campendium.com/rainbow-cove-campground 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 […]

Episode 73: Lava Hot Springs | Idaho RV travel camping

Duration: 12:29 171

Located in southeastern Idaho, Lava Hot Springs is a destination popular with Utahans thanks to its natural mineral hot pools right in the center of town. In Episode 73 we stay at the wonderful brand new Lava Campground, explore town, and go for a nightly soak in the springs. Filmed September 23-25, 2018. CAMPSITE Lava Campground https://lavacampground.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 […]

Episode 72: Grand Teton National Park | Wyoming RV travel camping

Duration: 18:59 133

Rugged, dramatic spires may well make the Tetons the most visually stunning mountain range in all of North America. Camp for free with us on Shadow Mountain, a.k.a. Upper Teton View with the Tetons as our amazing backdrop, as we visit Grand Teton National Park for some kayaking and hiking, and tour the town of Jackson, Wyoming and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. On our way across Wyoming we’ll also overnight at the Wind River Hotel & Casino in Riverton, Wyo. […]

Episode 71: Steamboat Springs and Laramie | Colorado & Wyoming RV travel camping

Duration: 16:27 146

Summer of 2018 was the Summer of the Wildfires across the American West. In Episode 71 we head for Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where we camp on the top of a mountain at over 10,000 feet. But after soaking at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, a nearby wildfire that had up to that point been a fascinating curiosity suddenly becomes a threat, and we hurriedly escape to Laramie, Wyoming, where we tour the Wyoming Territorial Prison that once housed legendary outlaw Butch […]

Episode 70: Black Canyon & Blue Mesa | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 11:24 141

We leave Silverton in this episode and head north to Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado’s Curecanti National Recreation Area. From there, we travel to the depths of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park en route to the Glenwood Springs West/Colorado River KOA Holiday, and drive the scenic engineering marvel that is Glenwood Canyon. Filmed September 8-12, 2018. CAMPSITES Blue Mesa: https://goo.gl/maps/qKB4CF7GYjx Silt: Glenwood West/Colorado River KOA https://koa.com/campgrounds/colorado-river/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV […]

Episode 69: Million Dollar Highway | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 22:44 145

Travel with us in our RV on Colorado’s renowned Million Dollar Highway, a scenic and dangerous stretch of US Route 550 that connects Durango and Ouray via the historic town of Silverton. Camp for free with us in the San Juan National Forest, explore quaint downtown Silverton, take a 4×4 trip across Engineer Pass to Lake City, and learn about Silverton’s rich mining heritage at the San Juan County Historical Society Museum. Filmed September 5-8, 2018. Campsite: Anvil Camping Area […]

Episode 68: Mesa Verde National Park | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 11:58 153

Travel with us to view the largest cliff dwelling in North America at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado, once the residence of ancient Puebloan people dating back to 1190 AD. We camp for free, boondocking on U.S. Forest Service land a mere 15 minutes away, and also visit the charming four-season resort town of Durango. Filmed: September 4-5, 2018 CAMPSITE Madden Peak Road https://www.campendium.com/madden-peak-road GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, […]

Episode 67: Flagstaff to Four Corners | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 7:53 136

Getting from Flagstaff to Four Corners means crossing the Hopi Reservation and the massive Navajo Nation, both in northeastern Arizona. As we traverse the broad and barren desert we camp at Navajo National Monument, and visit the Navajo’s Four Corners Monument where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah all meet. Filmed: September 2-3, 2018 CAMPSITE Navajo National Monument, Canyon View Campground https://www.campendium.com/canyon-view-campground GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs […]

Episode 66: Route 66 | New Mexico & Arizona | RV travel camping

Duration: 18:02 140

Get your kicks on Route 66! Hop aboard our RV and travel with us along the Historic Route 66 from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona. Along the way we’ll see the sights that made this stretch of Route 66 famous, including the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, Continental Divide, Petrified Forest National Park, the Wigwam Hotel in Holbrook, and of course “The Corner” in Winslow, Arizona! We’ll also check out the Navajo County Historical Society Museum, the Rio Puerco […]

Episode 65: Albuquerque | New Mexico RV travel camping

Duration: 13:05 129

Founded in 1706, Albuquerque was once a stop along the historic Route 66. Come explore the Old Town and modern day downtown of New Mexico’s largest city with us, and take a ride to a lofty 10,400 feet aboard the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway…but only after we experience yet another roadside incident! That’s RV life! Filmed: August 29-30, 2018 CAMPSITE American RV Resort https://americanrvpark.com/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

Episode 64: Los Alamos & Santa Fe | New Mexico RV travel camping

Duration: 22:28 149

Apparently it’s not “if” you’ll have a trailer tire blowout, it’s “when” you’ll have a trailer tire blowout. And on our way to Los Alamos, we experienced our first blowout — on a tire we bought only five day earlier in Episode 63! We safely rolled into Los Alamos and found a perfect high-altitude campsite nestled among the aspen trees, from which we explore the Puebloan ruins at Bandelier National Monument, learn about Los Alamos’ important history in ending World […]

Episode 63: Taos & Rio Grande del Norte National Monument | New Mexico RV camping travel

Duration: 18:35 191

After replacing two worn trailer tires on our RV in Alamosa, Colorado, we head south into New Mexico and score what may well be our best campground experience ever near the town of Questa in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. While there, we do some hiking into the Red River Gorge, experience the adobe architecture of Taos, immerse ourselves in native culture at Taos Pueblo, and explore the Taos Mountains communities of Taos Ski Valley and Red River. Filmed: […]

Episode 62: Great Sand Dunes National Park | Colorado RV camping travel

Duration: 9:41 189

Experience North America’s tallest sand dunes with us at Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. And a campsite with free electrical hookups just 15 minutes outside the park? Who’da thunk it? Filmed: August 20, 2018 CAMPSITE San Luis State Wildlife Area https://www.campendium.com/san-luis-state-park 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 […]

Episode 61: Cañon City & Colorado Springs | Colorado RV camping travel

Duration: 20:07 205

Camp with us for free, boondocking on BLM land north of Cañon City, Colorado. And while we’re there, visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, drive to the top of 14,114-foot Pikes Peak, get caught in the weather at Garden of the Gods, and explore the historic gold mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor. Filmed August 16-18, 2018. CAMPSITE Oil Well Flats https://goo.gl/maps/dZ3Ax86H6ir GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

Episode 60: Twin Lakes & Aspen | Colorado RV camping travel

Duration: 11:11 202

Join us at the Top of the Rockies! We camp in a free boondocking site with a commanding view of Twin Lakes, Colorado, in the shadow of 14,439-foot Mount Elbert, the second highest summit in the continental U.S. We cross Independence Pass, at 12,095 feet the highest paved crossing of the Continental Divide, en route to the ritzy resort town of Aspen. We also examine the mining history of nearby Leadville. Filmed August 13-14, 2018. CAMPSITE Twin Lakes View https://www.campendium.com/twin-lakes-view GET […]

Episode 59: Crested Butte – Part II | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 16:30 189

In Part II of our RV camping visit to Crested Butte, join us as we hike to 360-degree Rocky Mountain vistas from the top of Anthracite Mesa, dine and stroll in downtown Crested Butte, enjoy the thrill of downhill mountain biking at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and take a scenic drive up the Gothic Valley to Emerald Lake — all from our free boondocking base camp in Washington Gulch. Filmed August 9-11, 2018. CAMPSITE Washington Gulch https://goo.gl/maps/iLaRizBjUb32 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF […]

Episode 58: Crested Butte – Part I | Colorado RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 15:22 174

One of our favorite places in all of Colorado, we head to Crested Butte after first making some emergency repairs to our travel trailer’s Fastway Equalizer e2 weight distribution hitch while camping atop Grand Mesa on Colorado’s Western Slope. Crested Butte is a genuine restored Colorado mining town deep in the Rocky Mountains with all manner of outdoor recreation available. We find scenic and secluded boondocking high in Washington Gulch, explore the town, and kayak on the high alpine Lake […]

Episode 57: Sierra to Salt Lake | RV travel California Nevada Utah camping

Duration: 11:30 149

With California ablaze it was time to leave, so we’re headed across Nevada to Utah for a quick repair stop, en route to cooler temperatures and hopefully less wildfire smoke in Colorado. It’s a roadtrip! We’ll see the sights along the way including Benton Hot Springs (California), Ely (Nevada), the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, West Wendover (Nevada), the Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah) and Salt Lake City, along with a whole lot of lonely road in between. Filmed July 30-31, 2018. […]

Episode 56: Eastern Sierra | RV travel California camping hiking kayaking

Duration: 12:01 174

California’s Eastern Sierra is a volcanic land of towering mountains, pristine lakes, gold mining booms and busts, and some amazingly bizarre hikes. Come camp with us for free in the Inyo National Forest and visit Mammoth Lakes and June Lake, kayak on Gull Lake, explore the remains of the ghost town of Bodie, and hike through a rocky volcanic wasteland on Obsidian Dome, all on this episode of Grand Adventure! Filmed July 25-29, 2018. CAMPSITES Glass Flow Road https://www.campendium.com/glass-flow-road GET GRAND […]

Episode 55: Virginia City | RV travel Nevada camping

Duration: 8:25 171

Once the site of the biggest silver strike in history with the Comstock Lode, Nevada’s Virginia City is now a lovingly preserved western town catering to millions of visitors annually. We stay in the town’s only RV campground — Virginia City RV Park — and explore the town’s rich history, all on this episode of Grand Adventure! Filmed July 23-24, 2018. CAMPSITES Virginia City RV Park https://www.campendium.com/virginia-city-rv-park GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV […]

Episode 54: Mendocino Coast to Tahoe | RV travel California camping

Duration: 11:02 148

California’s Mendocino Coast is a stunningly beautiful stretch of remote Pacific coastline. However, after three nights at Westport-Union Landing State Beach and with the San Francisco Bay Area looming to the south, it may be time for us to stop heading south and strike an easterly path across California to the Lake Tahoe area…all on this episode of Grand Adventure! Filmed July 15-23, 2018. CAMPSITES Westport-Union Landing State Beach https://www.campendium.com/westport-union-landing-state-beach Boondocking in the Hoke Valley https://goo.gl/maps/8YR99PTcEE12 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF […]

Episode 53: Redwood National Park | California RV camping travel

Duration: 11:33 187

Coast Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world. Explore Redwood National Park with us on this episode of Grand Adventure, including hiking in Fern Canyon, camping at Elk Country RV Park, and visiting the quaint seaside community of Trinidad, California. Filmed July 14, 2018. CAMPSITE Elk Country RV Park https://www.campendium.com/elk-country-rv-resort 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 […]

Episode 52: Newport, Oregon | RV camping travel

Duration: 9:30 212

With good reason, the Oregon Coast is a favorite destination of many RV’ers. The city of Newport, along the central coast is a real working fishing village surrounded by beautiful beaches, pounding waves, great campgrounds, rugged shorelines, and quaint historic beachside neighborhoods like Nye Beach. Come explore the Newport area with us on this episode of Grand Adventure! Filmed July 10-12, 2018. CAMPSITE South Beach State Park https://www.campendium.com/south-beach-state-park GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly […]

Episode 51: Mount St. Helens | RV travel Washington State Oregon camping

Duration: 8:05 198

The effects of Mount St. Helens’ violent eruption in 1980 are still visible throughout the volcano’s namesake Volcanic National Monument. Travel with us to see it, and camp along the Columbia River in St. Helens, Oregon, in this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed July 7, 2018. CAMPSITES Bayport RV Park & Campground https://www.campendium.com/bayport-rv-park-and-campground 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 50: Olympic National Park | RV travel Washington State camping

Duration: 21:00 202

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is a wonderland combining glacial mountains, deep temperate rainforests and stunning pristine Pacific coastlines. Explore it all with us on this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed July 2-5, 2018. CAMPSITES 7 Cedars Casino https://www.campendium.com/7-cedars-casino South Beach Campground https://www.campendium.com/south-beach-campground FOR MORE INFORMATION Frosty Wooldridge http://howtolivealifeofadventure.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 to keep bringing you outdoor adventure […]

Episode 49: Whidbey Island | RV travel Washington State camping

Duration: 5:43 180

We made it to the Pacific Ocean! Explore Washington’s Whidbey Island with us, including World War II gun batteries at Fort Ebey and the quaint seaside hamlet of Coupeville. Filmed June 27-28, 2018. CAMPSITES Fort Ebey State Park https://www.campendium.com/fort-ebey-state-park 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 […]

Episode 48: Eastern Washington and Cascade Mountains | RV travel Washington State camping

Duration: 7:20 198

Travel with us on this episode of Grand Adventure westward along US-2 across Washington State, from the windy wheat fields of eastern Washington across the Cascade Crest. Filmed June 26-27, 2018. CAMPSITES Coulee City Community Park https://www.campendium.com/coulee-city-community-park Money Creek Campground https://www.campendium.com/money-creek-campground 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 […]

Episode 47: Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake | RV travel Montana camping

Duration: 11:28 356

Explore Montana’s Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park, camping with us on Flathead Lake in this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed June 20-24, 2018. CAMPSITE Big Arm State Park https://www.campendium.com/big-arm-state-park 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 […]

Episode 45: Beartooth Highway & Red Lodge | RV travel Montana camping

Duration: 8:00 314

Snow in mid-June? At 11,000 feet, you bet! Travel the famed Beartooth Highway, visit Red Lodge, Montana, and visit an abandoned mine where 74 miners perished, all on this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed June 14-16, 2018. CAMPSITES https://goo.gl/maps/ACzLjWCzVNF2 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 […]

Episode 44: Devil’s Tower & Big Horn Mountains | RV travel Wyoming camping

Duration: 226

Experience RV camping and sightseeing with us through northern Wyoming, including boondocking in Big Horn National Forest and staying at the Rangeland Court RV Park & Motel in Moorcroft, and visiting Devil’s Tower National Monument and the city of Sheridan. Filmed on location June 12-14, 2018. CAMPSITES Rangeland Court RV Park & Motel – Moorcroft, WY: http://www.rtconnect.net/~rangeland/ Our camp in Big Horn National Forest: https://goo.gl/maps/L1HYRS7nVuu GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, […]

Episode 43: Badlands | RV travel South Dakota camping

Duration: 190

Experience RV camping and sightseeing with us through the Badlands of South Dakota, including boondocking at Nomad View, severe thunderstorms, lots of cows, Wall Drug, an unplanned trip to the Laundromat and, of course, Badlands National Park! Filmed on location June 10-12, 2018. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/kqNaD4wcJWs 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 […]

Episode 42: The Black Hills | RV travel South Dakota camping

Duration: 199

Experience RV camping and sightseeing with us through the Black Hills of South Dakota, including camping at Pactola Lake and visiting Custer State Park, Deadwood, Lead, Terry Peak Ski Area, Sturgis, Hill City and Custer. Filmed on location June 7-10, 2018. CAMPSITE Pactola Lake, SD https://www.campendium.com/pactola 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 […]

Episode 41: Do It Now! | RV travel Utah Wyoming South Dakota camping

Duration: 12:27 218

It’s finally here! We hit the road for at least a few months of full-time RVing, heading northeast from Salt Lake City through Wyoming into South Dakota. For a host of reasons explained in this video, we can only advise you: Do It Now! Filmed on location June 5-6, 2018. CAMPSITES Black Beach Campground, Alcova, WY https://www.campendium.com/black-beach Pactola Lake, SD https://www.campendium.com/pactola GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs […]

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

Duration: 4:24 477

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: 16:38 298

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 […]

Episode 38: Boondocking at 10,000 Feet | RV travel Utah camping

Duration: 6:56 224

Before heading out on our full-time RV adventures in early June, we wanted to return to one of our favorite spots close to home for one last camping excursion. Located just to the southeast of the 2002 Winter Olympic venue of Park City, Utah, and 75 minutes from Salt Lake City, the Heber Mountain area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest offers over 100,000 acres of prime RV boondocking at elevations of up to 10,000 feet. Filmed on location May 24-28, […]

Episode 37: Hill Aerospace Museum

Duration: 8:22 199

The Hill Aerospace Museum makes for an excellent educational stop for the whole family while RVing through northern Utah. Founded in 1981 as part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program, this free aviation museum is a 30-acre complex on the grounds of Hill Air Force Base near Ogden housing nearly 100 fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and missiles in two massive indoor hangars and in outdoor displays. Aircraft on exhibit range from the earliest days of flight at the turn […]

Episode 36: “I Quit!” | RV fulltime travel living vlog

Duration: 2:20 274

We’ve decided to take a few months off from life and head out on the road fulltime in our RV! Share our excitement! 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 Grand Adventure store on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/shop/GrandAdventure […]

Ep. 35: Mobile USB Internet Router for Your RV

Duration: 5:44 251

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 34: Rockport State Park | RV Utah camping kayaking

Duration: 7:46 221

Located just a half an hour outside of the 2002 Winter Olympic venue of Park City, and 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, Rockport State Park is a great stopover for RVers wanting to explore the attractions of northern Utah, featuring a beautiful mountain reservoir perfect for camping and kayaking. Filmed on location May 11-13, 2018. FOR MORE INFORMATION Rockport State Park https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/rockport/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee […]

Episode 33: Alta in Spring | Utah RV spring skiing

Duration: 9:22 199

Spring is a special time of year in Alta. Founded in 1938 and having just wrapped up its 80th season this past weekend, Alta is one of the oldest and most storied ski areas in the nation. Steeped in tradition and embracing the soul of skiing, it’s one of only three ski areas left in the U.S. that still prohibit snowboarding on their slopes. It’s this reverence for honored tradition, as well as some of the deepest and lightest snowfall […]

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

Duration: 5:36 292

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 31: Wild Horses & Pony Express Trail | RV Utah boondocking travel

Duration: 9:49 310

Utah’s West Desert comprises a lonely series of mountain ranges and extraordinarily flat valleys, stretching from the Wasatch Front to the Nevada border. It’s home to such curiosities as the original Pony Express route, a herd of wild horses, and the military’s Utah Test & Training Range. Join us as we explore this starkly beautiful area of Utah on Episode 31 of Grand Adventure! FOR MORE INFORMATION Campsite https://goo.gl/maps/87MtVkztpwA2 Pony Express National Historic Trail https://www.blm.gov/visit/pony-express-east-access Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area […]

Episode 30: Top 10 RV Websites

Duration: 17:13 250

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 29: Virgin, Utah

Duration: 10:34 384

Boondocking campsites in and around Virgin, Utah are close to Zion National Park, but that’s hardly their only attraction. You’ll find amazing hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing and scenic beauty thoughout the area, not just inside the Park. Come camping with Grand Adventure to see much of what this desert region of southern Utah has to offer. Filmed on location March 31-April 1, 2018. FOR MORE INFORMATION Campsite https://goo.gl/maps/VaqmGYxiqH82 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly […]

Episode 28: RV-Mounted Grill

Duration: 4:26 275

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 27: Heber Mountain/Duchesne Ridge, Utah

Duration: 5:31 253

The Heber Mountain/Duchesne Ridge area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest comprises over 100,000 acres of prime free boondocking close by both Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. Come along with us on this Kitchen Table Trips episode of Grand Adventure to explore Heber Mountain for your own future camping Grand Adventure! FOR MORE INFORMATION Heber Mountain/Duchesne Ridge campsite details on Campendium: https://www.campendium.com/heber-mountain Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Heber-Kamas Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM): https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5414245.pdf GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created […]

Episode 26: Perfect Camping Coffee

Duration: 7:19 261

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 25: Flaming Gorge

Duration: 7:14 317

Flaming Gorge is a 42,000-acre recreation paradise spanning the Utah/Wyoming border. In the summer it’s a hub of activity including not only world-class fishing and boating, but also swimming, kayaking, hiking, whitewater rafting and, of course, camping. Come explore Flaming Gorge with us on this Kitchen Table Trips episode of Grand Adventure! We’ll find relaxing boondocking along the eastern shore, along with Forest Service campgrounds and even full-hookup RV parks as well. We’ll visit nearby Brown’s Park, one of Butch Cassidy […]

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

Duration: 6:09 254

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 23: Silverton, Colorado

Duration: 6:56 381

Silverton is a quaint, lovingly restored former mining community deep in Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains. Here you’ll find a less spoiled Colorado, where the town’s welcoming Greene Street is surrounded by mining ruins, ghost towns and strikingly beautiful off-road driving. Come explore Silverton with us on this Kitchen Table Trips episode of Grand Adventure! We’ll find relaxing boondocking while camped in the National Forest next to the bubbling waters of Mineral Creek, see the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow […]

Episode 22: 2018 Utah RV Show

Duration: 10:11 246

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 21: Snake River Valley Skiing, Idaho

Duration: 31:01 268

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure! While our RV remains winterized, in this episode we travel the Snake River Valley of southern Idaho on a Grand Adventure snowcat skiing at Soldier Mountain, and lift-served skiing at Pomerelle and Pebble Creek ski areas.  Along the way we visit Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Castle Rocks State Park and City of Rocks National Preserve (including the campground) in Almo, the warm mineral water pools of Lava Hot […]

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

Duration: 3:21 600

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 19: Sun Valley, Idaho

Duration: 274

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this Kitchen Table Trips episode we’re revisiting our July 2017 trip to Sun Valley and Ketchum, in the Sawtooth Mountains of south-central Idaho. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/q11tqdVEYst 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. […]

Episode 18: Simple Satellite TV for Your RV

Duration: 4:39 344

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 17: Telluride, Colorado

Duration: 5:40 284

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we’re revisiting our trip to Telluride, in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado in early September of 2017. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/aNaRXT6KANu 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 […]

Episode 16: A Simple Solar Solution for Your RV

Duration: 4:05 329

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 15: Kanab & Best Friends Animal Sanctuary | Utah RV Travel Camping

Duration: 8:14 261

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we’re in southern Utah, boondocking and sightseeing around Kanab. We’re camping along Hancock Road north of town, between Kanab, Zion National Park and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. We also pay a visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, operated by the largest no-kill shelter organization in the nation. Filmed Nov. 24-25, 2017. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/qh5QG9ufaa52 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly […]

Episode 14: Finding and Refilling Boondocking Water

Duration: 6:09 337

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 […]

Updates: Merry Christmas, Coffee Mug Winner, Channel Plans & Alta Skiing!

Duration: 4:04 300

Join us for a quick update on a powder day at Alta Ski Area in Utah. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, naming our coffee mug giveaway winner, and updating you on plans for our channel through the winter months. Filmed: December 23, 2017 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 […]

Episode 13: Lake Powell & Antelope Canyon

Duration: 19:52 292

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we’re in southern Utah and northern Arizona for a few days of boondocking and sightseeing on either side of the state border, camping on Lone Rock Beach in Big Water, exploring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the lost town of Paria, heading underground in Antelope Canyon, cooking Thanksgiving dinner in the RV, taking a little 4×4 trip to Alstrom Point for stunning views of the lake, and […]

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

Duration: 10:57 369

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 11: Zion National Park

Duration: 18:15 240

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure! In Episode 11 we’re in southern Utah for a few days of boondocking and sightseeing, camping on BLM land near Virgin and visiting Zion National Park. Filmed Nov. 18-21, 2017. CAMPSITE Sheep Bridge Road in Virgin, Utah https://goo.gl/maps/1V9nF4TyKR22 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 […]

Episode 10: Upgrade Your RV Shower

Duration: 6:26 261

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 […]

Grand Adventure coffee mug giveaway!

Duration: 1:00 205

Show the world that you’re a Grand Adventurer! We’re giving away your very own limited Grand Adventure coffee mug! No purchase necessary (even though we don’t sell anything anyway)! Enter here: https://gleam.io/VosQF/grand-adventur… Contest ends 10:59PM 19th December 2017 (Pacific Time (US & Canada)) Entries are limited to the 48 continental U.S. states. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Other terms and conditions may apply. EQUIPMENT Gear used in the filming of […]

Episode 9: Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah

Duration: 12:09 383

Little Sahara is a 64 square-mile expanse of free-moving sand dunes located about 2 hours south-southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, popular with both campers and OHV riders. Filmed Oct. 27-29, 2017. CAMPSITE White Sands Campground (dry camping), Little Sahara Recreation Area – Jericho, Utah. https://goo.gl/maps/gs9uRVUvh7R2 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 […]

Episode 8: How to Winterize Your RV

Duration: 14:41 249

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 7: Bonneville Salt Flats

Duration: 6:50 321

Come along with Grand Adventure to camp at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, one of the most unique land forms in the world. Filmed October 21-22, 2017 at the Bonneville Salt Flats and Silver Island Mountains in Wendover, Utah/Nevada. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/WKheULp4apo 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 […]

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

Duration: 9:09 315

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 5: Lake Mead & Valley of Fire, Nevada

Duration: 8:51 227

Filmed October 5-6, 2017 at Lake Mead and Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. CAMPSITE Stevens Point, part of Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Overton, Nevada https://goo.gl/maps/jsSPUsiGno92 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 Grand […]

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

Duration: 9:57 854

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 […]

Blooper Reel 1

Duration: 0:46 284

Todd Copeland really likes camping…a LOT! Check out Todd’s channel at http://YouTube.com/ToddCopeland Filmed at the Bonneville Salt Flats and in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, October 2017. 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 Grand Adventure […]

Episode 3: Flagstaff/Sedona AZ, Sunset Crater, Wupatki, Grand Canyon

Duration: 10:37 228

Filmed October 2-4, 2017 at various locations across northern Arizona, including (in order of appearance) the Coconino National Forest between Flagstaff and Sedona, Sedona, Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, the Grand Canyon, and Arizona Snowbowl in the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. CAMPSITES Forest Road 535 https://goo.gl/maps/EBwSgWrWCe42 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 […]

Episode 2: Valley of the Gods/Monument Valley/Navajo National Monument

Duration: 10:52 287

Filmed September 30-October 1, 2017 at various locations across Utah and northern Arizona, including (in order of appearance) the Utah Valley, Helper, Hanksville, Lake Powell, the Colorado River, Hite, the Moki Dugway, Valley of the Gods and Mexican Hat (all Utah), plus Monument Valley, Kayenta, the Navajo Nation and Navajo National Monument, all in Arizona. CAMPSITES Valley of the Gods, UT https://goo.gl/maps/6ZTWiRg4ZM52 Navajo National Monument, AZ https://goo.gl/maps/eBdjSfvvDx92 MUSIC All music in this video is sourced from the YouTube Audio Library. […]

Episode 1: San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival

Duration: 8:48 251

In our very first episode of Grand Adventure, join us at the 2017 fall San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival, set along the rim of the Little Grand Canyon in Emery County, Utah September 22-24, 2017. Find out why cyclists attend this festival year after year for the camaraderie, camping at The Wedge, the food, stunning scenery and of course, exhilarating mountain biking. FOR MORE INFORMATION MECCA Mountain Bike Club/San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festivals: http://www.biketheswell.org/ The San Rafael Swell: […]