We are Tricia and Trampus and we are going to document our first year as RV Travel Trailer owners. We are so excited for this journey. I (Tricia) am a teacher and Trampus works in sales, so we definitely need some time to destress. We are also parents to two very active little boys and are hoping this will prove to be a wonderful and beneficial experience for all of us. Our chaos level is always high, so no one really knows what being locked in a box with the crazies will bring at each campsite; but it'll be fun no matter what and we are excited to share how it goes! Thank you for checking us out.
Travel is something we love to do. But it's hard to fit in a getaway due to time off and costs. When we lived in SC we spent all of our vacations coming home to see family. Now we live with our family and we have vacation time to ourselves. But with Covid and costs on the rise, it's near impossible to fit in even the simplest of weekend trips. My sister and her family are avid rock climbers - that is NOT us - and purchased a travel trailer right before the world shut down. It was the best investment ever! But here we were stuck at home. I think that's when my husband started looking. I kept asking but never thought he'd be interested. Then one day out of the blue he said, 'let's go look at campers.' What??? OK! And here we are. We had a small window and we opened it right up!
Our goal this year is to see what the Northeast has to offer. We already have week-long trips booked in Maine, upstate NY, and Connecticut. And our plan is to get out on the road at least one weekend a month in between. We will share our journey here.
You need this for your RV and typically they do not come with one. We like this one because of the length and the clear connect so you can see what is coming out of your tank. (affiliate link)
This is a must have - there are lots of types but this is what we went with to start. (affiliate link)
Everyone says this is a must-have so we got it. We looked at every brand out there and found this to have the best reviews. The super Hubs even found a way to store the surge protector INSIDE the wall so it's not left outside to the elements and theft. (affiliate link)
My husband will stop washing dishes if they ever discontinue this product. It's a must have in our house and RV. This is not sponsored but I sure wish it was.
LED strip lights are a must have for the inside of the camper, especially for kids in their bunks. (affiliate link)
Love the keyless entry option for campers. You don't have to worry who has keys when you are out exploring.
When pulling a trailer a rear camera is an absolute must have. Find what's right for your vehicle.
Other key products for traveling in your RV.
We keep this in the camper and one at home. It's so simple, yet works and cleans easily.
These are must have for lightweight easy storage in the camper and at home. There are many to choose from.
We prefer the Camco, it works great and was easy to hook up. Don't trust campsite water. :)
There are so many options out there for travel trailers, 5th wheels, deluxe campers, etc. We found the most important characteristic to look for in an RV was what would work for us. That's right - we looked for what we needed, and wanted, and that would fit our lives right now.
Here we go on our adventure. I loved watching Trampus leave the dealership with our new trailer, because I knew it meant the start of something so much fun for our whole family!
FYI we found our Aspen Trail at Unlimited RV in Prospect, CT. They were very nice to work with.