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Fold Out Laptop Desk

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Much like many 14yo boys, our son’s needs are pretty well-defined and simple. He wanted a place to lay his head, a place to store his stuff and a place to work on his laptop computer. He wasn’t interested in a full-on desk, nor did we really have space for it after we transformed his […]

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How We Replaced Super Ugly Accordion Shades on our RV

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One project that actually proved to be as simple and quick as we’d hoped was replacing the ugly horizontal accordion shades that were original to our 1998 Foretravel. These are the shades that covered the front windshield for privacy and light blocking. They’d put in a number of years of service, but their days were […]

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How to Build a Lightweight Copper Bunk Ladder

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When we had our daughter’s bunk custom built, we needed to come up with a solution for the ladder. We looked at stainless ladders, wood ladders and foldable bunk ladders, but we could not find something that would be non-intrusive, easy to stow and sturdy enough for a growing teen within our price range. Enter […]

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How to Build an Integrated Bunk in an RV

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When we were looking at RVs for our family of four, including two growing teenagers, we considered many differentpotential floor plans. One important priority for us in particular was separation between parents and teens, for …a number of reasons, so a bunkhouse arrangement, which is typically too close for our comfort, was out. While we’d […]

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How to Hide a Catbox on an RV

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Traveling with pets on an RV can be a challenge for a number of reasons, not least of which is the litterbox – not only is it potentially smelly and not pleasant to look at, but often cats want a bit of privacy in doing their business. Wouldn’t you? Cats on Board – Doing their Business Most of […]

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Parental Adventures: Touch Nose and Other Rules

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Any parent, even those of us who have embraced an adventurous life full of new places, people and experiences, has had that “Oh, ****!” moment when you can’t place your eyes on your little (or big) one in a crowded public place. Once they can walk, they can also walk off and suddenly, you’re having that singular […]

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Austin, TX

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  Austin, Texas is an oasis of awesome. The only problem is that it’s surrounded by Texas. heh In Austin, we visited a number of neat places, including: Torchy’s Tacos, a taco place. The Austin Food Truck Court. Chuy’s, a Mexican restaurant. Counter Culture, a vegan restaurant. REI, an outdoor goods chain. The headquarters of Whole […]

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