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NEW PAGE!

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We've just added a new page to our site to cover all the amazingness that is Cabana Boy! I call it "The Rock'n." CHECK IT OUT! If you have any photos of The Anomaly or Cabana Boy, you can post them on our Facebook page or email them to hunrnrta@gmail.com. We also re-titled our "About" page to " The Roll'n ." I thought it was more appropriate. Peace Out - RNRTA 4 LIFE

FAIL: Our First Night As Trailer Owners

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To start off the new year, I thought I would tell a funny story. This was definitely a FAIL. We searched for our trailer for over a year. I did not want to buy new, but the floorplan and size we were looking for was never in the used market. The new ones would sell like hotcakes. It seemed that the further North we went, the more likely we would be able to find our trailer. We ended up all the way up in Upland, about 120 miles away. Ugh. Once we signed all the paperwork and got hitched up, it was rush hour(s). We hid out at a nearby casino while it died down. By the time we got home, it was late, dark and we were tired.  Rule #1 for trailer ownership: Don't do anything related to the trailer (other than rest inside of it) when you are tired. Nothing good will come of it. We recently had our driveway widened and redone with pavers, mostly so we could park the trailer in the driveway as well as both vehicles. *fake sneezes* Naive! Here's the thing about our driveway, it's on

DIY RV Project: Flex Seal!

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Flex Seal might be my new best friend. Just saying... It's my new duct tape as far as the travel trailer is concerned.  Broken door hook bracket... FLEX SEAL! This stupid little bracket hooks the screen door to the exterior door. When it came loose, I realized what a pain it actually was to have the two separate. The screws were not holding to the door because they didn't really have anything to hold onto in the first place. FLEX SEAL basically glued the bracket to the door and created a base for the screws to use. Haven't had any issues since! Boom! Broken bolt on the stove cover... FLEX SEAL! The bolts holding the stove cover to the hinges are PLASTIC. Once broken it was easy to see how easily material will crack over time and with plenty of movement. I used flex seal because I didn't have anything else and we were boondocking. I didn't want to the glass to rattle and crack. What a pain that would've been. Well, the flex seal broke down over time for this par

DIY RV Project: Fixing Zero Gravity Blinds

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DIY RV Project: Zero Gravity Blinds With all the fun of open and closing and toddler tinkering, our strings were on their final strand. Here are the steps I took to repair our zero gravity blinds, along with a link to the handy YouTube video that guided me through the process. I would've made my own video, but it would have been a Marx Brothers comedy in comparison. Something I'll save for another time.     Above, you will see the issue of the last strand. As I removed the valance, I discovered (as will most removals in our trailer) that the manufacturer took shortcuts on the installation. Instead of installing brackets, they screwed the valance directly to the wall, luck to find a stud, and through the blinds themselves. I'm afraid what I'll find on the next window repair... Once I carefully held the valance away from the blinds, I was able to weasel into the space and remove the blinds from the wall. Here's where the YouTube video comes in handy for the actual rep

How Do You Plan a Road Trip?

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Howdy! It's been a crazy year and definitely one for the books. So long 2020 and hello to 2021!  Upon the return from our last trip, we received enough "How do you plan?" questions, that I felt it was worthy an address on the blog. Especially since it's going to be new trip planning time soon! It all starts late at night with a thought and then muttering as we are falling asleep... "What do you think about going to..." Then the next morning I'm online obsessing about our next destination. I start with Google maps and begin shaping a road trip between home and the destination. Some of the ideas out floating around in the ether are Route 66, Grand Canyon, Disney World, East Coast in the Fall, National Parks, Burning Man (but not Burning Man), weird roadside attractions, etc. Fire Tour 2020 was "What would it be like to take Highway 1 all the way up West coast?" that turned into a friends and family tour. Plus a hunt for Bigfoot through the Redwo

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