Who doesn't want the comforts of home at the campsite? There's always something to make camping more enjoying and comfortable! These are some items that aren't truly necessary to go camping, but definitely make the experience much better.
Have you guys had issues with your weight distribution hitch? We’ve always been a bit paranoid that our hitch wasn’t installed exactly right because the back of our tow vehicle seemed really low and the front looked too lifted. When driving at night our headlights looked like they were on the high beam setting when they were not.
You just picked out your dream camper and now what? You know there are a bunch of accessories and equipment you need to buy in order to successfully go camping with your new camper, but you have no idea where to start! It might seem like a daunting task and overwhelming to figure out what you need. Well, you’ve come to the right place! We compiled a comprehensive list of essential tools and gear so you don’t have to get a headache thinking about it. This list has everything you’ll need to set out on your first amazing camping trip and start creating lasting memories!
Furnishing your camper is like furnishing another home! We pretty much had to buy almost everything we use in our current kitchen, except for supplies for the oven. We wanted good quality items, but didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for everything. We ended up buying most of our stuff on Amazon since you can read reviews on each item and usually Amazon has the best prices. The items below are things we got and are working great thus far.
So, I don’t know about you guys but we had the toughest time attaching our hitch ball into our coupler the first time we hitched up. We kept backing the car in and out to try to match the hitch ball underneath the coupler to see if we can get it to connect, but every time we did we could get the ball in the coupler, but we could not get the lock in place. This was super frustrating and we were at our wits end! At the dealership, when they hitched up, they didn’t really give us any tips or pointers on how to do this easily, they just had us back up our tow vehicle and somehow miraculously the ball went into the coupler and easily locked into place. So for future hitches, I did a little thinking and noticed that when we unhitched the ball would slip out in front of the coupler when the ball was totally released. So this got me thinking to have the ball slightly in front of the opening so that when we do lower our tongue jack the hitch ball would literally be rubbing the front part of the coupler and ultimately getting sucked or pulled into the opening of the coupler. This is kind of hard to explain so I made a quick video demonstrating this so hopefully it’ll make it easier for anyone else who is having issues with this as well.
Before we purchased our camper, we (actually my husband Jake) did a ton of research on campers and what each camper offered. We visited various dealerships and browsed countless online websites as well. After weeks of research, the Rockwood Geo Pro had everything we needed and more! We knew we wanted to do a lot of Boondocking as we have done a lot of dispersed camping or primitive camping with our tent. We learned the best, most scenic camping was at dispersed sites. You just can’t find solitude and peace at a crowded campground. So, we wanted a trailer that could handle going off-road. We were also interested in renewable energy that could power our batteries and not always have to rely on hook ups or a generator. Living in Colorado has its share of crazy weather, so we wanted to be prepared for all kinds of harsh conditions. With all of these things in mind, the Geo Pro was our answer!