Basics

Our basics articles feature great reads for beginner RVers, towers and boaters, so you can always be in-the-know and prepared to take on any outdoor adventure with ease. Make the most of every adventure!

  1. Boat Terminology – A Boat Glossary of What You Should Know

    boat terminology

    Boat Terminology – A Boat Glossary of What You Should Know

    If you are new to boating, there is a lot to learn, understand and know! We have made it easy for you to get up to speed with this boat glossary. Welcome aboard!

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  2. What is an Adjustable Trailer Hitch?

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    What is an Adjustable Trailer Hitch?

    Do you tow multiple trailers? Ever wonder if an adjustable trailer hitch ball mount is the right investment? This guide walks through everything you need to know about adjustable hitches, covering the pros, cons, options and more.

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  3. Introducing the Lippert Anti-Lock Braking System

    Lippert Anti-Lock Braking System

    Introducing the Lippert Anti-Lock Braking System

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice RVer or a seasoned pro, we strive to make products that support a safe RVing lifestyle. From slippery road conditions to surge protection, we are constantly researching new and innovative technology to make sure the only thing you have to think about on your travels is making memories. The latest in our RV safety line of products, the Lippert Anti-Lock braking system is a ground-breaking initiative that offers confidence to any driver towing a travel trailer while facing less-than-perfect environmental conditions.  

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  4. Fenders, Bumpers & Buoys — What You Need to Know!

    Boat Fenders, Bumpers, and Buoys

    Fenders, Bumpers & Buoys - What You Need to Know!

    Protecting your boat is important. Find out how fenders, bumpers and buoys can help you from taking on any damage to your boat when docking, mooring, or rafting with other boats.

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  5. What is a 5th Wheel Hitch?

    Learn about 5th wheel hitches

    What is a 5th Wheel Hitch?

    Are you ready to get under the stars with your family? This blog starts with the basics and answers the question: what is a 5th wheel hitch? 

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  6. The Ultimate RV Maintenance Checklist

    Preparing for the RV maintenance checklist

    The Ultimate RV Maintenance Checklist

    Check out our list of RV maintenance tasks that you should perform before your trip, monthly, seasonally and annually if you want to keep your rig in tip-top shape.

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  7. Boat Camping Basics for a Great Outdoor Adventure

    Boat Camping Basics for a Great Outdoor Adventure

    Boat Camping Basics

    Are you looking for your next big outdoor adventure? Boat camping is a fantastic way to enjoy and explore remote and gorgeous areas. Find out the basics of boat camping in our blog.  

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  8. RV Awning Parts Diagram with Definitions

    RV awning installed on a camper

    RV Awning Parts Diagram with Definitions

    Whether you're looking for a new awning or your current one needs replaced, our RV awning parts diagrams, terms and definitions will help you when purchasing a shade solution for your rig.

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  9. The RV Setup & Tear Down Checklist You’ll Want to Keep Handy

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    The RV Setup & Tear Down Checklist You'll Want Handy

    With so many things to remember upon arrival or departure from your campsite, it can be easy to miss crucial steps during setup or tear down. That’s why we created this printable RV setup checklist.

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  10. First Time RV Owner Checklist — How to Test & Prep Your Rig

    First Time RV Owners on the Road

    First Time RV Owner Checklist — How to Test & Prep Your Rig

    This checklist covers important systems on your rig that you should test before your first adventure and makes sure you’re prepared when you arrive at your first campsite. Read more >

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