Friday Favorites – Doubling our Gray Tank – Valterra Shut Off Waste Valve

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Valterra Shut Off Waste Valve. We mentioned this product in our Tuesday Talk where we discussed our Must Have’s and Nice to Have’s for your first night RVing but we like it so much we thought it deserves it’s own episode! With this valve we double our waste water capacity by equalizing between our gray and black water tanks allowing us to boondock longer. It’s super easy to use and makes Steve’s outdoor tasks a little less shitty 😉


This week’s links:
Valterra Shut Off Valve (Amazon affiliate)

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Friday Favorites – The Best Travel Candle – Archipelago Candles + Giveaway

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite are Archipelago Candles. If you’ve watched our living room tour you know we LOVE candles. These are our current favorite due to how they are made, how lovely they smell and the fact that they are stored in tin which makes them the perfect travel candle.

In honor or skyrocketing past 1000 Subscribers on Youtube this week we’re giving one of these candles away. To win make sure you are a subscriber to our Youtube Channel and comment below this video on Youtube mentioning you would like to be entered to win the candle. You have 48 hours from when this video posted to be entered to win. The lucky winner will win a ???? Candle.

Thank you to all of our subscribers and readers new and old. We really appreciate you guys sharing our journey with us!


This week’s links:
Archipelago Candles

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Friday Favorites – Baking without a Pan – Silicon Cupcake Cups

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite is a set of Silicon Cupcake Cups. Even though we live in a tiny Airstream I still love to bake. The problem is not having enough room for lots of different baking pans. Problem solved with this awesome set of silicon cupcake cups. I use them to bake muffins, cupcakes and cornbread in my normal baking pan. Love these!

Do you have silicon bakeware? Other tips for keeping baking supplies in a small space?


This week’s links:
Silicon Cupcake Cups (Amazon affiliate)

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Friday Favorites – No Slipping or Sliding – Drawer Liner

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite is Drawer Liner. You can find this stuff everywhere from Walmart and Target to Amazon and I’m sure lots of other places. As any RVer will tell you it’s important to keep everything secure will towing your rig (or driving it) down the road. Drawer liner is one great product that we use a lot of different ways.

What about you? Do you use drawer liner in your rig or home? Any suggestions for us on additional ways to use it?


This week’s links:
 Drawer Liner (Amazon affiliate)

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Friday Favorites – Amazon Prime

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Amazon Prime Subscription. Many of you maybe know of or already have Amazon Prime but it is one of our favorite subscriptions. We mostly use it for the free 2-day shipping (sometimes even next day or SAME DAY) but there are so many other benefits! If you’re interested in trying it out we have a link to a 30 Day trial below.

Do you have Amazon Prime? What is your favorite benefit?

This week’s links:
30-Day Trial of Amazon Prime(Amazon affiliate)
Amazon Prime Benefits

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Friday Favorites – How to Watch Football without a TV – the Hauppauge TV Tuner

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Hauppauge TV Tuner. We don’t have a TV in our Airstream but we still want to watch football!!! So we did some research and found the Hauppage TV Tuner. It allows us to watch HDTV from our HD Antenna directly on our laptop. We can even record shows to watch later!

There are a couple of limitations including the fact that it only works for Windows machines and only supports cable networks that broadcast in Clear QAM (which Cox does not). For us these are no big deal since we have a Windows laptop and stream most of our TV. We really want it for those occasions where we want to watch local TV such as Sunday Football! This allows us to get rid of our TV (which we have NEVER used) and still watch football. Best of both worlds.

Like we said in the video we found a better price on this at Best Buy!


This week’s links:
Hauppauge HD Tv Tuner (Amazon affiliate):

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Friday Favorites – Light Up the Night – LED Solar Lights

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite is our HDS LED Solar Powered Christmas Lights which we hang on our awning outside the Airstream. We love how they light up our Airstream home making it glow at night. Plus since they are powered by the sun, they require no power or work from us. Also checkout our cool tip to hang the lights easily and with little effort.


This week’s links:
LED Solar Lights (Amazon affiliate)
Badge Clips (Amazon affiliate)

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Friday Favorites – All Your Questions Answered on RV Forums

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite is RV Discussion Forums and more specifically the Airstream Forums. We love how great the RV community is online. We have learned so much from forums both by reading previous threads and discussions and asking our own questions. We got tips on how to find our leak, what truck to buy, how to estimate how long it takes to get somewhere towing, the best route through California and so much more. If you haven’t utilized forums such as these we highly recommend it!


This week’s links:

Airforums

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Camping RV Patio Product Guide: Our Airstream Outdoor Essentials

Up until a few weeks ago when it got VERY HOT in Southern AZ, we spent the majority of our time outside on our patio. We have our patio setup nicely now and not only is it comfortable and perfect for us, it is also easy to pack up and move to our next site. So we thought we would share our favorite things. If you have any suggestions of anything that might make our setup even more sweet please let us know!

Make sure to check out how we use these products in our Home Tour coming up in Thursday’s Post!!

Now on to the list!

1. Our Grill & Cover

I don’t know what we would do without our grill. We cook the majority of our meals on it now to avoid heating up the Airstream. We love how nicely this folds up and stores in the truck. We have our own folding table for those campsites or boondocking where we have no place to put it. We are going to make a small modification to allow us to hook our grill up to our Airstream’s gas lines in the near future instead of having to keep extra propane tanks. Besides that eventually a wind guard would probably help quite a bit. It can be hard to get the grill to the right temperature and keep it there with pans if it’s windy.

Our fabulous Weber propane grill!Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill

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weber_coverWeber 6550 Vinyl Cover for Weber Baby Q, Q-100 and Q-120 Grills

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tableLifetime 80160 Commercial Height Adjustable Folding Utility Table, 4 Feet, White Granite

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WHAT WE’RE MISSING:

windscreenWindscreen!

2. Our Rocking Chairs

We LOVE our rocking chairs. They are actually very comfortable and sturdy. They have a drink holder which is always useful. Plus they fold flat for east transport in the back of the truck. Steve was sad he didn’t have a rocker inside the Airstream but he’s super happy now that he has a portable one that can go anywhere.

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GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair

3. Our Solar Lights

The main purpose of these lights is to help us find our way home when we’re eventually out wild camping with no street lights. They are completely solar powered and turn on on their own based on ambient lighting. For now they provide a bit of light at night and a LOT of ambiance. We learned a nifty trick from other RVers on how to hang them too. Badge holders like the ones below. We string the lights through the holders and then can clip and unclip them from our awning or other part’s of the Airstream with ease. Cool trick!

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HDS-TEK HDS-LED-W Decorative Solar Powered Christmas Lights 200 LED String Light

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clips

Yueton 50pcs Metal Twill Pattern Badge Clips with PVC Straps, ID Strap Clip Adapter

4. Our Fire Pit

What would camping be without a fire pit? We thought about getting a portable wood burning fire pit but here in AZ most campgrounds have serious restrictions on them because of fire hazards. Gas powered fire pits are almost always allowed though! We were luckily enough to inherit this one from Steve’s parents. They used and loved it for years and so far it’s made our camping experiences so much better! Now you may be wondering what about that campfire smell? We have that solved too! We have a small cast iron pot nestled in the gas fire pit which we fill with different moistened wood chips. They slowly burn giving off delicious smelling smoke. My favorite by far is the maple wood. Yum!

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Propane Gas Fire Ring

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woodchips

J.C.’s Smoking Wood Chips – Variety 4 Pk – 65 Cu Inch Quart Bags of Apple, Wild Black Cherry, Maple & Mulberry

5. Our Decor

It does occasionally get cold here in Southern Arizona and we KNOW it will be cold in other places we camp. So we have decor pieces that also serve as blankets for those chilly nights. We love everything Southwest so we’ve chosen to go with these cool Mexican blankets.

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Yogi Yoga Mexican Bed Blanket – Beautiful, Bright and Comfortable Blankets

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Assorted Decorative Decor (the rest we found and cobbled together to make our patio feel more like home)

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WHAT WE’RE MISSING-> An outdoor carpet that rolls up tightly to fit into a specific storage bay. We have a door mat but a larger carpet would be awesome when wild camping. It would in essence frame our patio.

 

Hope this helps you create a fabulous outdoor experience! Let us know if you have any questions or product recommendations.