Glenn’s page about RVing

Welcome to my page where you can learn about some of the RV modifications and travel I’ve done.  For most of my adult life I’ve had an RV of some sort.  Currently Tena and I travel with a 28 foot Cougar fifth wheel towed behind our RAM 3500 diesel.  And for the most part we camp off the grid (no hookups).  Many of the modifications and things we’ve learned have been for this reason.

We bought the Cougar used on December 26, 2017 from Camping World in Burlington, WA.  There was a bit of a process to import the trailer into Canada through the RIV process, nothing really too complicated.  You can contact me if you have any questions, maybe someday I’ll post information about that.  

So the first thing I did when I got home was do what I recommend all of you do regularly especially if you buy a used trailer – read about it here: 5 most important things on your travel trailer / fifth wheel  (bearings, brakes, suspension, tires, & leaks).  In my opinion at least! Some of these you can’t check at the sales lot… so I had to wait until I got home with the trailer. Even on a new trailer some of these parts will need replacement and service surprisingly quick.

Work in progress…  Glenn Dec 30/2021

Trailer Suspension

Most of the trailer built today still use an pretty basic leaf spring suspension. What I think most people don’t realize is that these suspensions are not maintenance free. Parts…

Inverter setup / installation

Our inverter needs are fairly simple when it comes to the amount of power we need. We don’t run a coffee maker, TV, fridge or any other high draw items….

RV water filter

We’ve installed a whole trailer water filtration system from the RV Water Filter Store. When you’re out travelling with the RV and getting your water tank filled up with water…

RV LED lights

I assume any of you buying a newer trailer already have LED lights coming standard now?  So this mainly applies to those of us in an older RV. The first…

Camping off the grid

By camping “off the grid” I just mean camping where there are no electricity, water or sewer hookups. Pretty much what you’d expect in any of BC’s provincial parks –…

Trailer brakes

I mentioned in another post about the first thing I did when I got our trailer home from the dealer was to pull the wheels and hubs to inspect the…

Trailer bearings

When’s the last time you checked or repacked the grease in your wheel bearings? The experts recommend that you repack them once a year or every 12,000km according to my…

Trailer tires

TO DO – pictures of tires. With samples of size, speed rating and date codes. Trailer tires are kind of boring… they just carry the trailer and to a large…