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How Long Do Sleeping Bags Last? (And Tips to Increase the Lifespan)

If you are into camping or hiking, you’re going to be in the market for a sleeping bag sooner or later. Or you may be evaluating an old sleeping bag, and now you’re wondering how long sleeping bags last. The lifespan of a sleeping bag depends on what sort of fill it has and how …

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Travel Trailer RV Camper Fridge Does Not Cool on Hot Days

This summer was the first summer that we had booked a camping trip out in advance and we experienced above 90 degree temperatures. Unfortunately, these hot temperatures had the refrigerator in our Forest River, Shamrock, 23IKSS travel trailer struggling to keep cool (the freezer had no issues keeping cool). Initially inside the fridge we thought …

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How to Replace Shamrock / Roo Water Heater Anode Rod in RV

It is that spring time of the year again here in Michigan which means its time to get the Shamrock / Roo camper out, de-winterized it and get it all ready for another fun season of camping! In this article we will go through the process of checking and replacing the travel trailers water heater …

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How to Install Swagman Around the Spare Bike Rack on RV

For me, I like to keep the back end of my truck bike free which leaves room for other things such as fire wood, coolers and usually a couple scooters for the girls. This Swagman around the spare tire bike rack was the perfect solution for my travel trailer which is a 23IKSS Shamrock / …

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How to Dewinterize Forest River Shamrock Roo Travel Trailers

The winter is finally over here in Michigan and it is time to get the Forest River Shamrock / Roo travel trailer de-winterize and ready for the season (this particular camper is a 23IKSS). In this guide I’ll show you how to fully de winterize your Shamrock / Roo travel trailer in preparation for what …

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How to Heat Water When Camping (Without a Fire)

Going camping is something that so many people look forward to. When you get the chance to go experience the great outdoors, it’s going to allow you to truly appreciate life. As much as you love nature, you might also still love being able to enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee. People take coffee …

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Are Bears Attracted to Human Urine? (How to Stay Safe While Camping)

Going on a camping trip is something that’s supposed to be a lot of fun. It usually is a great time to go camping, but when you’re camping in an area that is known to have bears, it’s especially important to be careful. If you don’t know a lot about what attracts bears, then you …

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36 Useful Tips for Tent Camping with Energetic Toddlers

Kids of all ages love to be outside…so tent camping with your toddler is the perfect way to introduce him to the outdoors. He’ll be thrilled and excited with all the new sights and sounds. But camping with active little toddlers can sometimes be challenging if you’re not prepared. I’ve put together 36 tips for …

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How to Winterize Forest River Shamrock & Roo Camper w Photos

In this post I included photos and a YouTube video in which I decided to create a how to for the 2016 (and a few years surrounding it) Shamrock or Roo by Forest River on how to winterize the hybrid camper. This hybrid model camper is a 23IKSS Shamrock by Forest River, but others are …

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