How to RV – Setting Up The First Time

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Ever wonder how to RV? Or setting up an RV for the first time? It’s not always straight forward. Is there a particular order that you should setup your trailer? Probably. This how to RV video does a decent job of explaining the various steps and in an order that does make sense to me. A […]

2016 Alberta RV Shows

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Well another camping season is starting. Maybe you’re ready to start reserving sites, maybe just starting to think about summer, or maybe you’re thinking of getting a new RV?  If it’s the new RV you’re looking for, maybe you want to check out this the 2016 RVDA annual RV show? This year there are 3 shows scheduled from late January through […]

2016 Campground Reservation Dates

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I mentioned to my wife just the other day that it’s just about time to start thinking and planning for the 2016 camping season.  We all know that some of our favourite campgrounds can be tricky to reserve at, so here is a quick list of reservation open dates in Alberta. Make sure to mark […]

2015 Alberta RV Shows

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It’s the time of year again when all the new trailer models make their debut and the Recreation Vehicle Dealer Association put on their annual RV shows. This year there are 4 shows scheduled from late January through to the end of February. RV Show Dates January 29 – February 1 – Calgary February 5 […]

Buying a Used Trailer Checklist

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Looking to purchase a new to you trailer? What should you be looking at when you start going to checkout used trailers? Here’s a used trailer checklist I have used in the past which has a number of items that I like to confirm. It’s by no means a complete used trailer checklist and it […]

Camping Checklist

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The Van Orman’s Camping Checklist. Imagine this. It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon, you get off work a little early, throw a couple last minute items into the trailer and head out onto the road.  You’ve beaten the weekend traffic and are relaxing at your favourite campground.  All that remains between you and the perfect weekend is something […]

Easy to make RV Leveling Blocks

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Having your trailer or RV level is important. It not only makes your camping more comfortable it also makes sure your equipment runs well.  An unlevel trailer can actually damage your fridge. So here are the RV leveling blocks that I made.  Leveling your RV or trailer is really straight forward, to level from left […]

About Us 2010

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We are the Van Ormans and we camp. We’ve been camping for a number of years now but it all started when I was young. Growing up my Dad would take me and my brothers backpacking. It was a great way to learn how to enjoy the outdoors. As I grew older I can still […]