Vehicle Mounted Tents for Trucks and SUVs

Vehicle mounted tents for trucks and SUVs

These tents, used to camp anywhere, even when the ground is wet, or when you’re concerned about ground-level insects or animals possibly invading your camp tent, have been on our radar for a while now. They just look so useful.

One of the Rooftop Tent manufacturers has caught our attention for their quality designs, using throughout the tent a combination of high quality poly-cotton fabric, Oxford poly flysheeting, for an overall rigid, water-resistant package that can be mounted easily to roof racks, Thule kits or Rhino roof bars.

For access to these tents by ARB Rooftop Tents, you use a retractable aluminum ladder. What I would probably do is mount a custom shoe box at the top of the ladder, one that could be just clipped into place using gravity. One of the best features of these rooftop tents must be that they stay clean. Only water would hit them, and if you parked under trees, some leaves and twigs (avoid sappy trees, as always!). Whereas with a regular tent you have to constantly clean them.

Fastest Pontoon Boat – Hits 114 mph on the Lake

Pontoon boats generally go up to around 30 miles per hour. That’s the cruising speed for them. But with a little ingenuity, the owner of this one turned up the dials a couple notches, and this has become the world’s fastest pontoon boat, capable of going 114 mph on the surface of a lake. Well beyond highway speeds.

I’m not sure just how choppy this ride would be! I’ve been in boats cruising over the lake, like most people, and it’s a bit of a rough ride at anything over trolling speed really, even with small waves.

A Good RV Cover Can Protect Your Investment

An RV can be the biggest investment a person or family makes, when people are using Luxury Trailers, Motorhomes and Motorcoaches. Even RV truck campers can get up there in price. So we start to think about protecting these investments, so they’ll last a long time, and be in good shape for a long time, and also to retain their resale value if we ever decide to sell. There are a few options for protecting our RVs, whether its a trailer, motorhome, or a camper.

One option is a fabric RV cover. This is definitely the most economical option, but, depending on the RV owner, it could be a hassle putting it on the RV all the time. Even if it takes a few minutes, it could be raining or snowing, but also even just  a few minutes add up over time. What is easier to use is a metal car bay style RV cover. They cost more than fabric, but all you have to drive is drive into them. Just make sure you get the right size. Other things to keep in mind when storing your RV:

– Remove any food that rodents and other pests might be attracted to

– When winter comes, winterize the pipes

– Check all the seals – this is easier than fixing mold and rot

-Lock the doors and windows

Another note: Tires for RVs are important and they can be protected with Rv tire covers. Because tires are expensive, RV tire covers are something a lot of people invest in to protect their more important investment (tires).

Hobby Landhaus RV, a 5-Berth Twin-Axle Fixed-Bed Touring Caravan (rare)

This RV Trailer is like a house on wheels for real, and I guess it should be, since it’s got 5 berths and a lot of house-style features, such as the U-shape lounge seating area in the main part of the trailer, which also converts into a large double bed for increased sleeping capacity.

Conversions don’t stop there, as the side dinette also transforms into another, single, bed. Those are sleeping areas in addition to the roomy bedroom, which is separated from the other parts of the RV with a door.

  • Other features:
  • Casette flushing toilet, sink vanity unit
  • Kitchen equipped with gas cooker, sink and 3 way fridge freezer.
  • Tv & dvd player
  • Tows very well, 1900kg in weight so can be towed with a SUV/ 4×4 car.
  • Galvanised chassis , good brakes and tyres etc ready for the road.
  • Ideal for siting on a caravan park pitch… loads of space inside. Very tidy condition.

A Good RV Cover Can Protect Your Investment

An RV can be the biggest investment a person or family makes, when people are using Luxury Trailers, Motorhomes and Motorcoaches. Even RV truck campers can get up there in price. So we start to think about protecting these investments, so they’ll last a long time, and be in good shape for a long time, and also to retain their resale value if we ever decide to sell. There are a few options for protecting our RVs, whether its a trailer, motorhome, or a camper.

One option is a fabric RV cover. This is definitely the most economical option, but, depending on the RV owner, it could be a hassle putting it on the RV all the time. Even if it takes a few minutes, it could be raining or snowing, but also even just  a few minutes add up over time. What is easier to use is a metal car bay style RV cover. They cost more than fabric, but all you have to drive is drive into them. Just make sure you get the right size. Other things to keep in mind when storing your RV:

– Remove any food that rodents and other pests might be attracted to

– When winter comes, winterize the pipes

– Check all the seals – this is easier than fixing mold and rot

-Lock the doors and windows

Another note: Tires for RVs are important and they can be protected with Rv tire covers. Because tires are expensive, RV tire covers are something a lot of people invest in to protect their more important investment (tires).

Two Old Cheap Shipping Containers transformed into Shipping Container Home with 360 Degree Views

This is a great example of what can be done with old, cheap shipping containers when they’re employed as home construction materials. Here, they used just two shipping containers, although it’s almost hard to believe because the overall impression of the home looks like it’s so much bigger than that, right?

It’s actually one of Fresh Prince’s new Eco Huts, and is intended as a getaway from the busy urban city life to someplace relaxing and surrounded by nature. And in keeping with that, the views from the second story of this shipping container home are great. 360 degrees.

The total of this shipping container home cabin is 150 square feet, and it’s set up for Off-Grid living with comfort, and features a kitchen, a full bathroom with a composting toilet, a nice comfy bed, and large windows to provide views from inside. It’s the Barrington Eco Hut. However, I’ve also seen this attributed to Hideaway Litchfield Supplied. For more shipping container homes, click here, and to see more from Barrington and Hideaway Litchfield Supplied, find them in the Building Homes and Living homes directory.

How to Build a Butterfly House, and have Butterfly visitors all the time

Butterflies are an important part of the environment.Some also control pests, too. For example, the Harvester Butterfly eats aphids in their larval stage. But the main benefits to the environment are as pollinators (when butterflies eat nectar, they hop around, and when they hop around, they accidentally pollinate flowers and plants with their feet. They’re also a food source for other animals.

There are 17,000 species of butterfly, and you can attract them to your yard.

You can attract butterflies to your yard with sunny areas and with a body of shallow water like a bird bath or other container. But you can also build butterfly houses.

Many people have never even seen a butterfly house, so they didn’t even know they could play host to butterflies in this way.

The stand out feature of most About WordPressof these houses is the long vertical slits they have in their feeding face.

You can feed butterfly’s in a butterfly house with things you would otherwise throw away. Butterflies eat nectar usually, but they’ll also devour rotting fruit, like apple cores and pieces of bananas. That’s what you put inside a butterfly house. Park the butterfly house in a sunny spot so they’ll feel like visiting it. The construction of these is very simple, just a box with slits that allow the butterflies to access the food without allowing larger animals the same access! You can also put a small basin of water as part of your butterfly house so they’ll have something to drink.

Pictured houses built by HearthSong, the Homestead Survival, Aquaponic Design, DoItYourself, Duncraft, and Lowe’s Department Store.

Dragonflies Eliminate Mosquitoes – This is how to attract them to your yard

No more bug spray!

And at the same time, no more mosquitoes. How? One way is to find predators for misquotes, such as dragonflies, which are not pests to people but definitely put a crimp in the style of the swarms of needley mosquitoes that plague our back yards every summer!

Dragonflies can eat around 100 mosquitoes per day. And just so you know, it’s dragonfly larvae that have the biggest appetites, so try to have those around your yard if you can. Dragonflies live as larvae for their first two years, and actually they eat just about anything at that stage, in which they spend their time in the water where they hatched.

But how to attract these pretty, useful insects? The number one thing they like is water, particularly one with varying degrees of depth from very shallow to around 2 feet, where they can lay their eggs and get nutrients. But you can also use plants they like to attract them.

Here are three of the top plants: Black Eye Susan, Dwarf Saggitaria, Meadow Sage, Yarrow White Wildflower.

Dragonflies really like stuff sticking up from the water and around it, including plants, where they can perch and rest.

You Can Attract Dragonflies to Your Yard for All-Natural Pest Control, Too