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Jesse A

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  1. Well we left our trailer behind! This video is slightly different, as we take a weekend trip with out our trailer. Headed up to Sequoia National Forest and the Trail of 100 Giants. My parents have had a cabin up in Wofford Heights California for quite a while now and we decided it would make for a great get away. What do you do to get out of your trailer? Do you feel the need to change it up? The Trail of 100 Giants is an absolutely amazing place. There is a small parking lot and in November it was quite busy. For a $5.00 fee you can park, use the toilets and walk the well maintained paved path.
  2. Here we have a little how to video! I am by no means a mechanic, Ill show you my process for the "preform maintenance" light on my 2016 RAM 2500 Cummins turbo diesel. In my opinion it's a fairly simple job, with the research and information provided you can do this service yourself. Saving you a large sum of money, between $350.00-750.00. This project took me roughly 35 minutes and that's with filming. The filter costs $54.00 (linked below), please let me know in the comments if you have any questions!
  3. This video is action packed! RV Living at it's finest, boondocking with friends, beautiful California desert and Prerunning. There's a little bit of everything in this one. We even break our truck! This video is about our journey to meet up with friends at their annual desert trip, Desert Palooza 2019. This event has been going strong for 15 years, out in Jawbone Canyon CA. Along with all of that we show your one of our tips for fueling up with a large rig, give a few more details on our Grill that so many people keep asking about and of course we take you along for the ride while we go desert prerunning. Hope you enjoy the video!
  4. Come along as we explore a few different areas along the 395 HWY in California. Rv living allows us the freedom to travel where ever our hearts, by simply following the weather and maintaining a strong cellular signal. While camping north of Bishop California we head into town to explore there small shops and grab some coffee. The following day we wake up pretty early to make the trek north up the 395 to Ruby Lake Trail Head. The hike ends up being a perfect day hike in an extremely beautiful area. On our drive back to camp/home we decide to hitch up and head south back to Fossil Falls for the night. They have a small campsite that is VERY primitive, but only $6 a night.
  5. We go through our process to finding a free camping. We have been doing this for many years, so for us this seems like a simple thing but we realize there is a lot of information out there. From selecting your state and region. To different land use, apps, and websites that can help you along the way. The point of this video is so that you can learn the process, learn the rules of the land you are camping on and also learn potential hazards/dangers that you could run into. Like driving a 38 foot Toy hauler down a dirt road! Hopefully this brings a good amount of value to you. Thanks for watching!
  6. After having issues with our 5th wheel contacting our trailer we starting looking into all options. The Andersen Ultimate Connection kept catching our eye, this hitch is lighter and stronger than ever! Weighing in at 35 lbs it makes the removal process simple and helps with our payload. With this installation I filmed as much detail as I could while also getting the job done. This hitch helps solve the problem short bed truck owners face, the base pushes the hitching point back 4 inches. Then when you install the coupler depending on your setup and configuration you can gain another 4 inches. We gained 8 inches of clearance, and that has been enough for us. Towing has been great! Let us know your thoughts!
  7. In this video we show you how we converted our standard toy hauler ramp door into a patio/porch. Many of these ramp's come like this from the factory but our 2017 Keystone Carbon did not have that option. So we decided to add it ourselves. We are by no means professionals, this is just a simple way we converted our toy hauler ramp into a patio. Now we have a dual purpose ramp, we can load up our toys and then set it into patio mode. Make sure you use hardware strong enough for you exact trailer and configuration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sChWxAt2mLY
  8. ✶✶✶IN THIS VIDEO✶✶✶ Well we got a new trailer and it's very large. Our first shake down trip didn't go quite as planned, we had many problems. We don't let that get us down, in Big Bear California for the weekend with friends. We do some boondocking near Big Bear. While we are in the area we head over to the Alpine Zoo! They help rehab injured animals and give homes to orphaned one's. 90% of the animals brought in are released back into their natural habitats. We also take some time to visit with a good friend that moved into the area many years ago. He bought a house and has been living his dream, fishing, hunting and snowboarding. Hope you enjoy the video, let us know your thoughts on the new rig and the problems that we encounter.
  9. We got a new rig! We are so excited, it took us a while to make a decision and we finally pulled the trigger, but we did it! Swapping rigs can be quite overwhelming, it's fairly similar to moving in a sticks and bricks but EVERYTHING eventually needs to find it's exact location! With this video we are trying to show you our feelings that came with our process. From getting rid of our original trailer and the memories. To the excitement, hard work, and joy! Please let us know your thoughts, have you switched rigs before?
  10. We are having more fun on the water. Jet skiing, paddle boarding and picking up floating river trash! Pirate Cove Resort is pretty amazing they have everything you could ask for. If you hang around till the end of this video you can see the amazing sunsets the area has to offer. We also give a quick resort summary/ review! Our thoughts on the place, let us know if you have any questions! Hope you enjoy the video!
  11. ✪✪✪In this video✪✪✪ We head to the Colorado River with friends for a long hot weekend. This is a family trip that our friends do every year and we happen to keep getting invited! While we were there the temperatures were ranging from 100-120 degrees! It's safe to say that we had to get a little creative considering that our trailer only has one A/C unit. This video has so much fun packed in, boating, volleyball, swimming and much more.↩ Also stick around till the very end, we save a Prius! From a sand pit, our friends took a wrong turn at night. We ended up going on a rescue mission! Hope you enjoy the video!
  12. We drove all the way across the country for a wedding! Dang we clean up nice, we are ready for wedding festivities. Congratulations Matt and Natalie! The following day we install some Air Lift airbags that are much needed. We hope the bags level the truck, as well as help with chucking. The install is quite simple, especially when you have a garage like my dad's! Hope you enjoy this video, have you installed air bags?
  13. In this video we do a 6 Month recap of living in our RV full-time. There were highs and lows, many highlights and we learnt a lot. Stay tuned to see. 6 month update! We give a recap from our first 6 months of living in a RV full-time. There were highs and lows and memories made. We break the video into 3 categories. 3. Highlights. 2. Lessons learned. 1. Expectations vs reality. Make sure you stick around till the end. Hope you enjoy the video, let us know your thoughts down in the comments!
  14. We do a walk through of the Keystone Carbon 364 Toy Hauler (38' 3 slides). This is pretty significant for us because we have been looking into a new rig for awhile. There have been a few issues that have been adding up with our 2015 Keystone Cougar 313 ril and we thought our stay in our home town of Simi Valley would be a great time to take a look at new rigs. Here's a list of the issues we are having with our current rig. 1. Separate office space. 2. on board generator. 3. Fresh water capacity. 4. Good storage area for our bikes. 5. A place for quests to stay when visiting. 6.Being able to easily walk around the bed. There are a few others things that we have considered also, this is just a walk through. When RVing full-time smaller problems often seem as larger ones, so we figured we should address them as soon as possible. Also buying your first rig is extremely stressful and you can never find everything you want. Hope you enjoy the video!
  15. We pull out of our dispersed camping location near Mammoth Lakes California. It was not too bad getting out of our spot, having a larger 5th wheel we ALWAYS need to be careful of our over head height. While on the drive home we reflect and talk about how we feel about being back. We hit the road in order to see what this country had to offer. Melissa and myself have never left our home town for longer than a couple weeks, this was quite the experience. Returning to our home town of Simi Valley California we have a mixed bag of emotions. Hope you enjoy the video and please stay tuned into to the channel to see what happens with our full-timing lifestyle!!
  16. We checked it out about 1.5 months ago, that place was torn up, super crowded. They now have a 5 day limit in peak season. Unfortunately the internet has taken it's toll.
  17. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is quite amazing, lot's of sage brush and rolling hills. We stop here for a quick night , the higher elevation helps with the extreme summer heat. In the morning we bring the drone up real quick just to take a look around. After 6 months we are finally back in California it's a strange feeling, it's the longest we have ever been away from California and our home town of Simi Valley. We find a great boondocking spot inside Inyo National forest just a 10 minute drive from Mammoth Lakes CA. While we are there for only a week, we get a bit too relaxed with our water supply and end up running out! Hope you enjoy this video!
  18. While boondocking outside of Grand Teton National Park, some of our new friends invite us downhill mountain biking at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Unfortunately we end up taking a wrong turn on our drive to the resort which leads to a huge delay. We show up one hour late and decide that we don't want to spend 70.00 for one hour of riding and rental (Normally it's two hours for 70.00). Instead we get a recommendation from the bike shop to hike up to the top of the ski mountain and take the gondola back down for free. They said if we hurried we could make it before dark! It's an adventure, in the description below Ill include the information about the trail. Hope you enjoy the video!
  19. Boondocking outside Grand Teton National Park has its perks! We have a meet up with multiple full-time families, at the same time we make new friends that happen to be new to full-timing. Ryan and Jeff sold everything in Arizona, bought trailers and moved up to Wyoming to be river float guides on the Snake River. We also reconnect with Kyle Nugent, a full-timer that we met in Maine roughly 2 months earlier! He is traveling the country hitting one baseball field at a time. We happened to stay in touch, told him we would be in the area and he came by! Kyle is an avid fly fisherman and he decided to give me some lessons, but I was only interested in flying the drone! This video is a great one, make sure you watch till the end! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️Hit that subscribe and like button⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  20. We take the journey from Deadwood South Dakota to Wyoming just outside Grand Teton National Park. The drive is quite long and when we arrive we are super tired. While looking for a good camping spot with decent cell phone service, we go down a road we shouldn't have been on with our 5th wheel. Getting out of this area requires a steep uphill rutted road and four wheel drive! The following day I drive into town and reflect on the great dirt road driveways we have had lately! We head over a near by camp to meet some other RVers that we were in touch with on Instagram. This area is absolutely beautiful and might be my favorite place in the country. We are looking forward to exploring the area for the next week! Hope you enjoy the video! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  21. We start out at Mount Rushmore. Neither of us have been before. It's a little bit of a shock to realize how commercialized it is. This National Memorial is massive! Carved in the Black Hills of South Dakota this sculpture is about 60 feet tall. Definitely a sight to see! Then we head over to Keystone, SD which a super cool town. We had so much fun with Jason and Rae talking about RV life that it ended up being a 5 hour lunch at Ruby House Restaurant. This was a pretty big deal for us because these guys were a huge inspiration to us when we started full timing. We are both originally from Simi Valley, California and we thought it was so cool to see someone we knew from real life get out there and start RVing. Very inspirational! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  22. We are in the Black Hills of South Dakota, boondocking for a few nights and doing some hiking. We start off with a hike to the Friendship tower that was created in honor of Theodore Roosevelt. Boondocking in this area is absolutely amazing we are loving the clean air and the beauty. The next day we wake up bight and early to make our hour long drive south to Custer State Park. Its near Mt Rushmore where we end up driving the Needles Hwy to Custer state park. We decide to hike Black Elk Peak formerly know as Harney Peak. The views are endless and it feels great to be back on dirt hiking trails. Hope you enjoy this video! Please feel free to give it a share!
  23. After camping a few days right outside the park we finally venture in, right off the bat we see a large bison. Going further into to the National Park the drive is quite breathtaking. The winding roads, mountains and bright blue skies. We drive through the whole park and end up hiking the Notch Trail, it's short at 1.33 miles but the views are amazing. Back at camp we have an amazing experience with the big horn sheep! They come out of no where and completely surround the whole trailer. Our time at this boondocking spot comes to and end, we carefully take the muddy road out what we call "the secret entrance / exit". It works great and we make it out with no problems, then we have a great drive to our next boondocking spot Northwest of Deadwood South Dakota. Here we plan to hike in Custer State Park, hit Mount Rushmore, visit Deadwood and meet up with friends. Hope you enjoy the vlog, let me know what you think!
  24. We are still boondocking just outside Badlands National Park, after noticing that our bicycles are leaning, with more inspection we realize our trailer bumper is falling off! The trailer bumper is rated for way more weight than we are carrying but we also agree that it is not designed for everyday use. We decide to remove all the weight and load everything through out the trailer and the truck. Has this happened to you? Later that day we finally fly our newly acquired drone! We had a drone gifted to us for free! A couple of our good friends had quite a few drone's and thought we would put it to good use! Thanks Vince and Tim we love it. Obviously it will take a lot of fly time to get really good smooth footage but it's just so much fun. It's an older DJI Phantom 3 Professional, it works perfectly after some long over due updates. Hope you enjoy the Vlog! ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
  25. Wall Drug Store is one of America's most popular roadside attractions.(Tourist trap) While driving through multiple states the billboards start almost 300 miles away. This drug store has almost anything you can think of, cafe, clothing, supplies, boots, camping gear, magnets and anything that you would see at your typical tourist store. After they abruptly closed their doors Melissa and I discuss what we thought about the experience. The next morning Melissa wakes up nice and early to see an absolutely amazing sunrise. ***Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!*** https://www.youtube.com/c/adventureen...
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